Tuesday, May 21, 2019

MatchesFashion Delivers Serious Sale

We were very excited to dive into the Net-A-Porter sale but must admit that we were a little disappointed. The discounts at most of our area retailers are better and so is the assortment. Our next online adventure took us to MatchesFashion and we highly suggest you do the same.

The Fendi clothing selection is tops. The discount is 40% off and the selection is amazing. We are in love with this double-breasted wool coat that's from the Spring collection and is reduced to $2880 from $4800. The sale also includes some Burberry runway pieces, which we haven't seen reduced anywhere else. The "Tisci" trench is $1554 from $2590 and the new logo pumps are $533 from $790.

Among the bags there also a great selection of Fendi. Here is the Fendi-Fila Kan I and the Mania Mon Tresor for 30% off. There is also a good selection of YSL bags at 30% off. This medium Vicky is $1813 from $2500 and a suede Sulpice is the same price.

Not everything is haute or super expensive. These Alexa Chung sandals are adorable and come to $228 from $380, Vega sneakers are reduced to just $50, and Nicholas Kirkwood leather slides are $225 from $250. It's also never a bad idea to pick up basic Aquazzura black heels at half-off and these Jimmy Choo booties are lust-worthy but still expensive even at 40% off.

The next markdown should be the second weekend in June. We wouldn't be surprised if it was moved up because retailers are continually inching forward.

Global Fashions New Arrivals

The Global Fashions sample sale is open for one more day and there are lots of new arrivals. Right now you can save 70% on shoes, bags accessories, and 80% off clothing. Click here to see some of our favorite items, some of which just arrived straight from the showroom floor.

Global Fashions Sample Sale
Through Wednesday, May 22
9am-6pm daily
49 West 38th Street 

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Net-a-Porter Begins First Markdown

Net-a-Porter started its first markdown this morning. The sale scales up to 50% off and this first markdown has a wide selection of designer brands. To enhance your online sale-ing, be on the lookout for designer items that aren't distributed through most department stores.

Generally speaking, most popular bags styles are discounted 30% but there are some sale surprises. Here is a Balenciaga quilted BB bag that's discounted 50% or $690 from $1380. The same bags are only discounted 40% at Saks and Bergdorfs. Some other interesting sale items include this Prada wicker and leather bucket bag that's also 50% off or $685 from $1370 and this YSL Monogram crossbody is $1603 from nearly $2290.

Among the shoes and clothing, we love this Rosie Assoulin watercolor peplum top that's 40% off. It pairs perfectly with these Jacquemus totem heels that are 50% off or $325 from $650.  We also think these Cult Gaia shoes are a good bang for your buck at $160 from $320. (They come in a great assortment of colors too.) A bigger splurge might warrant these Amina Muaddi crystal shoes that are $525 from $875.

This Balmain tee is reduced by 40% and won't last long at $210 from $350 and this Off White tee is $182 from $260. A Burberry bikini is 50% and comes to just $150, Ganni silk printed shorts are $135. We spotted this Valentino leather studded bracelet for half-off or $112 from $225 and these Rebecca de Ravenel geometric earrings for $200.

Take note, we've noticed that Net-a-Porter has used the momentum of sale season to mark up some older merchandise. Expect to see more popular styles and brands added in during the second markdown, which will happen June 6.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Chanel Private Sale Details

Chanel is one of the hardest brands to track during the markdown season. The company is secretive and riddled with rules that are always changing. This season, Chanel is hosting a private sale of past season merchandise with a  discount of 40% on most items.

Technically speaking, Chanel boutiques haven't had a markdown in over a year. We are told that the new sale philosophy is to only discount merchandise that's over a year old. That means that most of the sale merchandise, this season, is from the cruise 2018 Greece collection and the Summer 2018 Waterfall collection.

Before you get too excited, there are no bags included int he markdown. Most of the sale selection is comprised of clothing. There is also a bit of jewelry and shoes. We spent the day accumulating pictures and gathering information from various retailers that carry Chanel. You can click here to see what we found. Take note, the shoe list is quite vast but you might have a better chance of catching a unicorn that finding any of the Chanel trainers at your local store.

The Chanel sale officially goes public on May 23. Private clients are invited to shop by appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday. The top floor of the flagship Chanel boutique (on 57th Street) will be roped off for sale. The selection is currently restricted and we couldn't preview any of the merchandise.

From what we've seen, Bergdorfs has the most selection and size assortment and you can see it pretty freely. Bloomingdales has a few rolling racks and six shoe styles. The inventory at Saks is organized, accessible but small. Our favorite pieces are a four-button hot-pink cardigan that comes to $1224 from $2040 and a deep pink wool one-button jacket that's $2550 from $4250. Click here to see pictures of clothing, jewelry, and shoes that will be part of the sale.

This Chanel sale is going to be very popular and there isn't a ton of merchandise., If you're willing to shop for Chanel sales that are a little off the grid you should consider calling Greenwich, CT, Hirshleifer's on LI and Jeffery's downtown.

Click here to see new pictures from Bloomingdales and Barneys.

All of our contacts are below:
Chanel boutique 57th Street: Christina 347-851-1684
Bergdorf Goodman: 347-986-9430
Bergdorf Accessories: Trayvoin 347-986-9437
Saks: Sook  646-236-5336
Hirshleifers: Tova 516-627-3566
Jeffery NYC: Michelle 212-206-1272

Neiman Marcus Online Early Access and Inside Pics

This is the first sale season Neiman Marcus is open in New York. It's a little bit out of our neighborhood but we couldn't help from feeding our curiosity this weekend.

Inside, you will find discounts of 40% off most items. The biggest differentiator is that Saint Laurent bags are reduced 40% off too. (Most stores have only discounted YSL bags 30%.) The Hudson Yards store also has lots of Loewe and Balenciaga discounted 40%. We have pictures of everything right here.

Just in time, the online sale link just went live. (That will save you a $30 Uber from the Upper East Side.) Don't miss the selection of discounted Gucci bags. A floral crossbody is $770 from $1100, a velvet Marmont is $1130 from nearly $1600, a cosmetic case (or clutch) is $350,  and a leather belt bag is $1050 from $1500.

The sale links for Balenciaga and YSL aren't live yet but here is Loewe Gate tote that's now $2100 from nearly $2800 and a Hammock bag is $1870 from $2550. A Bottega Veneta Roma bag is now about $2800 from $3800.

The Neiman Marcus store has erected the ubiquitous shoe sale racks. We were most impressed by the Gucci shoe selection. There were are some classic styles available that we haven't seen discounted. The pictures from the store are here. The online selection isn't as good but there is a gold ballerina for $440 from $730 and high top sneakers for $440 from $730.

(TAKE NOTE: Bloomingdales just sent out a link to 50% off Gucci shoes. The selection is much better. Here are fur lined Jordaan loafers for $550 from $1100 and Guccy sneakers for $445 from $890. Click over... there's a lot.)

The online sale selection also includes a decent selection of Fendi styles but Balenciaga hasn't made it to the sale section yet. Here are classic black Manolo Hangisi heels for $770 from $1025 and a nude BB for $375 from $665.

We didn't expect to get this early sale link so early. It seems as if the sale section isn't fully populated but there is enough there to get a good jump on sale-ing. We just suggest keeping an eye out on refreshments.

Emmanuel Cell: (text only) 720-298-4021

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Global Fashions Spring Sample Sale Spikey Surprises

Few things are more enjoyable than sunny spring days, chilled glasses of Rosé and afternoons of sample sale shopping. Starting Monday, Global Fashions will open it's doors to the public and offer incredible deals on an amazing selection of merchandise.

The sale will include a variety of designer labels for men and women from Stuart Weitzman, Anya Hindmarch, lots of Italian designers and more. All bags, shoes and accessories will be discounted 70% off and most clothing will be 80%. For weeks we've been anticipating seeing blue skies, sunshine and a peek inside this incrediable sale. Let's just say, the wait was worthwhile.

The sample sale selection includes a variety of Stuart Weitzman shoes that are all 70% off. We spotted some sandal styles. Peep-toe block heel sandals are $132 from $445, suede low heel nude pumps are $117 from $338 and Gigi suede slides are $180 from nearly $600. We have pictures below.

We know the Stuart Weitzman selection can be distracting but you won't want to miss the new styles of Anya Hindmarch bags that are also 70% off. A pink crossbody bag with a puffy heart is $270 from almost $900, a shoulder bag with an emoji clasp is $495 from $1645, and a multi-color block Boston style bag is $690 from $2295. Those are really good, but if you look even more closely at the bag selection you will see a studded double handed classic black style tote bag that comes to $900 from $3000 and a color blocked Glamlock bag is about $1122 from $3745.

It just keeps getting better. In the back, you will find shoes assorted by size. We immediately fell in love with the most classic style Rockstud pointed toe pumps. They are available in an assortment of colors and there are plenty of size options. The final price is just $255 from $845. It almost feels like one pair is not enough. Basic black patent pumps with a 4" heel are $330 from $1095 and sneakers are $210 from nearly $700. (That's less than a pair of Yeezys.) Click over to the jump to see lots of pictures.

Among the clothing that's reduced 80% off, we found a Red label dress with embroidery and subtle embellishment that comes to just about $200 from $995. A lace couture dress tallies in at $900 from $4500 and a cashmere and leather trench is $1400 from nearly $7000.

This sale only runs through Wednesday. You can be sure some of our favorite items will sell out very fast. If you see something you like in the pictures we suggest you arrive early on Monday. Be sure to tag @MadisonAvenueSpy and @GlobalFashionsGroup in your social media pictures for extra rewards.

Global Fashions Sample Sale 
Monday, May 20 Through Wednesday, May 22
9am-6pm daily
49 West 38th Street

MadSpy's Official Guide to Online Sales

This week has been very busy. We've delivered pictures from inside the presales of Saks, Barneys and Bergdorfs. We also snooped out details from the Christian Louboutin sample sale and announced the upcoming Manolo Blahnik sample sale.

This coming week is going to be almost equally as eventful as presales go official and sales go live online. Lucky for you we have all the dates of when the sales will break along with some online-only retailers like Net-A-Porter.

The Bergdorf Goodman sale is slated to go live first thing Monday morning. If past experience holds true, the VIP sale link will go live this evening. (We will update this post as soon as the link is available. Also keep an eye on Instagram for an early warning.)

Shoppers can expect savings of 40% on most items, including bags and shoes. You can refer to our pior Bergdorf post to see what items were reduced at the store. You can expect that the sale assortment will be nearly identical.

Barneys is slated to headoff against Bergdorfs Monday morning with nearly identical discounts. Look to Barneys for a better assortment of Givenchy and more indi-designers like, Alevi and Samuelle Failli.

The Saks sale is already live but the better brands will go live on Monday and even more on Tuesday. We would keep an eye out on the Gucci selection at Saks. The in-store markdown had the best selection of any store.

Moving forward, the Neiman Marcus sale will go live on Tuesday and face off with the launch of Net-A-Porter's first markdown. We expect that most discounted shoes and bags on Net-A-Porter will be reduced 30%. The clothing markdown will be 30% to 40% off.

It's never to early to begin curating your spring sale selection and editing your shopping cart. Please keep in mind that none of these dates are locked down and can be changed at any moment by store management. We will be sure to keep you updated as links become available. Xx

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Bergdorfs Presales Biggest Markdown Ever (Pics)

Bergdorf Goodman is usually the most conservative of our local stores when it comes to markdowns. This season, however, the "Lavender Lady" is killing it with a discount of 40% off bags, shoes, and clothing. The presale started today and becomes official in stores and online on May 23.

The main floor of handbags is buzzing with activity as customers revel over the great deals. Valentino bags are 40% off, Balenciaga is 30% off, Loewe is 40% off, Saint Laurant is 30% off and Fendi is 30% off. You can click here to see pictures of what styles are included in the markdown. Our favorite finds were this Loewe Hammock bag with canvas and leather comes to $1410 from $2350 and a crossbody Saint Laurent wallet on a chain comes to $1253 from $1790.

Upstairs in the shoe department, you will find a fantastic assortment of shoes for presale at 40% off. Usually, the first markdown is just 30% to 33% off. The selection includes Manolos, Fendi, Jimmy Choo, Prada, Balenciaga, Valentino and so much more. There is no Gucci, Chanel, Dior or Celine included in the sale... yet. Some of our favorite styles are this Manolo strappy sandal that comes to $500 from $845. There are also a lot of Hangisi variations on the sale racks. Fendi-Fila heels are about $600 from $990 and Valentino Rockstud cage sandals are $500 from $825. We have lots of pictures over here

The presale just started today so the store was still pretty tame. We are sure that the scene will become more intense as word gets out. Who can argue with 40% off at Bergdorfs?!

Handbags & Accessories: Janet_Paszkiewicz@bergdorfgoodman.com
Shoes: CJ 347-229-6159

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

BIG NEWS: Manolo Blahnik Sample Sale

We love Spring in New York-- markdowns, sample sales, and yes, the Manolo Blahnik. We are very excited to share that the Manolo Blahnik sample sale will be Wednesday, May 22 and it's open to the public.

The morning segment of the sale will only be open to Manolo's invited guests. Everyone else will begin to start shopping at about 11am. As is tradition, the second-floor salon of the Warwick Hotel will be the site of the event.

This sample sale is a bi-annual highlight for shoe lovers. As you can imagine, the wait time can be worse than the line at DMV. We usually prefer the boutique sales, even if prices are a bit more expensive. Those who can't make it to the sale can shop an assortment of brand new discount Manolos from the scroll above. Saks and Barneys also are presaling Manolo Blahnik at 40% off and there are lots of great Hangisi styles available.

Those who are up for the Manolo sample sale challenge, should expect to take a number and wait, and wait, and wait. Numbers will not be distributed until 7:30 am. We wouldn't suggest arriving before then because there will be no priority given-- even if you arrive at 4:30 am.

The really nice thing about this sale is that you can leave and come back once you get your lucky numbered ticket. Take note, that the sale opens to the public at 11am and will close when inventory begins to run low. In past years, that was at about 3pm to 4pm.

We expect that prices will run along the same lines as last season. Plain shoes, including leather, suede satin, and printed fabric start at $125 and go up to $150. Shoes with embellishments like glitter and studs were priced $175. Boots started at $200 for basic versions and went up to $400 for over-the-knee styles. (You can click here to see our post from last season's Manolo Blahnik sample sale or head this way to see our complete guide on shopping the Manolo sample sale.)

Over the past few seasons, the assortment has been dwindling as a result of VIP resellers, hoarders and other company modes of liquidation. We are keeping our fingers crossed that this sale is better than the past several seasons. Momma needs new Manolos!!!

If you attend the sale, please keep us all posted in the comment section below.

Manolo Sale Sample Sale
Wednesday, May 22
Sale opens: 11am and closes when the inventory dwindles (usually 3pm - 4pm)
The Warwick Hotel, 54th Street and 6th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Cash only!

Saks Presale is Insane 40% Off (100+ Pics)

Yesterday we got word that Saks Fifth Avenue started its presale. Pictures started pouring in and we couldn't believe our eyes. The markdown is 40% off on most items and the selection is really almost too good to believe. The sale officially goes live online on Monday.

The main floor of handbags is a little hard to navigate. Many of the spaces are leased and not cooperating traditionally. For now, we suggest you focus your attention on participating handbag brands, which include Valentino, Balenciaga, Chloe, and Prada. You can click here to see pictures of what's included in the markdown. All Valentino bags are 40% off, Chloe is 40% off, Balenciaga is priced 30% to 50% off and Prada is 40% off.

Heading to shoes, you will find all the presale racks behind the elevators. We were most impressed by the Gucci selection, which consists of lots of classic style Princetowns, sneakers, and a variety of sandals and slides. We have pictures in the jump and also tagged the styles above so that you can add them to your cart when the sale goes live online.

Bloomingdales also has a markdown on Gucci shoes. The discount is 50% off but the selection isn't as good as Saks. We added those pictures to the jump too.

The Saks shoe selection also consists of a great assortment of Manolo Hangisi heels and flats. The sale racks are also filled with an assortment of Fendi, Givenchy and Jimmy Choo. We have tons of pictures in the jump.

If there is an item you like, we suggest you jump on the opportunity. We've listed lots of contact information. The sale goes live online on Monday (and more designers on Tuesday). It wouldn't be a bad idea to fill your cart now and use the weekend to edit.

Valentino & Prada Bags: Tatiana text 646-515-4143
Balenciaga Bags: Anthony text 646-957-5325
Shoes: Galit text 917-312-1712