The windows have been revealed and there is only one final detail to make the holiday season official. Designer markdowns, of course. Saks Fifth Avenue has been hosting a presale for the past few days and the seasonal markdown ritual will be officially public starting Tuesday morning.
The biggest highlight of the Saks sale is the Gucci merchandise. No other store seems has publicly offered any discount on Gucci merchandise– yet. The markdown assortment isn’t wonderful but 40% off is the equivalent of two shots of toquilla– makes almost everything more attractive.
Among the Gucci merchandise that’s discounted 30% to 40% off are there print Gucci loafers, pumps with the removable jeweled bow, Zebra Princetowns with black fur, various colors and prints of the Marmont Double G Block Heels, some Marmont slides and Blossom pool slides. The sale also includes some styles of Gucci bags, including Blossom prints, Padlock bags and some styles of pouches. You can see pictures of more styles over here.
Beyond Gucci, there is a healthy selection of Balmain. This logo sweatshirt isn’t crazy expensive and is almost reasonable after the 40% discount. The logo Muscle tees come to just about $150 after the markdown and this ‘archival-worthy’ studded leather jacket is $2900 from about $5000.
Again, Christian Louboutin, Chanel, Celine and other designers aren’t part of the markdown yet. Usually those brands are added in early December and within days prices are cut to 50% off. Just don’t expect to find those Opium pumps hanging around waiting for you.