It couldn’t have been a more perfect afternoon to sale down Madison Avenue. The bright sun, changing leaves and ubiquitous sales make it ideal conditions to browse, shop and absorb all the beauty of luxury fashion.
Discounts range from 30% to 50% off at many Madison Avenue boutiques. Some department stores are offering better pricing and lots of discount promotions but not everyone has the same selection. Keep an eye out, Chanel and Louboutin details are forthcoming. Newcomer, Gabrielle Hurst claims they won’t have markdowns but we’ve heard that before. See below for specific store details and head to the jump for pictures of our favorite sale items.
Take note, Saturday, December 1 begins the ‘Miracle on Madison’. Between the hours of 10am and 5pm, Madison Avenue stores will be donating 20% of all sales to the pediatric initiatives of The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. There are over 100 stores participating and lots of extra sips and snacks to enhance the holiday shopping festivities. You can click here to see a full list of participating stores.
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Who is gaga for Balenciaga? Clearly everyone. The discounts range from 20% to 50% off. Most bags and shoes we looked at are 40% off. Those BB booties we’ve been eyeing are 40% off. There is a good variety of bags included in the markdown. Most styles are priced between 30% and 40% off. We especially like the Bolide-shape bag with a gingham print. It will look great with Winter white and transition easily into Spring. Click for pics.
We are troubled by the number of times we go to a global flagship looking for a particular item and find it’s not sold at the brands’ stores. This is too often the case at Givenchy. Markdowns are up to 50% off. When we stopped in, before Thanksgiving, sales associates still weren’t sure what bags and shoes were included in the markdown. Lucky the salespeople are super friendly, otherwise, it would have been an entirely frustrating experience.
The Prada sale officially started right after Thanksgiving. Shoes and clothing are 50% off and bags are reduced by 40%. The sale selection isn’t very extensive at the Madison Avenu boutique. You are better off shopping sale at Soho or Fifth Avenue. (You can see here what we found at the Madison Avenue store.) The best selection on Madison is among the clothing. Unfortunately, the neon collection was a little too bright for the Madison Avenue crowd. Good thing you can find a lot of great Prada markdowns online too. We have been especially stalking MatchesFashion and Ssense.
You can now save 40% off on a variety of classic buckle shoes. We were searching for the hiking boot with the glittery side buckle but, of course, it’s not included in the markdown. If you were stalking Birkenstock-style Viviers then you might want to pounce now for your warm-weather vacation. There are several styles available along with espadrilles and other sandals. You can see a pretty complete preview of the sale merchandise in our pictures.
The Valentino boutique has started its sale. The discount on shoes, clothing and most handbags are 40% off. We were surprised by the great assortment of bags. Rockstud Spikes are only reduced by 30% but Candy Studs are discounted 40% off. You can check our pictures here to see what we found. The discount at Bergdorfs is 40% off on bags and they have a few more classic items than the Valentino boutique.