Deal Alert: The Sale is on Sale at Nordstrom!

sale-on-sale-at-nordstromNordstrom is doing another day of “extra savings” (although allegedly this time it’s through 11/30) — the sales are great!  Be warned, though, when they did this last week (the first time I’ve ever seen them do this!), stuff sold out — I had a number of things sell out before I could check out last week. Sad trombone! (My solution tonight: first I shopped for my son and checked out, then went back and shopped for myself and checked out… then decided to do a sales roundup about it.)  Some of the nicer things I’m seeing:

  1. BCBG Generation Pinni Pump, was $79 now $38, lots of colors and sizes left
  2. Corso Como ‘Penny’ Pointy Toe Pump, was $128 now $48
  3. Sam Edelman ‘Linda’ Half d’Orsay Pump, was $109 now $55, 2 colors left
  4. Ivanka Trump ‘Sophia’ Pump, was $109 now $59, 10+ colors on sale
  5. not pictured: COACH ‘Rileigh’ Wedge Pump, was $195 now $87, 3 colors on sale
  6. (at top): SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker ‘Diana’ Pump, was $365 now $165 – 18 positive reviews, 3 colors left
  7. TONS of Stuart Weitzman (up to 62% off) and AGL flats (up to 55% off)… no “extra” savings on Ferragamo but tons of shoes marked 40% off.

stylish work shoes

More Notes on Workwear Clothing in the Sale


64 Thanksgiving Sales (and Kat’s Top 16) (UPDATED)

Office Style: 64 Great Thanksgiving Sales on WorkwearTONS of Black Friday sales have already started, huzzah! I haven’t noticed this before, but it’s heartwarming to see that several big brands have a charity angle — Zappos is sponsoring pet adoptions and donating up to $1.1M to Best Friends Animal Society, and Spanx is donating 20% of sales to Dress for Success. We’ve rounded up 64 sales for workwear; my favorite 16 are in bold. We’ll update the list as we go, and if there are any huge sales we’ll try to do a Deal Alert. Happy Thanksgiving, ladies! Thursday updates are in red; Friday updates are in green.  

  • 6PM – Big sales on Cole Haan booties, tall boots, and Dansko shoes.  Black Friday: huge savings on designer bags, including Cole Haan, Coach, Lodis, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Valentino — also, deals on NorthFace and NineWest.  PLUS, take 15% off your entire order with code BLACKFRI15. 
  • All Saints – Cyber Weekend, 30% off all styles with code CYBER.
  • Amazon – Take 20% off shoes, jewelry, watches and more. Up to 70% off clothing (prices as marked). Black Friday Savings, take 30% off clothing, shoes, watches and more. 
  • Ann Taylor – 40% off all new styles with code GIVE40. Plus, take an extra 50% off all sale. Black Friday sale: take 50% off everything. 
  • Banana Republic – 40% off your purchase with code BRFRIENDS.
  • Barneys New York – 40% off clothing, shoes and accessories for everyone.
  • Bergdorf Goodman – The designer sale is here, get up to 40% off now.
  • Brooks Brothers – Fall sale, up to 50% off sale styles. Black Friday special: 4 shirts for $199 (men and women’s), lowest prices of the year. 
  • Boden – 30% off everything plus free shipping and returns over $49 with code 7J4Z.
  • Bloomingdale’s -Big Brown Bag Sale; save up to 50% off on select items. Online only, take $25 off almost every $200 you spend on select items.  Free shipping and free returns.
  • Bluefly – Countdown to Black Friday – today, up to an extra 25% off designers like Saint Laurent, Ferragamo, Prada, Jimmy Choo and Burberry.
  • Brooks Brothers – Fall sale, up to 50% off select items.
  • Club Monaco – Online only, take an extra 40% off clearance. Online and in stores, enjoy an extra 30% off sale styles with code EXTRATHIRTY. 25% off $150+, 30% off $250+, 35% off $400+ with code THANKFUL. 
  • Coach – Up to 30% off with code THANKS2015.
  • Cole Haan – 50% off select styles, 30% off everything else. Free ground shipping.
  • CUSP – Up to 40% off designers you love.
  • – Sale – enjoy up to 40% off wear now styles; ends Nov. 30.
  • Eddie Bauer – 30% off everything with code SNOWBALL, plus 40% off all outerwear.
  • Eloquii – Get 50% off your entire purchase + $25 festive finds with code BASH.
  • eShakti – Sitewide: buy 2 get 1 free; buy 3 get 2 free.  Ends today.
  • Express – 50% off everything, excluding gift cards and featured brands. Plus, free shipping.
  • Forever 21 – Early VIP access, Black Friday deals starting at $4.
  • Gap – 50% off everything with code EARLY.
  • Gilt – Up to 80% off designer brands with new sales launching Black Friday at 7 a.m. and noon ET, as well as Saturday at noon ET. Today’s sales include workwear brands like Rachel Rachel Roy, Maje, and Oliver Peoples.
  • Henri Bendel – Ends tonight: 20% off $100, 25% off $200, 30% off $300+.  Plus, free shipping on all orders.
  • Intermix – New markdowns at an extra 40% off (starts today).
  • J.Crew – Take 30% off your purchase, including stuff that is never on sale! Plus, 40% off hundreds of styles and 40% off all sale styles in stores and online. Use code HOLIDAY; valid Nov. 25 through Nov. 26.
  • J.Crew Factory – 50% off everything (seriously!) – prices as marked. Free shipping on $50+ with code SHOPGIFTS.
  • Journelle – Use code THANKSLOVELY to take 15% off orders of $150+, 20% off orders of $300+, 25% off orders of $500+.
  • Karen Kane – Take an additional 20% off sale styles with code THANKFUL15.
  • Kate Spade New York – New styles added to the sale! Black Friday, enjoy 25% off your entire purchase with code MERCI. Surprise sale: enjoy up to 75% off.
  • Lands’ End – 50% off all fleece, 30% off everything else with code FAMILY pin 2525.  Free shipping on $50+.
  • Last Call – Black Friday week: extra 40%-80% off everything! 
  • The Limited – 50-60% off everything with code BFWEEK, and extra 60% off all sale items. Plus, free shipping. Black Friday until 2PM: 60% off everything + free shipping. 
  • L.K. Bennett – Black Friday, 30% off everything with code THANKS.
  • Loft – 40% off everything with code TURKEYDAY.
  • Lord & Taylor – Black Friday deals are here! $20 off your $150 purchase with code BONUS (online only). 20% off regular-priced and sale items, 25% off fine jewelry with code THANKS.
  • Macy’s – Take 20% off with code THANKS and enjoy free shipping over $50; valid Nov. 25 through Nov. 28.
  • Madewell – 25% off your entire purchase with code CALMDOWN.
  • ModCloth – Black Firday, up to 40% off tons of new and favorite items.
  • Naturalizer – 30% off boots and 50% off handbags, plus free shipping.
  • Neiman Marcus – Up to 40% off regularly priced items in Select Better Apparel and 25% off in Kids at Now through Nov. 30.
  • Net-a-Porter – Sale! Up to 50% off. 
  • New York & Co. – Dresses, sweaters and more up to 60% off, plus “secret deals” each day.
  • Nine West – 50% off almost everything.
  • Nordstrom – Designer clearance, up to 40% off. They’re offering an extra savings of 25% off through 11/30 — check out our workwear sale picks!
  • Old Navy – Take 30% off your purchase, or 40% off when you spend $100 with code EARLYBIRD.
  • The Outnet – Pregame: the site notes that clearance is coming soon, with 250+ designers up to 80% off.
  • Rebecca Minkoff – 25% off all orders, select styles up to 70% off.
  • Rebecca Taylor – Extra 30% off sale with code THANKFUL.
  • Reiss – Up to 50% off sale items.
  • RueLaLa – Tons of big deals on workwear brands like Karen Millen, Montegrappa pens, and Dr. Brandt skincare.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue – Thanksgiving sale, up to 60% off select styles with code HOLIDAY. Free shipping and free returns.
  • Saks Off Fifth – Up to 70% off 1000s of deals.  Plus free shipping with code FREE4YOU.
  • ShopBop – Save up to 25% with code GOBIG15. And now through Nov. 30., spend $250+ and save 15%; spend $500+ and save 20%; and spend $1,000+ and save 25%.
  • Soma Intimates – B1G150% off for bras and pajamas, plus get 25% off luxe robes and throws.
  • Spanx – Save 15% off your purchase of bras and denim, and they’ll donate 20% of sales to Dress for Success.  Use code DFS.
  • Talbots – 40% off all markdowns. 50% off one item until noon on Friday (check out reader favorite, the Audrey sweater…)
  • Theory – Black Friday – enjoy 40% off. 
  • ThinkGeek: Ends tonight, 20% off all orders $40+ with code LIGHTSIDE.  (Tons of gift ideas for the geek in your life!)
  • Tory Burch – Spend $250, get 30% off new arrivals, sale styles and more with code THANKS.
  • Ulta – $3.50 off your $10 purchase with code 306487.
  • Uniqlo – Use code DEALS to take $15 off $100, online only.
  • White House | Black Market – New reductions up to 60% off — plus use code 60703 to take 30% off your entire purchase.
  • Zappos – Free pet adoptions! This Black Friday through Cyber Monday, will sponsor the cost of adoption fees for dogs and cats through Best Friends Animal Society, along with more than 100 of its No More Homeless Pets Network partners. And for every adoption from November 27 through November 30, Zappos will donate an additional $150 to Best Friends to help cover the cost of food, medical care, immunizations, training and more for animals awaiting homes. Total donation amount, including adoption fees, is a maximum of $1.1 million.

Ladies, do you have any to add?  

Holiday Open Thread

party dress - Adrianna Papell Sequin Mesh Blouson Dress | CorporetteSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

If you’re on the hunt for some fun yet classy party dresses, do check out Adrianna Papell — her dresses always look festive but not too revealing, ladylike but not too stuffy. (N.B.: A lot of the brand’s styles come in petite and plus-size versions, too.) This blouson dress comes in both a mini version (pictured) as well as a longer version. The one pictured is $198 at Nordstrom. Adrianna Papell Sequin Mesh Blouson Dress

(On the flip side, if Thanksgiving weekend says “Netflix binge” to you, do check out these two sweatshirts from Caslon and Zella.)


Weekly News Update

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  • Fashionista talks to fashion people about how they shop Black Friday. (Stay tuned for our roundup of this year’s sales!)
  • SheFinds staffers talk about their favorite hair removal products.
  • Forbes asserts that “caring assertiveness” is where it’s at for women in business.  (Uh huh.)
  • Levo League tells you three things your boss *always* notices about you.
  • Inc. lists 15 things that make your resume look totally unprofessional (completely agree with #3).
  • The Muse has three things to consider when your job hunt won’t end drags on.
  • Sally Krawchek shares how she got over not being liked.
  • Daily Worth tells you how to become a morning person. (We haven’t talked about that in way too long, ladies — what are your best tips?)


Wednesday’s TPS Report: ‘Nicola’ V-Neck Peplum Jacket

gray work jacket - Topshop 'Nicola' V-Neck Peplum Jacket | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

To all the American readers: Happy day before Thanksgiving! Hopefully you’ve been enjoying a blissfully quiet week. This chic knit blazer from Topshop is just the kind of thing to wear when you’re having a slow week at work — you’re comfortable, but still prepared for anything. At $56 (was $95), it’s hard to pass up — and Nordstrom still has most sizes in stock. Huzzah. Topshop ‘Nicola’ V-Neck Peplum Jacket

Two plus-size options are here and here.

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Coffee Break: Thermaskin Scoopneck Slip Dress

Lands' End Thermaskin Scoopneck Slip Dress | CorporetteThis question came up in the comments on our post about the best tights and half-slips for work: Does one ever wear slips for warmth? The answer is normally no — they’re usually flimsy pieces of fabric that are best for adding opacity or helping with static cling (particularly with tights). But then I saw this lovely slip at Lands’ End, made using their “high-performance fabric [that] not only retains your body’s heat but actually generates heat by absorbing body moisture.” Nice! Particularly since wool coats seem less buttoned up than in years past (such as this or this), this strikes me as a great way to bring your more summery jersey and ponte pieces into the coldest season. The slips are available in three colors and in sizes regular, petite, and plus, and are $24-$29. Lands’ End Thermaskin Scoopneck Slip Dress