Depends on what you are looking for, and the location. The designer sportswear at Saks Men in SF is amazing. The equivalent selection at NM SF is mediocre and generic. On the other hand, NM SF overwhelms by the number of high end brands they carry and the amount of merchandise. In general, the Saks in smaller locations, including Boston, carry mediocre merchandise. Actually, the NM in Boston is not that great either, come to think of it. Barneys is by far my favorite of the bigger chains. And I by far prefer small independent boutiques like Stel's in Boston, Ron Herman and the other Fred Segal boutiques and Scott and Co. in LA, Unis and Steven Alan in NYC, and Factory People in Austin to any of those big box stores.