What You’ll Find at Saks Final Markdown

January 14, 2013 by Lila Delilah

By ManhattanMataHari

While the Saks consolidation sale isn’t quite as good as it used to be back in the day, you can still score some deals at 70% off retail. Head straight to the 9th floor and prep your eyes to scour the racks – while everything is mostly organized by designers things can get a bit disorganized.

The most plentiful racks are two large Piazza Sempione and Giorgio Armani, as well as three racks of Akris and Ralph Lauren Collection. Expect to also find smaller racks of Oscar de la Renta, Jil Sander, Burberry (with a couple of coats included), Moschino and MaxMara. We were pleased to find a couple of (size small) seasonal Stella McCartney celeb-beloved illusion dress now $527 from $1755 and a whole rack of lovely Giambattista Valli dresses.

There are some small divided racks with Marni, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, Reed Krakoff, Derek Lam, Roberto Cavalli and Calvin Klein Collection. We also found some random Altuzarra pieces haphazardly on the racks. There are hardly any pieces by Jason Wu, Erdem, Missoni, Fendi, Thakoon, Versace and Prabal Gurung. Despite the sparse selection some elbow grease paid off. We found a nice eastern-inspired Pucci print dress now $399 and a classic fire-engine red McQueen signature cowl neck dress for $599 from $1985.

As of now, it seems the selection available is mostly clothing from the store floors. Around Wednesday sales associates expect to receive merchandise from the Saks Fifth Avenue stores around the country. It is probably best to check later this week for the best selection since there won’t be any additional markdowns.

After sorting through the 9th floor racks, be sure stop by 10022-shoe (8th floor) where everything including a limited amount of Chanel and Louboutins are all now 60% off retail. Brian Atwood fans should be sure to check out the variety of Maniac pumps available and there are enough Manolos and Choos to suit everyone’s taste.


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