It's gift-with-purchase time again at Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, and both luxury retailers are vying for your beauty dollars by offering goodie bags. Both have their perks, but which store deserves your browsing time? To see a stupendous chart with all the details,
|The goods||Saks Fifth Avenue||Neiman Marcus||Advantage|
|Swag bag||Sixties-style floral cotton bag in three colors.||Patent pleather tote in three colors.||Neiman Marcus. Saks' bag is beachy and fun, but Neiman's is more versatile.|
|Minimum purchase||$75||$100. Spend $1,000 and get $100 back.||Saks. Besides, who's buying $1,000 of cosmetics these days?|
|Samples from...||Kiehl's, Clarins, Sisley Paris, Narciso Rodriguez Essence||La Mer, Clé de Peau, Dior, Molton Brown||Saks, who snagged the new Narciso Rodriguez scent first.|
|Other deals||Samples when you shop from La Mer and Jo Malone.||Tons of gifts with purchase||Neiman Marcus, no question about it.|
So which one is better? That depends. If you aren't looking to spend too much money, Saks gives you goodies for a smaller minimum purchase. But if you're ready to whip out your wallet, you can score more samples with Neiman Marcus.