Thursday, February 14, 2019

Inside Global Fashions Pre-Spring Sale (+Pics)

We are all just getting over the heartbreak and disappointment of Valentine's Day but there is a reason why retail therapy is a highly recommended component of psychotherapy. (It is? Right?) A good sale heavily aids any recovery process. Throw in a few designer names, some hot shoes and handbags and you have a formula for instant mental wellness.

Global Fashions is offering just the right cocktail for any heartbreak or inner fulfillment. Starting Monday, you will be able to shop a variety of Stuart Weitzman shoes, boots and sandals at 72% off retail. The sale will also include M. Missoni accessories and other Italian designer shoes and bags, which will be reduced 72% off. Clothing markdowns will range from 70% to 80% off retail.

During a sale preview, we spotted these Stuart Weitzman nude sandals that just came into stores for $128 from $455, stretch stain low boots are $161 from $575 and studded high stretch boots are $223 from $798. We also saw limited sizes of Highlands, Tielands, and Midlands. You can click over this way to see pictures.

The selection doesn't end there. We also found a great assortment of Valentino designer handbags. A pink and burgundy color blocked bag is only $642 from $2295, a gorgeous black-on-black Rockstud tote is $740 from $2645 and a mini-Rockstud single is $526 from $1880. Click for pics.

Sweetheart gifts are always nice but these sales are a great opportunity to fill your wardrobe with some serious fashion at killer prices. We are crazy for this a camel color Valentino military-inspired jacket that's 80% off or $900 from $4490 and silk tunic is about $300 from $1490. Red Valentino is discounted 75% and a sunny yellow lace dress comes to about $250 from $950 and a ruffled trench is the same price. You can click over and see pictures.

Remember, to mark your calendar because the sale starts on Monday and will only run for three days. We are told that there won't be restocking and you can expect those Stuart Weitzman shoes and cute pink bags to go very quickly.

Global Fashions Pre-Spring Sale
Monday, February 18 through Wednesday, February 20
9am-6pm daily
49 W. 38th Street btwn 5th & 6th (Main floor)

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Shop375 Launches: Discounted Chanel, Dior, Fendi & More

The occupation of Fashion Spy has its perks. One of the highlights is getting discounts on even the newest and most wanted items of the season. For years, Shop375 has been my personal secret source on getting current season Chanel, Fendi, and Balenciaga.

You wouldn't believe the number of things I've amassed from the Shop375.  After years and years of requests, Shop375 is giving us the best Valentines day gift we can imagine and launching its online store to the public. Right now, you can save 20% on just-in-stores Chanel shoes. We already put dibs on these Chanel leather espidrilles that are $635 from a retail price of $795.

The discounts on Dior are even better. Classic Dior slingbacks are never found on sale but are discounted 20% here and you can also apply a 10% off code when you register with the site. This Dior leather mini shoulder bag is $1895 from $4525 and a gorgous matte studded Lady Dior bag is $3395 from $4900. The site also has a Fendi/Fila Kan I for $1995 from $2690 and 85mm classic Christian Louboutin pumps are $500 from $700.

You will also find a great assortment of streetwear for both men and woman. There are selections from Amiri, Stone Island, and Marcelo Burlon. Men will also be thrilled to score Canali suits for 60% off and Cucinelli for 70% off.

The site just publically launched today and is running a giveaway on a Goyard wallet. We would suggest entering to win and bookmarking the site for frequent stalking. I got a sneak peek of what's to come and think you will be just as excited as me. After all, it's hard to find discounts on authentic, in-season merchandise and now it's online and accessible.

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Inside the Paul Andrew Sample Sale

The Paul Andrew sample sale doesn't officially kick off until tomorrow but we were able to snag a sneak peek at this traditional showroom sample sale. It's not so often that we find ourselves shopping in a showroom anymore.

Usually, sales are hosted at an off-site location by a third party. The highlight is that a classic sample sale offers tremendous value but the downside is that sample sizes are limiting. This Paul Andrew sale exemplifies that highs and lows.

Prices start at just $25 and top out at $250. Most of the selection falls into the category of $150 for samples and $250 for open stock and boots. The disappoint only sets in if you aren't a sample size 37. Those who fit into a lucky size 37 will be overwhelmed with a large variety of gorgeous shoes mostly from Spring seasons. Shoes used for photo shoots or runways usually come in a 39 and 40s with scored and scuffed bottoms fell into the $25 segment.

We have pictures from inside the sample sale right here. We were thrilled to spot Rhea Ankara slingbacks (the ones with the sphere heel), Banner ankle boots (short boots with a folded top), and lots more. You can click here to see a great assortment of discounted Paul Andrew shoes online and there are lots of size options too,.

The only replenishment will be from borrows and fashion week returns. We suggest you attend this sale early regardless of shoe size.

Thursday, February 14 & Thursday, February 15
11am-6pm daily
41 West 58th Street, 2A

Global Fashions Pre-Spring Sale 70%-80% Off

It's still boot season but my mind is dreaming of sandals weather. Global Fashions knows our exact mindset and will be offering both at its pre-Spring sale. 

We've been told that all Stuart Weitzman shoes, boots, sandals and more will be discounted 72% off retail. The sale will also include M. Missoni accessories and other Italian designer shoes and bags, which will be reduced 72% off. Clothing markdowns will range from 70% to 80% off retail.                                                         

You can click here for some sneak peek pictures and don't forget to set a calander reminder.

Global Fashions Pre-Spring Sale
Monday, February 18 through Wednesday, February 20
9am-6pm daily
49 W. 38th Street btwn 5th & 6th (Main floor)

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Moncler on Sale NOW

If I had a dollar for every time a salesperson told me that Moncler wasn't going on sale this season...well, I wouldn't be writing this post. (Okay. Yes, I would. It's a labor of love.)

As we always anticipated, Moncler will go on sale and it has. Today started a coordinated markdown on Moncler outerwear. That means that local retailers throughout the city all put the French puffer jackets on sale today. Online shoppers should focus on Saks Fifth Avenue.

In the woman's department, the chevron design puffer is now $862 from $1150, a velvet style is $1237 from $1650 and a utility style with a fur collar is $1725 from $2300. The selection is just as good for men. We suggest you grab any of the styles offered by Saks right now because a full range of sizes are still available. That won't be the case for very long.

Bergdorf Goodman carries many of the same styles but they weren't put on markdown last year. The men's department was the only sale destination for Moncler. Expect to find a rack right on the first floor of the men's store. Don't be surprised if you also find Canada Goose and Prada filling those men's racks too. Online we found a woman's Prada puffer with a drawstring that's $1812 from $3020 and a men's Stone Island jacket is 50% off or $614.

The Moncler edit is just as good at Neiman Marcus. Here is a men's logo Moncler jacket for $1785 from $2380, a woman's blue puffer with contrasting oversized logo is $937 from $1250, and a toned down version in red is $1200 from $1600. Our favorite is this chevron 80s throwback style for $860 from $1150 and here is a girl's (8-14yo) style for $690. This herringbone print with a fur collar is very tempting too at $1700 from $2300.

Don't feel overwhelmed. A big markdown like this can be a lot to digest. We created a link with all the sale options. Click here to review a full assortment of all the Moncler. We hope that seeing everything in one place will reduce shopping confusion.

Other brands to keep an eye out include winter items from Fendi, Henro and more. Online selections can be tricky. It's best to keep a browser handy.  It might also not be a bad idea to take a screen shot of this post to show the next sales person who tells you Moncler never goes on sale.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

NYFW: Inside Sally LaPointe

Sally LaPointe is well known for catching the eye by sending monochrome ensembles down the runway with a wide array of texture and shine. It's the designer's keen use for color and tone that leads us to fall in love every season. It would be a huge incentive to attend the show already armed with a Pantone color wheel or even an oversized box of Crayola crayons.

This season, Sally LaPointe's color stories included, Matcha green, Irish buttery white, Garnet red, orchid, Dijon gold and, of course, blackest black. Each of these shades brings complexity to each outfit and enhances the layering of sequins, shine, fur, and satin. The only pitfall is that to achieve the same look you would need to purchase the entire head-to-toe ensemble. There is no way to look-for-less any of these outfits and that might be the genius of Sally LaPointe.

In the show notes, the designer says she drew references from Elvis' 1968 comeback special and applied the aesthetic to modern day dressing. The Fall 2019 variation included newsboy hats, relax-fit belted pants and faux wrap midi-skirts with a high slit. Click here to see pictures from inside the show.

As accessories go, we especially liked LaPoint's use of utility belts. It was an urban element with a high-end twist. That's not surprising there is nothing low-rent about any of the looks shown on Tuesday. We would be scared to ask for more details about those died-to-match Manolos.

Monday, February 11, 2019

NYFW: Inside Anna Sui

Anna Sui is always a little bit of sparkle, a dash of rock and roll and lots of texture. This season was not so different except for that the designer drew inspiration from what seems to be a combination of brightly colored pop-art and traditional Japanese anime with a twist of school girl.

Anna Sui's rich history was celebrated appropriately with rich hues in lush fabrics like jacquard, metallics, tweeds, shimmer, and sequins. There was also plenty of velvet, ruffles and faux fur. Prints and textures were piled on together, which resulted in a bright combination of tone-on-tone layering which can only be successfully executed by a skilled professional. Click here to see more pictures.

Playing to a packed audience, the collection was highlighted with appearances by Bella Hadid and Kaia Gerber. aSpanned full ensembles that prove that you can be from 9-to-5 without even making a stop before hitting the dance floor. After all, it takes true focus for a designer to understand the drama of fashion's past and how it relates to today's attention starved girls of social media.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Mining Through BarneysWarehouse 70% Off

Fashion week is turning out to be a bust. Sale merchandise has dried up, shriveled and disintegrated to dust. At this point in the season, discount stores are the best places to shop. You’ll find mega-reduced old merchandise and adequately discounted "new deliveries".

BarneysWarehouse seems to have some offer some good shopping options with reductions at 70% off. Over here is a denim frayed tote bag, which will serve you well in function and trend going into Summer and it's reduced to just $53. A Palm Angles track jacket is $195 from $650, a Zimmerman dress is $225 from $745 and this camel color Cordery trench from Vis å Vis is $435 from $1450.

It doesn't seem like this past Winter's merchandise has been transferred over to the site yet. When it does, expect discounts of just 50% to 60% off. It's a far cry from the markdowns of 82% off that we saw at Barneys later this season. As we know, what goes up, must come down.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Weekend Shopping: The OutNet Extra 50% Off

As we head through the weekend it's hard to pick just one place to focus your shopping attention. If limited to a single online destination, we would have to choose TheOutnet. Right now, the online discount site is offering an extra 50% off already reduced merchandise.

Take note, this promotion isn't the windfall of the twice-yearly clearance sale but we were able to spot some very good finds at 70% to 80% off retail. PVC is all the rage and we can't argue with Red Valentino at 80% off retail. This PVC jacket comes to only $200 from $1000. An L'Agence black leather mini skirt comes to $120 from $600, a Love Moschino coat with a fur collar is $165 from $800 and a Mother of Pearl sweater is $106 from $475.

TheOutnet's in-house line, Iris & Ink is also included in this markdown. Most of the collection is 50% off. The best deal is most deffinitly the assortmnt of Pucci merchandise, which is mostly 80% off retail. This silk print dress is $600 from $1280,  an adorbale bubblegum pink crossbody bag is $280 from $1075, and this sequined dress is just $500 from $3700.

The sale started a few days ago, so there are limited size options on some items. There are plenty of sizes left in these Bordeaux velvet Laurence Decade boots that are $190 from $840, Gianvitto Rossi platform sandals are $225 from $825 and Marco de Vincenzo heels are $180 from $760.

As merchanide dries up at at our local stores it's always good to find alterntiifve destinations point your browser.  Just remember to scroll responsibly. This OutNet sale runs through the weekend.

NYFW: Inside Tom Ford FW18

Each time Tom Ford shows a collection, fashion reporters say the designer is pulling reference from the glam-90s, the earlier era of Studio 54 and sexy times at Gucci. At some point, it's time for us all to agree that this is simply the Tom Ford aesthetic. Sexy enough to be worn on a reunion show of Real Housewives and rich enough to be chi-chi-chi Beverly Hills.

This season Tom Ford showed all his staples; sexy suiting for women, long slender gowns, unbuttoned blouses, luxe velvets, and opulent furs. Monochrome ensembles, street-wear inspired hoodies and puffers, and sparkle were among the independent variables for Fall '19.

The collection also incorporated several Instagram-ready hues, like rich red and blue jewel tones for day and softer lavender and silver for the night. Of course, there were plenty of black ensembles that can slink into the sexy shadows of a Tom Ford orchestrated evening. Our favorite pieces where the gowns that featured oversized chains draped around the shoulders and backs. A new handbag is also imminent utilizing the oversized chain accent. (Click for more pics.)

The designer omitted some of his staple animal prints, like zebra, leopard, and lizard which is an understandable method to avoid self-inflicted clichés. In a new season of Tom Ford, customers can seamlessly embrace their inner hypebeast and hold court in Andy's clubhouse.