We’re still in the thick of the major spring-summer sale season, and that means that beyond the great individual bag deals we’ve rounded up for you below, we’ve got some more generalized good news on the money-saving front as well. First, the Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale is on, which means that you can save 20% off of almost any Bloomingdale’s purchase (including sale!) through June 9 with code FANDF.
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You guys are pros at this whole sale-shopping thing, and even if you aren’t, you’ve probably picked up on a few trick in the past week. One of the most obvious things you might have noticed is that in luxury fashion, the average discount you can expect on first markdowns is 30%. It’s the default that almost all major retailers go to, both online and in stores, with a few items reaching 40% or 50% to pull in hopeful shoppers and move the most overstocked items quickly.
I know that we’ve been talking about sales ad infinitum for the past week, but when what seems like every retailer on the planet conspires to take all their markdowns simultaneously, they leave us no choice. We’ve covered most of the department stores at this point, but before we sit back to wait for second markdown, we wanted to point your attention toward the SSENSE Sale.
Our favorite thing, other than the start of a sale, is when designers add new things to ongoing sales. That’s what’s just happened bright and early this morning at the semi-annual Net-a-Porter Sale, and if you check your favorite fashion sites instead of reading the newspaper with your weekend morning coffee, you’re in luck. Brands added to the sale include Proenza Schouler, Bottega Veneta and Michael Kors, all up to 50% off.
We’ve been obsessed with bag deals all week long (or for the last 10 days, actually – I still have fond memories of Memorial Day’s sale codes), but that doesn’t mean we’re ready to quit just yet. Since it’s Friday and all, we re-shopped all the sales we looked at earlier this week and found some exciting things. First and foremost, both Net-a-Porter and Neiman Marcus have added additional bags to their sale sections, which happened much quicker than it usually does.
We’ve spent the past few days in a frenzy of markdowns, seasonal sales and coupon codes, and now that we feel like we’ve scoured every corner of the Internet for great discount handbags, we figured that it was time to take a breather and see where things stand right now. Based on the rate at which the most lust-worthy designer bags have been disappearing from the sale pages of retailers left and right, we know that someone out there, possibly several someones, is buying things, and we want to hear about it.
While we were all caught up in the Net-a-Porter sale yesterday (and if you weren’t, you should go check it out immediately), another major sale launched, but with less fanfare: the Neiman Marcus sale, which boasts well over 500 discounted designer handbags, not to mention shoes, accessories, jewelry and clothes. In terms of sheer volume, this is the sale of the season to beat thus far.
Knowing that certain things never go on sale is one of the realities that most bag lovers face every day, but it doesn’t have to be. For so long, we’ve told ourselves that we have to buy designers like Chanel at full price, because the brand doesn’t put bags and jewelry on sale and buying secondhand can be risky – those were just the rules of the game.
If you’re an online shopping veteran (and we know you are), then we don’t have to explain this to you: the Net-a-Porter Sale just launched, and you want to get yourself over there right now to have first dibs on all the incredible stuff in the first round of discounts, which run up to 50% off regular retail. There is literally no time to spare.
Since it’s mid-morning on the day before most of us (at least in America) get a three-day weekend, I’m sure you need a little bit of online shopping fun to distract you. Don’t let me twist your arm or anything, but Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of the summer sale season, which means that sites like Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s have taken a ton of fresh markdowns on handbags and beyond, and all of it is in-season stuff that you can wear for months to come.