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:

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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

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

Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Neiman Marcus Sale Alert!

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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.


Deal Alert: The ShopBop BigEvent Sale

shopbop sale workwear picksI thought I’d take a quick swing through the ShopBop sale to see what’s good, and there’s a lot to like.  Like I’ve mentioned before: this twice-yearly event is when Amazon’s sister site offers up to 25% off almost everything on site, including a ton of great basics like Ferragamo, Stuart Weitzman, Black Halo, Theory, VinceLK Bennett, Rebecca MinkoffTory BurchHunter, DvFSmythe, Rag & Bone, vintage Vuitton, and Michael Michael Kors’ Jet Set collection. (I particularly love their jewelry collection and their denim collection — both are always hip and interesting.) Another pro: it seems like there are a lot less exclusions than in previous years.  The sale ends March 5.

In addition to the general suggestions above, here are a few individual picks for work and beyond:

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Happy Leap Year!

stylish work clothes saleI keep getting sale alerts in my email inbox for random spots, so I thought I’d poke around at some of the best shops for workwear to see if there were any good sales on — have you seen any great ones in honor of February 29th, ladies? From a quick look I’d say the Neiman Marcus one is the most major one going on, particularly if you’ve been eyeing something that almost never goes on sale (like a custom 5050 boot or something).

  • Amazon – No major sales, but the deals of the day include 50% off a NordicTrack treadmill, and 63% off Rosetta Stone language learning software.
  • Ann Taylor – Use code MYSTERY50 for 50% off your entire purchase
  • Brooks Brothers – Free shipping until 11:59 PST, in addition to the winter clearance event already on (save up to 50%). Love this and this, both from the Red Fleece collection.
  • Express – Take an additional 40% off clearance
  • J.Crew – 25% off swim, shorts, tees and more — plus 25% off gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and bridal accessories.
  • J.Crew Factory – Online only, women’s jeans just $49.50. 40-50% off women’s shirts.  Prices as marked.
  • Last Call – Extra 29% off entire site. How have I not noticed their “shop by face shape” sunglass finder before?
  • Loft – 29% off the entire site. 
  • Neiman Marcus – Online only, Leap Year Deal. $50 off $200, or $100 off $400 with promo code LEAPYEAR. Weitzman boots, Rag & Bone boots, Manolo heels, and more are eligible for the discount.  In other news, the Real Deal sale is going on (up to 65% off regular price), and online clearance is happening as well (up to 70% off regular prices).
  • Nordstrom – No major advertised sale, but there are 6,500 items in the women’s sale, a lot of which look new to me — tons of plus size options if you’re looking.
  • Reiss – Winter sale, final reductions.
  • Talbots – 25% off your entire purchase.
  • Victoria’s Secret – Last day for free shipping and returns with any swim purchase.  Save $15 off $100, $25 off $150, $50 off $250 with code SPRING2016.
  • Zappos – No major sales, but their usual dazzling selection — and today there’s a petition to turn February 29th into a paid national holiday.