Monday, November 30, 2020

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.


Sunday, November 29, 2020

The Best of Cyber Week

Chances are that you've been shopping or browsing online all weekend. Nonetheless, marketers still insist that the shopping continues full force through Cyber Monday. This season, most shopping will be done online. 

Many of the discounts pick up where we left on Thanksgiving. 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.



If you need Gucci shoes fast you should be stalking DSW  The site continually adds new styles to the assortment. Prices run 30% to 50% off retail. Here are Gucci Zumi kitten heels for $500 from $980, Marmont sandals are $500 from $690, and Ace sneakers are $450 from $650.  Princetown velvet slides are $650 from $790 or a version with embroidered cats is $550 from $890. There are also some kid's Gucci shoes too. 

Black Friday continues with a private Balenciaga sale where you can save 30% off with the code PS30. The women's selection is here and men can click here. This herringbone handbag is $840 from $1200, this quilted leather bag is $805 from $1150, and mirrored slides are $420 from $600.

You can save 20% off sitewide with most purchases over $250 with the code BLACKFRIDAY20 or 25% off when you spend over $500 with the code BLACKFRIDAY25. The big designers are excluded but there is still a lot from which to choose. Alexander McQueen sneakers are $400 from $540, Chloe boots are $427 from $570 and this Valentino Rockstud micro bag is $1100 from $1476. 

For Cyber Monday, Mr. Porter is offering up to 50% off. An Off-White hoodie is $225 from $550, a cashmere sweater from The Row is $1000 from $1500 and Nike Airforce 1 sneakers are $84 from $120. This Cyber Monday sale seems like an early first markdown. We would suggest taking a scroll and getting a jump on men's sales. 

It takes a real insider to understand all of the promotions that are available for Cyber Monday at Saks. For starters, you can receive $50 off every $200 you spend on qualifying purchases with the code CYBER20SF and clearance items are an additional 20% off.  There is also 15% off beauty with the code CBTY20SF. Last, but not least, you can save 20% off Canada Goose with the code CG20OFF

Tap over to Nordstrom to save an additional 25% off clearance items. This Isabel Marant sweater $100 from $400, RtA leather leggings are $500 from $1100 and this Victoria Beckham coat is $1500 from $2500. There are also plenty of beauty deals. This La Mer set is $255 from $500, this T3 curling iron is $130 from $160 and Tom Ford Illuminator is $35 from $70. 


Saturday, November 28, 2020

Holiday Edition: Obsessions & Impulses

When I first started MadSpy the idea was to direct shoppers to find the best deals. It was assumed that fashion girls already had a great sense of what they wanted and sometimes just needed to be pointed in the right direction. 




As online shopping has exploded it seems that even the most accomplished shoppers are confused by the volume of options. Years ago, the bulk of my time would be spent toiling over the right words. These days, it can take hours sorting and filtering the best sale items to compile a post. I can't imagine how it feels to be a novice shopper.

This week, I'm lending a helping hand. Head to Instagram stories and tell me what you need to buy and I'll do my best to point you to the right item or at least the right direction. The more details you include the more accurate I can be. 

There are a lot of sites to browse for those diving into holiday sales. We hashed out the best Black Friday sales over in this previous post. An honorable mention should be made to the sale sections at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman. Enter at your own risk, it might cost you a few Benjamins before clicking away from either. 

If you're still not satisfied, we have a pretty complete list of all the best promotions this way. Special attention should be paid to MyTheresa and Ssense. Both are offering great discounts on current season designer merchandise. 

Speaking of current season markdowns, we are still waiting for local department stores to take a good markdown. Thursday will be a big day for designer shoppers. Keep your eyes on Neiman Marcus. We have our bets on Saks for the best deals on Cyber Monday. 

Taking a downshift from super-expensive designer merchandise,  Shopbop is offering 20% off purchases of $200 or more with the code SHOP20. This Jacquemous bag is $400 from $500, this JW Anderson chain bag is $425 from $895, and a Saks Potts puffer is $700 from $880.

You might also want to consider digging into the Yoox Black Friday sale where discounts top at 90% off. Here is a Prada skirt for $382 from $850 and Prada slides are $228 from $570.  There is so much merchandise that I suggest you just do searches based on your favorite designer and cross filter by size. 

That's it for me today. Remember to head to  Instagram stories for some Saturday night fun. 

Stay tuned. Until next time... same time, same place?


Thursday, November 26, 2020

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 like none prior. There will be fewer people crowding stores and lots more shoppers logging online. Take note, the increased online shopping will mean a bottleneck in shipping. This season we suggest ordering earlier than you even anticipate to be necessary. 

Lucky for you,  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 our post from earlier this week to see the best deals from Italy. We must admit, we are getting very well acquainted with DHL. Marketplaces like Farfetch and Italist are offering extending markdowns and extra savings. Ssense is also in it to win it--the customer, of course.  

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!!


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You might need to dig for a bit but your efforts will be rewarded when you find the right gem. Right now, you can save up to an additional 30% off already reduced merchandise. The savings is near 80% off on some items. There are dozens of styles of Manolo Blahnik shoes reduced to about $200 but there aren't many size options available. You can easily find something from Stuart Weitzman for even half of that. While everyone is waiting for a sample sale from The Row we can assure you that the prices here are even better. The additional discounts will be available through Dec.1. The real designer sale will hit on Dec. 3.

Sometimes you have to go straight to the mother ship to find the best selection and price. In the Private Sale section found in this link, you can save between 30% and 50% off past season Balenciaga merchandise. Triple S sneakers are available in a full-size range and are $680 from $975 and Speed Trainers are $549 from $800. A logo all over sweater is $830 from $1190, a backpack is $729 from $1050, and a graffiti City Bag is $1250 from $2100. 

There is A LOT going on at Saks. So much so that it's starting to feel like JC Penny. You can save 15% off lots of beauty brands including Diptyque, La Mer, Armani Beauty, and Jo Malone. Next, head over to the big deep discounts on past season merchandise. Reductions peek at 75% off. There are great finds like this Saint Laurent blazer that's $861 from $3500 plus a $75 gift card with the code BCGC20SF. It would already be mine but it's a size too big. This Off-White canvas tote is $200 from $330 and this Jitney bag is $850 from $1450. This Balmain jacket dress is $1377 from $2300 and this Mark Cross box bag is $1500 from $2300. 

In a normal year, Lululemon wouldn't chart on our must-shop list but the combination of covid curves and staying home more makes athleisure a must-have. Black Friday prices are about 30% to 40% off of retail, which isn't earth-shattering but it's a welcome saving. A pullover is $59 from $88 and cropped leggings are $59 from $88. Just a little word of warning, we would rather forsake a discount than purchase a color a style that's not flattering. 

Just when you think it's all over, DSW adds more styles to its Gucci sale. The prices are pretty good. You'll find Sylvie loafers are $500 from $890 and Sylvie pumps are $500 from $700. Kids Gucci slides make a great gift for just $150. Remember, keep checking back. 





Monday, November 23, 2020

Black Friday: Unpublished Links & Insider Information

As Thanksgiving Day approaches it's hard to choose between cooking, eating, and shopping. You can guess our prediction. This holiday season is turning out to be much different than in past years. Black Friday is already upon us, sort of. Good thing that we have all the inside scoop and details to help inform you where to shop and when.



 
MyTheresa
The deal: PRIVATE Extra 30% off 
Expires: November 30
What we are eyeing:
Loewe straw bag $903 from $2150

Savannah's
The deal: Up to 50% off
What we are eyeing:
Manolo Skysan heels $478 from $1200
Alexander McQueen heels $445 from $890
Givenchy boots $1080 from $1350
The deal: Discounted Gucci shoes extra 20% off. Add to cart to see the final price. 
Expires: New styles continually added
What we are eyeing: 
Jordaan loafers $399 from $730
Ace sneakers $399 from $790
Strawberry sneakers $359 from $650

Deal: Extra 30% off sale
Expires: November 29
What we are eyeing
ALC Navy blazer $321 from $650
AGoldie sweater $117 from $168 
Alexander Vauthier dress $715 from $1740 

Deal: Up to 50% off. Check out the deals for teens. (Many work for adults too. Golden goose goes up to a size 39)
What we are eyeing: 

Golden Goose Superstars $335 from $530 
Moncler hat $114 from $190
Balmain blazer $1300 from $2300

Deal: Discounts up to 50% off
Expires: Ongoing
What we are eyeing: 
Saint Laurent Kate bag $1500 from $1990
Moncler puffer $835 from $1160

Deal: $50 off $200 full price items including beauty 
Code: THANKFUL
What we are eyeing
Manolo Hangisi $750 from $995
Barbour coat: $500 from $650

The Deal: 30% to 40% off lots of items 
What we are eyeing: 
Highrise tights $70 from $100
Crop top tee $29 from $54
Long sleeve tee $60 from $88

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Italian Boutiques: Venerdì Nero (Black Friday)

If Black Friday existed in Italy, it would be right now. We could call it Venerdi Nero and shop our credit cards to a deficit. A number of Italian boutiques started amazing discounts. The best part is that the sale assortment is comprised of premium merchandise. See details below:




Deal: Take 30% off sitewide
Exclusive code: MADISON30
Exclusions: Gucci, Prada bags, YSL Bags, Moncler
Sale highlight: Fendi coat with fur pockets $3190 from $4160

Deal: Take 30% off sitewide
Code: BF30
Sale highlight: CDG Play cardigan $236 from $412 US

Deal: 25% off sitewide
Code: MOON25
Exclusions: Bottega Veneta, Fendi, Golden Goose 
Sale highlight: Amina Muaddi heels $660 from $985 US

Deal: 20% off sitewide
Code: BFX20
Sale highlights:
Maison Michel hat $360 from $570
Balmain tweed blazer $1505 from $3200 US
Off White bag $670 from $1260 US



Saturday, November 21, 2020

Weekend Shopping: Obsessions & Impulses

Have you been following along this week? It's been crazy. Sales are breaking left and right. There are so many sales that it's nearly impossible to keep track. Now it's time to discuss the lay of the land and review what's current and a few things we missed.



MyTheresa started a private sale where a great assortment of designer merchandise is reduced up to 30% off. You will only see the discounts if you use THIS LINK to initiate the sale.  Highlights include this Balmain tank that's $250 from $395 US. We also love this Marni bag that comes to $1323 from $1890. This Jacqumus Le Chiquito bag is a great price at $392 from $490. This Isabel Marant sweatshirt makes a great gift at $272 from $341. Be on the lookout for lots of Roger Vivier options. Shearling lined boots are $1200 from $1700 and knee-high boots are $1260 from $1800. Classic black flats, which we don't recall ever seeing on sale, are $580 from $725.

Saks Fifth Avenue is a premier destination for holiday gifts and continually has an amazing sale assortment. Check out some of my favorite gift ideas from Saks here. Among the sale options, we spotted this heart-stopping Saint Laurent velvet blazer that's now just $1000 from nearly $3400 and this Balmain tweed jacket is $1245 from $4150. These Manolo booties are $400 from $1000 but only available in a size 6.

I highly suggest you take a quick click over to the Italian boutique Nugnes 1920. There is an early Black Friday promotion where you can save 30% off this selection with the code BF30. Be sure to check out the selection from Comme des Garscons Play, which is hardly ever included in any promotions or markdowns. Here is a Moncler jacket for $536 from over $900 US retail, this graffiti Blanciaita City bag is $1160 from $1950 and this Balenciaga camera bag is $700 from $1090. You can see the full post with more of my favorites here

Ssense started a private sale. To view the discounts you will need to use this link and log into your account. If you can't see the discounts, don't worry. The sale goes live on Monday. The markdowns span up to 60% off but most items are reduced 20% to 40% off. Check out this Moncler jacket for $835 from $1050 and here is another in black for $845 from $1160. High top Golden Goose sneakers are $430 from $560 and Chloe sneakers are $320 from $500.Details are all in this blog post

LN-CC also hosting a private sale where discounts range from 20% to 50% off and the selection is fantastic. To view the discounts  YOU MUST FIRST CLICK ON THIS Private Sale link BEFORE THE SALE PRICES ARE REVEALED. This Saint Laurent mini Lou is $813 from $1250 and this YSL Joan bag is $1268 from $1950. You can tap over to the full post here. 

If you're looking for the perfect gift, look no further than  Jennifer Behryou can use the code THANKFUL and save 30% off everything on the site. Choose from stocking stuffers like this braided velvet headband that's $208 from $298 to more extravagant items like this jeweled Gayle Circlet that's perfect for a bride or striking up a princess vibe. All the details are right this way

Net-A-Poter's first markdown just went live to the public at the start of the week.  You can access the sale now through this link. This Fendi logo print top is pulling hard against my sensibilities as it's reduced to $745 from $1500 and this Balenciaga City bag is $1128 from $1880. You can see more here. Take note, there will be extra bonuses and more designer merchandise added shortly. 

MatchesFashion quietly started the sale season. Registered users can click here and sign in to see the discounts, which extend to 80% off on past season merchandise. The sale really isn't that great--yet. This is one to keep an eye on. Details are this way.

Maybe my favorite post of the week: Chanel! You didn't think I forgot about that, did you? Product information is still coming together but keep your eyes on this post. It should be a fun follow.

Looking forward. We have Thanksgiving, which means it's the big lead-up to Black Friday. Monday will be a very big day. I can't wait to share the festivities with you all.

Stay tuned. Until next time... same time, same place?



Friday, November 20, 2020

Nugnes1920 Early Black Friday Sale

Nugnes 1920 is a luxurious boutique located in Southern Italy, on the Adriatic Sea. The store is family run and is renouned for its great selection of amazing designer items. 




We are so lucky because the boutique is sharing a special early Black Friday promotion with MadSpy readers. Right now, you can save 30% off this selection with the code BF30

The sale edit contains lots of fashion items you won't find on sale anywhere else. Here are classic Gucci loafers that come to $525 from $790 US, Gucci combat boots are $816 from $1190 US, and these Gucci heels with the ankle chain are $660 from $940.

This Moncler jacket comes to $1120 from $1600 and this Moncler hat with a pom-pom is $193 from $286. There is also a great assortment of Golden Goose sneakers. There are several Ball Star styles that come to $340 from $550 US.

Don't miss the men's selection too. Fendi, Comme de Garsons Play, and Moncler. Most items are pretty unisex, so you're not going to want to miss that scroll. 

Nugnes 1920  differentiates itself from other luxury emporiums with its desire to interpret the collections through their own values. The owners see luxury as a way of being and offering oneself with treasures and enhancements of cultural roots.

In the general sale section there are more finds even further reduced. This python Prada bag is reduced by 50%, Saint Laurent sunglasses are $190 from $375, and check out this leather moto jacket from Simonetta Ravizza that's $480 from $1370. There are lots more color and size options too. This Gucci floral print scarf is an excellent gift at $200 from $400.

The Black Friday sale will run through November 30. There are no duties and shipping is free with purchases over $300. Keep your eyes on Nugnes 1920. It's a great resource for sale season. 

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Jennifer Behr Black Friday Sale

Every girl loves to sparkle and Jennifer Behr can certainly help with that delivery. Starting today you can use the code THANKFUL and save 30% off everything on the site. Choose from stocking stuffers like this braided velvet headband that's $208 from $298 to more extravagant items like this jeweled Gayle Circlet that's perfect for a bride or striking up a princess vibe. 


This is Jennifer Behr's only sitewide sale of the year, which makes it the perfect opportunity to stock up for yourself or present the perfect gift. All Jennifer Behr items are made by hand in New York. The crystal jewelry is all comprised of Swarovski stones and most of the gold pieces are 24k plated, which makes any gift a royal smash hit. 

The promotion ends on December 1. 

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Saks: The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Destination

Sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue & ShopStyle

More than ever it feels appropriate to celebrate the people we love most and indulge them with the spoils of luxury. Saks Fifth Avenue has everything you can possibly need to celebrate the holidays in style. Right now, during the Spend Get promotion you can save up to $275 off your full-price purchase using code NOVSPGTSF. The promotion is only online and is valid through 11/20.



We easily found the perfect gift for everyone on our list. There is not a fashionable person who wouldn't be thrilled with a pair of Manolo Blahnik Hangisi heels. It's like jewelry for the feet, or should we call them shoe-lery? 

We know a few things about teenage girls. One thing is that they are super focused on trends and style and usually have a penchant for items outside of their non-existent income levels. This Yuzefi bag is perfect as it combines two of this season's hottest trends -- a heavy chain and a pouch silhouette-- for a price that isn't too overindulgent. 

We can't understand how men always need a new winter jacket. How do they always have none? My top suggestion is always a puffer from Moose Knuckles. They are durable, stylish, and functionally warm. It's like hitting the trifecta and with the added bonus of a reasonable price. 

Looking for more perfect gift ideas? Check out some of my favorites from  Saks Fifth Avenue below.






Wednesday, November 18, 2020

LN-CC Discounts On: Bottega Veneta, Prada and YSL

LN-CC, which is based in Florence, Italy, has started a sale where major designer merchandise is already majorly reduced. Discounts range from 20% to 50% off and the selection is fantastic. To view the discounts  YOU MUST FIRST CLICK ON THIS Private Sale link BEFORE THE SALE PRICES ARE REVEALED. No code is needed. 



YOU MUST FIRST CLICK ON THIS Private Sale link BEFORE THE SALE PRICES ARE REVEALED.

Some of the highlights include lots of Bottega Veneta. This Pouch is now $1890 from $2700 US, a padded Cassette bag is $1960 from $2800, and rubber slides are $195 from nearly $400. Check out this Saint Laurent mini LouLou for $1073 from $1650, a mini Lou is $813 from $1250, and a Mini Becky is $813 from $1150.  Don't overlook the Prada selection. There are even some nylon items on sale, like this satchel bag that's $1560 from $2230. 

There will be more markdowns but you can't bet on a lot of this good stuff sticking around. Remember there is no duty, taxes, or shopping from LN-CC, which increases the savings tremendously. Waiting is a gamble. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

24s: First Markdown Up to 50% Off

The French luxury online site, 24S started its first markdown today. The discounts span up to 50% off and primarily consist of contemporary designers but you'll also find a smattering from Balenciaga, Balmain, and McQueen.



Among the bags is this Alexander Mcqueen knuckle clutch for 50% off, a Chloe C bag is $858 from $1430,  and a Maison Margiela puffer bag is $1116 from $1600. The shoe selection is running a little light on sizing options. These Aquazzura pull-on high boots seem pretty perfect at $777 from $1300 and these Proenza lug boots are $570 from $950. 

Among the clothing, we spotted a great assortment of Max Mara coats that are 40% off. This Teddy coat is $2214 from $3690 and a long belted puffer is $963 from $1600.  There are several color options in the Balmain blazers for $1330 from $2220. This Acne scarf makes a great gift at $96 from $240 and this Bottega Veneta chunky sweater is $740 from $2470. 

While shopping on 24S, keep an eye on the Louis Vuitton selection. New merchandise is added regularly and hot items are periodically restocked. Most of the merchandise is from the past season but saving 20% to 40% on Vuitton feels novel. 


Monday, November 16, 2020

Ssense: Private Sale Begins

Update: The Ssense sale is now public!


Ssense started a private sale today. To view the discounts you will need to use this link and log into your account. The markdowns span up to 60% off but most items are reduced 20% to 40% off.



There are very few shoes and bags included in this limited markdown but there are good finds nonetheless. Some of the sale highlights include Balmain, Canada Goose, Herno, Moncler, and Valentino. This classic Balmain tank is $215 from $395 and this sports bra is $150 from $225. This Canada Goose parka is $595 from $950 and this new style Moncler logo puffer is reduced 35% off.  We spotted this mini Rockstud bag is $975 from $1475. 

Don't miss the selection of Amina Muaddi shoes. These green mules are $520 from $660 and this closed-toe metallic style is $755 from $1020. 

The sale officially opens to the public on November 20. We will be sure to add more great finds from the Ssense sale to this post as we dive further into the sale section. 

Sunday, November 15, 2020

MatchesFashion Begins Sale

MatchesFashion quietly started the sale season. Registered users can click here and sign in to see the discounts, which extend to 80% off on past season merchandise. Take note, that nearly all the designer merchandise is from prior yeasrs and only one or two sizes of any item are available. 




The few standouts we found include these Givenchy knee-high boots that are $900 from nearly $3000 and Fendi slingback sandals are $425 from $850. Even the best clothing options are limited to one size available in each style. We spotted this gorgeous crochet Marine Serre top for $350 from $875, a Balenciaga red sweater is $537 from $1790, and an Altazzura coat is $808 from $2700.

Again, these are all items from past seasons that were re-introduced for the sale. We suspect that the new sale merchandise releases are imminent. Keep your eyes on this post for future updates. 

NOW LIVE & PUBLIC: Net-A-Porter First Markdown


UPDATE: Net-A-Porter started a Black Friday promotion where a selection of sale items are an additional 15% off. Click over here to start browsing


Net-A-Poter's first markdown just went live to the public. For the past week, the online luxury store has hosted a private sale to its top customers. You can access the sale now through this link.




For now, you can use this extra time to leisurely explore what will be included in the markdown. Prices are discounted up to 40% off. Most of the premium designer collections aren't included in this sale but that doesn't mean you will be hard-pressed to click away empty-handed.

Be sure to check out the Balmain selection.   Check out this Balmain white tweed blazer is $1150 from $2300 and this tweed blue blazer is $1650 from $2750.  The Valentino selection includes some bag styles. This V-Ring style is $1802 from $2575 and this VSling hobo style is $1647 from $3300.

These early markdowns are usually good for staples that will sell out fast. Some items we've added-to-cart include these Porter Paire heels that begin at a very reasonable $290, this Balenciaga City bag is 50% off, this Maison Margiela quilted clutch, and Roger Vivier velvet slippers. These Gucci kid's shoes are $177 from $355.

Take note, that a lot of the more elevated designer merchandise is from last season. The real designer markdowns will occur shortly but it's always a good idea to have a game plan. 

Stay tuned. We will update this page as the site officially goes live in the morning. 


Saturday, November 14, 2020

Weekend Shopping: Obsessions & Impulses

Can you hear the ding-a-ring-ling-ing and the ring-a-ding-ling-ing? The holiday season is upon us and the sales are ringling jingling.



If you haven't checked out the markdowns at Harrods, you definitely should. There is no specific sale section but if you scroll through this link you can find some amazing markdowns. 

You'll find Off-White sneakers reduced to $136 from $400 US and these women's Golden Goose sneakers are $338 from $530 US. There is also a great assortment of Tom Ford shoes and Valentino. These lizard-embossed shoes with a chain are $614 from $1300 US and these Valentino Rockstud sandals are $338 from $775 US. There is also a fantastic assortment of beauty discounts too.

The Louis Vuitton sales at 24S have become pretty standard but the site has quietly added some great discounts on Fendi and Celine too. This Celine Cabas tote comes to $1350 from $2100 once you apply the code ULTIMATESFIRST10. A small Fendi Kan U is $1800 from $2100 US. Remember there is no tax or shipping fee either, which increases the savings. 

Before clicking away from 24S, check out the private sale here. After logging into your account, you'll find lots of sale items reduced up to 40% off. This Fendi logo trench is $2388 from nearly $3400 US and a Givenchy Mystic handbag is $1590 from $2275. 

Earlier this week,  Selfridges started an early Christmas sale where you can save up to 20% off nearly everything at the store. Beauty items are discounted by 10%. Use the code SELFCCE to engage the savings at checkout.  Manolo Blahnik is included and these 105 Hengisi heels come to only $719 from $995 in the US. (That's nearly 30% off.) This Saint Laurent Nikki wallet on a chain is $940 from $1450 US and a quilted leather pouch is $532 from $795 US. You can check out more finds and details here

Neiman Marcus started its first markdown on contemporary labels. The highlighted brands include Cinq a Sept, Frame, and L'Agance among others. The site has lots of sale holders from last winter that shouldn't be missed. A Moncler puffer is $700 from over $2000 and Valentino high boots are $665 from $1650.

Looking forward to this week, you should keep an eye on Ssense. The site is about to do a massive markdown.  Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman will also begin their big designer sales. Saks Fifth Avenue isn't starting designer markdowns just yet but there will be another big flash sale on merchandise that's already reduced. We suggest you begin adding to cart because you know how it gets when these sales break.

Stay tuned. Until next time... same time, same place?

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Selfridges Early Holiday Sale: 20% Off

Everyone is ready to celebrate an early Christmas, because why not?! Let's add some early Christmas is early sales and really get the holiday spirit going. Right now, the UK store, Selfridges is hosting a promotion where you can save up to 20% off nearly everything at the store. Beauty items are discounted by 10%. Use the code SELFCCE to engage the savings at checkout. 



Not all designer merchandise is included in the promotion. You should direct your attention towards Loewe where these contrasting brown boots are $596 from $745. Golden Goose where Superstar seankers are $330 from $530 in the US. Manolo Blahnik is included and these 105 Hengisi heels come to only $719 from $995 in the US. (That's nearly 30% off.) Givenchy is another participating brand. This sweatshirt comes to $444 from $640 US.

Comme des Garcon Play always offers lots of items that make great gifts. These Converse collab sneakers come to $112 from $141 and a leather pouch is $130 from $162. Kenzo is another great brand for gifting. This logo hoodie is $220 from $275 and a backpack is $164 from $200. 

Shoppers should take note that Selfridges does charge duties. We suggest that you keep your purchase under $800 to avoid the extra tax. You can split up purchases into multiple orders. 

Happy. Jolly. Merry. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

HauteFind Singles Day Deals

It's eleven-eleven and if your Singles Day wish was for a good sale then this is your day. Right now, the discount site HauteFind is hosting a Singles Day flash sale where lots of designer merchandise, including Valentino, is reduced up to 80% off.

Over this way, you will find an abundance of Valentino sneakers for a small fraction of their retail price. These men's "Soul AM"  sneakers are $230 from $700 and this iconic PU7 VLTN style is $280 from $845.  For women, there is this Valentino tracksuit jacket that's  $555 from nearly $2000 and this flower collection handbag for $1400 from $4245. 

The flash sale will only run through Singles Day and ends at Midnight but there are still great finds outside of the 'holiday' event. Here is a Valentino denim Rockstud bag for $1773 from $3545 and a classic flap bag with a chain for $1123 from $2245. There is also lots of great fashion. This cashmere ivory Valentino coat is among our favorites for $1700 from nearly $5700 and here is a navy belted coat for $1350 from $4500.

Most items are only available in one or two sizes. It pays to get shopping early before your Singles Day dreams disappear faster than a Turkey in November.  

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