You can now buy Bottega Veneta at T.K.maxx

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If you missed out on the Black Friday sales, don't worry, because there's still plenty of time to get yourself a designer bargain.

A month after Daniel Lee announced his departure from Bottega Veneta, the Italian luxury label he is credited for putting back on the fashion map, items from his early collections have ended up heavily reduced on T.K.maxx.

We're talking discounts of up to 79%, which, given that the brand doesn't officially do sales, is pretty spectacular. WWD first spotted the bargains last week, revealing that over 100 items had been placed online, including a leather jacket for £999.99, which originally cost almost £5,000.

Naturally, good news travels fast, so most of the items have since sold out, however you can get your hands on these lovely ballerina shoes for just under £200.


BOTTEGA VENETA Black Leather Ballerina Shoes, now £199.99 (were £480)
These black leather ballerina pumps are a perfect classic everyday shoe.

If you live in London, you might have more luck in store, and the Tottenham Court Road one has a particularly great designer offering, which you'll find under the Gold Label section.

You can usually find some gems from the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Balenciaga, Moschino and - if you're lucky - Gucci in there so it's well worth a rummage.

This does raise the question of whether there is too much overproduction going on with designer labels, especially as they don't do sales and so are therefore likely to end up with dead stock.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.