Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer Weekend Wearhouse Sale

Summer shopping can be difficult, especially when the weather is nice and the beach is calling. One-stop-shopping is the way to go. Wearhouse, in Great Neck, is the premier destination for fantastic designer merchandise for amazing prices.

Starting Sunday, the boutique is hosting a huge sale where Naeem Khan, M. Missoni, Valentino and Red Valentino will be discounted from 50% to 70% off. The massive retail space is essentially a designer outlet with all the furnishings of a high-end boutique. There are helpful salespeople and even a tailor on premises. This is the place you go to find real couture pieces for elaborate events, a demure cocktail dresses, polished work attire and even some elevated casual wear.

We suggest you take inventory of your upcoming social calendar and plan appropriately. Who wouldn't rather have real Valentino than a designer imposter from Zara? Keep an eye out for a great selection of eye-popping Rockstud shoes and bags, which we find nearly irresistible. (Unfortunately, the closet does not always agree.)

You can click through to see some of the amazing pieces that can be found at Wearhouse. The best part is that phone orders and shipping are available. So, you might not even need to take your feet out of the pool to get the designer items you've been lusting after.

Wearhouse Clearance Sale
Sunday, June 24 through Tuesday, June 26
Sunday 10am-5pm & Monday & Tues 9:30am-6pm
8 Hicks Lane
Great Neck, NY

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Weekend Shopping: The Best of Sale

It's the first official weekend of Summer and we are just beginning to understand where we left off last year. We are just starting to understand what we truly want versus what we actually need. Third markdowns are still another few weeks away. Now is the perfect time to buy what you need now.

Below are some items we are stalking. One must remember: Nobody can have everything! (Even if you try.)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Chanel Sale Update: Jewelry, Scarves & Bloomies

Chanel's first markdown becomes official on Thursday but lustful shoppers might be out of luck if they didn't take advantage of presale. We are told that availability is already running low at many of our local stores.

Don't worry, we contacted our informants and did some investigating. Over in this link, you can find lots of pictures of additional Chanel sale jewelry, shoes, scarves and even a bag. (There is a little inside secret about buying Chanel necklaces. If you're looking for a great price opt for a belt, they are usually much less expensive and often look great as a when worn around the neck.)

From what we can tell, we would suggest contacting a salesperson at Bloomingdales if you are still on a shoe hunt. You can also contact various out-of-town department store Chanel sales associates. We included some of our contacts below the post. Click back to our previous Chanel presale post and a prior post about how Chanel will proceed with sales at their boutiques.

Bergdorf Goodman: Jose 646-689-5601
Hirshleifers: Tova 516-627-3566
Barneys: Joseph 212-833-2092
Saks Fifth Avenue: Marjorie 646-552-7292
Jeffery NYC: Michelle 212-206-1272

Monday, June 18, 2018

The Eye-Roll Trend Awards of 2018

It's barely Summer and some trends already have us clawing at our eyeballs. Sometimes fashion becomes more than a uniform than a creative outlet. This season is no exception. Below are some of the items that will induce the most eye-rolling, along with some fresh alternatives. We apologize in advance if you have already purchased any of this merchandise. If they have been a consideration, we suggest you opt out.

Eye Roll bag of 2018
Cult Gaia
Alternative: Vintage Dior logo print bag

Eye Roll sunglasses of 2018
Adam Selman- Le Specs
Alternative: Calvin Klein round frames

Eye Roll print of 2018
Rainbow and unicorn everything
Alternative: Khaki

Eye Roll shoes of 2018
Balenciaga Triple S
Alternative: Jacquemus heels

Eye Roll hat of 2018
Panama hat
Alternative: Sun visor

Eye Roll brand of 2018
Alternative: Prada

Valentino's VLTN Collection 40% Off

The Internet is full of discounters but very few sites offer the designer merchandise you really want at great prices. Amuze is a true exception. This online designer boutique just launched a sale of brand new Valentino bags that we've never seen on sale.

Over this way, you will find the newest VLTN collection and other rarely discounted Valentino bags reduced by 40%. Here is a VLTN studded black tote discounted to $1995 from nearly $2900. The same style bag comes in white and a black & white combination. The best part is that you can use the code Lila5 at checkout to save an additional 5% off your purchase, which will partly defray the expense of NYC sales tax.

Other bags that are in the sale include, a cross body studded camera bag that's $950 from $1640 and a crossbody Rockstud hobo is $1595 from $2375. You can click over this way to see the entire selection of discounted Valentino bags.

While you're shopping on Amuze, we suggest that you also check out the men's Ferragamo sale. Classic crown bit loafers are discounted to $395 from $660, oxford lace-ups are $450 from $750 and this moccasin is $600 from $995.

Everything on the Amuze site is guaranteed authentic and can be shipped worldwide. The best merchandise, like those VLTN bags, tend to go very fast. We suggest you get clicking and don't forget to use the code Lila5 to save an additional 5% off your total purchase.

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Chanel Presale Begins Now-- Barneys and Bergdof Pics Added

Details about the Chanel markdown are coming in slowly we are told that Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, and Saks will begin presale on Monday. The Chanel markdown should officially go public on Thursday. Chanel boutiques are not hosting any discounts this season but are instead holding unsold merchandise until next year.


Bloomingdales and Barneys are offering a discount of 40% and the markdown at Saks and Bergdorf Goodman is be 30%.  Below is a selection of Chanel shoes that will be on sale at Saks, Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman. It's safe to assume the sale selection will be about the same at every store.

The markdown, this season, only includes shoes, fashion jewelry, and scarves. For now, we only have information about what shoes will be included in the markdown.

The second price cut usually comes very quickly but it's hard to anticipate exactly when it will occur because of all the changes this season. We will continue to update this post and add pictures as more information becomes available from Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman.

Saks Fifth Avenue: Marjorie 646-552-7292 
Bloomingdales: Dean 646-537-5995
Bergdorf Goodman: CJ 347-229-6159
Barneys: Joseph 212-833-2092

Friday, June 15, 2018

Markdown Sale Cheat Sheet: Online Stores

The weather is finally starting to sync with the calendar date. The forecast for this weekend is beach perfect, which means time is better spent outside than inside stores.

BarneysSaks, and Bergdorf Goodman all took their second markdowns and are offering customers savings up to 60% off. Outside Manhattan, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom are offering similar discounts.

Those shopping online will find much wider pricing disparities. For this reason, we put together a handy cheat sheet that includes Net-A-Porter, Moda Operandi, and MatchesFashion.  Discounts span up to 70% off but you might notice that some of the most highly reduced items are over a year old.  MyTheresa will take another big price cut on Monday-- stay tuned.

For now, please feel free to reference our online discount guide and browse some the best sale items of the season. The discounts we quote below are where you will find the majority of the best sale merchandise, even if markdowns span higher.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

It's Official: Net-A-Porter 2nd Markdown 70% Off

It's exactly a week later than last year, but the mystery is over. Net-A-Porter took its second markdown this morning. The sale includes further reductions with discounts up to 70% off.

Bags tend to go very quickly once the markdown tops 50%. This Off-White tote is reduced 60% off and comes to $510 from $1275. This peach Rocksanda tote is $720 from $1820 and this Valentino studded saddle bag reduced to $1187 from $2375. There are also a few Balenciaga styles available for 50% off.

The bulk of the shoe section is reduced to 60% off. We suggest you start browsing immediately. Sizes are disappearing as we scroll through the pages. Take note, that an item isn't held in even if it's placed in your cart.

We know it's crazy but we are in love with these Vetements x Valentino pumps from this past winter. They are still a bit pricey but love knows no value. An interesting heel is the fashion statement of the Summer. You can go with this JW Anderson rolled heel or this Marco de Vincenzo sandal that's reduced 60%. These Prada rubber slides are great for around the pool and come to just $262 from $655.

From the clothing, we spotted this lace top from SEA that's reduced 70% and comes to $88 from nearly $300. This Dodo Bar Or dress is $196 from $490, a ruffled dress from SEA is $194 from almost $500 and a frayed mini-denim skirt from Alexander Wang is $177 from almost $300. We also really love this red mini denim skirt from Alexa Chung and it's only $102 from $205.

We suspect that the discounts will get even better as the month progresses. Just try not to get too greedy. It's not worth waiting save 10% and missing the opportunity to buy something you've wanted.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Best of MatchesFashion 60% Off

Since we've been trolling the same department stores over and over, we thought we would look outside our most frequent haunts. MatchesFashion has discounts up to 60% off and a selection of items that we haven't seen everywhere (or anywhere) in Manhattan.

Some of the interesting items we found that are discounted 60% off are these Balenciaga 'Hotel Slides' that are reduced to $260 from $650. There are also Knife pumps discounted the same amount and still available in almost all sizes. This is the first time we noticed this clamp belt and it's reduced $275 from $550. Check out these Chloe flatform sandals, which are reduced to $260 from $650.

The site has some Prada merchandise that's also reduced by 60%.  Over this way, are low-heel mules with an oversized buckle for $356 from nearly $900. Some of the other interesting items we found are this gingham sleeveless top with cherry embroidery from Bliss & Mischief for $134 from $335, an Off-White camo parka is $884 from over $2200, a shirtdress from Blouse is $194 from $485 and satin slides from The Row are $312 from $780.

Be careful when shopping Matches, many items are not reduced as low as they are at other retailers. On the flip side, that means that the stuff you want isn't sold out. It's always a worth stalking.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Saks Fifth Avenue 2nd Markdown (Gucci Bags)

Sale season started about a week early this season. Most every other local department store has already taken a second cut on prices. Saks Fifth Avenue was the only neighborhood holdout, well, until today.

Right now, you can save up to 60% off at Saks. The best deals are in the handbag department, where purses are reduced an extra 25% off the first cut, which brings the total discount to 55% on most items. The sale selection is pretty similar as to what you would see most everywhere else. There is a tower of Valentino white Rockstud bags. (We have pictures of the Valentino bags that are for sale at the Saks Flagship here.) This pink metallic Valentino wasn't marked down at every store but can be snagged at Saks for $2677 from $2800.

There is also an assortment of Balenciaga suspects -- buyers seem to have been a bit over enthusiastic about the brand. Here is a link to the Balenciaga City Blackout ($2550 from $3000), which is always one of our favorite styles because it fits a 15" laptop and is very light.  Over this way, we were surprised to find a Gucci Supreme logo hobo style bag reduced to $939 from $1790. There are a few more online. You can check out the whole Gucci sale selection over here.

Upstairs in the shoe department, a lot of the best style shoes are selling out. We saw these Fendi pearl flats in a few sizes reduced to $472 from $900.  Here they are in a heel or a sock-boot. These Gucci espadrilles are under $280 from $630. These Jimmy Choo cork wedge sandals are a steal for $200 from $450 and Manolo Hangisi Berk-style sandals are $500 from $1100. You can see pictures from inside the Saks shoe sale over here but we think that the online selection and prices might even be better than what we found at the store.

The markdown on clothing is a little all-over-the-place. Most of the fanciest European designer clothing is an additional 25% off, which brings the total discount to about 50% off. More contemporary clothing is reduced by an additional 30% off, which brings that savings to about 60% off.  The most attractive items, however, were only reduced by 40%!!??

This floral print maxi silk dress from No.21 is divine but is only available in limited sizes, even in the store. It's reduced to $639 from nearly $1000. This MSGM ruffled dress mini-dress also caught our eye but it needs to be worn with a thick belt or else the exaggerated ruffles will make you look wide. It's just $210 from $525. We even happen to like it in the yellow.

You can click over this way to see pictures of everything (or most everything) we saw at the store today. Last year, the third markdown happened on June 28. We are not sure what to expect considering that Saks seems to be setting its own schedule this year and not minding its neighbors. We. Will. See...