Style-seekers rejoice! Bergdorf Goodman is offering a lesson in chic-onomics with a huge Designer Fashion Sale with savings as much as 40% off original prices. Save BIG on designer clothing and designer shoes as well as designer handbags, jewelry, menswear and men’s shoes. Best of all, this BG mega-sale has been extended to include new arrivals! Having spent some time in the apparel collection here are some of my top picks for luxury-loving recessionistas.
In this BG sale, you’ll find ready-to-wear designer clothes including tops, jackets and pants from luxury designer labels such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, and Alexander McQueen. You’ll also find big markdowns on designer jeans and shorts from J. Brand, Paige Premium Denim, Juicy Couture, Tory Burch, William Rast and Rag & Bone, to name just a few!
For pure comfort and ease, it’s hard to beat a summer dress. And Bergdorf has some spectacular ones. Designer dresses from Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, Donna Karen, Roberto Cavalli, Rachel Roy, Fendi, Emilio Pucci and more can all be found at discounted prices.
One of my favorites is the stunning Doo. Ri ombre dress shown below. This pure silk designer dress is plum with multicolor ombre, a scoop neckline, pleated front and a tonal tie at the waist. Originally priced at $1,195, this designer dress is on sale reduced to $717. It’s stunning, elegant and just gorgeous! I want it!
One of the most buzz worthy looks right now is the built-in necklace dress. While stars like Eva Longoria Parker, Anne Hathaway and Drew Barrymore have been sporting glam versions of the trend on the red carpet, you don’t need to be a Hollywood A-lister to enjoy this super-chic look. I like the boho feel of the Milly water-stripe dress shown below.
The intricate gold, white and turquoise beaded necklace detailing makes this pure silk designer dress a true stand-out, while the side seam pockets add a casual ease. Made in the USA of Italian material, it was originally priced at $435, but is now on sale at Bergies for $261.
The 4th of July is just around the corner, so why not show your all-American pride with some red, white and blue? One of my favorite looks from this BG sale is the Dolce & Gabbana beaded tank and ruffle skirt shown below.
This gorgeous red tank is made of mercerized cotton and features pearl-bead detail at its gathered neckline. At the back, a criss-cross bow adds an element of surprise. A true multi-tasker, it would work under a tailored suit at the office or on its own with anything from jeans to tuxedo pants. It has a back closure and is now on sale for $177, down from its original price of $295.
Bringing a flirtatious touch to the look, the accompanying D&G ruffle skirt features a red, white and navy abstract print. Made of cotton with a pleated front, it has a ruffled silk hem. Like the D&G red tank, it is imported and dry clean only. Originally priced at $335, it’s on sale reduced down to $201. Don’t the Dolce & Gabbana red tank and the D&G ruffle skirt pair up so nicely for that super-chic look.
If you want to raise the glamour quotient in red, white and blue this Independence Day, then look no further than the Michael Kors designer dress shown below. Who needs fireworks when you can set off sparks of your own in this striking, color-block sheath? Red and navy, it has a white patent leather belt with white stud detail at the natural waist. Made in Italy of wool / spandex, it was originally $1,995, but is now on sale during the Bergdorf Goodman Designer Fashion Sale for $1,197.
Year after year, one of my go-to summer looks is a stylish halter. And one of the most covet-worthy this summer comes from Diane von Furstenberg. The famed designer’s bamboo halter scarf features a multicolor abstract print. It is available in both red and lilac shown below. Made in Italy of pure silk, it was originally $215 but is now on sale at BG for $140. DVF, I love it!
The asymmetric look has never been hotter. The trend has been seen on everyone from celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe to First Lady Michelle Obama who opted for the now-famous Jason Wu single-shoulder gown at this year’s inaugural galas. For anyone looking to try out the one-shoulder look, BG offers plenty of designer choices.
And now for that special night out, the Stella McCartney asymmetric dress, shown below, is an elegant option that would be hard to pass. This marine blue design is satin with gathered bow detail at the shoulder. The soft silhouette is also flattering to all figure types. Made in Italy, it was originally $1,395 and is now marked down to $837. Buy it now and wear it on the festive party circuit this holiday season.
For a more casual and affordable version of the asymmetric trend, I like the Roberto Rodriguez lemoncello tee, shown below. This cotton / spandex t-shirt has a high-fashion feel thanks to its stylish dolman sleeves and bow detailing at the shoulder. Originally $231, it’s on sale now marked down to $150.
One of the biggest fashion stories this year has been the return of the jumpsuit. Stella McCartney takes on the trend with the voluminous black silk version shown below. There’s nothing conservative about this backless, wide-legged design, so be prepared to turn some heads! Made in Italy, it has a halter neckline and is on sale at Bergies for $897, down from the original price of $1,495.
Also from Stella McCartney, the jersey top shown below exudes an unexpected elegance. With its sweetheart mesh neckline, this designer piece represents sexy sophistication at its best. It features a darted seam and is made in Italy of viscose / polyamide / elastane. A true multi-tasker, this top would work under a blazer or by itself with a pair of skinny jeans or wide-legged pants. Originally $665, it has been reduced to $399.
One of the hottest trends this season is the boyfriend look and there’s a number of pieces in BG’s apparel sale collections that you can choose from. For example, Stella McCartney offers a sophisticated take on this trend with the ice pink boyfriend shirt shown below.
Silver Lurex® stripe detail and slit cuffs lend added interest to the classic button-front design while the sheer fabric gives it a decidedly feminine air. Wear it with a silky cami underneath to channel the “boudoir” look that is all over the runways this year. Imported and made of silk / polyester, this designer shirt features a spread collar. Originally priced at $845, this chic Stella McCartney shirt is now on sale at BG for $507.
For a more casual interpretation of the boyfriend trend check out Helmut Lang’s indigo boyfriend jeans. This of-the-moment look, shown below, features roll-up cuffs and a button fly. Made in the USA, the cotton / elastane blend gives these jeans a lightweight feel.
The relaxed cut also makes them appropriate for everything from an office barbecue to a boardwalk stroll. Originally priced at $285, they’re on sale now for $185. Dress them up with a sequined top or go for effortless chic by pairing them with a basic tee.
From Elizabeth and James, the designer line by style icons Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, I love the ruched bust and empire waist on the black cotton cabana designer dress shown below. While it exudes an air of playful innocence from the front, the daring cutout back gives this dress an unexpected “wow” factor -- perfect for anyone who wants to make a dramatic exit. Originally $345, it is on sale at BG for $173.
Finally, no fashion post would be complete without mention of one of this year’s most polarizing trends. Love it or hate it, the harem pant is definitely back. Lately, it’s been seen on celebs from Jennifer Hudson to Angie Harmon and Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas. Don’t worry though: The Robert Rodriguez version shown below is far removed from MC Hammer’s famous gold lame style statement of the 90s.
This modern interpretation of the look is made of polyester / spandex and features a tie-belt at the natural waist, side slash pockets, gathered cropped legs, and a pleated front. Originally $297, this hot designer look is on sale marked down to $178.
So, if you’re in the market for some high-end designer clothing, shoes and handbags, you may want to take advantage of the current Bergdorf Goodman Designer Fashion Sale. You’ll want to act quickly though because these lust-worthy pieces are sure to sell out fast. Some of the finds will still put a dent in your pocketbook, but the high quality of the BG luxury labels means that you should be able to enjoy them for years to come!
In the next few days I’ll report back on my picks of designer shoes and handbags included in Bergdorf Goodman’s Designer Sale. Ciao.