We are just six days away from Christmas and procrastinators can rejoice in prime markdown season. Many boutiques are just starting to take their second markdowns. As a rule of thumb, right now, a good deal is 60% or more off of clothing and at least 30% off of shoes, handbags and accessories. For the remainder of the week we will be working our way through popular shopping areas and bringing you news of the steepest discounts. Our first stop is Soho today we return to Madison Avenue. Check back tomorrow for Madison Avenue part deux.
Last week we uncovered the mystery of the Chanel handbag sale and brought you pictures from department stores all over the neighborhood. Chances are that most of these bags, which were discounted at 30% off are gone but you can always scope out less popular fashion hubs and keep your fingers crossed. Chanel clothing, is discounted 40% just about everywhere. If you’re looking for a great deal you can hold off for final clearance, where markdowns can run as steep as 70% off.
Nicole, Soho 212-334-0055
Clothing and shoes are both 40% off at the Chloe boutique. Handbags are discounted 30%. Surprisingly, the discount can be applied to select Paraty style bags. On Madison Avenue, you can find sale medium Paratys in ivory, the small size in brown and the large size in light gray and tan. We expect that there will be another markdown after Christmas but the store will honor price adjustments for purchases made within a week.
Dolce & Gabbana
The markdown at Dolce is 30% and that includes select bags, shoes and clothing from the fall and winter collections. We expect that there will soon be another markdown considering most department stores have adjusted the designer’s merchandise to 60% off.
The discounts on Gucci handbags are 30% and men’s and women’s clothing and shoes are 50%. If you’re looking to grab a Gucci bag for less, you should check out the DSW website where there is a huge array of discount Gucci bags, shoes and jewelry. Costco also has a large assortment of bags that ranges in price from $299 to $399.
Clothing, shoes and bags are 40% off at Jil Sander. There is still a nice selection from which to choose. If you can, hold off shopping until after Christmas. We expect the discount to go down to 50%.
Lanvin just started a second markdown on runway, ready-to-wear and shoes. The discount on most merchandise is now 50% off and there is still a great variety. Accessories, jewelry and ballet flats are still 30% off and kid’s clothing is 40% off.
Clothing, handbags, shoes and jewelry are now 50% off at the Marni boutique. We are told that sale merchandise will only be around for another three weeks or so due to the rapid delivery of pre-spring merchandise. Our bet is that lingering winter merchandise will be available until February.
The Milly markdown includes merchandise from fall and pre-fall and ranges from 30% to 50% off. A variety of coats are 30% and 50% off too. There are also a few handbags included in the sale but they are leftovers from summer.
The Missoni discount ranges from 40% to 50% on clothing, shoes and handbags. No scarves or gloves are included in the markdown. Additional discounts are likely coming soon.
The Prada discount stands at 50% off clothing and shoes and 40% off bags. It’s been several years since the Prada boutique has been so aggressive with their markdowns. We hope that the prices will be cut to 70% off as they did many years ago. Fingers crossed!
Ramone Alanzo 212-327-4200
Everyone’s favorite Rockstuded brand has started their second markdown. Clothing and shoes are 50% off and bags are 40% off. You can get a good idea of what’s included in the sale by browsing though the brand’s online store.