Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sweaty Betty 20% Off

We will always have an affinity for Lululemon but their sketchy sale practices and strange color combinations have us looking for athletic alternatives. If you're in the same boat, this would be the perfect time to give the Sweaty Betty a run around the block.

The UK-based company, which has stores in Soho and CT, is offering customers 20% off from now until April 21. The promotion is also available online. Prices  for Sweaty Betty fall between Lululemon and Michi NY, with workout capris ranging from $60–$110 and tanks $30–$88. The focus is on gearing up for all types of sweat-- ranging from yoga to running, ski to beach, gym wear to tennis.

Despite cool cloths and interesting style we still think it's best to keep your athletic clothing for Soul Cycle and Core Fusion. After all, you have a closet full of clothing dying for attention.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Soigne K 75% Off

Soigne K opened on Madison Avenue about four years ago and has remained devoted to designers from India and modern takes on the traditional sari. While shopping the specialized boutique, we always find unique and colorful fashion that is wonderful for adding an authentic jolt of unique to your wardrobe.

Of course, we also love the store's markdowns. Right now, the boutique is offering shoppers up to 75% off retail prices. All of the sale items are located in the upstairs level of the boutique. There you will find an assortment of fabulous clothing, outerwear, bags and jewelry. There is even a rack of items that are perfect as Monaco-fabulous coverups.

Some of our favorite pieces include a white coat with black brocade that's priced at $2000 from $4000 and a classic silk white blouse that's $90 from $250. A jacket by Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna is perfect for transitional weather and is a great fashion item for $325 from $850.

If you head over the the boutique's online store you will find some of the same items and a few extras too. Check out this Rinku Dalamal printed hi-lo dress that's $75 from $275 and these red onyx earrings that are $100 from $250.

Our philosophy on Indian-inspired clothing is: when in doubt, wear it to the beach!

Soinge K
717 Madison Ave
(212) 486-2890

Saks Friends and Family

The Saks Fifth Avenue Friends & Family sale is scheduled to start on Saturday, April 19 and run until April 28. We hear that sales associates have already started preselling merchandise in the store. Online shoppers can use the code FRNFAM at checkout.

The very loosely defined friends and family sale will be 25% off clothing, shoes and accessories. The discount on jewelry is 20% off. Every season this promotion becomes more popular and the list of brand exclusions get longer. We will post the list of exclusions when it becomes available.

We usually like to use the discount to shop for items already on sale.  This Sachin + Babi dress will come to about $140 from $450 and this colorful DVF snakeskin print top will come to about $60 from almost $200. That's really not too far off from a sample sale price.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Shopbop Friends & Family Now

The Shopbop friends and family is scheduled to begin at 7:30am, on Tuesday. The discount is 25% off  site-wide. We suggest you log on early. The site actually crashed during the last friends and family because of all the traffic.

As with most of these types of promotional sales, some of the most upscale designer brands are excluded.  You can click on the jump to see a full list of exclusions. 

In the meantime, we suggest you start your shopping in the 60% off department and work your way back. (Merchandise discounted 70% is final sale, and we tend to avoid online shopping if backsies are not allowed.) Don't forget, summer is around the corner and are plotting to stack dozens of colorful bracelets up the arm all season long.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hervé Léger 80% Off

The cherry blossoms in Central Park are starting to bloom, which means it's officially spring. Time to shed the bulk and slink into something a bit, ahem, more body conscious. How about a classic Hervé Léger for a great price?
Designer discounter, Amuze just launched their Hervé Léger sale where the designer's feminine and glamours dresses are reduced up to 70% off. We suggest you jump on this sale right away because inventory is very slim. While you're shopping, be sure to check out the site's other great designer sales. The site has some gorgeous Oscar de la Renta and Marni clothing, shoes, bags and accessories reduced 80%.

The site also has daily designer deals where one item is reduced a ridiculous amount. Past daily deals have ranged from Tom Ford shoes to YSL bags and Alexander Mcqueen clutches. Many times, items are reduced 90% off the retail price.

The best part is that all the items on the site are always authentic and brand new. Use the code madavespy for free shipping. It's addictive, don't say we didn't warn you!

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Chanel Shoes 50% Off at Bloomingdales

Although it's a bit late in the season to be shopping for cold weather fashion, we will always welcome Chanel when it's on sale. Right now, the Bloomingdales on 59th Street has a small assortment of Chanel shoes reduced 50% off.

Among the sale items are thigh-high boots (no chains) reduced to about $1600 from $3275 and low boots with blue died pony hair are $1175 from $2350. There is also gray lace-up booties that are now $750 from $1500 and basic flats for $400 from $795. We suggest trying to snag some of these sale items with other timely promotions, which can bring down the price to create a significant deal.

Outside the Chanel selection these are lots of other past season shoes with significant markdowns. Black Fendi booties are $450 from $900, Prada flats fare $350 from $690 and Gucci pumps are $200 from $540. You can click on the jump page to see a pictures of our shoe scout.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Rebecca Taylor Friends & Family Sale

Rebecca Taylor is hosting a friends and family sale where all merchandise is 25% off. The sale runs through Monday and can be used online with the code RTSPRINGFF14.

One of our favorite pieces in the summer collection is a cap sleeve dress with lace incerts and nail heads. The weekend promotion will save you about $150 off the $600 price tag. If you're looking for something more affordable, check out the sale section. A leather tee with grommets comes to $292 from $650, a piped cap-sleeve dress is $178 from almost $400 and a blouse with floral sheer inverts is $125 from $275.

It's always great to use these friends and family sales to snag an item you've been eyeing. Just remember that this is hardly a first markdown. The promotion is much better used on items already on sale.

Rebecca Taylor
980 Madison Avenue @77th Street

Fabergé's Million Dollar Easter Egg Hunt

New York is a one-of-a-kind type of place. It's no wonder that us city dwellers are so drawn towards the unique and the rare. Who can forget the colorful Cows that decorated our city in 2000 or The Gates by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, in Central Park, in 2005?

This year, we have been graced with Fabergé's Big Egg Hunt, which consists of hundreds of individually created eggs by the world's leading artists, designers and creatives. Participating egg artists include Jeff Koons, Tracey Emin, Zaha Hadid, Marc Quinn, Bruce Weber and Peter Beard. There are also eggs by style icons such as Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Carolina Herrera, Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta and Diane von Furstenberg.

New Yorkers (and visitors) are encouraged to track down the decorative eggs using The Big Egg Hunt app. Participants will all be eligible to win one of three specially designed Fabergé egg pendants, which consist of gold. diamonds and colored stones. Each necklace has a value of more than $46,000. (You can also purchase these pendants at the Fabergé Madison Avenue boutique.)

The best part of this event, however, is that all the artistically designed eggs are being auctioned off through Southeby's and a corresponding online auction on Paddle8. All proceeds from the egg sales will benefit Elephant Family and Studio in a School.

Right now, the online egg auction is already attracting substantial bids. The Jeff Koons egg is up to $360,000, the Zaha Hadid egg is up to $31,000 and the last Ralph Lauren egg bid was $5000. Do you think the Koons egg will hit $1 million? The artist's orange balloon dog sold for $58.4 million last year. Considering, $1 million for the egg could be a steal.

We encourage you to watch the auction as many eggs haven't been big on at all. Starting bids are just $500. This can be a great opportunity to purchase a truly one-of-a-kind New York experience and help others. The auction closes on April 22.

Take note, that all of the eggs will be brought together to display at Rockefeller Center (The Nest) from April 22 to April 25. We are sure that it will be quite a unique experience to see all of the eggs together in once place before they go to their respective homes. (Click on the jump link to see 15 of our favorite egg photos, with NY as the backdrop, of course. Which is your favorite?)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Designer Slipper Chairs at MSK Boutique

Slipper chairs were once used by Victorian ladies while “slipping” on their shoes. Today, these versatile little chairs can be found by fireside, next to a cocktail table, tucked into boudoirs or dressing rooms.
If you're looking to find that special one-of-a-kind chair or pair-of-chairs for a great price, we suggest you shop the Society Boutique--formerly The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Thrift Shop. Inside, you will find a variety of designer chairs for great prices and, of course, all proceeds benefit a wonderful organization.

This afternoon, we peaked into the Third Avenue "Society Boutique" to see what styles remained. We found a satin tufted chair with jeweled insets designed by Guy Clark for $1300 from a suggested retail price of $2600, a pair of tweed chairs with a tufted back by Stephen Sills Associates is $1625 for the pair from $3600and an armed chair with a wood frame, designed by Thom Filicia for Sedgwick & Brattle is $1300 from $2600.

We suggest that you stop by this sale soon. The slipper chairs are scheduled skip town on Thursday but we have a hunch that the seats will be there until they are all sold. That means there may be price "flexibility" once the sale formally ends. You can click on the jump to see more of what's available from the slipper chair sale.

The Society Boutique- MSK Thrift Shop
Through Thursday, April 10
10am to 6pm
1440 Third Avenue (between 81st and 82nd Streets)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Rag & Bone Half-Off

Rag & Bone is hosting an online sale were an assortment of merchandise is half-off. It's hard to tell from what season the sale section is from but there seems to be a deal fitting for almost anyone. There's even a full range of sale items for men.

Over here, we found a classic Rag & Bone black leather moto jacket that's now $850 from $1695. These printed silk pants are season-perfect for right now and are priced at $175 from $350 and the coordinating, sheer chiffon, shirt is $145 from $290. Get this, we just styled an awesome new outfit for less than the retail price of the leather jacket. You can consider that, three for less than the price of one!

While browsing the sale collection, take note of the denim section. There is a nice assortment of jeans priced at about $100, which seems rather reasonable these days. Take note, that these sale items are final sale. It's probably best if you are certain of your Rag & Bone size before ordering.