Spying Midtown Markdowns

June 13, 2013 by Lila Delilah

By ManhattanMataHari

After covering the boutique spring/summer sales on Madison Avenue, Meatpacking and in Soho, we didn’t want to miss out on some of our favorite Midtown stores. Sales are now in full swing, so hurry in for the best selections of designer accessories and clothing for at least 30% off retail.

On the main accessories floor you will find lots of handbags 25% to 50% off, including classic styles and fun bright metallic numbers. On the second floor there is the higher end London collection, which is mostly 20% to 30% off. We were enamored with a $895 bomber style quilted jacket for $725 and a $795 short cropped trench for $650. For a better discount head to the third floor where you will find loads of jackets and ready-to-wear at a 35% to 50% cut. Some buttery soft $2545 black leather jackets are now $1296, while head-turning $3195 metallic trenches are now $1595.
Chris (accessories); Danny (rtw): (212) 407-7100

Don’t expect to find any handbags on markdown but shoes and ready-to-wear are discounted 40%. Since the sale started May 30th there isn’t a surplus of sizes in heels. Don’t worry though, there is plenty of clothing stock and a sales associate will call around to find your shoe sizes at other stores before they are sent off to the outlets. Now that’s service!
John: (212) 759-4646

While the private sale started on Friday, the Italian designer’s public sale starts today. Expect to find plenty of seasonal shoes and accessories for a 35% cut. This is the year of the Vara classic shoe – and we hear there will be seasonal colors included in the sale even if we can’t customize our own pair at a discount.
Dillon: (212) 759-3822

Emporio Armani
Clothing and accessories have been discounted 40% from retail. We were most impressed with their sublime selection of leather jackets in many colors. Unfortunately, no black leather jackets are included in the markdown since they carry over from season to season.
Edward: (212) 317-0800

If you are looking for a new handbag, we suggest you head over to Mulberry soon. There are loads of highly covetable leather goods and handbags now 20% to 40% off. Even the highly covetable $1500 Alexa satchel is marked down to $1050 and there are tons of different styles and colors to choose from. A small basic black Brin ($1100) is now $650. Clothing is also 50% off but we couldn’t take our eyes from all the great handbags.
Karina: (888) 685-6856 x3

Saint Laurent
We have never seen basic black Muse handbags on sale before, but our source informed us it is included in the 30% accessories markdown.  (We have a feeling that shoppers didn’t respond well to the redesign of the classic bag.) Shoes have a similar markdown and include both Saint Laurent styles and YSL classics like Tribute sandals and Tribtoo heels. We got confirmation these YSL styles are destined for a planned phase out, although a timeframe has not yet been solidified. Hedi Slimane’s avant-garde clothing collection is a hefty 50% off if you can pull off his punkish looks.
TJ: (212) 980-2970


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