Late Friday afternoon, we received an email saying that Bergdorf Goodman executives decided to break sale early. The email came with lots of apologies but we couldn’t be more excited. Seriously, breaking sale is even more exciting than color war.
We could hardly control our excitement and spent a good portion of the weekend scouring Bergdorfs for all the best markdowns. Online shoppers can use this VIP link to access the sale right now. Doors open at 10am for those looking to take home a lavender bag.
Handbags are always the most popular items during sale season and they are the first to sell out. Most styles are discounted 25% to 40% off. The Prada sale selection of bags is much better online than in the store. We love this Bolide-shape bag with the updated logo that’s now $1600 from nearly $2700. Before you check out, don’t forget to look at the Prada selection on Neiman Marcus too. Here is the VIP link to the sale at Neiman Marcus.
If you’re in the market for Balenciaga, we suggest you shop from the store’s selection. There are some sale items online but the variety at the store is much better. You can see pictures here. The in-store sale selection includes this logo-mania bag with a “cape”, there is the carwash-like fringe style and about eight variations of the BB gold-chain bag. Upstairs were laughed when we spotted the Balenciaga multi-layered winter coat reduced to $4750 from $9500.
We were extremely surprised by the great sale selection options among the Saint Laurant bags. This Marceau Monogram crossbody bag especially caught our eye and after the discount, it comes to $1645 from $2350. This Jamie bag with diamond quilting is also very attractive and we love the size of this V-Flap but don’t really like the blush. If you’re looking to throw a small laptop into a bag then go to the store and check out the other color options. You can see pictures from in the store over this way.
The sale includes a few cute Chloe bags, a scattering of Fendi, and lots of lots of Valentino. The selection is a little different in the store. Take a look here. We were excited to see a Valentino VLTN tote that’s now $1083 from $1445 and here is a Rockstud crossbody hobo that’s $1271 from $1700.
Moving up to shoes the racks are out and so are the crowds. We spotted these Manolo Hangisi flats in a few different styles. They are now $716 from $955. We actually snagged a pair of these Off-White rain boots that say “For Riding.” They were hard to resist at $315 from $450. Shoppers seemed very excited about these Rockstud slouchy leather boots that are now $1256 from $1800 but don’t they seem a bit, Trixy? The minimalism of these Paul Andrew boots seems to resonate a lot better.
We are still searching for the ideal pair of lace-up hiking boots. No such luck yet. We’ll keep looking. For now, you can scroll through our favorite sale items online or bounce over to browse through the pictures we took in the store today.
Handbags & Accessories: Janet_Paszkiewicz@bergdorfgoodman.com
Shoes: Paul 347-504-3269 (text) or email Paul_Passarelli@bergdorfgoodman.com