As you’re finalizing your Thanksgiving plans, retailers are beginning to start their seasonal markdowns. This season is turning out to be extra peculiar. Frankly speaking, this season hasn’t been great for retail and stores are trying to figure out how to markdown ‘wisely’.
On the flip side, stores are worried about getting stuck with an abundance of merchandise. As always, we will be starting our markdown roundups. This weekend, we slipped into Bergdorf Goodman to collect detailed presale intelligence.
The discount at Bergdorf Goodman is 30% off on shoes and bags. Many clothing brands are marked down up to 40%. Presales can be shipped or picked up on Wednesday.
As a general trend, we are seeing department stores holding back select brands from the first markdown. Usually the big holdouts are Chanel and Louboutin. This season the embargo list at the Lavender Lady includes the following labels: Tom Ford, Brunello Cucinelli, Robert Clergerie, Alexander McQueen, Malone Souliers, Valentina Carrano, Giorgio Armani, Mansur Gavriel, Celine, Christian Louboutin, Dior and Chanel.
We don’t have an exact date when these brands will go on sale. It should also be noted that the assortment of items that did go on sale is larger than last season. For example, we were surprised to see several classic style Valentino bags included in the markdown. Some of those classic styles included in the markdown are the My Rockstud Single Handle Bag, the Lock Shoulder Bag in black and the Rockstud Turquoise Guitar-Strap tote.
Among the bags eligible for markdown, are the bi-color micro Fendi Baguettes, the Saint Laurent Monogram College Chain wallet and the Chloe Hudson. You can see a grouping of extensive pictures in the jump.
Among the shoes, are a huge assortment of Valentino Rockstuds and other iconic styles including boots, flats and pumps. There are especially a lot of options from the Stars collection. We especially like the denim boots with sequined stars but they are still pricey –even after the markdown.
Miu Miu had some really great shoe options this season and we are excited that several styles will be on sale. We might actually go for the belted ballerina flats with ankle straps and save them for the Spring. Even better, for vacation!
You can scroll above to see the sale items that will be available online on Wednesday or click here to see dozens of pictures of shoes and bags that are now on sale.
Contact Doreen: 347-986-9483