Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Saks Fifth Avenue Friends & Family Sale

Sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue & Shopstyle

The Saks Friends & Family sale starts today. Online and in-store shoppers can save 25% off select apparel, shoes, handbags, jewelry, and accessories. The best part is that there are lots of very transitional items that can be incorporated from at-home casual to going out fabulous.

All items included in the promotion are indicated. I suggest you browse through the options from Cinq å Sept. I immediately fell in love with this wool cape that comes to $521 from $675. I love how it can add drama to a fairly basic jeans and sweater combination and it's also perfect for more dressed up encounters too. You can see more pictures here.  I am also crazy about this Alice & Olivia blouson-sleeve sweater that comes to $330 from $440. 

In the shoe selection, you can focus your attention on the great options from See By Chloe and Nicholas Kirkwood. These See by Chloe shearling boots come to $318 from $475 and classic Kirkwood boots with a pearl heel are about $750 from $995. 

The Saks Friends & Family sale is a great opportunity to stock up on some fresh denim and sweaters. I love the relaxed nature of these Ksubi Playback jeans and this Design History cardigan comes in three colors and is only $90 from $120.

The friends & family promotion runs through October 4 online and in stores. This is a great opportunity for big savings on what you need now the next markdown won't be for some time. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Shopbop Expands Markdowns to 70% Off

Update: Shopbop started a new tiered promotion where you can save a total of 25% off your order. You can click here for VIP access and use the code FALL20 to engage the extra savings. The discount tiers are listed below:

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

I've been looking forward to a good Shopbop markdown to ready my wardrobe for a transitional seasonality period. Right now you can save 40% to 70% off 1000s of new markdowns. 

Here is a shearling teddy bear coat from Coach that's $1060 from $2660, Isabel Marant boots that are $387 from $1290, and an Off-White bag that's reduced to $544 from $1089. I'm also really into this Sandy Liang ruffled jacket that's $475 from $950. 

Hopefully, life won't leave us in a confined habitat this Winter. I'm looking forward to a more dressed season. I suggest scrolling through the options from MarniAcne, and Ulla Johnson for a little whimsical positivity.

If the item you're watching isn't included in this markdown Shopbop is likely to add it in the next sale drop. Usually, the site adds batches of merchandise every few weeks.

Monday, September 28, 2020

INTERMIX: Flash Sale 40% Off

                                            Sponsored by INTERMIX and ShopStyle 

Intermix started a flash sale that will save you a selection of priced merchandise. The sale isn't slated to start until Tuesday but you can use this "VIP link" to access the savings now.

Jumping right in, this Veronica Beard blazer is $360 from nearly $600, an IRO leather biker jacket is $780 from $1300, and this drape neck Ronny Kobo tank is incredible and reduced to $210 from $348. There are also a lot of great denim options like this SLVRLAKE cropped high rise jean that's $168 from $280 and L'Agence cropped cuffed jeans are $159 from $265.

The flash sale applies to some sale items too like this Acler lace blouse that comes to $119 from $330, an ALC puffed sleeve tee is $60 from $150, L'agance skinny jeans are $90 from $250, and this Racil tuxedo blazer is $222 from $1240.

Moving on to full price merchandise, these gorgeous high-waisted leather pants from INTERMIX are a clear Fall fashion hero. A trendy pair of leather pants might not seem like a basic wardrobe hero but when styled the right way you can achieve a variety of different looks with just a swap of a basic top. The best part is that regardless of the combination, you'll never look basic or boring. 

Some of the options I pulled include this white knit tank ($158), which is perfect for late Summer transitional days. I paired this army green sleeveless top with shoulder button details ($188) with the pants for an additional look that seamlessly transitions from office to nighttime. A black tank ($158) is obviously evening ready and can be paired under a blazer as a chill hits the air.  Finally, a  relaxed black cashmere sweater ($248) will carry these pants through the deep cold of Winter. 

As an added bonus, I paired the pants with an exaggerated shoulder cashmere tank from Ronny Kobo ($378). The sweater is a hero piece of its own and also pairs with jeans for a more relaxed look or slacks for a more dressed up work-appropriate ensemble. 

One pair of pants can really carry you to almost any occasion from September to April. INTERMIX has a wonderful selection of exclusive pieces and private collection pieces that can be your personal hero. Click here to see exactly how I styled all these ensembles and scroll through the product images above to see exactly what I'm wearing. 

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Weekend Shopping: Obsessions & Impulses

DSW continues to drop assorted past season Gucci shoes for 40% to 60% off. If you've been following along, you'll notice that a new selection and restocks happen every morning. You might have also noticed that prices have inched up. When we first reported about the sale Jordaan loafers were $349 and now they are priced at $499. 

To sweeten the deal, DSW just started offering a promo code that will afford you an extra 5% off the entire Gucci selection. Just register your email address as an insider to engage the additional savings at checkout. 

As I scrolled through looking for inspiring fashion week pictures, I started to wonder; Can fashion week really exist if there aren't any selfies? Beyond Corona, this year was just too heavy to endure the look-at-me-sitting-front-row brag. Could anyone really stomach the 'I think you're sitting in my seat' or the 'I don't see your name on the list' confrontation?

As much as I love fashion and fashion shows, I must say, good riddance! I'm very happy to not know what Bella Hadid ate backstage or Nikki McGuire's fashion week survival tips. It was never very interesting and this year proves how little it's always mattered.

The online venue was a disaster for most designers looking to attract eyeballs and create buzz. As I predicted, however, the most thoughtful and creative minds in fashion emerged as delicate leaders.  The debut of the Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons duo collection might not have been earth-shattering but I did love that they took to the stage for a public conversation.

The most creative fashion week presentation was by Jeremy Scott for Moschino. The designer staged a full puppet show that was filled with imagination. The concept celebrated the whimsy that has always been part of the Moschino DNA. Marionettes of famous models showcased 40 couture-level looks. The front row was also reenacted by scaled-down futures representing the likeness of fashion's most known figures such as Anna Wintour and Edward Enninful.  

Let's step off off the runway conveyor belt and move on to shopping sales.  Friday night, Nordstrom started a private designer markdown where reductions are up to 70% off. You must use this link to view the discounts. Some of the highlights include Roger Vivier shoes with a classic buckle for $262 from $875 and here is a Prada floral print pump for $225 from $750. Sizes are limited for all styles. 

Moda Operandi started another round of markdowns. This Brandon Maxwell dress worn by Jill Biden at to the DNC is reduced to $658 from $1200, Roxanne Assouline bracelets are $72 from $240,  and a Prada scarf is $160 from $400. 

Macy's is hosting a beauty promotion with discounts of 15% off.  Dior beauty and  Gucci fragrances are included. It might be worth checking out if you are starting to scoop at the bottom of your favorite moisturizer. 

Looking back on the week, Net-A-Porter started an early Fall shoe promotion, where many styles are discounted 15% off with the code SHOPSTYLE15. Some of the most tempting purchases include the great assortment of Golden Goose sneakers I also love these Fendi boots that come to $892 from $1050, Nicholas Kirkwood boots with a pearl heel are $833 from $980. You can click here to see what brands are excluded and to see my other finds. 


The Italian boutique, Tessabit is hosting a 30% off sale that is only open to Mad-Spy readers can access the sale selection early through this link with the code: S30MADISONSome of the highlights include a wide selection of options from Fendi, Balenciaga, Balmain and YSL, and more. This Balenciaga logo all-over sweater is $833 from $1190 and a Balmain tee for $226 from nearly $400 in the US. Tap here to see more

Saks Off 5th started a friends and family sale. Many items on the site are an additional 25% off with the code FRIENDS. A Nicole Benisi puffer that's lined with shearling for about $1300 from $2900 and an Off-White puffer is $630 from $1890. Click over this way to see more of what we dug up on the site.  

This week, I also had so much fun working with Intermix to style the ultimate Fall essential pair of high-waisted leather pants.  Check out how I incorporated the pants into a half-dozen outfits that are neither basic nor boring. 

That's it for now folks...Weekend Shopping will be off until October 17. See ya then!


Thursday, September 24, 2020

Saks Off 5th Friends & Family 25% Off

 The discount outlet store, Saks Off 5th started a friends & family sale where most items that are an additional 25% off. The sale started today and there are quite a few good items to grab looking forward to the season ahead. You can use the code FRIENDS to engage the discount at checkout. 

The best discounts are among the clothing. Here is a Nicole Benisi puffer that's lined with shearling for about $1300 from $2900 and this down bomber wth a fox trimmed hood is $675 from $1200. This Miu Miu leather studded jacket is $1155 from nearly $4700. Don't miss the Marni selection, which is already near 75% off the additional promotional discount is like very good sample sale pricing. 

Most designer shoes are reduced by about 20% and the F&F discount brings the savings to approximately 40% off. Some designers are reduced a little more. Roger Vivier pool slides are $412 from $1250 and these embellished buckle loafers are $350 from over $1000.

The same discount formula can be applied to the handbag selection. This Alexander McQueen crossbody bag seems like a good buy for $750 from $1775. This Off-White convertible belt bag is $490 from $915 and this classic Miu Miu bag is $1200 from nearly $2000.

Before clicking away, don't miss the clearance section. The merchandise isn't included in the friends and family promotion but the discounts are great. 

Monday, September 21, 2020

New Season Fendi, Balenciaga, YSL: 30% Off

We've been waiting for some heated sales and this one will definitely set off some sparks. The Italian boutique, Tessabit is hosting a 30% off sale that is only open to Mad-Spy readers can access the sale selection early through this link with the code: S30MADISON.

Some of the highlights include a wide selection of options from Fendi, Balenciaga, Balmain and YSL, and more. Here is a Fendi crossbody bag that's $1386 from $1980, this Balenciaga logo all-over sweater is $833 from $1190, a Balmain tee for $226 from nearly $400 in the US, and this YSL wool jacket is $2100 from $3000. Some other good finds include these Valentino pumps for $630 from $900, a Rick Owens down jacket comes to $1300 from nearly $1900 and Chloe boots are $812 from $1169.

The selection for men is as good, if not, better than the options for women. So don't be shy forwarding the code to your male counterparts. 

 The best part of the Tessabit promotion is that the merchandise is coming from Italy and many of the items retail for less money when compared to our retail prices. All duties are covered and even returns are free. You really can't do any better than this right now. The code is valid until September 30.

Friday, September 18, 2020

NET-A-PORTER Early Fall Shoe Promotion

                                               Sponsored by NET-A-PORTER and ShopStyle 

Between back-to-the-city, back-to-school, and back-to-reality (ish), it's been hard to concentrate on the all-mighty online scroll. NET-A-PORTER, however, just started a shoe promotion that has us fully focused on sorting the newest styles of the season and adding-to-cart.

Right now you can click over to NET-A-PORTER shoe section and save 15% off almost all shoes, boots, sneakers, and more with the code SHOPSTYLE15. (You can click here to see what brands aren't participating.) 

Some of the most tempting purchases include the great assortment of Golden Goose sneakers. Check out this style that has beads on the laces at $476 from $560, here is a pair with a beaded star for the same price, and classic Superstars come to $420 from $495. 

For more luxe foot action you can apply the promotion towards a pair of Fendi boots that come to $892 from $1050, Nicholas Kirkwood boots with a pearl heel are $833 from $980 and Tom Ford pumps with a lock are $1011 from $1190. We especially love the minimalist design of these Khait riding boots that are $1241 from $1460 and these Church's brogues that are $586 from $690. 

The promotion runs through October 7. The most stylish styles are already running low on stock. You might not want to wait on this one. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Saks Fifth Avenue 75% Off

 Saks Fifth Avenue is hosting a flash sale where prices are reduced up to 80% off. Most of the best options for women are already gone but there is an interesting assortment for men if you're willing to sort. 


If Kiton and Isaia spark joy in your closet you should click over this way. Here is an Isaia slim fit plaid shirt for $123 from $500 and this cashmere sportcoat is $1200 from $4800. A blue Kiton cotton blazer is $1550 from $5000 and twill pants are $400 from $1300. 

Some other standouts include Ferragamo classic buckle shoes for $374 from $750, a Brunello Cucinelli cashmere sweater is just $300 from $1000, and a Yves Salomon puffer with a fur trim hood is $1170 from $1950. The sale also contains plentiful options from more casual and streetwear brands like Off-White and Amiri

The additional discount is only valid through Wednesday. Afterward prices revert back to meh status.  

Monday, September 14, 2020

Giglio Discounts on Fall Collections

It's always fun to explore a distant store's fashion online and then have the opportunity to physically visit. The experience is usually a lot different than you imagine but there are always nice surprises.

Giglio, has stores in Milano and Palermo and is deliciously Italian. The boutique carries local contemporary brands like Pinko and Twin Set in addition to all the luxury brands you would expect to find in an upscale multi-brand store. 

To encourage international exploration through the ease of your fingertips Giglio is offering 15% off Fall merchandise with the code MID15. The discount isn't huge but the bright side is that you can find a lot of items that are difficult to source or are already sold out at other retailers.

Over this way, we found a Bottega Veneta Airpod case that comes to $382 from $450 and this is the first time we spotted a Bottega Veneta Cassette belt bag. It rings out at $1020 from $1200. Here is a mini woven Jodie for $1462 from $1720. 

This Prada Spectrum bag is new this season and this new little Prada Matinee has a retail price less than it would be in the US and comes to $1800 from $2450. The same goes for these Golden Goose sneakers that come to just $213 from over $500 usually. The code doesn't work for Gucci but if you're looking for Lamé Princetown slides, they have them here. 

All shipping is free for purchases over $150 and all duties are already included in the price shown. That means there is no tax and no surprises. 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Weekend Shopping: Obsessions & Impulses

After years of discontinuing designer discounts, DSW served up some major discounts on Gucci shoes. Prices are discounted up to 70% off. Styles have been selling out fast but the website seems to be restocking daily. We suggest you continue to check back even if what you want has sold out. 

Once upon a time, New York discount shoppers had numerous options. There was Loehmann's, Daffy's, Filene's, Syms, and Century 21. Now there will be none. On Thursday, Centruy 21 announced that it filed for bankruptcy and will be closing all 13 stores leaving behind an era of shopping legends.

The stories that would emerge if those racks could talk. The life lessons learned from the "Back Room" to the home of "Clothing Bargains for Millionaires" educated generations of deal hunters. They were shopping destinations where even a little bit of money could take you far. 

Everyone has a story. I still remember the way my hand was shaking 20-years ago when handed over my credit card to be swiped to charge a $900 for a $2500 Prada coat at Century 21. So much lust. So much adrenaline. So much doubt. 

There were real bargains on real designer labels. All New Yorkers quickly learn that nothing lasts forever. and this chapter of shopping has unequivocally come to an end. TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack will never offer the thrills that were provided by the traditional and independently owned discount store. How can they? Without falling too far down the path of nostolgia we will persevere. 

Those looking to spruce up their wardrobes for Fall can find good discounts on MatchesFashion. The code EXTRA20 will save you an additional 20% off. Highlights include a Fendi dress for $1300 from nearly $4000, a Marine Surre dress for $370 from $1120, and a Balenciaga shirt for $340 from $825. Lots more on the full post over here

In an absence of Fashion Week, we started diving into the chunky sole boot trend. There are numerous options to stomp your way into tough-luxe, including options from Stella McCartney Bottega Veneta' and lots more. Check out the more over here.

With international shopping on my mind, I clicked over to the UK version of Net-A-Porter and was amazed by the deals and that's even after the currency was exchanged to US dollars. There is a Gucci apple tee that's $442 from $690 US retail and a small Gucci belt is $325 from $360. Read up on how to sort for the most savings here.  

Lastly, if you're in New York and want some old-world discount shopping feel you can head to 375Showroom's clearance sale. Designer merchandise from Off-White, Palm Angels, Amiri, and more are up to 85% off. You can find all the details here.

That's it for now folks. Until next time... same time, same place?

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Net-A-Porter UK: Lots for Less

How much fun is it to travel and shop? It's one of the things I'm personally missing most this year. I can't tell you how many times I have made my way through London and ignored the fact that the British pound isn't equivalent to the US dollar. 

It makes it feel like everything is on sale. That is-- until you get your credit card bill. But by then, you're already home and it's too late to do anything about it. With international shopping on my mind, I clicked over to the UK version of Net-A-Porter and was amazed by the deals even after the currency was exchanged to US dollars. 

Some of my most exciting finds were among the Gucci items. This Gucci apple tee that's $442 from $690 US retail, a small Gucci belt is $325 from $360, Jordaan loafers are $700 from $790, a jacquard hat is $450 from $590, tights are $110 from $120 (if you can find them), and a metallic double-G sweater is $806 compared to $980 in the US.

Be careful, not all items are less expensive and some pieces will cost you even more money. The key to finding good deals from abroad is to stay under the $800 price point, which is when duties kick in.  Another key point is that all shipping is free over $200 pounds or $257. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The IT-It: Chunky Soles

In times like these, some tough-luxe might be in order. No matter how you stomp it, the thick-soled boot is one of the biggest standout trends of the season. The first steps towards this trend started in Fall 2019 with the advent of lug boots from The Row, Bottega Veneta, and Prada

Those styles are just as hot as last season but there are many more options. This season there is the advent of the tire sole, which is heavily treaded. Bottega Veneta's "Tire" version is offered in a variety of colored soles. Stella McCartney's ($975) iteration has heavy treading topped by a contrasting sole and stitching. Alexander McQueen ($850) stepped up its game with this short version, which is a dead ringer for the Prada short Lug boot ($890). Gucci's version ($1100) is crowned with jewels along the ankle and the Fendi's ($890) are surprisingly nondescript. 

There are so many options that you can easily opt for a less expensive chunky sole. After all,  a Chelsea boot with a thick bottom is not entirely unique. Here is a rainboot from Ganni that's just $245 and the classic Dr. Martens thick bottom boot with a faux fur lining will only set you back $190. 

Whatever iteration you choose, it's how you style them that will ultimately warrant their appeal. Remember, there is a fine line between a posing street-style-attention-seeker and the instinctively stylish mortal.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

MatchesFashion Extra 20% Off Sale

Most Fall-ready merchandise will remain full price for a while but taking advantage of aged sale section merchandise is a way to ready yourself for the new season. Right now, MatchesFashion is offering an additional 20% off a selection of sale merchandise with the code EXTRA20.

Some finds worth snagging for Fall include these leather pants from Nili Lotan for $500 from $1585, Church's loafers for $330 from $690, and this Balenciaga shirt is $330 from $825. We have a few more picks above. 

Keep in mind that the extra promotion deems all purchases final sale. The discount code expires Monday, September 14. 

Sunday, September 6, 2020

HauteFind: Valentino Up to 85% Off

The newly launched discount site, HauteFind is ushering in the holiday weekend with deals you won't want to miss. Right now you can click over to the site and save up to 85% off a host of designer items  including Valentino and Stuart Weitzman.

This week, the site is highlighting men's fashion deals. Here is a Valentino nylon studded backpack that is reduced all the way to $650 from $2345, low-top sneakers are $187 from $675, a camo tee is $125 from $595, and this quilted athletic team jacket is $611 from $2950. The sizes and quantities of each item are very limited. 

Some of the highlights include these sporty white Rockstud sandals that are $248 from $895, leather candy studded leather slides that are $200 from $800, and traditional Rockstud pumps that are $330 from $1200. Sizes are very limited among each style. We suggest you snag what you can find if you see your size. You can click here to see even more shoe options.

HauteFind is a unique designer discount site that works on a weekly rotation of markdowns. New heavily discounted designer merchandise is added every Sunday and each following week the reductions increase. The deals start out very good and waiting can mean a missed opportunity or increased savings. It's your call but these are the type of missed opportunities that will haunt you.

This week, the focus is on shoes but that doesn't limit the deals in other categories. Here is a Valentino Glam Lock shoulder bag that's $898 from $2245, an Anya Hindmarch crossbody is $207 from $750, and here is a Valentino leather Rockstud backpack for $647 from $2345. There is also a great assortment of exotic clothing for both women and men.

Everything sold on HauteFind completely authentic and brand authorized. Just a warning, the site is legitimately a discount lover's addiction. Once you get your Sunday shopping started it might be hard to stop.

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Saturday, September 5, 2020

Weekend Shopping: Labor Day Weekend Sales

There are only a couple beach days left before the unofficial end of Summer.  It's always hard to say good-bye to summer but I'm happy to stop scrolling for the perfect new bikini-- I've had my fill. I'm now turning my attention towards transitional items and trying to embrace the new fashion season.

Below is a list of retailers leading the charge with the most attractive Labor Day weekend sales:

Deal: 50% off full-price items
Code: LD50 (Only items included in this link)
           Balenciaga Market bag $750 from $1490
           Manolo Skysan heels $600 from $1200
           Balmain sports bra $92 from $185

Deal: Up to 45% off New season
           Kids Moncler Jacket (Size 14 fits women's small) $773
           Bottega Veneta Lido slide $1144 from $1600
           Gucci Apple sweatshirt $969 from $1600

Deal: Extra 50% off sale
Code: EXTRA50
           Zimmerman dress $187 from $750
           Aquazzura sandals $187 from $750
           Brandon Maxwell dress (Worn by Jill Biden at the DNC) $550 from $2300

Deal: 15% off full-price (many items already discounted below US retail)
Code: LYST15
           Bottega fringed bag $1897 from $2800 US retail
           Saint Laurent sweatshirt $490 from $850 US retail
           Fendi bucket bag $1275 from $1980 US retail

Deal: Extra 40% off when you purchase 4 items
Entrance code: STARFISH
          Men's trunks $104 from $260 when you buy 4 items
          Boy's trunks: $24 from $135

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Mansur Gavriel End of Summer Sale: 70% Off

Just when you thought all of the fun of Summer is over, Mansur Gavriel dropped a major sale. Head over to the site right now to save up to 70% off a fantastic assortment of bags, shoes, clothing, and accessories.

The bags are always the highlight of Mansur Gavriel. Here is a white classic tote is $485 from $700, a mini-bucket bag for $465 from $665, and a sun bag is $600 from $1200.

To be completely honest, I happen to prefer Mansur's shoes and clothing to the bags. This happens to work out great because the deals are even better. Some of the not-to-miss highlights include Cloud sandals (Birkenstock-like) for $275 from $400, a silk shirtdress for $270 from $900, and a linen maxi dress for $270 from $900.

This isn't a wait-for-later sale. The discounts will only last for five days and some items are already selling out in sizes and colors. Once word gets out we are pretty sure very little will remain.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Intermix Labor Day Sale

Labor Day isn't always the best time to shop for super discounts. The new collections are still very, um new, and retailers aren't quite ready to start discounting. This year, with delayed shipments, retailers are even more discount avoidant.

If you're looking to get a jump on the holiday weekend with very attractive discounts, we suggest you browse over to Intermix. Right now you will find a varied assortment discounted up to 75% off. The best part is that not all the options are strictly based on the Summer wardrobe.

Check out this Philosophy blazer that's only $379 from $1580 or this Blaze Milano gold lamé style that's $300 from $1440. This checked blazer bodysuit is an interesting piece for  $270 from $1150, an Ulla Johnson dress is $179 from $550, and this Adam Lippes dress is $290 from $1290.

These promotional sales are also really great for basics even if they aren't drastically reduced. Here is a bubblegum pink cashmere cardigan for $170 from $280, this ribbed sleeveless tank is $119 from $178 and Frame flared jeans are $99 from $235.

It's also a wise time to anticipate your needs for travel-- if that's even a thing this season. It never hurts to have a fresh bikini and pair of shorts when the time comes to jet out of town.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Selfridges: Prada Recycled Nylon Collection for Less

Last year, Prada announced an initiative to create a sustainable product offering. The first collection consisted of just six bags that were constructed from plastic waste collected from oceans, fishing nets, and textile fiber waste. This season, Prada has extended measure to a full line of merchandise that's exclusively available at Selfridges.

The most exciting part about the eco-collaboration is that many pieces are priced much less than they would be found locally. The key to finding the best values is picking items under $799, which don't incur any duties or taxes.

Some of our top picks include the classic Prada Re-Edition bag that's $645 from $775. This small pouch is perfect a perfect weatherproof grab-and-go bag that's $380 from $440. I'm especially taken by this adorable nylon miniskirt that's $700 from $1100. This bucket hat is classic and perfect for preserving a blowout. This nylon tote is $745 from $1290 and sneakers are $670 from $720.

If you so spot an item above the $799 tax threshold, you still might be able to save a tiny bit. After taxes, these popular short boots with a pouch come to $1350 from $1470. It's a $70 savings in total, which isn't nothing. You certainly can't complain about a bit of savings especially when certain popular styles are selling above retail.