It's that time of the year again. The last calls at various department/ online stores are in full force. So far, Saks, Bergdorf, and Barney's have hit the "up to 75% off" sale. Neiman, on the other hand, is still stuck at 55% off. But I'm pretty sure they will get in line soon enough! After all, one only have so much money to spend, and people are not likely to wait till Neiman to go Last Call before heading to other clothing stores to grab all the good deals.
First up, Bergdorf Goodman. Not much is left online and the perennial that's not really 75% off does apply to their online store. Case and point, Moncler is still only 50% off among what's left. But these days, only very few Moncler stuff ever goes on sale anyway and there is couple wintery looking jacket/ vest that smart buyers can pick up now for later usage. Most of the Saint Laurent stuff are not even close to 50% off with few exceptions here and there. But since Hedi left, this is the second to the last season you can pick up his work so buy what you can before it's too late. Valentino stuff are also slim picking and most are barely 50% off anyway. Honestly, I would say skip the Bergdorf website unless you have nothing better to do as the "in" brands is pretty much only 50% off if that with couple exceptions.
Next Saks. There is a Saks in SF so I went there to see what's up since nothing much is left online. I have to say in person, there are a lot of stuff. If you like Givenchy, they have a pretty decent selection. But as you Givenchy lovers know, everything is cut either super big or regular. You just never know. There are some camubutterly neoprene sweatshirts. I think they have all the sizes. If I didn't have the hoodie version already, I would have totally jump on them since they are 75% off. Yes, literally 75% off. Not up to. Saks really have the best selection in SF of the Last Call markdowns IMO. If you are in SF, you should definitely hit it up. Unfortunately I didn't see any accessories or shoes on sale at Saks. So that's the downside. What's left online in the men's section is pretty pathetic. No need to bother. They do have the late Starchitect Zaha Hadid Rim Vessels cups online for sale at 70% off in the home section! I believe the price is for a set of four. These will be a collectors item for sure since I don't think it's widely distributed. Plus the designer is dead so there isn't exactly going to be lots more of Zaha Hadid home stuff in the future (if any). There is also decent amount of Missoni Home stuff on sale. Some of them are only 30% off while others are 70% off. My suggestion is buy the 70% off stuff online and head to Gilt.com for other Missoni Home stuff. There is also a healthy selection of Alessi stuff. Alessi barely ever go on sale so this is pretty good.... although the markdown is only 30% off. Kinda lame.
There's definitely bargain to be had this season if you dig deep within stores/ websites. I'll be reviewing some of my favorite pieces for the fall/winter of this year soon. Until then, happy hunting.