Archives for August 2013

A Closer Look: Zappos’ Clearance Sale

A Guide to Zappos' Clearance Section | CorporetteI, for one, am always overwhelmed by Zappos clearance sales. Love the site, love the free shipping/free returns (and super long policy), but they put so much stuff on clearance that it’s a bit like drinking from the fire hose. So I thought I’d look to see what’s on deep discount, and what’s new to the sale (and, of course, round up a few particular picks)…

What’s on deep discount (50%+)

What’s new to the sale section: [Read more…]

A Closer Look: Nordstrom’s Shoe Clearance

While rounding up the TON of good Labor Day sales going on right now, I noticed thatNordstrom clearance sale small.indexedNordstrom’s shoe clearance features so. many. brands that readers have sworn by in our Guide to Comfortable Heels that it’s crazy…

The biggest bucket on the Nordstrom sale is, of course, the shoes under $100 (almost 1500 items) — so I thought I’d round up some of the top-rated shoes (both for the office, weekend and beyond).  We have: [Read more…]

72 Labor Day Sales (and Kat’s Top 12)

Happy Labor Day, ladies! There are a lot of sales going on right now… I may do focused deal roundups of some of the specific ones, but here’s my big listing — my top 12 picks are in bold below…  (Also: Phew, 72! No wonder it feels like I’ve been shopping hard for hours now!)

  • 6pm: Fall boots up to 60% off.
  • Ann Taylor: Take 30% off your full-price purchase; 40% off all sale styles.
  • Anne Klein: Take 30% off the entire site, for savings of up to 65% off.
  • Athleta: Summer’s Last Hurrah, save up to 60% on select items (including new markdowns).
  • ASOS: Take 20% off with code SUMMER4EVER (and note that the Final Clearance section is up to 70% off!).
  • Banana Republic: 40% off your purchase with code BRWEEKEND (don’t forget to check out the new Issa collaboration).
  • Barneys New York: The Warehouse sale is on now, with prices up to 75% off.
  • BaubleBar: End of summer stockpile sale! Get up to 35% off already reduced prices.
  • Bergdorf Goodman: Save up to 40% off 5F sale arrivals.
  • BigDropNYC: Take an additional 50% off sale items.
  • Bloomingdale’s:  Big Brown Bag sale!  Save 20-65% off, and take an extra 20% off a large selection of sale and clearance items with code TAKE20.
  • Bluefly: Labor Day Sale! Save up to 85% off.
  • Boden: Up to 70% off sale.
  • Brooks Brothers: Online exclusive, today only, Labor Day Clearance Event with prices up to 60% off.
  • Cache: Extra 10% off sale merchandise now through Monday with code C855432.
  • Chadwicks: Extra 30% off all clearance prices.
  • Charles Tyrwhitt: Great prices on womenswear, including $160 shirts marked to $35.
  • Club Monaco: Take an additional 50% off all already-reduced styles with code FINAL50 for a limited time only (plus, free shipping on all orders).
  • CUSP by Neiman Marcus: Save 40-65% off regular prices (and enjoy free shipping and free returns).
  • C.Wonder: Take an additional 50% off sale items (and enjoy 25% off y our full-price purchase with code LABORDAY).
  • eBags: Labor Day Sale & Clearance — save up to 60% off on your favorite bags.
  • e.l.f.: Almost Labor Day Sale! 50% off all Studio items with code MUSTHAVE (ends 9/1).
  • Express: 5 Days to Save!  40% off every single item.
  • Forever21: Extra 50% off select sale items with code LABORDAY.
  • GAP: Up to 40% off select styles in their Labor Day Red, Bright & Blue Event (plus take 15% off your purchase with code GAPNEW).
  • GlassesUSA: LaborDay Super Sale! 50% off + free shipping with code LABOR50.
  • Labor Day Weekend sale, take 20% off with code HARDWORK.
  • Henri Bendel: Summer sale! 50% off select merchandise. (Also, today only, Summer Friday sale — 20% off full-priced candles with code SUMMERFRIDAY).
  • JC Penney: Labor Day Sale! Save 25-50% (plus get 10-20% off with code 30BUY).
  • J.Crew: Extra 30% off sale items with code HELLO30.  Free shipping on $100+.
  • Jones New York: Labor Day Clearance Event.  Additional 40% off all sale for savings of up to 80%.
  • Journelle: Semi-annual sale — lots of items 50% and more.
  • Karen Millen: Enjoy 20% off select dresses.
  • Lands End: Labor Day Event – 30% off everything including new arrivals, plus free shipping on $50 orders.
  • Last Call by Neiman Marcus:  Labor Day Sale, save an extra 25-60% off everything!
  • The Limited: Everything’s on sale!  Take an extra 30% off markdowns, and 40% off original ticket prices with code LONGWKND.
  • LOFT: Their sale is on sale — take an extra 50% off all sale styles (no code needed).
  • Lord & Taylor: Use promo code SHOP to take 20% off regular and sale, and an extra 25% off clearance.
  • Lucy: 20% off $100 or more.
  • Macy’s: Labor Day sale! Take 3xtra 20% off plus get free shipping with a $99+ purchase with code DEALS.
  • Madewell: 30% off all sale styles with code BYESUMMER (plus free shipping on all orders!).
  • Maidenform: Extra 30% off plus free shipping.
  • Modcloth: Lots of new pieces added to sale…
  • Naturalizer: Fall preview event — plus take 70% off select styles.
  • NY & Co.: B1G1 Free Pants + 40-50% off everything else (and free shipping on orders over $50).
  • Neiman Marcus: The Real Deal Sale is on; save up to 50% off regular prices on women’s contemporary/cusp dresses and sportswear.
  • Nine West: Summer send off! Buy one get one 50% off the entire site.
  • Nordstrom: Shoe Clearance! Save up to 40%.  (Also: new markdowns in general.)
  • Old Navy: The Land of the Spree — take 30% off with code SPREE at checkout.
  • The season’s biggest event, Labor Day Sale — take an extra 10% furniture, area rugs, mattresses, memory foam, kitchen & dining, and fashion bedding.
  • Payless: Labor Day Weekend Sale, with extra 40% off clearance items.
  • Pendleton: Labor Day Sale, extra 20% off all summer sale with code EASY20 (ends 9/2).
  • Petit Bateau: End of season sale, up to 60% off.
  • Piperlime: up to 70% off sale (plus free shipping and free returns).
  • Rachel Roy: End of summer sale, take an additional 30% off all RRR sale styles (savings of up to 70% off)!  Ends 9/2.
  • Rebecca Taylor: Labor Day Sale, save up to 75% when you take an extra 40% off sale with code RTLABORDAY13.
  • REISS: Labor Day Weekend Sale — extra 10% off all outlet items.
  • Rent the Runway: Their biggest clearance sale ever is going on — buy dresses, jewelry, and more.  Get a $50 rental credit if you spend $200+.
  • Sephora: End of summer sale spectacular! Save up to 65% off must-have beauty (online only).
  • Extra 25% off sale shoes with code 25SALE (plus, new markdowns).  Or, take 20% off sitewide with code SECRET20.
  • ShopBop: Tons of new items added; lots of items marked 20-70% off.
  • Singer22: Take an extra 50% off sale merchandise (savings up to 90% retail) — also use code LABOR to take 10-20% off regular-priced items.
  • Splendid: Labor Day Sale, take 20% off select dresses, tees and shorts.
  • Target: Save 20% when you spend $75 on select women’s and mens (including reader favorites like Merona ponte dresses and wedge pumps, and Liz Lange maternity dresses).
  • Thomas Pink: Womenswear sale — prices up to 60% off.
  • Topshop: Take an extra 20% off sale (ends Tuesday); plus free standard shipping with code HEYUSA.
  • Tory Burch: Labor Day Event — up to 30% off with code LABORDAY plus free shipping on $300+.
  • Ulta: $3.50 off any $10 purchase with code 103572 (plus free shipping on all orders of $50 or more).
  • Victoria’s Secret: Limited Time, mix & match cotton undies, 7 for $26 (plus, take $15 off $100 with code FALL13).
  • Take an extra 10% off 12 or more bottles (mix or match) of wine with code LABORDAY.
  • Yoox: Sale — up to an extra 80% off the spring/summer collection.
  • Zappos: End of summer clearance!  Save on everything from sandals to swimwear.

Weekend Open Thread

Clarks Spye Belle Something on your mind? Chat about it here.

I’m going to take an early weekend from the regular content so I can focus better on the Labor Day sales tomorrow (there are so many already going on!) — but for this weekend, I’m lusting after these Clarks boots. Clarks’ comfort is legendary, and these boots look like dead ringers for some of the trendier designer boots that have been popular for a year or more… but they’re only $130. Nice. Clarks Spye Belle

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Weekly News Update

Skinny-JeansLike these posts? Follow us on Twitter or Facebook — this is the edited version of what we’re reading! (We also Tweet if we hear about a good sale through our CorporetteDeals Twitter feed.) You can also follow us on Pinterest or Instagram.

  • With fall approaching, SheFinds suggests some ways to look better in skinny denim.
  • YouLookFab reminds us: focus on fit, not the number on the label — and don’t let brands and stylists dictate the way you wear something.
  • POPSUGAR Smart Living rounds up some great ways to get started learning about personal finance (something we’ve talked about here as well).
  • The Daily Muse tells you what to do before you go to business school.  Meanwhile, Ask a Manager (via US News) gives you guidance on how to tell your network you’re looking for a job.
  • Wisebread ponders how to delegate (at work and at home).
  • Finally: Lifehacker updates its comparison of the different “read it later” services out there.  (And, as a followup to my post on information overload, HUGE thanks to readers who suggested Evernote, which I’ve read about for years but never tried before to help me dig out from my crippling Pocket list — I’m now using Evernote for articles the way I use Pinterest for pictures, and loving the multiple notebooks and everything else.  My Pocket list is now down to less than 600 articles and still shrinking.)

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Peplum Trimmed Jacket

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Laundry by Shelli Segal Peplum Trimmed Jacket, Black I love me a good shrunken blazer, and this fun peplum trimmed blazer looks lovely.  It’s a gabardine wool, so it won’t be as stretchy as some of the shrunken knit blazers, but it’ll also maintain its shape a lot better.  The tonal shimmer trim looks almost like the leather trim on our far more expensive Suit of the Week — but for way less money.  The blazer was $228, then marked to $89, but with the extra 40% off Labor Day Sale going on at Last Call, it comes down to a jaw dropping $53.40.  Hooray! Laundry by Shelli Segal Peplum Trimmed Jacket, Black

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