42 New Year Sales (and Kat’s Top 13)

holiday-sales-workwearHappy New Year, guys!  May 2016 be happy, joyous, prosperous, healthy, fun, and all that other good stuff for you and yours. I’ve already hit my favorite Dillards New Year sale (here’s my 2013 roundup on it) and the big Nordstrom sale; there are a TON of great other sales going on.   (My favorites are in bold.) Any big New Year sales you plan to hit?

  • 6pm.com – The $20.16 sale! Tons of clothing, shoes and more marked down. Other featured sales include Michael Michael Kors, Ugg, Frye, and Dansko.  (Reader favorite Michael Michael Kors Flex Pump comes down to $54.99.)
  • Ann Taylor – Semi-Annual Sale, up to 70% off sale prices.
  • Anthropologie – Take an extra 40% off sale items with code XTRA40.
  • ASOS – Further reductions up to 70% off.
  • Banana Republic – Extra 50% off sale.
  • Bare Necessities – Semi-Annual sale, bras starting at $15.99.
  • Barneys – New markdowns, up to 60% off.
  • Barneys Warehouse – Now through 1/3, take an extra 60% off clearance.
  • Bloomingdale’s – The After-Christmas Sale continues, save up to 75% off.
  • Boden – Extra, extra, 10% off sale with code 2SAL at checkout.
  • Brooks Brothers – Semi-Annual Sale. Limited time values end 1.3.16.
  • Club Monaco – Take an extra 40% off sale styles and clearance with code NEWYEAR.
  • Cole Haan – Extra 30% off sale items with code EXTRA30.
  • Dillards – One day only New Year’s Clearance sale. Save an additional 50% off all permanently reduced merchandise.  Great time to stock up on Antonio Melani, Tahari, and Coach.
  • DvF – Enjoy an additional 30% off sale items with code NEWYEAR30.
  • eBags – New Year, new deals, up to 80% off. End of year blowout, limited quantities.
  • Eloquii – End of season sale, up to 75% off.
  • Express – Take an extra 30% off clearance for up to 70% off. (B1G1 on tons of new fitness stuff that actually looks pretty cute, too.)
  • French Connection – 40% off everything and free shipping, use code 40NY16.
  • Gilt.com – Buy 3+, get 30% off with code GET30. Featured sales include “daily essentials,” cold weather shoes, “perfect day dresses,” and Emily Cho bags.
  • J.Crew – Extra 40% off winter sale styles with code SHOPNOW.
  • J.Crew Factory – Online only, extra 40% off clearance with code HEY2016.
  • Kate Spade New York – Enjoy 25% off all sale items with code THRILL.
  • Lands’ End The Great Winter Sale, plus, for a limited time, take an extra 20% off all sale and clearance with code SNOWMAN and pin 4115.
  • Last Call – Happy New Year Sale! Online and in stores, extra 30-60% off everything, and an extra 60% off all clearance. (Big sales on their 6 oz flannel bedding if you’re looking, as well as the reader favorite ponte sheath!)
  • The Limited – Extra 60% off sale items.  50% off full-price sweaters, and 30% off brand new arrivals.
  • L.K. Bennett – Take an extra 30% off sale.
  • Loft – Extra 60% off sale, with 100s of new markdowns added.
  • Neiman Marcus – Online through Friday only, take an extra 33% off already reduced prices.
  • New York & Co. – Save 30% off $100 with code 9287 on new arrivals, and everything up to 80% off clearance event.  Plus, today only, free shipping on all orders.
  • Nordstrom – HALF-YEARLY SALE. See my picks for the sale here and here.
  • Nordstrom Rack – Clear the rack sale, extra 25% off clearance items.
  • The Outnet – Take an extra 30% off selected styles.
  • Reiss – Winter sale, up to 30% off further reductions.
  • Rue La La – Accessories up to 70% off, tops from $24.99, shoes from $29.99, plus the Dress Sale. (Not a member? Click here for an invitation.)
  • Saks – Final sale, up to 70% off designer selections.
  • Saks Off Fifth – Clearance clearout, up to 75% off. Plus, up to 70% off new arrival DvF.
  • Sephora – Stock up on Big Deal Beauty (value sizes). Plus, take an extra 20% off sale items with code EXTRA20, online only, ends 1/1.
  • Talbots – The Red Hanger Sale: Extra 40% off markdowns to save up to 60% off original prices. Plus, extra 50% off all markdown sweaters, including this reader favorite crewneck as well as this cardigan.
  • Theory – Winter sale, up to 60% off.
  • Tory Burch – Extra 30% off all sale styles with code MERRY.
  • White House | Black Market – Winter sale, up to 70% off.

 

A Quick Look at the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale

workwear half-yearly saleI’m still having problems getting into Nordstrom from the homepage, but I’m not having a problem when I go to individual products (like ones we’ve featured before, or like this link to the general workwear section). So I thought I’d do a quickie roundup of some workwear ideas from the sale… tons of great dresses, sweaters, pants, and lots of heels and flats, particularly in lucky sizes. Ladies, what have you bought at the big Half-Yearly Sale thus far? What other major post-holiday sales have you taken advantage of?

59 Day-After-Christmas Sales (and Kat’s Top 14)

stylish work clothes saleHappy holidays! If you have time/energy to shop, there are some great deals happening today. Ladies, where will be your first stop?  Updates are in red. 

  • 6PM.com – After Christmas Sale! 60% off or more off comfort footwear, handbags and accessories, fashion footwear, and clothing.
  • Amazon – Up to 70% off for women, men, kids and baby.
  • Ann Taylor – The Winter Sale, this weekend only. Take 60% off your purchase, excluding new arrivals. 
  • All Saints – End of season sale, up to 50% off. Take an additional 20% off all styles with code MERRY (excludes handbags).
  • Anthropologie – Winter Tag Sale. Enjoy an extra 25% off sale items with code TAGTIME.
  • ASOS – Up to 50% off select sale items.
  • Athleta – Semi-annual sale, save up to 60% off.  Plus take an extra 20% off sale items through 12/28.
  • Banana Republic – Extra 50% off sale.
  • Barneys New York – Designer Sale – take up to 60% off designer collections from Valentino, Maison Margiela, Prada and More.
  • Barneys Warehouse – Take an extra 60% off all clearance.
  • BaubleBar – Post Xmas Clean-Up. Shop top styles at up to 65% off.
  • Bergdorf Goodman – Two days only: take an additional 25% off previously-reduced items already marked up to 60% off. 
  • Bloomingdale’s – After-Christmas sale: Up to 75% off a great selection of items.
  • Boden – Now up to 60% off sale. 
  • Brooks Brothers – Semi-Annual Sale: Up to 50% off (through 1/2). Extra 15% off sale items (through 12/27).
  • Club Monaco – Take an extra 40% off sale styles and clearance with code NEWYEAR.
  • Cole Haan – Take an extra 30% off sale.
  • CUSP – SALE until Noon CT today only. Up to 70% off when you take an extra 50% off already reduced prices.
  • Dorothy Perkins – Up to 50% off everything.
  • DvF – End of season sale, enjoy up to 50% off new sale styles.
  • Eddie Bauer – Semi-Annual Sale, up to 60% off.
  • Express – 50% off everything.
  • Forever 21 – End of season sale, up to 75% off.
  • Free People – 2 days only, all sale items an additional 30% off (ends 12/27).
  • French Connection – 40% off everything in stores and online, plus free shipping with code 40NY16.
  • Hugo Boss – Additional 15% off sale with code WINTER15 at checkout.
  • J.Crew – Extra 40% off winter sale styles with code SHOPNOW. 
  • J.Crew Factory – Online only, 30% off new arrivals, plus extra 40% off clearance with code SALETIME.
  • Journelle – Semi-annual sale.
  • Kate Spade – enjoy 25% off all sale items with code THRILL (ends 1/6).
  • Karen Millen – Further reductions, up to 50% off.
  • Kirna Zabête – Sale, up to 70% off.
  • Lands’ End – 30% off reg. priced styles with code POLAR. Up to 60% off clearance.
  • Last Call – Dec. 26 one day sale — extra 60% off clearance, and an extra 30%-60% off everything else. Dec. 27: One day sale, extra 40% off women’s apparel and all men’s.  
  • The Limited – 30% off brand new arrivals, 50% off select full-price skirts, extra 50% off sale items.
  • L.K. Bennett – Sale, up to 50% off. Extra 30% off sale items (ends 12/29).
  • Loft – 50% off everything with code HOLIDAY50.
  • Lord & Taylor – 3 day sale. 20% off sale and clearance items, 15% off regular-priced items with code NEWYEAR.
  • Macy’s – Free shipping at $25! One day sale, extra 25% off clearance.
  • Madewell – Extra 30% off all sale styles with code YOUWIN.
  • MZ Wallace – Sale! Deep discounts on lots of great totes.
  • Net-a-Porter – Now up to 70% off sale.
  • New York & Company – Save $25 off $100 (code 6007) with no exclusions during the “Everything up to 80% off Clearance Event.”
  • Nordstrom – HALF-YEARLY SALE! See my initial thoughts on what to get here
  • The Outnet – Further reductions on clearance, now up to 85% off.
  • Rebecca Minkoff – Ring it in event, up to 70% off select styles. Take an extra 25% off all sale items with code BYE2015.
  • Rebecca Taylor – Take an extra 30% off sale with code NEWYEAR.
  • Reiss – The Winter Sale, up to 50% off. New lines added. 
  • Saks – Last day, designer sale, up to 70% off select styles. 
  • Saks Off Fifth – Clearance Clearout, up to 75% off.
  • Sephora – Sale on sale. Use code EXTRA20, online only. 
  • Shopbop – New to sale, 100s of items added.
  • Soma Intimates – Semi-annual sale, up to 70% off. 
  • Stuart Weitzman – First item 40% off, second item and beyond, 50% off.
  • Talbots – Red hanger sale, up to 60% off original prices (and an extra 40% off markdowns).
  • Target – Clearance, up to 60% off hundreds of items. Extra 20% off clearance clothes, shoes and accessories with code EXTRA20.
  • Theory – 25% off everything including sale with code GIFT25.
  • Tory Burch – Extra 30% off sale styles with code MERRY.
  • White House | Black Market – Winter sale, up to 70% off.

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Merry Christmas! A Mini-Sale Roundup…

nordstrom half-yearly saleI’ll try to do a full sales roundup later today (naptime, cough cough), but a few quick notes right now:

  • The Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale has started! They seem to be having a lot of tech troubles (the home page has been spinning for me for about 10 minutes now), but it’s on — save up to 50% through January 3. Some quick notes on what to look for: deep discounts on Classiques Entier (the pictured dress is down to $136, available in red and black, tons of sizes left), Hugo Boss, reader favorites like the Halogen suits and skirts and Pleione blouses. Deep discounts on shoes and bags, too — AGL flats are 35-40% off, tons of Stuart Weitzman up to 50% off, and my goodness a TON of boots. On the weekend side, tons of good deals on Zella leggings and major discounts on denim like AG, JAG, J.Brand, and more.
  • ruana Brooks Brothers is having their semi-annual sale with an additional 15% off online orders today and tomorrow.  The cashmere ruana, normally $500, is marked to $249 today in all colors still available — not bad, especially considering the extra $37 that comes off at checkout (the 15%).
  • Ann Taylor is offering (through Friday night) an extra 60% off select styles and all sale styles with code WINTER60.  Sister site Loft is 50% off sitewide with code Holiday50.
  • Bloomingdale’s is offering up to 75% off in their after Christmas sale.
  • Last Call is offering an additional 30-60% off everything.
  • Sephora has the sale on sale — an extra 20% off, online only.
  • J.Crew is offering 30% off your purchase and an extra 40% off winter with code HOLIDAY. J.Crew Factory is offering 30% off full-price, and an extra 40% off sale, too, with code SALETIME.
  • Finally: The Saks sale the day after Christmas is usually pretty killer as well!

The Hunt: Red Cardigan Sweaters

workwear basic red cardigan sweaterSure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic item that every woman should have.

If you’re going to buy a single sweater to start expanding a work wardrobe that mostly consists of black/gray/navy suits and white/blue blouses, what should you pick first? In my mind I think it’s got to be a burgundy or red cardigan sweater — preferably in a silk blend so you can wear the sweater year-round(ish), wash it easily, and get a great drape if you button it and throw it around your shoulders — either on your summertime commute (after July 15 I’d say) or over a blazer as another layering piece in winter or spring (before March 15 I’d say). (So in other words, consider retiring it from March 15-July 15, but otherwise wear it all the other seasons.) It’s also festive for the holiday season and Valentine’s Day. You can pair it with oranges and pinks in the fall, and pale blues and even lavender in the winter. Ladies, what color cardigan do you wear the most?  What is your favorite cardigan brand and style? 

Note that the Lord & Taylor cashmere sale seems to be quietly happening today — lots of L&T-brand cashmere is marked down to $59-$69, including a nice red cardigan, pictured above, for $69 (was $174). 

First, some general round-ups for special interests:

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The Hunt: Flat Knee-High Boots

flat knee-high boots for workSure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic item that every woman should have.

Even though it may feel like a bootie world right now, flat knee-high boots are still a great look, particularly for commuting and casual days at work. It’s been a while since we last rounded them up (2014, 2013, 2012), so I thought we’d go on the hunt today. Ladies, have you bought any great knee-high flat boots to wear to work lately? Do you still like the look, or have you mostly switched over to booties for work outfits?

Psst: check out our recent round-up of knee-high heeled boots for work.

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