Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Bargain Shopping, NYC Style

Folks... what a week. No comment on the long gap between postings... just know that I'm finally back to 100% health-wise :)

Onto other bougie news... I finally scored a big fashion "investment" for myself... I'll keep it a secret until it debuts, but know that there are some things that simply cannot be bargain-hunted down... *smile*

Anyway, this leads me to the subject of this post... High-End Winter Clearance Sales... hooray!

Right around now, most high-end designer stores desperately need to get rid of their merchandise. I don't pretend to know anything about the retail business, so I won't offer reasons as to WHY they do this... just know that they do this... and the loot is GOOD.

On Sunday, my mother and I took a jaunt on down to Bergdorf Goodman and Saks in NYC (5th Avenue/Madison Ave). It was phenomenal... amazing! And not just for the ladies... my father managed to score a few goodies from the men's section as well.

Shopping in person can be well worth the time and effort... If you've been saving your pennies for some designer gear... now is the time to dive in (fyi, both stores will be having further markdowns starting Thursday 1/24/2008). If you can make the trip to your local luxury department store, do it. Oftentimes there will be items on the racks that don't show up in online searches. Ditto on local boutiques - they often have higher discounts than what the offer online. If you can't make it out to the actual store - a phone call is a worthwhile endeavor.

Keeping this post short and sweet, I've picked out a few of my favorite "discount" items for men and women... great way to start your collection... or add to a fabulous closet. Remember to *call* the department store and/or boutique directly... you might save yourself a considerable amount of money!

Men: Dolce & Gabbana Flecked Sweater (original $625; reduced to $281, available at Berdorf Goodman)

Women: Kenneth Cole Reaction Camel Military Coat (originally $280; reduced to $129.99; be sure to check for further markdowns, available at bluefly.com)

Men: Salvatore Ferragamo Sunday Leather Loafer, Black (originally $450; reduced to $224.90, available at Saks)

Women: Manolo Blahnik Mary-Jane Shoe, Gold (originally $550; reduced to $250, available at Neiman Marcus)

Enjoy! And remember... this is just a sampling, real finds take a good eye and a willingness to search! I have tons of other links and finds... so if you have something specific in mind, just let me know in the comments section or via e-mail :-)

The Bougie Baller


Rachelle said...

I am already on the store websites looking for deals!! I cant say I'll have the energy to actually go to the stores but we'll see.

The Bougie Baller said...

Rachelle, try calling ahead... sometimes it is worthwhile (and you can save yourself time and energy)...! Happy bargain hunting! :p

e said...

i know it's not related to this post, but i totally used that book site you posted about to buy my textbook for this good awful quantitative techniques class - blah. anyways, i got it new for like $40 less than amazon. holla.


The Bougie Baller said...

Hooray Eva... that's what I want to hear!