Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Moo-nolo Charity Sample Sale Returns

I know we are all excitedly awaiting the final markdown at the Manolo Blahnik boutique. Although we don't have an official markdown date, I do have exciting news that includes a bucolic drive into the Connecticut countryside and discounted Manolos.


The Litchfield Fire Department will be hosting a Manolo Charity sale on Saturday, August 17. At prior charity sales prices started at $150 and the selection included a full range of sizes and a variety of styles among summer and winter collections.

Litchfield, CT is about 2.5 hours from Manhattan. That means this sale-ing will require a bit of a road trip. If leaving 'the Island' is out of the question, there are a few suggestions for heavily discounted Manolos in the above scroll.

Manolo Blahnik Charity Sale
Saturday, August 17
9am to 4pm
258 West St
Litchfield, CT 06750
Cash & credit cards accepted

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Intermix Sale 85% Off

It's no secret that Intermix is having a hard time chugging along. It's harder for smaller retailers who buy smaller quantities to get top picks from designer collections. Most of the big department stores get exclusives on the best items.


Intermix just can't compete on that level. As a matter of fact, it has lost a lot of designer brands like Saint Laurent and Fendi. There are only so many times you can sell the same woman on Rockstuds. It's best to focus on the fashion at Intermix. They happen to pull a really wearable edit.

One way, Intermix is standing out is with its deep discounts. Right now you can save an extra 50% off a large assortment of already reduced merchandise. The additional discount brings the total savings to 85% off. The sale is in stores and online. The online selection is good but some of the better designer options like Pucci, Stella, Proenza, and Antonio Barardi can be found at stores.

While browsing online, I spotted one of my favorite dresses of the season from David Koma. It's a little back shift dress with a colored mirrored skirt that comes to $460 from almost $1200. I just imagine it paired with a pink metallic shoe from Saint Laurent or a brightly colored embellished satin slingback from Amina Muaddi. It's really a great shoe-dress.

This Mugler dress and a strapless metallic dress from Redemption are both for $215 from $1500 and amazing finds. A ruffled skirt and top set from Notes Du Nord is just over $100 for the entire outfit.  The Intermix sale is my favorite time to buy new jeans. Here are Frame jeans with a tapered leg that is $90 from $235 and these GRLFND jeans are $80 from $250 and denim shorts are $50.

This extra 50% off promotion ends on August 2. There are usually even deeper promotional discounts --an extra 60% off and even an extra 75% off. As you can imagine the nicest designer merchandise is always the first to go and don't always make it to the end.


Monday, July 29, 2019

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Restock

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale only runs less than a week. Procrastinating shoppers can rejoice that the site has been restocked with some of the most popular items. Below is a compilation of some of the early sell-outs that are now, again, available. Remember, prices go up when the sale ends August 4!

Topshop oversized magenta sweater  ($45 going to $68)

Tibi Faux snakeskin pencil skirt ($280 going to $425)

Nike Renew Lucent Sneakers ($50 going to $70)

Dior Glow Set ($70 / $93 value)

Missoni bath towels ($60 going to $80)

Frame skinny jeans ($143 going to $215)

Veronica Beard flared jeans ($250 going to $375)

Oribe Gold Lust set ($38 / $57 value)

Yoyo Stroller ($500 going to $664)

Herschel Supply Co. backpack ($67 going to $100)

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Luisaviaroma Clearance Hits 70% Off

Florentine online store, Luisaviaroma is offering an extra 25% off sale items. Discounts on much of the sale selection already range up to 60% off and the extra promotion brings the total savings to 70% on some items. Use the code EX25 to engage the additional discount at checkout.




Some of the uber-reduced standouts include a Loewe leather skirt that comes to about $410 from $1750, this Pushbutton checkered shirt is $230 from $560 and Capri Positano lather sandals are $110 from $288. There are a variety of classic Le Monde Beryel mules that are $190 from $480 and a velvet version with a kitten heel is about $201 from $531. These Laurance Decade plexi slide mules that are $300 from $575.  (They were only priced slightly less when they sold out at Bergdorf Goodman.)

The site also has a lot of discounted swimwear. This Versace one-piece is about $400 from $700 and this Paper London bikini comes to about $110 for both top and bottom.

Luisaviaroma offers incredible customer services. As a matter of fact, we placed an order at 11am in NYC and received it at 3pm the next day. That's even better than Amazon Prime!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Weekend Shopping: Impulses & Obsessions

Sale season is winding down and prices at retailers have hit rock bottom. This is the last week of Net-A-Porter's sale and Farfetch is offering an extra 20% off with the code JULY20. You can also save an additional 20% off on sale items on Fivestory with the code FINALSALE.


This week we've been a little obsessed with Hermes and started tolling vintage pieces. As happens when you shop online, I stumbled upon some other goodies. I found this Chanel coat that's just $1150.

Below is a compilation of a few of my favorite sale things. I will be sure to update this post as I scroll uncover more impulse purchases.



Thursday, July 25, 2019

Final Days: Net-A-Porter Sale 80% Off

If you've been staking something special in Net-A-Porter's sale section, now would be the time to close out your cart. This is the last weekend of sale and the entire section will be removed on Tuesday, June 30.






The discounts are up to 80% off. Most items aren't reduced to that extreme but other items include a promotional discount of an additional 20% off. Most items are low in stock and there aren't a lot of size variables, That being said, there is still two months of Summer.

Over this way, Alexandre Birman strappy sandals are $180 from $600, Neous mules are $260 from $865 and Bottega Veneta sling-backs are $219 from $730. There is also a big assortment of Golden Goose sneakers that are discounted 30% off and those marked 'must-have sale' are an additional 20% off.

The bag selection isn't great. There is this Saint Laurent raffia logo bag that's an additional 20% off and comes to $760 from $1945, a Hereu cut-out tote is $295 from $490, and we just spotted this JW Anderson printed tote that's $300 from $750.

The best finds are among the clothing. We have been eyeing this Zimmerman dress from the start of the season and it's now $400 from $1000. Here is a skirt from SEA that's $130 from $325 and the top is $120 from $250. Here is a Khaite dress $290 from $720, a Mara Hoffman jumpsuit is $130 from $325 and an adorable pajama set from The Lazy Poet is $80 from $185.

TheOutnet is the next step for this merchandise but you will notice it will be priced higher. So make your final decisions now-- love it or leave it.




Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Hermés Sample Sale: Everything You Need to Know

The Hermés sample sale, at Short Hills Mall, kicked off to a small number of invited guests, on Wednesday afternoon. The sale opens to the public Thursday morning and is expected to draw huge crowds.

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Wednesday's VIP invites were limited to about 100 shoppers who were admitted to the sale at 2pm. Once the sale opens to the public on Thursday morning, the crowd is guaranteed to swell. This particular Hermes sale will be run a little bit differently than prior East Coast Hermes sales. There will be no tickets issued. Each person will have to wait in line until it's their turn to enter the sale space.

Today's VIP shoppers say that the sale was very good. Discounts are 50% off most items. Men's clothing is 60% off. There are several canvas beach bags ($1000)and canvas cosmetic cases in assorted bright colors and prints. The sale also contains beach towels ($290), throw pillows and blankets-- "the thinner solid ones." (We have some pictures here and will continue to add more as they are received.)

Shoppers will also report silk scarves, Maxi-Twillies ($167)  and ties, hats and leather gloves for men and women, two-piece bathing suits and men's swim trunks for $186. Ties are $98 and 90cm scarves are $208. As we initially reported, there are no jewelry, leather goods or belts.

In the shoe section, we are told that there is an abundance of men's options. For women, there are many brown jumping boots ($1312) and Oran sandals. The best assortment is in size 38 and 38.5. The selection was smaller for the 37 and 37.5 options. There are lots of small shoe size options.

Orans can be found in ostrich, various colors of patent leather, two-tone, black leather with tiny logo studs and a few in orange/red and coral/gold. A pair in black leather with rhinestone trim is reduced to about $890 from $1775. There are mid-heel Oran sandals in multi-colors of suede, Epsom, Solaris, and blue/Bordeaux. There is also bright red/orange and pale blue lizard.

Shoppers also reported lots of Corfu-style sandals, which are flat with skinny criss-cross straps and CDC-style hardware. There are lots leaf sandals, some Rivage Jellies, and canvas wedges--printed and solid.

Among the housewares, our spies spotted a few blankets, which could be found behind the silks counter. Embroidered blankets were about $1400. There are no Avalon styles or H-logo prints.  The overall housewares selection is described as "small." Options include lacquered boxes and trays and a few porcelain styles.

In order to limit hoarding and reselling, there are some shopping limits. Only two shawls per customer and five scarves, five men's ties, five women's shoes and two men's shoes-- but only one Night 70, Night 90, Oasis, Oran, Legend and jumping styles

An employee for Taubman, which owns and manages the Short Hills Mall, said shoppers will be permitted to begin lining up outside the mall, near Legal Seafood, at 9am,  Thursday morning. Cars will not be permitted onto the mall property until 8:30am. "You can sit in your car for a little bit, and make your way to the line at 8:50, and begin officially standing in line at 9am," she said.

There will be police patrolling the mall property at all times. Anyone who attempts to cue for the sale before the allotted time will be asked to leave the property and arrested if they don't comply, she warned.

"This isn't the first big event we've had at the mall. There is an Apple store at the mall that does big launches all the time. We know how this is done," said our advisor.

The last East Coast Hermes sale was hosted at Americana Manhasset. Attendees reported waiting for over 8 hours and still not gaining admittance.

Keep in mind, purchases made at a Hermes sample sale do not come with boxes. All items are marked with the letter "s" symbolizing that they were purchased at a sale. You can click here to see our overview from the Hermes sample sale in Manhasset in October 2018. Here is a post from when the sale was hosted at Soiffer Haskin in 2010. Here are more insights from 2012 and 2015.

No pictures will be permitted at the sale but we will have a team of spies reporting live from the sale. Feel free to send tips, leave comments and follow along on Instagram. You can use the tag #Hermessale2019 to crowdsource information.

Hermes Sample Sale
VIP: Wednesday, July 24 from 2pm-6pm
Public shopping: Thursday, July 25
Thurs to Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Short Hills Mall, 2nd Floor (Outside Neiman Marcus)
The line will begin outside the Mall at Legal Seafood at 9am


Monday, July 22, 2019

Saks Shoes Now 70% Off

This afternoon, Saks Fifth Avenue announced an additional markdown on an assorted variety of shoes. The new price cuts bring the total savings to about 70% off most styles. You can access the assortment of new markdowns with this link.






Some of the sale highlights include Saint Laurent high-heel sandals with studs for $318 from 995, Givnvitto Rossi heels with an ankle strap are $286 from $900, Alexander Birman multi-color python wedges are $260 from $825, and Manolo sandals are $244 from $765. These Aquazzura flats are worth putting aside for September at just $222 from $700 and Balenciaga sneakers are the same price.

Take note, that this new markdown puts the assortment in final sale territory. Make sure you know what you're buying. On the bright side, there is a gift card promotion, which will earn you about 10% back for future spending. You can use the code JULY19SF to engage the gift card promotion.

This newest shoe markdown is available in stores and online through Saturday. At that point, we are sure there will be a new sale twist on the same items.

Sergio Rossi 80% Off (Pics)

Sergio Rossi is hosting a "friends & family" sale at their Madison Avenue boutique starting on Wednesday. The sale is fully open to all shoppers and will include a wide assortment of shoes starting at just $99.






We got a little sneak peek of what's "in-store." Suede platform and sandals will be $150 from $630, cage-ie sued high-heel sandals will be $200 from $950, sandal boots with studs will be $300 from $1450 and lace-up boots will be $400 from $1750. You can click over to the jump to see pictures.

We are told that the inventory is comprised of this season's boutique merchandise. The sale is only for two days. Details and pictures are below.

Sergio Rossi Friends & Family Sale
Wednesday, July 24 through Thursday, July 25
10am-5pm daily
595 Madison Avenue @ 57th Street (13th Floor)
Credit Cards Only


Sunday, July 21, 2019

Burberry//Tisci Scores at 50% Off

I've been crazy for Riccardo Tisci's Burberry since his first designs hit Instagram about a year ago. I'm not the only one.  Earlier this week, the company announced that its retail revenue in the first quarter was up 4% and news sent the stock soaring 14%.


Burberry stalkers know that none of the Tisci's designs have been discounted anywhere. The few times I linked to a sale item it was immediately corrected to full price. The TB tee sporting the new Burberry logo is probably the most iconic item in the new era. As much as I love it, I'm not the type to spend nearly $400 on a cotton t-shirt —no matter how cool it is.

It is for this reason, I was so excited to spot "my" tee at about half-off on Shop375. Right now, you can save about 50% on a variety of hot Burberry items. The black Burberry tee is included in the site's "Daily Deal" for $175 from $380 and the white version is $195. You can also use the code SHOP10 to save an additional 10% off.

I also ended up grabbing a Burberry Tisci skirt, which is commonly referred to as the chocolate pretzel logo skirt. The skinny pencil skirt hits the knee and is perfect for so many uses-- lunch with friends, meetings at school, dinners out, strolls on Madison Avenue. There is no doubt that it will be in high rotation through the Fall season.

While you're shopping, don't miss the Balmain selection, which is included in the same sale grouping. The with the extra 10% off the iconic Balmain tank $240 from $350 and a blazer comes to about $1280 from $2000. Both are very good deals and worth buying at these prices.

As always, sizes and quantities are limited. Restocking isn't always frequent. I suggest you grab what you see because you don't know when it will come around again-- if ever.

#Partner


Friday, July 19, 2019

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Goes Public

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public on Friday at noon, which is just the excuse we needed to give our bikini lines a rest. We like to think of the promotion as a Fall pre-presale. It's always a great opportunity to stock up on items that you will need as soon as temperatures start heading south or even some fun items you can enjoy now.






We noticed that some of our favorite items sold out right away when the sale opened to cardmembers. This Balmain lookalike blazer and this Tibi faux snakeskin skirt were gone in minutes. We strongly suggest you make a list of what you want and get ahead of the sale going live.

We sorted and browsed through the entire inventory from the women's, kid's, beauty and home sale sections. Below are some of our favorites items:

 Missoni Scarf ($115 going to $174)

Contrast Midi Dress ($90 going to $150)

Something Navy's glossy rain trench ($99 going to $159)

Stokke Xplory ($785 going to $1049)

Kid's Adidas Gazelle ($37 going to $50)

Hershel Supply Company backpack ($66 going to $100)

Beachwave hair curler ($133 going to $199)

Missoni bath towel ($60 going to $85)

Tom Ford lip & eye set ($88 valued at $126)

Saint Laurent lip trio ($79 valued at $115)



Thursday, July 18, 2019

Surprise!! Neiman Marcus 25% Off Gucci Shoes (Plus)

UPDATE: The promotion was removed online. (We have our theories why but we will leave that for another day.) I was told that if you call, the discount will still be honored. Xx

Neiman Marcus has gone rogue and surprised with a big Gucci promotion along with their Last Call sale. Right now you can save 25% off several styles of full-priced Gucci shoes or save up to 80% off Last Call designer merchandise.






The discount promotion includes, "Dirty" lace-ups that come to $250 from $870 and espadrilles are $390 from $520.  Logo canvas loafers, velvet loafers, and floral print loafers are $520 from $695. I'm personally in love with the Strawberry collection and the coordinating sneakers are part of the discount and priced at $547 from $730.

Before you check out, be sure to browse through the Last Call sale section. Most everything is an additional 20% off. These Manolo sandals are $272 from $700, Balenciaga Triple S sneakers are $372 from $950. A Dolce & Gabbana cactus pint dress is $585 from $1500 and this Alice & Olivia dress is $129 from $465.

This discount on Gucci shoes runs is only available online and runs through Tuesday. The Last Call, extra 20% off ends on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Bergdorf Goodman: Extra 20% Off (Pics)

If you're not beating the heat poolside, we highly suggest that you Uber to Bergdorf Goodman first thing on Tuesday or click over to now to save an extra 20% off of Summer merchandise. Discounts on clothing already topped 75% and the additional promotion brings the final savings to 80%.






Early access started today. You can use this VIP link to start shopping now. In-store shoppers can click here to see pictures from inside the shoe department. There are a few exclusions in the shoe department, like Chanel, Dior, Gianvitto Rossi, Jimmy Choo, and Golden Goose.

The handbag section online doesn't have anything worth mentioning, except for this JW Anderson mini bag that's $340 from $850. Most shoes are limited to one or two sizes for each style. These Givenchy sandals still are available in several sizes and come to $280 from $875, these Manolo sandals are $260 from $875 and Saint Laurent sandals are $286 from $900. (Take note, shoes are going fast. Several pairs already disappeared from when we started writing this post.)

Among the clothing options, there are a few standout pieces. We are crazy for this Rosie Assoulin dress that resembles candy dots that's reduced to $300 from $1600, a full-length sequined Gown from Alexandre Vauthier is $1000 from $5200 and an MSGM zebra dress is $190 from $950.

This will be the last markdown of the season at Bergdorfs. The best part is that sale merchandise is returnable. This promotion will run through Tuesday but we all know the best items will be gone in a matter of moments.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Moda Operandi Final Markdown 75% Off

Prefall merchandise has arrived and now the race is on to move out the older collections. Moda Operandi is the most recent site to slash prices. Right now, you can save up to 80% off on many major fashion items.





Some of the big standouts are from the brand Alexis. This eyelet white minidress is $238 from $600 and this layered maxi dress is $352 from $860. We also came across this magnificent Delpozo dress that's $510 from $1700, a Dolce & Gabbana floral print maxi dress is $870 from $2900 and this LoveShackFancy belted midi dress is $160 from $400.

We also spotted lots of great shoe finds that we didn't expect. Loewe sandals are $173 from $690, Givenchy studded mules are $213 from $850, Jimmy Choo lase pumps are $225 from $900 and Nicholas Kirkwood Baya loafers are $179 from $600. I could go on and on but you're probably better off just looking through the pictures above and clicking over because there are so many great options.


This is the last "hard markdown" at Moda. There will be lots of intermittent promotions where you can save an additional 20%. Moda sales usually runs long after the other stores but they have been closing up shop early. We also noticed a lot of merchandise has moved since the sale first launched. You might not want to hesitate too long.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Confirmed Details: Hermés Sample Sale

Next week, Hermés discounts will hit the Garden State. We have official confirmation that the Hermés sample sale will take place at the Short Hills Mall in a temporary storefront, located on the second floor, outside of Neiman Marcus.





We are told that discounts will be 50% off retail prices. Past sales have included scarves, silks, and ties, ready-to-wear, shoes, enamel jewelry, beauty products, fragrances, and homegoods.  Frequent sample sale highlights are Oran sandals (many in exotic skins), riding boots, Clic-Clack bracelets, scarves, ties, and twillies.

The Hermes sample sale will open to VIP shoppers on Wednesday, July 24. On Thursday, the sale will open to the public on remain in operation through Sunday. VIP shoppers will be required to show their email confirmation and a corresponding state issued ID. All shoppers will be issued a ticket number and are invited to enter to the store location once their number is called.

To the novice, this system sounds very civilized but shoppers can expect to wait several hours. On the bright side, within the Mall area, there is the Short Hills Hilton that has a very nice pool. Rates during the sale are about $175 a night. Even if you don't plan to stay overnight, we highly suggest that you book a room and enjoy the pool area while you wait.

Keep in mind, purchases made at a Hermes sample sale do not come with boxes. All items are marked with the letter "s" symbolizing that they were purchased at a sale. You can click here to see our overview from the Hermes sample sale in Manhasset in October 2018. Here is a post from when the sale was hosted at Soiffer Haskin in 2010. Here are more insights from 2012 and 2015.

While reading about past sales, you will notice a common theme of despair and disappointment. I tend to avoid these types of large-crowd attracting sales. Even at 50% off, a Hermes purchase is expensive. I would prefer to pay the full price and buy what I truly love in a civilized environment.

We will be sure to keep this post updated as more information, stock details and photos are released. Let me know if you agree with my sample sale perspectives and feel free to leave comments below or in our Instagram post. Tips are always welcome.

Hermes Sample Sale
VIP: Wednesday, July 24 from 2pm-6pm
Public shopping: Thursday, July 25
Thurs to Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Short Hills Mall, 2nd Floor (Outside Neiman Marcus)

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Neiman Marcus Discounts Hit 80% Off

Neiman Marcus is now offering discounts up to 80% when you take an extra 30% off designer clothing, shoes and bags. This promotion started early access today and is available in stores and online. You can use this link to start shopping the sale now.





The shoe section has already been obliterated. There are some nice styles but in most cases only one size is available. There are only three handbag options available and none are even worth mentioning,

The clothing section has some finds, but again, sizing is difficult. There is this Brock collection floral print top for $290 from nearly $1700. Here is a silk beach robe that's basically one-size-fits-all and it's $220 from nearly $1300. (I can assure you it has to be nicer than the one from Rachel Zoe's "fashion box.")

I'm very curious about the fit on this silk jersey Pascal Millet jumpsuit that's $295 from $1685. This Elizabeth & James leveless maxi dress is $93 from $445, which is less expensive than what you would find at the sample sale. There are also leather leggings from The Row priced at 70% off, which is the same as a sample sale.

Don't get so preoccupied by the merchandise that's an extra 30% off because you may really luck out out in the standard clearance section. Here is a Moncler jacket for $825 from $1650, which should really be screen shot for the next sales person that tells you Moncler doesn't go on sale. There is actually an abundance of Moncler discount options right over here.

The nice thing about this sale is that all merchandise is returnable-- even the extra 30% off options. The ability to try different items makes the risk nominal and the upside high. This promotion only runs through Wednesday. Next up, Bergdorf Goodman has some exciting incentives.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Weekend Shopping: Impulses & Obsessions

This week was huge for additional discount promotions. We saw both Net-A-Porter and MatchesFashion offer promotions of an additional 20% off sale prices. Most of the highly reduced bags and shoes are already sold out but it's the perfect time to pick up a few pieces of fashion to take you through the end of the Summer.




Nordstrom also started it's Anniversary Sale. You can click here to see our shopping edit. I always like to use this sale to buy the kids a few items for back-to-school, like sneakers and backpacks.

So far this weekend, I fell upon a few great Gucci pieces from Kirna Zabete. I am crazy about the beach bag  I picked up from 24S.com and can't get over shipping box and presentation. I can't wait to get something new from them to open the box again. You can use the code 20More to save an extra 20%, which is just another excuse to buy more.

Below is a compilation of a few of my favorite sale things. I will be sure to update this post as I scroll uncover more impulse purchases.


Friday, July 12, 2019

Nordstrom Anniversary Presale

Nordstrom is known for having great sales. There are two in particular that can send a city girl shopping in the burbs: The "Half-Yearly Sale" and the "Anniversary Sale." The Half-Yearly sale is clearance, usually towards the end of the season. (Like, now.) The Anniversary Sale is a presale before the new collection hits the department store floor.






Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale starts today. The sale consists of a catalog of pre-Fall merchandise that is discounted 25% to 40% off. Each department has its own special items that are featured in the pre-Fall sale. You can sift through the catalog options right here.

The presale runs to July 18 but is limited to customers who have a Nordstrom credit card. Afterward, on July 20, the sale opens to the general public. Prices return to normal once the sale ends in August.

Back-to-school items are especially attractive during this Nordies sale. For example, you know your kids want new Adidas sneakers for the start of school and they are right here for $36 from $60. Nike kicks are $45 from $65. (There is really no reason not to get them!) Over here is a Champion backpack for $47, which is normally $70. There is also a large amount of cute shorts in case you need to do a mid-season refresh. We even spotted Stokke Xplorer that's discounted to $785.

We are a bit choosier when picking pre-season items for ourselves but a classic Veronica Beard tweed blazer is $435 from $650. We really like this Tibi faux python skirt that's $280 from $242 and this blazer resembles the shape of a Balmain blazer but it's under $400. is just and I really don't mind these tweed style pumps for about $100. We even found a S'well for $22.

The selection this season isn't quite as good as last year but there is still a lot of temptation. It's interesting that designers have realized that pre-gaming sale season is better than post-season markdowns. Don't forget to also check out the beauty deals. We are always a sucker for a new shade of lipstick or an updated nail polish

Thursday, July 11, 2019

MatchesFashion Extra 20% Off

The pressure is on online luxury retailers and MatchesFashion is the most recent site to add a little promotion to their final markdown. Starting today, you can save an additional 20% off fall and winter merchandise, which has already been reduced up to 70% off. Use the code EXTRA20 at checkout to reveal the discounted price.





Here is a Balmain blazer that comes to $900 from $1885. (I always say, under $1000 is the right price for this item.) This neutral color Staud bag is $530 from $1100 and this Saint Laurent studded bucket bag is $580 from $1200. This Roksanda bag for $400 from $1000 seems like a sensible purchase.

At this point of the season, most of my "investment" purchases have been made and I'm shopping for some more "inexpensive thrills." Here is a Dodo Bar Or top that's a sustainable purchase at just $100 from $252. Here is the matching skirt. It's actually an adorable outfit for about $180. This white dress from Sea is about $270 from $560 and this Roksanda dress for $650 from $2000 is a keeper.

Usually, the most reduced items are from prior seasons but that doesn't seem to be the case. There is really a good selection from which to shop if you're still looking to boost your wardrobe through the end of the Summer.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Alert: Net-A-Porter Final Clearance Extra 20%

This is what end-of-season shoppers call the final bow. Net-A-Porter is ending their season by offering an extra 20% off some sale merchandise. The sale kicks off on Thursday.




No code is needed to engage the additional. Just look for items identified "Sale Must Have." (You can see all the eligible items directly in this link.) Once the item is in your cart, and you've proceeded to the second page of checkout, the savings will automatically be applied. When you use the extra 20%, the purchase becomes final sale and can't be returned.

We don't know what exactly what items will be included in the extra markdown but last year Dolce & Gabbana, Bottega Veneta, Lanvin, and Fendi were included. Usually, the most heavily reduced merchandise is not eligible for the extra 20% off.

This promotion is usually a shopping frenzy. We suggest you start adding items to your cart now and then remove the non-applicable merchandise once the promotion code is live. We will be sure to add item pictures and examples once the sale is officially live.

This sale will run through August 13 but everyone knows that the best items will be gone in the first few hours. Take note, next time you see this selection it will be on the Outnet and prices will be higher.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

ShopBop Discounts Exceed 75% Off

Shopbop is offering a deal that might be hard to refuse. Right now, a selection of spring and summer merchandise is already discounted 70% off but for two days you can save an extra 25%. Use the code EXTRA19 at checkout to engage the additional savings.





I'm actually very surprised about how many great items I found. Check out this dress "beach party dress" from Isa Arfen that's reduced to about $150 from $650. This Free People beach maxi cover-up comes to about $100 from nearly $200.  It's technically called the 'Mykonos Maxi Tom' and I believe it needs to live out its destiny. I'm also in love with this Koche patchwork sundress that's already 70% off and comes to $322 from $1440.

This Brandon Maxwell outfit is a dream and it's 70% off. I can't decide between the top or the pants. I  might need to get them both. I also wouldn't mind a pair of these Dannijo earrings that come to $55 from $245. This Hayward corduroy bag is totally worth $170 from $790. I have one in suede and it's a great item. You won't regret it.

As far as sales go, ShopBop's selection seems to be pretty on point. There is a large assortment of price points and even sizes that are still available. Seems like a good opportunity to pick up something extra nice before your big August vacation.

Monday, July 8, 2019

SSence Discounts Hit 70% Off

As we begin to near the end of the sale season cycle, size options will become a little thin and prices tick up and down from site to site. Our latest browsing session brought us SSense. Discounts on the Canadian site seem to be near or exceed even the steepest local markdowns.





In addition to the steep discounts, there is also a really eclectic assortment that isn't abundant State-side. We find that the site has the best collection of Instagram-able luxury streetwear style. Here is a Versace tee that's reduced to $189 from $300. The black version is slightly more. The epitome of street style, Off White, is even more highly reduced. Here is a long-sleeved tee for $125 from $415 and this terry cloth hoodie is $260 from $700.  Palm Angles might even be a little cooler for lack of overexposure and these leggings are just $99 from $325. There are also lots of Heron Preston and Balenciaga.

Beyond streetwear and Instagram royalty, there are also some great FASH-ion items. He is an Erdem floral print dress that's $315 from $1015. A Dolce & Gabbana floral print dress is $660 from $1700 and shorts are reduced to $200. We found this Missoni headband for $92 and this Joradash multi-color denim skirt is just $90. The site is also amazing for Nikes. Many new styles are reduced to under $80.

You should take note that the most reduced items are final sale. At some point, Ssense does an extra 20% off. We just aren't sure when it can be expected.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Manolo Begins 2nd Markdown 50% Off

Everyone is still recovering from a long holiday week but we are ready to trade in our Havaianas for Hangisis. The Manolo Blahnik boutique will begin its second markdown on Monday. The sales assortment is better than ever as ownership is changing hands. (You can read a more substantial explanation in our previous Manolo post.)




This most recent markdown follows the 33% discount that started last month. The next, and final, markdown is always our favorite as it offers the best shopping opportunity of the season. We expect that the final price cut will come at the end of the month. Prices normally range from $195 to $350.

You can expect to find a full assortment of shoes from the Summer collection and even lots of classics that don't usually go on sale. Personally, we are waiting to make our major purchases. After all, so many shoppers are still out of the city. You can click here to see the reports from Manolo's past final markdowns or slide through the pics to see what similar discounts can be found online.

Manolo Blahnik
31 West 54th Street (b/w 5th and 6th)
Monday to Friday 10:30am to 6pm
Saturday 10:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday 12pm to 5pm
The store will close from 2pm to 3pm for restocking (lunch)

Thursday, July 4, 2019

July 4th Sale Mania Roundup

July 4th is famous for explosive sales. Some even go as far as calling it 'Christmas in July.' Considering the recent third markdowns at department stores-- like BarneysBergdofs, and Saks-- it's more like New Year's in July.



Unfortunately, Net-A-Porter's July 4th markdown was a fizzle but we did finally relent and cash out our shopping cart. The purchases didn't end there. The French boutique, 24 Sévres is offering an extra 20% off with the code 20MORE, which brings the discount to nearly 70% off on many items. After, you can use the code July20 to save an extra 20% off shoes on Farfetch and MyTheresa's' extra 20% off discount doesn't require a code.

Just remember, the holiday promotions don't end with the fireworks. Extended sales have become as much of a tradition as the underlying sale. The bonus day, final hours and last chances are as commonplace as an afterparty.

Below is a compilation of a few of our favorite things. We can't wait until they arrive. We will be sure to update this post as we scroll and cart more items.


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Inside Details: Net-A-Porter Final Markdown

We thought it would be a good idea to share some upcoming news before the fireworks capture your attention. Net-A-Porter will begin its final markdown on July 4. Besides for a small sporadic promotion, this is the last price cut that will occur this season. The sale section will stay live through the end of the month.






When Net-A_Porter's sale strikes, merchandise tends to go very quickly. The shoes and bags are always the first to fly off the site. We suggest you start browsing and tucking things away in your cart right now.

We have our eyes on this Khaite maxi dress that's already reduced 70% off and is $354 from $1180. It comes in black too. This Victoria Beckham white dress is silk and isn't priced significantly more. There are also lots of size options. We love this Versace top that's great for when you want to swap out a tee for something more dressed up.

There is a large variety of Golden Goose already reduced by 30%. We are anticipating they will be reduced further. You don't even need to wait for another markdown on this Acne belt. It's $18 and works as a great pop of color with jeans or a simple dress.

You can easily rationalize this Dolce & Gabbana floral print bikini after another price cut-- especially if it fits well. Obviously, you need to wear the coordinating skirt with the bikini. All budgets are blown with this Balmain jacket is under $1000.

These final markdowns are great for scoring high-quality items without sacrificing a tuition payment. We love to sort through what's left from The Row, Victoria Beckham, and Gabrielle Hearst. We tend to look for pieces that are classic and multi-functional. You know, your savior when you feel like you have nothing to wear? Check out this crepe maxi dress from Gabrielle Hearst that's currently $920 from $2300.

The NAP final sale is usually pretty fast-moving. Once the sale is over the section completely disappears. TheOut is the next stop-- as it becomes past season fashion.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Barneys 20% +15% Off (Sale & Full Priced)

Hey Mad-Spy readers, we have the ultimate deal for you. Barneys has offered us an additional 20% off everything online. You must use this link and the code BNYJULY to activate the promotion. The discount is good on sale and full-price merchandise (except beauty). We have also been told that you can stack the code BNY15 for an extra 15% off sale items.  The two codes combined will save you about 30% off when used together on sale items.






Obviously, we suggest you start your browsing in the sale section where discounts top 75% off. The extra 20% off promo brings the total savings to nearly 85% off.  Here is a silk Prabal Gurung dress that comes to $440 from $2200, a Derek Lam maxi dress is $160 from $800, and this silk floral print dress is $162 from $850.

In the bag section, there is still this Balenciaga 'Techno' bag that is $920 from $2290, a VLTN shoulder bag is $1176 from $2445, and this shoulder bag from The Row is $1488 from $2650. The shoe sale department isn't plentiful but there are these tweed Golden Goose that comes to $256 from $460 and Manolo satin mules are $480 from $1000.

The real fun begins when you start browsing those items that never seem to go on markdown. How about a new pair of classic style Louboutins. The discount even works on preorders for these new style boots. Now would be a good time to take the plunge if you've been considering one of these Fontana Milano bags or a Delveaux.

This promotion will only be active until July 3. We suggest you get on it ASAP.