Thursday, June 17, 2021

Unicorn of Sales: Inside the Dior's Markdown (Pics)

We are in the thick of sale season. One outstanding holdout is Dior-- until now. The sale doesn't officially begin until June 24 but some stores are starting presale. Most of our area stores will have reductions of 40% off on various Dior items. Dior boutiques usually provide discounts of 50% off. 

Click here to see pictures of what's included in the markdown. My personal Dior contacts are below. We will continue to update this post as additional information becomes available.

Nordstrom NYC: Matt
Dior NYC: Roman
Dior Bal Harbour: Juan

(I'm going to probably have to delete these contacts from the blog. Connect on telegram to stay updated. )

Savannah's: Up to 40% Off Louboutin, Manolo & More

 The Stockholm-based boutique, Savannah's is hosting markdowns where lots of designer shoes are discounted up to 40% off. The online store has a terrific online shoe department. Pay special attention to the Louboutin selection, which is pretty much all 40% off.  There are also no taxes or duties and shipping is free in most cases. Seems like a pretty good deal.

Below are some of our favorite sale picks. 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Balenciaga Private Sale Begins

 The Balenciaga Spring sale started at the boutique and online today. You can use this private sale link to begin shopping now. Discounts range from 30% to 50% off. To see the discounts, you must use this link. The men's selection can be found here. We expect that department stores will begin their markdowns on Thursday. We will be sure to update this post as retailers begin to add Balenciaga to the sale mix. 

MatchesFashion Markdowns Hit: 60% Off

 Since the beginning of the week, several retailers started taking additional markdowns on early sale items.  Most discounts top 60% off. Most notably, MatchesFashion has added lots of additional marchandise to its sale section and cut prices. Take special note of the Amina Muadi sale options. If you missed a size from the Jimmy Choo private sale, you might be able to find it here. As a side note, don't miss the discounted housewares.

Below are some of our favorite sale items.

Monday, June 14, 2021

MyTheresa: Extra 20% off Sale

MyTheresa is the latest retailer to offer extra discounts on its markdowns. The German-based retail is offering an additional 20% off a selection of sale items when you spend over $750 or more. You need to click on this activation link to where the discounts can be applied and use the code SAVE4 at checkout. 

The site's best bets are below. (Saint Laurent sale items are not included in the promotional edit.)

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Impulses & Obsessions: Discount Cheat Sheet

 It's been a very long time since we've posted a sale season cheat sheet. It's easy enough to say that the world is back and shopping has returned to normal. But has it? My feeling is, not at all.

This is probably the dullest fashion season in MadSpy history. Inventories are low and trends are becoming stale. It's worth noting that sale season is definitely a few weeks behind the normal pre-covid schedule. Maybe retailers are really keeping their promise to promote fashion in the season. 

You will also notice that stores are holding back discounts on the most elevated fashion brands. Early this week, we saw retailers coordinated markdowns of YSL and Valentino. 

Below is a comparison chart of Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Take note, Bergdorf Goodman is offering an extra 15% off lots of sale items. We are still waiting for discounts from Dior, Fendi, Prada, Celine, and Balenciaga. 

We anticipate those sales to start this week, which will keep us very busy. We just noticed that The Row has been added to markdowns at Saks. Most items are about 30% off. 

Jimmy Choo fans can rejoice as the boutique's online site is hosting a private sale that is only accessible through this VIP activation link. The discounts are 40% off and there are some really great iconic styles available. The sale opens to the public on June 16. You can see the full post and our favorite sale items here.

Valentino hit sale racks on Thursday. Discounts range from 25% off to over 50%. You can see the best places to shop for your favorite Valentino items here

You can check on Neiman Marcus markdowns here, The discounts aren't as substantial as Bergdorf Goodman but you will find a larger selection and more size assortments.

It's also worth pointing out that Saks Off Fifth is hosting friends and family sale where lots of merchandise is an additional 20% off. You can use the code FANDF to engage the additional savings. Be sure to check out the Prada selection and Missoni items

Stay tuned. Until next time... same time, same place?

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Valentino Goes on Sale

This season of markdowns has come in designer waves. Today you can "wave" hello to discounts on Valentino. Many stores started sales on Valentino bags, shoes, clothing, and accessories. 

UPDATE: MyTheresa is the latest designer to begin markdowns on Valentino. Most items are 30% off and there are lots of sizes and styles from which to choose. We even spotted some exclusives that we haven't seen anywhere else.

Moda Operandi added Valentino to its sale. Unique to the site is this logo visor for $330 from $550 and this link V Sling bag that’s 40% off. 

Every store is coming at it from a little bit of a different perspective. Saks Fifth Avenue appears to have the largest selection of sale Valentino. Most items are 30% to 440% off. 

Nordstrom is offering 30% to 40% off. Most of the discounted bag styles are from last year but you might still be able to snag the new Roman Stud version shoe at 30% off.

At Bergdorf Goodman the discounts run from 30% to 40% off. The store is also offering an additional 15% off sale items and some Valentino pieces are included. Most of the selection is pretty standard and classic Valentino.

If you're looking for deals on newer style Valentino check out the Italian boutique Suit You can use this private link and save 35% off any of the items within with the code VIPSALE

All of the Ssense Valentino discounts can be found here. The discounts range from 15% to 50% off. So you will have to do some fishing. Some of our favorite items are these tweed heels that are $443 from $885 and this Roman Stud pink bag for $2100 from $3250.

Keep checking back here. We will continue to add more Valentino sales deals to this post as they become available, 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Big Discounts on Bottega, Gucci, Valentino & More

Suit is an Italian designer boutique located in Lecce, which is just south of Puglia. The store has a fantastic assortment of merchandise and recently sent us a private link where you can save 35% off with the code VIPSALE. You must use this link to access the eligible assortment. The men's assortment is very small but can be found here

Below are our favorite items included in the sale. You'll notice that most of what we pick are shoes but there are lots of other goodies too.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Jimmy Choo Private Sale Link

Hey, Jimmy Choo fans. The boutique's online site is hosting a private sale that is only accessible through this VIP activation link. The discounts are 40% off and there are some really great iconic styles available. The sale opens to the public on June 16. Better to shop now before all the good sizes are gone.  (Note: You must hit the activation link to see the sale prices.)

Bergdorf Goodman & Neiman Marcus: New Sale Merchandise

UPDATEBergdorf Goodman is offering an extra 15% off lots of sale items. The promotion will run through Monday. Below are some of the best hits.


Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus both added new designers to their sale lineup. Some highlights include mid-to-higher range bag designers but the real luxury sales have not hit yet. We should see a healthy deluge of merchandise next week. We accumulated the best current sale picks from both sites and added them below.