Monday, May 28, 2012

Midtown Markdowns Round I

Temperatures are heating up and so is sale season. Last week we started our series of sales roundups with the department stores and Madison Avenue. Today we are investigating our favorite mid-town boutiques.

Bottega Veneta
While sales associates have been kept largely in the dark about what styles of shoes and ready-to-wear will be included in their June 4th sale, we anticipate it will be mostly seasonal colors from the Spring/Summer or Resort collections. The discount will be a whopping 50%, although the handbag sale is usually by invitation only. You may have some luck finding intreciatto flats or sandals, especially since there is no pre-sale.
Yuko: 212-371-5511

Burberry
The spring and summer sale just started with markdowns ranging from 30% to 50% in all departments. Not many items, however are marked down more than 35%. Since these are all seasonal markdowns, don’t expect to find classic colored trench coats or quilted jackets. Instead, you will find some ultra lightweight nylon trenches in seasonal colors that are now $699 from $995. Select shoes and handbags are also on sale, even some rain boots, although sadly no discounted umbrellas. Be sure to look for classic $125 novacheck trimmed polo shirts reduced to $89 and $99 in seasonal colors.
Chris: 212-407-7100

Dior
We are told that Dior is trying to completely stop marking down merchandise. With nobody buying the Dior we are surprised the brand is so determined. Even the sales person we spoke with said she wished they would do a markdown. Last season, the boutique only hosted a two-day shoe sale but that hasn’t even been planned yet. As we predicted, those bright colored collaboration bags done with Anselem Reyle are still available. We imagine that they will end up at the outlet at some point. You bet that we will be keeping open for those.
Contact: Jenny 212-249-5822

Fendi
The Fendi sale will officially start on June 1. Presales are currently being accepted with the security of a credit card. Clothing and shoes are discounted 40% but there are no bags included in the markdown. Furs and evening wear are also excluded from the seasonal sale.
Noah 212-759-4646

Ferragamo
The Ferragamo sale is scheduled to begin June 15. We are told that it’s still too early to presale but orders will begin to be accepted some time around June 10. As in past sales, clothing will be discounted 40% and select bags and shoes will be discounted 35%.
Sal: 212-759-3822

Miu Miu
While the public sale is set to start on May 31st, a private sale invitation was sent to select Miu Miu customers. Select bags and accessories are 30% off, clothing is 40% off and shoes are 50% off. Do not expect to find any classic handbags on sale from the Matelasse collection or the popular Coffer line. Rather point your interest at bags and shoes that were part of the runway collection.
Alex: 212-641-2980



Yves Saint Laurent
While their Private Sale started last Friday and will last one week and you can definitely still score some of YSL’s popular handbags, shoes and ready-to-wear for 30% to 40% off. There will be a few discontinued classics marked down, like the Muse II in patent leather or with color blocking, the Roady and the Easy bags in seasonal bright colors. Classic Muse handbags in white, light brown or with textured and unique materials will also be discounted. Expect to find a good selection of popular Tribute and Tribtoo pumps and sandals in seasonal colors.
Eli: 212-980-2970

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