Marni Collection opens in Prague’s Myselbek- Review of top choices to make shopping easier.
The Czech Republic had a “preview” sale yesterday which was by invite only. Here is the quickest review you will ever read about a collection, in the unwavering hope that it will help you make a decision about whether or not you should visit Myselbek today and through the weekend.
Dresses: silk dresses (the ones in the campaign) are not lined so please keep this in mind should you go with a more neutral color- It will require you to purchase a slip (preferably silk as well.) The darker colors you should be able to get away with not wearing a slip and everyone seeing your “goods”.
Tunics- Silk- really wonderful though some of the sewing was a bit erratic. Cotton was not my favorite and didn’t “lay” well on the body. The geometric designs and shape are modern and the fabric has movement. If there are any left grab one.
Shorts- surprisingly I loved the PJ style shorts when I finally tried them on in the fitting room (after waiting 20minutes in line). The neutral color was nice even on my pale skin and the designs were quirky and fun.
Skirts- Another one of my favorites- a steal at around 1400CZK for a brocaded skirt. Thought the pleating in the front added a dimension to the skirt I wish it would have gone around to the back. Silk collection not lined. (sigh)
Trousers/Pants- comfortable PJ style bottoms that were effortlessly chic. The brocaded trousers are wonderful as well and can be easily dressed up or down depending upon shoes and top- easy to mix and match into your wardrobe.
Shirts/blouses- silk/cotton cardigan and v-neck shirts were the biggest winner in my book. They are chic, easy to wear, and by far the best deal out of the collection. If you are going to buy anything than I highly recommend getting your hands on these!
Jackets- (sigh) overpriced though loved the material and they were lined. I suppose I just can’t fathom spending the equivalent of $210USD for a jacket/coat from H&M.
Accessories- earrings are clip-ons (shame really), bracelets were nice, necklaces took the cake, purses were the same old hat but much more expensive than the usual H&M counterpart, and shoes were lovely and were similar in price to Bata or Humanic.
**Over all- opening was crowded with hoards of Marni-fanatics stuffing their “shopping” bags full of clothes in different sizes. One girl we saw had three shopping bags filled to the brim with the same styles- apparently she was concerned that her size would be gone should she go back upstairs. The silks were nice but the cotton tunics and shirts were 1st year sewing. The accessories were creative and interesting and I believe that you could get a lot of wear out of them. Far and away my favorites were the silk tops, silk skirts or brocaded skirt, and the silk shorts/trousers. If you have the patience to stand in line… do so you won’t be disappointed**