— Thu, 23rd October 2008 —
So, we finally got to the bottom of that mysterious sale at Bloomies: It’s having a storewide sale for its credit card holders — which anyone can become on the spot for free — beginning next Wednesday, 10/29. We’re talking 30-40% off all suits and outerwear, 30% off all shoes, and 30% off pretty much everything else. ‘Til then, cardholders can visit the store, and put their picks on hold.
Either way, we recommend checking out Bloomies’ new mid-town men’s department, which is undergoing an extensive overhaul, including tons of new labels like Trovata
, and Paul Smith
, to name but a few.
In the area of suits, let us draw your attention to English label Aquascutum
, for which Savile Row god Nick Hart
is presently designing a mid-priced ready-to-wear line, which is only available at Bloomies. (Pictured above) The November issue of GQ, and the October issue of Wallpaper
, both make mention of the suits, which retail for about $900. We tried them on. They rock. And, at 30%-40% off, Savile Row master tailoring has perhaps never been quite so attainable.
Bloomingdales – 59th St & Lexington Avenue – 212-705-2000 (Men’s Suiting direct: 212-705-2980) – Map
Bloomingdales Soho – 504 Broadway between Spring & Broome (Where you won’t find Aquascutum) – 212-729-5900 – Map