Archives for August 2014

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…

  • 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 (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.
  • 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 @!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

Holiday Open Thread

Zella Live In Eclipse Space Dye LeggingsSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

I’ve noticed more and more readers talking about the loveliness of the Zella leggings, so I took note when these fun space-dye ones were 25% off at the Nordstrom clearance sale.  I may have to pull the trigger… readers, what leggings are your favorites? Do you have different favorites for different activities (lounging vs. shopping, for example), or for different ways of wearing them (under dresses vs. with tunics?)  These leggings were $58, but are now $43.50.  Happy long weekend! Zella Live In Eclipse Space Dye Leggings

Psst: Here’s a plus-size option.

Weekly News Update

Weekly news update - designers selling directLike 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 and Instagram, or by our RSS feed.

  • The Wall Street Journal reports on the trend of designers cutting the department-store middlemen and selling directly to customers online.
  • Kat recently spoke with LJNRadio about dressing fashionably while keeping your style professional.
  • Think you need to wear a bra? The Huffington Post shares a French study that says you don’t. (Hmm…)
  • What if you weren’t expected to check work email on vacation? What if the emails sent to you on vacation actually disappeared? We hope this New York Times story inspires some employers.
  • Coffee + nap = coffee nap? Vox explains how this might be a much better idea than it sounds.
  • Slate talks to former Facebook staffer Susan Johnson, founder of, a women-only social network (currently in invite-only beta). Anyone tried it out yet?
  • Tamron Hall of Today talks about the negative reactions often faced by women who don’t have kids, in response to Jennifer Aniston’s recent remarks on the subject.
  • Slow Cooker from Scratch rounds up 20 recipes you can leave to cook all day while you’re at work, from pulled pork to chicken fajitas.
  • PopSugar Smart Living shows you how to wash dry-clean-only clothes at home.

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Side Shirred Knit Dress

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

Halogen Side Shirred Knit Dress | CorporetteHappy Friday! I’m still poking through the Nordstrom clearance section, but one of my favorite pieces in the under-$50 range is this easy knit dress, which wins rave reviews from all age groups. I like the color, the long sleeves, the shirred sides, and the price: it was $68, but is now $39.90, available exclusively online (and in limited sizes, alas). Halogen Side Shirred Knit Dress

Seen a great piece you’d like to recommend? Please e-mail [email protected]

Psst: here are a few plus size options. (Couldn’t choose!)

Coffee Break: ‘Cadence’ Demi Wedge Pump

Tory Burch Cadence Cap-Toe Stretch Wedge | CorporetteOooh, hello gorgeous. These black wedge pumps look like they are awesome — sophisticated but comfortable at the same time. It’s a 3.5″ heel with suede and elastic panels — Nordstrom and CUSP both have it for $285. Tory Burch ‘Cadence’ Demi Wedge Pump

Here’s a less expensive option, and a comfort option.

Guest Post: Crazy Work Schedule? Go Easy on Yourself

Too Busy to Exercise? | Corporette Has life ever gotten so crazy that there was NO WAY you could work out? Sure, exercise is important, and everyone should do it regularly. We all know that. But Jewish Girl, the blogger behind Stuff Jewish Girls Like, reminds us that you shouldn’t feel guilty if it seems impossible right now to fit in regular workouts. Life (i.e., a crazy work schedule) sometimes gets in the way. I forget how I first discovered her blog, but I’ve been a reader for a few years — her life as a busy associate in a BigLaw firm (and adventures with shopping and fun stuff like the 30 Day Shred) sound, well, very familiar to me. Welcome to the blog, JG! – Kat.

Hello, Corporette readers! I’m JG, and up until last month (when I left private practice for a government job) I was a third-year associate at a big civil litigation firm. Before leaving, I found myself assigned to a particularly challenging trial team. The hours were extremely long, the room service was extremely plentiful, and within no time my pants followed suit: they became extremely tight. The experience taught me something new about exercising in the midst of utter professional chaos. I’m not talking about the chaos of working a few late nights or early mornings. I’m talking about the chaos of suddenly moving to a new city, living out of a hotel room, and working a seemingly never-ending string of 17- to 20-hour days.

Two weeks into the trial, somewhere in between my 3:30pm mango papaya smoothie and my 3:30am order of buffalo wings (with both ranch and bleu cheese dressing, because this girl loves her options), a fellow lawyer told me about a handy-dandy seven-minute workout anyone can do from the floor of their hotel room. It’s apparently perfect for those occasions when you are short on time and can’t devote yourself to a full hour in the gym. Great idea, right? After all, EVERYONE has seven minutes! Right? Sure! What’s more important that physical fitness, after all? Certainly NOT an extra bleu cheese dressing (just in case the ratio of cheese chunks to dressing was off in the first batch). Certainly not that.

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