Originally Posted by JoMak_NYC
That sale's still going on? Damn man, I need to hop on it, b4 it's over. There's a Barneys on Madison Ave - gotta see what's left.
How was it when you went - did you feel like a vulture picking on scraps?
Well, at the Boston store, there was tons of stuff left over. I didn't really look at the more "mature" stuff much, but there were a few really cool Belstaff jackets, a ton of John Varvatos stuff, and lots of Zegna Sport. In the CO-OP and designer sections, a large selection of anything from jackets and suits in reasonable sizes (i.e. 38-42) from designers like Jil Sander, Marc Jacobs, Ann Demeulemeester, a fair bit also from Paul Smith, some Dior Homme pieces, and a really cool Cloak sports jacket. There were lots of Nice Collective and Rogues Gallery outerwear, some Trovata, and tons of tee-shirts, casual sportshirts, and the like.
The Saks sale wasn't bad either, but as usual, (excepting the SF store) the "designer" and "streetwear" selection was highly uninspired and mainstream boring - When the most interesting labels you can muster up are Stronghold, Miu Miu, and Menichetti, you are not passing muster. Lots of great dress shirts from anyone from Brioni to Dolce Gabbana (about $120 for Brioni shirts) , though, and a decent selection of ties (Brioni ties for about $50!)
I also went to the Louis sale - a few nice Neil Barrett jackets, and some random interesting pieces by Dries van Noten, but otherwise, natch. Well, there were a couple of pair of medallion toed chestnut Kiton wholecuts, but at around $900 at 60% off, way, way out of my range. I'll pick them up tomorrow if someone paypals me $1000 tonight though. Size 9 and 10 left. Also some nice Bonoras. So, with just these choices, they beat Barney's and Saks's anemic sale footwear (Saks had a couple of pairs of decent Zegnas, Barney's could barely muster up some not even well designed Pradas - I like Pradas for their designs, if not for materials and construction, but these sucked).
I was actually tempted by some of the outerwear pieces at Barneys, but on limited funds, something genuinely interesting and exclusive like the Krones & Kin jacket was a way better use of my money.
Boston - good for sales. Lots and lots of people have pedestrian tastes, and lots of good stuff gets left over. I can't believe how much cool Margiela stuff there was left at Alan Bilzerian.