Happy Cyber Monday! 57 Sales (And Kat’s Top 11)

sales175 punyHappy Cyber Monday, ladies! There are lots of great deals to be had — what are you guys on the hunt for?

  • 6pm.comTry code 6PMCYBMON113020142053 to get 20% off your entire order. Also: big sales on Coach, Dansko, Ugg — and a hot $24 deal every hour, for 24 hours (starting at 11/30, 9PM PST).
  • Amazon - Spend $100 and receive 30% off clothing, shoes, watches, and more. Enter the promo code CYBERMON14 at checkout for a discount on eligible items. Brands include Michael Stars, Calvin Klein, French Connection, Vince Camuto, BCBG Max Azria. 50% off Frye shoes, 40% or more off luxury watches, 60% off Amazon-exclusive Cole Haan Antonia satchels, up to 70% off handbags, and more.
  • Ann Taylor – 50% off with code CYBER50.
  • Anthropologie – Free shipping on all orders, and 20% off all sale items with code EXTRAJOLLY.
  • ASOS – 30% off everything with code ILOVEMONDAYS.
  • Banana Republic – 40% off your purchase with code CYBER.
  • Bare Necessities – 25% off select items plus free shipping with code CM25.
  • Baublebar – 20% off with code CYBER20. (Need an invite? Click here.)
  • Bergdorf Goodman – Extra 20% off already reduced 5F ready-to-wear, accessories, and select designer collections.
  • Bloomingdale’s – Up to 30% on designer handbags, 25% off a selection of regular and sale price items.
  • Bluefly – Up to an extra 50% off for savings up to 80% off — Gucci, Prada, Tahari, Rebecca Minkoff, Badgely Mischka, and more.
  • Boden – 30% off everything with code 3K3G.
  • Brooks Brothers – 30% off select styles + 10% off your entire purchase.
  • Club Monaco – Stack your savings for up to 80% off — 20% off if you spend $200+, 25% off if you spend $300+, 30% off if you spend $500+ — and take an extra 30% off sale and clearance. Code: CYBERSALE.
  • Coach – Up to 50% off on select items.
  • C. Wonder – 40% off sitewide.
  • Dillards – take an additional 50% off all permanently reduced merchandise, including lots from Antonio Melani.
  • Dorothy Perkins – 30% off everything, online and in store. Plus, free shipping when you spend $50 with code DPSHIP50.
  • DVF – 40% off fall styles. 15% off sitewide with code CYBER15.
  • eBags – 20% off your entire purchase with code CYBER. Cyber Monday deals: save up to 70%.
  • Eloquii – Use code MANIA to get 50% off sitewide + extra 10% off when you spend $125.
  • eShakti – Up to 60% off.
  • Express – 50% off sitewide + free shipping.
  • Forever 21 – 20% off $60+ with code CYBER20, 30% off $120+ with code CYBER30.
  • French Connection – 40% off sitewide with code FC40BF.
  • Hugo Boss – Additional 15% off sale items, online only — use code CYBER15 at checkout. 
  • J.Crew – 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no minimum, with code MONDAY.
  • JCrew Factory: Today only: 50% off everything (prices as marked), plus get an extra 10% off and free shipping with code YOUVEGOTSALE.
  • Jones New York – Take an additional 50% off sale, plus free shipping on all orders.
  • Kate Spade New York – enjoy 30% off everything during the Cyber Monday sale with code CYBER30.
  • Kate Spade Saturday – Cyber Monday Sale! Use promo code OHWOW and enjoy 30% off sitewide.
  • Kohl’s – 20% off with code CYBERTAKE20.
  • Lands’ End – 40% off regular-priced styles plus free shipping with code CYBER and PIN 1234.
  • Last Call by Neiman Marcus – Extra 40% off entire site plus free shipping on any purchase with promo code CYBERME.
  • The Limited – 60% off online exclusives plus 50% everything else, including sale items; 40% off the Scandal Collection, with code THANKS. $19 cable knit sweaters.
  • L.K. Bennett – 30% off sitewide + free shipping with code AW14.
  • LOFT – 50% off everything with code MONDAY.
  • Lord & Taylor – Extra 25% off regular-priced and sale items with code MONDAY.
  • Macy’s – Extra 15% off Cyber Monday + 2-Day Specials.
  • ModCloth – 25% off sitewide with code CYBERMONDAY.
  • Neiman Marcus – Spend $200, get $50 gift card; spend $500, get $125 gift card; spend $1,000, get $250 gift card; spend $2,000, get $500 gift card; use code GC4YOU.
  • Net-a-Porter – 50% off Jimmy Choo, Chloé, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, and more.
  • New York & Company – Everything 50-80% off plus free shipping with no minimum; save extra $30 off your $100 purchase with code 1414; save extra $15 off your $50 purchase with code 1419 (excludes doorbusters, web busters, NY deals, clearance, gift cards).
  • Nine West – Extra 20% off purchase of $125+; 50% off all boots and booties; up to 50% off pumps, flats, and sandals; up to 50% off handbags and accessories; free shipping.
  • Nordstrom – Up to 40% off select items. Savings on Marc by Marc Jacobs, Vince, Michael Kors, Cole Haan, Rebecca Minkoff, Stuart Weitzman, and more.
  • Paula’s Choice – 15% off everything and get free shipping.
  • Payless Shoesource – 25% off everything with code ZZCYBER, women’s holiday dress items 50% off.
  • Pendleton – Free shipping, no minimum – plus new fall markdowns.
  • Piperlime – 30% off sitewide + 40% off markdowns with code CYBERSALE.
  • Reiss – Up to 30% off selected lines.
  • Saks – Extra 40-50% off sitewide with code CLICKTOIT. Up to an extra 50% off holiday fashion finds, like 50% off Fendi watches, with code HOLIDAYFF. Free shipping and free returns with code HOLIDAY; free gift box and bow upon request at checkout (through 12/31).
  • Sephora – Receive a Cyber Monday Mystery Sample Bag with any $25 purchase with code SURPRISE.
  • Shoes.com – Extra 25% off sale items.
  • ShopBop – 15% off orders of $250+, 20% off orders of $500+, 25% off orders of $1000+ with code GOBIG14.
  • Talbots – 50% off one item, regular-priced — plus 40% off your entire purchase.
  • Theory – 40% off selected merchandise.
  • White House | Black Market – 30% off your entire purchase with code 19959, exclusively online.

Happy Thanksgiving! 52 Great Sales!

sales175 punyHappy Thanksgiving! Which stores will you be shopping, online or in person, this week? We’ll be updating you through the weekend and Cyber Monday, so stay tuned… Friday’s additions are in red. Saturday’s additions are in pink.

  • 6pm – Black Friday Mega Sale! 70% off Frye, Nine West and Clarks, 80% off designer footwear like Cole Haan, L.A.M.B., and Pour La Victoire.
  • Amazon – Up to 30% off women’s clothing, up to 60% off women’s athletic shoes, up to 70% off jewelry gifts. Up to 65% off shoes. 60% or more off clothing.
  • Ann Taylor – 50% off your entire purchase with code THANKS. 40% off your entire purchase with code ENJOY40.
  • Anne Klein – 40% off sitewide.
  • Anthropologie – 25% off sitewide with code HOLIDAY25 . 20% off all items with code HOLIDAY20.
  • ASOS – 25% off party wear. 30% off everything with code TGIBF.
  • Banana Republic – 50% off one full-priced item with code BRFIFTY, 40% off the rest of your purchase with code BRFORTY.
  • Bare Necessities – 25% off sitewide with code THANKS. 25% off sitewide with code BF25. 25% off with code CYBER.
  • Barneys – Up to 40% select styles.
  • Bergdorf Goodman – Extra 20% off already reduced 5F ready-to-wear, accessories and select designer collections. Up to 40% off select designer sportswear collections.
  • Bloomingdale’s – Big Brown Bag Sale: up to 50% on select items, $25 off almost every $200 (through 11/29).
  • Bluefly – Extra 50% select dresses, coats up to 75% off. Up to 80% off Gucci, Tahari, Badgley Mischka, Rebecca Minkoff, Valentino, and more.
  • Boden – 30% off sitewide. 
  • Brooks Brothers – 30% off select sweaters (through 12/1).
  • Club Monaco – 30% off cashmere styles including gloves, scarves, hats, and more with code SUPERSOFT. 20% off $200+, 25% off $300+, 30% off $500+. 
  • Cole Haan – 30% off almost everything. 50% off select women’s boots, ballets, and bags.
  • CUSP – Up to 40% off, and extra 20% off sale items (through 11/29).
  • C. Wonder – 40% off sitewide.
  • Dorothy Perkins – Up to 30% off everything.
  • DVF – 40% off fall styles (through 12/1).
  • eBags – Up to 70% off.
  • Eloquii – 50% off your entire purchase with code BLITZ plus 60% off your favorites (through 11/30). $50 credit on a future purchase with purchase on Black Friday.
  • eShakti – Up to 70% off (through 11/28). Up to 60% off (through 12/1).
  • Express – 50% off everything (through 11/28). Additional 60% off clearance items, jeans 40% off.
  • French Connection – 30% off entire site with code 30FCBF (through 11/28 at midnight). Sale extended.
  • Forever 21 – Extra 30% off sale items.
  • Henri Bendel – 20% off $100+, 25% off $200+, 30% off $300+ full price, plus free shipping. 30% off $250, 25% off $150 (through 11/30).
  • J.Crew – 30% off select full-price styles and 40% off sale items with code HOLIDAY (through 11/30).
  • J.Crew Factory – 50% off everything with code THANKS (through 11/30).
  • Jones New York – 30% off full-priced styles (ends 11/29).
  • Kate Spade New York – Up to 75% off (through 11/29). 25% off entire site with code HOLLYJOLLY.
  • Kate Spade Saturday – Take 30% off all full-price styles with code DEALME.  Tons of stuff marked 50% off or more in the sale section. 
  • Kohl’s – 15% off with code THANKS15 (through 11/30). $34.99 Apt.9 cashmere sweaters, 60% off select outerwear, 40-50% off watches (11/28 through 3pm CST). Take extra 20% off with code CYBER20 (through 12/3).
  • Lands’ End – 40% off select categories each day and 30% off the remainder of your order (through 11/30).
  • Last Call by Neiman Marcus – Up to 60% off (through 11/28). Extra 40-60% off everything. Extra 30-50% off everything, extra 40-50% off sweaters, hats, coats, gloves, scarves, and more.
  • The Limited – 50% off your purchase plus free shipping with code THANKS. 40% off the Scandal Collection; $25 sweaters.
  • L.K. Bennett – Up to 30% off with code LKBBF.
  • LOFT – 50% off everything with code TREAT. 40% off everything.
  • Lord & Taylor – 20% off regular & sale items and 25% off fine jewelry with code THANKS (through 11/30).
  • Macy’s – Extra 15% off Thanksgiving Sale + Black Friday Specials with code THANKS (through 11/29).
  • ModCloth – 50% off select styles (through 11/30).
  • Neiman Marcus – Save up to 50% off when you take an additional 20% off select already-reduced prices (through 11/28).
  • New York & Company – Everything 50-80% off plus free shipping (through 12/2).
  • Nine West – 50% off all booties and boots, up to 50% off pumps, flats, sandals, bags, and accessories.
  • Nordstrom – Designer clearance up to 40% off.
  • Paula’s Choice – 15% off everything and get free shipping (through 12/7 9pm PST).
  • Piperlime – 25% off sitewide (through 11/29).
  • Reiss – Up to 30% off selected lines.
  • Saks – 60% off select styles (through 11/28). Up to 50% off (through 11/30).
  • Sephora – $10 Black Friday beauty deals.
  • Shoes.com – Extra 30% off sale items. 15% off sitewide with code SHOES15 or 30% off sale shoes with code BLACK (through 11/29).
  • ShopBop – 15% off orders of $250+, 20% off orders of $500+, 25% off orders of $1000+ with code GOBIG14.
  • Talbots – 40% off your entire purchase. 50% off one regular-price item until noon 11/28, 40% off your entire purchase all day.
  • Theory – 40% off selected merchandise (through 12/1).
  • White House | Black Market – 30% off your purchase with code 11989 (through 11/28). 25% off your entire purchase with code 15406 (through 11/3o).

Over-the-Knee Boots at the Office?

otk boots for workWhile doing our round-up of knee-high boots, I was struck by how things have changed in such a short time — when I first started this blog, knee-high boots were still pretty scandalous, and over-the-knee boots (or OTK boots) were completely, totally risqué.  Cut to today, and they’re EVERYWHERE — flat versions, high-heeled versions, on most best seller lists, with rave reviews from everyone from 20-somethings to 60-somethings.  I know Jean at ExtraPetite has talked about wearing her 5050s for the commute, but I thought it might be interesting to have a poll: are over the knee boots so omnipresent that you can wear them to work? (Pictured: Screenshot of the Stuart Weitzman 5050 from Zappos, where they’re $635; they’re also at Nordstrom for the same. Here are a few under-$200 alternatives.)

As always, you have to know the specifics of YOUR office.  But because a poll can be fun, I thought we’d have this in two flavors: one poll for folks working in conservative offices, and one folks for the women in business casual offices.  Just for ease of discussion, let’s define a “conservative office” as one where, on any given day, 30% or more of your coworkers are in suits.

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Coffee Break: Small Pavé Huggie Hoop Earrings

Nadri Small Pave Huggie HoopsI always love my huggie earrings, and these look like a great, affordable option thanks to the small pavé crystals (instead of diamonds).  As always, I find huggies super comfortable for long phone conversations, unlike post earrings, and they lend a finished look without being distracting when you speak, like a lot of dangling earrings can be.  These are $40 at Bloomingdale’s. Nadri Small Pavé Huggie Hoop Earrings

The Next Step: Shoes

How to Upgrade Your Shoe Collection | CorporetteWe’ve talked about upgrading your work clothes, buying better bags and grown-up furniture — but we haven’t yet talked about different tiers for shoes.  (Of course, we’ve talked in the past about comfortable heels, classic flats, which brands of shoes we love, which brands just don’t work for us, and even about how to find shoes for fussy feet.) I’m mostly grouping these by price, and only including brands that either I or the readers have noted as comfortable shoes — there are obviously a ton of brands that look pretty.  As with the other posts in this Next Step series, this is more of a continuum than a definitive ranking — do you agree with the shoe continuum? Are we missing any major brands?  Without further ado…

Bucket 1: Budget Shoes

(generally under $75, either with their MSRP or a frequently-on-sale price)

Bucket 2: Midlevel Shoes (Trendy)

(mostly known for style, but also reportedly comfortable) [Read more…]

Wearing Thigh-High Stockings at Work

thigh high stockingsWhat if you like your legs covered when you wear skirts — or your office dress code doesn’t allow bare legs — but you don’t like wearing full pantyhose or tights? Are thigh-high stockings acceptable to wear to work? Are some more appropriate than others? Reader N wonders…

I was wondering if you might consider doing a post on thigh high pantyhose that are functional and work appropriate. I hate the feeling of full pantyhose, but can’t go without, so I want to try thigh highs but have no idea where to start. Thanks!

Great question! We’ve talked about how to care for pantyhose, whether you should wear them in the summer, how many workplaces still require them, the appropriateness of fishnets at the office, rounded up everyone’s favorite lingerie brands, but not this. (Blast from the past: this 20-year-old Chicago Tribune fashion Q-and-A actually recommends layering opaque tights under thigh-highs.)  I’m going to apologize in advance for the sure-to-be-interesting AdSense ads that will follow us all around the interwebs, but I do think this is an important and legitimate question for working women — I’ve had a number of friends who preferred thigh-highs for hygiene, comfort, or other reasons, and there’s no reason they should be stigmatized.

The good news: it seems like there’s a HUGE variety to choose from out right now, in part (perhaps) because over-the-knee boots are so popular. Thus, we’re seeing a ton of “over the knee” socks and tights. Some of the bestsellers that I’m seeing: [Read more…]