Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bergdorf: The Final Sale

By ManhattanMataHari

Bergdorf Goodman‘s seasonal sale is winding down as marked by the luxury retailer taking their final 75% final reduction on designer ready-to-wear. The stock and sizes are starting to dwindle. Sale handbags, for example, are completely sold out.

Shoe Salon
All shoes are now 50% off retail with the exception of Chanel, Christian Louboutin, and Alaia which are still 30%. The selection is nowhere near as plentiful as the start of the sale (we didn’t see any shoes in size 37.5), but there are five large racks replete with Jimmy Choo, Yves Saint Laurent wedges and Tribtoo pumps (no Tributes), Manolo Blahnik, Lanvin (no ballet flats), Nicholas Kirkwood and all the usual suspects. We were surprised to find a few different styles of the popular Brian Atwood Maniac pumps and slingbacks. The discount is set to go up to 65% for all brands before the sale ends around the first week in August.
Bill: 212-872-8940



Second Floor Boutiques
Chanel fans should head to the boutique stat! There are some lovely boucle wool blazers, which retail for nearly $5000 that are being transferred from the VIP customer closet to the 60% off sales rack at the end of the day. We were seriously tempted by a cropped style with a Chanel crest, as well as a poncho version. The Dior boutique has a few nice dresses, although sizes are limited and most are over $500 even with a 75% cut. Tom Ford has a plentiful selection of mostly separates, which are also 75% off retail.
Alla (Chanel Specialist): 212-872-2856

Third Floor Consolidation
The majority of the designer ready-to-wear has been consolidated along the south side of the third floor. We did, however, find some 75% off sales racks in Miu Miu (not the most desirable styles). In the Balenciaga boutique where we were drawn to a lovely $1645 draped white dress marked down to $489. Marc Jacobs had lots of clothing on markdown, even some warmer separates that will easily transition to Fall. With a bit of patience you can find a limited selection of Marni, The Row and Narcisco Rodriguez on the consolidation racks. Our favorite finds were the $2250 Prada silk lips dress for $559, a hot pink long sleeve Celine statement dress for $589 and a $199 basic silk Gucci blouse with a tie neck.
Mira: 212-872-2822



Fourth Floor Consolidation
Akris and Giambattisa Valli fans will fare well since their boutiques are replete with discounted separates and dresses. Don’t bother browsing the Oscar de la Renta racks since everything was rather matronly. We found loads of discounted Lanvin and Valentino dresses, with some Carolina Herrera, J. Mendel, and Bottega Veneta mixed in. Good luck!
Jeremy: 212-872-8840

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

i recently noticed something interesting - online, Bergdorf has the same exact sale inventory as Neiman Marcus (unsurprisingly) , but the pricing is quite different from item to item between the two websites. Also, shipping is free for Neiman Marcus purchases of any size but only free when you spend $300 on the Bergdorf website.

Lila Delilah said...

That is very interesting. I think that BG tries to maintain a distinct distance from Neiman Marcus. The sites use the same technology, which can be confusing to the customer. I always check both sites before making a purchase.

Anonymous said...

Don't buy from Alla. She is nasty and rude to everyone. If you don't carry a Birkin bag, she will not help you. Galina is the one you should buy from.

Anonymous said...

Nm owns bg