The Saks Friends & Family sale doesn’t officially start until Thursday but the sale just went live online today. The discount is 25% off most everything that isn’t designer. Jewelry is 20% off. Just use the code FRNFAM when checking out.
This season there seems to be more designer exclusions than ever. We estimate that there are more than 200 designers not participating in the discount. Sure, we’ve become accustomed to the Chanel and Louboutin embargo, but we are surprised that even brands like Jet Set and Gryson are opting out. At this rate it feels more like shopping hype.
If you’re really looking to take advantage of the available discounts, we suggest starting in the sale section. Most everything that’s already reduced is eligible for an extra 25% off, which brings the savings to 75% on some items. This Nanette Lepore leather and illusion skirt comes to $273 from almost $600, an emerald green Kate Spade jacket rings out at $285 from $648 and this white Thakoon eyelet dress is more than 75% off from $1220 to $366.
Take note, Saks has underscored all of the items that are included in the friends and family promotion. (We can use all the help we can get.) Just look for the Friends & Family tag below each specified item. As always we suggest waiting for the Private Night promotion that happens during the first week of November. Most designers are included then and the discount is 40%.