Weekly Shopping Update: President's Day Sale

February 20, 2013

I'll update sporadically throughout the day so check back for more sale/shopping news.

Retailer: C. Wonder
Discount: Flash Sale - Up to 75% off

 Skinny Calf Hair Belt | Calf Hair Belt | Equestrian Double Wrap Belt
Plaid Wool Blend Toggle Coat | Color Block Wool Blend Coat | Oil Cloth Cotton Jacket
Zip Cuff Cropped Jeans | Wool Plaid Cropped Pant | Stretch Skinny Jean | Cheetah Print Stretch Skinny Jean | Stretch Skinny Colored Jean | Stretch Cotton Leopard Print Cropped Pant | Skinny Flocked Dots Jean | Stretch Cotton Tuxedo Jean | Skinny Stretch Corduroy Pants | Stretch Cotton Velvet Pant | Embroidered Corduroy Pant | Stretch Cotton Riding Pant
Retailer: Gilt
Discount: Final sale (some items cannot be returned)
Notes: I picked up a pair of yellow Watling Rain Boot for $39 (was well reviewed on the Nordstrom website) the other day even though I have no need whatsoever for another pair of rain boots. The same pair is still available in sizes 5, 9 and 11 but I have seen other sizes pop back on occasion. The Le Chameau Iris II boots that I love are also on sale for $79 in several colors (red, purple, coral, black, and gray). There's also a version with faux fur lining that's available in black and brown.

Retailer: J. Crew
Discount: Extra 40% off and free shipping on all orders with code STYLE40.
Notes: The pickings are slim but still worth a look if you have time.
Long No. 2 Pencil Skirt | Pencil Skirt in Stretch Wool | No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Wool | No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Cotton | Pencil Skirt in Super 120S | Postage Stamp Mini
1035 Jacket | Schoolboy Blazer in Herringbone | Double-breasted Schoolboy Blazer | Ludlow Jacket in Houndstooth | Schoolboy Blazer in Wool Flannel
Retailer: J. Crew Factory
The Discount: An additional 30% off sale items and free shipping with code PRESDAY
Notes: I am intrigued by the Skimmer Pant in Wool that Cee had reviewed previously which is still available in a  number of sizes.
Hip-Slung Cord | Suiting Trouser in Wool | Skimmer Pant in Wool | Skimmer Pant in Herringbone | Straight and Narrow Cord | Bootcut Cord | Skinny Ankle Cord
Retailer: Brooks Brothers
The Discount: Winter clearance and free shipping on orders of $200+
Notes: I am looking to "invest" in some quality sweaters from Brooks Brothers but their sale prices just won't budge. Currently eying the Cashmere Cable Crewneck Sweater (love the pale hues of Brooks Brothers palette, a nice change from J. Crew's often vibrant offerings) and the Lambswool Polka Dot Sweater.
Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater | Cashmere Cable Crewneck Sweater | Cashmere Cable V-Neck Sweater
The largest size offered in girls' styles is extra large which I think will fit someone who normally wears the smallest women's size. I adore this Navy Blazer with puffy sleeves but doubt it'll go on sale.
Bib Dress | Cashmere Intarsia Crewneck
Retailer: Forever 21
Discount: Up to 70% off new markdowns (the in-store sale is an additional 50% off already reduced prices). 
Notes: I stopped by a store yesterday and tried on ~ two dozens styles but left them all behind. I did place an order online (which consisted of this sweater and some full-priced items, I've worn my other polka dot sweaters with enough frequency to warrant adding another to the rotation). 

In-store prices are truly tempting. I really liked this girls' navy/gold bow coat but the large was too small for me.
This burgundy red faux leather jacket was about $8 after discounts but I tried on a full-priced style that was much better quality and more flattering on me so I decided to pass on this one and wait for the other style to go on sale. The leather quality was thin but did not necessarily look cheap. I probably would've taken this home if I didn't find something better.
The next jacket is the only item I really wanted to bring home but it was a hefty $42.80 and I couldn't justify buying it. Surprisingly sturdy and expensive looking for Forever 21 - the price reflects better material and hardware.
I did take pictures of tags with serial numbers but accidentally deleted them while transferring the pictures to my computer. My store was very well stocked in various styles and sizes so you should be able to find these styles at your local store too.
$8 quilted faux leather jacket
$6 cardigan with zip
$5 Plaid Skater Skirt
I also tried on this full-priced polka dot sweater for fun and hope it goes on sale because I love all four color combos.
If you need fillers for your online order, I bought the Bow Metal Cuff online in rose gold and took a picture when I saw them in-store. I think they are pricey ($5.80) for a tiny piece of metal but they are cuter than I expected. I am actually thinking about getting all three colors (eventually).

Retailer: Urban Outfitters
Discount: President's Day Sale

Pretty Polly Dolly Polka Dot Tight | House Of Holland Reverse Star Tight | House Of Holland Spike Tight
Happy President's Day!

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