Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Friends and Family Sale: Saks & Shopbop

The hugely popular Shopbop friends and family sale kicked off today. Shoppers can use the code INTHEFAM25 and save an additional 25% off most items on the site. Of course, the three day sale includes some designer exclusions but Shopbop's list isn't too bad. You can click here to see the full list of what items to avoid-- MCM, Victoria Beckham and Alexander Wang, Tory Burch are a few.

We always suggest you start your shopping in the 60% off department and work your way back. (Merchandise discounted 70% is final sale, and we tend to avoid online shopping if backsies are not allowed.) A Y-3 track jacket comes to just $100 from $360, shredded boyfriend jeans from Goldsign are about $80 from $280 and Vita Fede hoop earrings are $125 from $300.

Not to be outdone, Saks Fifth Avenue started their friends and family sale online too. The discount promotions begins in stores on Thursday and runs through that weekend. The discount is 25% off clothing, shoes and accessories and 20% off jewelry.

If you remember, last season, the Saks friends and family discount was 30% but that's not the case today. Shoppers can use the code THANKYOU to activate the discount when shopping online. The list of exclusions seems longer than ever. Some brands that are included in the discount are Alice & Olivia, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Milly, Moschino and Vince. The exclusions are so extensive that even Helmut Lang and Rag & Bone aren't participating.

The first big Saks markdown usually happens during the first week of November. We suggest hanging waiting until then if the items you fancy aren't included in today's friends and family.

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