Monday, March 19, 2018

Last Chance: Red Valentino & Valentino Up to 80% Off

It's still freezing outside but, technically, Spring starts on Tuesday. To celebrate the new season, Global Fashions is offering one more  shopping opportunity before it closes it's doors to the public. The exclusive importer of Red Valentino and Valentino has agreed to give Mad-Spy readers two more days of access to its showroom.

The discounts are the same as the last sale; Clothing is 80% off and shoes and handbags are reduced 70% off. We noticed that many items were restocked from the last sale but also some new standouts.

Among the new assortment, we found a hot pink and camo Rockstud bag for about $700 from $2300, a cross body bright pink rocketed bag is $390 from $1295 and a camo makeup pouch is only $150 from nearly $500. Click over to browse pictures.

Bags and shoes are always the main draw, but we had amazing luck when sorting through the racks of Valentino stock and samples. A wool-cashmere blend Valentino trench-style coat with a Rockstud belt is $1400 from nearly $7000. (Someone please buy it so that I don't have to.) A Red Valentino brocade coat is only $140 from $700 and comes in black or green. (I prefer the green but you can't go wrong with the black.) A perfectly demure camisole $90 from $395 (it will go great alone with jeans or pants or under a blazer or sweater.) A blush Valentino leather jacket with black lace accents is $1400 from $7435. (It's a Valentino classic.) Pictures of these items and more are straight this way.

The sale also has a great assortment of clothing, shoes and backpacks for men. We were especially taken with a Valentino black trench with black stud detailing that comes to $800 from $3950. It's really editorial perfection.

This is the last time Global Fashions will allow customers into their showroom for the season. The sale will only run for two days. Sizes and stock are limited. Don't miss this opportunity for amazing fashion at incredible prices.

Global Fashions Last Chance
Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21
Tues & Wed 9am-6pm
49 West 38th Street

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

LN-CC Discount's 60%: Gucci, YSL, Fendi, Vetements

LN-CC, which is based in Florence, has started to become a regular surfing destination. The site has a wonderful editorial-like curation and the merchandise is not what you would find on a normal mass market consumer site. The best part of the site is that the sale merchandise is scouted even more. Right now you can save an extra 20% off great brands like Gucci, Saint Laurent, Vetements, Ellery and Jacquemus when using the code FINAL20.

Over this way we found this ruffled Ellery top already discounted 70%. After the promotional discount it's just $100 from $440. A Saint Laurent Betty Boop tee is $280 from $780, a Gucci bomber with floral decals is $900 from $2250, a Fendi coat is about $800 from $2140 and we really love this Vetements sweatshirt but it's still $680.

Check out this wide-brim sun hat from Kreuzzz that's $150 from $410. Here are Acme booties with a white heel that come to about $300 from $740 and those famous Nikki Saint Laurent boots (the $10,000 style without the crystals) are $600 from $1485.

The sale selection for men is just as good. Browsing the site is really like taking a walk through a wonderfully curated European boutique. Don't forget to say thank you (or damn you) once you're as hooked as we are.

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Outnet's Extra Discounts 85% Off

We recently reported that The Outnet was clearing out old merchandise in a online blowout sale. Today, the sale got even better and additional discounts bring some items to nearly 85% off retail. For an extra15% off sale prices, use the code FURTHERS at checkout.

There wasn't much when the sale started but it looks like  many items were just recently added to the sale. Some the new standouts include, a Balmain dress for $500 from $2000, an Edie Parker bag for $330 from $1600 and a white Cushnie et Oches gown for $300 from $3300. Prada high boots for $390 from $2160 feel like a no-brainer.

The bulk of our purchase was among the in-house brand, Iris & Inc. We have always admired the quality and we just couldn't resist once accounted for the discount upon discount. You can never go wrong with leather pants. The Iris & Inc leather stretch pants come in black, blue and red and are under $200 each. This cold-scolder top is only $35 from $100 and this cashmere turtleneck is under $100.

Take note, everything is final sale and not returnable. The clearance event will end on Monday, March 19th at 6pm est. The next big OutNet clearance sale usually takes place in July.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Yoox Clearance Hits 80% Off

It's amazing that Yoox bought Net-a-Porter and hasn't engaged that expertise to ease the shopping experience. Shopping on Yoox is a disaster. There is just too much merchandise. Sorting is difficult at times and understanding the pricing structure is nearly impossible.

Nonetheless, the site does offer some great deals from time-to-time. Well, this is the time. Since Yoox is Italian we always like to start out searching for the Italian designers. We found this red Miu Miu dress reduced to about $300 from $1400, a tweed Miu Mia skirt is $80 from $640 and ankle boots are $190 from $590.

Among the Prada assortment there is this plaid skirt that's $330 from $1450, another skirt with silver piping (which I have and love) is $180 from $1350 and this mini-dress is $400 from $1550. Check out this adorable Valentino mini-dress, which is just $650 from $2400 and this iconic valance print dress is $600 from $3300.

Moving across the EU, there is a Comme des Garcons belted coat for $460 from $1800, Maison Margiela ankle boots are about $100 from $690 and a dramatic Yohji Yamamoto hat is $300 from $1305. Clearly, it's easiest to sort the 1600 pages of product by designer and then by size.

Take note, this sale will only run for one day and ends March 15. We don't see these extra 25% off Yoox sales too often. We wish they offered that discount more frequently. On another note, we've noticed that the site will email you a code if you leave an item in your 'Dream Box' for a few days.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Forzieri Warehouse Sale 90% Off

European online luxury store, Forzieri is hosting a warehouse sale where many items are reduced 90% off after a 20% off promotional discount. Just enter the code ETR20 to engage the additional discount.

The sale includes an assortment of great designer shoes, accessories and home decor items for men and women. Among the most heavily reduced sale items are lots of shoes from Balmain, Pucci, Moschino and Oscar de la Renta. Balmain suede ankle boots are $270 from almost $1119, print Moschino ankle boots are $225 from nearly $920 and Nicholas Kirkwood heels are $250 from $780.

Surprisingly enough, there are a considerable amount of bags that are also highly reduced. This Rocksanda geometric clutch is $270 from $815, an Olympia Le-Tan 'Murder Book' bag is $700 from almost $2170, a Pucci shoulder bag is $510 from $1578. This JW Anderson, Pierce bag isn't as reduced but $800 from $1450 isn't bad.

There is usually one more markdown before the end of the season but the promotion discount goes away. We would suggest making a purchase now because time will only lead to more sell outs.

Monday, March 12, 2018

New Arrivals: RedValentino & Valentino Up to 80% Off

Another impending snow storm makes Spring shopping seem a little less sunny but you are not going to want to miss this flash-sale opportunity from Global Fashions. The exclusive importer of RedValentino and Valentino has agreed to give Mad-Spy readers access to its showroom for two days only.

Once escorted upstairs, shoppers will find a variety of deeply discounted new Spring arrivals. Clothing is 80% off and shoes and handbags are reduced to 70% off. Some of the highlights include, raspberry Rockstud heels that are reduced to $360 from $1195 and classic black flats are about the same price. You can see pictures from inside the showroom right here.

A 'MyRockstud Top Handle' bag with butterflies is incredibly beautiful and timeless. After the discount it comes to about $1100 from $3795 and a classic Rockstud Glam with a camo print is about $750 from $2495. Pictures are right this way.

The full-line Valentino is always beautiful but we found ourselves especially drawn to the RedValentino because of it's great Spring style and affordability-- especially at 80% off. You can truly build a gorgeous wardrobe off these racks and it won't cost you much more than Zara!

We fell in love with a rainbow lace dress that comes to $250 from $1220, a classic dainty jacket with scallop print detail is $160 from $795 and a perforated summer dress is just $180. You really can't beat that. There are also plenty of RedValentino bags and shoes priced at 70% off retail. There are pictures here.

This is the first time Global Fashions has allowed customers into their showroom to shop from their most current season. The sale will only run for two days. Sizes and stock are limited. Don't let a little snow slow you down.

Global Fashions New Arrivals
Tuesday, March 13 though Wednesday, March 14
Tues &  Wed 9am-6pm
49 West 38th Street

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Saks Private Surprise Sale: 70% Off Valentino, Moncler & Baleniaga

It's technically not a sale season but it appears as if retailers are quietly liquidating leftover merchandise online. Saks Fifth Avenue is running a 72-hour private flash sale where you can save 70% on designer labels. You need to use this link to view the sale.

Over this way, we found a Moncler shearling coat that is reduced to $2000 from $6500 and over this way is a velvet quilted style that's $500 from $1145. There is actually a better assortment of men's Moncler styles but the discounts aren't as high. (We suggest keeping an eye on those.)

Other designer standouts include this Valentino floral print dress that's $1500 from $5000, a Fendi bell-sleeve dress is $700 from $2450, a Vetements puffer is $1000 and change from $3039 and this RedValentino studded leather jacket feels like a steal at $800 from $2700.

This sale will only run through Monday, March 12. We assume there will be similar promotions in the future but we don't know when. We were actually surprised by the generous markdowns and the number of viable purchase options. If only we didn't have to choose!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The It-It: Spring Slingbacks

Every season requires a new shoe trend. After all, if there weren't a new shoe, there would be nothing for us to buy. For Spring, we are going crazy for the classic slingback. You know, those pointy toe shoes with an open heel.

This season, the most fashionable variety features a low or kitten heel and a pointed toe. The trend started when Dior's slingbacks hit the Spring 2017 runway. Their ladylike pointed toes and contemporary "J'ADIOR"-branded ribbons made them a huge hit among the fashion set. The $895 slingbacks have become a staple of the fashion house and haven't officially been put on sale. We scored a pair from this eBay seller for about $700.

Another seasonal highlight is the Prada slingback for $750. We might like them even better than the Dior for it's utilitarian feel. The two-tone combination is a perfect way to slide into spring. We are hoping to snag a pair during the first markdown but we are worried because sizes are already selling out.

Manolo Blahnik ($755) always offers a classic slingback. The best part is that they are comfortable to wear for 10 to 15 hours. You can't say that about most other shoes. Nicholas Kirkwood ($795) is another designer that offers a notoriously comfortable slingback option. We would be remiss to omit Louboutin ($795), which is always a classic beauty.

If you're looking for a higher heel, Saint Laurent ($645) is your answer. We especially love the white. Vetements offers a version that is architecturally beautiful but very pricey at $1150. The Loewe slingback ($890) features an 'egg' built into the heel and Aquazzura has a jeweled style for $895.

As you can see, there is no shortage of slingbacks from which to choose. Actually, choosing just one will prove to be the harder undertaking.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The OutNet Disappoints Even at 85% Off

Twice a year, The Outnet cleans out it's designer closet with blowout prices. Surprise! The sale started today and the discounts range up to 85% off.


There aren't as many temptations as usual, which is a good thing for our wallets. Some of the splurge possibilities include this ruffled Balmain skirt that's $700 from $4600, a long coat from Calvin Klein collection is $582 from $3883 and a Haider Ackermann leather bomber jacket is $540 from $3574.

There are so many shoes that it's best just to sort by your size. If you're a size 9 go for these Francesco Russo lattice patterned ankle boots that are $200 from $1350, Sergio Rossi suede ankle boots are a size 7 and come to just $123 or loafers from The Row are $188 from $1250. Last year, we found a large assortment of Christian Louboutin. No such luck this time around.

There are essentially no bags in the sale and accessories options are limited. We usually love this sale but, this year, it's kind of a bust. It might be worth some digging as part of a snowy day activity but we have an empty basket even after two hours of looking.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Neiman Marcus Begins Extra Discounts 85% Off

Yesterday, we reported that Bergdorf Goodman was running an online promotion where discounted merchandise was an additional 20% off. It's no surprise that Neiman Marcus wouldn't be undersold by it's little sister and started a similar promotion today.

The thing is that the selection is entirely different at Neiman Marcus. As a matter of fact, there are many more designer options available from the parent company. Over here is a dramatic Givenchy peplum tunic that's only $300 from $1500. A Narciso Rodriguez double-face cashmere duster is $600 from $3000, a Thierry Mugler high-slit skirt is $216 from $1080 and a summery Brandon Maxwell mini-dress is $480 from $1400.

Among the shoes we found Balenciaga logo print low boots for $300 from $945 and Thomas Maier fur slides are $464 from $450.

This promotion will run through Saturday, March 10. We might see a series of these extra discount promotions in the coming weeks but it's unlikely new merchandise will be added and size availability is already running low. It's probably not a good idea to take a pass on something you might really want.