High fashion and high drama have been on trend throughout Dukes of Melrose's freshman season, and Wednesday's two-part finale (9/8c, Bravo) is no exception. "It's been a wild ride this season," says Christos Garkinos, co-owner of Los Angeles' Decades boutique, along with Cameron Silver. On-screen, the vintage luxury store has opened its doors to an eclectic celebrity clientele, and on the finale funny girl Sandra Bernhard is on the search for the perfect dress.
The business partners travel just in time for New York City's elite Met Ball, and have a jam-packed agenda on the east coast — consulting an Andy Warhol-era socialite, visiting a model's closet for a style visit and dressing actress Jennifer Tilly for her Broadway debut. But the trip goes from hot to not quicker than a New York minute when half a million dollars of merchandise goes missing. And of course, a fight breaks out between the dueling duo.
Luckily, fashion is Silver's specialty, not fighting, and he proves just that by selling a vintage item for $24,000, adding to the impromptu success of their near disastrous Manhattan pop-up shop. Adds Garkinos, "There's no place like New York City for the dukes' grand finale!"
Wrapping up the episode, back in L.A., Garkinos and Silver discuss the state of their partnership. You'll have to catch the finale to watch what happens, but for now, check out this exclusive clip: