Hunting for Fur Bargains

March 30, 2011 by Lila Delilah

Our roster of spies continues to grow with the addition of ManhattanMataHari. MMH, for short, is a full time graduate student. Moving to New York ignited her passion for fashion and living on a student’s budget has taught her to get the hottest designer items for a discount. She counts persistence, online and in-store reconnaissance as her greatest tools, in addition to following Madison Avenue Spy daily!

The end of winter’s wrath and the onset of spring signals a favorite time of year for New Yorkers -– end of season sales. Warmer days are the perfect time to invest in that fur coat you have been pining overall winter long. In order to find the best discounts, we did a survey of local department stores and firmly believe that Bloomingdales (with the upcoming friends and family discount) is the best place to score a fur for a fraction of its November price.

Here is an overview of the discounts being offered on fur at all our local department stores:

At Bergdorf Goodman, exclusive furrier J. Mendel is having markdowns of 50% on regular minks, 40% off sheared mink, and 30% off other styles. A sales associate confirmed this is the final discount on the ultra luxurious designer and there will be no further markdowns.

Saks Fifth Avenue’s fur salon is having a department wide 30% off sale. The salon has a large selection of various styles in stock and no further discounts planned.

Macy’s furs currently range from 30% to 60% off. In addition, Macy’s cardholders can use a 15% to 20% off coupon that can be applied on top of the current markdowns.

If you really want to snag a great deal, then the Bloomingdale’s Maximilian fur salon is your destination. The fur salon is tempting customers with markdowns on many classic furs that range from 55% to 80%. Naturally, more unique designs tend to have the greatest markdowns. A sales associate confirmed these are the lowest markdowns and the salon will be participating in friends and family, which can save customers an additional 20% off clearance prices.

Bloomingdale’s is already allowing customers to presale their purchases. Now is the time to start your search for the perfect new fur coat at department stores while both the selection and markdowns are at their best!


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