Since we’re wrapping up sale season (and going out with a bang with Chanel, that is if you can find your size), I wanted to share with you some of my favorite spring/summer sale purchases over the past few years. Sale time is one of the best shopping times for obvious reasons (lower prices! yeah!) but also one of the most dangerous periods where one is most at risk for splurging on never-wear items like holographic leggings. Now I try to really limit myself, and fortunately have found some items I love!
1. J.Crew cotton fisherman sweater. This is my favorite summer sweater! I bought it last year during one of J.Crew’s markdown sales. I wear it all the time and I love that it’s a full cotton blend, no synthetics. I think I got it something like 50% off. This is one of those items that I am approaching cost-per-wear in the cents now versus dollars – and aren’t those the best? For those looking for a current season version, J.Crew has lots of different sweaters (and more) on markdown.
2. Miu Miu slingback gingham sandals. These are probably one of my “funner” pairs of shoes, sad and lonely in a closet filled with more boring black and nude pumps. I snagged these on second markdown, which I count as a small miracle since I was told by several sales associates when I was looking for them that they were sold out in my size…at full price.
I bookmarked their page on Bergdorf Goodman and one day I randomly decided to visit…and saw that my size, and only my size, was in stock and available! I placed the order immediately and held my breath until they shipped. They arrived safe and sound! I wear them whenever I want a “pick me up” from my closet (and on the 4th of July).
3. Old Navy floral chambray shirtdress. Old Navy is cheap enough at regular prices, but I really try not to ever pay full price for anything from the Gap corporate family (Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy). There are coupon codes almost everyday so this is a pretty easy task. I got this dress below for something like ~50% off so under $20 with tax, and I’ve worn it quite a few times already this summer. Long enough (for me) to be conservative for work and the cotton fabrication keeps things cool.
4. Valentino trench coat. This is a spring season coat and buy, although I wear it year round. It’s one of my favorite light coats in my wardrobe, but if I could do it over again, I would probably wait until second cut for this one. I bought it something like ~40% off, and being greedy, would have wanted even more! I find that Valentino doesn’t sell as quickly on markdown as say, Chanel.
So, what are some of your favorite sale purchases that you made? Were they items that you would have bought even at full price? How did you score your deals? Please share!