As you enter the consolidation department, we suggest heading right, near the children's department. (Online shoppers can proceed by clicking here.) There you will find a selection of clouting from designers like Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Giambattista Valli, Moschino, Etro and Proenza. A black and white Courreges dress dress is $886 from $2215, a Jason Wu leather and wool military jacket is $1110 from $2775, a print Etro dress is $1232 from $3089, a Marni cotton shift dress is just $165 from $236 and a dress from the Row with suede and lace detail is $1240 from $3100. Mind you, these are the sticker prices. Each item is an additional 25% off, which brings the total savings to 80% on some items.
Among our favorite pieces is a Aquilano Rimondi dress for $708 from $1180 or just about $490 with the additional discount. Derek Lam wool pants with a lace overlay come to a total of $720. (You can see a full set of pictures from the sale after the jump.)
If you're looking for bags and shoes, we suggest shopping elsewhere. The selection of reduced bags located near the right elevator bank is dismal. There are barely two dozen styles, most of which are Marc Jacob. The best of the bunch is a Marni tote that's about $500 from $832. (There's no additional discount on the bags.) The selection of discount shoes isn't much better. There areonly six racks of shoes, most of which are generally undesirable.
As we're sure you can take away, the Saks Consolidation sale is rather good for clothing. The sale is especially good if you're fan of bold prints. We suggest shopping the 9th floor several times over the next two weeks. There should be a rather steady flow of new merchandise from other North Eastern Saks stores.
Click below for a full collection of more than 20 pictures from our shopping trip.