Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The It-it: Hipanema Bracelet

Summer is the perfect time to shed all that unwanted fashion weight. We love taking advantage of the warm weather to turn that heavy gold watch in for something with a casual rubber strap, exchange flashlight diamond rings for something light and delicate and end that heavy arm party for a more playful fiesta of a Hipanema bracelet.



Hipanema bracelets are a collection of bright colored ribbons, beads, stones and coins connected by a bold magnetic clasp. The styling is reminiscent of the friendship lanyard and string bracelets we would make at summer camp.

Each bracelet is hand made and can take up to 36 hours to complete. We love that each style is named after a lively vacation spot, for example there's Cannes, Mexico and Saint Tropez. According to Brazillian custom the bracelet should be worn on the left wrist and represents friendship, which is always the most sentimental feature of summer.

Hipanema Bracelets $58 - $118

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Reem Acra Sample Sale

Attention all brides-to-be and red carpet walkers. Reem Acra is hosting a showroom sample sale where wedding gowns, evening gowns and ready-to-wear will all be priced at 80% off. The two day sale starts this Friday and Monday.



We are told that prices will start at just $100 and run up $3000 for a gown that was originally $11,300. The collections range from several different seasons and sizes run from 2 through 16.

Just remember that alterations are usually necessary when purchasing gowns from a sample sale. Also, all sales are final, which means there are no backsies.

Reem Acra Sample Sale
Friday August 3 & Monday August 5
Fri 10pm to pm, Mon 10am to 5pm
730 Fifth Avenue, Floor 2

Monday, July 29, 2013

NY's First Cash Mob at Second Time Around

Shopping is fun but shopping with friends is always better. This Thursday, Second Time Around’s Upper West Side location is hosting a totally unique discount promotion that is poised to unite friends and offers amazing savings.

While we’ve all heard of flash mobs we are much more attracted to the money savings opportunity of a “Plurro Cash Mob.” As you and your friends RSVP to the Second Time Around sale the discount will increase. As of now, the markdown stands at 20% but once more than 20 customers RSVP the discount will go to 25% off anything in the store. When 50 people RSVP the savings will increase to 30%. You see? The more people who attend the sale, the more money you save.




In addition to being a fun way to shop, Second Time Around’s Plurro Cash Mob sale is stocked with some ultra discounted designer finds. We hear that the sale will include plenty of Manolo Blahnik, Prada, Gucci and Louboutin. During our sneak preview we spied a Louis Vuitton travel case, Herve Leger dresses and some standout pieces from D&G.

You, your friends, family, colleagues and other can acquaintances download the Plurro iPhone and iPad application here to join the Plurro Cash Mob craze. After you’re logged in, you can continue to the Second Time Around promotion and join in by clicking the “Attend Cash Mob” button. When you arrive at the store, simply pull up the Mobile Ticket in the app and you get your discount. Simple, right? You can also click here to see a full tutorial of the Plurro app and all of its capabilities.

This completely new way of shopping is poised to take New York by … mob. You are entirely in control of your savings and you never know when a discount will strike.

So while you may be more accustomed to a Zumba flash mob in and Central we prefer the participation of Plurro’s first ever New York Cash Mob at Second Time Around. Hey, the savings may even repair the damage that all those silly dances did to your reputation.

Second Time Around
RSVP Plurro Cash Mob
Thursday, August 1 from 4pm to 8pm
238 West 72nd Street
212-362-6226


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Milly End of Summer Sale

The Milly boutique is hosting their end of summer sale where discounts top 60% off. The markdown includes merchandise from this past summer season but a wider selection of sale items are available online.

Photo Credit: Freda Idehen's Blog 


Our favorite Milly fashion is always the collection for tots, which is equally adored by kids and their wardrobe sponsors. (Semi-out of context disclaimer: The above pictures is adorable but not me or my daughters.) This pink and white shift dress ($90 from $180) equally caught the attention of our mini-spies, which range in age from two to eight. And we've never met a child who can resist a pailette encrusted skirt ($68 from $135) or an adult who can pass up a half-off discount on an item that will be worn until its threadbare.

Had enough with forking over for the overindulged tots? How about glamming up in this ruffled shift that's now $133 from $385 or this embellished beach cover-up for $146 from almost $300. While shopping, don't skip the accessories. We love this blue and white pint canvas bag that's $147 from $295.

Although the Milly boutique is great we do prefer the online assortment. Shopping online also makes it  much easier to price compare as the department stores may have better pricing on select items.

Kate 212-395-9100

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Discounter Gabay's: Givenchy, Chloe & Prada

Although we are pretty adept on finding almost any item on sale there are some designer merchandise that requires a bit more shopping agility. Gabay's Outlet, on the Lower East Side, is one of our favorite sources for hard-to-find designer discount merchandise.




Lets take the sleek Givenchy Pandora, as an example. This bag is almost impossible to find marked down but Gabay's has it for a deep discount. How about those Prada silver metallic kitten heels with the black bow that sold out as soon as they hit stores? Yes, Gabay's has a few pair and they are more discounted than all the shoes in Bergdorf Goodman. A oxblood McQueen beauty? Yup. Gucci Simla convertible satchel? It's there too. The store is also stocked with Celine and Jimmy Choo shoes that will make your mouth  water more than ice-cream in 100-degree heat.

As you already know, Gabay's merchandise is always brand new and authentic. Customers are welcome to call, email or visit Gabay's. Shipping is free and the merchandise is always a great deal. Click to this jump page to see more pictures of the great items Gabay's has in stock.

Gabay's Outlet
225 First Avenue (between 13th & 14th)
212-254-3180
contactus@gabaysoutlet.com
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The IT-it: Sweatshirts

Sweatshirts aren't just for keeping warm any more. The cozy warm pullovers are quickly becoming a high fashion statement piece for both men and women. This is a slam duck for high fashion where the margins are high and the  logo opportunities are plentiful.



On the high end of the spectrum you have Givenchy's Rottweiler sweatshirts, which cost north of $1000. On the other end of the fashion scale you can spend just $80 and snag Brian Lichtenberg and Reason Clothing's playful wordplay sweats like, “Homiès” (Hermès), Celine Dion (Céline) and “Comme des F*ckdown” (Comme des Garçons).

More importantly this item is a great entry level fashion piece for those with designer aspirations. In plain English, that means that you will be seeing sweatshirts lining the front row of fashion week in September. The Givenchy cat and Kenzo embroidered version are already cliche among street style fashion bloggers. We prefer to go down market with this trend and suggest not making a big investment. After all, we wouldn't be surprised if all these pieces end up at Goodwill in a matter of two seasons.

In order to avoid looking like you stepped out of a Lifetime version of Pretty in Pink we suggest pairing your sweatshirt with a statement necklace, a great pair of heels or a stylish skirt. We love how Your So Jane paired her sweatshirt with a leather flounced skirt and the more casual look of a sweatshirt with rolled up boyfriend jeans matched basic converse sneakers as done by Isabella M.

Novelty Sweaters $60-$80 (ShopJeen.com)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Baccarat Jewelry Sale

Baccarat is hosting a summer jewelry trunk show where most pieces are being offered at a 25% discount. The promotion is taking place through Saturday, July 27. You can browse the crystal jewels at the new Madison Avenue flagship boutique or shop online here.



Among our favorite pieces are the Aude Lechère designed wire earrings for $285 from $380, a crimson flower ring for $446 from $630 and a double heart pendant for $157 from $210. The price point of these Baccarat jewels makes it more attractive to offer your hostess a necklace than a vase. And we bet she likes the crystal bling just as much as the home decor.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Final Cut at the Department Stores

By ManhattanMataHari

As we head into the end of July it seems like a good time to check out the last markdowns at our favorite department stores- Bergdorfs, Barneys and Saks. The best selection of discounted shoes can be found at Saks and Bergdorf Goodman is the ideal destination for high end ready-to-wear. If you're looking for basics or evening gowns suggest hitting up the Saks consolidation sale.



Barneys
You have until the 30th before the sales merchandise heads out of Barneys Madison and to the outlets and their warehouse sale website. Most ready-to-wear is now 75% off retail. The exception is Celine and some leather pieces, which are 60% off. We found the selection of Jil Sander, Givenchy and Celine to be plentiful and well organized but the mixed designer sales racks will take a lot more time to sort through. We found a nice Balenciaga LBD for $389 from $980, a fun mod Lisa Perry number for $399 from $995 and a silky Chloe dress for $509 from $1275. Noticeably absent? The discounted Proenza and Marni seem to have been snapped up already.

While the shoes are now 60% off, the selection has been very picked over. Women who wear smaller sizes will fare best. Don’t expect to find any “it” shoes and there are hardly any worthy accessories marked down.
Kareem (shoes): (212) 833-2141
Lena (3rd floor): (212) 833-2198




Bergdorf Goodman
If you seek discounted purses and belts we suggest making a stop at Bergdorf Goodman where you will be able to scope out lots of merchandise that's been marked half off. Most items are still quite expensive, but we spotted a unique black Bottega Veneta clutch for $779. A red and black patterned Proenza Schouler PS1 and a pink suede version are priced at 50% off and are available. Near closing we spotted a black Tom Ford Jennifer bag for just over $1200 and a beige Alexander Wang Rocco was irresistible when priced at just $450. The selection of classic high-end shoes (think Alaia, Chanel, Valentino) in more wearable colors and styles will help offset the relatively lackluster 50% discount. We found beige Valentino Rockstud wedges for $398, Christian Louboutin flats for $345 and snakeskin Alaia ballet flats for $945. Larger feet will walk away with the best selection. There is a minuscule selection of sizes between 37.5 and 38.5.

Hands down Bergdorf has the best selection of high designer clothing. We found the Tom Ford boutique to be stocked with 75% off and the Chanel boutique has some boucle wool jackets, including some cropped versions at a 60% cut. There is a tiny rack of Dior in a mostly red palette marked down 60% and Fendi dresses are 75% off. We suggest trying your luck sifting through the “Grand Finale Sale” racks on the 3rd floor where there is a good mix of designers all 75% off. We found some nice Stella McCartney floral blazers for $419 from $1695, a hot pink Alexander McQueen laser cutout dress for $349 from $1395 and our favorite Altuzarra black peplum dress for a steal at $319.
Antonio (shoes): (212) 872-8940
Hande (accessories): (212) 872-2601
Temy (Tom Ford): (212) 872-8817




Saks Fifth Avenue
Shoe addicts will want to focus their shopping at 10022-SHOE. Here you will find the best selection of discounted Chanel and Dior shoes for 60% off. We were seriously tempted by the loads of Chanel glitter camellia pumps now $380 from $950. There aren’t tons of Louboutins left, but there are lots of Brian Atwood maniac pumps in bright colors, crystallized Giuseppe Zanotti heels and even some Yves Saint Laurent Tribute and Tribtoo pumps. The overall selection of shoes is bright, statement makers, with plenty of bling and adornment. For 70% off retail you can find some more basic Jimmy Choos, Prada croc loafers for $188 (originally $470), Valentino booties and Gucci sandals.

As far as clothing, the consolidation sale is now in full progress and marked down 70%. It will still take some time for the nation's best designer overstock to make it's way to Saks' ninth floor. There is currently plenty of Ralph Lauren Black Label, Akris, Piazza Sempione and Saint John but the more avant-garde (think McQueen, Peter Pilotto) and classic designers (like Missoni, Pucci) are noticeably absent. We did spot some nice racks with Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Giambattista Valli, Moschino, Etro and Burberry, but none of the selections really blew us away. We were smitten with a Ralph Lauren moto jacket for $1198 from $2995 and a Stella McCartney floral pattern illusion dress for $800 from $2000.

With some searching we were able to find a Jason Wu silk colorblock frock for $300 from $750, a Yigal Azroeul eyelet skirt for $260 and a lacy Valentino dress for $1476 from $3690. Bottom line? We would wait a few more weeks before taking the time to sort through the Saks Consolidation sale. In the meantime there is always Bergdorf Goodman.
Craig (shoes): (212) 753-4000

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom is known for having great sales. There are two sales in particular that can send a city girl shopping in the burbs: The "Half-Yearly Sale" and the "Anniversary Sale." The Half-Yearly sale is clearance, usually towards the end of the season. The Anniversary sale is a pre-sale as the new collection hits the department store floor. This season, the Anniversary Sale opened to the public on Friday and the pre-season discount continues until August 4th.



Back-to-school items are especially attractive during this Nordstrom sale. For example, we wouldn't be caught dead wearing Uggs but they are a staple for school-age children. These studded Uggs are regularly $170 but are temporarily priced at $109 for the Anniversary Sale. Frye boots are equally as questionable but this moto-esque style for kids is $80 from $137. Check out this adorable child's Burberry River coat, which is normally $250 but is now discounted to $165 and this too-cool-for-school silver spiky backpack for $40 from $62.

We are a bit choosier when picking pre-season items for ourselves but we quickly snatched this Yigal Azrouel leather jacket. How can you resist when the price is $989 from almost $1600? This Helmut Lang leather jacket isn't bad either for $800 from $1325. A double knit cashmere cardigan/ jacket is quite intriguing for $500 from $845 as are these Chloe Paddington high boots for $700 from $195.

We can't say that the Anniversary Sale is a big opportunity to stock up on discount beauty supplies but it's really just a hard to resist. You likely don't need any of these items but a discount in a cosmetic department is hard to turn down. Who doesn't love a new lipstick or jar of cream?

We are always big fans of Deborah Lippmann polish and couldn't resist the exclusive polish trio for $29 (value $36) along with the brand's amazing nail polish remover package for $25 (value $38). Nordstrom is also promoting the famous Donna Karan deodorant in a trio package for $40 (value $66), a Fekkai shampoo and conditioner package for $78 ($117 value) and a La Mer set for $295 ($360 value).

The preseason discount runs for about two weeks and then prices are set at the full retail values. While shopping the discounts for fall we suggest also browsing the end of season sale where markdowns are about 60% off.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The IT-it: Givenchy Shark Lock Boots

In retail, July is always a collision of two seasons. Summer merchandise is going out and fall merchandise is coming in. One item that seems to remain timeless is the Givenchy Shark Lock Boot.



This classic style knows no season. It is just about the only boot that is sold next to thong sandals and open-toe espadrilles. Why, we ask? The answer is simple-- it's just that good. The lock is reminiscent of the Hermes Kelly but Givenchy's styling is a lot more youthful than the Kelly Jumping boot.

The Givenchy boot comes as a flat motorcycle style, a high fold over wedge, an ankle boot and short wedge bootie. You can't go wrong with any of these styles but the flat motorcycle version seems like a perfect alternative to spiked boots that can be perilous in winter, show and ice.

As excited as you may be to wear these style icons, we suggest waiting till temperatures dip into the 50s. A bathingsuit and high motorcycle boots are never a good look no matter the length of your toothpick legs.

Givenchy Shark Lock Knee-High Boots $1595

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Yves Delrome Annual Sale

Yves Delorme, which is known for their plush towels and fine linens, is holding their annual at all of their national locations through July 20th. The discount is 20% and includes all items in the boutique and includes everything from bed linens to décor and accessories.


Be sure to check out the brand's fragrant soaps and eau de parfum sprays, which both make great gifts. You'll surly want to save the cashmere bathrobes for yourself. Those looking for an even better discount should check out the Yves Delrome online store where assorted merchandise is discounted up to 70% off.

Yves Delorme
985 Madison Ave @ 76th St.
212-439-5701

Monday, July 15, 2013

Inside the Cesare Paciotti Sample Sale

The Cesare Paciotti sample sale started today and as fans of the brand we couldn't wait to see what stiletto beauties awaited us. Prices for the Italian shoes are generally priced at 70% off retail.


There is wide range of styles to for both men and women that will impress everyone from the classic set to the more statement-oriented fashion group. We found great wedges for $190 from $635, pink leather pumps are $195 from $650 and men's loafers are $162 from $540.

This time around, the sale also includes sunglasses and belts for $50. Both handbags and wallets are 70% off too but that's not the most likely reason for you to hit this sale. There will be no restocking, so we suggest that fans shouldn't procrastinate. Just remember to hit the ATM first because you're going need the Benjamins.

Cesare Paciotti Sample Sale
Through Wednesday, July 17
10am to 6pm
12 West 57th Street, suite 901
Cash Only

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Handbag & Accessories Sale: Chanel, Hermes, Celine & Vuitton

Summer is heating up and we know exactly what you need: the cool rush of adrenaline that only comes from a stellar designer sale. We invite you to focus your attention to Linda's Stuff luxury handbag and accessories sale.



The collection includes more than 200 lust-worthy handbags, jewelry, wallets and scarves from a variety of designers including Hermes, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Celine. Your heart is sure to get pumping when you see that all of these items were given a starting price of just $19.99.

Set your eyes on this cool-enough-for-August Chanel leather chain trim mini madison flap, this Caribbean blue Louis Vuitton Vernis and this Hermes cuff. While you're browsing, don't overlook the dizzying variety of Chanel jewelry and great assortment of scarves, perfect for keeping your hair in place while the convertible top is down.

Don't let these wonderful prices make you become dubious. All these sale items are verified by professional authenticators. So get clicking and shop away!


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Manolos Now Half-Off

Now that chunky heels are following in the steps of skinny jeans, woman are even more anxious to get to Manolo Blahnik boutique's next markdown. Wait no more. The newest markdown will start Monday, July 15 with a discount of 50% off.



If you haven't slipped into a Manolo lately we would strongly recommend starting with the BB Pump. The BB was aptly named after the inimitable Brigitte Bardot, who was an icon of 1950s fashion. This sleek and elegant shoe was reintroduced in 2009 as an alternative to the heavy, over-designed and over-accessorized shoe styles of the 2010s.

This most recent markdown follows the 33% discount but proceeds the final and best shopping opportunity of the season. The final markdown is always one of our favorite sales and normally occurs the first week of August. Prices range from $195 to $350. Most shoes and low boots-- even highly ornate styles-- are priced at $250.

In the meantime, Bergdorf Goodman still has a great assortment of Manolos that are currently 55% off and Barneys markdown is at 60% off. We're personally waiting for August.

Manolo Blahnik
31 West 54th Street (b/w 5th and 6th)
Monday to Friday 10:30 to 6pm
Saturday 10:30 to 5:30
Sunday 12pm to 5pm
Store will close from 2pm to 3pm for restocking

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The It-it: Dior Demoiselle Sunglasses

We aren't even half way through the Summer and it's not surprising that your go-to sunnies are starting to look, well, not so bight. Time for a mid-season change. Might we suggest Dior Demoiselle Sunglasses?



These butterfly-like frames are great way to shield your peepers while casting a shade of modern vintage. The glasses come in pink, blue and green. Don't worry, even if your face isn't perfectly round they'll still look great.

Dior Demoiselle Sunglasses  $490
(Or check out eBay where they are priced starting at $299)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Save the Date: Fivestory Clearance Sale

When it's been this hot it's hard to look forward to anything other than getting out of the City.  We've got one sale that you can look forward to. Madison Avenue's Fivestory is will be hosting their bi-annual off-site sample sale later this month where merchandise from their Upper East Side store will be reduced 80% off.



The sale will begin on July 22nd and will include pieces from forward designers such as Josh Goot and Aspesi and classic luxury designers such as Balmain and McQueen. At the last sale there current season was discounted 60% while out-of-season merchandise was cut 75% off. If you're not interested to traveling off site, you can save 50% off at the boutique now.

Fivestory Bi-Annual Sale
Monday, July 22nd through Saturday, July 27th
10am to 6pm daily
 The Blakely Hotel
136 W. 55th St btwn 6th & 7th

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

BergdorfGoodman.com Third Markdown

Click over to Bergdorf Goodman where you can currently save up to 75% off. As a matter of fact the prices at our violet home away from home are more discounted than Neiman Marcus. That's a rarity! Neiman's discount is still on the second markdown or up to 65% off.


While comparison shopping the two related stores, we found a Gingham Oscar de la Renta strapless gown that was originally $8990 and is priced at $3600 at Bergdorf's but still $4045 at Neiman's. Even these classic Prada cork wedges are cheaper at the Manhattan retailer. The starting price was $850 and Bergdorf's discounted them to $425 while they are still priced at $569 at Neiman Marcus. Just about everything Lanvin is less at Bergdorf than it is at Neiman Marcus.

Before you swipe, be sure to price compare because this gorgeous Stella McCartney scalloped lace top started at $1235 and is reduced to $494 at Bergdorf's and $432 at Neiman's. We suspect that in-store prices have not been cut a third time.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Upcoming Sample Sales

The Summer season is not known as the best time of year for sample sales but shoppers can be pleasantly surprised. The crowds are usually thinner and the discounts are fatter. That's a combination we can all appreciate. Below are a few of the most attractive upcoming sample sales.


Style Star Sample Sale
NBC's biggest fashion stars are hosting a sample sale consisting of merchandise featured on the show. You can expect to find a variety of merchandise from Hunter Dixon, Daniel Silverstein and Cassandra Hobbins.

Thursday, July 11 & Friday, July 12
Thurs & Fri 11am to 8pm
213 W. 35th St between 7th and 8th Aves, suite 601

Monika Chiang
The Soho designer is known for her collections which bring a sexy twist to modern luxury. Customers can grab a bit of that glamour for a discount on Monika's accessory lines. Shoes, handbags and belts will be reduced up to 85% off. Expect to find a lot of strappy studded spikey heels and overplayed sneakers with the internal wedge. Bag styles ironically resemble Givenchy and YSL.

Wednesday, July 10 though Sunday, July 14
Wed—Sat 10am to 7pm, Sun 10am to 5pm
Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave between 15th and 16th St

Eugenia Kim
Too much sun over the long weekend? A straw hat is stylish and practical and you can get them deeply discounted at the designer's upcoming sample sale. Be sure to check out Eugenia's embellished headbands. The ethereal style is sure to be a big trend this coming fashion week. Friends and family are invited to shop the sale early. If you're in the 'hood, why not?

Friends & Family: Monday, July 15 from 6pm to 8pm
Tuesday, July 16th to Friday, July 19th
10am to 6pm daily
347 W. 36th Street #501

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Kirna Zabete Second Markdown

Kirna Zabete may not offer the deepest discount in town but the boutique has a great assortment of sale items, some of which may have sold out at your local department store. The Soho boutique is currently offering up to 60% off on most of the most highly coveted items of the season.



For the unfamiliar, a quick browse of their website sale should give you an idea of what you can find in the store. Most of the best items are still just 50% off but there are some better deals. For instance, his Givenchy bag for $1,877.50 from $3,755 is unlikely available at your local department store.

We also found a great selection of the very reasonably priced Sonia for Sonia Rykiel. This beach to streets summer romper is $230 from $469 and this relaxed knit dress is $265 from $530. This Lanvin cap sleeve dress is priced perfectly $397 from $993 along with this 3.1 Philip Lim sleeveless knit dress $180 from $450.

If you're not worried about missing out on particular item you may want to wait for Kirna's final markdown, which usually ranges in the 70% off neighborhood. After all, product stalking is our favorite pastime.

Kirna Zabete
477 Broome Street
Lauren 212-941-9656

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

OutNet Summer Sale 80% Off

The OutNet is by far our favorite online discount sale and when it's time for their bi-annual sale you have two choices: Hide the credit card or give in and max it out. Today we are choosing for the max-out option. We'll show you why.



How about a belted Lanvin dress for about $685 from $3485. That's 80% off. Vintage doesn't even come this discounted these days. Check out this Preen dress that's also 80% off or $425 from $2175.
Even if these McQueen shoes aren't your style you have to appreciate the design. And now that they are 80% off you can afford to admire them up close. These KoKo Jimmy Choos are a classic and, dare we say, inexpensive at $288 from $1150.

After a good resort you can find items that perfect summer items that won't max out your card. We especially love the Karl Lagerfeld collection, which is highly fashionable and really affordable with jackets for $40 and dresses for under $100. There's also DVF priced lower than the designer's own sample sale.

There's even Alaia shoes for 75% off. Just make sure to shop early. Even though there may be additional markdowns all the good stuff goes fast.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Celebrate Independence at the Outlets

Independence day is almost here, which usually means major outlet reductions. We started snooping around Woodbury Common and found that many of our favorite 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.



Balenciaga
For the July 4th weekend Balenciaga is adding an additional 30% off handbags and ready-to-wear. Discounts at the outlet start at 50% off and the additional discount brings the savings to 65% off. Most of the inventory is from spring 2012. Unfortunately, there are no moto jackets but they are expected to come in with the fall collection in August.
Terry (845) 928-2006

Bottega Veneta
The Bottega outlet has a lot of bags, which is not always the case. Styles from last year’s collections are an additional 30% off. A hot pink cabas type bag will be $2800 from $57oo and a black Veneta is $1427 from $2900.
Lena (845) 928-4563

Chloe
For the holiday weekend the entire store additional 20% off. There are no Paratys or Sally handbags. There are Sally clutches, Sally wallets and lots of clothing from summer ’12.
Catherine (845) 928-6260

Fendi
The normal discount at Fendi is 60% to 65% off retail. For the holiday weekend the outlet will be offering an extra 15% off accessories, clothing and select handbags. Men’s clothing will be an extra 10% off and shoes will be an additional 25% off.
Diane (845) 928-5455

Gucci
The Gucci outlet is expecting a large shipment of bags before the holiday. On July 4th the outlet is extending an extra 50% off select handbags, women’s and children’s clothing. Select men’s attire will be an additional 30% off. Within the extra discount category you can expect to find some Boston bags, Sienna bags and Shopper bags.
Bobby: (845) 928-8034

Prada
If you’re looking for great sales on Prada this outlet is not the place to go. Generally, the outlet only discounts merchandise 30% to 40% off full retail. That is actually less than first markdown in the boutique. There’s no longer a sample sale rack and but you might get luck browsing through the “end-of-series” rack, which offers an extra savings of 30% to 40% off.
Becky (845) 928-3706

Tom Ford
The Tom Ford weekend sale will include men’s swim, hats, scarves, pants and outerwear at an additional 25% off. Select suits will be an additional 50% off, evening an additional 25%, women’s clothing an extra 50% off and select shoes will be reduced 50% off.
Jessica (845) 684-3100

YSL
If you were disappointed by news from the last YSL sale then you might want to hit the outlet. Over the holiday weekend customers can save an extra 50% off clothing and 30% off most other items. We are told that there are lots of Tribute pumps in a variety of sizes. Colors include pink, yellow, blue, nude and black. Prices on these shoes are about $560 with plus an extra 30% off. The outlet is also expecting a shipment of more than 300 bags, which will include the Muse and the Cabas.
Mark (845) 928-2169

Monday, July 1, 2013

Manolo Blahnik's First Markdown

The Manolo Blahnik's boutique sale is happily on its way. The savings are currently 30% off but in just days the markdown will go to will be 50%.



As far as markdowns go, the department stores are serving up better discounts. Just don't expect to find any of the more interesting styles in Bergodorf or Saks.

Towards the end of the month, Manlolo adds a third "sticker" markdown where prices start at just $250. You can see our past overage of Manolo's sticker sales here. We always prefer the boutique final markdown to the sample sale-- at least you get a box with your shoes!

Manolo Blahnik
31 West 54th Street
Abby: 212-582-3007
Monday-Friday 10:30AM-6PM, Sat 10:30- 6PM, Sun 12pm-5pm
The boutique will periodically close from 2pm to 3pm to restock