It’s almost time for the season’s first round of markdowns. Before we get started, however, Neiman Marcus is hosting a clearance sale where discount merchandise is reduced an extra 30% off. That brings the total markdown near 85% off on some items. This is the highest reductions you will see before the merchandise is sent to the outlets.
This extra 30% off clearance sale only runs through Monday. The next big markdown will occur on Black Friday when designer merchandise takes gets its first price cut but the discounts are only up to 40% off. This is the perfect time to buy high-quality timeless items for a fraction of their retail prices.
Take these Manolo Blahnik sides that started at $675. You can walk out with them right now for under $240. If you’ve been following along closely you’ve seen us lusting after this Calvin Klein trench that was $2500. It’s now just $472. This Cushnie Et Ochs one-shoulder gown is something else at $350 from $2000, this Naeem Khan beaded dress is $870 from $2500 and this Caroline Constas mohair sweater is perfect for Winter and is just $121 from $500.
Among the shoes, we found these Aquazzura velvet blue boots that are really quite perfect at $260 from $825, Saint Laurent pony hair cowboy boots are $500 from $1600 and ankle wrap velvet flats from The Row are $550 from $800. The extra discount doesn’t apply to many styles of bags and we suggest skipping that section altogether.
Sizing is spotty on most clearance items. We would suggest sorting by size to avoid unnecessary disappointment. At this discount rate, it’s tempting to fantasize that an item will fit when it’s completely the wrong size. Don’t do it!