Monday, March 1, 2021

LN-CC Up to 25% Off Bottega, Prada, Gucci and YSL

LN-CC, which is based in London, has started a promotion that provides the perfect opportunity to score a new season item for a nice discount. You can use this link and save up to 25% on a great variety of designer merchandise. Take note, the sale can only be accessed through this link <--CLICK HERE FIRST. 




The best part of this promotion is that the selection is super premier. This Gucci horsebit bag is $2000 from $2690 US and this Saint Laurent LouLou puffer bag is $1880 from $2350. This Bottega Veneta Cassette bag is $1584 from $1980 and a Prada nylon duffle is $1560 from $1950. 


The sale ends March 10. Click here to see more from the sale section.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Weekend Shopping: Obsessions & Impulses

This past year was undoubtedly historic. For the first time since WWII, the entire world shared a similar experience. In relation to fashion, there was a seismic shift. Even avid shoppers questioned and deliberated over every purchase regardless of the price tag. 




We questioned how any new purchase would be used. When it would be used. Where it would be used. Even today, I must admit to having an abundance of unworn purchases. As we begin to think about how fashion will evolve post-Covid it's important to remember how our clothes reflect our mood and creativity.

As we move from lockdown to freedom I can clearly see a world where people seek to celebrate and share. In terms of fashion through 2022, that may translate to a surge of consumption, decadence, and show-off culture. We have already started to see the beginnings of this trend as the art world and high-end jewelry and watch values have skyrocketed. Clearly, there is no ceiling on Chanel prices. 

As society opens we should focus our buying power on items that enhance our lives. Items that have longevity and reflect our individuality. They should have meaning and give meaning to our daily existence. That doesn't mean we need to pay full price.

This week, Saks Fifth Avenue started a promotion where you can save $400 of your purchase with the code SHHB21SF. Some of the best values include this Saint LaurentMedium Matelassé Leather Wallet-On-Chain that comes to $1150 from $1550 or Manolo Blahnik Lurum heels come to $1000 from $1300.

Bergdorf Goodman is offering an extra 30% off sale. The best selection is the athletic clothing. These Ultracore leggings with roses are $98 from $188 and Monrow sweatpants are $76 from $146. Generally, the pickings are slim but we did find these Gianvitto Rossi low suede heels are $295 from $84 and this fringe suede jacket from Dan Cassab for $490 from $1400. 

The biggest sale of the week was undoubtedly J Brand. Almost the entire inventory is discounted up to 90% off. this Highrise Slim Straight comes to $68 from $288, these leather joggers come to only $119 from nearly $1000, and here are Highrise Boot Cut Leather pants for $89 from nearly $1000. You can see more of our top sales picks in this post

We were subsequently told that going forward, J Brand will only be sold directly to consumers and at Theory = and Uniqlo stores. J Brand is currently owned by Fast Retailing, which operates Uniqlo, Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Princesse Tam-Tam, and Theory.

If you are shopping for any outerwear or ski gear you're not going to want to miss this post. Both MyTheresa and MatchesFashion are offering discounts up to 50% off. There are lots of great options from Bogner, Perfect Moment, Goldbergh, Holden, and more

If you're getting ready for a post-Covid Spring, you should head over to Nugnes 1920 where you can save 15% off new collection merchandise with the code WELCOME15The site has a great selection of GucciBottega VenetaPrada and YSL for which you can apply the discount code. The savings don't always seem huge but when some items are compared to US retail the difference can be a good first markdown. See our top picks here

Ok kids. That's all for now. Next week? Same time, same place?


Thursday, February 25, 2021

Nugnes 1920: Early Season Discounts

A lot of our local stores are done with sale season but that the world is big. There is always an alluring reason to shop! Nugnes 1920 is a multi-brand store with several boutiques along the Eastern coast of Italy and they are offering 15% off new Spring and Summer merchandise with the code WELCOME15.

The site has a great selection of Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Prada and YSL for which you can apply the discount code. The site even has a selection of the new Ken Scott Gucci collection. Check out this floral print bucket hat that comes to $354 from  $530 US. That's essentially a 30% savings. This white Gucci belt is $374 from $470 US. This Bottega Veneta messenger style bag is $1700 from $2150. It's probably more usable and less trendy than some of the brand's other new styles. This Prada net pouch is $860 from $1220 US and a Saint Laurent Baby Sac du Jour is $2000 from $2290. 

The savings doesn't always seem huge but when some items are comparied to US retail the difference can be a good first markdown. Take note, that some new seasons shoe sizes are selling out fast.  If there is a great classic, you might want to take this opporunity to snatch it up now. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Denim Blowout: JBrand 70%+ Off

It's no doubt that the sweats revolution has taken a big bite from denim sales. J Brand is fighting back with a huge blowout sale. You can use this link and the code GETMORE to save 70% off when you purchase three items. That includes all sales items. 



Some standout sale styles include this Highrise Slim Straight that comes to $68 from $288, these leather joggers come to only $119 from nearly $1000, and here are Highrise Boot Cut Leather pants for $89 from nearly $1000. There are also lots of plus-size options and some cool non-denim and non-pants options like this oversized leather shirt jacket

Denim trends diligently shift every season. That's how your favorite pair from last season doesn't look quite right after a few months. The shift is sometimes subtle but the esthetic can be huge. Skinny jeans, for instance, aren't necessarily a complete fashion faux pas. You just have to choose the right ones. Avoid styles that look like they are painted on your body or a wash that's too light. Opt for heavier-weight denim that leaves some room at the ankle. 

At these prices, you can imagine that items are selling fast. We would suggest loading up and checking out fast. Once this sale goes viral all of the popular sizes will be gone fast. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Late Winter Sales: Coats & Ski Gear

It seems cliche that this year is very different, but there is no way around it. One thing that seems to be emerging as tradition is the late winter sales, which include great discounts on outerwear and ski gear. This is usually when Moncler has its big markdown but we haven't seen anything... yet.



MyTheresa just added the ski category to its sale collection. Discounts range up to 50% off but most items are discounted at about 30%. Here is a great Perfect Moment puffer that's just $388 from $522, this Canada Goose fur-trimmed coat is $707 from $1595, and Bogner ski boots are $300 from $420.

Focus your attention on MatchesFashion. Right now you can save up to 50% off a great assortment of items to keep you warm even as the snow begins to melt. There are lots of great options from Bogner, Perfect Moment, Goldbergh, Holden, and more

This long Fuslap puffer coat is $680 from $970, Holden ski pants are $280 from $400,  and a Kask helmet is $262 from $375. We love all the Perfect Moment options for on the slopes or just for streetwear. This quilted striped jacket is $390 from $650 and this belted shell jacket is $690 from $1150. 

Beyond ski merchandise, MatchesFashion added additional merchandise to its sale section. We spotted these YSL slides for  $387 from $645 and new style Valentino $630 from $1050. 

There will be a lot more winter sales kicking off this week. Keep your eye on this space for updates. 


Saturday, February 20, 2021

Weekend Shopping: Obsessions & Impulses

Normally this would be a very exciting week of fashion shows and parties. The Covid version of New York Fashion week is limited to a series of short films and interviews, which are as eventful as, well, standing at Penn Station and waiting for the next train. Yes, it's that excruciating.




As I stare into my closet of unworn clothing I can't help but wonder if fashion can exist without being seen. Is an unboxing of new Chanel shoes on Instagram Reels the same as sauntering into Indochine and air-kissing remote acquaintances? It certainly doesn't feel nearly as validating as catching the eye of assorted street photographers as you wait for your Uber on a feezing coroner of Tribeca. 

This week we witnessed the influencer activation of the new Louis Vuitton Coussin ($3550). It is a logo-embossed leather bag with a heavy chain and thick guitar strap. Seems like a hybrid between the Bottega Veneta Cassette bag with a heavy chain and the LV Multi Pouchette. It's sure to hit the scene like garlic hitting a frying pan of overheated oil--hot for a moment and quickly overdone.

Speaking of overdone, that's one way we can categorize sale season. The options are slim and far between.  At the Italian boutique, Coltrori you can save 15% off sitewide with the code DEALMOON15. A purple padded Bottege Cassette bag comes to $2210 from $2990 US and this Saint Laurent canvas tote is $888 from $1250 US. 

Elise Walker's FWRD is taking final reductions. This Valentino studded crossbody bag is $814 from $1600 and Aquazzura sandals are $262 from $600.  We also spotted a great deal at Gilt. which is hosting a flash sale where all Manolo Blahnik Hangisi shoes are $650. Most styles normally range from $995 to $1035. 

If you're looking towards new season items, Saks Fifth Avenue is hosting a gift card event up to $700. Use the code FEB21SF at checkout. Saturday is the last day. Designers like Amina Muaddi and Saint Laurent are promotion eligible. You can catch more details in our previous blog post here

The designer discount website, HauteFind has some deals. Valentino nude patent leather pumps with bottom studs, which are $438 from $875 and this Anya sparkle clutch comes in three colors and is only $110 from $550. You can see lots more great Haute Finds here

Ok kids. That's all for now. Next week? Same time, same place?











Friday, February 19, 2021

HauteFind: Designer Discounts Up to 85% Off

We've hit that time of the year that discounts, markdowns, and sales have all dried up. That doesn't mean we can't still shop amazing finds. The designer discount website, HauteFind has some really amazing deals that can't be beaten anywhere else. 



 Check out these  Valentino nude patent leather pumps with bottom studs, which are $438 from $875. Classic Valentino low-heel pumps with an ankle strap are $398 from $795.

We also spotted this Valentino studded flap bag for $1123 from $2245, a tri-color Candy Rockdstud bag is $1523 from $3045, and a Valentino print chain strap bag is $1648 from $3300. There is also a great selection of Anya Hindmarch bags, which have proven to become great collector items. This Anya sparkle clutch comes in three colors and is only $110 from $550 and a Pixels pouch is $175 from $625. We also love all these tassels and key rings that are 80% off. 

Take note the site is offering a big selection of gladiator sandals at 50% off. The deal gets even better when you use the code GLADIATOR22 to save an additional 22%. These Valentino embossed sandals with an ankle strap come to $702 from $1800 and this thong style is $585 from $1500. 

Everything sold on HauteFind is completely authentic and brand authorized. Just a warning, the site is legitimately a discount lover's addiction. Once you begin shopping it might become a regular online shopping destination.

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

What Happened to All the Gucci Belts?

It was only last year at this time that Gucci's double-G logo belts were an integral part of every fashionistas war chest.  Over the course of the past several months, they have become an example of banal style choices. An eagle eye follower, however, reached out and shared stories of her hunt for the notorious Gucci belt. It seems to besold out nearly everywhere. 



Nordstrom is sold out. Saks is sold out. Neiman Marcus is sold out. Bloomingdales is sold out. Bergdorf Goodman is sold out. Very peculiar, right?

If you're in the market for the OG, you can still grab some color varieties on Gucci.com. There are some styles available on LuisaViaRoma. You can find a wide assortment on Ssense. There are even a few color options that are priced a little bit under retail. This brown belt with a gold buckle is $410 from $470. Jomashop has this black belt with a gold buckle for $299 from $470. 

The only explanation is that the passe accessory is about to be redesigned and reintroduced. The outstanding question is if Gucci still has the attention of the luxury market. 


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Saks Gift Card: Up to $700 (including beauty!)

Sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue and Shopstyle

Winter is beginning to feel never-ending but we aren't so keen on buying and saving flip-flops and the like for the next four months. That doesn't mean you can't shop for what's good now and prepare for the upcoming season.  I was inspired to create an ideal transitional outfit to wear now and into Spring and thought Saks Fifth Avenue was the perfect partner during their February gift card event, 




I started with a long light-weight wool wrap coat. This version from Max Mara is especially great for transition as you can layer it over a quilted jacket or wear it alone as the weather becomes warmer.  This Loulou studio sweater and pants are as great alone as they are together. 

These Gianvitto Rossi boots are perfect for cold days and also create a great look with a dress as days get warmer. I threw in this olive green Demillier crossbody bag as a splash of color that also pairs well with white. Of course, I topped off the look with a cool pair of shades from Illesteva.

The best part is that all of these items are included in the current Saks gift card event where you can use the code FEB21SF to save up to $700 off your purchase-- including beauty. The promotion starts today and runs through February 20. The breakdowns are below: 

Saks Gift Card: Up to $700 (including beauty!)
Spend $250, get $35 
Spend $500, get $75 
Spend $1000, get $150
Spend $2000, get $450
Spend $3000+, get $700

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Obsessions & Impulses: Wicker, Straw & Rattan-- Oh My!

Straw isn't only for beach bags and picnic baskets. This Spring's biggest designer trend is a little wicker mixed with leather details. Every designer from Chanel to Prada is offering raffia options to weave into your warm-weather wardrobe. 

Some of my favorite items of the season include the Prada wicker top handle bag that's $1400 from $1790 US. I also really love this Prada raffia bucket hat is another great option that's $500 from $625 US when you use the code LN-VALENTINE15

Bottega Veneta raffia sandals are a big hit this season at $961 from $1050 US. I also stumbled upon these Loewe raffia sandals that are $386 from $690. A straw version of the Loewe Balloon bag is $1300 from $2350 and I just love just the leather neon accents that scream "Hot Summer."

This week we stumbled upon some great discounted items on TheOutnet and you can use the code LUNAR2021 to save an additional 20% off. This blazer from The Row comes to $500 from $2090-- that's about 75% off. This The Row wool coat is only $720 from $2400. This Dolce & Gabbana skirt is $800 from $2800 and this Balmain striped sweater is $337 from $825. 

Since we are talking about the new season, you're not going to want to miss the promotion over at LN-CC.  You can use the code  LN-VALENTINE15 to save 15% off anything in this selection. Men can use this link. This brand new Bulb bag comes to $1062 from $1250, Mesh heels are $790 from $930, Raffia heels are $855 from $1050 and the Double Strap belt is $807 from $950. You can see more in the full post this way

As we dream of warmer weather trends we are still pouring over winter sales. Our biggest finds were from MyTheresa where lots of sale items are an extra 30% off. Some standouts include lots of Bottega Veneta bags. A pretty pink small Pouch is $1030 from $1550 and a Cassette bag with a heavy chain is $2650 from $3990. The sale also includes this small Saint Laurent leather bag and this Rick Owens puffer. You can see more highlights in this post

One of our favorite online discount stores, Shop375 is hosting a President's Day sale. You can use the code PRESIDENTSDAY20 to save an additional 20% off everything on the site. Don't miss the great Spring Fendi items or the great Balenciaga bounty

The Net-A-Porter sale is still live but not for long. Check out what we've been stalking in our previous post. Valentines Day is Sunday. Here are some gift ideas if he "messed it up" or you feel like you need a little self-love. 

Ok kids. That's all for now. Next week? Same time, same place?