These are the discounts in our neighborhood. None of these sales are as good as those at Saks but now that their inventory has been decimated here’s where to go to get the best values. Keep in mind, however, many people overs-hopped at Sakes. I guess at least 20% of the inventory will be coming back so make friends with the sales people so that they keep an eye out for your heart’s desire/ Happy shopping!
Bottega Veneta: The sale officially starts on Friday, November 28th but the pre-sale stated today. Fall/Winter 2008 merchandise is 30% off. In stock are large hobos in navy, red, purple and maple.
Carolina Herrera: The sale is currently underway and reductions are 50% off.
Chanel: The manager, Stephanie, says they haven’t been told when the sale will officially start but she can do a “buy and hold.” The pre-sale is now 40% off. No handbags or jewelry will be included in the sale but there are lots of shoe styles.
Chloe: Fall/Winter 2008 is now 50% off. There are no pointy toe flats but lots of other great things. Prices usually don’t drop more than this so buy what you want now.
Christian Louboutin: The discount is just 40% off and is likely not to change.
Dolce & Gabbana: The sale started Friday and Fall/Winter 2008 is now 40% off. In prior seasons prices have dropped to 70% off retail.
Emilio Pucci: Fall/Winter merchandise is 40% off.
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Ermenegildo Zegna: The sale starts on November 28th but pre-sale for “select customers” is underway. The discount is 40% off.
Fendi: The sale is already underway and ready-to-wear and shoes from Fall/Winter 2008 are 40% off and Fendi B. Mix bags are 20% off.
Ferragamo: The sale starts Friday but pre-sale is underway. The discount is 50% off, which is much more than prior season’s first markdowns. This Summer, prices never dropped more than 35%.
Jil Sander: The sale started Monday and the discount is 40% off. Prices will likely come down to 60% off or more.
Jimmy Choo: Fall/Winter shoes and handbags are 30% off. They usually drop prices to 50% off when the season really comes to an end.
Luca Luca: The sale is underway and Fall/Winter merch ranges from 20% to 50% off. Each piece is being priced individually.
Michael Kors: Prices are now 50% off Fall/Winter ready-to-wear, handbags and shoes.
Roberto Cavalli: The current markdown is 40% off but should go down to 50% off as in past seasons.
Valentino: Fall/Winter ready-to-wear is 40% off. Evening bags are discounted 30% off. As usual day-bags are not included in the sale. As the season ends the markdown usually goes to 60% off.