Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Lisa Perry Kid's Dresses $40

Few things are cuter than a mini-me, especially when it's your own. We couldn't have enjoyed pairing up with the little ones as much as we did with Lisa Perry's mod a-line dresses. Unfortunately, the kid's collection is being discontinued, according to company insiders.

On a positive note, the Madison Avenue boutique is selling all the remaining kid's dresses and sweaters for $40 each. There is still a very nice selection of styles, including an iconic Love dress and another version with floral patches. Most of what's left is from the Spring 2015 collection. We suggest you scoop up all that you can because once they are gone, there will be no more.

Lisa Perry
988 Madison Ave
(212) 431-7467

Monday, September 28, 2015

Lippes x Target Launches to Little Fanfare

Following the blockbuster Lilly Pulitzer collaboration at Target, we were very curious how Adam Lippes would be received. The New York-based designer is well known throughout the fashion world but his name recognition outside of the industry is probably a lot more spotty.

The Target capsule collection launched in stores and online today. The designer collaboration is comprised of about 50 items for men and women. Almost all the bags, tops, shoes, blankets and housewares almost all feature traditional buffalo plaid prints in a variety of colors. We are told that Lippes was "inspired by his Berkshires home."

To gauge the response to the collection we hit the Harlem Target. In the early afternoon it appeared as if much of the collection was still available. Some sizes of clothing were sold out but the racks still had plenty of merchandise. Items like the plaid bucket bag and 'Painterly Plaid' tops were gone. There are still a good selection of shoes and most housewares are still available.

If you go online, almost all of the collaboration items are still available. The only sell out item-- as far as we can see-- is the plaid bucket bag. The heavy wool puffer vest is only available in an XL online and is sold out in Harlem.

There is still hope if you can't find an item online or in a New York store. The Target in Bergen County, NJ  is closed on Sundays, so they will open tomorrow morning completely stocked. If that doesn't work-- or is too complicated-- we suggest waiting it out to see if the item you want gets returned. We also have a feeling that there will be lots of markdowns in the near future.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Save the Date: David Yurman Sample Sale

We hope you've been stashing cash because the David Yurman sample sale is set to start Thursday, October 15. Discounts normally range from 30% to 60% off retail and 10% of all proceeds on the first day of the sale will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

During the last sale we were pleased with the small amount of classic Yurman. Most jewelry was discounted 40% and sunglasses were priced at 60% off retail. Prices started at $150 for silver and leather bracelets. Most of the iconic cable pieces were discontinued just 30% off. The watch selection was quite limited, but all timepieces were 50% off retail.

There aren't additional markdowns taken throughout the sale, so were suggest going early to get the best selection. The David Yurman outlet is always a good alternative if you can't find time to make it to sample sale.

David Yurman Sample Sale
Thursday, October 15 through Sunday, October 18th
Thurs 3pm to 8pm, Fri & Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11am—5pm
135 W. 18th St (The Altman Building b/w 6th & 7th Ave)

Friday, September 25, 2015

Rodarte Secret Sale Revealed

Twice a year Rodarte holds a sample sale that brings out the brand's biggest fans. As we all know Rodarte's fashion isn't for the frugal. Good thing this sample sale makes shopping the brand much more digestible and even surprises shoppers with exceptionally good deals.

The details of Rodarte's sale are usually veiled but we have the details below. In past years, prices started at about $50 and go to the moon. This year, we are told that the sale will include ready-to-wear, knits, shoes, accessories and the company's t-shirt line.

If you can't make it to the sample sale tomorrow, Shopbop always has a good sale selection of Rodarte. Some items, like this embellished dress are already priced at 70% off. Shopbop's prices get really amazing when the site offers an extra 20% off during friends and family.

Rodarte Sample Sale
Saturday, September 26
151 W 26th St #1001 (10th Floor)
Between 6th & 7th Ave

Cash and credit cards accepted

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Friends & Family: DVF, YSL Beauty, Sandro & Maje

This weekend is turning out to be very friendly. Diane von Furstenberg, Sandro and Maje are all hosting friends and family sales where you can save 25%. Details for each brand are below:

Diane von Furstenberg
DVF’s friends & family sale is here. You can save an additional 25% off with code “FRIENDS25”. The sale started Thursday, September 24th and runs through Monday, September, 28th. The best part of this promotion is that the discount can also be applied to sale merchandise. Highlights from this season include, a pleated shirtdress with burnout effect, a resin bag with a lip print and python boots.

The sale begins now and the discount can be applied in stores or online with the code FF25. The friends and family promotion only applies to full price merchandise but there is a separate promotion where you can save 20% off sale merchandise. New merchandise highlights include collaboration fringe Minnetonka boots that come to just about $100 after the friends and family discount, a fringe leather dress and their famous black long cardigan.

The sale has already started and the discount can be applied in stores or online with the code FF25. The friends and family promotion only applies to full price merchandise but there is a separate promotion where you can save 20% off sale merchandise. Sale highlights include gold Reebok collab sneakers, the refined Alecia handbag and a brightly colored patchwork sweatshirt.

YSL Beauty
YSL is hosting an online beauty sale where you can save 20% off when you spend $75 or more. That shouldn't be hard when a lipstick is $30 and a palate of eye shadows cost $60. Just use the code MEMBERSONLY at checkout. Don't procrastinate, the sale only runs through Saturday.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Bogner Summer Blowout

Bogner is best known for their winter and ski-gear but their warm weather sports collection and leisure wear are equally as remarkable. For the first time, Bogner is hosting an 'End of Summer Blowout'. You can save up to 50% off selected mens’ and ladies’ golf apparel and woman’s ready-to-wear fashions from the 2015 Bogner summer collections. The sale will also include previously unreleased 2014 winter season samples and 2015 winter season factory seconds.

Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27
11am - 7pm daily
383 West Broadway (btwn Spring and Broome)
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Bloomingdales Friends & Family

Presale for the upcoming Bloomingdales friends and family started today. The sale officially beings on Tuesday but those in the know can start pre-saling their purchases in the store now. The discount is 25% off off fashion and home and 20% off jewelry. Online shoppers can use the code FRIENDS.

The exclusions don't seem too extensive. Among the categories not included in the friends and family promotion are women's designer collections, beauty and fragrance. Although the discount can't be applied to beauty purchases you can receive an ombré wrap when you spend $125 or more.

If you're interested in buying designer merchandise, including Chanel, we suggest you take advantage of Bloomingdale's power points. For the term of friends and family you can earn $25 Power Points for every $100 you spend. That means that if you purchase a $2000 Prada boots, you will receive a $500 gift card that can be applied in 60-days to anything in the store-- including Chanel. To get your Power Points you must be a loyalist but that really means just signing up for a bonus card.

Take note that the promotion runs through Sunday, October 4 and the discount can also be applied to sale items. This Sandro leather jacket will come to just $560 from $1500, a suede Halston Heritage midi-skirt comes to $330 from $745 and a Kooples velvet blazer will be $320 from $585.

Azhar 4th Floor Shoes 206-790-5910 (text only)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Your Virtual Closet: Prada, Gucci, Stella and Oscar

By this time of year we've all poured ourselves over the September issues and stalked our favorite designer pieces in stores. After all, everyone has a budget and no one can have everything. Well, we have a secret that can get you at least most of everything you like.

Couture Collective allows members to buy fractional ownership of high-end designer clothing. This season, the collection includes some of the most iconic pieces of the season. There's the photographed floral motif of sprigged lilies-of-the-valley and four-leaf clovers from Valentino, Gucci's pleated ruffles and Erdem's beaded leather shift. Other designers include, Stella McCartney, Marco de Vincenzo, Chloe, Proenza Schouler and many more. (You can see an assortment of items from this season's collection right here.)

As a member of Couture Collective, you don't have to make the tough choice of this or that. You can reasonably have access to it all. After paying a nominal membership fee, you can choose your favorite items from the collection and add the item to your virtual closet by paying just 20% of the retail price. The item fee affords you five reservations with the item and unlimited last-minute-wears. There is no charge for pickup and drop off but renters do pay for dry cleaning.

If you only want to wear the item once, pay just 10% of the retail price. That means that the Valentino print you've been trying so hard to justify will cost you just $439. We couldn't think of a better way to curate a closet of uptown sophistication and downtown cool in such an affordable way.

From September 25 to September 30, prospective members can scope out, try on and choose a custom wardrobe. The entire collection will be at the Drawing Room, on the Upper East Side.

The best part is that once you've worn all the top fashion from this season you can rest assured that there will be an entirely new collection in March. That's just six months away to a whole new wardrobe.

Couture Collective Trunk Show
Friday, September 25 to Wednesday, September 30
10am to 6pm
@ The Drawing Room
40 East 75th Street
(917) 882-6216 or dressedny@gmail.com

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Kate Spade Sale 75% Off

Kate Spade has come a very long way in the past few seasons. The designs are bright and playful as always but the quality seems to be coming in line with prices.

During the current Kate Spade sale promotion, you can actually make out with a real deal. Prices are reduced up to 75% and there are lots of girly prints and patterned bags, jewelry and clothing. We are smitten with the sunglass clutch that is priced at $99 from $248 and a canvas tote is $89 from $189.

Gift alert: This heart shape coin purse is perfect for a girl's birthday gift at $29 from $78 or this bikini pouch is $39 from $128. As a matter of fact there are a lot of gifts that would be perfect for girls of all ages. As a matter of fact there is also a selection of cute girl's dresses ranging in size from 6 months to 12 years.

Take note, the sale runs through Thursday. All sales are final and shipping is free if you spend over $175.

Fashion Week Trends Spring '16: Circle Bags

Fashion week has moved from New York to London but we are seeing many similar trends across the pond. We are rounding out highlights from fashion week. Now you'll know what to expect on the street and in pages of your favorite fashion magazines next Spring.

Over the past several years we've seen fashion focus on the IT-bag and in a metamorphosis of shapes. There was the over sized hobo that led way to the more structured box bag that morphed into the mini-bag. Last season we started seeing designers toy with more round structured bags. For spring '15 designers from DVF to Marc Jacobs were offering a round option. Next spring, the circle bag trend just gets stronger.

Mansur Gavriel can be credited with starting the bucket bag craze just three years ago and has been spawning wait lists all over the world ever since. For Spring '16, designers Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel are adding small and large circle bags to their line-up.

Another indi-brand that is growing in popularity, Candamill will be continuing to feature a circle bag to their assortment. The 'Racer' is small but features a rose gold shoulder strap that outlines the bag.

Few designers maintain a classic round bag in their collections but MCM and Charlotte Olympia are two places where you can always find the perfect round bag. Scroll below to see a variety of rotund bags that are available now. √

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Fashion Week Trends Spring '16: Ribbons

We are just a few days into fashion week and it doesn't take long for trends to emerge. We are rounding out the top trends. Expect to see these looks on the street and in pages of your favorite fashion magazines next Spring. Yesterday, we highlighted how shoulders are the new endogenous zone. Today, we take a closer look at how designers are getting strung out on ribbons.

The repeated ribbon and string motif was sprinkled among various shows. The new twist on fringe results in a cleaner and a bit more spare esthetic. You can still feel the throw back to 70s hippie culture but with boho woven through as well. Lets consider it the Tulum effect.

From left to right: Oscar de la Renta, Delpozo, Proenza, Michael Kors, Alexander Wang, Wes Gordon

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Monnalisa Back to School and Summer Sale

Starting the new school is never easy but new cloths always makes getting back to the old routine a little easier. Monnalisa is our favorite Madison Avenue children's clothing store and is the perfect destination to get your kids excited to start the year.

Monnalisa is uniquely able to style everyone from the teeny-weeny to the tween in stylish luxury. The store carries a large assortment of luxurious clothing, shoes and accessories for girls and boys from 6-months to 16-years.

Right now, the boutique is fully stocked with the new fall and winter collection, which includes their very popular (and warm) winter coats, holiday dresses, occasion wear and high quality stylish staples. Be sure to take check out the bright floral prints and pastel wool coats and sweet baby dresses.

While you're shopping for the start of the school year, be sure to check out the boutique's sale selection of merchandise from this past Summer. Everything is now reduced 50% off, which makes it an opportune time to purchase those items you might want for a warm weather vacation or next Summer. (Click here to see photos from the sale selection and new winter collection.)

1088 Madison Avenue @ 82nd St
(212) 249-9040

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Fashion Week Trends Spring '16: The Décolletage

We are just a few days into fashion week and it doesn't take long for trends to emerge. We are rounding out the top trends. Expect to see these looks on the street and in pages of your favorite fashion magazines next Spring.

Forget about the booty and the boobs-- shoulders are the new endogenous zone. Many designers have devoted a segment of their collections to showcasing the décolletage. Many times the trend is further punctuated with oversized girly ruffles.

Photo credits, left to right: Rosie Assouline, Nanette Lepore, Delpozo, Area, Alice & Olivia, Cushnie et Ochs, Givenchy, Tanya Taylor

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Saks Gives 25% Off Kids'

Most children are already back to school but keeping your kids suited up with everything they need is practically a full time job. If you don't want to spend your full salary, you might want to head over to Saks Fifth Avenue.

Right now, the department store is hosting a sale where you can 25% off an assortment of merchandise. We even found some merchandise already reduced with an additional 25% off discount. Unfortunately, designer brands-- Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Chloe, Gucci et al.-- are not included in the promotion.

While browsing through what is including in the sale, we found a 7 for All Mankind denim jacket that is $45 from $60, a long ADD down coat is now $220 from almost $300 and a girl's long-sleeve tee from DKNY is $19 from $26. We were surprised to find this Dolce & Gabbana floral and dot dress from the Summer that's now reduced to $230 from $465.

The discount is available in stores and online but only runs through Monday, September 21. Just remember, it never hurts to think ahead and plan for birthday gifts and parties.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Athleta Offers Shoppers 70% Off

Athleta took a while to catch it's groove. The Gap's athletic wear concept is now taking marketshare away from industry giant Lululemon. As Lululemon's patterns and color palates have taken a dive off the deep-end, Athleta has been developing a look that balances sporty with urban sophistication.

The best part about Athleta is their bi-annual sales. Right now, shoppers can save an extra 20% off sale items for a total savings of about 60% off. Just use the SALE20 code at checkout. A lot of the merchandise is from the past Summer collection but there are a lot of items that are perfect to wear now. This jacket comes to $40 from $98, head this way to see a different zippy jacket that comes to $38 from $118 and a down metallic jacket is just $75 from almost $200.

Over in the pants section there are these yoga leggings with a tuxedo stripe for about $30 from $80. These Power Lift tights are my favorite for running outside in (or taking the kids to school) winter because they are lined in fleece. They are now $28 from $95. These basic capri leggings are also $38 from $80. The sale also includes a large assortment of tanks, tops and dresses.

While you're shopping don't miss the Athleta collaboration with Derek Lam. We especially adore the color blocked tops and leather jacket.

This extra 20% off promotion runs through Monday. We suggest you shop right away because the next discount like this won't happen until after Christmas.

Friday, September 11, 2015

The Stylish Hostess: Kim Kushner

It sometimes takes a new season to get us thinking about how fashion works its way into other segments of our lives. From fashion to food to home design to hostessing, we are always looking to be inspired.

Leave it to food author, Kim Kushner's newest book, 'The New Kosher', to bring a new twist to fresh and simple. Despite the book's title, kosher is not the main theme. Kim's recipes are healthy, seasonal, and hearty but they are also easy and always have lots of of texture.

Like a great Prada piece, Kim suggests recipes that are as classic and playful as a trench coat with a jeweled collar. For example, the author suggests mixing panko with cornflake crumbs and adding a bit of lemon zest and sun-dried tomatoes to make a perfect breading for fish or chicken. The result is flavorful and wonderfully crunchy. Roasting small potatoes with za'atar spices adds an unexpected mouth watering explosion. Using Herbs de Provence on thinly shaved and roasted butternut squash yields a chip that is the food equivalent of a Valentino Rockstud pump-- delicate with a bit of attitude.

We couldn't help ourselves from exploring the connection to simple food and wonderful style. When asking Kim about cooking and fashion she remarked, "I like to wear skinny jeans, a white t-shirt and lots of gold bracelets on most days. The food I cook also reflects who I am. I like simple foods with a little punch or spice." Continue below to see more about fashion, shopping and cooking with Kim Kushner:

How do you think cooking style and fashion style relate to one another?
I think the connection between cooking and fashion is very personal. Each person may relate differently. For me, the same way I take risks in the kitchen, I also do in fashion. I love trying the new food trends-- as I do fashion trends. Color is everything to me-- both when it comes to food and fashion. Everyone can pull off a little black dress, just like anyone could pull off white rice. I always seek out intense spices and bold flavors just like I always look for statement jewelry. Most of all, I think food should be fun, just like fashion.

What ingredients are worth a big spurge?
Splurge on seasonal items, like peak season fruits and vegetables, and on classics like, a good olive oil and wine. Are there foods that clash?
Yes, there are foods that clash. You can't put too many strong flavored dishes in one meal. I wouldn't serve curry with merguez-- its just too much. Sort of like a dark lip and a smoky eye. The combo is too heavy. [Editorial note: Merguez is a spicy kosher sausage.]

What are some of the big food trends?
It's all about health these days- kale, quinoa, juices.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Noteworthy Beauty Launches

Fall is a great time to look at your beauty regimen and shake it up a little and beauty companies love releasing their new products with the change of season.

Before we call out some of the hottest new launches take note that we are seeing a big shift in the beauty industry. Conturing has been replaced by flushed pink blush, red lips dominate in every shade and hue and black eye-liner is a must have from dramatic lines to thick and heavy or just a light smudge. It also seems as if every cosmetic line is now offering a matte lipstick option. We just don't know if we are ready to give up our glossy pout.

Below are a few new releases to help you accomplish a full beauty makeover or just a light touchup:

Christian Louboutin Lipstick
At $90 a pop it's hard to justify the splurge but it's Christian Louboutin, ladies. On the bright side, the lipstick is a wearable charm. Seems a little gimmicky but I wouldn't mind having a few hanging off my vanity. The lipsticks come in 36 shades and three finishes--Silky Satin, Velvet Matte, and Sheer Voile. Silky Satin collection, which offers a medium-to-full-coverage lip color with a satin finish and hint of shine. The full collection is carried at most premium department stores and Sephora.

Charotte Tilbury Magic Foundation
If you're not already hooked on everything Charlotte Tilbury offers then you have to try her products. The celebrity make-up artist launched her collection just a year ago and is already dominating the contents of fashion junkie's cosmetic bags. For Fall Charlotte is offering her signature Light Wonder foundation. The product is an air-light formula that illuminates, smoothes, hydrates, minimizes pores and reduces wrinkles for perfect skin. Perfect skin? We'll drink to that-- water, of course. The foundation line already launched in the UK and we are told that it's coming soon the US. The complete Charlotte Tilbury line is available locally at Bergdorf Goodman.

Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-in-Oil
Fashion is always about extremes and if you're not opting for matte lipstick you might want to go in a different direction with tinted oil. The company's new technology, Color Link Infuser, brings together pigments with five nourishing oils --apricot kernel, macadamia seed, coriander fruit, jojoba seed, and passion flower, What's amazing is the color doesn’t separate in the tube. The result is sheer and gorgeous, while the formula makes lips feel super soft without any stickiness. The oils are available at department stores nation wide and Sephora.

Dior Pastel Eyes Multi-Wear Adhesive Eyeliner Patches
Seems like we've been living a life with naked eyes. Dior is now offering the opporuntity for us to cloth our peepers. The laser-cut satin patches adhere to the top lid of the eye. The best part is that they won't smear or fade. The only problem is that they only come in pastel colors and won't be out until February 1.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Loisaviaroma Slashes Prices to 75% Off

International luxury shopping site, Luisaviaroma is hosting a sale were most Summer merchandise is already discounted 50% and then they are offering another 30% off for a total savings of 75%.

This ruffled Givenchy ruffled cotton shirt was originally $990 and is reduced to $300 but comes to just about $200 with the extra discount. That discount is closer to 80% off but there aren't many of those. This House of Holland 'Bag of Crap' comes to $116 from $334 and a Rick Owens strapless dress is $550 from $1570.

What we love most about this site is that there are lots of items and brands that never made it to retailers in the US. Check out this Marco de Vincenzo dress or this I'm Isola Marras shirt dress.

Enjoy shopping in Europe without the jet lag!

Monday, September 7, 2015

The IT-it: Turning Heads at Fashion Week

Welcome to unofficial Fall. We kindly ask you to ignore the 90-degree temperatures and focus your attention on more important things like preparing for Fashion Week.

When preparing for the perfect off-the-runway look, you're going to need to get very creative if you're going to attract any attention. The tents (et al.) are the big leagues. A Celine luggage tote is not going to turn heads. In order show off your fashion prowess we suggest channeling brands that haven't been over exposed in magazines and on Instagram. Below are our favorite undiscovered brands. We promise that any of these items will cause an onlooker to gasp whether you're are kissing a Haddad sister or grabbing a cappuccino at Sant Ambroeus.

@readymade_official: 2809
Where to buy: Hirschliefers (Long Island) 516-627-3566

Yuta Hosokawa's Readymade is based out of Osaka, Japan and is destined to become some of the most coveted merchandise by hip-anista. Most of the merchandise is made from vintage US army duffle bags and everything is made in limited runs. We've been trying to contact the company to get a Birkin-like bag with graffiti but were told that they weren't being produced. We suggest you contact Hirschleifers if you are trying to get anything from Readymade as they seem to have the most reliable communications with the brand.

Dax Gabler
@daxgabler_: 1892
Were to buy: Barneys
Devi Kroll was well known for her namesake label's artisanal-crafted, exotic skin accessories and shoes. When the designer split from her label we were afraid that the CFDA award winning designer would call it quits. We are happy to share that Devi Kroll has just launched an amazing line of sunglasses under the brand of Dax Gabler. The shades are all handmade in Cortina D'Ampezzo and come in eye-popping hues and shapes. We couldn't imagine a better way to enjoy the last official days of summer while celebrating Fall.

Where to buy: candamill.com
@candamill: 2501
Can you remember the first time you saw the clean and minimalistic lines of a Celine Luggage Tote? The unique silhouette and understated gold embossed logo made our knees go weak. That doesn't happen every day and you know you need an item badly when it causes such a physical response. That's the way we felt when we saw the Candamill Russ Combo Tote. The bag comes in black matte or suede. Now that you've seen it, your heart will skip a beat any time you see one not on your own arm. This is sure to be the next IT bag and we suggest you get it now before the price goes up and there is a waiting list. The brand's other bags are pretty show stopping too.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Pre-Labor Day Sales

There are only a few more rays of sunshine left until the unofficial end of Summer uses her claw-like fingers to throw us back into reality. Lucky for us, there are still a few days to catch up on those things we've been meaning to do and buy all Summer.

As a personal rule, I like to try and fill in the items that I'll need for next summer (or vacation) right now, while the prices are low and the discounts are high. The best part is that I am really in touch with what's missing from and needed for my wardrobe. By the time Summer '16 rolls around I will be secure in knowing that I have everything I need and won't feel guilty for indulging in a few new trends and impulse purchases.

Below is a list of some of the most noteworthy pre-labor day sales. Keep checking back as more promotions are added to the list:

Alice & Olivia
Each season Stacey Bendet makes this collection stronger and more irresistible. Right now, there are some great items on the site that are reduced up to 70% off. This watercolor halter maxi dress is now $280 from $700 and this sunflower print shorts and blouse are sure to make your mood brighter even during winter.

Banana Republic
Save 40% off using the code BRFALL. Top hits this season include, lots of wine colored basics and fashion blogger styled parkas and distressed jeans. Sale ends 9/8.

Everything from Gap is 40% off. They mean EVERYTHING. There are no exclusions. This is a great opportunity to get your kids the uniform items you've been procrastinating about buying. You can also stock up on basics for yourself too. The store is also offering "Gap Cash"-- when you spend $50 you earn a $25 gift card to be used later. (Personally, I always forget to use them.) Sale ends 9/7.

J. Crew
You can save 30% off most items when you spend $125 or more. Final sale merchandise is an extra 50% off and normal sale merchandise is 30% off. Use the code GETSHOPPING at checkout. Some top picks include these Illesteva mirrored sunglasses and lots of final sale collection cashmere sweaters that come to under $75.

You can now save an extra 25% on already reduced prices for a total savings of about 70% off. Use the code LABORDAY15 at checkout. A floral print dress is $170, after the additional discount, from just about $400 and this Milly Minis dress is $75 from almost $200. Sale ends 9/7.

There is no additional discounts on Shopbop but the site added a bunch of new merchandise to their sale section. The new sale items include lots of denim brands like J. Brand, 7s and Frame.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Williams Sonoma Closing Sale

The Williams Sonoma store on 59th Street and Lexington is closing. We are told that everything in store is 40% off.

The sale started yesterday and a tipster said that the store is still very well stocked. Williams Sonoma is best known for their upscale housewares with upscale brands such as All Clad, Kitchen Aid, Nespresso and Cuisinart.

Many of the brands found in Williams Sonoma are difficult to find discounted, so saving 40% is a good deal. Discounts usually tend to get better as an actual closing date approaches. We just don't think that there will be much desirable merchandise left as the sale continues-- even at this discount level.

The New York Post reported in June that the national chain would not be renewing its lease. Prior to Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma the space was occupied by the famed Fiorucci. It's reported that the asking rent is now $400 per foot for the ground floor, which is about half of what rents are on Lexington.

One could only hope that the Fiorucci brand could be resurrected. Hipsters could get schooled in the world language of parachute pants and goomie bracelets. More likely the space will be taken over by an international fashion chain. Is there a Topshop in the neighborhood?