Deal Alert: Dillards Sale

dillards sale 2014Dillards is having one of their big clearance sales, with lots of good workwear brands on sale, including Antonio Melani (a sister brand to Tahari by ASL and T Tahari), Calvin Klein, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Ivy & Blu, Donna Morgan, Vince Camuto, and Catherine Catherine Malandrino. Tons of stuff under $50, including most of the dresses pictured below. Readers, what do you like to buy at Dillards?  (Here’s a fun random question: I kind of consider Dillards a “local” department store because I’ve shopped at it in Ohio (and I think it’s in the South too?) but doubt most New Yorkers have heard of it. Meanwhile, some New Yorkers are familiar with Century 21, whereas most people in other parts of the country think of that as a realty company.  Which are your favorite local/regional department stores?

Back to the Dillards sale… it includes a few Hall of Famers are on sale, including:

  • Karen Kane Faux-Wrap Dress with short sleeves, including one in a hieroglyphic print (was $108 now marked to $38) and one in a diamond print (was $128 now $46)

Pictured at top: I like this Tahari by ASL Bow Ponte Sheath Dress, available in pink and in black in sizes 2-16 — it was $128 now $46. A few other nice picks:

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Deal Alert: Kate Spade’s Surprise Sale

Gwendolyn DressKate Spade is having a surprise sale today, with prices up to 75% off.  There are a ton of great totes for work (as well as work dresses and jewelry) so I thought I’d round up a few of my favorites:

  • Pictured above: The Gwendolyn dress, available in coral and white — it was $398, now marked to $139; lots of sizes left.  Also check out the Peplum Dress, also $139, available in black and “alma green.” The Crepe Blazer also looks like a great deal — was $398, now $149.
  • The Gatsby Dot Huggies look like great small-but-blingy earrings for a workday — they’re $29 (were $78).

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    • Gold Coat Maryanne — an old Corporette favorite in black, cashew beige, and gulabi pink.  Was $478, now $199.
    • Streetcar Darya — was $1,295, now $299 (it’s haircalf with cowhide trim, and 14K gold plated hardware.)
    • Wellesley Fallon, available in black and red — was $478, now $179.
    • Spot Nylon Calista — what a fun laptop bag! It was $295, now $129.

 

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Happy Labor Day! 66 Sales (and Kat’s Top 12)

66 Labor Day Sales! | Corporette Happy Labor Day, ladies!  This seems like a pretty thorough list of sales to me, but I’m sure I’ve missed some — which sales are you most excited about this weekend?  I’ve bolded the stores I would hit first. (Note that pieces are selling out fast — I already pulled the trigger on a partial Nordstrom order because half of the stuff I added to my cart last night was sold out already!) Updates added in red…

  • 6pm.com: Labor Day Big Brand Sale!  Frye, Nine West, Asics, North Face, Columbia, Ugg, and more!
  • Amazon: Use code ERLYFALL to get 20% off early fall arrivals on shoes and handbags.
  • Ann Taylor: 50% off select full-price styles and ALL sale styles!
  • Anne Klein: Fall at your feet, 40% off sale styles.
  • Anthropologie: Enjoy an EXTRA 20% OFF sale items; over 600 styles added!
  • Athleta: New & additional markdowns, Online and in the store.
  • ASOS: Final Clearance, up to 75% off sale, PLUS an extra 10% with promo code HAVE10.
  • Banana Republic: 40% off your purchase, online and in stores with code BRLABOR.
  • Barneys Warehouse: Up to an extra 30% off select styles!
  • Bergdorf Goodman: 5F sale is on, save up to 40% off ready to wear.
  • Bloomingdale’s: Big Brown Bag Sale: Save 20-60%, online and in store.
  • Boden: Clearance, up to 70% off!
  • boohoo: boohoo Labor Day Event! Get Free Shipping on all US Orders! Use code: LABORDAY14.
  • Brooks Brothers: Save up to 60% off at the Brooks Brothers Labor Day Clearance Event.
  • Chadwicks: Labor Day Savings Spree! Extra 30% off clearance (new items just added).
  • Charles Tyrwhitt: Great sales on women wear, including non-iron fitted shirts down to $30 from $160ish. 
  • Club Monaco: Labor Day Sale! Enjoy 50% off clearance plus an extra 40% off sale.
  • Cole Haan: Summer send off, up to 60% off summer favorites.
  • CUSP: Save 40-65% off regular prices (plus, free 2-day shipping and free returns).
  • C.Wonder: Get an additional 50% off sale (final sale only).
  • DSW: Clearance! So. Many. Sandals. New styles added at even lower prices now at dsw.com. (Plus, 2x points on every single purchase through 9/30 with code POINTSPLEASE.)
  • DvF: Enjoy 30% off wear now styles.
  • Eddie Bauer: Everything on sale, up to 50% off.
  • e.l.f.: Buy 1 get 1 50% off sitewide with code BOGO.
  • Express: 40% off every single item.
  • Forever 21: Buy 1 Get 1 Free Clearance Sale!
  • French Connection: All SALE dresses are now at $69.99. All orders $150+ receive free US ground shipping with code W14SHIP.
  • Gap: 20% off your purchase, online only, with code HAPPY.
  • Heels.com: Labor Day Sitewide Sale: $30 off any purchase of $100 or more.
  • Hugo Boss: New additions to sale, up to 40% off.
  • J.Crew: 40% off Final Sale with Free shipping on orders over $100.  Monday only: 30% off your purchase of $125+ with code 24HOURS. Free shipping on all orders, today only.
  • JCPenney: Extra 15% off with any method of payment (extra 20% off with your JCP credit card).
  • Jones New York: Labor Day Event, take an additional 40% off sale styles for savings of up to 80% off.
  • Karen Millen: Take a further 30% off sale with code LABORDAY.
  • Lands’ End: Labor Day Event: 30% off your order with code PUMPKIN and PIN 1606.
  • LastCall: Labor Day sale, extra 25-75% off everything!
  • The Limited:  Take $15 off EVERY $50 you spend — plus B1G1 50% off for all full price items. 
  • LOFT: 50% off Select Full Price Styles and 50% off Sale Styles.
  • Lord & Taylor: Labor Day Sale—Extra 20% Off + 10% Off with L&T Credit Card.
  • Macy’s: Free shipping at $75 and free returns.  Super Saturday sale with an extra 20% off (and extra 15% off home and select departments).
  • Madewell: Extra 30% off sale styles with code YESYES, and an extra 20% off select dresses and boots.
  • Naturalizer: Lots of shoes $29-$39.
  • Neiman Marcus: Real Deal sale, save up to 40% off online and in stores.
  • New York & Co.: All pants and jeans B1G1 free, and everything else 50% off.
  • Nine West: Shoe-Fer, B1G1 50% off. Also, save up to 70% off on sale items.
  • Nordstrom: Clearance Sale!  Lots of great pieces on sale.
  • Otte: 20% off shoes and handbags from August 26-August 29 with code LABORDAY20.
  • Payless: Clearance sale, up to 70% off, PLUS, for a limited time, an additional 20% off red tag clearance items with code ZZCLEAR20.
  • Petit Bateau: End of season sale, up to 60% off.
  • Pendleton: Online Exclusive, extra 30% off all sale and clearance with code EXTRA30.
  • Rebecca Taylor: extra 40% off sale for savings up to 75% off with code RT14LD40.
  • Reiss: Free shipping on all orders, sale up to 70% off final reductions.
  • Rent the Runway: 30% off orders of $100+ with a delivery date before 9/14 code LDW2014.
  • Saks Off Fifth: Clearance! Up to 75% off, and take an extra 40% off your entire order with code LABORDAY.
  • Sally Beauty Supply: Save 25% on orders of $50 @ SallyBeauty.com!
  • Sephora: Summer Sendoff Sale! Get up to 75% off hot summer favorites.
  • Sierra Trading Post: An extra 35% off orders 100+ at checkout with code SITEONE914.
  • Singer22: UP TO 20% OFF SITEWIDE! Spend up to $499 = 10% OFF // 500+ = 15% OFF // 1500+ = 20% OFF
    Code: LABOR2014.
  • Shoes.com: Labor Day Sale: take an extra 25% off sale shoes with code SALE25! Also, Secret sale! 20% off + free shipping with code SECRET20.
  • ShopBop: New markdowns on hundreds of items, tons of stuff 50%-70% off.
  • Sole Society: Select styles up to 70% off: Footwear (including select Best(ie) Brands), Bags & Accessories. Final
    Sale.
  • Splendid: Labor Day Sale! 20% off skirts and tops with code LABORDAY20.
  • Stella & Dot: Extra 25% off all sales items.
  • Sunglasses Hut: Get Additional 33% Off Sale Items. No code needed.
  • Talbots: 25% off all regular-priced items, and extra 70% off clearance; prices up to 80% off original prices.
  • Topshop: get 30% off jersey, shoes, and more.
  • Tory Burch: Labor Day Event, save up to 30% with code LABORDAY14.
  • Tumi: End of season sale, up to 40% off with free shipping, free returns.
  • Victoria’s Secret: $15 off $100, $30 off $150, $75 off $250, $150 off $500 (code FALL14).
  • White House | Black Market: 30% off select styles, new reductions up to 60% off.

Deal Alert: Sole Society Sale (Going Fast!)

sole society sale 175Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Sole Society, but written by your regular friendly blogger Kat Griffin.

If you’re looking for some fun shoes to perk up your summer work wardrobe, there’s a great sale going on at Sole Society right now (mostly final sales, alas).  There are a ton of of classic styles in numerous colors, with many enthusiastic, glowing reviews.  We actually have another sponsored post from the brand coming up next week, but because the crazy sale going on right now only goes through Tuesday, I wanted to post something now!  I’m MOST in love with the shoes pictured at left (they’re even bigger below the jump), but there are so many choices just from the sale section it’s hard to narrow it down.  The beige pump at top (Yasmin) comes in three other colors and is currently marked to $15 from $50, the black polka dot flat (Kirby) comes in EIGHT other colors, has 59 positive reviews and is marked to $18 from $60, and the cobalt blue pump (Alexandra) also comes in black and lavender, and is marked to $28, down from $70 (and is sadly out of my size — I think I’m going to cry).  Bigger pictures and more picks from the sale below (the sale prices are not reflecting on hover for some reason — but most of the prices come down to $20-$30).  I’m mostly in love with the shoes but they have jewelry, bags, hats, scarves, and more.

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Deal Alert: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

NAS WorkwearAs mentioned earlier: hooray, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to the general public!  I did a round-up a week or so ago when it opened for Rewards card members, but thought I’d revisit.  (A lot of my original picks in terms of specific items are still available — at the very bottom of this post you can see which ones are no longer available.  Some, like that gorgeous orange peplum blazer, are only available in limited colors.)  For today I also thought I’d revisit my original roundup of brands — some I’m taking off the list because they’ve sold out, or what’s left in the sale isn’t great for work. (That said, for some of the brands, I swear there’s MORE inventory than there was last week — so they may be adding pieces.)

Bags: I’m seeing good representation from Brahmin, Kate Spade, Longchamp (including numerous colors for the expandable Pliage tote), Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors (including the reader favorite, the Jet Set line of totes), Rebecca Minkoff (including a ton of basic black bags and reader favorite M.A.B. tote), Tory Burch and Vince Camuto

Shoes: There’s a ton of great choices from Stuart Weitzman (but not as many as last week!).  There is also a good selection from a number of brands in our Guide to Comfortable Heels, including Attilio Giusti Leombruni, Børn, Cole Haan, Enzo Angiolini, and Ivanka Trump (but not as many as last week). and Tory Burch.

General Clothes Notes: Lots of choices from Burberry, Classiques Entier, Diane von Furstenberg, Eliza J, Halogen (including reader favorite, The Skirt), Joie, Karen Kane, and St John, Tahari, Theory, Vince, and Vince Camuto.

Lingerie: There’s a good selection from Chantelle, Commando, Hanky Panky, Natori, reader favorite Shimera camisoles, Spanx, Wacoal, and Yummie by Heather Thomson. There are also some online-only deals like a 6-pack of Cosabella thongs for $80 (normally $120).

Denim: There’s a good selection from 7 for All Mankind, Hudson Jeans, J Brand, Jag Jeans (including reader comfy favorite, the pull-on jeans), KUT from the Kloth, NYDJ, and Paige Denim.

Anyway — here are a few new workwear picks from the NAS. If you hover over the picture you’ll get details like brand, price, etc. They’re in order of least expensive to most expensive in each category. (Can you guess which is the most expensive and the least expensive just by looking at the pictures?). [Read more...]

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Kat’s Picks

nordstrom anniversary sale workwear picksI normally don’t blog the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale until it opens to the general public — but this year, with the 8-day head start for Rewards card members, I wonder if anything is going to be left!  (Plus, as I found out yesterday, it’s super easy to apply for/get a Rewards card, and there’s no real reason to wait to do it. No annual fee, either.) So I thought I’d pick some favorites from the sale NOW. If you’re not familiar with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, this is a sale on NEW merchandise, not old leftovers from last season. Prices will go back up to normal prices on August 4, when the sale ends. Please note that you can only purchase (or see) these sale items if you have a Rewards credit/debit card and you are logged in to your account. Without further ado…

Bags: I’m seeing good representation from Brahmin, Kate Spade, Longchamp (including numerous colors for the expandable Pliage tote), Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors (including the reader favorite, the Jet Set line of totes), Rebecca Minkoff (including a ton of basic black bags and reader favorite M.A.B. tote), Tory Burch and Vince Camuto

Shoes: There’s a ton of great choices from Stuart Weitzman!  There is also a good selection from a number of brands in our Guide to Comfortable Heels, including Attilio Giusti Leombruni, Børn, Cole Haan, Enzo Angiolini, Ivanka Trump, and Tory Burch.

General Clothes Notes: Lots of choices from Burberry, Classiques Entier, Diane von Furstenberg, Eliza J, Halogen (including reader favorite, The Skirt), Joie, Karen Kane, and St John.

Lingerie: There’s a good selection from Chantelle, Commando, Hanky Panky, Natori, reader favorite Shimera camisoles, Spanx, Wacoal, and Yummie by Heather Thomson. There are also some online-only deals like a 6-pack of Cosabella thongs for $80 (normally $120).

Denim: There’s a good selection from 7 for All Mankind, Hudson Jeans, J Brand, Jag Jeans (including reader comfy favorite, the pull-on jeans), KUT from the Kloth, NYDJ, and Paige Denim.

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