After a tip from a reader… I made my way to the Marc Jacobs boutique on Mercer Street after work yesterday… Summer has just started and already the store is offering 70% off its spring 2012 collection. If you catch this sale early, the selection is pretty good. Normally, handbags are rarely (if ever) placed on sale. But just an hour before closing, staffers at the store were told to put select bags on discount! Not surprisingly, the decision caused quite a stir with the customers who happen to be there.