A. Kate sold 56% of her company to Neiman Marcus, so I guess the indie web site is a goner. You can now buy her goods online from Neiman's
A. Good choice! If you're in L.A., there's a freestanding Vivienne Tam boutique in West Hollywood - 8603 Sunset Blvd., 310-289-8501 You could probably give them a call and see if they have what you need. You might also need to contact the showroom in NY to find alternative retailers that carry what you're looking for. That number is 212-840-6470.
Mark Wong Nark
A. Read more about Mark Wong Nark by designer Tom Mark. As for whether you got ripped off on the dress -- hard to say, but if you love it, who cares, right?
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