Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Madison Ave Sale-ing: Balenciaga, McQueen, Pucci, Stella & Lanvin

It couldn't have been a more perfect day to sale down Madison Avenue. The bright sun, changing leaves and ubiquitous sales make it ideal conditions to browse, shop and absorb all the beauty of luxury fashion.

Today, we collected markdown intelligence from some key Madison Avenue boutiques. The best part is that the weather is supposed to remain cooperative through the weekend. That means holiday shopping will be that more enjoyable.

Take note, most stores have officially started sale season. Discounts range from 30% to 50% off. Some boutiques are offering even better pricing than the department stores. Keep an eye out, the Chanel sale will begin in mid-December. Golden Goose and Mr. & Mrs. Italy claim they will not have any markdowns. (We'll see about that.) See below for details and head to the jump for pictures of our favorite sale items.

Be sure to follow along on Instagram and Twitter for pictures and real-time updates.



Alexander McQueen
Expect to snag a discount of 40% off at the McQueen boutique. Shoes and bags are discounted the same amount. We were most taken by the luscious shearling-lined leather coats and jackets. We also loved this collection for these of hardware. Grummets and d-rings add a great edge to what could otherwise be a flat collection.
Erik
212-645-1797

Balenciaga
Who is gaga for Balenciaga? Clearly everyone. The discounts range from 30% to 50% off. The problem is that the boutique sales people can't really tell you which shoe styles are marked down or the prices. Sizes are also sketchy. Clearly this floral print Knife pump is discounted 50% but we were told that there weren't any pumps included in the markdown. It's better to stick to the bags, which are much more straight forward. Be on the look out for the small selection of Graffiti City Bags. They are from the new Spring collection and not on sale but they will be sold out in a flash. Production is really tight and it's currently the hottest bag on the market.
Ian 212-328-1671

Emilio Pucci
You can soak in all the colorful drama of Pucci's mid-century colorful print at 40% off. Bags, shoes and jewelry are also discounted 40%. We always love Pucci's bright solid coats that are trimmed with big fox collars. Online at Saks, you can find some swim suits that are discounted 50% and perfect for winter vacation.
Ivana 212-230-1135

Stella McCartney
You'll find clothing discounted 50% and shoes and bags marked down by 40%. The bag selection isn't terrific in the store. You should head online to see a better assortment. The boutique has an especially great selection of coats and the markdown tops any department store. We love this long check grey coat that's reduced to $900 from $1800 and platform star sneakers are always classic ($540 from $900).
Dana 786-797-5850

Lanvin
Clothing, shoes, jewelry and most bags are discounted 50% at Lanvin. It's hard to find any rays of sunshine within this collection. If you are a sneaker fan there are lots from which to choose. Most styles are on sale for about $300 from $600. This tailored print coat is quite eye-catching.
Devon 646-439-0380






Stella McCartney Sale Bags

Pucci

Pucci

Pucci

Lanvin

Lanvin

Lanvin

Lanvin

Balenciaga

Balenciaga

Balenciaga

Graffiti Bags not on sale

Balenciaga


Balenciaga

McQueen

McQueen

McQueen

McQueen

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