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
Saks is enticing shoppers with discounts for a total savings of up to 70% off. We suggest you get there when the store opens because when the clock strikes noon the additional savings end. Online shoppers can begin shopping the extra discounts from now through midnight Monday. Givenchy high Shark Lock boots in nude are reduced to $526 from $1200, Balmain ankle-high boots with a chain are $760 from $1800 and Giuseppe Zanetti studded booties are $540 from $1300.
2. Barneys New York
Barneys still has better markdown opportunities than their competitors. Shortly, the store will begin to lose its competitive edge as other stores reduce accessories and shoes past 60%. The biggest Barneys advantage is their fashion lusty inventory. As an added incentive, our New York favorite is offering an additional 10% off sale prices, which brings the final discount to about 65% off. A Saint Laurent ruffled and tulle dress is $890 from $2500, a blazer from The Row comes to $1500 from $4100, Acne ankle boots are just $290 from $800 and a Frame jeans are $80 from $230.
Luxury e-tailer, Net-a-Porter, already started their second markdown and some items are reduced up to 70% off. Post Christmas, you will notice that a lot more merchandise reduced to that 70% off mark. Michael Kors ‘candies’ are $128 from $425, Tabitha Simmons suede high heel loafers are $218 from $725 and a lace-up Balmain dress is $1000 from $3500.
5. 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.
5. Ralph Lauren
When Ralph Lauren slashes over 70% off we’ve been known to raid the Rhinelander Mansion for cashmere sweaters for loved ones and ourselves. The best part is that most of the leftover men’s stock is a size XS, which is just perfect for you. 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 online. Right now, online shoppers can save an additional 30% off already reduced merchandise.