News of a Hermes sale would normally send pulses of excitement but in today’s world, the proposition reveals more sentiments of gaucherie. Sure the prospect of half-off Hermes is always appealing but long lines, crowded spaces, and past season’s castoffs make it a trifecta of defeat.
The sale is set to take place Thursday, August 6 through Saturday, August 8 from 10am to 6pm, at the Americana Manhasset shopping center in Long Island, New York. You can click over this way to read about the sale in 2018. (Here is the link to read about the 2017 sale.) Social distancing protocol will be followed, so it’s possible that the standard wait time to enter the sale will even be longer than in prior years.
We are told that this season’s sale will not include any silks in addition to the standard omission of leather goods. That means no ties or scarves. Most shoppers will gravitate to the shoes, jewelry, and ready-to-wear. Clic-Clac bracelets and enamels tend to go fast– especially when there are no buying limits. We will be sure to add insights and guidance as the sale date approaches.
Moving on to current sales… MatchesFashion is offering an extra 20% off sale items with the code EXTRA20. Here are Balenciaga mules that come to about $300 from $950, a Jil Sander market bag is $530 from $1310 and Valentino rope sandals are $400 from nearly $1000.
The Parisian-based, 24S is offering discounts that can save 20% off on sale merchandise. You can use the code EXTRA20 to engage the discount that brings the savings to 75% on some items. Don’t miss these Francesco Russo boots for $310 from $1300 or this MSGM dress for $160 from $500. There are lots more pics in the post right here.
Saks Fifth Avenue has been thoughtfully reducing bundles of merchandise throughout the season. Most recently we noticed a new crop of luxury staples hit the site at extreme discounts. The designer merchandise tends to disappear quickly with discounts ranging from 75% to 80% off. You have to be quick to catch it. You can click here to see what’s become available.
Speaking of deep discounts, Net-A-Porter has reductions up to 80% off. One scroll is never enough and I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to go back and rereview. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to create a cart now in anticipation of what’s to come shortly. You can click here to see my favorite finds.
Stay tuned. Until next time… same time, same place?