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Chicago (Mich. Ave.) Sales Update

jbc217

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Since I always gain much from you all by lurking but seem rarely have much to offer in return, I thought I'd offer what little I have: an update on the sales at Chicago's mag mile stores, from which I just returned. Neiman Marcus: Pre-Sale ended yesterday and now the 50% off on top of already reduced prices is officically in effect. Â Some of the deals I spotted: Armani ties for $35, Prada ties for $45, a few Borelli shirts for around $200, quite a few "Brioni for NM" shirts at around $150. Â Lots of Paul Smith and Burberry in the shirt bins yesterday. Â Upstairs, there was still plenty of stuff left on the floor racks, but I noticed that there were two huge wall-length racks of clothing already claimed in the pre-sale--the best is gone, I'm sure, but had I the money, there still seemed plenty left to buy. Â Just remember to bring your NM card or AMEX or (I didn't know there still was such a thing) Diner's Club card as they do not take Visa or MC (I got a lecture on why--let me know if you want to hear it
) Saks--some 40% on top of already reduced prices, but last call doesn't start till this weekend (they said). Â I picked up a pair of Canali slacks and RLPL black cords for $100 each. Bloomingdale's--many 40-50% off already reduced items throughout store, though I found selection disappointing. Filene's Basment--though the 60%-off-already-reduced rack seemed worthless, there is a small section over by the overcoats with Brioni sweaters (among other high-high-end items) at deep discount. Barney's--not much happening here. Â Selection was small and I was told discounts wouldn't get much deeper because they send it all back to their NY outlet. I wish I had time to visit this coming weekend, when it looks like the last calls will be in full swing but, alas, with my first baby on the way, I'm not sure how many more sartorial splurges I can afford. Brad
 

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Had a Diner's Club once. Really a fantastic card, in its limited sphere of use.
 

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...they do not take Visa or MC (I got a lecture on why--let me know if you want to hear it
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I'm all ears.
 

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Originally Posted by jbc217,Feb. 01 2005,15:01
...they do not take Visa or MC (I got a lecture on why--let me know if you want to hear it
) ...

I'm all ears. Â

Kalra explains all
 

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(jbc217 @ Feb. 01 2005,15:01) ...they do not take Visa or MC (I got a lecture on why--let me know if you want to hear it
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I'm all ears.

And since I was the instigator of the original post AND added flames to the fire, I as well would like to know why. Jon.
 

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Thanks, Ambulance Chaser. Yikes that was some thread.
 

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I was lucky enough to catch a ride down to Chicago with a friend, so I'll add to the sales updates:

Filene's Basement - Both the Michigan and State St. Locations had very similar inventories. Nothing great. Oxxford suits for $999, nothing great as far as denim. Shoes sucked as well. 60% off racks didn't have much to offer - Brioni Polo for $100 - 60%, Brioni cashmere sport coat in moss green for $499 - 60%, and a few Vivienne Westwood pieces as well.

Neiman Marcus - Last Call sale was decent, though the prices were still too high for someone with a closet closet that's overflowing as it is. As JBC said, lots of Paul Smith and Dolce & Gabbana shirts that would be around $100 after the 50%. Also, tons of Purple Label items in the RL section of the store. A bunch of Brioni and Borrelli for NM. Shoes were picked over, but a few Pumas designed by the Japanese guy, and some Prada Sports. Upstairs they had quite a bit of Paul Smith, Prada, a few Etro shirts and pants, etc. I didn't venture into the suit section.

Marshall Fields - A bunch of 40-60% off racks. A lot of Puma, Adidas, Diesel, and Asics Onisuka Tiger shoes for $19-$35 a pair. A lot of DSquared items were 40% off. Same with PS Paul Smith, though I won't pay $100 (sale price, retail was $240) for a shirt made in India.

Nordstrom Rack - Streetwear fans, this is place is a must to stop at. Dozens of pairs of Seven for All Mankind, Jean Paul Da'mage, True Religion, and Chip & Pepper jeans for $70. Picked up a pair of Da'mage and I just love them. Jake Agave jeans for $50, and some uglier Diesels for $60 there as well.

There is also a rack of Sixty stuff that just came in (same company as Energie), and a bunch of Energie shirts for 50% off the Rack price. Shoes were OK, but prices were pretty good.
 

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