Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Chanel's 2nd Markdown

Despite naysayers, Chanel has started a second markdown. Beginning Wednesday, the discount on clothing, shoes, jewelry and bags (if you can find one) is 60% off.
We did some Chanel hunting and found that Bergdorf Goodman still has quite a nice selection of merchandise. A hot pink tweed dress (above) comes to $4480 from $11K, a cream colored cropped tweed jacket is $3700 from $9300 and lace blouse is $1640 from $4100. You would be hard pressed to find anyone who would say any of these items are a steal but 60% off will save you a huge amount of money.

Around the store we also found enamel flower earrings for $164 from $410, pink ballet flats for $290, slingback pumps for $395, booties for $582 from $1295 and leather flower sandals for $318. You can referring pictures after the jump.

We suggest scouting your local Neiman Marcus or Bergdorf Goodman if you're looking for excess Chanel inventory. There is still a small selection at Saks Fifth Avenue but their final sale policy is not comforting when spending large sums of money.

Bergdorf Chanel: Trayvion 347-986-9473

Monday, July 21, 2014

DSW $199 Shoe Sale

DSW has clearly shifted away from carrying a large inventory of designer shoes but there are still some great items on which to feast. Right now company's site has a couple of dozen designer shoes that are all marked $150 and below.

The famous shoe retailer has an assortment of deeply discounted shoes from Giuseppe Zanotti, Sergio Rossi and Ralph Lauren. Check out these Zanotti nailed flats that are now $199 from over $500 and these suede booties are just $150 from about $700. Outside the rock bottom clearance section, there are other attractively priced shoes. These Sergio Rossi nude pumps are $200 from $570 and these Ralph Lauren collection sky-high sandals are $200 from almost $1000.

Although this sale doesn't include the depth and range of inventory and designers, there are still a few good pieces. Unfortunately, the day of finding great deals in at big discounters is getting increasingly more difficult.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Agent Provocateur Reduced to Seduce

Agent Provocateur is hosting an end-of-season sale where sexy little things are discounted  80% off. Besides for the expected underpinnings, the sale includes bikinis, nightwear, "playsuits" and more.

Take a peek inside and you'll find this Jet Corset reduced to $170 from $700, a french lace bra is $70 from $250 and the matching thong is $40 from $170. The coordinating suspenders and robe are deeply discounted too. We also found interesting pieces, like this Thora Dress $350 from $1050. It's sure to turn heads in the boardroom and was supposedly inspired by Dior in the 40s.

The sale is also in Agent Provocatuer stores, including the Madison Avenue location. Even though most of the merchandise isn't what most of us would consider functional, it's always nice to celebrate your sexy-- especially when it's 80% off.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Back to School With Nordstrom's Anni Sale

Sometimes shopping for Fall while your feet are still in the sand is a bit difficult but we noticed that the prices at this year's Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is even more discounted than last year. Discounts are primarily on exclusive items made for the sale but we have to admit that there is quite a bit of temptation.

Back-to-school items are especially attractive during this Nordstrom sale. For example, we wouldn't be caught dead wearing Uggs but they are a staple for school-age children. These tassel Uggs
are regularly $170 but are temporarily priced at $99 for the Anniversary Sale. Frye boots are equally as questionable but this moto-esque style for kids is $99 from $160. Check out this adorable toddler's Burberry coat, which is normally $250 but is now discounted to $160 and this too-cool-for-school Herschel Supply Company backpack  for $35 from $55.

We are a bit choosier when picking pre-season items for ourselves but we quickly snatched this Carven Embroidered sweatshirt. How can you resist when the price is $190 from almost $300? This Missoni long cashmere coat isn't bad either for $1200 from $2000. How about these Chloe Heloise high boots for $660 from $1000?

We can't say that the Anniversary Sale is a big opportunity to stock up on discount beauty supplies but it's really just a hard to resist. You likely don't need any of these items but a discount in a cosmetic department is hard to turn down. Who doesn't love a new lipstick or jar of cream?

We are always big fans of Butter polish and couldn't resist the exclusive polish 10-piece set for for $49  (value $100) . La Mer's  signature moisturizing cream is priced at $990 from $1360 and a set of Stila lip glaze is valued at $110 but priced at only $25.

The preseason discount runs until August 3rd and then prices are set at the full retail values. While shopping the discounts for fall we suggest also browsing the end of season sale where markdowns are about 60% off.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Proenza Schouler Sample Sale

Proenza Schouler is hosting a one day sample sale-- and Thursday is the day. Clothing, shoes and accessories will be discounted about 70% off.
Last session's sample sale was a bit of a but but we are told that the selection this time around is quite impressive. (You see, there are some positives to Summer in the city.) Bags are $400, clutches are $199 and clothing is 70% off retail. As is often the case, samples are the best deal with prices ranging from $29 to $500.

If you're lucky enough to be in neighborhood, we absolutely suggest shopping the PS sale. There could be a line when the sale opens but there historically hasn't been a wait after 10am. If you can't make it to the sale, the ProenzaSchouler.com has a great selection of bags discounts 50% to 60% off retail.

Proenza Schouler Sample Sale
Thursday, July 17th
9am to 6pm
76 Mercer St. @ Spring St.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ralph Lauren Now 70% Off

Ralph Lauren  started their summer clearance today and most merchandise is now reduced 70%. Although this isn't the biggest discount for the Americana-designer, this is the time of year where you can find the best sale selection.

In most cases, the Ralph Lauren boutique will match the online prices but you will need to wait for a manager's authorization. In this instance it might just be easier to shop online.

After sorting through all of Ralph Lauren's difference collections and price points we have grown rather fond of the Black Label Denim line. Check out this waxed denim and leather dress that's now $413 from $1300 and this scoop neck sweater that's $440 from $1100. Of course, the sale includes a lot of polos. We happen to prefer the boys sizes for ourselves and grabbed this white and neon green big pony polo for $20 from $45 and these 11 big polo color combinations are just $15 from $45.

In the "grown-up" men's section, there is a white Black Label Denim paratrooper jacket for $720 from $2000, custom fit polos starting at $35 from $85 and these colorful swim trunks for $35 from $85.

You should take note that the new markdown just started today and merchandise is selling rather quickly. We suggest not procrastinating on checkout. We had items sell out as they were in our shopping cart. And it's always ironic how much more you "need" an item once you can't have it.

Super Chanel, Hermes, Celine & Vuitton Sale

Looking to spice up summer with a super purchase without wiping out your weekend travel budget? We have just the right sale. Linda's Stuff is hosting one of her largest eBay sales ever. The selection includes over 500 handbag styles. The best part is that it's not an auction and every purchase is accompanied with instant gratification.

The sale includes the best high-end handbags from Chanel, Hermes, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and more. The shopping event officially begins on Tuesday and will run for only three days. All of the luxury handbags are listed at deeply slashed prices and the buyer gets $50 off when they spend $500 or more.

We don't blame you if you're feeling overwhelmed by all of the choices. We hope you don't mind if we direct your attention to a few of our favorites: a yellow Hermes Kelly, the gold Hermes Constance, the Louis Vuitton Bucket bag and a Chanel East-West. Seriously, how can you resist that bright sunny Kelly bag?

Don't let these wonderful prices cause you doubt. All of these sale items are verified by professional authenticators. So get clicking and shop away. The sale ends Friday, July 18 at 11am EST.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

SSense End of Season 80% Off

SSense, the international luxury online retailer, is closing out the summer retail season with a bang. Right now, all final markdowns are an additional 20% off. The end of the season promotion runs through Wednesday.

While browsing, we found this Helmut Lang leather blazer that comes to just $260 from $1325, this Kenzo jumpsuit comes to $160 from $875 and this mini PS11 is  just $640 from $2000. (That's less than the price of a pre-owned version.) The above lookbook contains our favorite sale items.

Take note: All final markdowns are not retainable. That mean's that you better know that it's going to be fit or know that you can get a reasonable ROI if you make a mistake.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Lyn Devon & Christian Siriano 85% Off

Lyn Devon and Christian Siriano are hosting a sample sale where everything will be at least 85% off and priced between $50 and $250. The 2-day sale sale starts Tuesday.
Most of the sale merchandise is from resort 2014. We had a sneak peak of items front the sale and adore the pink, white, and black stripped strapless a-line dress that will be just $200 and a Lyn Devon henna printed silk jumpsuit will be $250.

The best part is that you don't need to leave the Upper East Side. It's right in the 'hood.

Lyn Devon & Christian Siriano Sample Sale
Tuesday, July 15 & Wednesday, July 16
Tues. 12pm to 7pm & Wed.  9am to 5pm
60 East 66th, 2nd Floor

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Owen Warehouse Sale 70% Off

The Meatpacking District boutique, Owen is hosting a warehouse sale where everything is 75% off retail. The sale started today and runs through Sunday.

Much of what's included in the warehouse sale can also be found in the boutique's online store. For example this Cushnie et Ochs one shoulder dress is $358 from $1195, a Sally Lapointe tile print dress is $1108 from almost $3700 and an O'2nd sleeveless silk blouse is $105 from $350.

For the duration of the sale, Owen is opening at 10am. That means you can shop before hitting The Standard for lunch. We just suggest that you hold off wearing your new purchase before sweating it off at Barry's the following morning.

809 Washington St.