Friday, November 30, 2018

Weekend Shopping: Barneys Extra 20% Off (Gucci)

This is bound to be a big weekend of shopping. Whether you're looking for yourself or shopping for other's you'll find the best markdowns at Barneys right now. The discount is 40% off clothing and shoes and 30% off handbags. For now, you can save an additional 20% off, which brings the discount to 50% off on most items.

If you pop over to the website, you'll find several styles of Gucci shoes on markdown. There are even more styles at the store. You can click here to see pictures of the in-store Gucci selection. These pumps are $550 from $1100 and knee-high boots are $1000 from $2100. At the store, you'll find Prada Cloud sneakers in a few colors but they aren't online.

The bag selection is pretty depleted online and at the store. The best of the bunch is this Fendi Kan I shoulder bag with fringe that's $2000 from $4100, a mini Wandler bag is $407 from $850 and a Sies Marjan tote is $240 from $500. We have pictures of what's at the store over this way.

The clothing assortment is quite extensive. There is a lot of Prada and even more at the store. Ditto for Balenciaga. Some standouts include Sies Marjan and Balmain.

We expect that the Chanel markdown will occur next week. We don't have full details but keep your eyes glued to this space. The second Barneys markdown should take place on December 7. Discounts will be up to 60% off.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Get Ready: Global Fashions Holiday Gift Sale

Finding the right gift for everyone on your list can be daunting and expensive. At just the right time, Global Fashions is hosting a holiday gift sale that is sure to thrill your loved ones and save you a handsomely.

Starting Tuesday, you can shop a variety of premium European brands at 70% off. (If you're inclined, couture clothing is discounted 80%.) Expect to find an extensive assortment of cold weather accessories, like hats, gloves and scarves, small leather goods, holiday ornaments, leather, and sparkly jewelry. Of course, there will also be lots of thrilling discounted handbags and shoes.

Global Fashions Sample Sale
Tuesday, December 4 through Thursday, December 6
9am-6pm daily
49 West 38th Street

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Neiman Marcus Extra 25% Off Shoes

Another day, another retail promotion. Today, Neiman Marcus is running a one-day promotion where all sale shoes are an extra 25% off. That brings the discount to about 50% off on most styles.

photo credit: Lexiconofstyle

We are crazy for white boots this season but you've got to be nuts to spend a fortune to have them trashed on New York City streets. These Stuart Weitzman low-heel white booties are perfect and they are now $312 from $555 and this pair with black outlines is $258 from $575. Prada Flame heels come to $618 after the promotion from $1100, Off-White pumps are $429 from $955 and these gorgeous Jimmy Choo heels with netting are now $672 from $1200.

There will be another Neiman Marcus promotion in early December where all sale merchandise, not just shoes, are an extra 20% off. The second markdown will take place on December 10th but the discounts will be the same as they are now with the additional discount. We suggest you take advantage now because the second markdown tends to attract a lot more attention and your size might be gone.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Inside the Markdown at Christian Louboutin

Many stores started their markdowns before Thanksgiving. Christian Louboutin is one of the standout brands that marches to the beat of its own sale schedule. It's always a big mystery as to when Louboutin will begin its sale.

Wonder no more, Christian Louboutin is officially on sale. The first markdown is 40% at Christian Louboutin standalone boutiques, at the Louboutin department the Saks Fifth Avenue on Fifth Avenue and at Barneys. The discount is 30% at all other Saks stores, Bergdorfs, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

To get the best overview of what's on sale we visited our neighborhood Christian Louboutin-- on Madison, obviously. Some highlights include Cosmo pumps that are $420 from $695, Anjalina pumps with spikes around the edges are %500 from $845 and Pigalle Follies with cracked mirrored leather are $450 from $375. There are also a vareity of handbags at 40% off.

We put pictures of all the sale items in the jump. You can also pop over to our post from last week where we listed all the Louboutin markdowns at Saks. We suggest you contact your sales person right away. Sizes are quickly depleating.

Louboutin Uptown:
Owen 212-369-1884

Bergdorf Goodman:
Shoes: (text) Paul 347-504-3269

Saks Fifth Avenue:
Jay 561-537-9468


Gift Guide: Corporate Gifting

It's time to get serious about holiday gifting. Thanking your business partners is one of the most complicated giftings of the season. Your presents need to represent the ethos of your company and appropriately show gratitude to those who support you throughout the year.

It's also important not to go overboard, you don't want your gift to seem like a bribe. On the flip side, you don't want to send a gift a fruit basket to someone who entrusts you with a mega-size portfolio or trusted you to list their $30-million brownstone.

Below are a few ideas to thank your customers and business partners. As for employees, everyone appreciates cash.

The Baccarat Eyelit vase is the perfect item to make a genuine statement of gratitude. The price point ranges from $11,900 for the extra large but the small size is $540.

A Rimowa suitcase is just the right message to gift someone who has been working hard on your behalf. We love that there are also a number of price points from which to choose. The Rimowa Stealth carryon is $1,375 and can turn heads even in a First Class lounge. It's made of aluminum and magnesium and is more poised than the over-hyped Supreme-Rimowa collaboration. A less expensive option is the Rimowa Essential carryon for $540. We are sure it will be cherished just as much as the Stealth.

The holiday season is about celebrating. What better way to mark the event with this quirky Alessi Anna G Corkscrew. It's just $70 (and Bloomingdales is offering a 25% off.) You can send the corkscrew alone or pair it with a bottle of wine.

Forget about the cliché candle. This season we have our eyes on the Diptyque electronic diffuser. It's essentially a plug-in air freshener and you refill it with your favorite scented cartridge. The electronic element is $350 and the scented cartridges are $38. There is even an electronic diffuser for the car that's $60.

Last year, we were all gifted with a  Lineige travel beauty kit. I fell in love with the products so much that I recently bought full-size versions of each item. The Korean brand beauty kit is just $25 and is everything you need to pamper yourself before, during and after traveling. If you have a bigger budget you can spring for the Dyson hairdryer- OUAI set. The iconic hairdryer comes with Ouai leave-in conditioner, hair & body oil, memory mist, and texturizing hairspray and the price is $399-- the same as the dryer alone but has a "value" of $465.

Most of these gifts are very female oriented. Surprised? For a man, we suggest a Prada card holder ($117), Apple AirPods ($159), a Nintendo Switch ($299), a Gucci belt ($450) or a helicopter ride to an area airport on Blade ($900-$1100).

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Madison Ave Sale-ing: Balenciaga, Prada, Givenchy, Valentino and More

It couldn't have been a more perfect afternoon to sale down Madison Avenue. The bright sun, changing leaves and ubiquitous sales make it ideal conditions to browse, shop and absorb all the beauty of luxury fashion.

Discounts range from 30% to 50% off at many Madison Avenue boutiques. Some department stores are offering better pricing and lots of discount promotions but not everyone has the same selection. Keep an eye out, Chanel and Louboutin details are forthcoming. Newcomer, Gabrielle Hurst claims they won't have markdowns but we've heard that before. See below for specific store details and head to the jump for pictures of our favorite sale items.

Take note, Saturday, December 1 begins the 'Miracle on Madison'. Between the hours of 10am and 5pm, Madison Avenue stores will be donating 20% of all sales to the pediatric initiatives of The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. There are over 100 stores participating and lots of extra sips and snacks to enhance the holiday shopping festivities. You can click here to see a full list of participating stores.

Be sure to follow along on Instagram for pictures and real-time updates.

Who is gaga for Balenciaga? Clearly everyone. The discounts range from 20% to 50% off. Most bags and shoes we looked at are 40% off. Those BB booties we've been eyeing are 40% off. There is a good variety of bags included in the  markdown. Most styles are priced between 30% and 40% off. We especially like the Bolide-shape bag with a gingham print. It will look great with Winter white and transition easily into Spring. Click for pics.
 Elisa 212-328-1671

We are troubled by the number of times we go to a global flagship looking for a particular item and find it's not sold at the brands' stores. This is too often the case at Givenchy. Markdowns are up to 50% off. When we stopped in, before Thanksgiving, sales associates still weren't sure what bags and shoes were included in the markdown. Lucky the salespeople are super friendly, otherwise, it would have been an entirely frustrating experience.
Tara 212-650-0180

The Prada sale officially started right after Thanksgiving. Shoes and clothing are 50% off and bags are reduced by 40%. The sale selection isn't very extensive at the Madison Avenu boutique. You are better off shopping sale at Soho or Fifth Avenue. (You can see here what we found at the Madison Avenue store.) The best selection on Madison is among the clothing. Unfortunately, the neon collection was a little too bright for the Madison Avenue crowd. Good thing you can find a lot of great Prada markdowns online too. We have been especially stalking MatchesFashion and Ssense.
Betty: 212-327-4200

Roger Vivier
You can now save 40% off on a variety of classic buckle shoes. We were searching for the hiking boot with the glittery side buckle but, of course, it's not included in the markdown. If you were stalking Birkenstock-style Viviers then you might want to pounce now for your warm-weather vacation. There are several styles available along with espadrilles and other sandals. You can see a pretty complete preview of the sale merchandise in our pictures.
Magdalena 212-861-5371

The Valentino boutique has started its sale. The discount on shoes, clothing and most handbags are 40% off. We were surprised by the great assortment of bags. Rockstud Spikes are only reduced by 30% but Candy Studs are discounted 40% off. You can check our pictures here to see what we found. The discount at Bergdorfs is 40% off on bags and they have a few more classic items than the Valentino boutique.
Li 212-772-6969

Monday, November 26, 2018

What We Really Bought on Thanksgiving Weekend

Are Thanksgiving deals really that good? This year they were better than usual but we still are always faithful to a hard second (or third) markdown. We find that holiday hype and the pent-up frustration from family overtime drives much of our consumerism.

After investigating the purchases of friends, family, along with our personal shopping, we began to see some trends. One is that most of what we really bought on Black Friday were minor purchases.

There was no extravagant jewelry, no mega-expensive handbags or cars. (Okay, there was a car but that's not the norm.) Another theme is that people seemed to purchase the items they needed and were holding back to buy. The third and final observation is that online luxury retailers have been extra competitive. Those extra discounts are making big impulse purchases mighty attractive.

Alessi Corkscrew ($40 from $90): I got a bunch to give as gifts with wine.

Dyson Hairdryer ($320 from $399): I've been wanting to try it and took advantage of Sephora's beauty discount.

Pat McGrath lipstick ($32 from $38): I'm addicted to the packaging and love the different color lipstick tubes. I like the lipsticks too.

Aviator Nation sweatshirt ($125 from $178): The kids love this brand. I don't really get it.

Maison Margiela reflective pleated skirt ($779 from $1300): The fabric on this skirt is amazing. It has a paper quality and reflects the light like a bicycle. I am looking to pair it with an oversized Balenciaga logomania sweater. I just have to wait to find it for the right price.

Balmain sweatshirt: ($300 from $500) I'll wrap it up and give it as a gift to one of the girls and take it back when I'm feeling the urge.

Prada cardigan ($570 from $1140): It's classic Prada and will be worn for decades.

Jacquemus pumps with wooden heels ($300 from $520) I love the heel on these shoes and have been watching various styles for many seasons.

LOL Pop-Up Store: ($36): It was a better option than the $200 LOL Dollhouse.

Champion puffer ($160 from $200): My teenager loves it and the price was right.

Sorel Winter boots ($127 from $150): I like the red laces and they look warm.

Off-White "For Riding" rainboots ($223 from $315): They are more playful than Chanel rainboots and were a lot less expensive.

Prada card case ($117 from $260): Makes a great gift.

Apple AirPods ($159): Easy gift.

Kaws x Seaseme Street ($30): A no brainer as gifts and one (or two colors) for yourself.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Bergdorf Goodman: Extra 25% Off Designer Markdowns

Bergdorf Goodman started its first markdown just one week ago but Cyber Monday is the perfect excuse to entice shoppers even more. Starting right now, you can use our VIP link to access an additional 25% off previously reduced prices. That brings the savings to nearly 60% off on many items.

Over this way, these Off-White rain boots are a relatively cheap thrill for $236 from $450. This Prada tote is $600 from $1350, Chloe Rylee boots are $670 from $1190 and this Chubby Anya Hindmarch tote is $350 from $625. (It seems like the perfect gift for a new mom. It's both adorable and functional.)

We haven't even started with the big surprises. There are men's Balenciaga Triple S sneakers for $500 from $900, Manolo Hangisi heels are $390 from $1035, Balenciaga sock sneakers are $400 from $800, Prada bow pumps are $337 from $750 and this Chloe Drew bag is just $894 from $1600. Before you click away, don't miss the multi-layered Balenciaga coat that almost broke the Internet when it appeared on the runway. It's now $3560 from $9500.

The extra discount promotion doesn't require a code but if you'll have to use this link to see the sale selection before it officially goes live tomorrow. We suggest that you jump on any item you're considering right now. This sale will only run through Monday. The next official markdown will be December 10 but with each promotion and each markdown, the size options become more scattered.

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The Best of Cyber Monday

Chances are that you've been shopping or browsing online and offline all weekend. Nonetheless, marketers sill insist that the shopping continues full force through Cyber Monday.

Chuckle as you might, people are clicking and buying more than they are cruising actual stores. Most of the discounts are the same as they have been all weekend. You can click over to our Thanksgiving week cheat sheet. Below are the retailers we plan to stalk for Cyber Monday. Just be careful, the impulse to buy anything can easily overcome Monday morning shoppers.

We have spent a considerable amount of time scrolling through Ssense. The thing is that the discounts aren't the best on the web but we've been shocked by the items we've found on sale. Last year, resellers were hoarding Balenciaga Triple S sneakers and reselling them for as much as 50% above retail. The Triple S is still continually selling out but here they are on SSense for $716 from nearly $900. They also have the black and the grey available on sale.

Bergdorf Goodman
We love a good promotion for designer clothing but sometimes a great markdown on 'contemporary' designers can be just as good. Right now, Bergdorf Goodman is offering an extra 25% off discounted merchandise. Only contemporary designers are included but we found a great assortment of jeans and casual clothing for real steals. Here are Frame cropped jeans that come to just $36 from nearly $200, these 3x1 cropped jeans with a raw hem are $53 from $285 and Rag & Bone boyfriend jeans are $75 from $250.

You can save 30% off everything on Stylebop with the code: BLACKFRIDAY. We suggest you apply your code and attack the sale section. Discounts are already up to 70% off. This Shrimps moto jacket comes to about $270 from $580, these Paul Andrew heels come to $250 from $919 and an oversized Vetements puffer (from Winter 2017) $1400 from nearly $4000.

No holiday shopping roundup is complete without a callout for the kids. We suggest you head to Melijoe where markdowns are up to 70% off. Here is an IKKS sweatshirt dress that's reduced to $54 from $108, here is a faux fur coat for $151 from $250 and here is a floral print Dolce & Gabbana dress that's 70% off. Our favorite aspect of shopping on Melijoe is how quickly your purchase arrives. If you time it right, you can literally have your purchase sent from Europe and in your house in less than a day.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

ShopBop Black Friday Sale

The kick-off to Black Friday weekend  has already started. There are so many tempting places to spend your money it's hard to choose.

Shopbop has completely sucked us in as we' repeatedly spotted great things to buy. Get this: All full price merchandise is 25% off. On items already on sale, the shopping discount incentive increases with the more you spend-- up to 25% off. Use the code MORE18 at checkout to engage the extra savings.

15% off orders of $200+ 
20% off orders of $500+ 
25% off orders of $800+ 

The best part is that Shopbop has a great assortment of items that are perfect for gifting. We already picked up this Champion jacket that came to just $175 from $200. We also love this Mischa Lampert pom-pom hat that's $225 from $300. An Opening Ceremony fanny pack is about $75 from $95,  Cult Gaia oversized bracelets are $445 from $60 and we love this Hayward mini corduroy bag that's $370 from $490. You can even apply the discount to Golden Goose.

We haven't even started sorting the sale section. Let's go! Check out this Moschino sweatshirt dress that's $100 before the incentive. Sorel boots with bright red laces are reduced to $127, a Cinq a Sept dress is reduced to $187 from $827 and that's before the promotional discount. A Cushnie slinky gold dress is $373 from $1500 and a hoodie from The Range is $60 from $185.

Take note that shipping times can take a bit longer during Shopbop's big promotions but their great customer service is always consistent.

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Unpublished Links: Where to Shop on Black Friday (Now)

Waking up on Thanksgiving Day, it's hard to choose between cooking, eating, and shopping. You can guess where we started. This holiday season is turning out to be the most competitive since 2009. Black Friday is going to be rather interesting. Good thing that we have all the inside scoop and can lend you a little preview of the markdowns to come.

European online luxury retailers seem to take Black Friday even more seriously than American retailers. Head to Farfetch to save an additional 20% off sale prices. We are also looking forward to Sunday, when Bergdorf Goodman will offer an extra 25% off sale merchandise.

Below are our top picks for Black Friday and a sneak peek into Cyber Monday. Remember, to add all your purchase considerations into your cart and edit out the items that you don't need now or that you don't anticipate selling out. There are lots of markdowns to come and one of the miracles of fashion is that there is always something new to buy.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Deal: 25% off all sale
Date: Nov 25 & Nov 26
What we're eying: 

Deal: Extra 20% off sale
Code: X20BF
Dates: Until Nov 26
Cyber Monday (ends Nov 27 at 10am GMT)
Get $150 off $750 with code CM1
Get $200 off $1000 with code CM2
Get $300 off $1500 with code CM3
What we're eyeing: 
Balmain Sweatshirt

Deal: Extra 10% off
Code: EXTRA10
Official Dates: Until Nov 27
What we're eyeing:
Prada puffer
Saint Laurent Sulpice
Balenciaga Bolide shape bag

Deal: 30% off new arrivals
Code: Black30
Official Dates: Nov 23 to Nov 25
Cyber Monday: Markdowns go to 50% off
What we're eyeing: 

Deal: Up to 60% off
Official Dates: Through Nov 26
What we're eyeing: 

Saks Fifth Avenue 
Deal: up to 60% off and a $75 gift card when you spend $150
Dates: Online now and in-store until noon on Friday
What we're eyeing:
Off-White sneakers
Fendi FF logo bag
Palm Angles leather pants

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Top Secret: Christian Louboutin Presale Begins

At this moment, most people are planning their escapes, their menus or their Thanksgiving outfits. With the distraction of family and holiday, it's hard to concentrate on, well, shopping. We suggest you take a moment for yourself right now because we have a scoop that you're not going to want to miss.

Christian Louboutin is starting its presale at department stores and boutiques. The discount ranges from 30% to 40% off. The best deals on red bottoms can be found at Louboutin boutiques, Barney's and Saks Fifth Avenue (5th NYC only).

We got our hands on the confidential markdown list! Are you surprised?

After the 40% discount, glitter pulps with a flower accent will be $480 from nearly $800, sequined booties will be $600 from nearly $1000, silver sparkle sneakers will be about $590 from $945, and So Kate mirrored booties will be $660 from $1100. We even found these classic 85mm black pumps on the sale list and they will only come to $420 from $695.(An extensive stock list is available in the jump.)

You can click here to see many of the items that will be available during the sale. If you would like to get an early start on pre-saleing we suggest you contact your Barneys, Saks or Louboutin sales person after the holiday. For now, every time a family member irritates you, stick another pair in your cart. By the end of the day, you'll be right on track for a very merry Louboutin sale season.

Wishing you and your loved ones
a bounty of cheer,  
plenty of pie, and much to be thankful for. 

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Christian Louboutin Madison: Jose Padilla
Saks: Jay 561-537-9468
Barneys: Richard DM

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

NEW Markdowns at Net-A-Porter!!!

Online retailers just broke sale yesterday but in just a bit more than 24-hours Net-A-Porter added to its sale section and dropped prices. Balenciaga, Valentino, Saint Laurant, and Prada are just some of the designers you can now find discounted 50%.

Balenciaga just hit the sale section and the discounts are very good. Lots of shoes and bags are half-off and it's not even Black Friday. This bowling bag is $1395 from $2650, a Bolide-shape bag with a gingham print on leather is $1942 from $2775 and a Blue velvet BB bag is $900 from $1800. Among the shoes discounted 50% are Tweed BB logo booties are 50% off and come to $725 from $1450, BB purple pumps are $475 from $950 and knife spandex ankle boots are $645 from $1300. Most clothing is reduced 40% off.

Fendi was also just added to the sale selection. Most bags are 30% off. This velvet shoulder bag is now $833 from nearly $1200 and an embellished By The Way bag is $1190 from $1700. Prada bags,  and shoes can now be found reduced 40%. Sock boots are with the Prada triangle logo are $510 from $850. Lots of clothing is reduced 50% off. This cardigan with a new Prada logo is
$570 from $1140.

The more we see this Saint Laurent Cassandra bag the more we fall in love. At 30% off or $1645 from $2350, it becomes a definite contender or how about this adorable belt bag for $770 from $1100. If you're looking for larger discounts, hit this Saint Laurent tee that's $245 from $490 or these hiking boots are $660 from $1100.

Valentino is also a big newcomer to the sale section. Many bags and shoes are reduced by 40% off. This card holder would make a great gift and it's just $167 from $275, a blue Candystudded bag is $1725 from $2875 and classic Rockstud pumps are $627 from $1045. Most clothing is reduced by 50%. This panther print sweatshirt is $700 from $1400.

The next "scheduled" markdown is December 13.  We suggest you pick a few items you want now and keep the rest in your cart for further discounts.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Online Sales Break: NAP, Matches, FarFetch, SSense & More

Anyone with an active email address woke up today with an avalanche of pre-Thanksgiving markdown deals. Most sites have sales of up to 50% off but discounts vary from item to item. Below is our breakdown of online sales.

We also scoured each site to find the best peices of the season on sale. Below each retailer we highlighted some of the best pieces of fashion on the site. You can also scroll through the images below to visually see all of our favorites and click here to see even more. Let us know in the comments if you think we overlooked any of your favorite shopping destinations or if there is an item we overlooked.

Discount Amount: Up to 50% off
Not on sale: Gucci, Balenciaga, recent Off-White
Don't Miss:
Danse Lente bag ($250 from $357)
Fendi Cowboy boots white ($714 from $1100)
Golden Goose sneakers ($200 from $500)
Wandler Hortensia bag ($428 from $855)
Takeaway: If you can't find it on sale, you might be able to find it here. We were shocked to find the Fendi cowboy boots for 40% off. Never lose hope.

Discount Amount:  Up to 50% off
Not on sale: Balenciaga bags, YSL bags,  Gucci, Valentino, Off-White, Prada
Don't Miss:
Loewe Puzzle bag ($1800 from $2571)
Fiorucci sweatshirt ($104 from $150)
Valextra puffer down bag ($374 from $535)
Fila sneakers ($94 from $135)
Takeaway: Some great pieces we haven't seen discounted anywhere else. There are some great unique pieces. The big designer merchandise hasn't hit the sale yet.

Discount Amount: Up to 50% off
Not on sale: Gucci, Saint Laurent bags, Off-White, Louboutin,
Don't Miss:
Balenciaga logo sweatshirt ($690 from $1150)
Fendi crossbody Kan I ($1386 from $1980)
Saint Laurent rectangle sunglasses with heart lenses ($202 from $405)
Prada flame sandals ($770 from $1100)
Takeaway: Go to Matches for their great Fendi and Prada selection. They also have some good Balenciaga clothing on Markdown too.

Moda Operandi
Discount Amount: Up to 50% off
Not on sale: N/A
Don't Miss: 
Almost everything Prada discounted 50% off
Sally LaPoint fur trimmed wrap sweater ($1770 from $3000)
Rebecca De Ravenel shell earrings ($228 from $325)
D&G logo tee ($225 from $375)
Takeaway: You don't shop M'O for the trends, shop M'O for the Fa-Shun! Some items are reduced more heavily than other retailers. Some items not as much. Make sure to do a search but enjoy the scroll.

Discount amount: Up to 50% off
Not on sale: Gucci, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, Valentino, Golden Goose, Louboutin, Fendi
Don't Miss:
Prada frame bag ($1470 from $2450)
Balmain cropped sweatshirt ($297 from $495)
Off-White puffer ($1320 from $2200)
Alexander Wang pouch ($200 from $400)
Takeaway: The next markdown is when the high end designers will go on sale and most of what's on sale today will actually hit 50% off.

Discount Amount: Up to 50% off
Not on sale: Gucci, Balenciaga, Louboutin,
Don't Miss: 
Off White industrial belt ($175 from $350)
Golden Goose sneakers ($346 from $500)
Moncler ankle boots ($807 from $1345)
Givenchy tote ($1014 from $1700)
Takeway: The selection is smaller than some of the online giants and the markdowns aren't steller. Stay turned for Black Friday, when there will be extra markdown incentives.

Discount Amount: Up to 50% off
Not on sale: Gucci
Don't Miss:
Dior Visor ($300 from $385)
Fendi Cowboy boots black ($952 from $1190)
VLTN Ovale crossbody ($1340 from $1675)
Prada knit cap ($203 from $260)
Takeaway: We found the most hyped fashion on sale here. The markdown isn't amazing but we were pleased to find any discount on these must-have items.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Bergdorf Goodman: VIP Sale Access (40+ Pics)

Late Friday afternoon, we received an email saying that Bergdorf Goodman executives decided to break sale early. The email came with lots of apologies but we couldn't be more excited. Seriously, breaking sale is even more exciting than color war.

We could hardly control our excitement and spent a good portion of the weekend scouring Bergdorfs for all the best markdowns. Online shoppers can use this VIP link to access the sale right now. Doors open at 10am for those looking to take home a lavender bag.

Handbags are always the most popular items during sale season and they are the first to sell out. Most styles are discounted 25% to 40% off. The Prada sale selection of bags is much better online than in the store. We love this Bolide-shape bag with the updated logo that's now $1600 from nearly $2700. Before you check out, don't forget to look at the Prada selection on Neiman Marcus too. Here is the VIP link to the sale at Neiman Marcus.

If you're in the market for Balenciaga, we suggest you shop from the store's selection. There are some sale items online but the variety at the store is much better. You can see pictures here. The in-store sale selection includes this logo-mania bag with a "cape", there is the carwash-like fringe style and about eight variations of the BB gold-chain bag. Upstairs were laughed when we spotted the Balenciaga multi-layered winter coat reduced to $4750 from $9500.

We were extremely surprised by the great sale selection options among the Saint Laurant bags. This Marceau Monogram crossbody bag especially caught our eye and after the discount, it comes to $1645 from $2350. This Jamie bag with diamond quilting is also very attractive and we love the size of this V-Flap but don't really like the blush. If you're looking to throw a small laptop into a bag then go to the store and check out the other color options. You can see pictures from in the store over this way.

The sale includes a few cute Chloe bags, a scattering of Fendi, and lots of lots of Valentino. The selection is a little different in the store. Take a look here. We were excited to see a Valentino VLTN tote that's now $1083 from $1445 and here is a Rockstud crossbody hobo that's $1271 from $1700.

Moving up to shoes the racks are out and so are the crowds. We spotted these Manolo Hangisi flats in a few different styles. They are now $716 from $955. We actually snagged a pair of these Off-White rain boots that say "For Riding." They were hard to resist at $315 from $450. Shoppers seemed very excited about these Rockstud slouchy leather boots that are now $1256 from $1800 but don't they seem a bit, Trixy? The minimalism of these Paul Andrew boots seems to resonate a lot better.

We are still searching for the ideal pair of lace-up hiking boots. No such luck yet. We'll keep looking. For now, you can scroll through our favorite sale items online or bounce over to browse through the pictures we took in the store today.

Handbags & Accessories:
Shoes: Paul 347-504-3269 (text) or email

Friday, November 16, 2018

Classified Leak: Black Friday Sale Dates

For the past week, we have have been fielding 100s of emails and DMs asking about sales breaking at specific stores. For the first time, we are pre-publishing all of our known sale dates. It's hard to say how long we will be able to keep this post live. We suggest that you bookmark this page and then click on the direct sale links below. Some of our sources provided us with private pre-sale access.

One more suggestion: Websites have been known to come to a crawl when sales break. It's a good idea to spend the next two days browsing and picking the items you love most. Add everything you're considering to your card and then begin to edit. When the sales go live you can cash out fast without searching through a sluggish site.

Please let us know if you have additional information and we can add it to our list.  Happy Shopping!!

Discount: 30% to 40% off
Date: Presale is live now with this link. Sale goes public on Monday, November 20th.
Details: Second markdown begins Wednesday, December 19

Bergdorf Goodman
Discount: 30% to 40% off
Date: Early access link Monday, November 19. Sale goes public on Tuesday, November 20.
Details: Monday, November 26 save an additional 20% off F5 sale merchandise

Discount: 30% to 40% off
Date: Friday, November 16 designer handbags are 30% off and $25 off every $200 you spend. Details: Thanksgiving Day sale starts Thursday, November 22. Extra discounts for "Cyber-Sunday, Cyber-Monday, and Cyber-Tuesday."

Discount: 30% off select items, Cyber Monday 50% Off
Date: Tuesday, November 20 (Presale), Saturday, November 22
Details: Use the code presale RSTYLE30 to engage the discount for 30% off, Discounts drop to 50% only for Cyber Monday

Discount: 30% to 60% off
Date: Monday, November 19
Details: Sale items are already in this link but discounted prices won't be live until Monday. The next markdown is December 13.

Neiman Marcus
Discount: 30% to 40% off
Date: Tuesday, November 20
Details: Black Friday save an extra 33% off for total savings of up to 60% off

Discount: 30% to 40% off
Date: Monday, November 19
Details: The big Half-Yearly sale starts December 26 with discounts of 50% off.

Saks Fifth Avenue 
Discount: 30% to 40% off
Date: Monday, November 20
Details: Saks is always a big  Black Friday destination. Hit the site early on Friday and get 50% off select items.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Pop-Up: Discounted Celine, Prada, Balenciaga, & More

Who can believe that it's not even Thanksgiving and we're trapped by snow?  The holidays are coming and it's prime time to snag great deals on gifts for yourself and others. Sell Rare Goods just opened a limited-time pop-up store in the Flatiron District and is offering customers amazing discounts on items that are rarely, if ever, found on sale.

Inside we found a gorgeous array of authentic Celine, Balenciaga and Prada bags and small leather goods. They are all reduced 40% to 50% off retail. Ascyentic woman's denim is all $50 from a normal range of $200-ish. Stewart leather jackets are priced between $300 and $350 from retail prices from $700 to $1000. All shoes are priced between $100 and $200. You can click here to flip through pictures.

Sell Rare Goods Sample Sale
Through Saturday, November 17
12pm-7pm daily
29 East 19th Street, 5th Floor

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Inside: Annabelle Fur Sale

As temperatures are dipping the Annabelle Fur sample sale is heating up. We stocked up on pom-pom hats that start just $25. Down jackets are just $60 and fur-lined vests are $300. Don't miss the gorgeous wool coats accented with fur or shearling jackets that are all priced at $250.

You can click here to see pictures.

Don't miss the luxurious the sale's gift items. There are fur boots for $150, fur-lined trapper hats for $75 and fur gloves for $125. We couldn't imagine a more chic way to fight the winter beast.   Mention Madison Avenue Spy and receive a lush gift for any purchase over $200.

Annabelle Sample Sale
Wednesday, November 14 through Friday, November 16
247 West 30th St, 2nd Floor

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Saks Presale Begins (I Spy Gucci!)

Jingle bells aren't ringing but we are merry and cheery as Saks Fifth Avenue begins presale for its first markdown of the season. Saks Fifth Avenue started presale today and the seasonal markdown ritual will be officially public starting Tuesday morning.

The biggest highlight of the Saks sale is the Gucci merchandise. No other store seems has publicly offered any discount on Gucci merchandise-- yet. The markdown assortment isn't wonderful but 40% off is all we need to begin celebrating the sale season.

Among the Gucci merchandise that's discounted 30% to 40% off are Gucci fur slides in blue velvet, embroidered sneakers, black and gold 'Guccy' pool slides, Gucci print all-over pumps, Vegas loafers, and various other styles. The sale also includes some styles of Gucci bags, including floral prints, butterfly styles and some styles of pouches. You can see pictures of more styles over here.

Beyond Gucci, there is a healthy selection of Balenciaga shoes. These Balenciaga slides are $206 from $500 and these sneakers come to $486 from almost $700. There are also lots of Valentino and Givenchy bags on markdown. This medium Rockstud bag is 40% off or $804 from $1345 and this velvet Rockstud Spike top handle bag is about $1900 from $2745. Just about every size, color, and shape of the Givenchy Antigona are on sale along with a variety of Saint Laurent bags, including Matelasse style bag. Pictures are in the jump.

Again... Christian Louboutin, Chanel, Celine, and other designers aren't part of the markdown yet. Usually, those brands are added in early December and within days of the second markdown. Just don't expect to find those Opium pumps hanging around waiting for you.

Handbags: Irina 212-940-2443
Shoes: Jay 561-537-9468
5th Floor "Advance" Clothing: Marjorie: 646-552-7292

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Get Ready: Global Fashions Men's Sample Sale

Global Fashions, which is the official luxury distributor for several Italian designer brands including couture items, will be hosting its first sample sale entirely dedicated to men's Italian designer fashion. The discounts on shoes, bags, jewelry and winter accessories will be 70% off and all clothing will be reduced 75% off retail.

If you've been to a Global Fashions sale before you probably know the treasures that behold. We got a sneak peek while the sale was being set up and can honestly say that this is a really great sale for guys. There were more than 300 pairs of sneakers alone being set up. Camo Rockrunner sneakers like these will come to under $240 from $795. We also spotted a variety of these Rockstud sneakers and lots of these "Open" sneakers that all come to $240 from nearly $800. Men can also shop from an assortment of dress shoes, one pair with studs comes to $540 from $1795. (You can see pictures here.)

On the other side of the room is a selection of great bags, Dopp kits, pouches, and small leather goods. A canvas messenger bag comes to about $400 from $1345, a nylon bag with leather handles covered with studs is $510 from $1695, and a camo tote is $435 from $1445. A backpack with stars is $660 from $2175. These bags work great as a holiday gift as well. Hint. Hint. (Pictures of the bags are over here.)

All the clothing is reduced 75% off. There is a whole rack of gorgeous outerwear ranging from supple leather jackets to parkas. A supple navy leather coat is about $1800 from $5980, a wool coat with Rockstuds along the collar is under $750 from $2450 and a hand-painted parka is about $1300 from $4350.

While you're there, don't miss the men's jewelry. There are some great leather wrap bracelets that come to $75. There are also small travel accessories that work well as gifts. After all the requests from male shoppers, it's pretty apparent that Global Fashions is really trying to do a great job for the guys. The combination of affordable items along with the super luxe makes this the one sale you're not going to want to miss.

Global Fashion's Men's Designer Sale
Wednesday, November 14 through Thursday, November 15
9am-7pm daily
49 West 38th Street

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Bergdorf Goodman Black Friday Presale

The holiday windows at Bergdorf Goodman are buzzing with activity but inside everything is hush-hush. Many salespeople are unwilling to acknowledge that sale season is upon us but a keen eye can spot the markdown guns as they twinkle and beep across the store.

Lucky we know better and have insiders who are willing to share the truth. Presale will start Friday at the Fifth Avenue store. The sale will go public online and in stores this coming Monday. Parent company, Neiman Marcus will start sale season on the same day.

The discount at Bergdorf Goodman will be 30% off most shoes and bags. Many clothing brands are marked down 40% off. Chanel and Celine, Christian Louboutin, Dior, and a few other brands will not be included in the markdown--just yet.

We are still waiting for pictures of exactly what handbags will be included in the markdown but we have a full selection from the shoe level. You can click here to see some of the hundreds of shoes that will be included in the sale. Some highlights include Valentino VTLN pumps, which we have never seen on sale and those pretty pansy high boots will also be on sale. Another big surprise on the sale list is the BB Balenciaga booties. Among the Fendi selections are these booties and furry slippers. Unfortunately, the Fendi cowboy boots are not part of the markdown.

The sale list of shoes is really a mile long. You can click here to browse through pictures from the shoe floor. The sale racks will be set up on Friday for presale but we all know the best styles will be gone before then. Our personal contact is below. Knock your socks off!

Shoes: Text 347-504-3269 or email

Warm Up at the Annabelle Fur Sample Sale

Staying warm and stylish is never easy when it's this cold. When temperatures drop there is no better way to keep warm than a luxurious fur.

Just in time for the cold snap, Annabelle is hosting what's sure to be an amazing sample sale of high-quality fur coats, vests, jackets, and accessories for women and children. We are told that prices will be well under wholesale. Expect to find discounts ranging from 50% to 80% off retail.

The sale will include fur-lined parkas priced starting at just $400, vest and down parkas will be priced from $200. Down jackets start at just $60 and coats are $250. You'll also want to stock up on cold winter accessories, like trapper hats and knit hats with fur pom-poms that are priced at $25 and up. (Seems like a perfect holiday gift!)

Once you're geared-up and looking great, it won't matter even if it's cold, cold, freezing.

Annabelle Sample Sale
Wednesday, November 14 through Friday, November 16
247 West 30th St, 2nd Floor

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Barneys Presale Begins 40% Off

It's still 60-degrees outside but Thanksgiving is just over a week away. That means that presales and first markdowns are imminent.

Barneys shoppers will be able to begin to pre-sale this week. The sale becomes official and opens to the public on November 21. The discount is 40% across on clothing and shoes. Designer bags are reduced by 30%. Besides the outstanding selection, the 40% discount on shoes makes Barneys the best department store to shop for holiday deals.

Among the reduced items is a large assortment of Valentino, Balenciaga, Manolo Blahnik, and Dries von Noten. There is also a variety of Saint Laurent, Givenchy, and Prada shoes. Christian Louboutin and Chanel always go on sale a few weeks later than the first batch. You can scroll above to see some of the styles included in the markdown.

Moving down to the handbags there is a large-ish variety of Saint Laurent bags, a healthy assortment of Valentino mini Rockstuds and, of course, lots of Balenciaga. Remember the discount on bags at Barneys is just 30%, which is just about the same as what other stores will be offering. Use this pre-sale period to really find identify the exact bag style and color you want.

We suggest you grab what you can during presale or have your trigger finger ready for online shopping on November 21. There will be another wave of markdown merchandise after Thanksgiving and second markdown beings the day after Christmas.

Global Fashions Men's Italian Designer Sale

Global Fashions, which is the official luxury distributor for several Italian designer brands including couture items, will be hosting its first sample sale entirely dedicated to men's Italian designer fashion. If you've been following last week's women's sale, you can easily imagine the gorgeous men's merchandise that will be available for a deep discount.

Expect to find more than 300 pairs of men's designer sneakers, that's in addition to a wide selection of dress shoes, loafers, and boots. The 2-day sale will include a great selection of bags, backpacks, jewelry, winter accessories, sportswear, formalwear, athleisure and more. Shoes and accessories will be discounted 70% and all clothing will be 75% off.

Global Fashion's Mens Designer Sale
Wednesday, November 14 through Thursday, November 15
9am-7pm daily
49 West 38th Street

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Gift Guide: Singles Day

Singles Day is the Chinese version of an anti-Valentines day. Really, what's there not to love? Celebrating social freedom and shopping!


The shopping-focused day first started in 1993, by a group of Chinese college students, to celebrate the state of being single. The date November 11 (or 11/11) was chosen because of the ones-- obviously. Elevens, according to numerology, is a “master number” which signifies intuition, insight, and enlightenment. As a matter of fact, there is a great app called Breathe 11:11 that alerts you twice a day to take a deep breath to allow free-flow of energy.

We've started to think of Singles Day as 'Treat Yourself Day.' After all, we've never turned down an occasion to shop and buy something nice. So in light of this day of spiritual consumership, we've picked out a few key gifts that we wouldn't mind indulging.

Loewe mini Gate ($1200)
Prada City Camera bag ($1620)
Fendi Western Boots ($1190)
Prada Mary Janes ($750)
Dyson hair dryer ($399)
Christofle Egg ($1680)
Pat McGrath lipstick ($38)
Aviartor Nation sweathirt ($173)
Off White 'Little Black Dress' ($800)
Maison Margiela pleated skirt ($1265)