Get together your wishlist for the summer because markdowns on Madison are burning up. Today we continue dishing out markdown intelligence from some of our favorite Madison Avenue stores. Your best bet for scoring highly covetable accessories and ready-to-wear are to pre-sale with a sales associate before the masses come out for the start of the boutique sales and scoop up all the goodies. Enjoy!
Starting next week you can presale the designer’s Spring/Summer Collection. There are many styles which can carryover well into fall, and their 40% initial cut will give you the best selection. They will take additional cuts up to 60% by the end of the sale but don’t expect to find many sizes and styles by then.
Last Friday marked the start of their seasonal sale where clothing is 20% to 50% off retail. There are still lots of sizes left but since they do a 1,2,3 system we suggest shopping early. Small sizes tend to sell out fast.
The Italian label’s sale begins in June, but presale starts at the end of this month. Expect to find the spring/summer collection marked down 30%. While their discounts top out around 50% by the end of the sale, last season we found most of the clothing and accessories to be gone by then.
Looking for a haute PS1 satchel? We can’t promise to find discounts on the classics, but our intel suggests some of the double leather two-tone versions may be available during their seasonal markdown. Other bags, accessories and clothing will be cut by 30%. The boutique is still going through their list to determine what to mark down for their sale starting on the 30th, but we suggest you drop by early to presale a PS1.
Ralph Lauren Collection
Ralph Lauren Collection blue label is currently 30% to 50% off retail with an additional 25% off for pre-spring. Unfortunately, their blue label swimwear is not included in the markdown. The exclusive black label collection sale will begin on May 29th, with summer styles marked down 40%.
Presale has started at Reed Krakoff. Clothing and shoes are 40% off retail while seasonal colored handbags are at a 30% discount. There are not a lot of exotics in the markdown and the ones that are included are still quite pricey. A second cut will be taken in July. Keep your fingers crossed that those wild-things are still around then.
This past Friday nearly all the merchandise in the store went on sale for a generous 30% to 50% cut. Shoes, accessories and clothing are all included. Our favorite piece from the collection is a tie-dyed dripped black and white dress.
If you missed their amazing sample sale you will get a chance to shop their body-con designs during their private sale, which will take place the first week of June. Yigal’s spring/summer collection forwill be 30% off with the manager’s approval. We hear that some popular runway pieces are already limited in some sizes.
Inci (Manager): 212-929-7525