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Quik Rundown on Post-Christmas Sales in Manhattan

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mussel, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. rsp1

    rsp1 Senior member

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    Asprey was very disappointing.

    Shoes - only sandals and some loafers (doubtful they were EG)
    Shirts/Blazers/Outerwear - Nothing in Sm or M sizes
    Leather goods - Nothing
    Sweaters - This was the highlight. A wide variety of cashmere sweaters in all sizes.

    Clothing: 75% off original ticket
    Shoes: 80% off original ticket

    I guess this means holiday business was good for them...
     
  2. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    you a$$holes cost me so much money [​IMG] just kidding, just kidding I hate to disagree, but I thought Asprey was awesome, especially for sweaters. If you want thick cashmere sweaters, go. Of course, I went a little nuts and got shoes too. I thought the selection was fantastic, especially for one of these kind of sales which rarely have anything useful. The sweaters are really nice. Large selection, all the different sizes, great fabrics. Nice selection of leather jackets. Very large selection of women's clothing. In conclusion: Pros: the sweaters Cons: the lines. and my wallet
     
  3. dah328

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    I was not impressed by either Asprey or Rothman's: Asprey - poor selection of shoes. Â The loafers that were available were Italian-made so clearly not EG. - sweaters were not my thing. Â I like my sweaters to be thin and slim-cut with clean lines. Â The Asprey sweaters were all bulky in bright colors - more of a focus piece than an accent piece. Â If that's your thing, you might consider it. - outerwear was spotty. Â There were some leather and tweed pieces, but not a lot of selection. Rothman's - couple tables of sweaters with moderate amounts of every size except small. Â A little more subdued tones than Asprey sweaters, but the materials were not as nice. - a small table with ugly shoes of the Cole Haan, Boss, and J&M varieties. Â Don't even think about buying those. - overcoats were 30% off and raincoats were 40% off with small selection of each. - I don't know what kind of deals, if any, they had on suits. Â I wasn't in the market for one so I didn't stop by any of the racks. - ties were 25 to 50% off. Â I don't need any more ties so I didn't check to see what kinds they had in stock. All in all, two disappointing sales. Â Now the Vestimenta sale and the Dunhill clearance this past fall -- those were sales. Â [​IMG] dan
     
  4. zjpj83

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    I'm not surprised the Rothman's sale was a bust. I've never been that impressed with their stock.
     
  6. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Anyone know if the Richard James items at Bergdorf Goodman are on sale? Specifically the cashmere sweaters?
     
  7. mussel

    mussel Senior member

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    zjpj, the sweaters you posted are really nice. Are they cashmere? How much? And how much are those leather jackets?

    RJman, I saw some Richard James shirts on sale at Barneys last week end.
     
  8. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    (zjpj83 @ Jan. 30 2005,11:37) The sweaters are really nice. Large selection, all the different sizes, great fabrics. Nice selection of leather jackets.
    zjpj, the sweaters you posted are really nice. Are they cashmere? How much? And how much are those leather jackets? RJman, I saw some Richard James shirts on sale at Barneys last week end.
    Yeah, 100% cashmere. They are quite thick and very nice. With unlimited funds I would have bought half a dozen. $795 retail - $200 The leather jackets (actually, they were mostly suede) had a wide range - $1600 to $3000 retail. They are all 75% off. One suede jacket I liked a lot had a $600 markdown price, so still somewhat expensive.
     
  9. von Rothbart

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    Filene Basement: top of the line Luciano Barbera Collezione Sartoriale and Oxxford suits 50% off, was $999 now $500.

    Dunhill: 50% off now. They now carry Poulsen Skone Russian calf, $1500/pair. They have 3 or 4 models on display. The leather is very soft with distinctive markings. The salesperson told me they'd never be on sale.

    C21: 50% off Isaia suits $999 marked down to $500. Plus they have a sales tax free sale till this Sun. C21 absorbs sales taxes on items that aren't exempt from sales tax. Colors are mostly in charcoal (with purple lining), navy and black plus few glen plaids and pin strips. Definitely best buys of the season. I bought 2 of them. I am heading back some time this week, anybody interested I'd be happy to pick some up for you.

    Anyone knows when Neiman Marcus at Short Hills, Paramus or White Plains going to start the Last Call sales if they haven't started already? What's their stocks and prices like? Is it worth a cross-river trip to NJ?
     
  10. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    BTW, were there any belts or cashmere scarves on sale at Aspreys?
     
  11. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Senior member

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    Not that I recall.
     
  12. mussel

    mussel Senior member

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    Last Call sale is now in progress in Neiman Marcus' three NY area stores:

    White Plains 914.428.2000
    Short Hills 973.912.0080
    Paramus 201.291.1920

    Extra 50% off on already-reduced items. Don't forget NJ has no sales tax on clothing. And don't leave home without American Express.
     
  13. von Rothbart

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    Went to C21 last night, picked up a 100% cashmere Borrelli sweater for $75 retail $795, a merino wool version for $40.

    All Brioni suits are now $800, mostly in sizes 38-44.

    Isaia suits still $500, sizes availability:
    S: 42 & 46
    R: 38,40,42,46-52
    L: mostly larger sizes

    Sales tax included in all prices till this Sun.
     
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    Were the 38s in any basic colors (navy or charcoal in any muted pattern)? I'm feeling quite Ernest, and can't justify adding a brown suit to my limited wardrobe.
     
  15. von Rothbart

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    The only shorts they have are in 42 & 46. There's one 38R which is glen plaid, very nice fabric and cut.
     
  16. sashae

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    Picked up a black 3 button Brioni at 799 and a Borrelli merino wool sweater for 39 at c21 (no more cashmere, ah well.) It was an utter and complete zoo today... totally unbelievable.

    I'm looking for a nice sport coat to wear with jeans, and C21's selection was pretty barren... does Filene's usually have a decent range?

    -s
     
  17. von Rothbart

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    sashae, did you find any Isaia your size?  At $500, Isaia is a better deal than Brioni.

    Went to a house warming party in NJ this weekend and made a side trips to Neiman Marcus at Short Hills and Paramus for their Last Call sales.  Even at 50% off marked price, suits are still too expensive, i.e. Brioni $1600, Zegna $800.  Prices for shirts are better, Brioni $125, Borrelli $115, Fray $200.  Ties T&A, Charvet, Hermes double 4-fold, Borrelli 7-fold all marked down to $40's.  Sutor Mantellassi wholecut $795 down to $296. Selections are still plentiful for casual wear.
     
  18. sashae

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    I actually didn't see any Isaia at all, although I may have been looking in the wrong spot. I felt fortunate to find the suit I wanted (the dread black 3-button) in my size.. I haven't removed the tags yet, so I may venture down to see if there's any Isaia as well.

    Thanks for the tip.

    -s
     
  19. mussel

    mussel Senior member

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    Unlike Brioni, Isaia doesn't have its own section, Isaia suits are all mixed in with others in the sales section.
     
  20. von Rothbart

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    Barneys Warehouse Sales starting next Thur. 2/17 thru 3/6/05. I expect additional markdowns during the final weekend.
     

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