Sunday, December 16, 2012

Bergdorf Goodman & Saks Discount War

Bergdorf Goodman (aka Neiman Marcus) and Saks are feuding with online sale promotions. Both retailers are offering shoppers additional savings off of already reduced merchandise but which store has the best discount? Lets find out.

From now through Wednesday, December 19 is offering customers an extra 20% savings on sale items with the code BGHLDY. We surfed the store and found that most designer clothing is now 55% off, shoes are 45% off and bags are 55% off. Take note that Christian Louboutin shoes are not in the sale section, Chanel isn't sold online and the merchandise and prices in stores may vary.

Over at, designer merchandise is up to 60% off. Our calculations figure that most designer clothing is 60% off, most shoes and handbags are still just 30% off. The kid's department is another area of the site where you will find 60% savings.

We put the two sales toe-to-toe with similar merchandise to see our theory with hard numbers. Seasonl jeweled Prada Mary-Janes are $1050 at Saks but come out to about $700 at Bergdorfs with the additional discount. However, a $1660 Jil Sander letter sweater will only cost you $600 Saks but about $800, or $200, more at Bergdorf Goodman.

So, Saks will be your best bet for clothing but you should step over to Neiman Marcus or Bergdorfs for shoes and bags. Remember this tale where ever you shop during the holiday season because no store can win in every department all the time.

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