Independence day is almost here, which usually means major outlet reductions. We started snooping around Woodbury Common and found that many of our favorite outlet stores are adding extra discounts to lure customers. Don't worry if your plans don't include driving an hour north to go shopping. Most stores are willing to ship merchandise. Prada and Valentino seem to be the only exceptions. Both stores will not ship during a holiday weekend but are more than happy to send merchandise starting Thursday.
We are told that there is a very good selection of shoes and ready-to-wear from the spring/summer 20011 collection, which are additional 60% off for the holiday. Items from the fall/winter 2011 collection are extra 20% off. Select style bags are an extra 30% off. There are no woven style bags included in the extra markdowns.
The entire store is an additional 20% off for the weekend (except for classic style bags, of course.) The clothing collection is a bit sparse but the savings are huge. The total markdown, including the extra 20%, comes out to almost 90%. If you are looking ahead to fall the store already has a small selection of items from pre-fall 2011.
The Etro outlet is offering customers an extra 50% off almost everything from the summer 2011. Men's suits are an additional 25% off and sports jackets are an extra 50%. The only items not included in the holiday promotional markdown are men's and women's tailored shirts. We suggest checking out the women's shoe collection. The styling is original and they aren't overexposed like other brands.
Prada has become a lot more conservative with their markdowns. Clothing and shoes are just an additional 30% off. That's on top of the basic 40% outlet discount. Small accessories, handbags and Prada sport merchandise are not included in the additional markdown.
The spring and summer collection from 2011 is an extra 50% off. Day bags are cut an additional 20% and clutches are an extra 50% off. Unfortunately, there are no shoes included in the holiday markdown.
Ready-to-wear from the most recent collection is an additional 20% off. Shoes are also an additional 20% discount. Don 't get too excited, there are no handbags or Tribute sandals or shoes included in the promotional markdown.