The department stores are going to their first markdown. At Saks, shoes, handbags, clothing and other accessories will range from 30% to 40% off. The sale officially starts Monday but presale is underway. The call we received from a first floor specialist detailed the handbag department-- Bottega Veneta bags are 40% but Jimmy Choo and Gucci are just 30% off.
Meanwhile uptown, Barneys is marking their designers down 40%. The sale is also online but beware, there are many shoe styles that didn't sell when there were 70% off this winter.
The good department store markdowns may be slow but they are coming. Until then we'll keep a watchful eye
Saks Contact: Christina (Bottega Veneta) 212-753-4000