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.

Deal Alert – President Day Sales

holiday-sales-workwearPresident Day sales have started, so I thought I’d do a mini-roundup — ladies, which stores get you the most excited? My Nordstrom roundup is here; the other sales I’m most excited about are in bold below… stay tuned, we’ll add good ones as we see them! Updates on 2/15 in red…

  • Featured sales include office style (Nine West, Cole Haan, Anne Klein), “comfort in every step” (Vaneli, Clarks, Sofft, etc) and “Comfy and Stylish Boots” — plus dresses clearance (up to 70% off!). President’s Day Clearance on shoes, bags, accessories, and more!
  • Amazon – Take 20% off select clothing, shoes and more.
  • Anthropologie take an extra 40% off all sale items with code EXTRA40.
  • Ann Taylor – take 30% off sale styles and an extra 50% off all sale styles.
  • Bare Necessities – 25% off thousands of styles, plus big sales on Fantasie, Freya, Chantelle, Elomi and more.
  • Bloomingdale’s Big Brown Bag sale, save 20-75% off.
  • Boden Clearance, up to 70% off.
  • Brooks Brothers – Presidents’ Day Sale, prices up to 50% off. 60% off their final Black Fleece collection! 
  • Club Monaco Take an extra 30% off all clearance prices with code LONGWEEKEND.
  • – Enjoy up to 60% off select styles.
  • Eddie Bauer – Extra 50% off clearance prices.
  • French Connection Take an extra 60% off all sale styles, plus free shipping with code FC60SL.
  • Inhabit winter sale, 70% off new arrivals.
  • J.Crew – 40% off final sale styles. Two day event: $25 off your purchase of $125+, $75 off your purchase of $250+, $175 off your purchase of $500+ with code GETSHOPPING. Ends 2/16. 
  • J.Crew Factory – Up to 60% off everything; prices as marked online. Buy any 3 items and get an extra 10% off, buy any 6 items and get an extra 20% off. Just for today: 40% off, online only.  Prices as marked.  Plus, extra 30% off clearance and free shipping with code SHOPTODAY.
  • Kate Spade – Enjoy an extra 25% off all sale styles with code SPOTON.
  • Lands’ End – Save up to 50% off, including outerwear and swim.
  • Last Call Today (2/13) only, enjoy up to 85% off clearance. Extra 30-60% off everything!
  • Loft – 40% off wear now styles, extra 50% off sale styles, and extra 60% off sweater styles.
  • New York & Co – Valentine Doorbusters, 50% off entire store, and free shipping $50+.
  • Nordstrom – Winter Clearance! See my full roundup for workwear and more here. I think new markdowns have been added, particularly with Zella and Alexis Bittar!
  • Talbots Now through Monday, take an extra 15% off markdowns, for savings of up to 80% off.
  • White House | Black Market – New reductions, up to 70% off — plus B1G1 re: tops, and 25% off denim.

Deal Alert: The Nordstrom Winter Clearance Sale

nordstrom winter clearance saleThe Nordstrom Winter Clearance Sale is on, and there are so many great finds… I’ve made a few general notes as well as a few specific picks, below:

  • Hugo Boss – prices are 40-50% off; sale prices for pants are generally under $135
  • Classiques Entier – lots of dresses under $135
  • Tahari sale – lots of coats and dresses, regular and plus sizes
  • Ivanka Trump – lots of nice dresses, shoes, and bags
  • Stuart Weitzman – nice selection of boots and heels on sale, including their new bestselling heel (40% off, 5 colors, huzzah!)
  • AGL – tons of shoes newly marked down 40%, from flats to low heels to some sleek high heels
  • Kate Spade – tons of jewelry, lots of nice bags as well
  • Tons of markdowns on luxe tights from Falke and Wolford

A few quick picks for workwear are pictured below — ladies, have you bought anything yet? What do you have your eye on at the sale? 

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Happy MLK Day! 18 Great Sales

workwear-salesHappy MLK day, guys — I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend.  I thought I’d do a mini-sales roundup since there are so many great sales around — I just pulled the trigger on a Magaschoni sweater at Last Call that I’ve been eyeing for literally a year, so I’m having a good day. :)  Which are your favorites — have you found any other great deals this weekend?

  • – MLK Clearance Sale! Up to 65% off MSRP. Lots from Cole Haan, Frye, Sesto Meucci, Nine West, and Rose Petals in shoes, and in clothing tons of coats (Via Spiga, Kenneth Cole) and dresses from Bailey44, Susana Monaco, Joie and more.
  • Amazon – Semi-annual savings — up to 70% off bras, panties, sleepwear and more.
  • Ann Taylor – Extra 70% off sale styles! Ends Monday night, online only.
  • Bloomingdale’s – Save 40-60% when you take an extra 20% off with code TAKE20 at checkout.
  • Brooks Brothers Up to 60% off fall styles, and up to 70% off clearance! (Their ruanas are down to $199 — I’m also a fan of their cashmere sweaters, non-iron dress shirts (now as low as $39), and of course their fun, affordable Red Fleece line.)
  • Club Monaco – Up to 60% off sale and clearance styles when you take an extra 30% off with code JANUARY.
  • Express – Take an additional 50% off clearance for up to 70% off.  Plus, $20 off every $80 you spend with promo code 1032.
  • J.Crew – Today only, extra 50% off final sale styles, with 250 new items added with code SHOPSALE.
  • J.Crew Factory – Extra 50% off clearance with code EXTRA50.
  • Lands’ End – 25% off your order with code all25, Pin2525.
  • Last Call – 50% off any one item with code FIFTY, plus take an extra 60% off all clearance.
  • Limited – Extra 60% off select styles, extra 60-70% off all sale items.
  • LOFT – The Getaway sale! 40% off the newest arrivals, and an extra 60% off all sale styles.
  • Neiman Marcus – Online only, extra 20% off sale prices.
  • Nordstrom – Almost 2000 new markdowns added just in clothing! Lots of little items like lingerie, socks and more marked way down.
  • Reiss – Winter sale, take an extra 10% off clearance.
  • Saks – Final sale, up to 70% off.
  • Talbots – Red Hanger sale continues. Up to 70% off original prices, plus (ends today), save an additional 15% on markdowns.


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?

  • – 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.
  • – 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.