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Washington, DC sales

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ambulance Chaser, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Well-Known Member

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    The Conn Ave. Filene's is fairly well picked over depending on size as reported by others. Just picked up Luciano Barbera and Truzzi shirts though......

    Were those shirts just down with the others on the first floor? How are they? What price?

    I'm not in dire need of more shirts (how many now, 35?), but always like a good deal. Obviously. [​IMG]

    bob
     
  2. Johnnyb

    Johnnyb Active Member

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    No, at the Conn. Ave store the real stuff is up on the second floor. Take the elevator (or the stairs to the right). One was $65 and the other was $80.
     
  3. Bona Drag

    Bona Drag Well-Known Member

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    I only found this out last night, but as I mention in the shell thread AE on Conn is offering 10% off through Sat.
     
  4. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Well-Known Member

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    No, at the Conn. Ave store the real stuff is up on the second floor. Take the elevator (or the stairs to the right). One was $65 and the other was $80.

    I must be blind that I missed that there were shirts on the second floor. I was too focused on finding a suit I guess. Thanks.

    b
     
  5. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Well-Known Member

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    I think I may wander up Conn after work today and stop at AE and FB. Probably BB too just to see what is around for summer and then buy anything I like at the outlet store.


    b
     
  6. Johnnyb

    Johnnyb Active Member

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    There are several racks of Barney's and Louis of Boston which are still crammed with shirts but again, depending on size, they have been picked through somewhat. On the second floor walk in and then go to the left. Still worth the trip though.
     
  7. Spudbunny

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    I went to the FB on Conn. Avenue on Friday. I received via email on Friday morning a 20 percent off coupon. The designer stuff was already 40 percent off, and you could add the 20 percent coupon on top of that, which I didn't realize all that clearly when I set out. Often the stores prevent you from adding the coupons together. I ended up with a Borrelli shirt for $50. The guy in front of me bought six Borrellis. I also didn't realize that you could bring in as many 20 percent coupons as you wanted and get the discounts.

    So I went back with the wife on Saturday, and not surprisingly, the Borrellis were all but cleaned out at Conn. Ave., National Press Club, and Friendship Heights. However, I did end with a pair of Barney's Italian flannel charcoal pants that retailed for $225. With the discounts, I paid $25. I put back a Lora Piano pink button down shirt and a Barney's Italian cashmere sweater. So there's still stuff to be had or at least there was yesterday afternoon. I think they may still be putting some new stuff out.

    Anyway a couple of unusual things that bear mentioning. At the FB National Press club you have to look hard for the two racks with the 40 off designer stuff. It's toward the back and not very prominent. However, they have a Dries van Noten 44R suit in pencil striped flannel that might be of interest to someone. Retail $1525, with discounts, $240. I agonized a bit over that one; it's a bit heavy. At FB Conn. Avenue they have a Bruno Cuccinelli Italian cashmere sweater in a lime. Retail $850, with discounts, $75. This was a gorgeous piece of clothing, and I would have bought it in a second were it not a size 2XL. But it's still there for someone who can wear that size.
     
  8. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Well-Known Member

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    Can you forward the coupon if I PM you my email, or has it expired?

    bob




    I went to the FB on Conn. Avenue on Friday. I received via email on Friday morning a 20 percent off coupon. The designer stuff was already 40 percent off, and you could add the 20 percent coupon on top of that, which I didn't realize all that clearly when I set out. Often the stores prevent you from adding the coupons together. I ended up with a Borrelli shirt for $50. The guy in front of me bought six Borrellis. I also didn't realize that you could bring in as many 20 percent coupons as you wanted and get the discounts.

    So I went back with the wife on Saturday, and not surprisingly, the Borrellis were all but cleaned out at Conn. Ave., National Press Club, and Friendship Heights. However, I did end with a pair of Barney's Italian flannel charcoal pants that retailed for $225. With the discounts, I paid $25. I put back a Lora Piano pink button down shirt and a Barney's Italian cashmere sweater. So there's still stuff to be had or at least there was yesterday afternoon. I think they may still be putting some new stuff out.

    Anyway a couple of unusual things that bear mentioning. At the FB National Press club you have to look hard for the two racks with the 40 off designer stuff. It's toward the back and not very prominent. However, they have a Dries van Noten 44R suit in pencil striped flannel that might be of interest to someone. Retail $1525, with discounts, $240. I agonized a bit over that one; it's a bit heavy. At FB Conn. Avenue they have a Bruno Cuccinelli Italian cashmere sweater in a lime. Retail $850, with discounts, $75. This was a gorgeous piece of clothing, and I would have bought it in a second were it not a size 2XL. But it's still there for someone who can wear that size.
     
  9. Spudbunny

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    The coupon is good until April 24. I can email it to you. Another email from FB says you can get a coupon on the website. www.filenesbasement.com.
     
  10. rdawson808

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    Thanks. We went today before I heard back--no biggie.

    Let's see...at Loehmann's I got a tie and I found a nice Ike Behar shirt. The surprised me--they have so little there.

    At FB I found a bow tie, a pair of Nautica pants (faux seersucker) but skipped the matching jacket, a HSM dress shirt, and a pocket square. The PS was undoubtedly one that everyone has skipped over a million times--pink with little cherries on it. Hah!

    Nothing else to speak of. I hadn't been in that FB before and found the selection alright. Not great, but not bad.

    I really need a cotton/linen/whatever summer suit so will probably be back week after week. I have one seersucker and recently bought a very lightweight Prince of Wales grey plaid, but would like something cotton.

    bob
     
  11. rdawson808

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    Anything going on? Nordstrom next Friday, but other than that...?

    Sky Valet running a 2-fer-1 sale or anything?


    b
     
  12. texas_jack

    texas_jack Well-Known Member

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    Anything going on? Nordstrom next Friday, but other than that...?

    Sky Valet running a 2-fer-1 sale or anything?


    b


    First cut at Saks. The one in Mazza sucks right now.
     
  13. Hoya Saxa

    Hoya Saxa Well-Known Member

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    Anything going on? Nordstrom next Friday, but other than that...?

    Sky Valet running a 2-fer-1 sale or anything?


    b


    Yep, just got back from Sky Valet. It's actually 3 for 1, but only on the Edward Greens. [​IMG]

    Hoya
     
  14. mr monty

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    Yep, just got back from Sky Valet. It's actually 3 for 1, but only on the Edward Greens. [​IMG]

    Hoya


    "What you talking about Hoya?"
    [​IMG]
     
  15. DuncanM

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    Filene's is having a Men's Wardrobe Event including 25% off suits through 6/17.
     
  16. spacemanvt

    spacemanvt Well-Known Member

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    sweet a DC sales thread
    im subscribing
     
  17. gumercindo

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    any idea when the half yearly NM or saks sale is? It's usually in July but I have not seen/heard anything about it.
     
  18. bryce330

    bryce330 Well-Known Member

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    any idea when the half yearly NM or saks sale is? It's usually in July but I have not seen/heard anything about it.

    These sales have both been going on for about two weeks - I think NM is doing a further markdown later this week or this weekend, I'm not sure about Saks.
     
  19. Leslierc

    Leslierc Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for these tips.

    As of Monday night there was virtually nothing left in the Mazza Neimans. (Plus, as I previously posted, they have HORRIBLE service.)


    I've experienced just the opposite at this NM, and I have been shopping the men's suit department there since 1993. First Call was well underway when I checked it out about 2 weeks ago and I found a chocolate brown, double vent Armani suit. I picked it up from alterations this past weekend when I saw a Kiton blazer which my salesman offered to hold for me until Last Call.
     
  20. bryce330

    bryce330 Well-Known Member

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    I saw a Kiton blazer which my salesman offered to hold for me until Last Call.

    Wow you got lucky... they are definitely not supposed to do this. I just hope it wasn't a 42. [​IMG]
     

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