Sunday, December 28, 2008

Post-Christmas Round-Up

This year, the sales came fast and furious, but that doesn't mean that all the merchandise is gone. Some stores reduced prices further after Christmas while others are holding out. Whatever inventory is left through February will be reduced at least 70% off. For now, here's the status of your favorite stores.

Bottega Veneta: Ready-to-wear is now 50% off, woven bags are 30% off and non-wovens are 50% off. Our trusted futurist, Faith Popcorn believes that Veneta will be able to withstand the economic downturn because of its understated designer status. I hardly know a person who doesn't have at least two woven bags (present company included) and they are quickly getting boring. This consumerist is in need of something new and exciting.
Tatiana 212-371-5511

Chloe: Before the holidays I took a quick spin and there were only two very bare racks of clothing. In early December, prices were slashed to 70% off. Their aggressive sales seemed to have paid off. If you want Chloe you might have to fish online venues, like Net-A-Porter.
Gisella 212-717-8220

Christian Louboutin: The discount is 40% off and we were assured prices will not go down any lower. Looking for better Loubie deals? Make nice with a department store sales person and have them give you a call when a return in your size comes in.
Erich 212-396-1884

Dolce & Gabbana: We are still kind of bummed that the Friends and Family sale was only 60% off. At least the insider discount is now public. Not that the collection had many standouts, but it's going to take more than 60% off in January to lure shoppers.
Cono 212-249-4100

Dunhil: As the only apparel outlet owned by the Richemont Group (Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC, Panerai and Montblanc), you can expect that these guys really know what men want. Nice watch, great cufflinks, amazing suit! Now you guys can get the fine tailoring you want at 60% off. Dunhill always has an end of season sale but this is on the early side. Maybe, wait it out and prices continue to slip.
Alexander 212-753-9292

Ermenegildo Zegna: Listen-up boys, especially if you're over six feet and under 200 pounds. Zegna's sale is 70% off. Lots of suits left. For those men who don't take hints easily: GO! Go now!
James 212-421-4488

Gucci: The sale is 50% to 60% off, but when was the last time Gucci had a really great collection?
Maura 212-717-2619

Jil Sander: As predicted, Jil Sander ready-to-wear is down to 60% off from 40% off, in November. They did have a great collection and I wouldn't be surprised if not much is left.
Jossiline 212-838-6100

Jimmy Choo: Fall/Winter shoes are up to 65% off. The store even dropped their prices on classic shoes to 30% to 50% off.
Zita 212-759-7078

Michael Kors: Our favorite reality star/fashion designer dropped prices 70% off on clothing and 50% on handbags. In my head, I can hear Michael preaching, "70% off is in the new black."
Caroline 212-452-4685

Prada: Ready-to-wear and bags are down to 50% off. Nobody believes me but I think prices will fall to 70% off like they did in 2004. The SoHo flagship is usually where the US consolidation is done.
Christina 212-327-4200

Valentino: Fall/Winter ready-to-wear is down to 60% off. Accessories are 50% off.
Robert 212-772-6969


Anonymous said...

Also, Pucci is at 50% off. This is the same as before Christmas....anyone know if the discount will increase?

The Fashionable Matilda said...

Great roundup! Thank you for doing the homework!

angeline said...

how do we find out when and if the prada bags will go down to 70%? should i pop in once in a while to check? when do u think it will go to 70%? how's the sale stock anyway over at prada?

Lila Delilah said...

Angeline. Stick with me and you'll get the info you want!

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luvidubs_joy said...

Hello!!Kinda new here..Just want to ask about Maura..Which GUCCI branch is she working at?(NY or NJ)Or should I just call her and ask which bag on sale I like?I really don't know how it works..Can you give me an advise Lila Delilah...Thanks sooo much!

Lila Delilah said...

You can always take it for granted that i'm talking about the madison avenue location unless otherwise noted. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Maura is at the NYC store and I am assuming the Madison store not the 5th ave. You can call Gucci and ask for her, tell her what you want and she will ship it out to you, hold it and you can pick it up from the store or pay for it over the phone and have it messengered. Not sure what is left on sale in terms of bags.