Well, the outlet store was somewhat of a letdown. Jeans were just 25% off regular price, less than when the regular stores and diesel.com have sales. And there were no styles or washes I haven't seen before. I guess a Diesel "beginner" would find some stuff there, but for us "afficionados" if you'd wanted what they were selling, you'd have already bought it.
I did buy a belt that was originally $140 for 60% off and found a pair of sneakers at the Prada store I liked enough to buy. They are their old style laceup driving mocs in a brushed, not shiny, black leather. $435 marked down to $225.
Now back to Diesel. I first went to Bloomingdales on Lexington at the suggestion of a Sak's clerk. They have a large Diesel section but nothing I hadn't seen yet. Went back to Sak's, tried on some really cool wash Safados (sorry don't remember the code), the "charcoal wash" Darrons, and the new 8880K Thanaz. Ended up buying those, $240-$86 rewards card. They are a summer weight bright blue wash with white stitching and mild distressing, really like them.
The Thavar-US limited editions carry the wash code 0075G, dark with medium distressing. Bought them at the 5th Ave store, $295. They say Thavar-US on the inside label, have another label inside with a US flag and note they are made exclusively for this store. The outer waist patch is also special, overall very cool I think. I am attaching a crappy cellphone pic but will have to wait till I get home to show some better details.
I have officially spent my denim budget for the trip but I might stretch if I find something else still. I will look up the Probus store tomorrow.
(sorry, can't figure out how to post a pic with my Ipad)