Open Thread: Victory at the Sales Racks?

salesAll 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)? (Pictured:  Sale in a Sale Shop Selling Sale Signs, originally uploaded to Flickr by the justified sinner)

(We’d share our own story but, alas, we’ve just moved into a new apartment and spent the post-holiday time unpacking, organizing, and hunting for new furniture pieces.)

Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Jersey Twisted-Bodice Dress

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.
Kay Unger Twisted-Bodice DressHappy New Year!  Today we’re liking this colorful dress from Kay Unger New York.  We like the twisted bodice, the relatively high neckline (we’d still probably wear a cami with it the first day), the long sleeves, and the unusual combination of a flattering dress with horizontal stripes.  It’s $350 at Neiman Marcus, available in sizes XS-L. Kay Unger New York – Jersey Twisted-Bodice Dress
If you’ve recently seen a great work piece you’d like to recommend to the readers, please e-mail [email protected] with “TPS” in the subject line. Unless you ask otherwise, we’ll refer to you by your first initial.

Top 10 Posts of 2009

We’re still on an abbreviated posting schedule (don’t forget the holiday open thread!), but here are some of our top posts from 2009… after the jump!

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Deal Alert – ShopBop

Shoshanna Combo Sheath DressWe just returned from a hard day out shopping and movie-watching to find this tantalizing offer from ShopBop, and we’ve already filled our cart (seriously, we’re getting about $500 worth of stuff). Lots of good stuff, including this lovely dress (Shoshanna Combo Sheath Dress) from Shoshanna — was $340, marked to $170, price comes to $136 in your cart. Not bad. Not bad at all. (And, for those of you who’ve been waiting, you will be thrilled to know that those Alexander McQueen stretch leather shorts are also on sale.) (We’re joking, but if you can pull them off, more power to you.) 2 DAYS ONLY! EXTRA 20% Off Items Marked 50% AND 70% Off at Shopbop with code EXTRA20. Ends 12/29 @ 11:59pm PST.

And, of course, don’t forget about our holiday open thread

Deal Alert – Anne Klein & Jones New York

Both companies (owned by the same parent) are having some great sales. Anne Klein is up to 60% off, while Jones New York is taking up to 75% off all sale items. Pictured: Items on sale at JNY include this lovely sweater (Notch Collar Sweater Jacket), was $109, now $64, with another 30% off at checkout taking it down to $45.49. Oh, and a nice bonus — free shipping on all orders (at both stores) for a limited time.

Don’t forget about the holiday open thread, here…

Sale alert – Bloomingdale’s cocktail dresses

Bloomie’s is taking 50% off all sale merchandise, including a ton of cute cocktail dresses. For example, this lovely David Meister gold spun dress was$490, is marked $392 — so the price drops to $196 when you put it in your shopping cart. David Meister Sleeveless Spun Gold Cocktail Dress