June 5, 2008

    Bloomies Private Sale 6/10

    Bloomingdales begins a private sale on June 10th that runs until June 12th. Here are the sale details:

    Take 25% - 40% off regular priced American and European designer handbags

    Take 15% off a selection off regular priced handbags when you make a purchase of $250 or more

    Take an extra 40% off all ready reduced handbags and small leather good for a total savings of 55% to 65% off original prices....
    June 5, 2008

    Saks 2nd Markdown Presale

    My dear friend, Paige Turner reports that Saks Fifth Avenue has started their presale for a second round of markdowns. The sale officially begins on June 11 and June 9th on Saks.com. The markdown is for an additional 33% off for a total of up to 60% off. Saks took their first markdown less than four weeks ago. Seems like a tall-tell sign of a declining economy. It's a sign of the times... a sign of the times.

    Contact: 212-753-4000 ask for Eric in the Alice and Olivia department. He's very sweet and will set all of your choice purchases aside until the sale officially starts next week....
    June 4, 2008

    Chanel Private Sale 6/4

    Chanel announced the start of their private sale. The private sale begins today and runs until June 6th. The sale opens to the public on June 7th. Shoes and ready-to-wear are 40% off. The spring costume jewelry line is 30% off and there are literally a couple of bags that are 30% off. At the Madison Avenue location the "sale bags" are just two non-leather evening bags. But you can always call around to stores. Maybe you'll find something good. Below is contact information for all U.S. Chanel boutiques.

    June 3, 2008

    Miu Miu 45% Off

    The Miu Miu store is discounting spring ready-to-wear, shoes, bags AND wallets 45% off. Below is a picture I shot of the "on-sale" bags. Lots of pretty pastels to choose from.

    Contact: Judith 212-249-9660...
    June 3, 2008

    Chloe 50% Off

    The Chloe spring sale started and ready-to-wear, shoes and bags are all 50% off. There's still a great selection of clothing and bags. The sizes for shoes is a bit spotty. As for bags there were several Bays and Saskias.

    Contact: Paula 212-717-8220 (Avoid Incus, his attitude is colder than an arctic winter.)...
    June 3, 2008

    DVF Showroom Update

    Some secret spies did me the pleasure of going to the Diane von Furstenberg showroom sale and reporting back. The prices are as follows:

    Wrap and vintage dresses: $175
    Regular dresses: $150
    Gowns: $300
    Bathing Suits: $80
    Skirts: $80
    Samples: $50

    We are told that the lines weren't too bad but first thing in the morning and lunch time should be avoided. The inside was a madhouse, overcrowded and chaotic. For me, this is a pass. I'll just stick to hitting a department store sale....
    June 3, 2008

    Au Revoir, YSL

    Dear Yves Saint Laurent passed away Sunday at the age of 71. There are lots of great obits out there and to rewrite them seems silly. All say he was inventor of the woman's power suit and some attribute him to being the patriarch heroin chic. Here are a couple of images that represent the diversity and the impact of YSL's designs: The Mondrian Dress (Spring 1965), the woman's power suit (2002 Retrospective) and the perfectly tailored men's velvet jacket (Fall 2008).

    May 31, 2008

    The Same Game 6/1

    This graphic day dress was highlighted by Style.com as the perfect "day-tripper" and an iconic style for this summer. Seems good to me. So lets play the Same Game and get an unoffical gage of who is running the best sales:

    Vince Graphic Swirl Dress: Retail $285
    Nordstrom's: $169
    Bloomingdales: $285
    Saks: $171
    Neiman Marcus: $200
    eLuxury: $285

    Please fee free to email me suggestions for future Same Games....