Ambria Miscia

Ambria explains why taking damaged goods just isn't something Second Time Around can do.

on Nov 26, 2011

The Valentino mystery was a great example of the kinds of issues we deal with every day. The pictures can confuse us -- was it from a bolt of the designer’s fabric or is it an actual piece? Obviously, having no label is a good first indicator, but doesn’t necessarily mean it is not designer. Having Keni come in was a good reminder to us that the stitching really tells you everything. It was poorly sewn, which indicates that the Valentino seamstresses absolutely did not make it. However, the fabric was so lovely and unique that Tara was willing to raise the price higher than if it had not had the picture of the actual Valentino dress with the same material.