The Saks Fifth Avenue Friends & Family sale started today and we were expecting the same old. Boy were we surprised by how friendly Saks can be. This week, shoppers can save 30% off select clothing, shoes and handbags and 20% off jewelry.
If you’re shopping online use the code FRNFAM at checkout. Just take note, the exclusion list is longer than ever. We counted over 300 exclusions. (Read: Not so friendly.) Some contemporary brands and popular denim brands that are normally included in the promotion are now excluded. Among the surprising exclusions are Tory Burch, Polo Ralph Lauren, Rag & Bone and Burberry Brit, McQ Alexander McQueen and T by Alexander Wang. Yes, it’s a bit overwhelming.
Finding desirable brands that are included in the discount isn’t easy but here’s a small list of brands that are eligible for the 30% discount: Red Valentino, Theory, Frame, Missoni, Milly, Alice & Olivia, jewelry brand Marco Bicego and Ippolita.
This isn’t a bad time to think ahead towards Mother’s Day, especially if you’re considering a jewelry brand that’s included in the friends and family promo. If you’re looking for savings on designer brands you are going to have to wait until the end of May.