Monday, June 17, 2019

Moncler Blowout Sale

We know it's not even technically Summer but when it gets hold you will be happy for this post.

We were just alerted that Neiman Marcus is hosting an extra 25% off already reduced Moncler jackets, clothing and accessories. Final discounts range from 50% to 70% off. Most sizes are currently available in each style. You can click here to browse the full assortment or pick from our favorites below.


Saks 75%-Off For Two Days

Saks Fifth Avenue is hosting a quicky flash sale where a segment of clothing is discounted 75% off. The catch, or the flash, is that this sale is only two days.




Among some of the reduced items is this Akris sleeveless dress that's $870 from $2900, a Fendi embellished denim jacket is $736 from nearly $2000 and, a MSGM floral print maxi dress is $540 from almost $1500. Here are Men's Gucci Yankee slides for $300 from $1000, a Moncler velvet baseball cap is $100 from $300, Balenciaga Triple S sneakers are $330.

Some items aren't discounted so highly reduced but they are still a great deal. Here is an Off-White tote that's perfect for the beach and reduced to $360 from $520 and a Gucci backpack is $1000 from $1400.

This sale is only online and ends on Tuesday night. For now, it's good fodder while we wait for Saks to draw its third markdown.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Barneys Offers 75% Off & Inside Pics

Luxury retail stores are feeling the pressure to offer the most competitive prices. In doing so, extra discounts promotions are being used to entice shoppers to 'buy more stuff.' Online at Barneys you can find lots of older merchandise discounted 75% off. The discounts and selection or as good, if not better, than any Warehouse sale.





The extra discounted merchandise is only available online but that didn't stop us from taking a quick tour inside the store.  We are sure glad we did. Over this way, we have some pictures of the remaining shoes and handbags. You. will notice that there are several new handbags additions to the sale section. We noticed a lot more Valentino styles and even some new Balenciaga styles.

In the shoe department, you will still a lot of Manolos, Louboutins, and Balenciaga shoes. Discounts range from 40% to 60% off. We were most surprised that Barneys added more Chanel shoes to its sale section too. You can click here to see pictures.

 It appears as if Barneys added a lot of older merchandise to the sale and there is an abundance of items that are discounted 75% off. Take a look at this Wandler peach handbag that comes to $219 from $950, an Open Ceremony poplin shirtdress $99 from $400, a Derek Lam sundress is just $159 from $625, a Balenciaga Logomania sweater is $300 from $1390 and Gianvitto Rossi sandals are $199 from $800.

We are having too much fun shopping this sale. We can go on and on but then this post would never go live. We are going to leave it here and continue to fill the shopping cart. Wish us luck!


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Second Markdown Alert: Net A Porter

Listen, um read closely, because you're not going to want to miss this. Net-A-Porter will start its second markdown Thursday morning. Prices will be reduced up to 70% off and many popular style bags and fashion are still in stock.




Among the bag selection, you can expect to find most styles discounted 40% to 50% off. Some items we've been watching include this XXS Balenciaga Bolide-style bag that's already reduced by 50%. At  60% off it will come to just $740 from $1850. (That's pretty close to sample sale prices.) This Balenciaga camera bag seems like a no-brainer if it's in the $490-range.

Loewe linen tote that is sure to be at least 40% off once the additional markdown hits. It's the perfect pulled-together but still casual-style bag to stroll along Newtown Lane. We also like classic this Wandier bag in navy and the white one with highlighter yellow trimming is a Summer beauty.

The discounts on shoes will range from 40% to 70% off, with most styles getting the 60% markdown treatment. Among the most heavily reduced shoes are these Nicholas Kirkwood mules that are poised to go to 60% off and these Paul Andrew white slingbacks are just as good. These Bottega Veneta slingbacks are even more beautiful in person and we can see getting a lot of use out of these Tabitha Simmons suede sandals. There is also a huge amount of sneakers from designer to running.

Expect to find an infinite array of clothing discounted 70% off. There is still this cream colored Balmain tank left but it won't last once it's priced under $200 and this Balmain herringbone blazer is already in the checkout zone.  Here is a black spaghetti strap Zimmerman dress that can be worn to a mariad of Summer events. The same can be said for this white crochet detailed dress. This Dundas dress has sold out at other places but it's still here on NAP. Here is a Jacquemus dress that's love at first sight. that is an excellent buy even now.

The new markdown won't go live until Thursday morning but the best merchandise will go sell out fast. We suggest you pile up that cart and edit before dawn.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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

Nearly everything that will be on sale has already hit the markdown racks. The only holdout, until now, is Dior. Starting Thursday, most of our area stores will have reductions of 40% off on various Dior items.  Dior boutiques are providing discounts of 50% off.



Most of the Dior sale selection is limited to shoes, some clothing and a scattering of miscellaneous accessories. Licensed departments (like the handbag departments in BergdorfsBloomingdales, and Saks) don't have any sale merchandise.

In anticipation of the big markdown, we headed to various stores to see exactly what will be included in the markdown. You can click here to see pictures. Some standout items include colorful canvas sneakers that will come to about $600 from $1000, toile print slingback pumps that come to about $600 from $990, pool sides are $534 from $890, and espadrilles with ankle laces are $414 from $690. (We have pictures here.)

If you are able to make it to a Dior boutique you might even be able to save more. A scattering of hoes clothing and accessories are reduced by 50%. Be sure not to miss the sunglasses because they are plentiful and -- who can't use an extra pair of sunglasses for summer. Pictures from inside the Soho boutique are a click away.

Another great resource for discounted Dior is Shop375.  They have a variety of classic J'adore slingbacks, Diorama bags, and even great clothing items from the Dior x Kaws collaboration. Discounts range from 20% to 50% off retail -- depending on the item. You can even use the code SHOP10 for an additiunal 10% off.

Department stores are a little skittish about releasing in the sale information on Dior. We have a few in-store sales associates you can contact. The Dior markdown officially starts on May 13.

Bergdorf: Dorian 862-216-5443
Saks (Boca): Jay 561-537-9468


ShopBop VIP Sale Link -- 75% Off

The hugely popular Shopbop sale event kicked off today for VIPs. Shoppers can use the code SCORE19 and save an additional 25% off all sale items. The total discount can get as high as 80% depending on the item.




The sale officially kicks off tomorrow but we suggest you dig in right now because merchandise will go quickly once the public is let in. For now, you need to use this link to access the additional Shopbop savings.

This is a great time to grab a new few items for the upcoming Summer weekend. Browsing through the 70% off section, which is final sale, a Costarellos one-shoulder floral print dress is $313 from $1400,  Laurance Decade loafters are $150 from $660, and a Cinq a Sept jumpsuit is $135 from $700.

Outside the most reduced items, we are in love with this Versace silk blouse that's $680 from $1300, Alice & Olivia shoes are $280 from $350, Ganni tie-dye shorts are about $110 from $300, and we have been stalking this toile print Tibi dress that's here for $470 from $900. We love these white high-rise wide-leg jeans from Frame that are $144 from $275 and they are still available in all sizes.


The sale ends Friday at midnight (PT). This is the best deal you can expect, outside of Shopbop's friends and family sale. If you ask us, it seems like a good opportunity to celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of Summer.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Neiman Marcus Extra 25% Off Sale

Neiman Marcus hasn't officially presented a second markdown but has been hosting lots of promotional discount incentives. Right now, you can click over and save an additional 25% off sale items. The best part is that there is still a diverse assortment if you take the time to dig.





Among the bag selection, there is this Balenciaga tote that's now $750 and there is one of these graffiti BB bags left and it's about $1000 from $1880. We also found this denim Valentino Rockstud bag is $1500 from $2675 and this Givenchy GV3 we've been stalking is $1390 from $2650. The best deal is this Prada tote that's under $500 from $1350.

Once you hit the shoe department the hunting becomes a little more complicated. Sizes are limited among the most reduced style shoes. Nearly every size of this Saint Laurent suede sandal is still available and it's now $450 from $1000. There are also lots of size options in this Chloe scalloped flat that's now 50% off. You have to check out the heel on this Manolo that's $460 from $825 and this Manolo d'Orsay is just $273 from $935 but only one size is available.

You might notice some items are much less reduced than others. This scattered discount assortment will provide a prolonged sale season. Watch closely if an item hasn't hit the discount to your satisfaction. Last Call will begin on June 27. Until then, there will a series of additional markdown promotions spanning up to an additional 33% off.

Saks Fifth Avenue 2nd Markdown (Pics)

Sale season started very early this season. Most every other local department store has already taken a second cut on prices. Saks Fifth Avenue was the only neighborhood holdout, well, until this morning.






Right now, you can save up to 70% off at Saks. The store's handbag department is still pretty well stocked and there are even more discounted options online. You can see pictures from inside the store right here. Online there is a remaining Saint Laurent Sulspice is $1465 from $2790, a Balenciaga tote is %656 from $1250, a Valentino velvet spike bag is $1650 from $3175, and a Loewe puzzle bag with fringe is $2040 from $3890.

Upstairs in the shoe department, there is still a very nice assortment of sale options. Most styles are reduced between 50% and 60% off.  (Pictures are over here.) Online we spotted Gucci Yankee slides for about $500 from $1000.  These Manolo Hangisis that we love are now $460 from $1025. Hangisis print flats are about the same price and solid classic Hangisi heels are $500 from $1000. Fendi Mani pool slides are hot but they are still $340 from $650.

Discounts on clothing are a little scattered. Most items are 60% off.  At the store, we found lots of Moncler jackets reduced 50% off. You can click here to see pictures. A Moschino tee is $177 from $200, a Versace silk cardigan is $700 from $1550 and an Off-White sweatshirt is $250 from $550.

You can click over this way to see pictures of everything (or most everything) we saw at the store. Last season, Saks hardly had a second markdown. We are not sure what to expect concerning third price cuts. It appears as if Saks would like to schedule its own agenda but the competition to final markdowns is just too much pressure.


Sunday, June 9, 2019

Manolo Blahnik's Biggest First Markdown

Manolo Blahnik is breaking with tradition and starting its boutique sale several weeks early. The Manolo boutique sale will begin on Monday, June 10. We are told that the discount will be 33% off and the selection will be larger than ever before.






The Manolo Blahnik brand is hotter than its been for years but the sales racks are filled with a variety of classic and seasonal style shoes. We've never seen so many Hangisi Manolos on sale and some are even reduced to 60% off. We can only imagine that we can expect even more and better from the boutique.

In April, it was announced that Manolo's U.S. partner George Malkemus would not be renewing his licensing agreement with the parent company after a 37-year relationship. We can only imagine the corporate shift is the root of the abundance of Blahnik sale merchandise. Manolo has since revealed plans to take over all stateside operations.

In a little over a year, Manolo has opened boutiques in Tokyo, Taiwan, Singapore, Geneva, Paris, a concept store in Selfridges and its first men's store in London. Now, we won't be surprised to see boutiques popping up all across the country. There is no question that there is a huge desire for men's Manolos.

This is just the boutique's first markdown. Usually, the second markdown comes pretty quickly. This is going to be a Manolo season you will want to watch closely. If you're not already a MadSpy subscriber, you might want to sign up right now.

Manolo Blahnik
Monday-Friday 10:30am-6pm, Sat 10:30-5:30PM, Sun 12pm-5pm
The boutique will close from 2pm to 3pm to restock
31 West 54th Street

Thursday, June 6, 2019

MatchesFashion 2nd Markdown Surprises

MatchesFashion took its second markdown today. Discounts now range from 30% to 60% off. We dove into the sale section assuming we wouldn't find a generous assortment but we were very surprised.





In some instances, the discount assortment matches and exceeds the markdowns at our very own neighborhood haunts.  Over here we found shoes from The Row discounted 50%. They are reduced by 40% at most stores. Here is a Saint Laurent bandana print bag marked down 50%. We haven't seen YSL reduced more than 40% anywhere else. Here is our friendly Fendi-Fila print bucket bag that's 40% off, which is the same as most other locations if you can still find it.

Some other good finds include this Fendi red logo belt that's $275 from $550. Here it is in black for the same price. Valentino Rockstud sandals are $450 from $750 and we haven't seen these around the racks for a while. This Prada flame skirt is from last season but still works great for Summer and is a good value at 60% off. This Balmain stripped blazer is $940 from $1885 or 50% off and a Balmain tee is $172 from $342.

It's refreshing to see such a wide assortment of good options still available, It also doesn't seem like the site is crashing with wild shoppers. We suggest you take some time on Friday to put together MatchesFashion edit of your own. Just remember, no girl has everything!