It’s that time of year again! All of the designer leftovers from Saks Fifth Avenue stores on the east coast have migrated to the 9th floor of the Fifth Avenue flagship store. The discount is now a steep 70% discount. Internet shoppers can find similar deals online but just don’t expect the same variety of high-end designers.
Currently, the most plentiful racks include Ralph Lauren Black Label, Piazza Sempione, St. John’s, Escada, Carolina Herrera, Reed Krakoff, MaxMara, and TSE. Other designers with dedicated sale racks include Stella McCartney, Brunello Cucinello, Donna Karen and Oscar de la Renta. Designers mixed in among other racks include limited sizes of Dolce & Gabbana, Chloe, Jason Wu, Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen.
During a quick browse we found an Oscar dress for $337, a McQueen dress for $418 and a Dolce & Gabbana tweed pencil skirt for just $188. In addition, we found lots of exquisite evening wear including, a tailored black Valentino cocktail dress that is now $777 and a unique embellished Monique Lhuillier number for $641.
Unfortunately, cloths from Missoni, Pucci, Herve Leger, Dior, Fendi and Chanel were either all sold out or excluded from the additional markdown. If you don’t see anything you like this week, we suggest you keep checking back. Shipments from other stores are still en route.
Before heading out you may want to take a spin through the 8th floor shoe department. Shoes aren’t technically included in the consolidation sale, but the markdown is currently 60% and includes Christian Louboutin and Chanel. We found it hard to resist a pair of brown suede Brian Atwood Maniac-esque Power platform pumps for $229 and Gucci Sigourney studded sandals for $318.
This is an ideal time to stock up on summer clothing to get you through the rest of the season. If you're already well stocked you you can always save your new buys for cruise.