Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Guide to various online SALES!

Well, this is it.  You have a week before we hit Christmas.  If you have not finish your Christmas shopping by now, you better start than wait for Friday/Saturday/Sunday.  It's going to be insane at your local mall.  Don't be fooled by those "Up to 60% off sign or Up to 40% off sign" because 99% of the time, the stuff you want are not on sale at that percentage.   Here's a quick rundown on the deals at various stores as of today:

*Neiman Marcus/ Bergdorf Goodman: About 45% off designer stuff.
*Saks: About 40% off designer stuff.
*Barney's New York: About 50-60% off designer stuff.
*MrPorter: Most of the stuff are 50% off except J Crew which are marked 70% off.
*Net a Porter (sister of MrPorter): Depending on the brand.  The "in" brand such as Lanvin is 30% off.  "Not so in" brand such as Donna Karan is 30%-70% off depending on the piece.
*MatchesFashion: About 30-40% off depending on the piece.
*Ssense: About 30-50% off depending on the piece.
*Farfetch: About 30% off with things from few seasons ago at 50% off depending on the brand.
*Luisaviaroma: About 20-30% off.
*AlohaRag: 40-55% off.

Mr.Porter is all man whereas Net-a-Porter is all woman.  MatchesFashion is in UK so you have to pay import tax as well as expensive shipping.  But currency exchange may work to your favor.  Make sure when you buy, use credit cards that do not charge you exchange rate fee, Farfetch includes all import tax fee as well as LuisaViaRoma so you don't have to worry about paying out extra more than the price listed on the website.  Ssense is in Canada.  I have never been charged import tax when buying from them.

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