Black Friday is for the amateurs. Real shoppers sharpen elbows for the day after Christmas. It’s the time of year where you can still find a rather good selection of merchandise that’s highly discounted. Over the course of the week you’ll also find great opportunities to pounce on hard-to-find items that may get returned.
Below are some of our favorite post-Christmas shopping destinations. Share your favorites in the comment section below.
1. Saks Fifth Avenue
Starting Friday morning from 8am until noon, Saks will be enticing shoppers with discounts for a total savings of up to 70% off. So set your alarm clocks, because after the clock strikes noon the additional savings ends. The sale has already started online, which means that you don’t even need to get out of bed to participate in discounts. An adorable Kate Spade ‘HELLO TOKYO’ bag is just about $100 from around $300, a Duvetica puffer is $510 from $850 and Stella McCartney zipper-detail sweater is $321 from $1070.
Luxury e-tailer, Net-a-Porter, already started their second markdown and some items are reduced up to 70% off. Starting this evening, you will notice that a lot more merchandise will be reduced to that 70% off mark. Purified brand creepers are $222 from $740, Aquazzura disco studded booties are $388 from $1295 and an Opening Ceremony top is $142 from $475.
3. Manolo Blahnik
Manolo Blahnik usually starts their first markdown immediately after New Years. The discount is normally 33% off but if you can wait three weeks, prices get slashed to 50%. Then, right when you think your winter blues can’t get any worse, Manolo starts their February clearance sale where shoes are discounted up to 75% off.
4. Ralph Lauren
When Ralph Lauren slashes up to 70% off we’ve been known to raid the Rhinelander Mansion for cashmere sweaters for ourselves. The best part is that most of the leftover men’s stock is a size XS, which is just perfect for us. Just be careful, prices in the store don’t always match up online. So you might be better off just staying at home and shopping on-line. We found a Black Label cashmere sweater that comes to $350 from $995, classic riding boots with a chain detail are $527 from $1250 and a small Ricky tote is under $700 from $1960.
5. Barneys New York
Early on Barneys started out having the best markdown opportunities. At this point, it’s losing a bit of headway as other stores move past the 60% discount. Their biggest advantage is their fashion lusty inventory. Marni ankle boots are $319 from $790, a Marissa Webb coat is $319 from $800 and a black and white Maison Martin Margiela sweater is $650 from $1625.