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post #91 of 105
Reading comments re Jay Kos from this and past threads, it seems to be universal about his unpleasant presense, negative vibes that he emitted. I don't think I had the honor of shopping there with his presense. So what does he look like? How old is he? What is it about him that turns people off?
post #92 of 105
There were C&J handgrades last time I walked through Barney's (only to cut through the block - too cold outside.).
post #93 of 105
Additional mark downs at Barneys Warehouse Sale: Suits 30% off with white tags, 20% without Socks, scarfs, causal pants, sweaters: 50% off Ties: 75% off Shirts: 30% off Shoes: 40% Sport jackets: 40% Picked up a pair of C&J benchgrade @ $120, Bettanin & Ventura $250 down from $840, 100% cashmere Kiton suit $980.
post #94 of 105
It was a -complete- zoo by the time I managed to get in -- the checkout line was easily 200 people deep, snaking all through the basement. I almost picked up a brown 3-button Brioni sportcoat at $350, but passed due to total lack of desire to wait in line. Wandered over to Filene's, who have gotten in a shipment of stuff from Louis Boston. Got a nice blue/white striped Barbera for Louis Boston shirt for $79, so at least I got something out of it Filene's Suit Sale begins tomorrow, with $200 off all suits over $600, and smaller discounts at lower prices. -s
post #95 of 105
sashae, thanks for the heads up re Filene's.  I'll check it out next week.  Which FB did you go?  Union Square or 6th Ave.?
post #96 of 105
Union Square. The rack that they brought in from Louis Boston had a number of Gucci shirts and pants, numerous Mr Sims (?) shirts/pants, some Brioni, Lorenzini, Barbera, Zegna shirts. I'll probably go down for the suit sale. Not too much Oxxford but one nice navy windowpane I have my eye on. -s
post #97 of 105
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I went to the Barneys sales yesterday, it's a complete madhouse. I took me more than an hours to reach check out. But I did pretty good. Got some Isaia 7-fold ties for less than $17 each, Kiton 7-fold for $25, a pair of Zegna Couture XXX shoes for $130, Isaia suit for $560 and I totally overstocked on Zegna 100% wool or cotton over-the-calf dress socks for $5 a pair.
post #98 of 105
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It was a -complete- zoo by the time I managed to get in -- the checkout line was easily 200 people deep, snaking all through the basement. I almost picked up a brown 3-button Brioni sportcoat at $350, but passed due to total lack of desire to wait in line.
Ditto. If they actually had a reasonable check-out time, I would've bought between $500 and $1000 worth of stuff that I'm pretty sure went unsold. It seems Barneys could be more like Louis Boston and actually have real salespeople (as opposed to the temps there) who could tell you what tomorrow's markdown would be or wouldn't be. There should be some method for managing the number of people who come the last day.
post #99 of 105
I couldn't resist the temptation. I went back to Barneys yesterday and unfortunately the Brioni pinstrip suit I had been eyeing was still there so I bought it. The line was considerably shorter towards the end of the day, I waited only 30 minutes. Several Kitons in various sizes at $1050 each were still there, I was tempted to buy them and flip them on eBay but the no-returns policy makes it too risky and I don't want to get stuck of several thousands dollars worth of inventory.
post #100 of 105
WOW, wish they were in the 42L section...
post #101 of 105
I live close to the Filene's Basement on 80th and Broadway. I go there every week or so on the way home from work to see if I stumble on any steals. Been doing this for about six months now. Alas, I have never seen any Oxxford suits there. Never. The best I have ever seen is Corneliani, which they have consistently. FWIW.
post #102 of 105
Interesting. I've been to the one at Union Square numerous times, and have regularly seen Oxxford as well as Corneliani. There's definitely quality differences between the stores though. While I was in Los Angeles, the Loehmann's in Beverly Hills was *hugely* superior to the one in Costa Mesa, although neither tended to get a great deal of dress clothing. High end jeans, sure... but Kiton or Borrelli? Don't bank on it -s
post #103 of 105
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Several Kitons in various sizes at $1050 each were still there, I was tempted to buy them and flip them on eBay but the no-returns policy makes it too risky and I don't want to get stuck of several thousands dollars worth of inventory.
I saw those Kitons too and I had the exact same thought. I was surprised to find those Kitons there, I mean usually they're the first to go especially at $1050 and they're all with superb fabric, very nice color and pattern, and popular sizes (40's R not 36S or 52L). I don't remember seeing them early in the sales, they must have added them toward the end. If they were my size, I'd have snatched them all up and have PB & J sandwiches for the rest of the year.
post #104 of 105
Hermes sales Tinker Auditorium at the French Institute 55 E 59th St. Thur. March 10: 10am-8pm Fri. March 11: 10am-6pm Sat. March 12: 10am-4pm Credit Cards Only
post #105 of 105
I went to Hermes sales yesterday. No ties, shoes or belts were on sales. Mostly 40-60% off shirts, sweaters, sport coats, pants & suits. For example shirts marked down from $350 to $210, leather jacket $3000 down to $1200. Suits were grossly overpriced, originally $3000-5000 now $1800-3000. If you happen to be in the neighborhood, it doesn't hurt to check it out. Otherwise, it's not worth a trip.
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