Walk This Way…January Sales
The weeks following the decadent holiday season may not seem like the best time to shop, but in fact there’s no better time or way to banish those post-Christmas blues than with some serious credit card-bashing. January brings an amazing spoil of cut-price goodies, as well as far fewer crowds, so it’s when the city’s savviest shoppers come out to do their retail damage.
There’s a wide array of not just shops but neighbourhoods to consider, so why not start on the Upper East Side, on The Peninsula’s doorstep? First things first, a hop and stiletto skip to press your nose against the window of Tiffany’s – the diamonds won’t cost any less, but just a few doors down awaits Bergdorf Goodman, with its stacks of on-sale goodies for men, women, and tots.
Zip to Madison for swish one-stop shop Barneys, now up to a whopping 75% off, so you can snap up that Givenchy crocodile envelope clutch you’ve been eyeing for a few seasons now.
Take in the wondrous whiffs at Le Labo, arranged in order from lightest to headiest scents, including the it girl fave Santal 33... but wait, the girly twirl isn’t over yet, as Alice + Olivia is up next with party frocks and chic office staples up to half off; and Tory Burch with discounted chunky turtleneck knits, organza gowns, and of course, those essential winter booties.
Phew! Haven’t you done well? Finish with a sweet treat at macaron heaven Laduree, or if you’re moreish, pop on some of your new buys and take a fancy French supper at Daniel.
Tiffany’s / 727 5th Ave / +1 212 755 8000 / 10am-7pm Mon-Sat, noon-6pm Sun / tiffany.com
Bergdorf Goodman / 754 5th Ave / +1 800 558 1855 / 10am-8pm Mon-Sat, 11pm-7pm Sun / bergdorfgoodman.com
Barneys / 660 Madison Ave / +1 212 826 8900 / 10am-8pm Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm Sat, 11am-7pm Sun / barneys.com
Le Labo / 22 E 65 St / +1 212 452 4705 / 11am-7pm Mon-Sat, noon-6pm Sun / lelabofragrances.com
Alice + Olivia / 755 Madison Ave / +1 646 545 2895 / 10am-7pm Mon-Sat, 10am-8pm Thu, 11am-6pm Sun / aliceandolivia.com
Tory Burch / 797 Madison Ave / +1 212 510 8371 / 10am-7pm Mon-Sat, till 8pm Thu, 11am-6pm Sun / toryburch.com
Ladurée / 864 Madison Ave / +1 646 558 3157 / 9am-7pm Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm Sun / laduree.com
Daniel / 60 E 65th St / +1 212 288 0033 / 5.30-10.30pm Mon-Sat, bar & lounge till 11pm / book ahead / danielboulud.com