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Black Friday Retail Roundup

November 29, 2012
Saks 10022-SHOE Floor and Barney's Madison Avenue

Calling all gals, this post is just for you. Once the tidal wave of Thanksgiving excess has subsided, it’s time to indulge in a different and, let’s face it, infinitely more satisfying kind of splurge – hello, retail! With mayhem-inducing Black Friday upon us, we’ve decided to highlight two of the spots we’ll be raiding this year.

Following an extensive revamp over summer, the Saks 10022-SHOE department opened to near hysteria in August, with the 8th floor space expanded by 10,000 sq ft to house an equally inflated collection of casual and evening ladies shoes, including new lines from Carven, Jason Wu, MM6, Pierre Hardy, Proenza Schouler and Rachel Comey amongst myriad others. With a world’s-first Louis Vuitton designer shoe salon, complimentary on-site cobbler and iPads available for customer use, there’s no question Saks will attract sale-hunters in droves, so get in early and get ready to rumble.

A morning of stiletto-warfare will undoubtedly have left you famished, so beeline quicksticks to Barney’s Madison Avenue to compose yourself with lunch at Fred’s. After savouring Baltimore crab cakes, lobster bisque, fresh pasta, pizza or Mark’s Madison Salad, it’s time to attend to that other appetite – fa, fa, fashion! With almost every label du jour under the sun, from Marni and Marant to Lanvin, Lam and Lim, Barney’s is the ultimate destination for a Black Friday budget blowout. Purses out!

Saks / 611 Fifth Ave / +1 212 753 4000 / saksfifthavenue.com
Barney’s / 660 Madison Ave / +1 212 826 8900 / barneys.com
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