From: Saks Fifth Avenue
Subject Line: Harper’s Bazaar picks Spring’s best only at Saks
Date: September 23
On the heels of Fashion Week, this email couldn’t be more perfectly timed or perfectly designed. I love that they avoided the boxy grid and messed things up a little. It has a fluidity to it that feels fresh. The copy is short and compelling, the call-to-action is clear, and the way they handled the partnership aspect of this email is really classy. Love how the Harper’s Bazaar logo looks like it’s actually part of the headline vs. being tacked on in an empty space. The secondary bonus message works really well in this email, too. Rather than go with a traditional boxed-in promo, they added some grit with a torn piece of paper.
Best of all, the landing page didn’t disappoint. It was clean and compelling, highlighting the top five trends and giving me Glenda’s take on each. And even though we’re headed into fall, I could still shop each spring trend if I was so inclined.
Overall, Saks has definitely stepped up their email game by mixing product-focused messages with dedicated emails featuring editorial content, as you can see here and here. As a copywriter who believes there is always a story to tell beyond Free Shipping and SALE, I love it.