Fashion merchandise often takes the name of its designer, unlike newborn babies, who often take the name of their corporate sponsors. Sport well-named threads with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of designer apparel and accessories at Italy Direct.
Italy Direct purveys a large selection of chic apparel produced by top-tier designers from the globe's boot-shaped fashion mecca. Shoppers can sharpen their wardrobes or construct dazzling scarecrows with stylish dress shirts by Valentino ($89), Versace ($129) and Canali ($149). Meanwhile, colorful ties ($20) and sleek belts ($49) can add fashionable finishing touches to Sartoria suits ($349). Italy Direct’s knowledgeable staff of style gurus can help couture-craving men and women select the perfect ensemble for work, nights on the town, or black-tie Civil War reenactments. The store is open seven days from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m., but shoppers can visit earlier or later by appointment.