Last year, nearly every store started their markdowns on the same day. It was chaos for the consumer and everyone who watches sales– mainly us. This season, the discounts have been a little staggered and we are even waiting for more to launch.
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Before we go into the weekend, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at the status of sales at our local stores. Usually, our comparison sheet is focused on Saks, Bergdorfs, and Barneys. Sadly, we are knocking Barneys off our standard comparison paradigm but will continue to track the liquidation status on its own. This season, we welcome NYC newcomers, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, to the spreadsheet.
Most stores are discounted “up to 50% off” but only some retailers have taken a big cut from this season’s top merchandise. For example, Neiman Marcus has some items reduced 50% off but merchandise anything good from this season is reduced just 30%. Below is our famous markdown spreadsheet. Take note, Nordstrom’s online sale won’t go live until Sunday. For now, we left all its fields as N/A.
Feel free to reference the Excel schematic for all your weekend shopping needs. In addition, don’t miss the Net-A-Porter sale, which is excellent this season and Luisa Via Roma is extending an additional 20% off sale items with the code BF20 as part of a “pre-Black Friday” promotion.
All weekend long we will post great finds on Instagram. If you see something, say something. We need all the eyes searching for that prize.