SIMILAR PUCCI SWIMWEAR STYLES: AVAILABLE

Retailing (ON SALE) now for over $300.00 at The Room and $99.00 (REGULAR PRICE) at Winners. Both located on Granville Street in Vancouver British Columbia. 

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On Friday afternoon last week while conducting Fashion-Retail-Market-Research I stumbled across Pucci Swimwear on sale at The Room located at the Hudsons Bay on Granville street. I asked the sales girl in that section how much their Pucci swimwear was retailing for and she stated that it had been marked down recently to roughly $350.00 not including tax.

WINNERS: 300-798 GRANVILLE ST VANCOUVER BRITISH COLUMBIA

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The day before I had seen two full racks of Pucci bikinis and one-piece swimsuits retailing for $99.00 (Full Price) at the Winners pictured here located two blocks away from The Room on Robson and Granville Street. I happily relayed my research findings to the sales lady.

The Sales Lady at The Room  told me that the Pucci swimwear I had seen retailing for $99.00 at Winners was most likely “last years styles”. Although this response could technically be correct it is somewhat misleading to consumers. Anyone with some knowledge of the history of Pucci would be quick to question the relevance of this observation.

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The iconic prints that the Pucci brand is famous for have been in 

production since 1947

, the year Emilio Pucci’s design house was founded.

Vogue 

magazine first profiled his creative designs in 1951. Lastly, Pucci swimwear was first featured in the mass media in 2003 when German Vogue dressed a model in a 

HOODED PUCCI SWIMSUIT

 for their cover. Due to the highly iconic nature of Pucci prints it is really not that important what year most PUCCI SWIMWEAR garment’s came into production.  With the exception of the odd outlier there are few easily observable aesthetic changes in that particular product category.


Angela Krewnchuk is the founder of METROLIVINGZINE.COM. Prior to starting METROLIVINGZINE.COM Ms Krewenchuk was the Fashion Anthropologist fashion reporter at Retail Insider. Angela was born and raised in Vancouver BC and often jokes about having “webbed feet” due to its rainy climate. Thus far she has managed to successfully resist the Hunter Wellies trend and demonstrates no signs of caving in the near future.  Angela has a lifelong passion for all fashion, lifestyle, and artistic artifacts of design. Ms Krewenchuk is constantly researching the high and low retail landscape and the street sidewalks and back alleys for signs of emergent lifestyle trends. Photography: Sylvester Law /http://www.ssylvesterphotography.com/contact.html, Photo Edits: Cliff Vestegaard / cliff_vestergaard@hotmail.com
Angela Krewnchuk is the founder of METROLIVINGZINE.COM. Prior to starting METROLIVINGZINE.COM Ms Krewenchuk was the Fashion Anthropologist fashion reporter at Retail Insider. Angela was born and raised in Vancouver BC and often jokes about having “webbed feet” due to its rainy climate. Thus far she has managed to successfully resist the Hunter Wellies trend and demonstrates no signs of caving in the near future.  Angela has a lifelong passion for all fashion, lifestyle, and artistic artifacts of design. Ms Krewenchuk is constantly researching the high and low retail landscape and the street sidewalks and back alleys for signs of emergent lifestyle trends. Photography: Sylvester Law /http://www.ssylvesterphotography.com/contact.html, Photo Edits: Cliff Vestegaard / cliff_vestergaard@hotmail.com