Sunday, January 4, 2015

It's a Great Time to Buy Outerwear

It's no secret that most designer fashion is highly reduced but you may have had a more difficult time finding a good discount on the perfect puffer or ski jacket. Until now, that is. Most stores reserve discounts on popular outerwear until after New Years, which would make this moment the best time to pounce on the most desirable puffers and coats.

It's nearly impossible to find discounts on Moncler if you're shopping online but department stores and boutiques usually discount the popular uber-luxe puffers. You can usually find the best sale selection at Barneys and J. McLaughlin, which has men's and women's stores on Madison and Lexington. Discount can range from 20% to 50% off.

Saks is a great place to go if you're looking for a large range of outerwear, from down jackets to more elaborate luxury coats. For example, a Belstaff parka is $930 from $1530 and an ADD Down fur trim puffer is $434 from $620. We also found a selection of newcomer SAM with a down jacket priced $206 from $295 and higher up the designer latter is an Alexander Wang shearling collared puffer jacket $858 from $2195.

Nordstrom also has a good variety of discounts ranging from high-end designers to more contemporary brands. A Marni oversized coat is $1300 from $3250 and Guess outerwear is 33% to 40% off, with prices starting at just $100.

For coats, the discount is much better at Bergdorf Goodman than Neiman Marcus. For examples, both a Marni Beaver and floral print coat ($1215 from $3040) Stella McCartney embroidered face coat ($1731 from $4330) are still thousands more if you overlook the Lavender lady.

European sites, like Stylebop, are also a great place to look for casual and more formal jackets and coats. A delicate light blue embroidered Peter Pilotto coat is priced 70% off, $3142 from $10,478 and an Etro color block coat is half-off, or $1755 from $2350. Duvetica jackets and coats are 30% to 40% off and an APC parka is 50% off. Farfetch has some Canada Goose jackets, vets and coats that are 30% off.

Over at Net-a-Porter, it's the same situation with more fancy coats discounted the highest. A multi-color Thakoon padded outer coat is 70% off and a more traditional Sacai puffer is 40% off. Even Moda Operandi has a range of discount options like, this MSGM nylon parka that's $595 from $1190 to a Aquilando Rimoni embroidered wool coat that's $2490 from $5290.

If you're shopping in stores, keep your eyes out for returns.  We've heard of Prada puffer finds more than a few times. Now, that is a score.

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