The shopping excursion in New Jersey was just the beginning for Larry… His curiosity got the best of him so he had to check out the end-of-season-sales at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, and Barneys. Here’s Larry’s report:

I first stopped at the Saks consolidation sale and found a few racks of shoes. The signs say “up to 70% off” so I thought the deals would be better than the 60% off deals from the Fourth of July. I was WRONG!! Basically Saks just kept the same shoes on the racks with the same 60% discount and just stressed the words “UP TO.” I felt gypped!! I saw these great pair of Diesel sneakers for 60% off at $35, but didn’t get them out of principle. On top of that, the selection was picked over from the previous weeks AND the salespeople were so rude! (I was pretty shocked, to say the least).

Next, I headed over to the “consolidation” room where clothes from the other Saks stores were compiled. I found pretty much the same thing. Most items were at 60%. The only difference than the previous weeks was the bigger selection of clothes. In my opinion, there’s just too much to rummage through (it would drive any sane person crazy). Just not worth it.

After Saks, I stopped at Bergdorfs where the deals were up to 75% off. I have to say here is where you’ll find some great deals with the actual discount advertised! I first spotted great leather belts (the house brand) going for under $100. An amazing deal for handmade Italian leather belts. The third floor had racks of high-end designer clothes from Gucci to Etro to Prada. I saw a great Maison Martin Margiela leather jacket for $500+ and a Gucci trench coat for $400+ (originally $1200-$1700). Other great deals were on dress shirts where I found Gucci going for around $89 each and Etro going for as low as $79 each.

Next stop, Barneys where the markdown is now up to 75% off. The men’s selection didn’t disappoint. The best deal I saw was a Bottega Veneta cashmere sweater for $299. It’s a little too pricey for me, but for the notoriously overpriced Bottega Veneta I thought it was a bargain especially since it was cashmere. There was also Bottega Veneta dress shirts for $139 from $390. Other deals included Barneys brand leather made in Italy belts for a little more than $50 as well as Ferragamo belts starting at $110.

Alas, I couldn’t stop thinking about those Diesel sneakers at Saks Fifth Avenue so I caved inn, went back after all this and bought them. I wasn’t going to let rude salespeople get in my way. 5-hours after my shopping excursion I was happy with the way the day ended.

All in all, I suggest skipping the Saks sale to keep one’s sanity, but definitely check out Barneys and Bergdorfs since I found their discounts to be as advertised. Do the people at Saks think we’re stupid and don’t notice these things?

-Larry Label Whore

 

 Bergdorf Goodman end of season sale