Monday, October 16, 2017

StyleBop Discounts Hit 80% Off

StyleBop will be offering a deal that might be hard to refuse. Starting Tuesday, a selection of sale merchandise that is already discounted 70% off will be an extra 20% off. The special promotion runs through Sunday and the total savings are upwards of 80% on some items.

We were actually very surprised about how how many great items we found. Check out this Missoni wool cape that's $800 from $3400. It's perfect for the weather right now and is fabulously chic. Here is a Marios Schwab dress that will be about $430 from $1800 and looks made-to-measure once it's on the body. Over this way, is an Off-White bomber jacket that will come to $400 from $1630.

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.) Fendi flats are already rescued 40% and these leather pants will have you ready through the next season.

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 the holiday shopping begins.

Inside the Bonpoint Sample Sale

The Bonpoint sample sale doesn't officially start until tomorrow but there were dozens of eager shoppers vying for VIP access. people when we arrived immediately before the sale opened. This season's sale is almost identical to past sales season's.  There seems to be even more inventory than usual.

Most items at the Bonpoint sample sale is at set 60% off the retail sticker. Shoes, pullover sweaters and pants discounted 70%. That means that more formal dresses, which are normally priced in the $300-range are reduced to $120-ish. More casual dresses are about $200 in the boutique and come to about $80 at the sale. Boy's trousers are about $60 from $150 and collared shirt comes to $48 from $120. (Click here to see lots of pictures from inside the sale.)

The majority of the inventory appears to be from the fall 2016 collection. Sorting through the clothing, there is almost something for everyone. We might go even as far to say that the selection is better than past seasons because there are a lot of classic items, which sometimes don't make it to the sale. There was even a larger inventory in sizes two and three, which is usually nonexistent.

The sale also includes accessories, coats, blankets, pajamas, jackets and sweaters. Most of the shoppers were loading up full bags of merchandise. We suggest that Bonpoint shoppers head over quickly and those who aren't can find lots of success at Zara kids.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Saks Hidden Discounts of 75% (Fendi,YSL & Miu Miu)

It seems as if Saks Fifth Avenue's philosophy of buy and hold isn't working out so well. The retailer seems to be holding a hefty amount of inventory from Winter 2016 and Summer 2017 and is now trying to quietly looking to dispose of the inventory. This is the perfect opportunity to grab that item you thought got away.

The discount is an additional 20% off, which brings the total discount to 75% on many items. The promotion runs through Monday at midnight. You can access the sale through this link.

The shoes are particularly amazing. Some of our favorite items include these Fendi combat boots with fur reduced to $485 from $1600, a Miu Miu jeweled and fathered sandals are $400 from almost $1300 and Jimmy Choo red suede peep-toe heels are about $270 from almost $900.

Among the clothing is a Jonathan Simkhai peplum top with bell sleeves that's $100 from $365, a Dodo Bar Or dress is $110 from $438 and a Balmain dress is $540 from $2155. This leather dress was a highlight of Hedi Slimane's last collection for Saint Laurent and was originally $5000 but can be yours for $1200.

What's most interesting is that the small print in the email promotion says, "If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied, you may return your purchase for an exchange or refund. Online purchase may also be returned, free of charge, to any Saks Fifth Avenue store." We like that idea.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Rugs and Carpet Warehouse Sale

Finding top quality rugs for a deep discount isn't easy.  Shopping the Internet just doesn't cut it when you're looking for an item that will be the focal point of a room for 10 years or more. Quality and style can't always be distinguished through a computer monitor.

For this reason we were thrilled to find Aminco. The Secaucus-based company supplies top retailers  and designers with fine carpets and rugs. The assortment spans from designer modern to antique treasures. For three days only, Aminco is opening its warehouse to the public. Discounts will range up to 80% off.

During a preview, we spotted a 5x8 what type of rug for $745 from almost $2500, a 7x7 wool and silk rug was $2975 from almost $11,000 and an assortment of smaller pieces were just $25 from a retail value of $125. You can click here to see examples of items that can be found at the sale.

Remember, this sale is only three days. Call the garage and have them send up the car. As an added bonus, Gucci has an outlet in Secaucus too. Amiinco will even help you coordinate transportation if you call ahead. This trip through the tunnel is a no-brainer.

Aminco Rugs
Sunday, October 15 Through Tuesday, October 17
505 Windsor Drive, Secaucus, NJ 07094
10am-6pm daily
More Details: 201-601-0756

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Forzieri Sale: Bags & Shoes 70% Off

European online luxury store, Forzieri is hosting a promotion where all sale items are reduced an extra 20%. Just use the code XTR20 to engage the additional markdown, which brings the discount on most shoes and handbags to a wonderful 70% off.

The best part of this sale is that there is a great selection available. We've been taking about how much we love polka dots and these Charlotte Olympia shoes punctuate the trend perfectly, especially since they come to $200 from $645. Moschino super star heels heels are about $130 from about $600. Among the bags is this fringe Pucci style that's $580 from nearly $1800 and this Jil Sander tote with grommets is $890 from about $2200.

If you're shopping for Winter, the full price collection is 20% off. (Use the code FF20.) Balmain launched its first handbag selection this season. This styling resembles Vesace, and we aren't sure that's a good thing.

We would suggest using that 20% discount for a JW Anderson Pierce bag, which is one of the hottest styles of the season. The Saint Laurent Envelope Monogram bag is always a classic. You can't say that about most designer bags-- especially these days. (Looking at you Gucci.)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A Not-So-Quite Hermรจs Sale: Manhasset, NY

If you've been following along, you've already heard about the heartbreak of losing our annual Hermes sample sale. Word is that the big sale is being moved to Chicago but closer to home there is an off-site Hermes boutique sale in Manhasset, NY.

Everything at the Wheatley Plaza store is discounted 50% off retail. There are no handbags, watches, home goods or baby bags. Last year, customers were most excited to find lots of enamel bracelets but there are none this time around.

Shoppers can expect to find ready-to-wear, shoes, belts, ties, silk scarves, cashmere scarves, hats and ponchos. Our resident Hermes expert called this sale a major fail and left empty handed. Other insiders weren't as critical and were thrilled by the various Oran sandals. (You know, the ones that are shaped in an H.) Other customers reported caftans, sneakers and other small accessories, like key chains.

The Manhasset sale is open through Thursday, October 12. We hear they are only allowing one or two people in at a time. Some customers reported waiting for two hours and then giving up. We expect that the lines will even be longer on Wednesday as news of the sale extends past Woodmere, Great Neck and Sands Point.

There are no purchasing limits. This isn't the first time we've uncovered this Mall of Manhasset offsite sale. Here is our coverage from last year. It would be great help if anyone attending the sale added details in the comment section below.

Monday, October 9, 2017

The IT-it: Silver Booties

It's not exactly boot weather but anyone can clearly see that stores are betting big on the metallic boot trend. Almost every designer is offering a version of mirrored silver boots-- to be specific.

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Let's be clear, these aren't the $10,000 shiny crystal boots from Saint Laurent or copy cat brands. This season's biggest shoe trend is mirror reflective or metallic shiny. Some of the biggest standouts are Balenciaga's mirrored leather ankle boots ($855), Acne low ankle boots ($540) and the Isabel Marant ankle boots ($540) are almost the same but a little higher and the heel is the perfect geometric triangle. The Off-White version ($1190) is more industrial looking because of the rubber sole but the thin heel makes them 100% sexy. Of course, Saint Laurent has a version ($995) and the Proenza style ($915) has a patent black tip that is reminiscent of a Chanel boot. Oh yes, Chanel has something for you too ($1400).

You don't necessarily need to opt for a thigh-high version and pair it with a Snoop tee (like the above picture). Surprisingly, these eye-catching shoes look great with lots of fall's other trends. Match your silver boots with a rich velvet skinny pant, a wine colored midi-pleated skirt or a mini leather skirt with silver zippers. A more casual look can be a blouse or tee with rolled up jeans.

Who knew mirrored boots would be so easy to integrate into your closet and we give you 100% permission to go with the Snoop tee if you think you can pull it off.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Sample Sale Update: Devi Kroell, Dolce & Gabbana, Bonpoint & J. Mendel

It's hard to believe it's mid-October when temperatures are still topping 80-degrees. We wouldn't complain a moment about wearing shorts for Halloween, but we all know that this warm streak won't last. Yes, Winter is coming.

We started a list of the best sample sales of the month but felt remiss not calling out some new biggies. Below are the details of some new favorites. The master list is still over here. Happy sale-ing.

Devi Kroell
It's been ages since the designer's namesake has been at the helm of the company. Nonetheless, we've always been fans of the architecturally inspired designs. We are hoping to find lots of exotic leather bags for 80% to 90% off (like we found in 2013) but we can't exactly bet on it.
Monday October 9th Through Friday, October 13
Mon-Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri 10am-6pm
55 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1701
Payment by credit cards only

Dolce & Gabbana 
Who doesn't love a powerful floral print at 70% off? The problem with this sample sale is always the line. Last season, shoppers reported waiting more than four hours to get in. If you wait until the end of the sale you will find less lines and deeper discounts. Play your cards right and you can score some great Dolce without your blood raising to the highest of a hot blooded Italian.
Thursday, October 12 through Sunday, October 15
Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm
Soiffer Haskin, 317 W. 33rd St. (bet. 8th & 9th Ave.)

Uptowners are notorious for wardrobing their tots for this French luxury sample sales. Expect the sale to be fully stocked with a large assortment of winter merchandise, including boots, coats, sweaters and winter accessories. As always, the discount will be a straight 60% off retail. (Shoes are sometimes discounted more.) The last day of the sale sometimes sports extra markdowns -- but not always.
Tuesday October 17 through Thursday October 19
Tues 1pm-8pm, Wed 9am-8pm, Thurs 9am-3pm
Metropolitan Pavilion: 123 West 18st Street (betwn 6th &7th Ave.), 5th floor
Only credit cards are accepted

J. Mendel
Expect to find furs, gowns and shoes at 75% off. During a past sale we found a fox coat for about $2400, a chinchilla for $8000 and shearling for $2000. Gowns ran from size 0 to 12 and ranged from $5000 for a couture black and gold tulle gown to $135 for a satin blouse. This VIP sale is by appointment only. RSVP to the email address below.
Wednesday, October 25 through Thursday, October 26
Wed 11am-7pm, Thurs 9am-6pm

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Saks Friends & Family Sale

The Saks Fifth Avenue Friends & Family sale started online and in stores. Despite the attractive 25% off discount clothing, shoes and accessories, there aren't many designer options included in the promotion.

Far gone are the days of a friendly Prada discount but there are still some designer-y items from which to choose. The friends and family sale is bundled in one link but Saks was extra tricky and added sale merchandise that's not eligible for the additional discount. Look closely before clicking.

Among the designers included in the sale section, shoppers can apply the discount to Acne, Edie Parker and Adam Lippes. There aren't many bags included in the sale. There's only one Anya Hindmarch bag available in the promotional section and over here, we found Edie Parker clutch is $900 from $1200.

The shoe selection is pretty bleak if you're looking for premium designer discounts. The section is filled with designer sale merchandise but almost none are eligible for the friends and family discount. Remember, only certain items are qualified.

Some of our favorite items included in the markdown include, this Clu polka stripped open-sleeve top that's $112 from $150,  a Milly dot print blouse is $266 from $355, DVF boots $366 from $450 and Alice & Olivia heels are $318 from $425.

We aren't too surprised by this sly Saks friends & family sale but think it would be more fitting to change the name to the Saks Trick or Treat sale. For what it's worth, the promotion runs through Sunday online and in stores but we wouldn't be surprised if there was an extension. Tick or treat...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Yoox Hosts Major Clearance Sale -- 90% Off

Yoox may be the most frustrating website in the world to shop. Every search seems to yield 1400 or more pages of search results. We all know that there is good stuff hidden among those 1485-pages (to be exact) but who has the time?

Well. Today, the Italian-based luxury website started a major clearance sale where past season's merchandise is reduced up to 90% off of the original price. The sale runs through October 9 and new categories will continuously be added. Take note, all sales are final. That means no credits, refunds or exchanges. (Not that we ever make it to the post office to mail anything back.)

We just couldn't resist from digging-in. It wasn't easy. We wanted to give up several times, but we maintained the stamina of a marathon runner and the focus of a neurosurgeon. A Lanvan dress (probably from the Elbaz era) is $245 from $2050, an Emilio Pucci lightening bolt dress is $322 from $2300, a jumpsuit from The Row is $314 from $1340 and Balmain ankle booties are just $93 from $850.

We suggest that you take advantage of the filters when shopping. First, only look at your size and the designers you like. Some designers like Lanvin and Pucci are much more discounted than others. If you're not seeing interesting discounts, move on to another designer.

Good luck!