While most of the Madison Avenue markdowns have come and gone, the Giorgio Armani boutique is having their collection sale through the end of August. Go straight to the elevator and up to the fourth floor where all the merchandise including accessories and ready-to-wear are discounted 40% off retail.
At a glance it seems the stock is rather limited, but there are multiple sizes and styles in the stock room. This is actually considered a consolidation sale but the discount still doesn't seem to make a large dent on these big ticket items. We immediately spotted a large selection of leather jackets that are perfect for fall with a structured smooth black lambskin starting at $4825. A finely textured thick gray lambskin version is a bit more at $6425 and brown ruched snakeskin jacket was $10,975.
We spotted a lot of pieces from the spring/summer “La Femme Bleue” collection. Interestingly, the sales racks were overwhelmed by blazers, jackets, and dresses. Dresses in summery whites and beiges ruled the racks. Beige dresses ranged from $1525 for a body-conscious knit to a $2775 for a draped number.
After the hectic summer department store and sample sales, the personalized customer service at Giorgio Armani is quite refreshing. It might even help you forget that the discount is only 40% and the final purchase price is still four figures long.