Monday, June 24, 2013

Early summer sales round up! 2013 edition

No doubt you have seen lots of department stores slashing prices left and right so that the savvy shoppers can snatch up a thing or two at lower price points.  Currently Saks is running 55% off, while both Bergdorf and Barney's New York is running a hefty 60% off.  Although frankly speaking most of the stuff at Bergdorf Goodman is still less than 50% off while Barney's did their slashing a week and a half ago which drastically diminished their inventory.  I think whatever is left on Barney' now is basically none moveable until they do another round of price cutting as it's pretty much picked over and then some.

Online retailers such as Mr Porter and Ssense are also furiously cutting their prices.  Ssense slashed some of their Lanvin leather handbags to 70% off a week ago.  Needless to say, most of those are gone.  This morning, some of their stuff besides Lanvin leather bags also join the 70% off club.  However, quite a few more desirable pieces are still hung onto that pesky 50% off.  Mr Porter also claimed up to 70% off but the more desirable brands are still at 40-50% off.  I don't think they can move those until they get to a truly 70% off in a few weeks.

For those of you obsessed with Missoni, just go to their main website and you can find the spring/summer stuff are already at 50% off (while websites like Mr Porter with less selection are still at stubborn 40% off).  Many places still have Saint Laurent Paris at 30% off.  But just go to Saint Laurent Paris' website.  It's already 50% off.  More selection and better mark downs.

The best sale of this season has got to be at Barney's New York.  They decideded to mark down most of their men's Fendi Selleria bag line to 60% off couple weeks ago.  I was in bag heaven!  I mean you really can't go wrong with buying a well made classic bag that you can use many many years to come.

The surprise sale of this season is men's Christian Louboutin.  They never ever held a men's sale before so it was a huge surprise to see finally men can buy on sale CL shoes (in their men's boutique as well as Barney's New York only)!  While most of the on sale shoes are basically the styles that you wouldn't want to be caught dead in (I kid), but it's an improvement of absolutely no sale to one sale every three years??  I hope to see it every season!

If I have all the money in the world, I would get this Lanvin watersnake leather jacket.  I have never seen anything like it.  It's got to be one of those classic cool jacket you can wear year after year.  It's nicely marked down at 50% off...... sadly still way outside of my budget.  One can only dream!    

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