Sale season started very early this season. Most every other local department store has already taken a second cut on prices. Saks Fifth Avenue was the only neighborhood holdout, well, until this morning.
Right now, you can save up to 70% off at Saks. The store’s handbag department is still pretty well stocked and there are even more discounted options online. You can see pictures from inside the store right here. Online there is a remaining Saint Laurent Sulspice is $1465 from $2790, a Balenciaga tote is %656 from $1250, a Valentino velvet spike bag is $1650 from $3175, and a Loewe puzzle bag with fringe is $2040 from $3890.
Upstairs in the shoe department, there is still a very nice assortment of sale options. Most styles are reduced between 50% and 60% off. (Pictures are over here.) Online we spotted Gucci Yankee slides for about $500 from $1000. These Manolo Hangisis that we love are now $460 from $1025. Hangisis print flats are about the same price and solid classic Hangisi heels are $500 from $1000. Fendi Mani pool slides are hot but they are still $340 from $650.
Discounts on clothing are a little scattered. Most items are 60% off. At the store, we found lots of Moncler jackets reduced 50% off. You can click here to see pictures. A Moschino tee is $177 from $200, a Versace silk cardigan is $700 from $1550 and an Off-White sweatshirt is $250 from $550.
You can click over this way to see pictures of everything (or most everything) we saw at the store. Last season, Saks hardly had a second markdown. We are not sure what to expect concerning third price cuts. It appears as if Saks would like to schedule its own agenda but the competition to final markdowns is just too much pressure.