Why Are All The High End Fashion Stores Leaving Downtown Areas In The Twin Cities?

Well, it’s official, the last vestiges of Saks, Saks Off Fifth, has left the Nicollet Mall.  First to leave the Twin Citiess was Neiman Marcus, next Bloomingdales–even from their location at the Mall of America, and now Saks Outlet Downtown Minneapolis store.  Now one can understand the former stores leaving during the economic decline, yet, one would have thought Bloomingdales would have kept their MOA store with all its’ international traffic, and Saks Outlet is a popular chic, designers bargain basement store–perhaps the downtown location was not the most advantageous, but hopefully we will see them return at a more strategic location in the Twin Cities.  As of now, its’ location will be filled with another super Walgreens store as part of the city’s downtown revitalization.

Perhaps this is yet another sign that the sick economy has not fully recovered.

The Dog Days Of Summer-Clearance

The store aisles are packed with Back-the-School supplies and the switch from summer to fall that  began mid-July in now almost completed.  The bargain hunter has his/her work  cut out for them as the pickings are pretty lean right now unless there is a last minute shot in the arm for sales by retailers for Labor Day Weekend.

  •    Younkers Yellow Dot Sale additional 40% off.  They have added a Black Dot in-store to this sale of additional 50% off.  Better sale online of up  to  75% off as oppose to in-store of up to 70% off.  Also, best deals are had on merchandise with 2 or more markdowns.  Online prices already reflect discount.  Free standard shipping on purchase of $75 or more, promo code :  FREESHIP75Markdown Mom found one black dot item, denim maxi dress, but it had hole in bottom of skirt–really!
  • Dillard’s.  Okay. Dillards Clearance Sale was last week, but there are still deals to be had, if you dig deep enough.  The only thing that continues to bite is their shipping charges that charge more for spending more.
  • Saksoff5th.com Labor Day Sale. 40% off use promo code:  LABORDAYIn-Store Blowout, Buy 1 and Get 2 free through 9/1/2014!
  • JCPenney50%-70% off in all departments,  price listed  includes discount.  Look for clearance signs

Good Luck & Be Careful Out There!