The Saks Fifth Avenue Friends & Family sale started online and in stores. Despite the attractive 25% off discount clothing, shoes and accessories, there aren’t many designer options included in the promotion.
Far gone are the days of a friendly across-the-board discounts but there are still some designer-y items from which to choose. The friends and family sale is bundled in one link but Saks was extra tricky and added sale merchandise that’s not eligible for the additional discount. (Some designers, like Valentino and Calvin Klein are just on markdown from last season.)
Shopping the sale like isa little like playing a hopscotch game. Shoppers can apply the discount to some Proenza Schouler and Opening Ceremony, Cult Gaia, and Edie Parker. Again, the items that are included seem pretty random.
The shoe selection is pretty bleak if you’re looking for premium designer discounts. The section is filled with designer sale merchandise but almost none are eligible for the friends and family discount. We like these white Schutz boots that are $195 from $250 and these rainbow slides from Loeffier Randall are perfect for sunny days.
Some of our favorite friends and family items included this Chiara Boni dress that’s $208 from $700, a Mara Hoffman rainbow one-piece that’s $213 from $285, a BCBG lace top that’s $98 from $188 and a metallic Black Halo dress that’s $168 from $375. It’s not a bad idea to stock op on Swell bottles, which are also included in the sale, before camp and Summer.
For what it’s worth, the promotion runs through Monday online but we wouldn’t be surprised if there was an extension. First markdown on designer merchandise is usually Memorial Day weekend but we hear that first markdowns of sale season might be pushed until June this year.