Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Bergdorf Goodman: Inside Final Markdowns

Most department stores have removed their Summer merchandise and shipped it out to discount stores. Bergdorf Goodman is one remaining store that still has a scattering of top style summer merchandise. The current markdown is 75% off clothing and 50% off shoes. No sale handbags remain.

Reduced Summer clothing can currently be found on the 6th floor. Inside we found a Rosie Assoulin pleated top that we've been stalking all season. It's now about $400 from $1600 or it can also be found at Moda Operandi for $430. From Jacquemus, we found a La Bamba skirt reduced to $200 but there aren't enough closures to keep the slit closed and keep your 'a-hem' covered. We also found the skirt on Shopbop for $135 but, remember, it will need some tailoring for extra closures and it runs big. There was also the iconic Off-White Princess Di tee reduced all the way down to $50. The closest we can find it elsewhere is on Farfetch for $166. (You can click over this way for pictures.)

Shoes are only reduced 50% off, which isn't exactly what we call a bargain this late in the season. What remains are lots of Valentino styles with white Rockstuds, No. 21 style mules in various prints and numerous Gianvito Rossi styles. We have pictures over here.

There are no additional discount promotions scheduled through September and we don't think this merchandise will last in stores for much longer. We suggest you take a pass through the store/online or just take a pass.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Stylebop: 70% Off Delpozo, Versace & Balenciaga

On a whim, we went surfing through Stylebop's most reduced merchandise not expecting to find anything remotely current. We couldn't believe the how much great fashion could be still found and it's all reduced 70% off and even more.

Over this way, there's a Versace blouse with a classic print that's discounted to $340 from $1410. (There's an extra 10% off for the last size IT42/US6.) There is a great assortment of Delpozo, like this strapless dress that's $910 from over $3000 or this peplum top that's $315 from $1050. A less expensive option is this high-fashion looking Tibi skirt that's just $158 from $530 or Paul Andrew heels that are $275 from $919.

Browsing along we couldn't really find anything that would be a bad purchase. The selection is really progressive and most items look like they will seamlessly transition from Summer to Fall to next Summer, again. Just try to divert your eyes from the new fashion if you want to avoid full-price temptation. It can be hard to resist.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Saks Fifth Avenue: Save Now Gucci, Prada YSL

We have become all too familiar with department stores' gift card shopping incentives. You spend as much as you can for the opportunity to receive a gift card for a later purchase. More often than not, you get your gift card and think that you're going to save it to buy something special. By the time you commit to the purchase, the gift card is expired. It's all very disappointing.

Good thing, Saks Fifth Avenue is offering a promotion that doesn't require to use a gift card at a future date. Depending on how much money you spend, you can save money off your purchase right now. For instance, if you spend $400 you can save $100, spend $800 and save $200 or an expenditure of $1200 will earn you a savings of $300. The promotion is only available online. Use the code LOVE at checkout to engage the savings.

The best part of this promo is that it can be used for designer merchandise that just came into stores. There are also very few exclusions. You can even use the promotion towards Gucci shoes, Jimmy Choo, YSL shoes and bags, Manolo Blahnik and Prada.

Some items we've been eyeing and are currently considering include, Manolo gingham Hangisi heels,  a Saint Laurent envelope bag or the newest style Prada tote. These Off-White houndstooth pants are the item of the season and are almost sold out. How perfect are they for fashoin week? Take note, sale merchandise is eligible for the discount too.

 Don't hesitate, the discount only runs through Wednesday. Next time Saks is offering a promotion it could be one of those tricky gift cards.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Effortless Summer Beauty

One of my favorite things about Summer is peeling off all the layers that tend to weigh you down all year long. Rings and jewelry feel cumbersome, my nails are short and haven't been polished in more than five weeks, I refuse to pick up a blowdryer and can't remember the last time I wore mascara.

My Summer beauty routine is very minimalistic but it works. I can assure you that this is the complete guide to everything I use to beautify during the Summer. After all, everyone naturally looks better with a little kiss from the sun.

Colleen Rothschild Face Oil ($85): During the year I was mixing a pump of this face oil with the Sheer Renewal Cream. A few weeks ago I cut out the cream and just started moisturizing with the face oil. It seems strange to put oil straight on your face but it adds a gorgeous glow at the end of the day. I especially like the effect because I'm not using any concealer, blush, foundations, bronzers or anything else. This oil is really all I've been using and it's quite perfect.

Fekkai Apres Soleil Creme ($12): Getting that perfect beach wave in your hair is almost as difficult as surfing. I've fallen in love with Fekkai's Soleil hair cream. I love the smell, texture and how it turns my straight hair into natural waves with minimal frizz. It's essentially a trifecta.

Charlotte Tilbury So Marilyn ($34): Bright red lips in the Summer really don't work. Neither does nude regardless of what's trending. We have found the perfect lip isn't a glossy lip shine or matte neutral. The best look comes from a lip "stain". We have found the ideal technique is swiping a finger over red lipstick and then blotting your finger on your lips. The transfer is light but adds the perfect amount of color to brighten your eyes.

L'Occitane Verveine Shower Gel ($20): After a long day at the beach the combination of salt, sun, sand, and sunscreen begins to make my skin crawl. I can't get into the shower fast enough to wash it all away. L'Occitane Verbena is cooling and invigorating. The fragrance and cooling action awakens your senses and leaves you feeling completely refreshed.

For the Love of Hair Caviar Shampoo & Conditioner ($10 each): I am basically a Pantene loyalist but sometimes even your favorite products start to feel heavy and drab. While browsing the shampoo aisle, I found this Caviar shampoo and conditioner set and have been thrilled. I love the scent, the texture, and the results-- especially for the price.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Webster Discounts Hit 70% Off

The Webster is best known for reigning the fashion set in Miami (and more recently Soho) but it's also a great place to seek out exactly what you want for a deep discount. Right now, markdowns have topped 70% off and to end the Summer fashion season, the boutique is offering an additional discount of 20% off. Use the code EXTRA20 to engage the additional savings.

Our favorite tee of the Summer is this Brooke Shields classic from Calvin Klien that is discounted to $78 from $190. This satin bag from The Row is about $550 from $1700, this white Stelle McCartney mini-dress is about $300 from almost $1000 and a top from Sies Margan is about $210 from $590.

This extra 20% off sale only runs through Sunday. Most of the store's merchandise can be found online but the really expensive and higher-end designer items can be found at the Soho store location.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Saks Fifth Avenue: Additional 20% Off

We are really coming to the end of sale season. These last markdowns of the season usually contain questionable fashion designs and a variety of pieces that were initially priced way too high. But, there are also a few hidden gems if you look closely enough.

Right now, Saks Fifth Avenue has slashed prices 70% and is also offering an additional 20% off, which brings the total savings near 80% off. We went on a hunt for some of those aforementioned hidden gems and found a few surprises. Over this way, we found an adorable Valentino crossbody bag that comes to about $680 from nearly $2000 and this Fendi backpack is almost exactly the same price.

The sale doesn't include a large variety of shoe options but you're in luck if you're into a finding a deal on some new clothing. There is a large assortment of Vetements left over, which isn't such a surprise because of the wacky retail prices. At nearly 80% off, we can splurge. We are tempted to go for this Vetements puffer for $1100 from nearly $2800.  Seems like a fun way to get hyped for Winter.

Not ready for Winter? Us neither. Here is a Calvin Klein collection blouse that's $190 from $850, a Balenciaga blouse is $380 from almost $2000 and a Balmain mini-skirt is $270 from nearly $1400.

Remember, Saks has a no return policy on prices reduced this much. At this point, however, it's not too much of a risk. Resale prices tend to scale higher than these current markdowns.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Travel: August Vacation Packing List

There is nothing we don't love about Summer. Even 100-degree weather can't get us down. Our favorite part of Summer, obviously, is August vacations. Before checking out, it's always nice to pick up some fun pieces of fashion regardless of where you plan to unwind.

Something new is always fun regardless of if basking in the infinity pool of Hotel du Cap, dancing on tables at Scorpios, in Mykonos, or just slipping into flip-flops for long beach days. Right now there are some great sales on beachwear, which usually runs on a markdown schedule a little bit different than the rest of fashion. Over this way, we found  a Karla Colletto one-piece bathing suit that's $150 from $300,  the perfect Jonathan Simkhi coverup is $227 from $455 and this Pucci maxi dress is perfect for table dancing or yachting.

Not everything you pack needs to be haute. Asos is perfect for shopping for casual and inexpensive beach pieces. Here is a marble print maxi sarong for just $19, a beach dress with a playful pom-pom back for $32, and we love this animal print ensemble that's even great for after the beach or for a walk into town.

Don't forget about accessories and jewelry. Bauble Bar is our favorite secret for inexpensive look-great jewelry. We are in love with these rainbow drop earrings that are just $38 and rhis bracelet bundle is everything you need to get the party started right on your wrist. While everyone is making a spectacle wearing oversized floppy straw hats, go with something more tailored and demure. Here is an Eugenia Kim hat that's just about perfect.

An August vacation is a great excuse to take advantage of sale season. It's also fun to have a few new pieces for an upcoming trip plus you can "apply" them to your fall and winter Carribean vacations.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Manolo Blahnik Final Markdown

We have made it through two markdowns at the Manolo Blahnik boutique the final price cut is finally here. Starting today, Manolo will begin their final markdown of the season. This three-day sale is the perfect opportunity to stock up on classic and ornate shoes from the spring and summer collection at up to 75% off.

As usual, we are told that the savings are "not to be believed!" Styles are from the exclusive boutique collection and include some alligator. Prices are always marked by sticker dots, which usually range from $195 for a red dot up to $350 for a green dot. Most shoes and low boots-- even highly ornate styles-- are priced at $250.

The store might be crowded but at least there isn't usually a long line to get in. The sale will only run through Wednesday. Styles and sizes tend to run low quickly. If you're looking for a great deal we suggest you switch out of your heels and take a run over to the boutique asap.

For a full rundown of past final markdowns, you can check out past stories here and here. Feel free to share news of all your finds in the comment section below.

Manolo Blahnik
31 West 54th Street
Abby: 212-582-3007
Monday-Friday 10:30AM-6PM
The boutique will close from 2pm to 3pm to restock when necessary

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Net-a-Porter Clearance Extra 20% Off

The Net-a-Porter clearance sale is winding down and many items have been reduced to 80% off and the site is offering an additional 20% to close out the season. The final days of the sale are usually a shopping frenzy and the best items disappear rather quickly.

While a majority of the clearance merchandise is 70% off there are lots of great items that are discounted 80%. A few of our favorite items are a printed taffeta skirt from Co $200 from $995 and a Stella McCartney romper is just $80 from $400. We really couldn't resist these Vetements booties for $290 from $1450. (These highest discounts don't qualify for the extra 20% off.)

If you're shopping for an upcoming vacation you can really score. Check out this lace bodysuit from Ganni that's $80 from $145. A bright red swimsuit with a deep v-neck is also $80 from $205 and a Vix floral-print beach dress is just $90 from $230.

We sincerely suggest you hop on the site as soon as humanly possible. Even while creating this post, items were disappearing. Don't forget, we just mentioned merchandise at 80% off. There's a huge amount of product that is discounted 70%. Happy shopping!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Restock

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale only runs less than a week. Procrastinating shoppers can rejoice that the site has been restocked with some of the most popular items. Below is a compilation of some of the early sell-outs that are now, again, available. Remember, prices go up when the sale ends on August 6!

Diane von Furstenberg Wrap sweater dress ($285 going to $428)

Rebecca Taylor faux leather pleated skirt ($383 going to $425)

Helmut Lang distressed cashmere sweater ($263 going to $395)

SEA eyelet sweater ($230 going to $345)

Frame straight leg asymetrical hem jeans ($166 going to $250)

Adidas cropped hoodie ($48 goign to $65)

NARS nude lipset ($49 or $104 value)

Chanel lipset ($100)

Kid's Adidas Gazelle sneaker ($40 going to $55)

Baby gift set of beach and summer items ($42 going to $65)