I started my retail therapy at the Bergdorf Goodman shoe salon and was disappointed to find their pre-sale items not out on display. Instead, a sales associate showed me photos of the shoes that will be marked down 30% and stated that the official sale starts today, December 10th. I should mention the 30% discount is the lowest among the three.
My next stop was at Barneys' 5th floor shoe department. I found pre-sale was in progress and their discounted Chanel shoes were showcased on several shelves. A sales associate informed me items from Pre-Fall '15 & Fall '15 collections were marked down 40% and shoppers will be allowed to take home their purchases tomorrow, December 11th. While browsing, I came across a nice assortment of flats, sandals, and boots. Chanel's cap-toe ballerina flats were available in lace and priced $479 (12th photo below). As for other designs, a pair of black bow sandals were $510 (11th photo below), round toe tall boots were $990 (13th photo below), calfskin double-zip booties were $795 (14th photo below), gladiator-style chain sandals were $630 (15th photo below), and CC logo patent loafers were $465 (last photo).
My last stop was at Bloomingdale's. On the 4th floor, I found pre-sale ongoing with discounts of 40% off being offered. But unlike Bergdorf or Barneys, shoppers will have to wait until Saturday, December 12th to take home their purchases. Some of the items worth mentioning were beige suede bow flats for $477 (3rd photo below), black and white camellia pumps for $570 (4th photo below), laser-cut lace booties for $690 (5th photo below), black and beige round toe booties for $795 (6th photo below), black dandy loafers for $510 (7th photo below), and quilted heel lace-up booties for $735.
As I mentioned several times, Chanel is also currently holding pre-sale at all their boutique locations. The transition to the official public sale will be on Friday, December 11th. Although you do not need an actual invitation to shop, it can feel a bit daunting for some people when it comes to approaching snooty sales associates. If this is the case for you, I highly suggest spending your hard-earned money at one of these three department stores as most SAs there are very friendly and eager to help. Shopping at all three department stores yesterday was such a pleasurable experience for me and I hope the same for my fellow Mizhattanites. Happy shopping!