Yesterday we started our countdown to Christmas with an overview of sales happening along Madison Avenue. Today, we bring you a recapitulation (game on!) of the markdown along Fifth Avenue and across 57th Street.
Bottage Veneta: The bag sale, according to most sales people, never happened. Wink. Wink. Sure. Getting sale information about ready-to-wear and shoes is no problem. Anyone is happy to alert you to the fact that clothing and select shoes are 50% off. Just don’t mention discounted bags because you will get sent straight to a department store. L’horreur, or should we say l’orrore!
Burberry: Our email box is filled daily with Burberry communications but try getting a sales person on the phone. The store is completely unable to communicate. After calling four times and being left on hold– one time for nine minutes– we decided we don’t really care about Burberry THAT much. If the web site is accurate, the Porsum collection is discounted about 30%.
Sadia (212) 407-7100
Dior: Most of the fall/winter collection is off the sales floor “but there’s a bit in the back we can take out for you.” The discount on ready-to-wear is 40% and 50% off. Unfortunately, Ski gear is not on sale…yet!
Emilio Pucci: The Pucci sale started just last week so there is still a great selection of merchandise across the board. Most clothing, shoes and bags are 40% off and new items are still being added to the sale selection. To get a better idea of the sale selection, shop the web site.
Marcia: 212 230-1135
Ferragamo: There is a good amount of merchandise on sale. The discount is still just 35% off for clothing, shoes, scarves, wallets and handbags. We say wait for after Christmas. Prices here usually get get very good towards January/ February.
Miu Miu: Clothing and shoes are marked down 50% off. Bags are 40% off. There’s actually a good selection of discounted handbags including studded purses and classic style totes.
Yves Saint Laurent: Shoes bags and clothing are now up to 60% off. There is still a quite a good selection of discounted bags that range from 40% to 60% off. The discount all depends on the popularity of the bag. For example, sale the popular Muse bag in python, metallic leathers and fur are 40% off.
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