The discounts have been good for some time but this is likely the final week to snag what’s left of the winter collections at department stores. Today we checked in at Saks Fifth Avenue to take stock of what merchandise is left and their prices.
We started off at the top, in the shoe mega-floor. The discounted shoes now make up less than 25% of the sales floor space. Actually, there are probably only 10 racks of sale shoes. Right now, the discount is an extra 20% off the sticker price. That brings the final discount to about 70% on most shoe styles. Shoppers will find lots of Manolo Blahniks, Jimmy Choo, Balenciaga and Stuart Weitzman.
A gold Manolo BB is now $180 from $595 and sparkling satin pumps $562 and $1875. We found a lone pair of platform Chanel pumps that come to $290 from $950, and Fendi sandals are $225 from $750 and Aquazzura leafy fringed ankle boots are $300 from $995. Online we found Fendi fur monster boots for $570 from $1900 and Lanvin hightop sneakers for $255 from $850.
If you’re looking for discounted clothing you should head to the second floor. Most of the sale merchandise is discounted 75% off. To get an accurate price you might need to find a sales person. The stickers and markdowns seem to be all over the place. It’s generally safe to just calculate 75% off the original price but it’s not foolproof.
You can check out lots of photos of what we found during our shopping trip inside the jump. Take note, all sales are final. You really can’t blame Saks for not wanting to see the merchandise come back when they are selling it so highly discounted.