We've spent the majority of the week exploring the sale selection of our local department stores. (You can click here to see what we found at Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman.) Today we tackled the presale shopping frenzy that's underway at Saks Fifth Avenue.
The discount on shoes and handbags is 30%. Clothing will be reduced up to 40%. Presale will continue through the weekend and the sale officially kicks off on Monday. That's when shoppers' purchases will ship out or they can pick them up.
Among the bag selection, we found a rather large selection of styles from Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, Jimmy Choo, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Stella McCartney. The Lanvin selection was already picked through but the sale selection from Dee Ocleppo is diverse and understated.
On eight, in the shoe emporium, everything that will be on sale is noted with a presale sign. The very large selection of Valentino and Giuseppi Zanotti sale shoes are displayed on tables. The rest of the sale shoes are on a maelstrom of racks. We were surprised to see so many Fendi monster style shoes. We spotted monster mohawk sneakers that are now $840 from $1200, bug stud flats that are $490 from $700 and jacquard espadrilles that are $280 from $400.
On the shoe racks (and all over the floor) we also spotted the best sale Gucci selection we've ever seen. Included in the Saks markdown are strappy booties that are about $900 from almost $1300, floral mules are $462 from $660 and linen clogs are about $700 from $1000.
You can scroll below to see the sale items online or click here to see dozens of pictures of shoes and bags that are now on sale.
Clothing: Delphine 646-370-0032
Shoe Salon: Gilbert 646-206-0618