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Armani Wells

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Men's Resale Boutique

By Suzanne O'Connor

Armani WellsArmani WellsMen’s high-end resale boutiques are a rare commodity. Happily we have one of the very best right here, Armani Wells. This Valley staple has been selling higher end men’s designer apparel for 60%-85% below retail for over 15 years. Catering to entertainment industry insiders, owner Claudia Wells selects only the best in higher end apparel. Using her discriminating taste and cutting edge fashion sense, she quickly pulls unique items for her clients and helps them develop their perfect look. Full service at bargain pricing… very cool!

The longevity of the store has a lot to do with the both the quality and the sought after designers available here. Devin Michaels, Haupt, Versus, Brooks Brothers, Burberry, Yves St. Laurent, Ralph Lauren, by Bally, Bruno Magli, DeFabrizio, Fred Hayman, Hero’s, Calderone, Kenneth Cole, Giann Franco Ferre, Versace, Armani, Piattelli, Fellini are some that I found in sporting goods and shoes. The suit and sport jacket collection had Gucci, Prada, Calvin Klein, Black label Armani, Zanella, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabana, Ermengildo Zegna, Daniel Gremeux and along with Claudi’s new high-end Italian suit line The Claudia Wells collection. Everything here is either new, near new or in mint resale condition.

Like all resale stores, there’s a lot of “one-of-a-kind”. But there is enough selection here to fit any size (34 short to 52 long) and any style (conservative to hip). Nothing here is cheap, but the bargains are simply outstanding.

An Yves St Laurent finely tanned lambskin jacket retails for $1100. But here it was $275. A Neiman Marcus cashmere argyle sweater was $85 instead of $400. An outrageous Jean Paul Gautier dress jacket was priced at $385 instead of the original $2500. A Giann Franco Ferre suit was also a steal at $385 considering new its $2300. A Barney’s New York button down shirt was only $38. A Canali 3 piece suit was $475. Retail would have run you over $1200. A Reyn Spooner Hawaiian shirt was $55. I am particularly enthusiastic by owner Claudia Wells suit line. Beautifully tailored super 120 Italian wool, these suit would go for $1200-$1500 in the better stores. Here you can buy direct from the designer at $425.

This tiny store is packed with goodies. The basics are as abundant as the accessories including ties, vest, belts, hats, and scarves. Armani Wells is a one stop shop for stylish guys who like to look great and keep most of their paycheck in the bank.

One of Our Best Bargains!

Armani Wells
12404 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604.
(818) 985-5899

Mon 12-5
Tues-Sat 11-6
Sunday 11-5
Open later or earlier, by appointment

Street and rear parking

Video interview about her past….ooooo

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