It's now final markdown season and it's so much fun to see how the different department stores are clearing the last of their winter inventory. Earlier this week, we searched through the Consolidation Sale at Saks Fifth Avenue and today we took a tour of Barneys final markdown. The discount there is up to 75% off.
What's left at the chicest Madison Avenue luxury emporium? Lets take a look. (Pictures from our shopping trip are through the jump below.)
Starting on the first floor, you can still find a small selection of bags that are generally reduced 50% to 50% off. A Bottega Veneta spiked hobo is $1689 from $3420, a Chloe Marci bag is $759 from $1950 and a Lanvin messenger style bag is $1149 from $2300. Besides for the larger bags, there is also a small selection of clutches and gloves. We have a feeling, that if you stake out the section long enough, you could catch a really great bag on the way back in via returns.
Heading to the clothing floors of the store. You can still find a great variety of fashion. Most coats are still on the first markdown. A Lanvin died fox coat is $15,899 from $25,495 but a Derek Lam gold skirt is down to $1000 from $3890. A navy ribbed Lanvin sweater dress that's reduced to $339 is a bit more wearable and affordable. If you're looking for a long leather moto vest from Maison Martin Margiela (a.k.a. Mar-geel-ya) there's one left, following three markdowns. The final price is $849 from $3390.
Heading up to shoes, the selection at Barneys rivals what's left at Saks. We couldn't resist thigh high leather Celine boots, which are sure to be even hotter next Winter. The department is also filled with Chanel sneakers galore, priced at $319 from almost $800. Saint Laurent cap toe Janis heels are $299 from $775. Celine Mary Jane boots are $519 from $1290 and Chanel leather booties are $779 from $1295. You can also find a selection of Louboutins on their third markdown like PVC pumps for $389 from $975 and crystal embellished Daffodiles for $2559 from $6395.
It seems as if Barneys.com has straightened out a lot of their inventory problems during sale season. We can't vouch that you will get all the items from your online shopping cart but you can be comforted by the fact that the online prices are consistent with the store. And that my friends, is a lot more than can be said about J. Crew.
Click below to see a full catalogue of pictures from our shopping trip.