Just days before Christmas… and retailers are offering holiday discounts.  One of them, Barneys where its now at the second markdown at up to 60-percent off selected items…

I quickly scoped out the Madison Avenue store last night (scanning the sales on designer handbags and shoes).  Some of the sale items I spotted include the following:  Madam Lanvin small shoulder bag for $839 (was $2,097), Marc Jacobs blue textured leather Eddie Satchel for $799 (was $1,995), Proenza Schouler shopping tote for $369 ($615).  There was a fairly good selection of designer shoes, including Christian Louboutin satin/rhinestone pumps (now $809, was $1350),  Chanel platforms (now  $555, was $925),  Prada two-tone slingbacks (now $329, was $650), Prada black patent leather flats (now $289, was $570), and a pair of  Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte (now $569, was $1,425).

The discount at Saks Fifth Avenue is also up to 60-percent off… As Mizhattan tells us, wait until after this Sunday and you’ll get even better deals when the store kicks off its post-Christmas sale on Monday, December 26th when the markdown is up to 70 percent off and 50-percent off sale items.  If you can’t make it into the store, the post-Christmas sale starts online on December 25th at 12:01am (ends the next day at 11:59pm).

At Bloomingdales, the Holiday sale is now at 25 to 50 percent off select items.  Bloomies “insiders” get an extra 15-percent off on regular and sale items if they use their Bloomingdales card.