Friday, July 20, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Goes Public

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public today, which is just the excuse we needed to give our bikini lines a rest. We like to think of the promotion as a Fall pre-presale.  It's always a great opportunity to stock up on items that you will need as soon as temperatures start heading south or even some fun items you can enjoy now.

This year we were extra efficient with our shopping trip. We browsed online and then emailed ahead with our shopping list. When we arrived at the store, everything we chose was waiting in a fitting room. It was truly a VIP experience. (We highly suggest it.)

We sorted and browsed through the entire inventory from the women's, kid's, beauty and home sale sections. Click here to see pictures of what we took home and click the links below to get some for yourself. Below are some of our favorites items:

AG Farrah ankle skinny jeans ($149.90 going to $225) 

Jo Malone London Discovery Collection  ($45 going $60)

Beachwaver Pro 1 1/4-Inch Professional Rotating Curling Iron ($133 going to $199)

Kid's Adidas Superstars with iridescent stripes ($40 going to $55)

Adidas tank top ($23.90 going to $32)

S'well Traveler Bottle  ($22 going to $32)

Girl's Same Edelman glitter combat boots ($40 going to $64)

Faux leather leggings from Spanx ($65 going to $98)

Le Creuset cast iron soup pot ($166 going to $250)

Missoni bath towel ($56 going to $78)

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Neiman Marcus Discounts Hit 80% Off

The sale of all designer sales is here.

Neiman Marcus is now offering discounts up to 80% when you take an extra 20% off designer clothing, shoes and bags. This promotion is available in stores and online.

The shoe sale has the most interesting assotment. Checking out the selection, there are a lot of shoes we've been eyeing that are now reduced to irresistible prices. These Aquazzura shoes are nearly 80% off and are now priced under $200 from $825. Embroidered Laurence Decade slides are just $125 from $525, Gucci boots with tigers are $825 from $2100, and those demure Saint Laurent velvet sandals are $317 from $800. No. 21 leather mules are about $180 from $760.

The clothing selection is quite good too. Take a look at this Co off-the-shoulder dress that's reduced all the way down to $280 from $1400, a Jason Wu shirt dress is $238 from $1200 and a Stella McCartney off-the-shoulder tunic is $161 from $810.

This sale runs through Monday (and then there will be a 'extra bonus day' on Tuesday.) We don't expect prices to get any lower. We suggest you grab what you need now and wear it right away. After all, there is nothing better than wearing a great sale find while it's still in-season.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Berdorf's Discounts Hit 80% Off

We highly suggest that you immediately Uber or click over to Bergdorf Goodman where you can now save an extra 20% off of Summer merchandise. Discounts on clothing already topped 75% and the additional promotion brings the final savings to 80%. As a matter of fact, the prices at our violet home-away-from-home are more reduced than, even, Neiman Marcus.


There is some serious fashion available at incredible prices. Here is a floral print Valentino dress that comes to $1000 from $5000, a Thierry Mugler mini-skirt is $220 from nearly $800, a silk top with a draped back from The Row is $556 from almost $2000 and a MSGM lace top is $265 from $665. We even found a pair of DL1961 jeans for just $35 from $178 and they seem like they might fit great and a Calvin Klein collection sweatshirt is just $64 from $240.

The discount on shoes and handbags are unchanged at 50% off but the extra 20% makes a big difference. These over-the-knee knife boots from Balenciaga come to $676 from $1700, these Prada heels with jewels are $390 from $990 and a denim bucket bag from The Row is $990 from $2250. We keep thinking we are done with the JW Anderson Pierce bag but then see it discounted to $950 and wonder if we should add it to the collection. Click over this way to see pictures from inside the store.

This will be the last markdown of the season at Bergdorfs. The best part is that sale merchandise is returnable. Not all stores-- ahem, SAKS-- is offering the same low prices and top service.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Moda Operandi Final Markdown 80% Off

Prefall merchandise has arrived and now the race is on to move out the older collections. Moda Operandi is the most recent site to slash prices. Right now, you can save up to 80% off on many major fashion items.

Among the most discounted merchandise are these Ellery pants that are $178 from nearly $900. Truth be told, it looks like the fit can be awkward. These high waisted pants from Rosie Assoulin are also 80% off and come to $300 from almost $1600. There are sandal slides designed in collaboration between Tabitha Simmons and Johanna Ortiz that are $167 from nearly $600. This Delpozo dress is reduced 70% off but is dreamy and not over-the-top expensive at $928 or we can easily be persuaded to buy this peplum top for $420 from $1050.

This is the last "hard markdown" at Moda. There will be lots of intermittent promotions where you can save an additional 20%. You can also rest assured because the Moda sale usually runs long after the other stores move out their clearance.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Presale

Nordstrom is known for having great sales. There are two in particular that can send a city girl shopping in the burbs: The "Half-Yearly Sale" and the "Anniversary Sale." The Half-Yearly sale is clearance, usually towards the end of the season. (Like, now.) The Anniversary Sale is a presale before the new collection hits the department store floor.

Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale starts today. The sale consists of a catalog of pre-Fall merchandise that is discounted 25% to 40% off. Each department has its own special items that are featured in the pre-Fall sale. You can sift through the catalog right here.

The presale runs to July 19st but is limited to customers who have a Nordstrom credit card. Afterward, on July 20, the sale opens to the general public. Prices return to normal once the sale ends in August.

Back-to-school items are especially attractive during this Nordies sale. For example, you know your kids want new Adidas sneakers for the start of school and they are right here for $36 from $60. Nike Cortez kicks are $45 from $60. (There is really no reason not to get them!) Over here is a Herschel Supply backpack for $50, which is normally $75. There is also a large amount of swimwear in case you need to do a mid-season refresh. We even spotted Bugaboo Cameleon that's discounted to $800.

We are a bit choosier when picking pre-season items for ourselves but a classic Veronica Beard jacket with a removable sweatshirt lining is $529 from $800. We really like this Alexander Wang leather biker jacket that's $1295 from $2000 and there is a really a large selection of loungwear and swimwear with great discounts. We even found a S'well for $15.

The selection this season isn't quite as good as last year but there is still a lot of temptation. It's interesting that designers have realized that pre-gaming sale season is better than post-season markdowns. Don't forget to also check out the beauty deals. We are always a sucker for a new shade of lipstick or an updated nail polish

Thursday, July 12, 2018

MatchesFashion Extra 20% Off

The pressure is on online luxury retailers and MatchesFashion is the most recent site to add a little promotion to their final markdown. Starting today, you can save an additional 20% off spring and summer merchandise, which has already been reduced up to 70% off.

We found this millennial yellow crepe top from Roland Mouret that's $270 from $100. Over here is a shirt dress that can double as a beach coverup that's reduced to just $80 after the promo, from $338. These wide-legged pants from Amanda Wakeley are gorgeous and come to $150 from $600.

Among the accessories, is an abundance of Fendi straps that are 60% to 70% off before the additional promotional discount. Here is a velvet Prada crossbody that's under $1000 from $2400 and an Ashish sequin disco bag is $210 from $600. Shoe standouts include this pair of Miu Miu slides that are about $140 from $600, Rossie Asoulin sculptural heels that are $300 from $1300 and Balenciaga slides that are $210 from $650.

We noticed that some of the more highly reduced merchandise is from prior seasons. It's usually not a problem if it's new to you but chances are that size options are thin.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

SSence Discounts Hit 70% Off

As we begin to near the end of the sale season cycle, size options will become a little thin and prices tick up and down from site to site. Our latest browsing session brought us SSense. Discounts on the Canadian site seem to near or exceed even the steepest local markdowns.

In addition to the steep discounts, there is also a really eclectic assortment that we haven't seen state-side. On Instagram we saw the Heron Preston collab with Off-White but never saw the bag in person. Here is the bag and it's now $530 from $945. There is also this utility-style belt for just $64 from $165. Another social media celeb item is this Vetements horoscope rain jacket that's now $105 from $350. Over this way is a Champion hoodie that's just $45. (Perfect for the "kids".)

Beyond streetwear and Instagram royalty, there are also some great FASH-ion items. He is an Erdem floral print dress that's $236 from $715, the Calvin Klein/ Brooke Shields tee is just $50 from $170 and these Miu Miu sneakers are $240 from $750.

You should take note that the most reduced items are final sale. At some point, Ssense does an extra 20% off. We just aren't sure when it can be expected.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

ShopBop Discounts Exceed 75% Off

Shopbop is offering a deal that might be hard to refuse. Right now, a selection of spring and summer merchandise is already discounted 70% off but for two days you can save an extra 25%. Use the code EXTRA18 at checkout to engage the additional savings.

We were actually very surprised about how many great items we found. Check out this shift dress from Victoria Beckham that's reduced to about $250 from $540. This Cushnie Et Ochs dress is gorgeous and already reduced 70% off. After the additional discount, the price is just $363 from over $1500. A Veronica Beard sequin top is $115 from $500 and Loeffier Randall wedge mules are $150 from $375.

Remember when Rodarte sweatshirts used to seem expensive? That was before Vetements and Off-White tried convincing us that a $900 sweatshirt is normal. Well, here is a classic Rodarte hoodie for about $100 from $345. Seems like a bargain, right?

As far as sales go, ShopBop's selection seems to be pretty on point. There is a large assortment of price points and even sizes that are still available. Seems like a good opportunity to pick up something extra nice before your big August vacation.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Saks Fifth Avenue Extra 15% Off

Mondays can be a hard recovery from a Summer weekend but a little shopping could be a great pick-me-up. Truth is, the weekend is just four days away. Saks Fifth Avenue's most recent discount promotion might be the perfect way to overcome the Monday blues. Right now, you can save an extra 15% off, which brings the total markdown on some items to nearly 75% off.

Some of the sale highlights include this Off-White floral print skirt that comes to about $200 from $800, a Palm Angles tee is $85 from $333 (very LA), this top from Sea is $70 from $265 and a Rosie Assoulin dress is under $800 from nearly $3000. Among the shoe options are these Balmain print heels that are $350 from nearly $1000. Balenciaga floral print knife sling-backs are $340 from $950 and Miu Miu slides are just over $300 from $850.

Take note, this sale is only online and all sales are final, which can be a shopping hazard. This promotion ends on Thursday.

Friday, July 6, 2018

VIP Access to Outnet's Clearance Sale

Twice a year, The Outnet hosts a clearance sale where merchandise is discounted an extra 50% off the lowest price cut. The markdown on many items is nearly 90%. As you would imagine, the merchandise goes very fast. For this reason, we are so excited that we can provide a VIP link ahead of the sale going public.

You can use this VIP link to access The Outnet's clearance sale now. To engage the extra markdown use the code FIRSTLOOK. The sale officially becomes public on July 11.

We found is this Tome dress with ruffles that comes to only $150 from over $1200. A lace dress from Belstaff is $170 from $1100. Here is a tunic that's perfect for the beach and it's $105 from $700 or this gauzy mini-dress from Dodo Bar Or is $100 from $345. Here's a JW Anderson one shoulder dress is just now just $200, Anya Hindmarch boots are about $250 from nearly $1200 and a small teal Prada bag is $230 from $950.

Just remember, all sales are final. Can you really blame them? Prices like this totally justify a no backsies policy.