Monday, November 11, 2019

LuisaViaRoma 40% Off Sale

Singles Day seems to have overtaken Black Friday when it comes to luxury fashion but the deals aren't done. LuisaViaRoma has a promotion where sale merchandise is an additional 40% off. You can use the code EX40 to engage the extra savings at checkout.

I'm kind of crazy for these Midnight 00 heels. They are standard pumps but wrapped with PVC, which creates a dramatic flair. After the discount, they come to $391 from  $1300. Here is a similar style in a nude mule.  Boyy boots come to $390 from $750. They are also available in burgundy and brown suede. These Gia Couture two-tone high boots are $300 from $823.

These Alexander Birman sandals come to $140 from $416 and are a no-brainer for something new to take on a winter get-away. Speaking of a cheap thrill, these Ioannis sandals with shells come to only $60 and they also come in nude too.

It's hard to call out a lot of fashion items because the style is so unique. I am drawn towards these waxed canvas black pants from Danielle Carlotta that are $230 from $620. This Dodo Bar Or sundress is $350 from $840 and this heavy gage Missoni sweater is $555 from $1055.

There is also a hefty sale section for kids.  What's good, will all depend on what sizes you're shopping for.

The most reduced items are obviously from this past summer and prior. Some items aren't even worth the price at 40% off but I had a lot of fun carting some cheap thrills.

Stay Warm at the Annabelle Fur Sample Sale

Staying warm and stylish is never easy when it's very cold. When temperatures drop there is no better way to keep warm than in fur, cashmere or down.

Ahead of the foreboding cold, Annabelle is hosting a sample sale that's sure to warm your heart, body, and wallet. The sale will include a large assortment of high-quality fur coats, vests, jackets, and accessories. Prices will be well under wholesale.

Annabelle manufactures the highest quality outerwear and chances are you have seen their products at the biggest department stores under several different labels. Cashmere coats with fur details are $300. Basic down jackets start at $60, which is less than Uniqlo. Down jackets and coats with fur are $300 and they are ten times better than any coat you'll buy off of Amazon. Fur vests are $200 and kid's hats with fur poms are just $30. You can see pictures from the last sale right here.

The sample sale will also include a variety of cold winter accessories, like knit hats with fur pom-poms. (Seems like a perfect holiday gift to me!) Of course, you will also be able to find an assortment of high-quality coats ranging from a full mink to fox and other exotic skins.

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

Annabelle Fur Sale
Wednesday, November 13 through Friday, November 15
10am-6pm daily
247 West 30th St, 2nd Floor

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Net-A-Porter's First Friends & Family Sale

Net-A-Porter is slated to start its first-ever friends and family sale on Monday. All items delineated "Seasonal Pick" will be 25% off. While everyone else will be surprised by this news in the morning, we know how you can start shopping for the savings right now.

To access immediate discounts on Net-A-Porter right now, you can use this link and the code SINGLES22 and save 22% off.  Alternatively, you can shop now and wait until the morning to check out and save the full 25%. That decision is entirely up to you. We just know that this promotion will be marketed heavily and drive lots of shoppers to the site.

Some standout includes lots of Balenciaga. It seems like these daddy-style Triple S sneakers aren't what they used to be and are part of the discount selection and pointed-toe ankle boots will be $1120 from $1495. Stuart Weitzman ankle boots will be $412 from $550,  Nili Lotan zebra print pants are $300 from $400 and an Off-White collegiate cardigan is $1500 from $1200.

Take note, some of this selection contains carryovers from last season but there is also a good assortment of new seasonal items too. The friends and family promotion will run all week and end November 17.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Singles Day: Sales Galore

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

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. Retailers are jumping in on the trend too. There is a great assortment of sales over the weekend. So in light of this day of spiritual consumership, we've highlighted some great places to shop and a few things we wouldn't mind "single-ing."

The Deal: The more you spend, the more you save with codes up to 30% off.
Codes: $200+ save 22% SINGLEMOON22
$750+ save 24% SINGLEMOON24
$1500+ save 26% SINGLEMOON26
$2500+ save 28% SINGLEMOON28
$3500+ save 30% SINGLEMOON30
Exclusions: LV, Dior, Gucci, Fendi, Moncler, Rimowa, Moynat, Celine, Balenciaga Roger Vivier, Acne, Loewe
Great Find: Prada Puffer $1676 from US Retail $2265

Bergdorf Goodman
The Deal: 20% off coats and jackets-- Moncler and Canada Goose are included.
Dates: Valid through Nov 9
Great Find: Canada Goose fur parka $800 from $1000
(The code was deactivated by BG.😫)

The Deal: 25% off sitewide, including Canada Goose Down coats and jackets for men and women.
Dates: Through Nov 11
Great Find: Almost every style of Canada Goose is available. Avery lined jacket is $487 from $625.

D'aniello Boutique (Italy)
The Deal: Everything on the site is 25% off
Code: MOON25D
Dates: Through Nov 11
Great Find: Lots of Moncler and designer merchandise is included in the promo.
Moncler fur hooded puffer $1100 from $1500.
Disclosure: I've never personally made a purchase from here personally but it's a beautiful boutique not far from Naples. 

The Deal: All full price merchandise is 22% off except items marked 'New Season' or 'Permanent Collection"
Code: 22OFF
Date: Through Nov 11
Great Find: Paris Texas high boots $443 from $800 US Retail

The Deal: The discounts at Fivestory have hit 40% off on some items.
Code: No code is necessary.
Great Find: Nanusha vegan puffer is $552 from $850.

The Deal: Get an extra 11% off discounts that are already reduced up to 80% off
Code: MOON11
Dates: Through Nov 11
Great Find: Gucci round sunglasses $380 from $702

The Deal: Fall and Winter merchandise markdowns will hit 50% off on Singles Day. We will be watching this Fendi tote that's now $2100 from $3890 US retail or this new style Gucci bag that's $1660 from $3200 US retail.
Dates: Starts November 11

Kirna Zabête
The Deal: The site already has markdowns up to 50% off and an extra 22% off promotion takes the total savings to nearly 65% off. Check out this Loewe mini Hammock bag that comes to $1037 from $1900 and Golden Goose sneakers are $290 from $550.
Extra Discount: 22% off
Dates: Nov 7 to Nov 11

The Deal: 20% off items within this link
Code: EXTRA20
Great Find: Midnight 00 PVC overlay heels 
Only available in Asia & Australia. (I don't know why it was in US email distribution!)

Moda Operandi:
The Deal: 25% off all items only in this private sale link that contains items marked 'Single Day Private Offer.'
Dates: Through Nov 11

The Deal: $200 off orders of $1000 or $500 off orders of $2000+. Participating brands include Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Loewe, Bottega Veneta, Chloé and more.
Dates: Nov 9 to Nov. 12

The Deal: All items indicated Seasonal Pick is 22% off
Date: Through Nov 11
Great Find: Balenciaga Triple S sneakers $741 from $995

The Deal: Extra 20% off everything in this link.
Dates: Through Nov 11
Great Find: Khaite plaid cashmere-wool double-breasted coat $455 from $1540

Saks Fifth Avenue
The Deal: The preview for Sak's designer sale is now live with this private link. Discounts are up to 40% off. This Opening Ceremony varsity jacket is adorable and is just $237 from $400 and Nicholas Kirkwood boots are $570 from $945.

The Deal: Save an extra 15% off already discounted luxury merchandise for savings up to 90% off
Code: 1111SALE15
Dates: Through Nov 11
Great Find: Chanel ankle boots $760 from $1200

The Deal: Private sale 40% off
Dates: Ends Nov 15
Great Find: Moncler jacket $860 from $1445

YSL Beauty:
The Deal: YSL Beauty is 40% off exclusively in this link and a free gift with purchases above $125.
Dates: Ends Nov 12

Sephora Insider Event (Re: Sale)

The bi-annual Sephora Beauty Insider sale starts today and shoppers can save up to 15% off on all their beauty wants and needs. The retailer loyal VIB Members earn 15% off and all other shoppers can save 10% off. You can log into your account and use the code HOLIDAYSAVE to engage the savings at checkout.

We highly recommend you use this opportunity to try out a Dyson hairdryer. I first tried it myself at the Rosewood Hotel in London and it was the first purchase I made when arrived home. The discount will save you $60 and we love the red case that comes with it.

Be sure to look through the holiday gift sets. The holiday promotional items are already available and there are some good bundles. Here is a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick-lipliner combo ($35), a Pat McGrath lipstick trio ($25), Dr. Denis Gross Alpha Beta peel ($88), the Dr. Barbara Strum Flight Essentials kit ($225) and the Laneige Hydration Dream package ($39).

The promotion runs through November 11. I've listed all my favorite beauty items below. In non-blogger talk/ real human terms, that translates to mean the I actually buy myself.

Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (5.75 $60)

Dior Diorshow Mascara (Black $29.50 )

YSL Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick Lipstick (Smoking Plum $38)

Pat Mcgrath LuxeTrance Lipstick (Donnatella $40)

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (Custard $30)

La Mer Eye Concentrate (Splurge $225)

Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel (Budget $40)

Dyson Hairdryer ($399) 

Marc Jacobs Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner (Black $25)

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush (Mood Exposure $40)

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

FWRD Markdowns: Discounts 70% Off

This is a quiet week for sales but the calm won't last for long. Thanksgiving turns out late this year, which leaves fewer shopping weekends before Christmas. We've already had a sneak peek of the markdown schedule and can tell you that it will be earlier and even more aggressive than last year.

Before the holiday shopping mania begins we took a scroll through Foward / FWRD and found some hidden gems. Most of the sale section is 50% to 70% off but most items fall in between. This adorable Valentino Rockstud mini-tote is $1090 from $1945, Saint Laurent leopard pony hair booties are still available in a variety of sizes and come to $838 from $2000. We also found these Franceso Russo slingbacks that are causing major 70s vibes.

Take note, this is a forever sale section and the most reduced items are only available in limited size ranges. To avoid too much frustration, we suggest you eliminate anything that's not in your size. It also never hurts to check back periodically.

Sample Sale: Moschino, Alberta Ferretti & More

Shopping at a sample sale that is civilized and offers a great selection is few and far between. It's for this reason we love to visit the Aeffe showroom and score current season merchandise at about 60% to 70% off.

The selection will include an assortment of clothing, shoes, and accessories from Alberta Ferretti, Moschino, Fuzzi, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, and Cedric Charlier. There will also be a small section of merchandise for men. A cashmere-blend sweater from Alberta Ferretti will be $617 from about $1800, a Moschino Boutique newspaper print dress will be $216 from $675 and a Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini gown will be $415 from $1295. (Click here for more pictures.)

Aeffe Sample Sale
Saturday, November 9 through Monday, November 11
Saturday 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm, Mon 10am-7pm
30 West 56th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue, 1st floor)
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Monday, November 4, 2019

Discounts at Barneys Begin

Update Nov. 7: Use this link and code VIP10 and earn an additional 10% off all merchandise. (PS: The code is spotty but an adjustment can be applied after pruchase if you call customer support.)

Clocks have dialed back but Barneys is springing forward with its a plan to begin inventory liquidation. Today the first wave of nominal discounts passed down throughout the store and online.

Most items have are currently discounted either 5% of 10%, depending on the brand. If you're looking for more savings, we suggest you wait until after November 15. That's when all purchases become final sale and when we believe the better markdowns will begin.

For now, you can use this time shop for items you might never see on sale. Hermes housewares are now 10% off. It's not sample sale discounts but there is no line either. This Balcon print ashtray is $635 from $700. (People must be buying them because there is only one left already.) Little square plates in the same print are $85 now.  The same 10% discount has been applied to Baccarat.

Moving out of housewares and into fashion, most Gucci is reduced by 5%. Sizes are already running thin for Brixton loafers. Delveaux bags are discounted by 5%. YSL is 5% off too. Balmain clothing is reduced 10% off.

Take note, Goyard is a leased space at Barneys that merchandise was never part of the Barneys inventory. Goyard will not be discounted. Loewe, Celine, Fendi, and Givenchy are not reduced at all, which leads us to believe that they will be removed from the store momentarily.

We wouldn't suggest you buy anything that you wouldn't normally have purchased at full price. We are sure more aggressive markdowns are to come but don't think that the best items will survive to rock bottom. As you can see from the inventory levels of Gucci loafers, even a little discount drives customers on when the item is wanted.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Neiman Marcus 80% Off Clearance

We started to feel the Sunday evening blues settling in but then remembered about a great sale. Right now, you can save an extra 30% off sale items online at Neiman Marcus.

Once the additional 30% is accounted for the discount tips towards 80% off on some items. Here is a Chloe jacquard dress that comes to $377 from $1800, a one-shoulder dress from Redemption is $273 from $1560 and a metallic silver skirt from RtA is $121 from almost $700. We bet the sample sale isn't even that good.

We've been in the mindset to add a new coat into our regular rotation and found this Rosetta Getty trench for $435 from $2500.  This  Gabriela Hearst cashmere coat is $872 from $5000 and a Kobi Halpern wool blazer is $188 from $600.

The shoe selection isn't very good and the handbag options are essentially nonexistent. Even on the sizes in the clothing assortment can be very spotty. The best option is to sort by size before you being any serious browsing.

This promotion Neiman Marcus promotion ends on Tuesday. This is the least expensive any of these items will ever get. The next stop is Last Call, when the merchandise is brought up to first markdown range.


The calendar has turned to November, which means sample sale shopping will hit a frenetic peak. It's a good thing because Thanksgiving and holiday parties are right around the corner. There is no better time to start collecting holiday gifts and adding some exciting pieces to your home and wardrobe.

Below is a list of what we believe to be the best bargain bonanzas of the month. You can see a listing of all the sample sales occurring in NYC on ShopDrop. Continue to check back here and we will add more sales and commentary. Feel free to ask questions, feedback, and comments below. You can also follow along on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to get quick and immediate updates.

Chilewich Sample Sale
If you're looking for tabletop accessories you're not going to pass up on the Chilewich sample sale. Expect to find an assortment of durable and stylish placemats, runners, napkins, and accessories for up to 90% off. This sale is a true sample sale and it only happens once a year. The timing couldn't be better.
Tuesday, November 5 through Thursday, November 7th
10am-6pm daily
261 West 36th Street

RtA Sample Sale
Did you know that RtA stands for "Road to Awe"? Neither did we! Something else: The LA-based company will be hosting a sample sale with discounts up to 80% off. We love this brand because it feels a little rock and roll glam with even a European twist. Keep an eye out for luxe leather, denim, and upgraded sweaters.
Tuesday, November 5 through Sunday, November 10
Tues 1am-8pm, Wed to Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm
260 Sample Sale: 151 Wooster Street

Carolina Herrara Sample Sale
If you missed the ODLR sample sale you have a chance to shop discounted gowns and elegant day-wear at the Carolina Herrara sample sale. This is the first time that they are having a sale hosted outside of their own offices. It's hard to speculate about the pricing but we hope that it will be along the lines of ODLR.
Wednesday, November 6 through Sunday, November 10
Wed 10am-8pm, Thurs to Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm
260 Sample Sale: 150 Greene Street

Aeffe Sample Sale
If you're looking for a civilized environment to shop deals, this would be the place. Expect to find a lot of in-stores now merchandise from Alberta Ferretti, Moschino, FUZZI, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, and Cédric Charlier. There will also be a limited selection of merchandise for men. Most items are usually discounted about 65% off retail.
Saturday, November 9 through Monday, November 11
Saturday 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm, Mon 10am-7pm
30 West 56th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue, 1st floor

Annabelle Fur, Coats and Jackets Sample Sale
Annabelle, which is known for it’s gorgeous furs, wool coats, down jackets and accessories, is opening its showroom to shoppers. Expect to find pom-pom hats starting at $25. Down jackets starting at $60 and fur-lined vests starting $300. Don't miss the gorgeous wool coats accented with fur or shearling jackets starting at $300. This is an amazing opportunity to buy top European quality outerwear for less than Zara prices.
Wednesday, November 13 through Friday, November 15
10am-6pm daily
247 West 30th St, 2nd Floor

Mont Blanc Sample Sale
The Mont Blanc sample sale is always a readers' favorite. Most pens, watches, accessories, and jewelry are discounted 50% to 60% off but discounts on less popular items go up to 80% off. The most popular and giftable items tend to go very quickly. Those attending the sale should expect a long line on opening day and shorter lines throughout the term of the sale. For some reason, there is always a wait for Mont Blanc.
Wednesday, November 13 through Saturday, November 16
Wed to Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-4pm
260 Sample Sale: 260 Fifth Avenue

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Lake Como's Tessabit 40% Off Designer

Tessabit is a multi-brand luxury boutique based in Lake Como, Italy. It was the first store to carry Georgio Armani's collection in the 70s and has remained on the cutting edge of trend and fashion ever since. More recently, Tessabit has their goals set on capturing the eyes of a New York shopper.

The best part of the promotion is that the merchandise is coming from Italy and already at a discount when compared to our retail prices. You can use this link and the code MOON40S at checkout to a gage the savings.

The extra promotion brings the final cost to more than 50% off on many items. The Vring Valentino bag is $2145 at our retail stores but comes to $1128 after the discount. A Balmain velvet blazer retails here at $2300 but comes to just $1100 and a tee comes to $190 from $395 at US stores. Balenciaga square toe BB boots are $690 from $1590 state-side.

While in the sale section, keep your eyes focused on European designers. That's where you will find the best values. We noticed that the Fendi prices weren't less than here but the 40% discount is way more than you will ever find on brand new items like the Karligraphy bag and anything from Brunello Cucinelli.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Chanel: Official Price Increase

The Halloween -scaries are mostly all putaway today but our biggest fright has become official. Chanel's new pricing is now live and the price hikes are confirmed.

The price change in the US is not nearly as extreme as we were initially told. Classic and Reissue bag styles are $200 more and Boy Bags are an extra $100. You can see the official new pricing in the below chart. (Click in the image to view the numbers more clearly.)

Unfortunately, the European market isn't as lucky. According to SpottedFashion, Chanel prices in the Eurozone have increased by 7%. In France, a Wallet on a Chain has increased by €150 to €2150 and a medium classic is €300 more for a total of €5150.

Shoppers have questioned the virtue of a Chanel bag purchase as prices begin to move closer to those at Hermes. Many long-time Chanel fans have stated dismay in the deteriorating quality of newly manufactured purses. Other customers have aired issues with Chanel's customer service.

Hermes, on the other hand, has maintained its hand-made manufacturing heritage and will service a bag to the best of their ability regardless of its age. Hermes bags also have been proven to hold their value on the resale market better than Chanel.

What are your thoughts on the new prices? Are Chanel bags worth the expense? Will you buy a preowned bag or a new one?