Madison Avenue Sales Update: Chanel, Valentino & More

December 8, 2011 by Lila Delilah

We are still canvasing the neighborhood looking for the best markdowns and the most wonderful selection. As the height of the holiday shopping approaches, here is what you can expect to find on our favorite avenue. New items are highlighted in bold.

We are told that the “private sale” will begin Tuesday. If you have a good relationship with a sales person you might be able to put together a “wish list.” The discount, in past seasons, has been 40% off shoes, clothing and jewelry. You’re out of luck if you’re looking for a leather bag. If any bags do go on sale they are usually tweed or a canvas tote. You get the idea… 
Nicole, Soho 212-334-0055

Clothing, shoes and some handbags are now 40% off. Most of the handbags shown on the runway are on sale but the classics are not. The sale has been going for some time. We suggest making your pre-holiday purchases soon. After Christmas, the discount may go to 40%.
Incus 212-717-8220

Dolce & Gabbana
The markdown is 40% and that includes select bags, shoes and clothing from the fall and winter collections. This is the final season of D&G and you we will be keeping an eye out for blowout discounts.
Rodney 212-249-4100

The discounts on handbags are 30%, men’s and women’s clothing and shoes are 50% and the kids collection is 30%. The sale started last week and can be accessed online as well as boutiques.

Jil Sander 
Clothing, shoes and bags are 40% off at Jil Sander. We are in love with this bright yellow dress ($1390 from $2780) and this tunic ($923 from $1845) is absolute.
Kendra: 212-925-2345

The markdown is 30% off everything, or so we were told. You can count on another discount before the season is over but the temptation might prove too much. Usually prices go to 60% off.
Anna 646-439-0380

Clothing, handbags, shoes and jewelry are now 30% off. The boutique merchandise is also available online. We love this pink deco clutch ($1082 from $1545) and this window pane jacket ($1236 from $1765).
Dana: 212-257-6907

The markdown ranges from 30% to 50% off, depending on the item. While browsing, we found a peacoat with fur trim for $696 from $995, a delicate pink merino cardigan is $206 from $295 and an enamel cuff is $110 from $225.
Kat 212-395-9100

The Missoni discounts range from 30% to 40% off and some merchandise is marked down 50%. The python coats collection is all 50% off but most other items are 40% off.
Paige 212-517-9339

The discount on shoes and clothing is 40%. Those iconic bi-color Mary-Jane boots are included in the markdown along with more traditional boots and booties.
Betty 212-327-4200

The Valentino markdown is 40% off cloths, shoes and bags. If you won’t be disappointed if you like the Rockstar series. There are not many basic black bags included in the sale but burgundy is a great second choice.
Hito 212-772-6969

Yves Saint Laurent
The YSL discount is 40% off across the board. There are several pair of Tribute sandals that are included in the markdown. We were also shown a few Muse bags in purple, tan and dark brown that are part of the presale. Roady bags  in gray, brown and tan are on sale too. Upstairs there is a wide collection of ready-to-wear that’s ripe for the picking. If you’re on the fence about an item, you can wait until after Christmas. second markdown is usually 50%.
Danielle 212-980-2970


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