Friends and Family doesn't officially start at Saks Fifth Avenue until October 16th but in-the-know shoppers can start curating their discount purchases now. The markdown will be 25% off on clothing, shoes, and accessories. Jewelry will be discounted 20%. Unfortunately, beauty is not included in this promotion.
Speaking of sale exclusions, the list is extensive. Generally speaking, all luxury designer brands are excluded. The friends and family discount can be applied to most contemporary lines like Alice & Olivia, DVF, Rag & Bone, Milly, Valentino Red and most denim lines. Brands like Valentino, Proenza, Alexander Wang and Chloe are all excluded.
The sale begins in stores on October 16 and runs through Sunday, October 19th. Online shoppers are usually given a code to begin shopping the sale two days early. You can use the code FRNFAM at checkout.