Thursday, January 21, 2021

Farfetch Extra 20% Off

The sale selections at our local haunts are getting pretty dismal but overseas stores are much better stocked and the discounts are starting to get competitive. Farfetch started a promotion today where sale merchandise is discounted an extra 20%. No code is needed. The discount is automatically applied when items are placed in your cart.

The situation is such that many designer items are not included in the extra 20% off promotion. Another blip is that prices change frequently because each item originates at a different boutique. We suggest you move fast if you see an item for a great value. We've been burned way too many times to even take the risk of a refresh.

Some of the items we spotted are this large Off-White tote that comes to about $500 from $1280, this Balenciaga city bag is $1000 from $2090, and these Valentino Birkenstock-type sandals are $276 from $460. Remember, not all sale items are an additional 20% off.  You can tell for sure after clicking on the product and reviewing the product detail page.

Frankly, the Farfetch experience isn't supporting a lot of confidence. It's absolutely worth checking but maybe for items that you have previously been stalking but this site is becoming increasingly more difficult to shop.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Net-A-Porter: Discounts to 80% Off

The end is near. Net-A-Porter's sale is now at 80% off. New merchandise is continually being added. We took a fresh dive into the most recent additions and found some very attractive fashion enhancments. 

This is really an opportune time to invest in a few items that can enhance your wardrobe but may otherwise be cost-prohibitive. Check out these Saint Laurent red corduroy pants for $495 from $950. These wool shorts from The Row are timeless and will look great with a designer sandal, a crisp white tee, and a Hermes Evelyn. Perfect low-key/uptown playground attire. 

This is really a sale of what's left. It's worth a scroll. Just one item can change your entire wardrobe. We promise you'll be happy you did. 

Monday, January 18, 2021

Giglio Major Discounts on Winter Collection

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


Today the boutique just started a sale where discounts are 50% off. The best part is that a lot of the sale section consists of items that haven't yet hit markdown here or aren't even sold in the US. The Manolo Blahnik options are amazing. These classic Hangisi heels with a black and white print are $555 from $1110, suede Maysale slingbacks are $406 from $812, and black pumps with a chain are $552 from $1104. 

Other great sale finds include this Bottega twist bag with long fringe that's 50% off, a Barbour coat is $233 from $466 and a Balmain jacket is $1100 from $2200. We even spotted these kid's Golden Goose sneakers that are only $150 and come in a size 35. 

We pulled lots of our favorite sale items in the scroll above. There is a great assortment and a lot to choose from. Why do they keep saying, "We can't have it all?"

Intermix: VIP Link to 40% Off

Intermix started a flash sale that will save you 40% off a selection of fill priced and sale merchandise. The promotion isn't slated to start until Tuesday but you can use this "VIP link" to access the savings now.

The sale applies to a selection of full-priced and already discounted merchandise. Some of the highlights include these Jimmy Choo pearl Bing strap shoes that come to about $600 from nearly $1000 and this reversible shearling coat from Yves Salomon is $1020 from $1700. 

Some items that are further reduced are this Max Mara wrap coat that's $557 from $1550, this LoveShackFancy dress is $161 from $600 and this houndstooth coat from Smyth is only $300 from $1000. This wool and cashmere Ronny Kobo striped sweater is great because it looks perfect alone but will also look great under a blazer or jacket and is just $125 from $338.

Don't miss the denim options. There are always great deals for a new pair of jeans. These high-waisted J Brand grey jeans come to $95 from $250 and these Frame straight leg jeans are $130 from $275. 

Remember, you must click on this initializing VIP link before you can access the extra discounts. The sale goes public on Tuesday and the discounts disappear on Thursday. Doubtful anything very good will last past today.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

New Season: Exclusive Discounts from D'aniello

 The new Spring season has just started to hit stores but that doesn't mean it's too early to sniff out great deals. Italian boutique, D'aniello is exclusively offering MadSpy readers 15% off new season merchandise. The best part is that many items are already priced 20% under US retail, which makes the added savings significant.

You can use this link to access the new season selection. Use the code MADISON15 to save 15% off. Men can browse this selection

This Balenciaga Hourglass tote is a brand new style and comes to $1213 from $1640 US, a new style Prada Cleo is $1630 from $1990 US, and this Marni lips skirt is perfect for Valentine's day at $326 from $450 US.  There are also some sale items worthy of attention. This Fendi logo bucket bag is $1500 from $2300 US, a Givenchy bag is $1074 from $2150, and this Balenciaga nylon bucket bag is $546 from $850 US. 

The code is valid through January 25. We suggest you take advantage now because you can be sure that those Chloe bags and other hot Prada items won't be around for Spring markdowns. 

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Weekend Shopping: Obsessions & Impulses

In a continuing series of 2021 contradictions, Chanel raised its bag prices again this week. The last price hike was in May and took customers by surprise as health concerns and financial struggles seemed to be at an all-time high. 

Most customers voiced their opposition and expressed that the price increase came at a bad time and "was in very bad taste." Another observer rightfully stated that "all these slight increases will eventually add up." The numbers seem boggling, as of today, a Medium Classic bag is priced at $7400. A Maxi size is $8000. 

I don't believe that the most recent $300 price increase will deter many Chanel shoppers from desiring a bag. To put prices in perspective,  a 25cm Birkin is $9850 (in swift leather), a yellow gold Cartier Love bracelet is $6400, a Van Cleef Vintage Alhambra necklace with 10 motifs is $8800, and a Rolex Datejust 36mm stainless steel watch with a Jubilee bracelet retails for about $7000.

If you look closely, Boy Bags have not gone up in price as significantly. In four years the Large/New Medium has only gone up in price $400. If you're looking for a good deal on a pre-owned bag, I suggest you set your sights on a 225 or 226. The retail values are currently very deflated. If you click on the image below, the chart will expand and you can review Chanel pricing dating back to 2008.

Getting back to more reasonable shopping. Bergdorf Goodman is running a promotion where you can save an additional 30% of sale merchandise. Here are Manolo Blahnik slingbacks for $296 from $885, a Bottega Veneta quilted skirt with chains is $577 from $1650, and Givenchy sandals are $290 from $700.

DSW is secretly discounting all of its Gucci shoes an additional 25% off when you add them to your cart. Sylvie loafers with a block heel are $374 from $890, strawberry print sneakers are $337 from $550, and fur-lined Princetown slides are $562 from $890. 

If you've been deprived of shopping the Ssense private sale you should keep checking back to the site as it's continuously adding more merchandise to the public portion of the sale. A Rick Owens puffer with a funnel neck is $1300 from $2270, new style Saint Laurent pumps are $440 from $845, and this purple wool Saint Laurent Jamie bag is $1474 from $1890. 

If you're still in need of shoes, Savannah's is clearing out past season shoes at 70% off. These Alexander McQueen pumps are $267 from $900 snd these Manolo booties are $600 from $1200.

Looking back, Saks discounts topped 70% off. This Loewe bag is still available for $1225 from $2750, this Prada dress is 70% off or $447 from $1500, and this Givenchy mini Mystic is $1743 from $2500. Click this way to see the full blog post with lots of great outfit inspiration. 

Also this week, I had an amazing time trying on clothing during an Instagram Live at Ba&shOnline shoppers can use this link and use the code MADISONAVESPY to save an exclusive additional 25% off. (It's the best discount you'll find anywhere.) Get to the full blog post to see all my favorite items and see the try-ons I did at the store. The promo ends Monday. 

HauteFind is currently offering a flash sale where men's Fall Valentino fashion and accessories are up to 85% off. This sweater is $240 from $795, and Rockstud sneakers are $313 from $695. I also spotted this Glam Lock bag that's $786 from $2245. You can see the full blog post here. A little hint, add your favorite item to the cart and you'll find some extra discounts. 

MatchesFashion also just started a promotion where a majority of sale merchandise is an additional 20% off. You can use the code EXTRA20 to engage the additional savings at checkout. These classic Valentino high boots come to just $800 from $2065, Saint Laurent high boots are  $542 from $1700, and a heavy gauge Isabel Marant cable knit sweater is $442 from $1130.The promotion ends Monday.

My favorite haunt of the week has been Net-a-Porter, where discounts hit 80% off. This Fendi ski jacket is $1800 from $3600 and Valentino gloves are $190 from $635. You can see more of our finds this way. 

I had no idea what a busy week it was until I started this post. I think I need a vacation, well, more than a new Chanel bag. That's for sure.

Until next week...same time same place?

Friday, January 15, 2021

Saks Designer Sale Up to 70% OFF

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My favorite time of year has arrived. It's final markdown season and Saks Fifth Avenue started its Designer Sale where the discounts are up to 70% off! Saks always has the best selection, which makes sale shopping even more eventful. 

There are so many great sale items that you can easily style a head-to-toe look in a snap and save a bundle too. I found this great Zimmerman dress that's now $690 from $1150. It's the perfect transitional item that can work seamlessly for most seasons. Pair it with these Manolo Blahnik woven heels that are $298 from  $745 and this Rejina Pyo croc-embossed bag that's $256 from $685. I love the mix of textures as the outfit comes together with the consistency of neutral colors.

Other great sale items include these L'Agence linen pants that are $77 from $265, which happens to pair beautifully with this Zimmerman floral print silk blouse that's $288 from $480. I also love these Theory plaid pants ($213 from $355) paired with these Aquazzura slingbacks ($340 from $850). You can choose just about any color solid sweater but I personally like this Bordeaux cashmere turtleneck from Theory that's $155 from $345.

Click here to shop for more great sale items from Saks Fifth Avenue and make your own outfit come alive. 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

HauteFind: Valentino Up to 85% Off

The newly launched discount site, HauteFind is offering deals you won't want to miss. Right now you can click over to the site and check out the most recent flash sale where men's Fall Valentino fashion and accessories are up to 85% off.

Some of the highlights include this men's bomber jacket that's $297 from $1350, this sweater is $240 from $795, and Rockstud sneakers are $313 from $695. Outside the flash sale are these zipper wallets with a retractable handle for $384 from $1095 and this camo scarf for only $184 from $595. There are always a lot of great items for women too. Rockstud ballerina flats are $373 from $745, a Valentino belt for $139 from $395 and this Rockstud bag is $786 from $2245. 

Hautfind is a unique site that offers amazing authentic designer merchandise for amazing prices. A little shopping hint: add an item to your cart and you might get luck to get an additional discount opportunity. I have snagged so many great finds with this little trick.

Everything sold on HauteFind completely authentic and brand authorized. Just a warning, the site is legitimately a discount lover's addiction. Once you begin shopping it might become a regular onine shopping destination.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

LIVE: From Ba&sh 50% Off + 25% Off

Check out my IGTV from Ba&sh on Madison Avenue. We talked about the Winter collection and all the fabulous Parisian fashions and the spectacular markdowns. 

Online shoppers can use this link to be the first to shop end of season markdowns and use the code MADISONAVESPY to save an exclusive additional 25% off. Local shoppers are invited to call (516.708.5234) or email the store directly at and take advantage of same-day messenger service in Manhattan when you mention MadSpy.  

Some of my favorite items include this striped sweater that comes to $220 from $420, this print midi-dress is $157 from $420, and the long Bonny coat that's $364 from $695. The additional discount promotion ends Monday, January 18.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

MatchesFashion Extra 20% Off

MatchesFashion just started a promotion where a majority of sale merchandise is an additional 20% off. You can use the code EXTRA20 to engage the additional savings at checkout. 

 These classic Valentino high boots come to just $800 from $2065, Saint Laurent high boots are  $542 from $1700, and a heavy gauge Isabel Marant cable knit sweater is $442 from $1130.  Take note, all items that are an extra 20% off are final sale. The promotion ends Thursday morning. 

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Weekend Shopping: Obsessions & Impulses

The sale season is quickly coming to a close but there are still so many markdowns and sales to discuss. NEW: Fresh markdowns can be found at Tessabit. You can use this link to browse a private edit that's an additional 20% off with the code EXTRA20. This Alexander Mcqueen knuckle clutch is $955 from $1990, a Versace tee is $120 from over $300, and this Valentino camera bag is $710 from $1480. There are lots more finds in the scroll below. 

The most extreme discounts can be found at Bergdorf Goodman (and Neiman Marcus). Sale merchandise is an additional 30% off, which brings the total savings over 70% off on many items. 

There is a great assortment of Manolo Blahnik shoes in the sale section. Some standouts include these giraffe print shoes for $191 from $685, woven sport sandals are $194 from $700 and floral heels are $217 from $775. Sizes are spotty, so it's best to filter to just your size. Other sale standouts include Chloe scalloped ballet flats for $241 from $575, this blazer from The Row is $280 from $1600 and this Balenciaga floral print blouse is $288 from $1650. 

Moda Operandi is offering an extra 10% off sale items with the code SALE10. The Valentino selection happens to be very good and the discounts, after the promotion, top 60% even on handbags. This mini clutch is $790 from $1745 and this belt is $450 from $1000. This Balenciaga tote comes to $670 from $1500 and pool slides are $290 from $500. The promotion ends Monday.

Looking back on the week, our favorite discounts were found at Net-A-Porter. Sale merchandise is an extra 15% off, which brings the total savings to over 75% on some items. Among the shoes are these Chloe boots for $700 from $1175 and Fendi slides are $350 from $700. You can click over this way to see everything we found in the sale. 

 If you're looking for new season thrills I suggest you set your sights on Italist. The site is a destination that I love to shop at the beginning of the season because it oftentimes has the hottest items for even a little less. 

Prada nylon items are a great example. The site is fully restocked for the season. This nylon pouch is $360 from $575 US. This wicker and nylon bag is selling out fast and is $1533 from $1750. Here is the smoking hot Prada Cleo is $1809 from $1990 US and the Prada Odette is $2000 from $2350 US. Some other good new season buys include this Bottega Cassette Chain bag for $3300 from $3800 and this gorgeous woven clutch is $3370 from $4100. You can see more over here. 

 Nordstrom just started its final markdown and prices are reduced up to 70%. Some of the designer clothing standouts include this Balmain skirt that's $500 from $1650, this Etro blouse is $390 from $1300, and this Balenciaga blazer is $727 from $2500. Click here for more finds and sale details. 

At the beginning of the week, MatchesFashion took another round of price cuts. The new markdowns bring the most extreme savings to 70% off. If you haven't clicked through, I suggest you do. I'm in love with this Stella McCartney tweed blazer for $780 from $1950 and this Balmain style for $627 from $1255. Details are here

Until next week...same time same place?

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Italist: New Season Finds & 70% Discounts

We are finding ourselves at that time of the season where discounts are extreme but most of what is available isn't very aesthetically desirable or might still be too expensive even with the steepest markdowns. It's also that time of year where the new season of fashion begins to hit stores and excite shoppers with all of its newnesses.

The latest merchandise is unlikely to be found on sale but there are a few places to find a slight price advantage. Italist is one destination that we love to shop as the hottest pieces can sometimes be found for less money than other retail formats.

Prada nylon items are a great example. The site is fully restocked for the season. This nylon pouch is $360 from $575 US. This wicker and nylon bag is selling out fast and is $1533 from $1750. Here is the smoking hot Prada Cleo is $1809 from $1990 US and the Prada Odette is $2000 from $2350 US. Some other good new season buys include this Bottega Cassette Chain bag for $3300 from $3800 and this gorgeous woven clutch is $3370 from $4100.

Of course, the best deals are the most recent markdowns that are discounted up to 70% off. This Givenchy camera bag is $709 from $990 and this Mystic bag is $1200 from $2300. There are some good Golden Goose finds but sizes are spotty. The kid's Golden Goose should be a consideration too as they run up to a size 39. 

We spotted this Fendi ID bag for $1353 from $2590 US, lace Manolo Blahnik Hangisi are $683 from $1100, and this Acne Studio wrap coat is $740 from $1300. Here is a Versace tee for $180 and Jimmy Choo shoes for $360.

If you're looking for the very best deals, you should change the sort to older seasons. It might take some scrolling but there is always something good hidden. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Nordstrom: Final Markdown

All those gift items we've been eyeing but having purchase are now ripe for picking. Nordstrom just started it's final markdown. Prices are reduced up to 70% and there are no shortages of items from which to choose.

The most highly reduced shoes are only available in one or two sizes. These Chloe platform sandals are $225 from $750 and  Jimmy Choo pumps are $315 from $1050. 

There are really no reduced handbags worth mentioning but there is a lot of clothing in the sale mix. Some of the designer clothing standouts include this Balmain skirt that's $500 from $1650, this Etro blouse is $390 from $1300, and this Balenciaga blazer is $727 from $2500.

Remember, Nordstrom is great at price matching. If you see something for less money at another store, make the purchase and call for an adjustment. Nordstrom's great customer service never fails.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Ssense New Public Sale Markdowns

The Ssense sale has been very peculiar this season. The site started a system that only allows prior customers to shop from the best selection of sale merchandise, in its private sale edit. Those who haven't purchased from Ssense cannot even see the markdown prices.


Slowly  Ssense started migrating private sale merchandise into its universal sale category. There are a few great Fendi sale items that just become public. This Large Kan U bag is $1712 from $2600, a small Kan U is $1224 from $1900, and this pencil skirt is $476 from $850. There are also some available Saint Laurent items like this Saint Laurent So Kate is $1833 from $2350 and Opyum heels are $790 from $1000.  There are also lots of Alexander McQueen sneakers that are discounted up to 40% off. 

If you still need a winter jacket but don't want to cough up the big bucks Duvetica is a great Moncler alternative. The jackets are the same fabrication as Moncler but much less expensive. This silver puffer is $462 from $1050 and this longer style is $431 from $990. 

We also suggest you check out the men's sale, which contains a lot of unisex items. This Versace tee is $155 from $245 and this Off-White tee is $214 from $350. 

We will continue to update this post as more items become available. Keep your eyes peeled. 

Monday, January 4, 2021

MatchesFashions Discounts Dip to 70% off

 New year. New discounts. Today, MatchesFashion took another round of price cuts. The new markdowns bring the most extreme savings to 70% off. 

The Balmain discounts are exceptional. This Balmain tee is now $163 from $272, a classic Balmain double-breasted jacket is $980 from $2450 and this newer style jacket is just $627 from $1255. We spotted these Loewe loafers that are still available in several sizes for $483 from $700 and Saint Laurent knee-high boots are $638 from $1600. Don't miss this little Givenchy GV3 for $875 from $1350 and these Alexander McQueen studded slingbacks are $445 from $890. 

Before the end of the season MatchesFashion usually offers an additional discount promotion and prices can go as low as 80% off. Just don't expect the really good stuff to last. 

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Holiday Edition: Obsessions & Impulses

Looking back on 2020, it's hard to believe where we started compared to where we stand today. We've certainly had our ups and downs, ins and outs, and most everything in between. The beginning of the New Year is always a poignant time to look back on your accomplishments.

When it comes to MadSpy, that will always translate to shopping. It would be embarrassing to admit how much I've purchased and haven't even had the opportunity to wear. At one point, I had a pile of shoe boxes that resembled the Leaning Tower of Pisa. (I guess when you can't travel you create your own sightseeing landmarks.)

The retail acquisition that most resonates is a plaid pair of Manolo Blahnik Hangisi shoes that caught my eye as part of early spring arrivals. (That's pre-pandemic.) They hit the deep markdown in May at 60% off or $426 from $990. I cashed in all my Nordstrom points, which brought the total price to $27. I refuse to calculate how much money was spent to accumulate all those points but I'll still consider it a big win. What was your most memorable purchase of the year?

Speaking of good purchases, the last week of the year doesn't usually provide the most exciting shopping opportunities as retailers know that most people are otherwise distracted or panic buying with their returns. This week, however, supplied a few notable discount opportunities.

Givenchy and Fendi are the most recent brands to hit the sale racks. The best selection can currently be found on Net-A-Porter.  Some of the highlights include this Givenchy Eden bag for $810 from $1350. Fendi slides are $450 from $750 and a Fendi logo hoodie is $700 from $990. At FWRD by Elyse Walker, I found this Givenchy velvet Nano Eden bag for $833 from $2450 and there's this Givenchy cardigan for $815 from $1630. 

Earlier this week, we snagged the private 50% off sale link to Prada and Miu Miu at Bergdorf Goodman. This bowling bag still remains at $1050 from $1750 and espadrilles are $295 from nearly $600. 

Speaking of great finds, we struck gold with access when TheOutnet shared a private clearance sale link that can be found here. The deal even gets sweeter when combined with the code SURPRISE, which will save you an additional 40% off. This Bindi bag from The Row comes to $774 from $2150 and this Miu Miu skirt is $351 from $975. Lots more details and great finds can be found here

Both men and women should head to Mr. Porter for discounts at up to 50% off.  A Givenchy sweater is $540 from $900, a sweater from Stone Island is $234 from $335, and a cashmere sweater from The Row is $766 from $1100. Click here to read see more of our great finds

 Saks Fifth Avenue added several premium brands to its markdown list. This Loewe saddlebag is one of our favorite designs of the season and is now $1225 from $1750 and a mini Gate belt bag is $1085 from $1550.

I can't wait for you to share your favorite finds of the year with everyone over on Instagram

Until next week.. same time same place?