Holiday cheer can be felt and heard throughout the city. Lights are twinkling, chestnuts are roasting, bells are ringing. Most department stores have entered the area of extreme markdowns. Saks Fifth Avenue has remained a serious holdout– but not for long.
Shoes and bags were only reduced by 30% to 40% off (until now). The bright spot is that there is still a tremendous amount of inventory among these most coveted categories. During our trip this week, we found a huge assortment of Balenciaga, Chloe, and Saint Laurent. You can see pictures here. Many of these items are still available online too.
Let’s hope that you still have shopping funds left because Saks just sent out a VIP link for its Christmas Day sale. We’ve been keeping a special eye out on this Balenciaga plaid Bolide-shape bag, that’s now $1072 from $3000 and the small one is $971. This BB crossbody is $682 from $1950. A Fendi By The Way bag is $1100 from $2200 and this Off-White tote is $468 from $1338.
Over in the shoe department, there is still a very large assortment of Chanel, which will go very fast once the next markdown takes effect. You can click here to see pictures of what’s still available.
Online, these Manolo Hangisi heels can be added to our addiction pile at $376 from $1045. The stacks are also filled with plenty of Alaia Bombe sandals that are a consideration at $504 from $1400. These studded Valentino suede boots have been a hot seller all season and there is a full-size range available for $1000 less than retail or $753. Don’t miss these classic Rockstuds for $450 or the heel on these Saint Laurent Teddy pumps for $375.
The Christmas sale should take the discount on clothing over 70%. There are still racks and rack and racks from which to choose. We have some pictures over this way. Grab this Prada lipstick skirt. It;s just $306 from $1010. This Cinq å Sept fox trim leather jacket is a real get if it’s under $500.
This is the VIP link, which means the sale hasn’t gone public. Once it does, all this good stuff will disappear fast. We warn you to shop with a focused eye and revel in the joy of saving.