The holiday weekend is upon us, which usually means major outlet reductions. We went to Woodbury Commons to scoop out the situation and found that many of the outlet stores have become a bit more conservative with their markdowns. There are still some good deals to be had but beware, some neighborhood boutiques actually have better prices. Here are the details:
All ready-to-wear is an additional 50% off for the long weekend. Some reject bags are also 50% off but most leather accessories are priced better at the Fifth Avenue boutique, which publicly starts their 50% off sale Friday.
All ready-to-wear is an additional 50% off. Bags and shoes are temporarily reduced 10%, 25% or 40% off for the weekend. The racks look pretty well picked over. Die-hard Chloe fans will fair much better buying this season's clothing on sale at the boutique.
The additional temporary markdown is 40% off fall/winter '08 ready-to-wear. There is a small collection of clothing from spring/summer '08 that's 75% off but there is a reason why it's all still there...
Dolce & Gabbana:
This is the store to hit if you're looking for an old fashioned good deal. Almost everything in the store is an additional 65% off for the weekend. We found lots of summer '08 clothing, including bathing suits and D&G dresses thet were priced under the $200 mark. Lots of Dolce & Gabbana collection pieces that started at $2000+ are about $250 to $350. That's a good deal, even in my book.
For the weekend, Fendi is offering an additional 50% to 60% off already reduced merchandise. Everything is priced as marked. Most items are about $399 from about $2000-ish. There is a small rack of items that's $199 and another rack of $99 items, which included lots of basic sweaters and black skirts. Shoes are an extra 60% to 75% off. Black high boots, which started at $1000 are now $380, black booties are $247.
Most of the selection is 75% off the originally price. We found a pair of classic flats with a jeweled toe ring for just $142. They are currently at Saks for $346 reduced from $495. There are some great deals here but sizes are a bit scattered. A pair of rhinestone encrusted shoes started at $1000 and are $250 but there are only size 7s and 10s.
The markdown that happened in February is the only markdown in the store and there were be no additional discounts for Memorial weekend. The best deals were from last year's spring collection were we found a $600 Caribbean blue Miu Miu skirt reduced to $150. The sales manager did inform us that on Friday morning they will be rolling out a rack of samples and damaged clothing. This rack alone might be worth the hour drive. Click here to see what samples we found out our last Prada Outlet trip.
Shoes and handbags are an additional 20% off for the holiday weekend and ready-to-wear is an additional 40% off. We didn't find any outstanding clothing below the four-digit mark but did come across a mini Uptown purse that comes out to $800 from $2100. Those platform shoes from last spring, which are treaded like a stock car's wheels are now $300 from $1055 and a very cute raffia Tribute tote now comes out to just $320.