Weekend Shopping: Obsessions & Impulses

October 25, 2020 by Lila Delilah

It’s no secrete how much I love vintage stores but over the past decade prices of preowned merchandise seem to have surpassed what could be found during a good markdown. Michael’s Consignment, on the Upper East Side, is probably one of the most highly regarded stores of its kind in the City and maybe the country. 

Michael’s is currently managed by the fourth generation of the same family and is famed for its high-quality assortment of Chanel and Hermes. I have never met a more knowledgeable staff and the quality of every item is always superb. (Far more merchandise is rejected than accepted.) For the past several months, I’ve been stalking the store’s website but instinctively knew that the store would provide an abundance of great quality post-lockdown discounts. 

At the front of the store, shoppers can dependably find a full rack of Chanel ready-to-wear. The section always contains a gem or two but the rack is currently packed with an abundance of sensational items, including lots of Chanel tweed blazers, sweaters, and coats. Most of the prices range from $1000 to $2000 for blazers and between $450 and $750 for Chanel sweaters. 

Those with a keen eye might be able to snag an item that’s even further reduced. I added some pictures in the jump of my favorite finds. If you see anything you like, the store does take phone orders and shipping is $25. Many items are on the website too

Moving on to shopping current trends, Prada’s Nylon collection seems to be the hottest ticket in town. Items continually sell out quickly. I suggest not waiting until Christmas if you’re counting on one of the less expensive items. Selfridges had a restock of the Prada collection this week. The British store has some of the collection priced under US retail and pieces under $800 are duty-free. It’s a win-win. I suggest going for the Prada bucket hat that’s $380 from $420 US and the mini-drawstring bag is $380 from $440 US. Details about shopping for the super popular collection are over this way.

Those looking for less niche shopping can click their cursers over to Neiman Marcus. On Sunday, the site will begin a sale where clearance items are an additional 25% off. I’m keeping an eye on this non-descript Moncler tweed jacket that’s $841 from $2100. I love that it doesn’t have a big logo on it. Here is a Balmain dress that’s $661 from $1349 and this Saint Laurent coat is $1336 from $3690. Sometimes the promotions start a little early. Now you have an eventing activity. 

The biggest sale news of the week was Net-A-Porter’s friends and family sale. The promotion includes a great assortment of merchandise that’s 25% off. You can see the full selection within this link. No code is needed but you better get clicking because the promotion ends Sunday. These Iro high-waisted leather pants come to $862 from $1150 and a Tom Ford tote is $1642 from $2190. You can see more of my favorite items from the sale here

This week, we become acquainted with Verishopand haven’t been able to stop the add-to-cart habit. Through Monday, you can save up to 20% off a large variety of items with the code FALLSALE. I am a sucker for the Smeg x Dolce & Gabbana collab and carted electric kettle that’s $510 from $650. More practically speaking, I checked out with this Ball & Branch duvet cover that’s $187 from $250. The matching shams are $41 from $55. More of my favorites are here

I suggest you keep one eye on the Saks Fifth Avenue site at all times. Some great sale items keep appearing at insane prices. There is usually only one or two sizes available and you need to move fast when it’s the right fit. The Manolo Blahnik options are very, very good. This suede BB is $266 from $665 and embellished sandals are $400 from $1000. Lots of my previous sale finds can be seen here

Coming up this week will be the start of first markdowns for contemporary lines. Keep an eye out on Bergdorf Goodman and Saks if you’re looking for moderately priced denim and sweaters. 

That’s it for now folks. Until next time… same time, same place?


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