For the last three years, Karelle Levy has been working out of her ArtCenter space on Lincoln Road creating her fashion line, KRELwear. The designer — who weaves together her own fabrics — is gearing up to make a move to her own studio space early next year and is hoping to do so with very few boxes.
“I’m trying to get rid of as much as humanly possible — even my new stuff that I’ve been making in the last month. Everything is either 50 percent off or 75 percent off, so like hot shorts, which are usually one of my top sellers, are usually $120 are now $30,” says the artist.
Looking up to figure out some imaginary numbers, Levy laughs and says, “It’s all just really good deals. I’m just trying to clean house, because the less I move with the happier I am. But also, it’s a great opportunity for all the people that love my stuff that can’t afford it to just take advantage.”
Levy has plans to open her own boutique in Little Haiti in 2016. Next door to her new space is MADE at the Citadel, Guiccivuitton, and the Mindy Solomon Gallery. “Already that strip is ‘happening,’” comments Levy with air quotes, “so it’s really exciting to move to the new soon-to-be happening spot.”
New Times visited Levy's studio space to get a taste of the sale. Although the entire studio is 50 to 75 percent off, the fashion designer says anyone can walk in on Friday or Saturday and just make her an offer (perfect for any last minute Halloween costume needs). Here’s a glimpse of what you can snag from the KRELwear moving out sale this week.
The famous hot shorts. Originally $120 with 75 percent off.
This gorgeous hand-knit scarf. Goes for $300 with 75 percent off.
Known for her round stitching technique, this top is a classic KRELwear piece. $40 with 50 percent off.
Protect your head during a Miami winter with this cozy hat; $80 with 75 percent off.
We're not sure what to call this pink pom-pom creation, but snag it for 75 percent off $850.
Throughout the store, there are buckets filled with knick-knacks where you can find things from hats, to scarves, to leg-warmers — all ranging anywhere between $10 to $40 with an additional 50 percent off.
Need new custom made curtains for your apartment? These go for $500 with 75 percent off and come in different sizes.
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There's even something you can get the kids: these weird-looking dolls stuffed with fabric remnants; $40 with 50 percent off.
KRELwear Mega Sale
Happening now until Saturday, October 31, at ArtCenter, 924 Lincoln Road #102. Store hours are noon to 6 p.m. Appointments accepted. Call 305-528-2755 or email email@example.com.