We recently learned that Barneys shoppers can begin to presale for the first markdown starting Monday. The sale becomes official and opens to the public on November 21. The discount is 40% across the board-- clothing, shoes and bags for men, women and children. Besides the outstanding selection, 40% discounts make Barneys the best department store to shop for holiday deals.
Among the reduced items are a large assortment of Valentino, Giuseppe Zanetti, Manolo Blahnik and Aquazzura shoes and a larger than expected verity of popular Chloe bag styles. There are also some Saint Laurent bags included in the early markdown but we think that more will be added later on in the holiday season.
Among the Valentino shoe discounts are the classic red Rockstud slingbacks and caged flats that are both about $600 from $1000. We especially love this season's Valentino Love Latch ankle strap pulps that also come to $600 after the markdown.
Among the discounted Manolos are Hangisi pumps, in select colors, that are reduced to about $600. These Giuseppe crystal-embellished sandals were a big hit but there are still some sizes left. The discounted price is $1200 from $2000. Gianvitto Rossi suede booties come to $540 and Wild Thing sandals are $473.
You can finally stop stalking the Chloe Drew and Faye bags on resale sites. There are several colors and styles available at a discounted price. A small Drew bag in 'Fresh Blue' is about $1200 from almost $2000 and a Faye bag with fringe is about $1400 from $2450.
Among the Saint Laurent selection is the cross body Kate that's reduce to $1379 from $2290 and the High School chain bag is $1200 from $2000. Other handbag brands included in the markdown are Givenchy,