Second Markdown: Saks & Net A Porter

December 17, 2013 by Lila Delilah

Tis the season of markdowns and shopping. Saks Fifth Avenue and Net-A-Porter both have started their second markdowns. The online retailer, NAP, has reduced prices up to 70% off and the discount at Saks is now up to 60% off. So where are the better deals? Lets take a look.

These days, retailers make a point of trying to keep their merchandise unique so that it’s more difficult to price compare. That doesn’t mean we can’t find lots of apples. For instance, NAP has a great sale on Charlotte Olympia’s kitchy bags. Prices are mainly discounted 70%. This Pandora is $277 from $925 and this fruit clutch is $298 from $695. Over at Saks, however, you can find a great assortment of discounted Fendi bags. A patchwork 2Jours is $2023 from $2890 and python and leather Silvana is $2177 from $3110.

Jimmy Choo Amore boots are the same price at Saks and NAP: $556 from $795. Saint Laurent Paris ankle boots, however, are $100 less expensive at NAP, $597 from $995. NAP is also the better location to buy Giuseppe Zanotti’s ‘Ester’ ankle boots. The price is $478 from $1195 and the price at Saks is still $836.

If you’re a fan of Reed Krakoff, you might find better savings at Saks. A color block fine wool sweater was originally $1190. Saks has the sweater reduced to $428, while NAP’s price is $714. Saks also offers a more significant savings on a metallic print Jil Sander sweater, which was originally priced at $1590. The price at Saks is $572, while the NAP price is $954. That’s almost a $200 price difference! Saks also wins on a Christopher Kane print dress that’s priced $700 more on NAP.

Both sites are offering free shipping and returns through the holiday season. Saks Fifth Avenue generally has a lot more options than Net-A-Porter but the edit from the online retailer is more focused on a edgier shopper. As always, we always suggest shopping all sites before making a purchase.


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