A Guide to the Best Markdowns: Saks vs Barneys vs Bergdorfs

December 3, 2018 by Lila Delilah

Sale season is in high gear. The markdowns and promotions have been more agressive than we remember in almost a decade. Right now you can spot merchandise markdowns of about 50% off at  many department stores. This season, it’s  even harder to keep up as many stores are adding extra limited-time promotional discounts.

Below is a comparison chart of Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue. We added an extra column for promotions. Remember these are limited time and tend to change at a moment’s notice.

The handbag selection at Saks is much better than its competitors but that’s because the discount isn’t very good. We suggest you do your browsing now and put your favorites in your cart. When the next markdown happens –likely, later this week– you’ll be set and ready to check out. On the flip side, we found so much great clothing at Saks already discounted to 60% off. Get sorting!

No stores are discounting Chanel, just yet. We are told that the Chanel boutiques won’t go on sale this season. All Chanel markdowns will occur at department stores.

Here is your discount cheat sheet:


Barneys David- barneysshoeman@gmail.com

Bergdorf Goodman
Handbags & Accessories: Janet_Paszkiewicz@bergdorfgoodman.com
Shoes: Paul_Passarelli@bergdorfgoodman.com

Saks Fifth Avenue
Contact: Fifth Avenue Club (Eric) 212-753-4000


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