Who needs a gym membership when you can shop those pounds away? All those heavy bags and hiking up and down Manhattan city streets in 4-inch heels must account for some body toning and calorie burning. Well, today, we focused our shopping efforts– yes we are going to call it that–on the Meatpacking District. When you’re done reading here, be sure to check out the rest of our sale hunting series, which includes, department stores, Madison Avenue and Midtown and Soho.
Presale started almost a week ago at Alexander McQueen but the sale doesn’t officially start until Thursday. Clothing is 40% off while shoes and handbags are cut 30%. There’s still a nice selection of merchandise and we truly loved the underwater inspired collection. Just beware some sales people –aham, Max– can be a bit short but that isn’t reflective of all the store’s employees.
Although some Missoni, Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta, Burberry and Stella has been marked down, the remainder of the store is still running at full price. We expect the sale to start before the weekend, so this would be a perfect to start sorting out your purchases with a sales associate.
Our mouths begin to water like Governor Chris Christie at a Thanksgiving table when we hear that one of our favorite designers has started the season with a 60% markdown. The only items not included in the sale are shoes designed by Charlotte Olympia.
Although we think Nicholas Kirwood chose the wrong neighborhood to open a boutique—we are bit bias—we won’t hold it against him. To start off spring on the right foot, Kirkwood is reducing spring and summer style shoes by 30%. Exclusions include staple pieces like the bow shoes and suede varieties.
Meatpacking District newcomer Owen, carries brands like Surface to Air, Suno, Karen Walker and Cheap Monday. For their first neighbrorhood sale they are starting with a 30% price cut. The only brands not included in the markdown are Jen Kao and Genetic Denim.
While their 40% markdown may not be as inexpensive as a sample sale, you just can’t discount the boutique experience. A Yigal leather jacket cannot be underestimated. Unfortunately, accessories are not included in the markdown, yet. Only some older belts and scarves are eligible for the seasonal discount.