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 Hermès 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.

πŸ“ΈThe Native Fox
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.)

Bonpoint
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
RSVP: jenxsamplesale@gmail.com

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!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The IT-It: Dotty for Polka Dots

Fashion month is officially over and the most remarkable trend that we have noticed is the lack of changing trends. For many years fashion has moved at such a high validity that it was hard to keep up. This season's runways seemed to showcase lots of carryovers and not a lot of variations from what we've seen and shopped for the past year.






If slower paced fashion is a new trend, we are ready to happily oblige. On of the most noticeable 2.0 trends (maybe even 3.0) is polka dots. Dolce & Gabbana first showcased the print in Spring 2015 and the print is not about to let up now. During fashion week we saw more spots on and off the runway than just about anything else. (You can see our very own polka dot street style pictures right here.)

The pattern was shown and warn mainly in black and white and spanned a range of jumpsuits, jackets and flowing skirts. Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana and Balmain continued to show  the print on the runway for Spring 2018. If you have a lot of dots right now, you can sit pretty. If you haven't jumped on this trend we suggest you to play along.

Nordstrom has a great assortment of polka dot frocks and accessories that span a wide range of budgets. Here is a Marc Jacobs silk polka dot blouse ($395), a wrap dress ($70) but our favorite is the Simone Rocha sweater with dot cut-outs ($505). Layer the sweater over a white top and you have 3D polka dots! There are also lots of great accessories. Here is a polka dot Balenciaga bazaar bag ($2250), spotted pumps from Kate Spade ($298) and dotted drop earrings ($395).

As always, online shoppers should take advantage of Nordstrom's great customer service, which features free shipping and free returns. If only all stores were as easy to shop as Nordstrom.

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Hermes Sale Details Unveiled

Orange is the most iconic color of October. There are orange leaves, orange pumpkins and, yes, the orange boxes that dominate the Hermes sample sale. It's that time of year again but New Yorkers might be in for a bit if disappointment.





As far as we can tell, there is no Hermes sale scheduled for this month in the Big Apple. Perhaps it's the line debacles or how we've become increasingly critical of the dwindling inventory. Whatever the reason, it appears as if the Hermes sale is not in the October calendar. That is, it won't be taking place in New York.

Our spies tell us that the annual October sample sale will be taking place in Chicago. The sale will begin on Wednesday, October 18 for VIPs and open to the public Thursday, October 19. If the sale in the Windy City turns out to be anything like NYC, shoppers can expect long lines and no leather products.

At past season's sales, when the chaos was minimal, shoppers found a nice assortment of silk scarves ($270) and ties ($75), twillies ($158) and enamel bracelets ($172-$320). There are always lots of shoes and boots. We always suggest going for a classic riding boot or Oran slides.

Those attending the VIP sale are usually invited with a guest but both attendees are required to RSVP. Names and IDs are checked at the door.

If you can't make it to Chicago, we hear there is a sale planned for Paris, on January 10, 2018. Alternatively, you can shop for Hermes online and find prices just as good-- if not better. Scroll above to see the Hermes deals we found.

Hermes Sample Sale Chicago
VIP: Wednesday, October 18
Public: Thursday, October 19 to Sunday, October 22
Thrus-Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm
1034 West Randolph Street

Sunday, October 1, 2017

SAMPLE SALES πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚ for October

The mums on Park Avenue are the most visible sign that Fall has officially arrived. The changing leaves and cooler weather means that sample sale season isn't too far away. Like post-season baseball, shopping gets serious in October. It's the perfect time of year to be on the lookout for holiday gifts, outerwear and, of course, boots!

We've exclusively listed only the sample sales that we think are worthy of your time and effort. The post will continue to be updated throughout the month and remain just a click away in the right sidebar. You can also follow along on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to get quick and immediate updates. Feel free to leave feedback in the comments section, so that everyone can benefit from the 'Spy' network.



Pratesi Sample Sale
If you're looking to freshen your whites you might want to take a spin by the Pratesi sample sale. The discount is usually up to 75% off. At the last sale we attended (which was a very long time ago) comforters were priced at $600 and sheet sets started at $500 (originally $1600). Cashmere blankets were $1400, while wool blankets were priced at about $600.
Sunday, October 1 through Wednesday, October 4

Sun-Tues 9am- 6:30pm, Wed 9am-5pm
Soiffer Haskin, 317 West 33rd Street
Credit cards only

Devi Kroell
It's been ages since the designer's namesake has been at the helm of the company. We are frankly surprised the Madison Avenue store is still open. Nonetheless, we've always been fans of the architecturally inspired designed exotic leather goods. 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.)

David Yurman Sample Sale
At David Yurman's last sale, we scoped out a line that almost spanned the full avenue. Many people waited many hours before gaining entrance. Inside, shoppers said to have found cable bracelets reduced 30% off and other styles were discounted 50%. Rings and necklaces were 50% off and watches and pendants were reduced by 60%.
Thursday, October 12th through Sunday, October 15th

Thurs 3pm–8, Fri & Sat 10am–7pm, Sun 11am–5pm
The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street

Wolford Sample Sale
Last season, the sample sale space was buzzing with excitement as women of all ages and sizes sifted through neatly arranged bins of leg wear. Prices start at $18 for tights and stockings with retail values under $100. More expensive tights are $45. Beyond the leg wear, the sale includes a variety of undergarments, bras, panties, shapewear and lingerie. There is also many racks of ready-to-wear clothing and accessories. The shapewear skirts and tops are $55, bodies are $75 and dresses are $95. Ready-to-wear is a straight 75% off retail. You can click over this way to see pictures from last season's sale.
Monday, October 16 though Saturday, October 21
Mon 10am-8pm, Tues-Sat 10am-7pm
260 Sample Sale, 260 5th Avenue

Bonpoint
Uptowners are notorious for wardrobing their tots from this French luxury sample sale. 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

SoulCycle Sample Sale
You can't just spin, you have to spin the lifestyle. That means stocking up on lots of Soul-worthy workout clothing. We are told the discounts will start at 40% off retail, which doesn't seem too thrilling. You can always use last season's Bandier sample sale for guidance. We must admit that we are really impressed with Gap's athletic collection this season. The prints are really spot on and the quality is as good as most any other brand.
Tuesday, October 17 through Sunday, October 22
Tues-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm
260 Sample Sale, 150 Greene Street

J. Mendel
This VIP sale is by appointment only. 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.
Wednesday, October 25 through Thursday, October 26
Wed 11am-7pm, Thurs 9am-6pm
RSVP: jenxsamplesale@gmail.com

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Bloomingdales Friends & Family Sale

The Bloomingdales friends and family sale will officially begin Friday online. Shoppers can save 25% with the code FRIENDS, plus you can also receive a $25 reward card for every $100 you spend. Those looking for an in-store Bloomingdales experience can begin shopping using the discount on Tuesday.






In the past, the exclusions haven't been too extensive. Designer collections, beauty and fragrance are never included in the promotion. Although the discount can't be applied to beauty purchases there is usually a gift with purchase incentive.

Bloomingdales can be frustrating to shop. We've become a big fan of the "In-Store Pickup" service. Shop online and retrieve everything from the customer service department on the 3rd floor. Once you get there, you can try everything on and just take the items you like.

We love this gingham shirt dress ($88),  this Aqua embroidered sweater ($128) and these Hudson jeans that lace all the way up the sides ($295). The discount can also be applied to sale items. These Gucci Mary Janes come to $280 from $700 and this Maje  leather jacket will about $350.

The friends and family promotion runs through Monday, October 9. We suggest that you shop during this markdown. The next sale with similar discounts won't be until Black Friday.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Shopbop Spend & Save 25%

For a long time department stores have been luring shoppers with extra gift cards as shopping incentives. We'd prefer a straight discount over a gift card that either expires or ends up luring you to spend more than the face value.






Through Friday, Shopbop is offering a shopping discount incentive that increases to 25% off. (Take note, last year the promotion was 30% off.) Just use the code EOTS17 at checkout. The discount breakdowns are below. You will notice that these discounts are much higher than they have ever been.

There are really very few restrictions, including Canada Goose, Sydney Evan, Veronica Beard and Jonathan Simkhai. We suggest you go straight for the items that are usually excluded from these types of promotions like this popular Kenzo puffer and this Anya Hindmarch heart bag. These Stewart Weitzman over the knee boots were a sell out last year and we expect them to go strong this Winter too. Ferragamo's popular bow heels are also included in the promotion.

How great is this Tibi Origami skirt with this N21 bag (sold out on Shopbop but still available here, if you must)? This DVF faux fur jacket is going to be one of the most iconic items of the season once the chilly weather comes.

20% off orders under $500 25% off orders over $500 You can also use the discount on sale items. These Antonio Barardi dress will come to abut $325 from $1565 and these Lizzie Fortunate earrings are about $100 from $220.

It's times like this that we wish that Shopbop carried Gucci too!

Big Find: Discounted Christian Louboutin

Forget about waiting on huge sample sale lines or trying to get on a list. We found a large assortment of Christian Louboutin shoes at Century 21. The discounter's flagship has about four racks of red soled shoes ranging from the restrained to the more fantastical.



The designer shoes are located in the downstairs area of the shoe department. Pink Decollete heels are $400 from $900. Flats with hearts, which we think were from last winter's collection, are $450 from $700. Dramatic striped heels on sparkle platforms are $589 from $1180 and Greissimo Pumpsls are $650. Take note, that some of the Louboutin shoes are in the wrong boxes and the retail comparison prices seem a little off. (You can click through to see pictures of all our shoe finds.)

Beyond the Loboutins, there are lots of other shoe finds. Joshua Sanders bandana sneakers are $199 from $400 and those gorgeous Dries Van Noten pearl pumps are $400 from $800. Laurence Decade low boots are $499 from $1120. The designer shoe section also has a lot of Valentino shoes and high boots but we didn't find the prices to be incredibly attractive.

If you can't bare to make it Downtown, Century 21 also has a great designer section on its website. There are even a few of the Christian Louboutin shoes listed there, like these spiked pumps there are reduced 40% and these Wavy Dolly's that are $400 from $900.


Monday, September 25, 2017

Coming Soon: David Yurman Sample Sale

The sample sale that you have been waiting for is for is finally here. David Yurman will be hosting his semi-annual sample sale starting October 12. Discounts normally range from 30% to 60% off retail and 10% of all proceeds on the first day of the sale will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.




At David Yurman's last sale, we scoped out a line that almost spanned the full avenue. Many people waited more hours before gaining entrance. Inside, shoppers said to have found cable bracelets reduced 30% off and other styles were discounted 50%. Rings and necklaces were 50% off and watches and pendants were reduced by 60%.

Prices at this sale aren't precisely a steal. This is a good option for discount shoppers considering how David Yurman jewelry retains it's value and how it's become increasingly difficult to find the designer's jewelry at outlets or discount stores.

There are additional markdowns taken throughout the sale. If you don't mind a wait, we suggest attending the sale early to get the best selection. Alternatively, we found some discount Yurman you can start shopping now.

David Yurman Sample Sale
Thursday, October 12th through Sunday, October 15th
Thurs 3pm–8, Fri & Sat 10am–7pm, Sun 11am–5pm
The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Luisaviaroma Offers Extra 20% Off Sale

Florentine online store, Luisaviaroma is offering an extra 20% off sale items. Discounts in the sale selection already range up to 50% off and the extra promotion brings the total savings to 60% on some items.




Some of the items, like this Saint Laurent fur jacket with exaggerated shoulders, is from last year but some fashion is so iconic that it grows even more endearing with age and nostalgia. It's fun to love ridiculous fashion. Polka dots are still a huge trend this fall, here is last season's Dolce & Gabbana chiffon gown is $3000 from $5400. This Balmain cape jacket is timeless. It's one of those items that can be worn for many generations.

If you're looking for less expensive options there is this Fenty x Puma sweatshirt with extra long sleeves that comes to about $77 from $186. We also have affinity for this Anna K tee that says "Fashion Circus". It's now $60 from $110. We are also digging these IRO acid wash skinny jeans that are $110 from $300.

What ever you do, never, ever, ever buy American sportswear from a European site. It always looks cute but it's the same Adidas and Nike you can find on Footlocker for one-third of the price.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Charlotte Olympia Sample Sale Great Prices!!

Usually, we are very cautious when shopping sample sales. There are just too many shopping days in the year to justify big purchases. Today, was a exception. The Charlotte Olympia sale offers pricing so good that it's even worth fighting the UN traffic to get to midtown.






We all love Charlotte Olympia for her quirky shoes, but if you're going to want to head directly to the bag section. The designer's clear box clutches usually retail for between $1200 and $1600 but are priced starting at just $150. Smaller clutches or pouches were only $100 from over $700. There are also lots of cute little accessories and pouches that are priced between $50 and $100.

Moving on to the shoes, most styles are priced at just $150. That includes Kitty Flats, Dolly platforms and several style ornate shoes. Shoe styles that are much more popular are priced at $200 but we don't see many priced even that high.

A lot of the same items we saw are also listed at Saks Off 5th. Like this wallet at the sale is just $50. The prices aren't as good but perhaps you can experience a bit of the thrill while shopping from afar. Pictures from the sale are posted in the jump. We suggest you hurry over fast because we are sure there will be nothing left by the time the sale closes at at 7pm on Wednesday.

Charlotte Olympia Sample Sale
Through Wednesday, September 20
Wed 8:30am-7pm
Roosevelt Hotel, 45 E. 45th St. (Vanderbilt Suite)


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Saks Gift Card Promotion Starts Now

It's officially gift card season. Various department stores are offering gift card incentives to customers who purchase full price merchandise. This is a great opportunity to get an extra sweet gift card on an item we were going to buy anyway. While we are at it, why not seek out the best gift card.





Last week Barneys started their promotion, where customers can earn $25 gift cards for every $250 you spend. (You can see more details about the Barneys deal over here.) Saks Fifth Avenue has an even sweeter deal, where you can earn $35 in credits for every $250 you spend. Use the code SEPT2017 to engage the promotion.

Some Saks highlights include those Saint Laurent Niki boots in the short version, which are 'just' $2900. (A steal when compared to the OTK version that's 10-grand.) A suede version is $1200. This Michael Kors boot has a similar heel and is priced at $800.

Among the most popular handbags this season, we are a bit confused by Gucci's Totem. Is wearing one bag at a time so boring that you need to stack them down to your ankles. See here. Among other bags we don't understand this season, is the Fendi logo bag. The new logo looks like a bad Canal Street logo mistake. We absolutely love Prada's velvet bags but $2700 -- it's just priced too high.

The gift card promotion is live online and is available in stores on Wednesday and Thursday. The gift cards are only valid until the end of October, so you might want to scope out how to use them even before you make your purchase. There are more designer exclusions at Saks, which can make the Barneys deal better. Just read the fine print before making any final purchases.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Barneys Gift Card Promotion

Not sure what to do this weekend? We suggest you head to Barneys.





Through Sunday, Barneys shoppers can earn a $25 gift card for every $250 you spend. Purchases over $1000 will get you even more. Click on the Barneys image to see a blow-up of the breakdowns. Accrued gift cards are redeemable for merchandise from September 20 through October 24.

The only exclusions are Louboutin shoes (handbags are included in the promo), Chanel and Celine. That leaves lots of the prime fall fashion from which to choose (or shoes.) Gucci, Alia and Valentino are included in the promotion. We would suggest going for Saint Laurent Niki boots (not the sparkle ones), the Loewe Puzzle bag (in red to show off the great lines), a new pair of Gucci loafers (last year's look wore out already),  an Ienki Ienki puffer  or Balenciaga's pointy toe kitten heels (almost sold out).

The Purple Card promotion is available at Barneys stores nationwide, on the website and at BarneysWarehouse. (Winter clothing is an extra 25% off at the online outlet store!)

Be warned, however, Barneys will most likely not extend the dates if the cards aren't used during the specified window of time. So be sure to enjoy your meal at Freds and go back next week to use those gift cards!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Charlotte Olympia Sample Sale Will Be Great!

Usually, we are very cautious when posting about sample sales. There are just too many shopping days in the year to justify big purchases and out-of-the-way destinations. Next week may prove to be a huge exception. The two-day Charlotte Olympia kicks off on Tuesday morning and we are told it will be even better than last year.



The sale will include shoes from this past Summer and include the Let's Go Bananas collection, the Secret Garden collection from cruise '17 and lots of kitties and encore styles. Prices will start at just $50 and cap off at $300 on most items. At the last sale, most style shoes were just $100 and we expect this sale to be just as good. You can click here to see what we found at last year's sale.

You can take a peak at some of the styles we expect to be in the sale over here in the jump.

Charlotte Olympia Sample Sale
Tuesday, September 19 through Wednesday, September 20
Tues 11am-7pm, Wed 8:30am-7pm
Roosevelt Hotel, 45 E. 45th St. (Vanderbilt Suite)


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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Fashion Week Trends: Candy Stripes

Fashion week is heating up. We are serving up all the smoking hot trends while we get through a marathon of shows. These top trends are what you can expect to see on the street and in the pages of your favorite fashion magazines next Spring.






Stripes were a big part of the runways last year and will be making a repeat performance. Designers took the east-west lines out of the basic black-and-white territory and injected lots of sorbet colors. Jason Wu was one of the early designers in this week's lineup. He showed candy colored stripes going in all directions and matched them with a solid separate. Tory Burch took her runway outside and showed stripes of various sizes and colors. Monse littered the collection with stripes with enough patriotic red-white-and-blue to lead a Forth-of-July parade.

Monday, September 11, 2017

NYFW: 10% Off at Net-A-Porter

It's day four of New York Fashion Week and even top stylists start running out of outfit ideas. (That's especially if the outfits are coming out of their own closets.) Net-A-Porter knows the struggle and is offering 10% off almost everything on its site.

πŸ“Έ credit: Cameron Tewson, Front Row Edit


Use the code SHOP10 to active the discount, which was only given to top VIP shoppers.

This season, we are noticing a lot of the top fashion girls opting for alternative luxury brand bags. In place of the obvious designer labels, opt for off the radar options like The Volon's mini cube, Simon Miller's mini bucket bag and Loewe's Puzzle bag.

Among footwear we are still seeing a lot of Adidas (boring). There are also lots of interesting shaped mules and boots. We love Malone Souliers suede mules, Off-White's 'For Walking' over-the-knee boots.

If you're looking for more than an accessory, then you need something long and dramatic. Perhaps something like this Rixo printed print wrap dress worn as a duster or dramatic ruffle and tie tops like this one from Rosie Assouline.

If the Net's discount still doesn't fit into your budget, we suggest you register a new email account with TheOutnet and save 20% as a new customer.

Inside Global Fashions Sale

Global Fashions multi-designer sale kicked off Today and those who attended the sale were rewarded with heavily discounted designer finds. The sale includes a very large assortment of past season M Missoni, Red Valentino, the couture stuff too, Moschino and Marchesa. Clothing is discounted 80% and shoes and handbags are 70% off.

Click here to see lots photos from inside the sale.

Global Fashions Summer Sale
Monday, September 11 through Thursday, September 14
9am-6pm daily
49 W. 38th Street btwn 5th & 6th (Main floor)


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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Neiman Marcus Private Sale: 80% Off Givenchy, The Row, McQueen & More

Neiman Marcus started an online promotion, today, where many sale items are reduced an extra 25% off bringing the total markdown to 80% off on many past seasons items. The sale is currently private and only for 'best customers' so you must use this link to access the additional discounts.






The assortment is comprised of lots of past season merchandise but the designer options are extensive. Here we found a Givenchy print dress for under $650 from $3500,  a sleeveless dress from The Row is $400 from $2150 and our favorite item is this Alexander McQueen British flag plaid blazer that is $830 from $5500. There still hasn't been any takers on this Mary Katrantzou flame dress, which I love, love, love.

Oh, Oh-- this Delpozo star top is just $235 from $1250! Do you think it could be delivered before his fashion show on Wednesday?

Click here to see what else we found.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

NYFW Prep: Designer Sample Sale

New York Fashion Week is officially upon us. If you haven't had time to get your wardrobe paparazzi ready-- you're not alone. We were in such a closet rut on Wednesday night that we attempted to style a night robe as a dress. Fashion week can be so much stress if you don't now how to dress.



We know just the answer for amazing designer fashion for incredibly discounted prices. Starting Monday, Global Fashions will be hosting a multi-brand sale. There will be a spectacular assortment of designer clothing for men and women, which will include M Missoni, Marchesa, Moschino, Red Valentino and more. Discounts will be 80% off clothing. Shoes and bags-- ranging from top selling classics to iconic seasonal pieces-- will be 70% off retail. You can click here to see some pictures.

At the last sale, some shoppers requested more Rockstud merchandise and Global Fashions listened. We got a little preview of the sale and saw some spectacular items including a croc Rockstud tote and assorted color combination shoes. There are even plenty of flats in an assortment of sizes. The best part is that even the most expensive items are affordable when the discounts exceed 70%.

The sale will only run for four days. Every purchase will come with a gift of an iPhone case, iPad case or silk scarf. If you attended the last sale, you know how quickly the best merchandise was gone. Don't say we didn't warn you!

Global Fashions Summer Warehouse Sale
Monday, September 11 through Thursday, September 14
9am-6pm daily
49 W. 38th Street btwn 5th & 6th (Main floor)

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Nordstrom End of Summer Sale

You might be sad that Summer is over but Nordstrom is hosting a sale that will give you a way to shop yourself some happiness. A sort through the sale section turned up some interesting finds.




Among the items the reduced 60% is this denim and patchwork Marc Jacobs tote that's $666 from $999, a Lela Rose fit and flare dress that's $450 from $1100 and Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots are $450 from $800.

Beyond the sale section, it's definitely worth your time to take a browse through the more cutting edge designer merchandise that Nordstrom has grouped as 'Space - a shop for emerging and advanced designers'. Check out this print puffer from Hyein Sao, this bell sleeve top from Tejina Pyo and this Roksanda bow sleeve dress. What's an emerging designer collection without an assortment from Vetements? Yes, there's a full selection.

Beyond the Vetements, there is truly a lot to keep your eyes on. For now, we are happy with our sale finds. Take note, the sale ends September 10.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The IT-It: Millennial Yellow

Summer is unofficially over but that doesn't mean sunshine days are done. This season, you can expect to see bright shades of yellow overtaking the ubiquitous pinkalicious that's been dominating fashion for several seasons.






The pink spectrum ranged from bright bubble gum to subtle blush. Yellow is also available in assorted variations too. Shades include La-La Land yellow, banana yellow, marigold, butter cream and goes as far as chartreuse.

The optimism of Yellow is especially welcomed in contrast to the usual somber autumnal color palate. Adding zest to your wardrobe is especially easy at Nordstrom, where you can find a great selection of this season's hottest color. Right this way, is a sunflower yellow Topshop lattice back sweater ($65), mustard yellow Gucci Brixton loafers $630 and here is a dainty Monique Lhuillier garden dress set on a mellow yellow background ($2600). If you don't have a waterproof raincoat here is a great one in, yes, raincoat yellow.

Yellow doesn't need to be the outfit headliner. It makes a great supporting color. For instance, this Dries black and white dress comes alive with splashes of bright yellow. This Toga check wool coat has just a hint of yellow but it livens the entire look ($1780). This JW Anderson cable knit sweater ($830) comes alive with the various yellow backgrounds.

As always, online shoppers should take advantage of Nordstrom's great customer service, which features free shipping and free returns. If only all stores were as easy to shop as Nordstrom.

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