Many of the downtown -- Meatpacking-- boutiques just started markdowns. We went to check out what is available and what discounts are still coming.
We always start our downtown shopping trip with a stop at Jeffery. Passing through the left side of the shoe area are the freshly marked down shoes. We spotted some $695 Nicholas Kirkwood suede smoking slippers for $487, $1295 Charlotte Olympia crystal-embellished platform heels for $907, and $675 Balenciaga wedges for $473. You will also find Proenza Schouler sandals, Prada pumps and Miu Miu suede peep toes all 30% off retail. Don’t expect to find the Louboutin, Chanel or Alaia heels on markdown for another two weeks. Also not on sale: Saint Laurent shoes, and we were also informed the Tributes are going to be discontinued and may not go on sale. On the ready-to-wear sales racks you also won’t find any Chanel or Alaia yet, but there are some nice dresses 30% off retail by Erdem, Proenza, JW Anderson, and Marni. Our favorite picks were a $1450 Missoni signature print dress for $1015 and Thakoon print dresses. There are also some nice fall-ready Altuzarra separates.
Matthew (Shoes) & Kendra (RTW): (212) 206-1272
There are lots of majorly coveted Alexander McQueen accessories and ready-to-wear marked down 30% to 40%. There are two display cases replete with their signature skull clutches for a 30% cut, while day bags are discounted 40%. Scarves and flat shoes are also 30% off, with some cute $645 skull thongs for $464. High heels have a better reduction at 40%. While they seem to have very few small and larger sizes, the store is well stocked in most styles in sizes 37 through 38.5. There is also larger selection of sale racks of ready-to-wear marked down 40%.
Max: (212) 645-1797
While there is no presale, this weekend on Saturday they will be marking down yellow label spring designs in lots of bright colors and flowy fabrics 40% off retail. There are lots of sizes in the back. There are none of the black label items like the standout laser cut leather dresses included in this markdown.
Jose: (212) 929-8710
Get Hamptons ready with fun printed silk dresses for 30% to 40% off. Their maxi dresses should be a staple in every summer wardrobe; our favorite print version was $266 from $380.
Siguel: (212) 706-8342
Marni’s casual offshoot Edition label is priced about 25% less than the collection label and is now marked down 30%. Most of the women’s clothing is included in the sale. We couldn’t help but notice the great summer abstract prints and a fab $2420 short cream leather trench for $1694.
Kenny: (646) 442-6015
If you’re looking for an utterly unique pair of heels, head to the designer’s salon for the most eccentric and avant-garde styles the department store buyers tend to avoid. Presale will begin after the first week in June and will start with a 30% cut.
Marell: (646) 559-5239
Get haute Canadian couture at a 40% discount on lots of great ready-to-wear in their pre-spring collection. Many of the black and yellow palette items will transition nicely into fall, especially their black leather separates. There are also lots of brightly hued silk dresses and separates that are perfect for a chic summer look. Our favorite $1995 bright silk crepe dress is now $1197, and there are plenty of sizes out back.
Maggie: (917) 475-1022
Head to the back of the store to find the sales racks where flirty summery dresses and separates are now 30% to 70% off. We fell for a pair of $225 pleated silk shorts in a brilliant tangerine reduced to $135 and a $225 white silk peplum top for just $90. If you are looking for summer whites, you will find them here like an elegant $295 sheath dress down to $177. There is also a rack of black clothing in more classic styles as well. We suggest stopping by soon since all sizes are out.
Rachel: (212) 243 - 2600