June 17, 2011

    Last Minute Father’s Days Gifts on Madison

    By: ManhattanMataHari

    For those of us procrastinators, it can be quite stressful figuring out what gifts to give. This year, why not give dear old dad something different – does he really need another animal print Hermes tie? We searched Madison Avenue boutiques and found some special shops where you can purchase your Father’s day gift on sale, naturally! We do suggest checking on their sales item return policy - just in case
    Manrico Cashmere
    Manrico Cashmere has marked down the majority of their menswear. Lightweight cashmere normally ranges from $540 to $700 is marked down anywhere from 30% to 50%. They also had some really nice cashmere peacoats. Even at 50% off a retail price of $3800 may still be expensive for a gift for dad.
    Brigitte: 212-794-4200

    Davide Cenci
    The Davide Cenci boutique is known for their fine tailoring and collared shirts normally priced from $240 to $270. They are now 40% off. If you are pooling gift resources with your siblings, they have a great selection of unconstructed sports jackets as well racks of Loro Piana outerwear starting around $1400, included in the 40% markdown.
    Giorgio: 212-628-5911

    Giorgio’s of Palm Beach
    A bit further downtown is the menswear staple Giorgio’s of Palm Beach. Don’t let the name fool you – they have plenty of custom Italian-made Manhattan-appropriate men’s couture. While no sales prices are posted they are more than willing to work within your budget. Through a bit of yapping, a cashmere sweater normally priced $795 was reduced to $495. Everyone seemed very willing to work on prices throughout the store, so why not stop by and try your luck?
    Valario: 212-319-3108

    Eredi Pisano
    The Eredi Pisano boutique is encouraging last minute father’s day shopping with a weekend sale. Their collared shirts normally priced from $195 to $260 are 30% off. In addition, their seemingly endless selection of ties are marked down 40% off an origional price of $110 to $150. You will definitely be able to find a tie to suit your dad here, and at these prices you can get two for the price of one.
    Irelis: 212-418-9630

    Hickey Freeman
    If you are looking for nice casual menswear at a more wallet-friendly price, we suggest popping over to Hickey Freeman. Nearly everything in the store is currently marked down 30%, and they have a large selection of items marked down 75% as well.
    Manuel: 212-586-6481...
    June 16, 2011

    Bleecker Street Sale Briefing

    By: TJ Kennedy
    Sometimes getting out of your own neighborhood is enough of a scenary change to feel like a vacation. This week, we decieded to take a break from our Madison Avenue adventures and head down to browse the best of Bleecker Street.

    We begin our West Village journey at the ever-edgy Zadig & Voltaire where almost every item in the store is 30% to 50% off. Cut out tees like the white skull piece Erin Wasson donned in the spring campaign, along with backless jersey tanks are 30% off. While this still leaves them going for around $100, these are the types of basics that are so much more than basic.

    Denim jeans were 40% off a retail price of $250, while most spring dresses were 50% off and range in price from $500 to $600. Most of the leather bags with zipper detail were discounted 40%. Spring kids clothes fit for rock star babies are all marked down 30%.

    We reported about the Mulberry presale but figured we would check out the official markdown. We found a plentiful assortment of merchandise, for now. The classic Tilly bag in a variety of spring colors and textures are 50% off, while most of the other bags are marked down 30% to 40%. Even year round, black leather goods are included in the sale. Wallets, key chains and jewelry are 30% off and the case was full of options. Be sure to grab an over sized pink beach bag while you're there-- at 50% off, it's a real steal.

    Burberry has three racks full of sale items marked down 30%. There were several windbreaker style jackets down to $550 from $795 along with chunky sweaters and button ups. The few dresses were priced at $420 and spring jeans are at $179 from $250. Unfortunately, there is only one style brown leather jacket, one pair of buckled ankle boots and one over sized plaid bag offered on sale. But hey, the store next door has Burberry men's marked down and Father's Day is just around the corner.

    The sale at Intermix ranges from 30 to 50% off. There were plenty of bright colored jeans and bohemian skirts along with nautical striped and crochet tops. Tanks that were $160 were down to $89 and most jeans ranged from $129 to $159.

    Spring blazers in neutral colors were $300 to $400 depending on the designer. For those brave enough to don Herve Leger band aid dresses, there were a few styles discounted from $1,595 to $995.

    Now if only they would hurry up and open the Jimmy Choo boutique on Bleeker! We've all been waiting patiently......
    June 15, 2011

    Herve Leger Spring Markdowns

    By ManhattanMataHari

    Many of us are familiar with Herve Leger’s signature bandage designs by the seemingly endless list of Hollywood starlets and Bat Mitzvah guests donning his form fitting dresses. While his high-end collection by Max Azria are normally priced at about $1300, we discovered that his Madison Avenue boutique is now having a 40% off sale.

    This boutique has a wonderful range of colors and styles of dresses, skirts, tops, and bathing suits that are all marked down. While it can be difficult to find basic colors in department stores, there are a number of popular styles and colors on sale in the boutique, including black and beige as well as more spring and summer hues. There are also a handful of embellished evening gowns marked down 40% to 60%.

    For a better selection of unique dresses you can browse the online store, although we suggest hitting up the boutique first.

    Omar 212-794-7124...
    June 14, 2011

    Louboutin: Champagne, Macaroons and Markdown

    Don't feel bad if you didn't snag an invite to the Louboutin because you now have an official invitation to the Christian Louboutin presale. The event starts Tuesday (but some friends reported shopping the sale today.) The markdown on shoes are 30% to 40% off. The real deal, however, are bags that are marked down to 50% off.

    To mark the sale event, the Madison Avenue store will be serving champagne and macaroons. Now all you need are your dancing shoes and you'll be the toast of the town.

    Christian Louboutin Presale
    Tuesday, June 14th
    4pm to 6pm
    965 Madison Avenue...
    June 13, 2011

    Philosophy Friends & Family

    This time of year is so much about hospitality and the art of being a good guest should never be underestimated. Bring flowers to a dinner party and you might overwhelm your host. Cheap wine is definitely another big no-no.

    That's why we like to bring something to indulge our host with a gift that's more personal and requires some pampering. Philosophy products are always well received and from now until June 16 you can save 25% off your order. Check out this perfumed hand wash and body lotion set that's normally $35 or this shower gel, which is appropriately named "gratitude" and doubles as a shampoo and bath wash for $22....
    June 10, 2011

    Mulberry Preview Sale

    We just love the names brands call their unofficial first markdown. Most company's call it a presale, others call it a private sale, we've even heard the phrase "customer loyalty" but Mulberry has coined their unofficial first markdown a "preview sale." Persoanlly, we just call it a sale.

    Now, Mulberry alerted customers about their unofficial sale today. Shoes, accessories and bags are 30% off. Clothing is up to 50% off. Mulberry fans will be very excited to know that even the iconic Alexa is included in the markdown.

    An oversized Alexa is $1015 from $1450, a patant leather Bayswater is $690 from $1150, a D-Ring Wrap Wedge is $486 from $695 and a Twist Dress is $837 from $1675. You can use this link to view the sale online. The official markdown starts next week but we doubt there will be enough discount Alexas to go around.

    Photo credit: Chictopia
    June 8, 2011

    Alexander McQueen 40% Off

    One might argue that Alexander McQueen has never had such a successful season. First Kate Middleton wore an Alexander McQueen dress designed by Sarah Burton. Then the Metropolitan Museum's Savage Beauty McQueen exhibition was the biggest opening ever for the museum with over 150,000 visitors through the month of May.

    Fortunately, the house's fashion has been a big hit too. What's even better is that the boutique has started their spring sale and all seasonal merchandise is discounted 40%. Inventory is running low quickly, so we suggest hopping downtown asap. An iconic knuckle box clutch is now $1539, skull ballerina flats are available in limited sizes for $329, a skull ring is $144 and skull mini dress is $839.

    If you're having problems finding your size, you can also try the Vegas boutique, which tends to have more sale stock than NY. In addition, most department stores have reduced McQueen merchandise to 30% off. Even Zappos has a wide range of sale McQueen.

    Mosell 212-645-1797...
    June 7, 2011

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    Authentic Chopard Floating Diamond Love Ring

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    Missy Schorr