June 22, 2009
[At Saks Fifth Ave] Apparel and accessories in the men’s and women’s departments are marked down an additional 33 percent off previous markdown prices, which involves a savings of up to 60 percent off the original retail prices.
In the extensive selection of women’s shoes: Marni chunky sandals (were $640, then $447.90, now $300.09) and plenty of Prada, Tod’s, Manolo Blahnik, Miu Miu, Chanel, Gucci and other labels.
In the women’s designer sportswear department: Yigal Azrouel spring collection marked down 60 percent, so a cotton shift dress that was $925 can walk out of Saks for $619.75. Also spotted: Escada, Michael Kors, Dusan and several other collections, all at 60 percent off.
In the women’s contemporary department: A pair of white Theory pants, originally $235, previously marked down to $93.90, with additional 33 percent taken off: $62.91. Noted was a good supply of Diane Von Furstenberg, Tibi and Milly pieces.
In the Designer Salon, an Oscar de la Renta spring season coral-colored strapless party dress caught my eye. The original $2,990 price of the frock was now $1,196.53. Also saw a good selection of Dolce & Gabbana, Jil Sander and Carolina Herrera things.
In the men’s store, I asked a salesman what he thought the “best buy” was during the sale. He pointed out a pair of Edward Green monkstrap shoes. They were once $1,350 a pair. The markdown price was $944.90. Then he scanned the ticket for the additional 33 percent off. A classic pair of English shoes that he said would never go out of style could be had for $630.25.
Thought that to be fair, I should head across Worth Avenue to see what Neiman Marcus’ sale was like. In the men’s and women’s departments, already marked down merchandise was being cleared out with the promise of an extra 25 percent off.
If you’ve got the green to spread around, seems like a good time to give your wardrobe a little boost at prices [that probably won't] get lower.
And the selection will definitely not be this good.
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