Uptown girls may want to head downtown to check out the great designer sales just beginning (or in full swing) in Soho. If your uptown sales hunt left you empty handed, you might want to consider downtown outposts because they tend to carry edgier styles. In some boutiques we were even able to find specific styles that were completely sold out uptown. Happy saling!
3.1 Phillip Lim
Head downstairs to shop the sale selection of spring/summer dresses, separates and small selection of accessories for 40% off retail. Our favorite is a $450 classic LBD with sheer v-neck detail marked down to $270 and an assortment of their colorblock dresses.
Marie: (212) 334-1160
In a couple of weeks you can find designer Mona Kowalska’s sculptural dresses and tops for a 30% cut. You will be able to find the gathered knot dresses and her well-received jumpsuits from the spring/summer 2013 collection. Sadly, don’t expect to find any of her great convertible suspenders belts included in the markdown – all leather goods are excluded.
Caitlin: (212) 625-3380
While this up-and-coming Cuban-born designer’s line was carried in Bergdorf Goodman and Jeffrey, we suggest stopping by his Soho boutique for the best selection, which is now 30% off. While most of the sale is dominated by seasonal colors and fabrics, our favorite signature “Collider” cutout sandals (sold out online) are still available in white and silver. Check out the website to preview which styles are marked down.
Get your downtown wardrobe ready. Wang’s spring/summer collection clothing is now discounted 40%, while his diffusion T line, accessories, and shoes are 30% off retail. Popular studded Rocco handbags are available on sale in seasonal colors like lilac, acid. and tundra. The Donna is available in dune, figi and yellow shades. We also really like the selection of Emile and Prisma structured totes in summer appropriate whites and tans. While you can still find the popular Marta gladiator sandal-boots in the store, the online sale selection for shoes seems much better.
At the French couturier’s Soho store you can now find ready-to-wear and some accessories marked down 30%. Sadly, our favorite moto jackets are not included in the markdown nor any of the Arena line bags and shoes. This means no sale ballet flats. There are a few styles of seasonal handbags included in the discount, including a couple of padlocks, pocket totes and some runway bags in basic black. Since the markdown just started last Thursday there is plenty of stock.
Amanda: (212) 206-0872
Expect to find chic Parisian spring/summer ready-to-wear, jewelry, shoe, and accessories discounted between 30% and 70% off. Don’t expect to find the designer's cult favorite Dicker booties or the runway ready-to-wear to be marked down until later in June. Jewelry is at a 40% cut, while shoes are mostly 30% to 50% off. A few styles are of shoes are discounted up to 70% off. Scarves range from 30% to 50% off. Hurry in – while this sale only started few days ago it has been extremely busy and much of the store has been picked through.
Alicia: (212) 219-2284
Expect to find minimalist spring/summer ready-to-wear and accessories at a 40% cut. While there don’t seem to be many of her coats. There are some trenches in larger sizes still available since. We think that these trenches are a great alternative to played out Burberry versions.
Paula: (212) 925-2345
We are not usually a fan of shopping Kirna Zebete's first markdown because items are all mixed on the racks along with non-sale items. Right now, if you have the time to sift through the racks you can find well-curated pieces marked down 30%. Don’t expect to find any Dior, Alaia, Givenchy, Celine or Balenciaga on sale. You will be able to find discounted Lanvin, Erdem, Giambattista Valli, Altuzarra, Jason Wu and Prabal Gurung among other designers. You can preview the sales options on their website.
Jerry: (212) 941-9656
Spring and resort collections ready-to-wear and shoes are now 40% off retail. Sadly, their sale always excludes handbags and small leather goods. Since the markdown just started officially this past weekend, there are still lots of sizes and styles available. Don’t expect to find any sandals in the collections- it mostly included the pointy toes shoes and Mary Janes in low, mid and high heels. Resort pieces are mostly heels and wedges. While the discount will go to 70% off later, by that time last season most of the shoes were gone. Preview the ready-to-wear on their website to make your sale wish list.
Cori: (212) 343-1490
Spring/summer clothing and shoes are a generous 50% off retail, while handbags and small leather goods are at a 40% discount. There are quite a few basic black and Matelasse style bags available still, especially some of the bulkier runway styles. Even though the sale started about a week ago they have loads of shoes available.
Jackie: (212) 334-5156
You may want to check Opening Ceremony's web site before heading downtown. The 40% off selection includes various designers such as Altuzarra, Chloe Sevigny’s collaboration, Jean Paul Gaultier, Christopher Kane, Kenzo, Mugler and many others.
Jeremiah: (212) 219-2688
Clothing and accessories are now 40% off retail for the spring/summer collection. There are a few popular Falabella handbags included in the markdown. seasonal colors like coral as well as faux python versions in gray and yellow will give you the biggest savings. Since the sale just started they still have a good amount of stock.
Liz: (212) 255-1556