Madison Avenue Round-Up Part 1

June 7, 2010 by Lila Delilah

For the past month we have been on undercover shopping missions and reporting on the most secret and classified sales along Madison. As of now, all the private sales and pre-sales are done. Madison Avenue is officially on sale. For your convenience, we are summarizing all the markdown information we’ve uncovered and adding a few more pieces of intelligence.

Almost every boutique took their first markdown at 40%. We are wondering if this is an innocent trend or if there is some type of sordid CFDA price-fixing afoot. What do you think?

Ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories are 40% off. The sale went public June 2.
Betsy 212-535-5505

Ready-to-wear, shoes and some bag styles are 40% off. Of course, everything we wanted is either sold out or not marked down. We’ll give it more time.
Gisella 212-717-8220

Christian Louboutin
The summer collection is 40% off. There is a great range of styes and there is still a good variety of sizes left.
Erich 212-396-1884

Dolce & Gabbana
Ready-to-wear, shoes and most bags are 40% off. There are three full floors of merchandise from which to choose.
Rodney 212-249-4100

Giuseppe Zanotti
Most summer styles are 30% off. Giuseppe now has a US e-boutique with sale merchandise but selection is much smaller than the store.
George 212-650-0455

Shoes, handbags and ready-to-wear are all 40% off. The sale went public online and in boutiques on June 1.
Contact: Tim 212-717-2619

Lisa Perry
There hasn’t been a markdown on the current season’s merchandise but downstairs in the “Vault”, fall and winter clothing and accessories are 50% off. Don’t miss Lisa Perry’s personal garage sale where she is selling amazing vintage Pucci, Courrèges and Pierre Cardin for about $1000 a piece.
Lisa Perry 212-431-7467

Michael Kors
Shoes, bags and clothing are 50% off. We love the soft palate of lavender, gray and blue Michael used this season. The discount often goes to 70%.
Tony 212-452-4685
The spring and summer collection ranges from 40% to 50% off. The sale started mid-May and the merchandise is starting to run thin.
Connie 212-517-9339

Ready-to-wear, shoes and select bags are 40% off. There are lots of great cloths to choose from but the shoe selection seems uninspiring. The sale officially began June 3rd.
Ana 212-327-4200

Oscar de la Renta
Ready-to-wear (including dresses and gowns), accessories, shoes and handbags are 40% off. Do you think Oscar hopefuls ever shop Oscar’s sale for their gowns?
Sonia Rykiel
Bags, shoes and clothing is 40% off. The sale started about two weeks ago and the inventory is already running low.
Select shoes and bags are 30% off. Clothing is 40% off. Unfortunately, the most popular shoe styles, like Tributes, are not on sale.
Charles 212-980-2970 (YSL, 57th Street)


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