The Odyssey

— Thu, 30th October 2008 —

Century 21 isn’t so much a discount department store as it is the setting for a classic odyssey tale with treacherous obstacles to be overcome like the sea of downtown commuters barricading its entrances, the hordes of tourist shoppers ravaging its first floor, and the seductively unfamiliar brand names intent on luring you off course to sartorial wastelands…

But, typical of such adventures, safe passage yields a bounty of spoils — in this case a fine selection of winter coats (towards the the back of the Mezzanine level) all priced well below retail:

Behold this black 3/4 Yves Saint Laurent beauty for a mere $400 (No, we couldn’t find anything wrong with it) –
Another 3/4 beauty by Ralph Lauren Black Label for $600 –
A surprisingly well-constructed John Varvatos U.S.A. 3/4 for $400 –
And this Stone Island down jacket for just $350 –

Century 21 – 22 Cortlandt St between Church & Broadway – 212-227-9092 – Map

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