Chanel would leave you believe that their merchandise never goes on sale but we have proof of lots of markdowns. As a matter of fact, many stores still have merchandise left over from the first markdown. Right now. If you’re buying Chanel winter merchandise, you should be looking for a discount of about 60% off.
At Saks Fifth Avenue , in NYC, we found a pair of short Chanel work boots for $940 from $2300. Classic loafers in navy are $318 from $795. A sales person from Neiman Marcus, in Scottsdale, says that second markdown start Wednesday and is currently accepting presale. Included in the second markdown are tweed Chanel sneakers for 55% off and green ballet flats discounted to $250. You can several metallic hobos in turquoise, silver and murky green hobo for $1485 from $3300. Another style bag in a suede green is “just” $1080.
The plat de résistance, from the sale, happens to be a exotic 2.55 reissue (embroidered python). The bag is reduced to $7200 from an original tag of $16,000. There’s also a small zip shopping tote with chevron stitching that is about $1600 from $3600.
On all accounts these are some great deals. Serious buyers should consider investigating Chanel departments outside our normal New York distribution centers. Boston, Scottsdale and Chicago are always great for Chanel finds. Generally, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom are our top picks for bags and clothing.
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