Monday, July 2, 2012

Madison Markdowns Round II

By ManhattanMataHari

Sale season along Madison Avenue is still going strong and some boutiques have even added additional markdowns. Below are some highlights to help you through the July 4th holiday shopping weekend.
Happy Independence Day!

Akris
If you head straight downstairs, you ill find a sale section filled with women’s dresses and separates all for 60% off. We were most impressed with the selection of fashionable colorful blazers. All available sizes are out on the sales floor. So you should head to Akris sooner rather than later for the best selection.
Bruno: 212-717-1170

Chanel
The temporary shop on Madison Avenue doesn't currently have air-conditioning but they do have a good selection of sales shoes, which are discounted  40%. There are several sandal and pump styles available with the discount but none of the classic ballet flats are included. If you're hoping to snag a small accessory or handbags on sale, you're out of luck here. All the discounted bags were sold out on the first day of the sale.
John: 212-535-5505

Derek Lam
While the sales area at the back of the store has a few racks of discounted ready-to-wear, we were majorly distracted by the plentiful selection handbags and shoes which are also heavily discounted to 60% off retail. The lightweight oversized knits are especially tempting at under $200.
Atsuko: 212-493-4454

Jimmy Choo
While sizes and selection are dwindling, the upstairs part of the boutique has two full walls of summer sandals, heels and flats priced at 50% off. There are also a couple of boot styles available at the sale price. Our favorite sale shoes are the wedges, which now run between $200 and $350 depending on style.
Heather: 212-759-7078



J. Mendel
The exclusive furrier does not have any of their luxurious fur coats included in their 40% to 60% off sale. Instead, you can score some unique and beautiful fur shrugs and caplets for 60% off the $3900 retail prices. Head upstairs for the sale section, and be sure to check out some of the exquisitely tailored dresses too.
Angellique: 212-832-5830

Oscar de la Renta
While the sales racks are not marked, a helpful sales associates will gladly help you sort through ladylike dresses, separates, shoes and costume jewelry that are now 40% off. If you don't see your size you you can likely have a your sized pulled from the stock room. This sale will likely go through the end of the month and we would expect an additional markdown shortly.
Nancie: 212-288-5810

Roberto Cavalli
All merchandise upstairs is now 60% off retail, including lots of his famous silk printed dresses perfect for a weekend in the Hamptons. There are also some lovely evening gowns, formal dresses included and casual summer dresses included in the sale.
Juana: 212-755-7722

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