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Shopbop Friends/Family Sale Fall 2014

There are only a few sales each year that I really pay attention to – amongst them are Net-A-Porter’s seasonal sale, the Nordstrom Anniversary, designer markdown for spring/fall, etc. But to me the fall shopping season generally kicks off with Shopbop’s Friends and Family sale, which starts today (Tuesday) through Friday with code FAMILY25.

I always end up picking up something from this sale, and usually will start waiting for it come August time, when items start appearing on my fall list which I know are rarely, if ever, on sale. Shopbop historically had essentially no restrictions on its F&F sales, a rarity these days (has anyone seen Saks’ exclusion list? Whew). Sadly, this year a few restrictions did appear (Ferragamo, Canada Goose among them), but there are still way fewer than at most stores.

Here are my picks for the sale – I selected items that I not only like very much, but which are difficult to come by on sale otherwise. Enjoy, and please share your selections as well!

Shopbop shoes

First up – shoes!

My picks, from left to right:

1. Aquazzura “Sexy Thing” booties, $565/$424 with discount. Gorgeous, and super soft booties in both beige and black that make any outfit look cooler. Super easy to wear in both hot and cold climates. Amazing! And hard to find on sale (they’re excluded at Saks). I just ordered these – couldn’t resist!

2. Birkenstock Gizeh sandals, $90/$68. Because these are classic, and they are also my current favorite Birkenstocks after extensive testing. And rarely can be found in the “standard” colors on sale.

3. Frye “Valerie” shearling lined boots, $428/$321 with discount. So practical and cool/chic for winter. Love that they are lined with shearling – nice and toasty! And I love my Frye boots – they are great quality for a not-too-unreasonable price.

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