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Saks Black Friday: On a Scale of 1 - 10, We Give It a 6

Left: About 500 people queued outside of the entrances to shoes and handbags. Right: Like handbag locusts who descend on the field and leave nothing in their wake.
Left: About 500 people queued outside of the entrances to shoes and handbags. Right: Like handbag locusts who descend on the field and leave nothing in their wake.

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Remember all those crazy deals from last year's Saks Black Friday sale? Apparently, Saks meant business when they said that customers were just going to have to get used to paying full retail again. Which isn't to say that there weren't deals to be had. Just like always, the "take an extra 40% the sale price" handbag collection was picked clean in about five minutes flat. There were about twelve rows of shoe racks, but most of those were presale—no $175 Pradas, like in years past. Clothing afforded some choice pickin's: $45 Hudson jeans, $70 Rag and Bone trousers, $80 Marc by Marc Jacobs jackets, and $110 DFV dresses. We're keeping our fingers crossed that the day-after-Christmas sales yield better booty.
· Kiss deep holiday discounts goodbye: Saks CEO [Reuters]
· Saks [Official Site]