Monday, June 27, 2016

Roundup: Sale-ling Along Madison Avenue

Temperatures are rising and so are discounts. Today, we collected markdown intelligence from some key Madison Avenue boutiques. Many stores have already taken second markdowns and discounts span from 30% to 50% off retail. You can check out pictures from our (coincidentally very British) shopping trip here.

Before making an impulse purchase, we suggest you do a quick review of what sales are online. Sometimes you can find even steeper discounts online or at department stores-- especially if you're shopping for clothing.


Sonia Rykiel
The markdowns at the Madison Avenue newcomer range from 30% to 50% off retail. The spring-summer women's and children's collections of clothing is reduced 50%. Most of the best items of the season area already gone but we spotted a striped tank reduced to $110 from $220 and a marigold pleated dress is $1100 from $2200. Compared to what's online, the store was pretty sparse. We suggest you browse the designer's website or Farfetch for a larger option of choices.
Eileen Kasofsky 212-396-3060

Belstaff
British heritage brand, Belstaff is a bit more niche than most Madison Avenue retailers. The company is known for their rugged leather that was favored by the likes of Steve McQueen and Brad Pitt. Origginally designed in the 40s for aviators and motorcyclists, Belstaff has a strong and loyal following from the luxury fashion crowd. What's best is that it's not sold at many department stores or numerous websites. It's for this reason we got so excited to find out that the discount has hit 60% off at the boutique. Among the most alluring women's items are leather jackets that include, rich cognac, standard black and pretty pastels. One of our favorite pieces is a denim biker jacket that comes to about $270 from over $600.
Edwin 212-897-1880

Anya Hindmarch
We were very excited to see how the London-based retailer treated her Madison Avenue discounts. We must admit, that we were excited to see that the pricing was quite competitive with a discount that ranged from 30% to 50% off. None of the sticker or patchwork bags are included in the markdown-- anywhere. We did find a lots of rainbow styles like this one that's reduced to $1125 from $2250. This one on Farfetch is only $834-- we presume it's because of the currency conversion.
Augusta 646-852-6233

Charlotte Olympia
The discount is holding still at 50% off for kitty slippers and other whimsical heels at Charlotte Olympia. The one difference is that the boutique has added an extra shopping incentive. If you buy two shoes or more you can take a 60% discount. Woohoo. Sizes are hit or miss. We struck out on the espadrilles but were lucky winner for the leopard cat flats.
Harlina 212-744-1842 or harlina.senfleur@charlotteolympia.com




Sonia Rykiel


 Belstaff


 Anya Hindmarch


 Charlotte Olympia


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