Thursday, August 23, 2012

It's Summertime and the Sales Are Easy

Where has the month gone? According to the calendar, it is 23 Aug.

August, what an august month! It presides over many noteworthy events, one of the biggest of which is clothing and accessory sales. By the start of the month, just about every major department store, designer and discounter has plastered the joint with signs advertising markdowns on their merchandise.

For serious buyers, meaning bargain hunters, this is the best time of year to top up the spring/summer wardrobe for next year. Of course, things have been mercilessly pawed over, but amongst the rubble are always a few gems.

Below is info on and photos of wares from a few shops/boutiques on the path less trodden that also have hanging sales shingles.


WHEN IS THE SALE: As long as stock lasts
WHERE TO SHOP THE SALE: In Los Angeles stores and online
WHAT IS THE DEAL (SALE): 50% off; take an additional 20% off sale price when three or more times are purchased.
TERMS: All sales are final.
PICTURED: Python pumps with 4.5" heel were $595.00, are now $178.50. Cotton-knit crochet dress was $298, is now $89.40.


WHEN IS THE SALE: Continuing through 25 Aug.
WHERE TO SHOP THE SALE: At Los Angeles, Miami and New York boutiques as well as online
WHAT IS THE THE DEAL (SALE): Up to 70% off; deals on size 36 and 44 suits
TERMS: All sales are final. No returns, refunds or exchanges.
WEB SITE: (Shoppers may need to click on actual item to be taken to page that shows whether it is on sale).
PICTURED: Fleur de lys cotton shirt is $175. Brown pinstripe suit, made from 100 percent English wool is $1,625.00.


WHEN IS THE SALE: 25 and 26 Aug., 10 a.m - 6p.m
WHERE TO SHOP THE SALE: At Coolture Showroom in New York
WHAT IS THE DEAL (SALE): More than 50% off
TERMS: All sales are final.
PICTURED: The Camisa was $65, and is now $20. All espadrilles, including the navy pair, were $65 to $165, and are now $30.


WHEN IS THE SALE:  As long as stock lasts
WHERE TO SHOP THE SALE:  In New York and Palo Alto stores as well as online
WHAT IS THE DEAL (SALE):  Up to around 70% off
TERMS:  Free and fast shipping. Insanely easy returns.
PICTURED: Rivieras cotton mesh orange slip-On shoes were $70, are now $50. Cotton navy paisley print straight leg washed chinos were $98, are now $78.


WHEN IS THE SALE:  As long as stock lasts
WHERE TO SHOP THE SALE:  In New York, Chicago and Portland as well as online
WHAT IS THE DEAL (SALE):  20% off; ONLINE ONLY:  extra 25 percent off sale items with code:   SUMMEREND12
TERMS:   Items marked “Final Sale” at the time of purchase may not be returned or exchanged. This includes “Sale Items” purchased during additional % off sale promotions.
PICTURED:  Baako chambray shorts were $78.00, are now $49.99. Heather henley open scoopneck shirt was 38.99, is now $9.99. Online shoppers can get an additional 25 percent off sale items.

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