Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Neiman Marcus Discounts Hit 80% Off

The sale of all designer sales is here.

Neiman Marcus is now offering discounts up to 80% when you take an extra 20% off designer clothing, shoes and bags. This promotion is available in stores and online.





The shoe sale is the most interesting. Checking out the selection, there are a lot of shoes we've been eyeing that are now reduced to irresistible prices. These Tom Ford buckle shoes are reduced to about $400 from nearly $1780. Prada suede sandals are $190 from almost $800, flat slides are $118 from $500,  and  this one with ankle ribbons is reduced to $213 from $890. Jimmy Choo suede heels are about $400 from $1400.

The clothing selection is quite good too. Over here we found a Cushnie Et Ochs jumpsuit that's reduced all the way down to $340 from $1700, a fitted Roland Mouret dress is $440 from $2200 and a Thierry Mugler one-shoulder dress is $460 from $2300.

This sale runs through Wednesday (and then there will be a 'extra bonus day.') We don't expect prices to get any lower. We suggest you grab what you need now and wear it right away. After all, there is nothing better than wearing a great sale find while it's still in-season.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Bottega Veneta Sample Sale Disappoints

The Bottega Veneta doesn't open to the public tomorrow but employees got first look this afternoon and didn't leave very happy. Early shoppers say that the selection is lousy and prices are high, which doesn't bode well for the public that doesn't gain entrance until noon on Tuesday.





This evening, shoppers spotted duffles, bags and jackets but 'none were a great deal.' Most bags were priced between $800 and $1500 and any item of clothing that could be described as 'fashionable was $500 or more.' During past sales, bags were 60% off and shoes were priced at $100 a pair. This is clearly not the case. Saks Fifth Avenue currently has better discounts.

If you're looking for the best deals on Bottega merchandise, we suggest you keep an eye on the Bottega outlet, at Woodbury Common. If you hit the outlet correctly, you can find past season clothing discounted 85% off and bags reduced as much as 65%. Calling the outlet just before a holiday weekend is the best plan.

For now, we suggest you steer clear of this sale. Alternatively, you can hold off until the lines and prices dwindle towards the end of the week.

Bottega Veneta Sample Sale
Tuesday, July 25 through Thursday, July 27
Tues 12pm-7pm, Wed & Thurs 9am-7pm
Metropolitan Pavilion / 123 West 18th Street, 2nd Floor

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Manolo's Biggest Markdown of the Year

Monday is the start of the Manolo Blahnik super semi-annual sale. Usually the sale runs for just four days, but this year it's scheduled to run for more than two weeks or through Thursday, August 3. The extra long sale schedule is a clue that the selection will be much larger than usual. It's the perfect opportunity to stock up on classic and ornate shoes from the spring and summer collection at up to 75% off.






Styles are from the exclusive boutique collection and include some alligator. Prices are always marked by sticker dots, which usually range from $195 for a red dot up to $450 for a green dot. Most shoes and low boots-- even highly ornate styles-- are priced at $250. At the last sale, we only found one pair of shoes marked for $195.

The selection of current season “IT” shoes is much better at this boutique sale than at the sample sale or the department stores. Then there's always the increased enjoyment of shopping in the beautiful and wonderfully civilized atmosphere. Last season we attended the final markdown and there was no line. You can click here to see all the details from last season's final markdown.

The store can get crowded but at least there isn't usually a long line to get in. For those who can't make it to mid-town this July, We pulled a few online sales that offer similar pricing. If you're planning on going to the boutique, we suggest trying to attend towards the beginning of the sale week. There is usually no restocking. Styles and sizes always run low quickly.

Manolo Blahnik
31 West 54th Street
212-582-3007 (Don't expect anyone to answer)
Monday-Friday 10:30am to 6pm

The boutique will close from 2pm to 3pm to restock

Bottega Veneta Sample Sale

It's hard to think of a lot of benefits to being in the city during a the hottest weeks of Summer. As an external optimist, we are always on the outlook for a silver lining. We suggest you grab an ice coffee and keep an eye on the annual Bottega Veneta sample sale, which kicks off Tuesday.




The sale starts early with a friends and family preview and then opens to the public at noon. At past sales, woven bags were snatched up quickly. Discounts were about 60% off. Shoes tend to also go very quickly, but that shouldn't be a surprise when prices range from just $100 for flats to $250 for boots.

The clothing selection is always a big draw too. During past sales tops were priced at just $100, dresses were $200 and coats were $300. The problem is always that the early shoppers scoop up all the best items. Security only allows between 20 to 30 people into the sale at a time, which means the wait times can be very long.

When we first started covering the BV sale, it was employees only and the merchandise assortment was epic. Now, shoppers can expect to find long lines and a questionable selection. Heading to this sale is somewhat of a crapshoot. If you do venture out, we suggest you apply extra sunscreen and abort the mission if the lines are too long.

Bottega Veneta Sample Sale
Tuesday, July 25 through Thursday, July 27
Tues 12pm-7pm, Wed & Thurs 9am-7pm
Metropolitan Pavilion / 123 West 18th Street, 2nd Floor

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Goes Public

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public Friday. We like to think of the promotion as a Fall pre-presale. It's a great opportunity to stock up on items that you will need as soon as temperatures start heading south or even some fun items you can enjoy now.

This year's prices and the assortment are stellar. We sorted through the entire inventory from the women's and kid's sale sections. Below are some of our favorites items:




Alice & Olivia lace top $256 going to $385

Trouvé lace-up corset sweatshirt $52 going to $79

S'well water bottle $29 going to $45

DL1961 skinny jeans $99 going to $178

Bell-sleeve poplin top $58 going to $90

Beachwaver Pro Rotating Curling Iron $167 going to $250

Kid's Adidas Superstars $60 going to $80

Girl's bomber jacket $41 going to $69

Sam Edelman faux fur sneakers $29 gong to $49

Chantecaille morning collection $298 with a $427 value

Tom Ford eye and lip set $91

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Zadig & Voltaire Private Clearance Sale

Zadig & Voltaire is hosting it's biggest clearance sale ever. To access this private sale you must use this link. The best part is that there are no lines and everyone can participate because-- it's online!




The sale consists of a large assortment of Summer and previous Winter merchandise that is discounted between up to 70% off. At this time of year we are looking for key pieces to to transition from cool August nights to crisp September mornings. Check out this teal lambskin jacket that's $319 from $898, a black 'Rock' sweatshirt with gold lettering that's $54 from $180 and this cashmere sweater with leather fringe sleeves is $219 from $548. How sexy is a mini leather skirt with a camisole top? We think so too.

The sale will only run for a week and there will be no restocking. We suggest you snag what you can and can start enjoying what you buy right away.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Charlotte Tilbury & Diptyque Sals

Makeup artist extraordinaire, Charlotte Tilbury, is hosting a sale of her fabulous cosmetic line. Prices are discounted about 30% off of retail-- which may not seem like a ton-- but there are lots of great (classic) items from which to choose.



We went for the Smokey Eye Evening look that's reduced to $52 from $75. It includes eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara and lipstick-- basically everything you need for a night out. Here is the Daytime Chic look, which is the same price and includes our favorite primer "Wonderglow', eyeliner, mascara and a lip/chic stick combo. The sale section also includes a selection of brushes, gorgeous makeup bags and this contouring palate, which is a fan favorite.

The keen eyes over at Practically Haute, found a way to avoid sample sales lines and gave us reason to celebrate Christmas in July. The flash sale site, HauteLook, is hosting a sale of Diptyque holiday candles that are all reduced 50% off. The small size of Oliban is reduced to $17.50 from $35, the full size of Epices et Delices/Delicious Spices is $35 from $70 and the Oud Palao Eau de Parfum & Candle set is $99 from $200.

Just think of the memories you will have of shopping in July when you begin to enjoy these spicy scents. We can call that a bit of July in December.

Monday, July 17, 2017

MatchesFashion Discounts 70%

We've sorted and browsed through so many sales that it's hard to get excited. There is only so much one person needs-- no matter what the discount. We reluctantly cruised over to MatchesFashion and was quite surprised by the variety that's still available.






The discount hit 70% off and some items are even reduced 80% (but not much). Among the sale items, we found Rosie Assouline discounted 80%. Here is a pair of trousers reduced to $280 from $1400. (The brand is only discounted 60% off at Bergdorf Goodman.) There are also some very nice Christopher Kane pieces, like this folded pink-and-black dress that's $371 from $1400. For the beach, we found this adorable Lisa Marie Fernandez ruffle dress that comes to only $217 from $715, a Zimmerman deep-V one-piece is $150 from $375 and a tasseled beach poncho is $186 from $465.

Most of the shoes can be found less expensively at many other stores. One of the few standouts are these adorable Charlotte Olympia fruity slides reduced to $152 from $380. The same can be said for the bags, but we do like this rainbow Loewe piece that's reduced 50%.

As sale season winds down, it's good to keep an eye on some of the European sites. There is a lot more inventory from which to choose and prices must come down at some point.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Weekend Shopping: NAP, Intermix & The Outnet

After a sweltering hot week, the forecast is showing lots of rain. That's bad news for beach lovers but it also means you can shop without FOMO. This weekend, there are several wonderful sales. We are looking at discounts that are topping 85% off retail, which is major. Below are three of our favorite sales of the weekend.

Happy shopping and we'll keep our fingers crossed that Janice Huff is wrong and the sun will come out tomorrow...



Intermix
I don't think many people realize how amazing this season's collection was at Intermix. There were so many pieces we've been tracking and now is the opportunity to pounce. We especially love the items from designers that aren't overly distributed. Right now, the discounts are topping 75% off. We've been like a hawk-eyeing this Maticevski top that's now just $190 from $1220 and this 'latte' dress looks even better on the body than in the pictures. A Cinq a Sept dress is about $70 from nearly $400. There are several pairs of Frame jeans that come out to $60 or less. This pair is just $35!!! Take note, all sales are final but you can't blame them when the discounts are this low.




TheOutnet
The discount site, TheOutnet is hosting a clearance sale and the discounts are up to 85% off. Here is a Maison Margiela maxi dress/gown for only $350 from over $2300 and leather sandals for $200 from $1045. Steela McCartney sunglasses are $100 from $400 and a  one-shoulder jumpsuit is $326 from $1630. Trolling the site is definitely worth the time.




Net-A-Porter
The Summer sale at Net-a-Porter is about to wrap up and you're not going to do any better then the extra 20% off. If you can't find a particular item, we suggest you flip through the international sites. The UK site has discounts of 70% off. There are also lots of items that aren't (or were  never) available in the US.


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Presale

Nordstrom is known for having great sales. There are two in particular that can send a city girl shopping in the burbs: The "Half-Yearly Sale" and the "Anniversary Sale." The Half-Yearly sale is clearance, usually towards the end of the season. (Like, now.) The Anniversary Sale is a presale before the new collection hits the department store floor.






Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale starts today. The sale consists of a catalog of pre-Fall merchandise that is discounted 25% to 40% off. Each department has its own special items that are featured in the pre-Fall sale. You can sift through the catalog right here.

The presale runs from July 12th to July 21st but is limited to customers who have a Nordstrom credit card holders. Afterwards, on July 21, the sale opens to the general public. Prices return to normal once the sale ends in August.

Back-to-school items are especially attractive during this Nordies sale. For example, you know your kids want new Adidas sneakers for the start of school and they are right here for $40 from $54. Big kid Stan Smiths are $80 from $110. (There is really no reason not to get them!) Over here are Converse with ruffles that are a-door-able. We love this rose gold bomber jacket for back-toschool and it's just  $45 from $68. There is also a large amount of swimwear in case you need to do a mid-season refresh. We even spotted Bugaboo Cameleon that's discounted nearly $400.

We are a bit choosier when picking pre-season items for ourselves but a classic Veronica Beard jacket with a removable sweatshirt lining is $500 from $750. We really like this oversized wool and mohair jacket that's  $600 from $900 and there is an really amazing selection of activewear with great discounts. We even found a S'well for $15.

The selection this season is the best we can remember. It seems as if designers are realizing that pre-gaming sale season is better than post-season markdowns. Don't forget to also check out the beauty deals. We are always a sucker for a new shade of lipstick or an updated nail polish

It's a novel idea to have the opportunity to buy new season merchandise at a significant savings. Identifying what you want for Fall can be difficult but surely worth the effort. Sometimes it pays to plan ahead.



Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Berdorf's Discounts Hit 80% Off

We highly suggest that you immediately Uber or click over to Bergdorf Goodman where you can now save an extra 20% off of Summer merchandise. Discounts on clothing already topped 75% and the additional promotion brings the final savings to 80%. As a matter of fact, the prices at our violet home-away-from-home are more reduced than, even, Neiman Marcus.




There is some serious fashion available at incredible prices. Here is a Delpozo 3-D blouse that comes to $184 from $920, a Veronica Beard mini-skirt is $80 from nearly $400,   a Valentino pajama top is about $600 from almost $2000 and a Caroline Constas top is only $100 from $385.

The discount on shoes and handbags are unchanged at 50% off but the extra 20% makes a big difference. This clutch from The Row is adorable and comes to $400, this Anya tote is $1400 from $3500 and Miu Miu shoes with ankle wraps are only $260 from $650. This is kind of random but we really like these black and gold New Balance sneakers that come to $90 from $225.

This will be the last markdown of the season at Bergdorfs. The best part is that sale merchandise is returnable. Not all stores-- ahem, SAKS-- is offering the same low prices and top service.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Farfetch Offers 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 close to rock bottom. For example, Farfetch started a promotion were sale merchandise is discounted an extra 20%. Use the code x20july17 to activate the extra markdown.






Some of the sale's highlights include items that are reduced close to 75% off. Take a look at these Chloe sandals that come to about $225 from nearly $1000, a Lanvin front-tie blouse that's $450 from $1845 and this Christian Soriano tulip print dress is about $300 from nearly $1500. The extra discount promotion also includes an assortment for men and children.

This promotion runs through Saturday, July 15. We suggest you take advantage of this extra discount while it lasts. Farfetch isn't like J. Crew-- where this is a big discount promotion every week.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Manolo Begins 2nd Markdown 60% Off

The streets are steaming hot. What to do when you need to get out of your over air-conidtioned environment? Head over to Manolo Blahnik boutique's second markdown. The sale started today and we've been told that the inventory is running practically at full stock.






This most recent markdown, follows the 40% discount but proceeds the final and best shopping opportunity of the season. The final markdown is always one of our favorite sales and will likely take place at the end of the month. Prices range from $195 to $350. Most shoes and low boots-- even highly ornate styles-- are priced at $250.

Expect to find a full assortment of shoes from the summer collection. Personally, we are waiting to make our major purchases. After all, everyone is out of the city. You can click here to see the reports from past final markdowns or slide through the pics to see what similar discounts can be found online.

Manolo Blahnik
31 West 54th Street (b/w 5th and 6th)
Monday to Friday 10:30 to 6pm
Saturday 10:30 to 5:30
Sunday 12pm to 5pm
Store will close from 2pm to 3pm for restocking (lunch)

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Barneys Last Markdown: Extra 20% Off

This weekend, Barneys started the mother-of-all-sales by offering additional discounts of 20% off merchandise that has already been reduced by 75%. The sale promoption applies to all sale items.




We strongly suggest you start your shopping in the shoe department, where a large assortment of shoes are already discounted 60%. The additional savings brings to total markdown to nearly 70% off. The online selection isn't nearly as good as what you can find in stores but there are a few key pieces still available.

It's pretty slim pickings if you're shopping online for clothing too. Here is a Calvin Klein tunic that's about $200 from $1000 and this pretty smocked skirt is about $100 from $600. The selection is mainly comprised of hard-to-sell skirts and pants. Again, we are sure you can find more interesting items in the store.

This type of extreme markdowning, goes to show that even the least likable fashion can be sold at the right price. Next stop... Barneys online Warehouse.

Friday, July 7, 2017

StyleBop Discounts Hit 75% Off

Shopbop is offering a deal that might be hard to refuse. Right now, a selection of spring and summer merchandise is already discounted 70% off but through the weekend you can save an extra 15%.





We were actually very surprised about how how many great items we found. Check out this Victoria Beckham cross-body bag that's currently about $300 from nearly $1000. With the extra discount the cute summer accessory comes to just $260. These Malone Souliers leather mules area gorgeous and are currently priced at $200 from $700, an Alexander Wang skirt with cut-outs is $158 from $520 and this jumpsuit from McQ Alexander McQueen is $215 from $719. We also spotted this sleeveless Alexander Wang blazer that is very on trend for Fall.

The extra discount promotion extends beyond the most discounted sale merchandise and can be applied to almost all reduced items. (We just like to target the best deals, of course.) This Sonia Rykiel dress is adorable and already marked down 50% and this Missoni jumpsuit is Mykonos-ready.

As far as sales go, StyleBop's selection seems to be pretty on point. There is even an assortment of sizes still available. Seems like a good opportunity to pick up something extra nice before your big August vacation.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The IT-it: Straw Bags & Accessories

We didn't see the straw bag trend coming until it already happened. It seems as if there are  straw, wicker, raffia and rattan bags almost everywhere you look. The thing is, we still can't get enough.





We especially love that the basket weave can be found in almost any price point. Nordstrom, especially, has lots of styles from which to choose. Check out this Milly straw clutch with raffia pom-poms that's just $195, this wood frame version is really a no-brainer for just $58 or here is a tote with pom-poms for only $48. It's the perfect size for a towel and sunscreen.
On the higher priced-- designer side-- of the spectrum we are smitten with the Fendi straw Baguette ($2600) or this intricately woven straw and python Pickaboo bag ($6100). We especially love this Eric Javits straw tote ($400). It's clean, minimalistic but not too fragile.

Sure, the bags have taken the spotlight with this trend but there are also lots of other items sneaking in a basket weave. We love these straw woven sandals for only $70, a wrinkle combatting fedora ($18) works wonders for your skin and here are fiesta-ready earrings from Kate Spade ($88).

Don't forget, Nordstrom is hosting their amazing Anniversary Sale, where oodles of designer fashions are heavily discounted. Online shoppers should take advantage of Nordstrom's great customer service, which features free shipping and free returns.

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Net-a-Porter's Final Sale, Extra Discounts

After the fireworks die down we excitedly await for Net-a-Porter's explosive final markdown. This end-of-season event usually only lasts a few days and is delivered with lots of extra discounts.




We hear that this season's big event will begin Thursday, July 6. The extra discount is usually 20% off but doesn't apply to all items. When this sale strikes, merchandise tends to go very quickly. The shoes and bags are always the first to fly off the site. We suggest you start browsing and tucking things away in your cart right now.

We have our eye on this Sara Battaglia shoulder bag that's already very well priced at $324. We are going to dive for this this Anya Hindmarch --or any of the designer's small cross body bags-- if they get reduced any more. Only for the fact that we are tired of wanting and writing about them. During the Summer, we are all about cheap thrills and this woven tote from Truss is the perfect fix.

In the shoe department, there are lots Aqazzura shoes discounted 70% including this style with pom-poms. These sunny heels that Man Repeller did with Net-a-Porter are 70% off along with the rest of the collection they launched this past Winter.

Everything gets a little more interesting when you start shopping for clothing. There is still a large assortment of clothing and the variety is quite large. We've spent a lot of time searching for the perfect denim skirt and this Marc Jacobs version is as close as we've come to perfect. Is is longer than the fingertips, we love the frayed edge and it's 70% off. Here is another one from Frame but it's a bit shorter.

We are hoping that the Prada collection gets another markdown. We are suckers for a lip print and this black background skirt is practically irresistible and can work almost all year round. We like this white version better but it's much more seasonal.

The NAP final sale usually lasts less than a week. Then the section completely disappears. TheOut is the next stop-- as it becomes past season fashion.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

What's What: July 4th Shopping

July 4th is famous for explosive sales. Some even go as far as calling it 'Christmas in July.' Considering the recent third markdowns at department stores-- like Barneys, Bergdofs and Saks-- it's more like New Year's in July.

Just remember, the holiday promotions don't end with the fireworks. Extended sales have become as much of a tradition as the underlying sale. The bonus day, final hours and last chances are as commonplace as an afterparty.

Below is a compilation of online promotions with additional discounts that are worth cha-cha-cha-ing:

Asos
Promotion: Discounts of 70% off plus extra tiered savings using the appropriate code.
Favorite item: House of Holland sunglasses

Barneys Warehouse
Promotion: Up to an extra 60% off entire site
Favorite item: Denim skirt

FiveStory
Promotion: Extra 15% off sale. Use the code SUMMER15
Favorite item: Off-White denim jacket

Frame Denim
Promotion: 25% off sale items
Favorite item: Distressed crop jeans with ankle zipper

Maje
Promotion: Additional 20% off sales
Favorite item: Flat sandals

Moda Operandi
Promotion: Extra 15% off sale. Use the code Mode15
Favorite item: DoDo Bar Or embroidered shirt



Thursday, June 29, 2017

Golden Goose Sneakers Under $200

Golden Goose sneakers can spotted on fashion girls of all ages, ranging from teenagers to grandmothers. The iconic Italian sneaker can be easily identified by the oversized star and worn-looking soles.


We first spotted this Italian brand of footwear about two years ago but the combination of the high prices and sneaker boredom kept us a reluctant customer. Considering the growing popularity and rising prices, we were excited to find a large assortment of Golden Goose markdowns. Some styles are discounted to under $200 when retail prices can easily exceed $500.

Italist currently has a very wide assortment of Golden Goose sneakers reduced 25% to 35% off their already lower European prices. Here is a pair of yellow sneakers with a white star that come to just $179 or a light blue sneaker with a white star for the same price. Here is a black sneaker with a silver star for $187 or a white sneaker with a gold star for $167.

Italist is a no-frills European designer website, which means that the prices are low but you will play for  shipping and returns. On the bright side, there is no sales tax (unless you live in California). As New Yorkers, we can define that as an additional 9% savings.

For these prices, you can justify grabbing a pair for yourself and your middle schooler. Besides, how else can you make yourself feel better while they are away at summer camp?

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Barneys & Saks Take Third Markdowns

It's officially that time of year, when stores start taking their final markdowns. Today Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys started their third markdowns. The discount at Barneys hit 75% and Saks slashed prices to 70% of the original price.






We spotted this Loewy hobo bag reduced 60% off and it now comes to $2150 from $3600. Here is a pretty pink cotton shirt dress that's $140 from $550, those off-White jeans we've been lusting for are just $169 from $665 and this Proenza Schouler top is $220 from $900.

Over at Saks the shopping is a bit more difficult because the final cut is not returnable. This Philip Lim 3.1 cold-shoulder dress is $200 from $800, Alexander Birman heels are $278 from $700, patchwork J Brand jeans are $85 from $228 and an elegant Brandan Maxwell jumpsuit is $575 from $2400.

We hate to say it, but this will be the last markdown. If there's something you want, now is the time to buy it. We suggest also stalking the stores because someone else's return can be your jackpot.

Bergdorfs Starts 3rd Markdown 75% Off

Bergdorf Goodman just took its third markdown on Summer merchandise. We love keeping a close eye on these final markdowns because it's a great opportunity to snag high-end luxury merchandise without spending insane amounts of money or dealing with sample sale madness.

Krewe Sunglasses



The discount at Bergdorf Goodman is up to 75% off. Ready-to-wear sports the highest markdowns. We love these Cedric Charlier two-tone denim high-wasted gauchos that are $233 from nearly $900, a blush colored See By Chloe dress with ruffled sleeves is just $121 from $500 and an MSGM off-the-shoulder top with ruffles is only $88 from $355.

Moving on to shoes and bags, the discount hasn't become much better. The markdown is holding steady at 50% off. We are hoping that over the holiday season, there will be an additional discount on footwear. For the meantime, we are keeping a watchful eye on these Miu Miu satin mules and, of course, these Chloe miss-matched sandals.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Ssense Discounts Hit 75% Off

Since we've been trolling the same stores for a while, we thought we would look outside our most frequent haunts. Ssense markdowns have hit 75% off and there are lots of great wear-now Summer options that you can snag.






Here is an Erdem dress that's reduced all the way to $471 from $1885, Raf Simons x Adidas high tops are $88 from $350, Isabel Marant rope sandals are $121 from almost $500 and a Rick Owens dress is $235 from $940. We aren't surprised but there is a large amount of Yeezy drastically reduced. We can't say that anything is worthwhile, even at 75% off.

We don't think the discounts will go down any further but some merchandise will continue to be reduced. We already picked up some Kenzo pieces but we wouldn't mind a few more pieces if there is another round of discounts. Sacai also has so many interesting pieces, if they were only discounted a bit more it would bar interesting to try a few.

We will keep you posted if there are any interesting markdowns. For now, have fun browsing.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Manolo's Biggest First Markdown

The Manolo Blahnik's boutique sale kicks off on Monday. Usually, the first markdown is just 30% but this season the discount is 40% off. The second markdown, of 50% off, normally comes a week later but we don't know what will happen considering this most recent shake up.




As far as sales go, the department stores are serving up better discounts. Neiman Marcus just started a promotion where sale merchandise is an additional 33% off. Here is a low heel sandal with pom-poms for $365 from $815, nude BBs are $266 from $600 and these print Birkenstock-like sandals are $356 from $800. Barneys is offering an extra 10% off shoes that are already discounted 60% off. These BBs are about $200 from $600 and these denim style sandals are $300 from $685.

Toward the end of the month, Manlolo adds a third "sticker" markdown where prices start at just $250. You can see our past coverage of Manolo's sticker sales here. We always prefer the boutique final markdown to the sample sale-- at least you get a box with your shoes.

Manolo Blahnik
31 West 54th Street
Abby: 212-582-3007
Monday-Friday 10:30AM-6PM, Sat 10:30- 6PM, Sun 12pm-5pm
The boutique will periodically close from 2pm to 3pm to restock

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Net-A-Porter Shoes Hit 70% Off (and Gucci)

If you're a shoe addict, like us, you're going to want to check out Net-A-Porter's shoe selection right now. A large assortment of shoes were given another price cut bringing the total discount to 70% off.





Here are tropical print Sophia Webster sandals discounted to $165 from $550, pom-pom Aquazzura classics reduced to $218 from $725 and these Aquazzura Wild Thing flat sandale are only $176 from $585. We can't believe how many cute pairs of shoes that are just about $200. It really makes you question ever spending any more. As a matter of fact, most of the shoes in the scroll are under $225.

If you get past the shoes that are reduced 70%, you should direct your attention towards these Golden Goose sneakers. They aren't reduced quite as much, but 50% off is still nothing to sneeze at. Speaking of good discounts, there is a whole bounty of past season Gucci shoes also reduced by half.

We encourage you to sort by discount, and then dig for your favorite designers. If you haven't maxed out your shopping cart, you can start to browse the clothing. We did well enough with the shoes-- for today.

The IT-it: Furry Feet

Fluffy footwear become a thing when Alessandro Michele slid a slab of fur into, what's now become, the iconic Gucci fur slide. The new fall collections are filled with furry feet.





We recently spotted, a variety of Miu Miu slides that are all covered with fur. Some are even embellished in jewels and here is a ankle strap pump. Then there is the almost Ugg, Maison Margiela sheepskin fur sneaker-style mule, the Chloe shearling platform slide, Roger Vivier sneak-ery slide that's lined in fur and Fendi has monster slippers, of course.

This daytime look has even tottered it's way into the closets of night-time queens. Proving that fur on anything is worthy for after-dark hours.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Inside Bergdorf's 2nd Markdown (Chanel)

The shoe section of Bergdorf Goodman was a flurry of activity as shoppers took the opportunity to begin the Chanel presale tradition. The current markdown on shoes is 50% off and the Chanel discount is 30%.






Among the Chanel shoes included in the markdown, are several styles of flat sandals, some sneakers and a variety of pumps. Our favorite items in the sale assortment are the classic two-tone nude pumps with a pearl heel. Those are sure to be a sell-out. The next markdown on Chanel is usually 50% and it always seems to happen very quickly. You can see pictures of the assortment in the jump.

Some other shoe brands we saw discounted 50% were Louboutins, Jimmy Choos, Manolo Blahniks, Dior and many more. Here are pictures. Nothing really jumped out at us but there is still a large assortment in every size breakdown.

Upstairs, most clothing brands have been reduced by 60% but some brands like Fendi, Rosie Assouline and Valentino are discounted just 40%. The best selection if reduced clothing is on the third floor. Among the racks, divided by designer, we found some great pieces by Prada, Mary Katrantzou, Delpozo, Mugler and so many more. Pics here.

Third markdown should start next week (maybe Tuesday). We would start stalking items now and pounce when the discount hits 75% off.