Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Ghost on Bond St.: Hurry! $25 Jeans!

I have walked by, but never into Ghost on Bond St. But when one of my friendly stringers just informed me of their "we're closing sale" going on through the end of January, I decided I had to check it out.

Most of the rayon, unstructured, flowy dresses, skirts and tops are not really my style, but $25 designer jeans are! I tried on three different pairs and settled on the ones pictured below (the last ones of their kind). You need to get yourself in there and buy some. I found the "stretchy" ones much more comfortable than the "rigid" pair, however I think I liked the "rigid" denim better. I bought the stretchies (I must be getting old.)

I asked why they were closing, and can't really remember what the answer was because I was so mortally stunned by the following exchange:

Me: "Are you closing because the rents in this neighborhood are skyrocketing?"
Salesdude: "No, it's really cheap down here. Like Sixteen."
Me: "Sixteen hundred?"
Salesdude: "No, sixteen thousand."
Me: "A year?"
Salesdude: "No, a MONTH. It's retail!"

I should probably move to Idaho, because there is no way on earth that I could ever understand that $16,000 A MONTH is considered CHEAP. Oh good lord.

2 comments:

anna said...

Hi,

I am desperate to replace my old Ghost jeans that I got 1 and 1/2 years ago. I can't believe I did not buy two pairs but who knew I would love them so much.

I live in Montreal, Canada and can't find them anywhere.

Is the store still open? If it is can you get me some. I will even pay you. I wear a size 28 or 29, I will take either and in black or denim or both.

I hope the company has not folded!!! I wish I were in London!!

Anna

El Ess said...

Sorry anna - this sale was LAST year, and I believe the store closed for good. At least that was my understanding at the time and I have not come across another in the US since - they may still exist elsewhere, however!