NEW YORK — A Giorgio Armani trunk show at Bloomingdale’s flagship Monday and Tuesday took in $868,000 in orders, beating the designer’s best previous trunk show performance at the store: $600,000 a year ago.
“The customers loved the chenilles,” said Kal Ruttenstein, Bloomingdale’s senior vice president of fashion direction. “We have all kinds of chenilles on order,” he noted.
From Armani’s fall Black Label collection, 19 chenille double-breasted herringbone suits with round peak lapels and slim pants, priced at $2,430, and 18 pin-dot chenille, single-breasted jackets, priced at $1,290, were sold.
Also sold were 14 V-neck chenille jackets with tucked lapels, $1,415; 11 matching skirts, $450, and 16 classic trousers, $650.
The icing on the cake: another $100,000 in sales Tuesday from Armani’s pre-fall line on the selling floor.