Weekend Shopping: Impulses & Obsessions

May 24, 2020 by Lila Delilah

Welcome to week (I lost count) of quarantine weekend shopping. Some notable highlights include Chanel shoppers scrambling to purchase bags before Monday’s price hike and retail stores beginning to open in some parts of the country.

There seems to be a mad rush of shoppers as retail begins to open. (Click here to see a video of Nordstrom Rack in Los Vegas.) Once the initial wave of shoppers purchase what they need and satisfy their desperation to be outside, we will get a more accurate assessment of the retail environment. I am worried the news will not be good.

Those still at home, present company included, will have to continue to satisfy our retail needs online. The good thing is that there are plenty of holiday weekend sales. You can click here to read about them all and to see my favorite sale items.

NEW: Click over to LuisaViaRoma to save 30% off with the code MDAY30. Not everything is included and it’s hard to tell what will work before you put it in the cart with the code. Some hidden highlights include a new season Balenciaga mules for $525 from $750 and the flat style is $1300 from $1900. Fendi espadrilles are $455 from $650 and this Balenciaga tee is $315 from $450. Remember there is no sales tax, duty, or shipping fees, which make the deal even better.

Blue & Cream is offering an extra 25% off sale items with the code MDW25. There are a lot of great Zimmerman items that go down to about 50% off with the code. This embroidered shirt is $312 from $600 and a floral print halter dress is $365 from $700. Also, check out the denim. GRLFRD jeans are $130 from $250 and Mother jean shorts are $85 from $228.

Some of the weekend highlights include Intermix where sale items are an additional 40% off.  Here are Manolo heels for $258 from $725 and white jeans from Veronic Beard are $83 from $220.  I suggest you browse through the denim options. I am willing to take the “final sale risk” on brands I already wear. Intermix has wonderful customer service. I’ve never been burned.

Next, don’t underestimate the markdowns at Saks where some items have been further reduced. An ombre maxi-dress from Sea is $155 from $345, Off-White sneakers are $372 from $620 and these Manolos are $253 from $845.

If you’re looking for the most high-end designer deals, you’re not going to want to miss the holiday promotion on Shop375. Everything on the site is an additional 25% off with the code Memorialday25. This Chanel beach tote for $562 might be the deal of the year. This Balmain tank has become a staple of my Summer wardrobe and it’s $198 from $350.

Yoox has a lot of additional markdowns for the holiday weekend. Saint Laurent logo sandals are $474 from $795 US retail and this Prada iconic print lips skirt is $299 from $650. Over at Kirna Zebete you can save 25% off full-priced merchandise with the code WFH25. I can’t believe this Bottega Veneta Cassette bag is still available at $1400 from $1900. It fits a lot more than the puffy style and it’s a lot more affordable.

Before you tune out and turn in, don’t miss the great beauty promotion from Ole Henriksen. I’ve been using the 3 Wonders Regimen Set for about a month now and love it. You can use the code MADSPY15 and the entire three-piece set comes to just $62.90 from a value of $93. The combination of products is truly all that I’ve bee using and the glow makes me so happy that I’ve sent a few kits to my friends. You can read more about the products here.

For all those wondering, Net-A-Porter won’t begin markdowns until mid-June. We expect this coming week to be a bit quiet following all of the holiday promotions. Even so, you can bet there will be something to buy.

Until next week… Same time, same place?


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