September 26, 2008

    Hermes Sale PSA

    One reader just wrote in saying there is currently no line to get into or check out of the Hermes sample sale.
    The selection on scarves and ties is still abundant. If you can make it over to 18th street, this would be the time.

    September 26, 2008

    Scoop Friends and Family

    Fall is in the air and I know you've been browsing the stores and eyeing that perfect casual dress and that dressy-with-jeans-sweater. Well, you might just want to start picking up some key items before they get picked through.

    If Scoop is your weak spot you will probably want to take spin over there this coming week because they are offering 25% off designer merchandise to friends and family. The promotion runs from Sunday, Sept. 28 until Sat. Oct. 4th. Below is the flyer with all the info.

    Notice that none of the bridge lines are mentioned (ex: Marc for Marc Jacobs, Just Cavalli and See by Chloe). This is the four-figure price point merchandise. So, in the words of Ludacris: "If you ain't got no money take your broke ass home!"

    Contact: Ed 212-535-5577 (Scoop Woman's)
    Ranee 212-744-1836 (Scoop Men's)...
    September 25, 2008

    Saks Emergency EGC with Double Points

    Retailers are quacking as the markets tremble and liquidation rumors swirl about big hedge funds like, Atticus Capital. Saks is making economic adjustments faster than the Federal Reserve and holding an emergency gift card event along with double points.

    From October 1st to October 5th Saks will be rewarding big spenders with electronic gift cards. The levels are detailed below. I'll post updates as more info emerges.

    Saks Spend Some, Get Some:
    Spend $1000 - 2499 get $150
    Spend $2500 – 4999 get $375
    Spend $5000 - 9999 get $750
    Spend $10000 or more get $1500

    Cynthia, ain't karma a bitch?...
    September 25, 2008

    Hermès Madness

    As predicted the Hermès sale was torturous, at least the line to get in. Price are as follows: Scarves $225, ties $102 and Garden Parties are $852 for the PM. The best deals are the saddles which, are $750 down from $4,200. (I can just picture trying to get a cab while toting a horse saddle.)

    One Mad-Spy reader reports:

    I went to the Hermes sale and it was pretty large but the line is longer than ever! I got in line at 8:45 and it was already close to 100 people long and I did not get in until 11:30. When I left a little after 12 the line was down 18th street, curved around to 6th ave and I heard it went to 19th. The usual scarves and ties, tons of clothing that no one was touching. Lots of shoes, fragrance, horse things, glass and china 70% off and mainly Garden Party bags. There were no H-belts and only a few other belts, no jewelry, few small leather goods, almost no bracelets just a couple leather ones and all the large sizes of the Garden Party bags are gone.

    Racked also has a full play-by-play of the three hour wait, which includes a bit of line cutting scandal. One reader even sent in a full scarf report. I imagine Leslie will be reporting on location again tomorrow morning. Maybe we should partner 50%-50% on tees reading: I survived the Hermes sample sale and all i have to show for it is this crappy silk scarf!

    You know, if there's a three hour line -- I ain't going. But please continue to send me your stories. I love them!...
    September 23, 2008

    Bloomies Private Sale

    For some reason I have always found Bloomingadales confusing. The actual physical store is so vast that you can easily get lost and their sales are the same story.

    I hope to get this one straight: Starting tomorrow, Bloomies is launching a private sale that runs until Thursday (9/23 to 9/25). I'm trying to keep all the offers in order. Please correct me if I'm mistaken anywhere.

    Here goes:
    First there is a more-you-spend-the-more-you-save type of promotion where if you spend $250 to $499 you get 20% off, and 30% off if you spend above $500.

    On top of that, there are $25 coupons floating around the mail. If you don't have them go to the customer service desk and they will replace the ones "you forgot at home." So for every $100 you spend you can use one of these $25 coupons up to 4 or $100 worth.

    So lets say you find a $500 DVF dress. First you get 30% off, which brings the purchase price down to $350 and then your coupons are good for another $75 savings, which brings the total price of your DVF dress down to $275 for a savings of 45%.

    As usual there are lots of exclusions and additional promotions going on in the store --like in the denim and shoes. So grab a cab and go directly to Lex and 59th!...
    September 23, 2008

    Sale Reminders

    There are two very important sales this week--Luca Luca and Hermes-- and I was afraid that you might forget amidst of all the week's craziness. You know, it's premier week on TV!

    Hermes (Remember: Ties and scarves!)
    123 W 18th St., 4th floor gallery of the Metropolitan Pavillion
    Private sale 9/23
    Opens to public from 9/24 to 9/27
    Wed, Fri, Sat 10am to 6pm; Thurs 10am to 8pm

    Luca Luca: Up to 90% off
    19 West 36th Street, 4th Floor
    Private Sale
    Tues. 9/23 and Wed. 9/24
    8:30am to 6:30pm

    Public Sale
    Thurs. 9/25 and Fri. 9/26
    8:30am to 6:30pm

    Sat 9/27 and Sun 9/28
    11am to 6pm...
    September 19, 2008

    Saks Friends and Family

    Rumor has it that the Fall Saks Friends and Family event will be from October 16th to October 19th. I'm still waiting on conformation but the last friends and family was in April and most items throughout the store were 20% to 30% off. Even cosmetics, which NEVER go on sale, were 15% off. So check your makeup bag and start making a list of what you need because this sale only comes around twice a year.

    Don't fret too much if you miss the F&F. In past seasons the store hosts a "public" sale right after. However, lots of times the best of the good stuff is gone already. We won't let that happen though. I'll keep you posted and make sure you get into the friends and family pre-sale!...
    September 17, 2008

    Ralph Lauren Friends and Family 30% Off

    This afternoon Ralph Lauren sent out a 30% off discount to friends and family. Turns out that someone on the RL team forgot to read the fine print. Upon trying to purchase the $17,000 purple croc Ricky Bag --I promise it was only research-- the code wouldn't work.

    Turns out the Ralph Lauren folks made a mistake with the fine print. Purple Label and collection items, including crocodile Ricky bags were not supposed to be included in the sale. When I called to point out that the code wasn't working I was first told, too bad. Later a manager came on the phone and said that they would honor the the promo because a correction is warranted.

    To get 30% off most items on RalphLauren.com and Rugby.com use the code RFLA2008. If the code doesn't work for the item you desire call the assistance hotline and say that you spoke to Maya and manager, Jaime. Whomever you speak to should be able to extend the discount.

    Below is the faulty fine print that can save you $5,100:

    *Friends & Family will receive a 30% discount at RalphLauren.com and Rugby.com only. Enter promotional code RLFA2008 at checkout to receive the discount. Order must be confirmed by 11:59 p.m. PT on Monday, October 6, 2008. This discount is not valid at Ralph Lauren, RRL, Rugby or Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Stores, department stores of the privately owned Ralph Lauren store in Sacramento. Previous purchases are not eligible for adjustments. Discount does not apply to previously purchased merchandise or sale items and may not be combined with any other offers. Shipping and tax are subject to an additional charge. Items that are out of stock during the event cannot be purchased with this discount. Applicable state sales tax and shipping charges will be added to each order. The offer does not include gift certificates and gift cards, fragrance, antiques / vintage product, Pink Pony or any philanthropic product and coffee table books. Because of the exclusive nature of this event, we ask that you return purchases from RalphLauren.com by mail using the postage-paid return label provided with your order rather than at Ralph Lauren stores.

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