Our new menswear style expert, NYCSkinDr, extends his vast knowledge of high-end menswear and will be writing a regular column where he dishes on sartorial men's savings in New York City and beyond.
As many New Yorkers continue to summer as a verb, those in the city can take advantage of some great menswear deals. Bergdorf Goodman is currently in the middle of their seasonal sale, and many great items still remain. As you enter the men's store, you are greeted by deep purple signs advertising savings up to 60% off original retail pricing.
Some exciting bargains abound in the tie section on the ground level, include many Drakes ties (handmade in London) that are reduced to $69. That's a significant savings from the 125 quid charged by Drakes Online tie store (plus 20 pounds shipping charge to the US). Among these ties are grenadine ties, in solid and rare striped patterns, raw shantung silk slubby ties that are the sort of refinement to a summer outfit that makes a man's neck wear a conversation starter.
On the second floor, classic spring and summer garments are being cleared out in all departments, none better or bigger than the Isaia sport coat sale. The sheer variety of sport coats on sale makes this section the belle of the ball. The best part is that they are traditional enough to be staples for years.
Many pieces are reduced approximately 60% off original retail, although some pieces seem to have been marked down 75%. Bergdorf doesn't like to boast that they slash prices as much as the more commercial department stores, so you might need to look closely at the markdown tags to calculate the actual savings on your own. Original retail on these Isaia pieces ranged from $2000 to $4000 and are now discounted to $500 to $800.
Fortunately since many New Yorkers are still on vacation, you'll have an unencumbered shopping experience and get great deals before the stock gets whisked away to Neiman Marcus Last Call outlets.