Designer markdowns in April? We wouldn’t believe it unless, of course, we received official notice. Barneys has started the earliest first markdown that we ever remember. The sale is only currently available through this private link.
The discount is up to 40% off and includes lots of designer brands like Balenciaga, Off-White, Versace, Balmain, Nili Lotan and more. Take note, this isn’t the true first markdown but there is still an interesting selection from which to browse.
It appears as if this early markdown is a way to entice shoppers to buy slower-selling merchandise. For instance here is a classic style Balenciaga BB bag it’s reduced to $1130 from $1890 but it’s highlighter yellow. In the instance of these Giannico velvet mules, we really like the yellow. The price is $570 from $960.
Other, less trendy highlights, include these velvet Golden Goose sneakers that are $565 from $339, a Jordash denim jacket for $270 from $450, and these Re/Done high-rise loose jeans are $150 from $255. We are also intrigued by this Frame denim blouse and this “City of Angles” cashmere tee.
We realize this isn’t the real first presale or markdown but it’s always exciting to see a sale section. Last Spring, the first markdown presale usually started on May 15. This season, the sale trend is shifting earlier and earlier. We will be sure to keep you posted. You can click over this way to see all the information about presale at Barneys last Spring.