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  1. JoMak_NYC

    JoMak_NYC Senior member

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    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?
     
  2. LA Guy

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    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.
     
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    The first paycheck in six months lasted me exactly six days.
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    Obviously, I'm obsessed with those APC sneakers. At least they're on sale now, if I can find them. Also - if you're in LA and like Rogues Gallery, get down to Scout. $10 (formerly 60) tshirts and $98 (formerly 298) sweatshirts. Got some rag and bone work pants, and some random tshirt with a maze in the shape of a horse too.
     
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    ^ nice! and nice arrangement.
     
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    picked up this D&G watch yesterday

    it's actually pretty cool, very thin face and overall sleek design

    Didnt cost much, about the same as many Fossil or Diesel watches

    [​IMG]
     
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    I picked up the best br belt I've seen. Saw it a few months ago and fell in love right away but was hesitant to spend 65 at first (though I have more expensive belts). Saw it again last week and picked up on sale for 35. It's tan with a weathered off white coating and different width layers of canvas and leather stitched onto the belt.
     
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    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.


    i'm with you on saks. you'd think the arrival of barney's would have forced them to step up their game, but quite the opposite, actually. that goes for neiman too. i'm surprised by the good finds at the barney's sale. i too went to louis boston for the 60%, and picked up a couple things here and there: walsh sneakers, dries military shirt, neil barrett western (i'm an xxl for chrissakes!). haven't been to bilzerian since the sale, but last time i was there i spotted steven tyler. he was in a leg cast, so he must've healed for the 4th.
     
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    I picked up the best br belt I've seen. Saw it a few months ago and fell in love right away but was hesitant to spend 65 at first (though I have more expensive belts). Saw it again last week and picked up on sale for 35. It's tan with a weathered off white coating and different width layers of canvas and leather stitched onto the belt.

    I saw that when I was at the Santa Monica store last night, it looked interesting, I could see how it would be cool with certain outfits.
     
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    I shall soon have these. [​IMG]
     
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    I shall soon have these.
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    There's a little too much sole for my tastes, but otherwise those are absolutely beautiful
     
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    I saw that when I was at the Santa Monica store last night, it looked interesting, I could see how it would be cool with certain outfits.

    They definitely have their place. I like versatility and sometimes I like limitations. The belt has the latter. You're all over the place huh from south coast to promenade.
     
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    damn. i wish people would leave more good stuff here! i went the STARTING day of the sales- only 1.5 hours into it and scraps were left in tokyo. i should've known better. ah well. i still managed to get some nice pieces through other ways. only took advantage of the sales a little bit. [​IMG] now i know i need to be more prepared haha. man i wish i could stop in boston and take a look at what's there. any specific pieces of margelia that caught your eye?
     
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    damn. i wish people would leave more good stuff here! i went the STARTING day of the sales- only 1.5 hours into it and scraps were left in tokyo. i should've known better. ah well. i still managed to get some nice pieces through other ways. only took advantage of the sales a little bit. [​IMG] now i know i need to be more prepared haha.

    man i wish i could stop in boston and take a look at what's there. any specific pieces of margelia that caught your eye?


    Well, Alan Bilzerian had the black distressed short leather three zip jacket, for starters, and both the dark tan and black versions of the "members only" canvas jacket (check the runway photos, it's really hard to describe. There were also a few other jackets, but those two really caught my eye. And of course, there were tons of shirts and some pants, all around the $130 mark for shirts (a little more for pants). Oh, and they had Margiela bags too, which are sort of difficult to find, but pretty damn nice. They also carry Jas MB, which is a British leatherworks brand I think is pretty nice. Used to have a leather cuff, but it eventually broke after continuous wear.
     
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    Well, Alan Bilzerian had the black distressed short leather three zip jacket, for starters, and both the dark tan and black versions of the "members only" canvas jacket (check the runway photos, it's really hard to describe. There were also a few other jackets, but those two really caught my eye. And of course, there were tons of shirts and some pants, all around the $130 mark for shirts (a little more for pants). Oh, and they had Margiela bags too, which are sort of difficult to find, but pretty damn nice. They also carry Jas MB, which is a British leatherworks brand I think is pretty nice. Used to have a leather cuff, but it eventually broke after continuous wear.

    You mean the margiela three zippers classic jacket design? How much was it after rebate and did they have any small sizes left?
     
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