Sunday, August 28, 2016

Ralph Lauren Final Clearance 70% Off

Ralph Lauren has started their final clearance sale of the season. Most merchandise is now discounted 70% off. Although this isn't the biggest sale of the season, there are still some great finds. We wouldn't count on them sicking around for very long.

This sale is online only but we usually find that the Ralph Lauren boutique will match prices. It always takes some time and standing around waiting for a manager's authorization. In this instance it might just be easier to shop online. This leather zip jacket is now $300 from almost $1000, a Wimbledon bomber jacket is $200 from $500 and a team USA polo is $60 from $98. We even found this classic black Ricky Bag reduced to $1300 from $2750 and this purple suede version is just $624 from $2250.

Among the men's polos there is a team USA Olympic polo for $70 from $125, a classic polo starts at $35 from $98 and depending on the color and the classic fit Big Pony's start at $44 from $125. There is still a lot of Olympics merchandise but the discount isn't stellar. We will keep a watchful eye on the red, white and blue.

There might be an additional promotion before the sale season officially ends but it won't likely save you very much more money than the current savings. We suggest that you buy what you like now, and don't look back.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

BoConcept Last Call Sale

One of the best parts about taking a summer vacation is coming home and seeing everything around you with a fresh eye. It's this time of year that we always take the inspiration from vacation and begin the home transformation process. BoConcept's Last Call weekend sale couldn't come at a more opportune time.

Left: Sofa was $9,908 and now $8,416 Right: Sofa was $5,789 and now $4,4920
Starting Friday, shoppers can take advantage of huge savings throughout the Denmark-based contemporary furniture store. The sale runs through Monday and takes place at all of the company's NYC stores--Chelsea, Dumbo, Upper East Side and Queens.

On Wednesday, Chelsea store shoppers can receive up to 70% off select floor models and accessories, and free delivery with purchases over $1000. Shoppers can browse the BIG SAVINGS over refreshments and snacks.

BoConcept Stores
Chelsea: 144 W 18th Street
UES: 220 57th Street
Dumbo: 79 Front Street
Queens (Outlet): 138-20 38th Avenue

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Hervé Léger Moving Sale

Hervé Léger is moving its store on Madison Avenue. In honor of the move we are celebrating by taking advantage of amazing markdowns.

Right now, the boutique has two categories of sale merchandise. The first section is filled with dresses and speperates that are all priced from $199 to $699. The rest of the store, which primarily consists of the prior spring and summer collections is reduced 70% to 80% off.

The sale runs through Sunday. Unfortunately, no phone orders are being accepted. So you're going to have to head uptown to restock on your bondage dresses or go online to the sale section. The discounts aren't as plentiful on the website but here is a jacquard dress that's reduced to $402 from $1320 and strapless dress that's $537 from $1790.

Hervé Léger
804 Madison Ave
Hours 10AM–6PM

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

TheOutnet Extra 50% Off

Last month we though TheOutnet was offering great discounts during their annual clearance event. It looks like everything didn't clear out as planned and now the site is offering an EXTRA 50% off already discounted merchandise.

Before you get too hyped, we should warn you that you will need to spend some time digging and sorting. Sizes are spotty and, well, this is the clearance of the clearance. Below is a section of our top picks. The best thing is that you can fill your cart and not max go over budget.

Isabel Marant lace-up sandals $233 from $1165

Roland Mouret black and navy dress $400 from $1765

Mary Katrantzou multicolored skirt $225 from $1290

J.W.Anderson blue, white and gray dress $245 from $1200

Long Rag & Bone denim vest $150 from $600

Vionnet blue blouse $250 from $1425

Mini baby blue Karl Lagerfeld bag $75 from $315

Marni green patent leather sandals $160 from $650

Current/ Elliot grey skinny jeans $50 from $238

Markus Lupfer tee $65 from $275

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Neiman Marcus Gift Card Event

No matter how much we try to resist, there are always a few items we need immediately. Considering sale season is more than three months away, finding a good gift card promotion could be your best (and only) discount option.

Starting Monday,  Neiman Marcus is offering customers up to $300 in gift cards. The gift card incentive breakdown is below.

Spend $500 or more and receive $100
Spend $750 or more and receive $200
  Spend $1000 or more and receive $300

The sale runs online through August 23. The best part is that there are hardly any exclusions and the promotion includes beauty and fragrance items. Just use the code NMAUG at checkout to automatically receive your electronic gift card.

Some fashion pieces never seem to go on sale and others we just refuse to wait for. For example, living another moment without this Brandon Maxwell bustier top would be pure torture.  And we all know the Chloe Drew bag in the sweetest powder pink is never going on sale nor are those Christian Louboutin booties that we completely wore out last year.

Once you get started, it's hard to stop. After all, any incentive is reason enough start the new shopping season.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The IT-It: Fashion Worthy Handbags

New Yorkers are as obsessed with handbags in a way most people are invested with their cars. See, nobody ever sees our cars. So, we don't really care. Our handbags, on the other hand, are representitive of our personal style. After all, some cost more than a small car.

Every season brings a new crop of hot it'bags. Try as you must, it's sometimes hard not to fall for what's destined to become a fashion cliche. In honor of the new season, we've picked an assortment of our favorite bags on the market. We've steered clear of the ubiquitous Birkins and 2.55s and opted for the breathtaking Delvaux Tempête GM satchel and the Blackout bag from Balenciaga, which has no hardware.

Both bags represent an understated luxury but don't sacrifice style. Use the above scroll to see more of our favorite new bags for this season. Just remember, many of the most fashionable woman carry no bag because their Escalade is waiting around the block.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Farfetch Discounts Top 75% Off

Farfetch is known for bringing the world's most popular fashion boutiques, local and emerging designers and brands to a single website. It almost makes us sad that we can shop our favorite Italian boutiques right here in New York. Some might say it takes away the adventure but it's realistic to think that anyone can hop on a plane several times a year and great each new collection from their favorite stores.

One of the other great things about Farfetch is that it makes markdowns available globally. Right now, the site is offering discounts of up to 75% off. We are told this is the last week to take advantage of these steep discounts.

Here's a Dolce & Gabbana dress that's 70% off. Too bad it still comes out $2550.  Then there is this Stella McCartney sleeves shirtdress that's $760 from $2500. Here's a Givenchy Love cardigan that's $740 from $1200. It's really perfect for early Fall. Don't you think? 

One thing that we've noticed is that many American brands are more expensive when sold from foreign stores. We suppose that's what happens when you pay duty twice. Speaking of which, all prices include duty and returns are free for 14 days after your purchase is received.

 What's even cooler, is that Farfetch has click-and-collect service, which allows customers to purchase items online, then pick them up from any of 100 boutiques around the world. Best part, there are no associated shipping charges that can easily become expensive.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Moda Operandi: Last Day of Sale

Moda Operandi is closing out their summer sale. Right now, prices are cut up to 75% off and the options are plentiful. Below is a compilation of some of our favorite sale items. Feel free to scroll through and take advantage of this last dibs opportunity.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Deep Discounts: Chanel, Louboutin, Chloe and Gucci

August is every fashion lover's favorite time of year. All the new collections, patterns, trends and textiles can make you weak in the knees. All the spending can make your wallet ache too.

Fear no more. Luxury 9, midtown's newest discount store has a full assortment of this season's hottest items that are discounted 30% to 50% off retail. Unlike other discount stores, Luxury 9 has plenty of merchandise that just came into stores this month.

We were amazed to find classic Chanel ballet flats that are priced at just $550. They usually range in price from $695 to $950. The store also carries this season's Chloe Faye bag with rainbow patchwork that's reduced to $1840 from $2450 and this Valentino Rockstud zip clutch is $980 from $1395. Our favorite is the Gucci Dionysus Sequin-Embroidered bag that's $3040 from $3800. (Click here to see pictures from inside the store.)

Be sure to check out the assortment of Chanel bags  and men's ties. It might not be this season's collection but it's hard to find discounts on such classic items. Speaking of classic, there are also lots of Celine classics priced at 30% off and a large shipment of new Giuseppe Zanotti shoes priced at 60% off retail.

This store has so much merchandise that you might want block out time so that you can fully appreciate the breadth of fashion that's available. Also, don't be shy to ask for a better price. You might get lucky on some items.

Luxury 9 accepts phone orders and will ship purchases. They will even schedule personal shopping services if you need help finding your way through the designer emporium. All we can say is-- good luck!

Luxury 9
375 Lexington Avenue @ 41st Street
Sunday to Thursday 11am to 8pm
Friday 11am to 6pm
Closed Saturday

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The Fall IT: Backpacks

The thought of getting back to school can make anyone anxious but it's impossible to ignore the fact that teachers are already stocking their classrooms. Aisles are filled with back to school supplies and prudent parents are already tackling their supply lists.

It's prime time to start dissecting the most important item for any child (or adult) heading back to the classroom-- the backpack. Nothing says it's a new school year more loudly than the bright and clean glow of a new backpack. Below is a compilation of some of our favorites. There are a lot of good ones. It's going to be hard to choose.