Thursday, October 29, 2009

YSL Sample Sale, Go or No?

We've received many email asking why we've ignored the YSL sample sale. The answer is simple: We don't wait in line and certainly not in October rain. Racked reports, protective headgear is required due to the aggressive nature of YSL sample sale shoppers.

Some shoppers reported scoring $1700 Muse II bags for $400. Prices of RTW go as skirts are $250, dresses $300, jackets $400, tees $75, coats $659, jeans $150, sweaters $250 and belts are $50 each with a buy-two-get-one-free deal. Of course their are gowns and they range in price from $800 to $2500.

Tomorrow is the last day of the sale. We are told restocking occurs intermittently. If you are so inclined, we suggest that you head over mid-morning. Lines should be limited and maybe ready-to-wear will be reduced?!

Just remember the sale ends at 2:00pm. So, if you're going to go, don't wait too long!

YSL Friends and Family
Friday, October 30 8am – 2pm
Metropolitan Pavilion
123 West 18th Street, 4th floor (b/w 6th & 7th)
Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.
No Checks. All Sales are FINAL.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

November Chanel Price Increase?

It's almost November and last year that meant a price increase on Chanel bags. Internet rumours are flying that prices are going up 20% on November 1st. A price increase that steep in an unsure retail economy seems drastic. Not sure what to believe we made a few calls asking Chanel sales associates if there was going to be a November 1st price increase.

Independent Chanel boutiques are all in agreement that no price changes are occurring any time soon. Saks and Bergdorf sales women seem sure that price increases are imminent. Are the department stores trying the pressure sell or are they just brave enough to brake the news? We think iit's the potential sale that is pushing the department store sales people but what do yout think?

Madison Avenue Chanel
Betsy 212-535-5505
No, that's not true at all. No way!

Soho Chanel
Erma Store Director 212-334-0055
We haven't been informed of anything. We usually don't get information far in advance but for Nov. 1st I believe we would know about it.

N15 @ 57th St. Chanel
Erman 212-355-5050
No. Not that we know of.

Elmira 212-940-4347
We don't know exactly when, but yeah. Probably everything is going up. Cruise is coming in and handbags are $3000 or $4000. The last time they went up $1000. For the last increase (last year) a bag was $1895 and now it's $2495. Usually "they" come in the morning and just change the prices.

Bergdorf Goodman
Barbara 212- 872-2858
I think it is true. I honestly don't know how much or which styles. I think the caviar classic. I think the caviar jumbo classic is going to be $2825, an extra $175. "They" just come down with the new tickets and change them.

Lisa 212-705-2856
None of ours. We haven't gotten any word of that. Usually it's every two years but no word on that.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

D&G 40% Off

Vava Vino sent us this tip about a D&G one day sale on Monday, Nov. 2nd. All Fall 2009 merchandise in D&G boutiques will be 40% off. Unfortunately, Dolce & Gabbana stores are not participating.

If you don't know what to choose go for this incredibly tailored blazer that's $695 (full price) but discounted to $415. You will own it and wear it for the rest of your life.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Retail Therapy: Sweetie

Sweetie is one of the most fabulous drag queens you will ever meet. She is the personification of everything loved about women. Sweetie is known for her appearance on Project Runway and Oprah but is also celebrated as New York City's Best Lipsync Artist for 10 years in a row. Most recently she was the feature of Charmed Life, a documentary that uncovers the passion, technique and commitment employed to transcend gender.

A screening of Charmed Life is being held at the Village East Cinema (181 2nd Ave), on Tuesday, Oct. 12th at 10:30pm. We've all seen it. It's wonderful. We suggest you do the same. If you can't catch the flick you can read below and get some amazing shopping tips because drag queens know how to apply make-up and shop better than most of your girlfriends.

Your most prized "deal?”
A custom made, full length, Natural Blue Iris mink coat. Fabulous! In certain light it is the color of lightest blue smoke. In other light a taupe/blonde. Extremely sophisticated amongst the sea of black and brown minks slapped on the backs of New York's ladies. Magnificent female pelts, french hem, flawless cut. A pure vanity purchase but so well worth it. The coat retailed for over 10k, and I snagged it for just over a thousand.

Biggest regret that you didn't purchase?
"Girls" of a certain size can sometimes hit road blocks when it comes to finding good quality, well thought out designs. Saks Fifth Avenue has a plus size department, called Salon Z, that can be very hit or miss. Tom & Linda Platt did an evening gown in an insane acid green silk that had these enormous color saturated butterflies in pinks, purples and oranges. The colors were perfection. That combination on an ample bodied beauty could be fashion suicide, but the design of the gown was so well done it was not only breathtaking in color but also in the fit. They had one left in my size and I walked away from it. It infected my dreams. I had to have it. I went back and it was gone. I hope that bitch Latifah was happy raining on my parade.

This season you are looking for a great deal on what item?
I'm just starving for a great pair of brown leather knee boots with a great heel. High enough to give my leg some oooomph, but not so high I feel I should be working 11th Avenue. Brown leather is so autumnal. A great tobacco shade would be heaven.

What's your number one shopping tip?
With this incredible animal called the Internet, there is really no reason to ever have to pay full retail. Research the item you have to have. Find out where it comes from. Try to cut out the middle man if you can. In this troubled economy the deals are endless. Do your homework and try NOT to be compulsive. All good things are worth waiting for.

What's your biggest weakness?
HANDBAGS!!! Gucci in particular. My love affair with Gucci started as a teenager when Gucci loafers were a preppy indulgence. As much as I love the bells and whistles of some of their designs, I really gravitate towards great leather pieces that I can love forever. Great shapes in buttery, Italian leather are very sensual to me. I'm a tactile person, so the feel of a good handbag is very important. I only carry top handles. Shoulder bags are rarely chic. A bag that rests in the crook of your arm no matter how large just looks better to me. I love a clutch for really dressy occasions, but they are not very practical for a drag performer. There's barely room for lipstick, much less my electric razor!

Is there an item for which a shopper should never mind paying full price?
Fragrance. Scent is so incredibly personal and should be your calling card. An amazing scent finishes a person off. It's the ultimate accessory, really. It's where you can be truly unique. Tom Ford's Black Orchid is so lush and perfect for this time of year. Etro's Midnight Mass is also a favorite of mine. It's incredibly bold when it hits the skin, but as it settles the complexities really unfold. Both Black Orchid and Midnight Mass are big enough fragrances that they can be worn by Donny OR Marie!!!

Jimmy Choo for H&M

Jimmy Choo is launching his H&M collaboration on November 14. We've seen the leaked pictures but we've been wondering about prices. Today the mystery is over. The prices have been officially released, most heels range from $99 to $149, over the knee boot is $299, low boots $149 and flats are $70.

The H&M/Jimmy Choo collection also consists of a great looking array of ready-to-wear and accessories but there's no question that they are overpriced. A black fake fur vest is $100, jersey leggings $30, rhinestone dress $129, embossed croco belt $60, and shopper bag $249.

These Jimmy Choo prices are a steal when comparing them to his Saks collection but how inclined are you to spend almost $300 on a questionably manufactured boot interpretation -- even if it does have the right name on the label? We're not sure.

The "really" Jimmy Choo collection boots are $1300. Could they be found for $500? Maybe. I think we are willing to take the risk and bypass the $300 version. After all, this is MADISON Avenue Spy not the Look for Less. What do you think?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Bonpoint Sample Sale

Now that you've stocked up on your La Perla it's time to get a great deal of clothing for your offspring. Bonpoint is hosting a sample sale at the Met Pavilion Wednesday and Thursday (Oct 28th and 29th).

The discount will supposedly be up to 75% off. Even 75% off Bonpoint can be still pricey. How do these markdowns sound to you: Baby coats $70-$180 (retail $180-$450), girl's cardigans/pullovers $55 (retail $155), girl's coats $80-$175 (retail $180-$550), boy's pants $60 (retail $150) and shoes $35-$80 (retail $150-$260). Since we've never had luck at their in store sample sales we might think twice about heading down town but this might be a must-shop for Bonpoint lovers.

Now strollers are allowed in the sale but try-on space is available?!

Bonpoint Sample Sale
October 28-29
Wed. 8am to 7pm, Thurs. 8am to 3pm
123 West 18 Street (B/w 6th & 7th Avenues), 5 Floor

Thursday, October 22, 2009

La Perla Friends and Family

Listen up girls (and guys), a spy sent us a friends and family code for La Perla that will knock your socks and shirt and pants off. From Thurs., Oct 22 to Sun., Oct 25 you can earn 40% off on La Perla products online and in the stores. Just use the code F&F09 at checkout to receive your discount online, by phone or at your local La Perla store.

We tested the code and it happens to also work on La Perla Studio merchandise, sale items, bridal and accessories (the $560 whip.) Go enjoy your self but-- BEHAVE!

BoConcept Sample Sale

BoConcept, the furniture store, is hosting a sample sale consisting of furnishings, clothing and jewelry. Included in the sale are women's clothing from Zang Toi, jewelry from Wendy Brandes, baby clothing from Caroline Cameron, men's clothing from Sally Randall Burnger and, of course, home accessories from BoConcept.

The sale runs just Friday evening and Saturday. The discount ranges widely according to designer. Some Zang Toi clothing will be marked up to 80% off while Sally Randall Brunger men's clothing will be just about 40% off.

This is the perfect sale if you're decorating. Just be careful to keep your eye on what you need. Meaning, don't buy a skirt if you need a couch. If only I could follow my own advice I would have a furnished apartment and room in my closet.

105 Madison Avenue @ 30th Street
Friday, Oct. 23 to Saturday, Oct. 24
Fri 5pm to 8pm Sat. 12pm to 6pm

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sephora Friends and Family

Sephora is offering customers 20% off at from Oct. 19th to Nov. 2nd.

This is a great opportunity to stock up on brands like Laura Mercier and NARS. Unfortunatly, the promotion is only valid online and they don't carry Creme de la Mer or Chanel cosmetics on the site.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Temperly London 1st Markdown

Temperley London is hosting a limited-time markdown from Wed., Oct. 21 through Sat., Oct. 24th. For these four days the entire Fall 2009 collection will be discounted 20% off. Last season, Temperley discounted as much as 80% off as part of an in-store sample sale.

If you are going to splurge this early in the season, go for a graphic print knit mini-dress. It's very much in style this year but will be even more-so next year.

Temperley London Fall Fashions
453 Broome Street, 2nd Floor
Wed., October 21 – Sat., October 24
Daily: 11am – 7pm

Monday, October 19, 2009

Retail Therapy: Daniel Silver (Duckie Brown Sample Sale)

Steven Cox and Daniel Silver, the duo behind Duckie Brown, are admired for their unfussy looks and meticulous attention to tailoring. Their collection can be found at high-end fashion forward men's stores like, Barneys.

Discounts on their pricey pieces don't come around often.That is, until now: For the "second time in eight years" Duckie Brown is hosting a sample sale. In honor of this historical event, we caught up with Duckie Brown designer, Daniel Silver, and convinced him to participate in our Retail Therapy column. Sample sale details can be found below.

Your most prized "deal?”
Landing Steven
Biggest regret that you didn't purchase?
Carol Christian Poell Jacket
This season your are looking for a great deal on what item?
Decided I don't need many more cloths
What's your number one shopping tip?
Only shop when you've got the cash.
What's your biggest weakness?
Shoes, shoes and shoes
Is there an item for which a shopper should never mind paying full price?

Duckie Brown Sample Sale
Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009
12pm to 5pm
Mogans Hotel, Penthouse
237 Madison Avenue @ 37th Street

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Kid's Showroom Sale

It kind of figures that Prada and, Magia, our favorite children's showroom are running sales the same week. Magia is the showroom that represents some of the finest kid's clothing brands including, Il Gufo, Armani Junior, Simonetta, Cavalli and P&C.

The sale runs all week -- Mon., Oct 19 to Fri., Oct 23. Prices are below wholesale but there is no restocking. Once a sample is gone, it's gone! Sizes for girls and boys run from layette to 16-years-old.

Bring lots of cash because no credit cards are accepted. Don't forget to sharpen your elbows because a momma in fashion lust can be more dangerous than a fashion intern at a Barneys Warehouse Sale.

131 west 33rd St, Suite 810
Monday, Oct. 19 - Friday, Oct. 23
9:30am to 4:30pm

Cash Only

Prada/ Miu Miu Saturday

Just a friendly reminder: The Prada sample sale starts Saturday. We suggest skipping the line and heading over during the week when prices and lines will be much more manageable. We know there are those of you who will be there before the sun rises because, snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom will keep a Miuccia lover from 75% off.

For more info click here. We are sure Racked will be posting a play-by-play on Saturday. Be sure to press the refresh button for timely updates.

Sale details below:
Prada Sale
Where :609 West 51st Street (b/w 11th & 12th Aves)
When: Sat., Oct. 17 to Fri., Oct 23
Hours: Sat & Sun, 9am - 6pm; Mon though Fri. 10am - 7pm


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Barneys Gift Card Promotion

Barneys is hosting a gift card event where you receive a $25 gift card for every $250 you spend. The promotion runs from Thurs., Oct. 15 to Sun., Oct 18. As far as we can see there are no restrictions. So spend your heart out because most of these gift card promos come with lots of strings attached.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bambini Renovation Sale

Madison Avenue, above 79th Street, seems to be taking advantage of the economy by sprucing itself up. This past Spring, Petite Bateau renovated their store, over the summer the 63-year-old William Greenberg had a grand makeover and now the fancy children's clothing store, Bambini, is getting ready to close for renovation.

Construction isn't due to take place until after Christmas but the store's owners are looking to turn over older merchandise, some of which we recognize for several years now. The current discount is 30% to 50% off most items in the store. The summer collection-- logically-- is more steeply discounted than winter merchandise. Acting a bit underwhelmed from the discount, however, might afford you an extra 10% to 20% off.

We found a gorgeous powder pink down coat that was marked about $500 with 40% off. When we grimaced, the discount came down to 50%. A $400 silk skirt and blouse set also went from 30% to 40% off with just a bit of an eyebrow lift. Granted. the clothing is gorgeous but these prices are still steep for this Madison Avenue Spy. Chances are that there will be further discounts as the renovation date approaches.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Retail Therapy: Colin Megaro

Colin Megaro is a stylist for some of TV’s hottest talent including, Julie Benz and David Zayas of Dexter, Carrie Preston of True Blood and Michael Emerson of LOST, The Office’s Oscar Nunez and The Secret Life of the American Teenager’s Daren Kagasoff. Sure he has helped dozens of small screen stars dress their best but more notworthy is the fact that Colin is credited for coining the phrase, "Shopping in Your Closet." Now this is a man we can get along with:

Your most prized "deal?”
My most prized deal is an Alexander McQueen Hand Beaded Tuxedo Coat, I was able to score it at almost 50% off. It's cashmere, classic lapel and the hand-beading is black on black. It was the last one on the store. It's the perfect topper for my tuxedo, and adds some amazing sparkle to my jeans.

Biggest regret that you didn't purchase?
Honestly, I don't have a regret because of something I haven't purchased. If I love a piece, and know it will add to my collection, I buy it. If it is something I just sort of like, I leave it in the store. I always know when I have to have it, and then I buy!

This season your clients are looking for a great deal on what item?
My clients are looking for deals on anything. The upside to our crazy economy is that everything is on sale, and what isn't has a price that is probably open for some negotiation. One of the things that many of my clients want most are over the knee boots. They want pairs that are flat, heeled and everything in between. These gorgeous boots are going to be everywhere this fall.

What's your number one shopping tip?
My best shopping tips are patience and research. You should find out when shipments arrive at your favorite stores, and research stores and websites that have great deals. Also, take the time to shop Vintage shops. With a bit of patience, you can find amazing items at killer prices.

What's your biggest weakness?
I have something to admit. I have more then one weakness when it comes to fashion. First, I can't pass an Hermes or vintage store without stopping in to buy a new scarf. Everyday, I tend to wear a white shirt, with a neutral blazer and a scarf as the topper. Second, shoes. Need I say more? I love everything from puma sneakers to custom made Gucci Loafers (and everything in between.) There is nothing like the perfect pair of shoes to finish an outfit off. My final weakness, without a doubt, is bags. I had to have another closet built to house all of mine. Great construction, beautiful leathers and bags that get a nod when I pass by are a huge weakness.

Is there an item for which a shopper should never mind paying full price?
You should never pay full price for any item. There is always room for negotiation, and you can always wait until a sale happens. My only exception to this rule is if the item is something you absolutely can't live without, or is one of a kind.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I Spy: Chanel at Gabays

We recently got an email from Gabays saying that they got a shipment of all our favorite designers. Of course, they didn't drop names but we had a good feeling. For the sake of good journalism we had to check it out.

We were glad we made the trip down town because we weren't disappointed and even Lynn Yeager would be pleased.

What did we find: Yellow Fendi rain boots for $85 down from $210, Jimmy Choo suede high boots $480 from $1195 and Lanvin bedazzled evening shoes $610 from $1195. The highlight, however, was the great assortment of quilted Chanel bags. We were drooling over a metallic teal Reissue that was marked $1599 and a gray Classic Maxi for $2080. There was also a black Classic Maxi and some Valentino styles.

We overheard that the shipment was from Bergdorfs and included a total of about 50 main floor bags. Some are slightly damaged. The ones we saw, however, were in perfect condition.

Gabay's Outlet
225 First Avenue (between 13th and 14th)

Lila Dishes for Forbes

Americans love to shop but hate to haggle. In rough times, however, you might want to reconsider your shopping techniques. Lila Delilah speaks to Forbes about a few of her negotiating techniques. Sometimes all it takes is a slight hint:

Delilah notes a friend who barges into boutiques and asks for the "recession price"--and gets it. Delilah herself recently employed a slightly different tactic: She said how she felt.

While shopping for her young daughter, she spotted a beautiful embroidered winter coat which was already marked down by 30% from its $360 price tag. Instead of asking what the sales associate could do for her, she was honest.

"I just told her that it was more than I wanted to spend, and that opened up the negotiation," she says. "In the old economy everyone assumed everyone could afford everything because they were putting it all on their credit cards. It's humbling yet liberating to say, 'This is too much.'" The associate then offered 50% off the original price.

Click here to read Emma Johnson's full article, The Art of Haggling.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Intermix European Designer Sale

Intermix is discounting their european designer clothing, bags and shoes 30% off. The sale starts Friday and runs for a full week until Friday, Oct. 18. Participating designers include, Stella McCartney, Matthew Williamson, Missoni, and Giuseppe.

When shopping online you can enter the code EUROPEAN to redeem your discount.

This is a better discount than Saks' Friends and Family, however all sales are final. For a 5% price difference we prefer the backsies option.

Saks Friends and Family

Saks friends and family weekend is quickly approaching, which means presale is underway. The official discount starts Thurs., Oct. 15th and runs through Sun., Oct.18 but by then most of the top selection will already be off the sales floor.

The markdown is 25% off for apparal and accessories, 20% off jewelry and 10% off cosmetics. Of course, not all departments are participating. The official legalise says, designer collections, select leased departments, select cosmetic collections, the bridal salon and select fine jewelry are excluded. Without naming names, you know this means, Chanel, Louboutin, Prada and David Yurman.

Any sales associate should honor the discount. Over the years, friends and family has become just another promotion. Online shoppers can use the code FRIENDS3 to activate the discount, once the promotion officially begins.

Contact: Marie Jose 212-940-2536 (3rd Floor Premier Designers)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Prada Friends and Family

There is no doubt the Prada Friends and Family sale is our all time favorite. We have heard rumblings that it's this month but could not confirm and could not imagine sending our misinformation. Well, Guerrilla Shopper has the scoop.

Mark your calendar and start tucking a bit of your paycheck aside because Prada is hosting their famous we're-all-friends sample sale. The discount extravaganza will start Sat., Oct. 17th and runs until Fri., Oct. 23rd.

On the first day of the sale, last year, customers started queuing up at 6:30am. Lines lasted about an hour but tapered off to nothing as the sale days continued. Don't expected to find any bags but do expect to find plenty of shoes and an abundance of clothing.

Prices on the seasonal collection -- what you see advertised each season in Vogue-- started off at about 75% off retail but was down past 90% off by the last day of the sale. Shoes were all $150 to start but down to $79 on the final day. We expect that there will be a lot of lace from winter 2008's collection and a reasonable amount of merchandise from spring 2009. Remember the gold lamé?

To see a full rundown of pictures and prices from last year's sale, click here. You can bet we will be there tracking prices throughout the week but we are going to wait until the end to do any major shopping.

Prada Sale
Where :609 West 51st Street (b/w 11th & 12th Aves)
When: Sat., Oct. 17 to Fri., Oct 23
Hours: Sat & Sun, 9am - 6pm; Mon though Fri. 10am - 7pm


Monday, October 5, 2009

Retail Therapy: Kami Gray

You know when it comes to getting great deals, fashion stylists have all the inside scoop. After all, they are professional shoppers. Kami Gray knows her way around the wardrobe closet as a stylist for shows like, House, Veronica Mars, and Hell's Kitchen. In addition, Kami is the best selling author of the Denim Diet: Sixteen Simple Habits to Get You Into Your Dream Pair of Jeans.

In this week's Retail Therapy, Kami spills her favorite discount haunts this season's biggest must-have.

Your most prized "deal?”

I frequent high-end resale boutiques looking for classic pieces from recent designer lines. You have no idea how many brand spanking new items --with the tags attached --are available since the economic downturn. I have found countless deals, but my most prized deal is a pale pink tweed cropped Valentino jacket. (Retail price: $1990. Found for: $399.) It's so Carrie Bradshaw, but paired with an Oscar de la Renta chocolate brown cashmere kick pleat skirt, I can create a look that's more sophisticated and work friendly.

Biggest regret that you didn't purchase?

There are so many! The one item I'm still kicking myself over is an Akris Punto caramel leather motorcycle jacket I found at the same resale shop I purchased the Valentino tweed jacket at and it's long gone now! Bummer. I thought I couldn't possibly have both (truth is, I shouldn't have bought either!) and I thought the Akris Pinto leather jacket was less practical. It wasn't. As the author of The Denim Diet, I wear denim constantly. How adorable would a caramel leather jacket look with skinny jeans tucked into a pair of charcoal grey suede ankle boots? Darn.

This season your clients are looking for a great deal on what item?

Clients keep asking about boots, specifically authentic cowboy-style ankle boots. This is definitely going to be another big year for boots. I think people are worried that cowboy ankle boots are merely a trend. I disagree. Stuffing your skinny jeans into them or wearing them with tights and a flouncy short dress may be a trend, but that classic boot bottom can be worn for years to come.

What's your number one shopping tip?

Shop Neiman's Last Call, Saks Off Fifth, and Nordstrom Rack, but find out when new shipments arrive. Don't be shy! Store clerks are happy to give you the goods. New shipment arrivals typically coincide with less busy days (early in the week), which makes shopping easier anyway because their are less people vying for the same skirt or dressing room.

What's your biggest weakness?

Easy. Flap pocket jeans. They make my backside look so shapely that I can skip all those awful lunges at the gym. I have way too many pairs, but I always seem to find a way to rationalize the expense when I come across a new, must-have pair.

Is there an item for which a shopper should never mind paying full price?

One of a kind pieces from up and coming, super talented artisans--especially jewelry designers. I love having something that no one else has and I have no problem paying what someone deserves for their unique execution and high quality craftsmanship.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Barneys Mens Sale

Last year it was the Good Guy Sale, this year it's the Haberdashery sale. Regardless of the name, the discount is the same: 40% to 50% off dress shirts, tires, shoes, main floor sportswear and accessories. This is the first sale of the season. It's a good sign that it's the same time and same discount as last year.

Who says there's nothing to learn on Madison Avenue Spy? A haberdasher is a 17th century stylist and a haberdashery was a men's store. It's fun to say. Go ahead, spread the word.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Ralph Lauren 25% Off Promo

Ralph Lauren is running a sales promotion where you can save 25% off all your purchases until October 12. In addition, the company is giving 10% of the proceeds to Pink Pony, which supports women's cancer or the Ralph Lauren Center for cancer care and prevention.

Seems like a double great deal, right? Well, there is a snag in the small print: Purple Label Sportswear and women's Collection are not eligible for the 25% discount. The good news is that the discount will afford you a $4,250 savings off a Croc Ricky Bag. (Retail price: $17k.) The code seems to work on Collection shoes, as well.