Memorial Day Sales (and Kat’s Top 10 Picks)

memorial day sales workwear roundupHappy Memorial Day — may everyone have a great, long weekend. We’re already starting to see some sales, so we thought we’d round them up — stay tuned, though, as we’ll update this thread as we go — Kat’s top picks are in bold! Pictured at top: white heel / red heel / blue wedge, all on sale at the excellent Nordstrom sale (see our workwear picks and our weekend picks here). 5/30 Updates in red. 

  • –  Up to 60% off athletic sneakers, comfort footwear, and best of clothing. Take an extra 10% off your order with code PRESUMMER. Plus, up to 70% off office dresses, Frye shoes on sale, as well as Minkoff bags and more.
  • Amazon – Memorial Day savings, up to 60% off!
  • Ann Taylor – 50% off all full-price styles with code SUMMER50 — plus, extra 40% off sale styles.
  • Anthropologie – Limited time only, extra 30% off all sale styles!
  • ASOS – 20% off with code HISUMMER.
  • Banana Republic – 40% off your purchase with code BRTAKE40.
  • Barneys – 40% off select styles.
  • Barneys Warehouse – Take up to an extra 60% off select women’s styles and home.
  • Boden30% off plus free shipping and returns on orders over $49 – ends Monday! Use code 2Z7C at checkout.Up to 70% off Winter Clearance! (Lots of lucky sizes!)
  • Brooks Brothers – Up to 60% off women’s styles.
  • Club Monaco – Take an extra 30% off sale + clearance in stores and online with code WARMER.
  • DvF – 30% off select styles and all sale with code SUMMER30
  • Eddie Bauer – Everything up to 50% off.
  • Express – Hello summer sale, 40% off.
  • Forever 21 – Extra 30% off sale items with code EXTRA30 (plus free shipping on all orders).
  • J.Crew – 30% off your purchase with code WEEKEND.
  • J.Crew Factory – 50% off, in stores and online — plus an extra 40% off clearance styles, online only, with code EXTRA40.
  • Kate Spade – Extra 25% off sale with code SPEECHLESS.
  • Lands’ End – 50% off regularly priced swim and 30% off everything else with code STARS and PIN 9900.
  • Last Call – Extra 50-65% off all clearance. Extra 30% off everything. 
  • The Limited60% off full price items with code TODAY. 50% off almost everything! Plus, $19 shorts and $10 tees, plus 60% off select styles.
  • L.K. Bennett – 30% off all sale styles with code MD2016.
  • Loft – 60% off summer faves + all sale styles, and 40% off new arrivals.
  • Lord & Taylor – 25% off $200+, 20% off up to $199.99, 10% off fragrances; use code GIVE. (Plus 1% of net sales will benefit the USO.)
  • Macy’s – Extra 20% off with code MEMDAY. Extra 25% off clearance.
  • Neiman Marcus – Online clearance, extra savings, limited time only — plus, 40% off women’s designer prices!
  • New York & Company – Everything is 50% off, no exclusions! $5 tees, $12 dresses! Plus, all clearance 70% off — many new styles added.
  • Nordstrom – The Half-Yearly sale is on (as is the designer clearance!) — check out picks for workwear, plus sizes, and beyond.
  • Nordstrom Rack – Clear the Rack Sale: Save up to 75% (with extra 25% off clearance).
  • The Outnet – Extra 30% off select styles. Isabel Marant and Fendi up to 65% off, Victoria Beckham, Mary Katrantzou, and Oscar de la Renta up to 60% off, Acne Studios up to 55% off,
  • Rebecca Taylor – 25% off sale with code EXTRA25.
  • Reiss – Memorial Day sale, 30% off selected lines.
  • Saks – Up to 40% off “vast designer selections.”
  • Saks Off 5th – Up to 85% off select styles with code FROMSAKS. Handbags up to 60% off.
  • Talbots – Extra discounts on all markdowns, now through May 30 – take extra 40% off one item, and an extra 50% off two or more.
  • Theory – Memorial Day Sale! Take an extra 25% off with code SUMMER.
  • White House | Black Market – 25% off markdowns (prices as marked).

Kat’s Workwear Picks from the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale!

nordstrom half-yearly sale 2016 workwearThe designer clearance sale started yesterday (we rounded up some of our favorites from the excellent shoe selection and took an early look at some of the more affordable workwear in the sale), but the real motherload just started today: the Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale just started. Tons of great workwear pieces are on sale for 40% off and more starting today.  I’ll round up a few particular pieces, but some general notes about the sale:

  • TONS of great Boss blazers, sheath dresses, and other basics — if you’re upping your workwear game this is a great time to stock up. Lots of lucky sizes only, so filter by that first.
  • The DvF portion of the sale is solid – lots of pretty, feminine pieces that layer well with suits, blazers and more. This cotton suit is nice, and I’m a bit obsessed with this dress.
  • Classiques Entier has a lot of nice work dresses in the sale — lucky sizes only, but super affordable price points
  • Lots of nice minimalist workwear from Vince in the sale
  • Max Mara sale section is solid – lots of suits, but lucky sizes
  • St. John isn’t always my cup of tea, but I’m drooling over half of their sale items — gorgeous dresses and some killer accessories
  • The Theory sale section is ok but not a lot of great urban workwear — lots of ivory linen, stripes, peplums

Some particular picks for workwear from the sale, mostly in order of price (low to high):

affordable workwear from Nordstrom sale

Above: funnel neck shell / ottoman rib top / shell / chambray blazer (petites too)

workwear nordstrom sale

Above: pink blazer / navy skirt with zip / blue sheath dress (red too) / stretch silk blouse

classic workwear nordstrom sale

Above: wool crop cardigan / crop ankle zip pants / navy wool cashmere sweatercheckered viscose wool sweater

designer workwear nordstrom sale

Above: gray dress / blue dress (petites too) / black dress with side buttons / black and white dress / yellow linen blazer

Pictured yesterday (prices not in any order):

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Above: mint blazer / blue dress / red dress / floral skirt

Deal Alert: Nordstrom Designer Clearance (And TONS of Other Markdowns)

nordstrom sale alertOoooh: Nordstrom’s designer clearance has started — and they’ve added a ton of other markdowns to the sale section as well. The shoe section, in particular, is not to be believed — tons of lucky sizes on basic black Manolos and more for 40% off, as well as some wider availability for fun colors like the shoes pictured below:


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Pictured: Blue pump / pink pump / yellow flat / beige mule

While they’re billing the sale as a “designer sale,” they’ve added literally thousands of other markdowns at all price points.  On the workwear side of things, here are a few selections:

nordstrom may sale

Pictured: mint blazer / blue dress / red dress / floral skirt

nordstrom plus saleOn the plus size side of things, there are a ton of great workwear pieces — I love this dress (pictured- also in regular and petite sizes), and note that you can get a classic black suit for 33-40% off (blazer, skirt, pants). Check out more on our Plus Size workwear page or sign up for a Corporette Plus newsletter (an edition just went out chock full of news, sale info, and more)!

Deal Alert: Secret Designer Sale at Nordstrom

secret designer sale at nordstromI kind of suspected this yesterday when I first found the numerous Armani pieces for 60% off, but had to run to a PT appointment for my knee and didn’t have time to look after that: Nordstrom has a full fledged sale on designer stuff going on. Pages and pages and pages of pieces 40%-60% off. They’re not usually shy about their sales, so it’s kind of fun knowing about it — it’s like a secret sale. Just a few clothing pieces of note to give you a taste:

  • At top: I missed this gorgeous cotton pencil skirt in the roundup yesterday — but it’s now super affordable.  It was $395, but is now marked to $157. Nordstrom Signature and Caroline Issa Stretch Cotton Pencil Skirt
  • Below: There are actually a number of Max Mara and St. John suits in the mix, but lucky sizes only — this antique rose suit is only 40% off (womp womp) but has a a ton of sizes left.  The jacket (Max Mara ‘Frine’ One-Button Wool Jacket) was $1190, but is now marked to $713.98, and the pants (Max Mara ‘Calte’ Straight Leg Wool Pants) were $595, but are now marked to $357.
  • Everyone says the shirt dress is the new sheath dress, but most of the time I can’t see it for work because it either looks totally frumpy and wrinkled or totally “wearing my boyfriend’s shirt as a dress on my way home to change” — but this Max Mara dress looks great.  Crisp, chic, lovely. It was $965, but is now $578. Max Mara ‘Zircone’ Shirtdress
  • This glen plaid dress looks perfect for work by itself — I might play with adding a belt to it (skinny? obi? hmmn), or might also try it layered with a turtleneck beneath it in wintertime.  It’s 60% off — it was $1495, but is now marked to $578. ESCADA Glen Plaid Sheath Dress
  • I like the black version of this ombre knit dress the best, but I’m very tempted by the rosy pink version as well.  The dress was $1295, but is now marked to $517. St. John Collection ‘Papillons’ Ombré Knit Bateau Neck Sheath Dress

secret nordstrom designer sale

Pictured: Suit / Navy Dress / Glen Plaid Dress / Ombre Dress

Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Neiman Marcus Sale Alert!

neiman marcus sale
Pictured: Skirt / Ankle Pants / Flare Pants / Dress
There’s a pretty epic sale going on over at Neiman Marcus — lots of lucky sizes, but the deals are approaching the “crazy” stage.  Good workwear selection (particularly if you like Lafayette 148 New York), as well as great cashmere.  I wouldn’t wear them to work, but there are a ton of nice crop tops for casual/going out type clothes.  Details on what’s pictured above, as examples of the sale:

That’s just from the price range for today’s morning post, under $150 — Akris comes down to $95-$600 in the sale, Donna Karan is on crazy sale, etc, etc. Filter by your size first, then sort either by discount (to find the best deals) or by low price.  Happy hunting, ladies!

On the plus side, this sweater looks lovely, and someone needs to buy this neon yellow rain coat (even though it’s still, uh, $500).

P.S. The Friends & Family 20% off sale is on, as well — great time to stock up on old favorites or try new ones.  I’m loading up on my beloved Caudalie lip conditioner, and pondering whether to try this “cult favorite” cleanser. Here’s one of our previous discussions on what to get at the sale. (Ooh, and sister site also has some sales going on — trying to find a link to the 15% off sitewide sale I think is going on; try this link for 20% off all haircare.)


Holiday Weekend Sales (Happy Easter!)

easter salesHappy weekend, peeps! There are some crazy sales going on, so if you’re on the hunt, these are our favorites. We’ll keep this list updated as we can throughout the weekend. Have you found any great sales — any we’re missing? Updates as of Sunday, 3/27, in green. 

  • – Up to 60% off nudes, neutrals, and blushes: Cole Haan, Calvin Klein, Sam Edelman, and more. Up to 60% off Coach bags, accessories, and shoes; spring comfort shoes up to 65% off; watches, sunglasses, and more up to 70% off; select styles in dresses $49.99 or less; fashion wedges up to 60% off.
  • Amazon – Up to 50% off spring dresses, suits, and more; up to 70% off jewelry; up to 60% off handbags, luggage, and more. I’m a bit obsessed with this men’s watch (was $325, now $50) if you like a big watch.
  • Ann Taylor – 40% off almost everything with code MARCH40.
  • All Saints – 30% off select styles with code SPRING.
  • ASOS – $30 off $150 with code MARCH30, $50 off $200 with code MARCH50, $70 off $250 with code MARCH70.
  • Banana Republic – 40% off your purchase with code BRSPRING.
  • Barneys Warehouse – Spend up to $400 and take an extra 40% off. Spend $500 or more and take an extra 50% off.
  • Bergdorf Goodman – New arrivals up to 40% off.
  • Bloomingdale’s – Save 40-60% off on select items. Take 20% off $250+, take 25% off $500+, take 30% off $1000+ (on almost all regular-price, sale-price, and clearance items).
  • Boden – Mid-season sale: Up to 40% off. Take 10% off full-price styles with code 9U5U.
  • Brooks Brothers – 15% off; 25% off for cardholders.
  • Club Monaco – Extra 30% off sale and clearance with code MARCH30.
  • CUSP – Up to 65% off regular prices.
  • Dorothy Perkins – 25% off your order.
  • DvF – Additional 25% off with code FRIENDS25.
  • Eddie Bauer – Everything up to 50% off.
  • Express – 40% off everything.
  • Forever 21 – 40% off 4 sale items with code EXTRA40, 30% off 3 sale items with code EXTRA30, 20% off 2 sale items with code EXTRA20.
  • French Connection – 30% off full-price items and free shipping with code FC30ES.
  • J.Crew – 25% off your purchase with code SHOPMORE.
  • J.Crew Factory – 50% off. Extra 40% off clearance with code EGGSCELLENT.
  • Lands’ End – 40% off spring essentials with code FIT40 and PIN 4024. Up to 60% off sale and clearance. Get a $30 gift card when you spend $100+ with code YES100 and PIN 1228.
  • Last Call – Extra 35% off everything. (Pretty good cashmere selection if you want to peruse it for next year.)
  • The Limited – 50% off almost everything.
  • L.K. Bennett – 20% off with code FRIENDS16.
  • Loft 30% off almost everything, 40% off select spring styles. Online only, their biggest sale of the year: Cyber Spring! 40% off everything plus free shipping with code SHIP40. 
  • Lord & Taylor – 20% off regular-priced and sale items with code BIG. 25% off select dresses, up to 40% off select shoes.
  • Macy’s – Extra 20% (15% off home and select departments) plus free returns with code EASTER.
  • Neiman Marcus – Clearance, save on wear-now styles. Up to 70% off when you take an extra 20% off already-reduced prices. 
  • New York & Company – 50% off everything.
  • Nordstrom – Cardholders earn triple points through 3/26. 4581 items in sale!
  • Nordstrom Rack – Clear the Rack: Save up to 75% (with extra 25% off clearance). Nordstrom cardholders earn triple points through 3/26.
  • The Outnet – Up to 70% off Etro and Sandro; up to 60% off Elizabeth and James; up to 65% off Oscar de la Renta, Marni, and Moschino; extra 30% off denim, accessories, and more.
  • Rebecca Taylor – Take $70 off $350+, take $100 off $500+, take $200 off $1000+ with code SPRING16.
  • Saks Off Fifth – Friends & Family: Up to 70% off. Take extra 15% off for total savings up to 80% off with code FRIENDS. Up to 70% off new contemporary arrivals. Up to 60% off seasonal shoes and handbags.
  • Stuart Weitzman – 50% off select styles and colors. Buy 2 pairs full-price shoes and get a free suede care kit with code SPRINGSTYLE.
  • Talbots – 30% off all dresses, skirts, shoes, and accessories; includes new arrivals. Online today only: 30% off all regular price items. 
  • UKIES – 40% off 1 pair of shoes with code HAPPYFEET and 55% off 2 or more pairs with code HAPPYLIFE.
  • White House | Black Market – The Dress Event: 30% off all full-price styles.