Love this leather bag from Badgley Mischka Platinum Label, available in both black and brown. The pleats look great, and while I normally don’t like the look of the crossbody, I could actually see this one being a versatile look. The bag was $498, but as part of Bloomie’s sale it’s marked to $373.50. Badgley … Read More about Coffee Break: Caroline Pleated Leather Tote
We’re always a fan of the short ankle-high boots — they’re perfect beneath pants all fall and winter long. We like the Nike Air technology in these simple Cole Haan boots, and we like the variety of sizes still available even though they’re marked down — they were $298, now $161.46 at Sierra Trading Post. … Read More about Coffee Break: Lynda Short Boots
Nordstrom’s shoe clearance sale is underway, and we’re liking these simple open-toes by Stuart Weitzman, available in both “cognac tartaruga” (pictured) and navy patent. Like the button detail, like the patent, like the general look. The shoes were $335, now marked to $199.90 at Nordstrom (lots of sizes still left). Stuart Weitzman ‘Dabba’ Pump N.B. … Read More about Coffee Break: Dabba Pump
I’m always a fan of Marc by Marc Jacobs bags, and this lovely satchel is no different — LOVE the print on the inside, the numerous pockets, and the size. I’m normally not a brown-purse kind of gal, but the caramel color strikes me as just right. It’s $369 (was $528) at ShopBop. Marc by … Read More about Coffee Break: Damisi Patchwork Leola Satchel
It’s time for end-of-season clearance at Naturalizer — including markdowns on these fabulous zebra-striped shoes. Love the walkable two-inch heel, the conservative buckle paired with the zebra print, and the great padding inside the shoe. It’s also available in black leather and a great “saddle tan” leather. Was $79, now $39.99. Naturalizer Lockhart (Pssst – … Read More about Coffee Break: Naturalizer’s Lockhart
A reader saw this bag while checking out Nordstrom’s anniversary sale this morning and noted, “I think it’s a great work bag– the red is an eye-catcher, and the black is classic.”
Today, we’re liking this simple cardigan — we like the range of colors offered, the three-quarter-length sleeves, and the floral appliques on the shoulder.
We always forget about Johnston & Murphy for women’s shoes, but they consistently have some really cute heels. Today, we’re liking these “cognac” platform Mary Janes — we like the tiered look to the leather, as well as the color. The price isn’t bad, either — was $228, now $89 — but if you buy … Read More about Coffee Break: Emily High-Heel Platform Mary Jane
A happy lunch tote can make you feel downright excited to eat the lunch you brought, can’t it? Today we’re liking this adorable purple/orange/red tote from Built NY — and it’s even on sale! Was $24.99, now $19.99 with the eBags summer sale (20% off everything). Built NY Cooler Tasty Lunch Tote Pattern Nolita Stripe
In the “sometimes a good sale is a curse” department, Endless is having an amazing sale on bags right now (ends today), including bags like Cole Haan, botkier, Rebecca Minkoff, Kate Spade, and more. Four separate Cole Haan bags are currently hurtling their way through the mail to me via free shipping. (Three are going back, I swear.) But: Yes. Good sale. One of the bags I bought was this Cole Haan bag, which I’ve lusted after in the department store — supremely soft, nice size for when you don’t need to carry papers or notebooks, and can go from work to weekend without much problem. Was $428, marked to $235.40 (in black and red); price drops to 164.78 with 30% special offer. (It only shows up at checkout!) Also available in gray (for $428). Cole Haan Prudence Small Soft Tote
For busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional. Amazingly, it won’t be … Read More about Suit of the Week
All right, ladies, it’s time to gloat a bit. We’ve heard some great stories from friends of amazing sales — so share! What are you most excited about getting in the after-holiday sales? Where did you have the best shopping experience (racks and racks of sales, additional discounts, or just a really nice shopping experience)? … Read More about Open Thread: Victory at the Sales Racks?