fyi: double thanks, I actually picked up a couple of things - an Armani linen safari like blazer I've had my eye on for a while (can't believe my size was still there!) plus, and this is where it gets interesting - a fantastic cotton/linen blend Loro Piana shirt.
Most of SF'dom won't understand why a LP shirt would be a big deal; it's because our NM never carries it, or most other real high end stuff that other NMs stock every day. But, lo and behold, there was a small LP rack. I talked with an SA who said NM is changing their sale strategy - they're going to drag them out longer and share more inventory between the stores during, even across store "tiers". He was as pleasantly surprised as I was at the LP shipment. He also said that he expects more arrivals of different, not normally carried here, merchandise specifically for the sale. Hmmm.
I should be careful what I wish for because I am tapped out
They keep us on sartorial life support here in Orlando, have to look out for my Orlando bros