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?


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