Bergdorf Goodman and the non-Manhattan Neiman Marcus are the latest department stores to take their winter merchandise to the third markdown. The discount at Neiman Marcus is officially up to 70% off and Bergdorf’s is boasting discounts hitting 75% off.
Looking at the sales at both stores toe-to-toe– literally– we found the discounts to be nearly the same. Shoes are 50% off expect when comparing older style merchandise. Prada rubber floral slides are $177 from nearly $400, Balenciaga crystal encrusted satin pumps are $1292 from $2380 and Aquazzura ankle wrap shoes are about $400 from almost $800.
The handbag section is still worth a browse. We are surprised to see so many options still available. Here is a Fendi bag strap that’s now ‘just’ $1400 from $4650 or a more reasonably priced strap is $550 from $1100. (Bags sold separately.) We also found a Balenciaga Blackout City bag in aqua for $1225 from $1445. Our absolute favorite is this Elizabeth and James grummet detailed tote bag that is only $322 from $625.
Among the clothing we found this Delpozo dress, we think it’s from the Summer, but it’s discounted 75% off and comes to $500 from $2050. Adorable cropped Frame jeans are $85 from $245. Over this way is a Dolce & Gabbana leopard print dress that’s $770 from $2200.
We must admit that the selection and sizing are better at Neiman Marcus but it pays to browse both sites. The companies have become very good at avoiding overlap and the assortments are quite different.
These are the final markdowns at both stores but later this month there will be additional discount promotions. You just never know what merchandise will last that long.