Gucci started their private presale today online. Unlike past seasons, access takes more than just a special link. VIP shoppers need to sign into their accounts to view the discounted merchandise. Gucci shoppers who weren’t granted access will have to wait until the sale goes live after the weekend (we are told). For now, you can browse some of our screen shots.
Saks Fifth Avenue also started the private sale. Saks VIP shoppers were emailed a one time code to use on Gucci merchandise. If you were special enough to get an email code, be sure to check out all at once. Saks will not grant you a second code. Trust us, we spent 45 minutes on hold trying.
If you can’t access the other sites, go to Neiman Marcus right away if you’re looking to snag a great discount. The discounts range from 40% to 50% off. Here is a small Padlock GG that’s $990 from $1650, a medium Dionysus tote is $1500 from about $2500 and a vintage style wallet on a strap is $527 from $900. Among the shoes that are half-off are these floral painted rain boots that are $285 from $570, floral jacquard Dionysus pumps are $475 from $950 and super high color block platforms are $500 from about $1000.
Over at Bloomingdales there is a private link too. Frame loafers are $320 from $640, spiked block heels are $925 from $1050 and Lady Bug ballet flats are $447 from $995. The site doesn’t have any bags but you can shop the sale merchandise in stores and save 40%.
Be careful, these markdowns are dangerous. It’s easy to find yourself filling your cart with sale merchandise because the discounts are so good. Just be sure you really love the items you’re buying. Closet space in Manhattan is variably more valuable than most merchandise– especially when it’s on sale.