Monday, November 16, 2009

Pumps & Pleats: Pasarela is priced to please!

Story and photos by Michèle De Meglio

Recessionistas follow one rule of thumb — all trendy apparel and accessories must be purchased at wallet-friendly prices.

A trip to Pasarela on Kings Highway proved that the boutique carries of-the-moment fashions that won’t bust your budget.

One of the biggest trends this fall is stud details. (Pumps & Pleats definitely approves!) Jump on the hardware bandwagon with a pair of black skinny jeans with matching onyx studs on the back pockets for $75. I need those!

A perfect companion for the studs is a leather jacket. Pasarela carries a short jacket inspired by the classic peacoat shape but modernized with asymmetrical zippers. For a tough retro style, grab the leather motorcycle jacket by Paper Doll. I’m game!

Complete the look with a black tote with gold hardware ($69) that can be folded and worn crossbody. Recessionistas love versatility.

Footwear is also reasonably priced at Pasarela. Take a look at the sneaker section for ultra trendy high-tops in red, gold lamé and leopard print — they’re 30 percent off!

More “sole” savings can be found in the back of the shop.

For $25, you can be the proud owner of knee-high UGG look-alikes. These affordable babies follow the classic design of the sheepskin boots but offer rock star edge thanks to embroidered hearts and flames and various sayings like, “Pride.” These loud boots are perfect for attention seekers!

The savings continue in the back of the shop with numerous tables piled high with tops and pants for 10, 20, 30, 40 and even 50 percent off!

One table is loaded with graphic T-shirts in bright colors and, in some cases, offering portraits of celebrities. Would you rather wear Rihanna or Kate Moss? Hmm.

Here’s a simple choice — a pair of straight-leg blue jeans for just $10 or a pair of wide-leg blue jeans for just $10? A true recessionista would buy both!

Pasarela is located at 1208 Kings Highway. For hours call 718-336-7005.

Michèle De Meglio is a native Brooklynite addicted to all things chic. Check out Pumps & Pleats each week for more adventures as she scours the borough for fab duds and accessories.


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