Hello-Hello… we do hope everyone enjoyed a simply splendid weekend!
TP is a little crazed and dazed; here at the Prepatorium the holiday frenzy seems to have commenced earlier than usual!
Let’s start by updating current and expected markdowns, sales & other discounts at retailers specializing in merchandise that tends toward a preppy aesthetic.
We’ll start with the Vineyard Vines, “Friends & Family shopping event” that provides “25% off Your Purchase,” now through midnight tomorrow night (Tuesday, 11.25.08). The promo code online or by phone is FRIENDS2008. If shopping in person, take along a copy of this email notice:
There is a really cute Toddler Puffer Vest:
Next, Banana Republic is already doing their “Dressed in Holiday Style” sale online and in stores. The sale runs through Monday, December 1st; we consider this the retailer’s Black Friday sale.
And BR does have a little Wool-blend peacoat the Princess is rather fond of:
The coat comes in a variety of colors and is now $118; originally it sold at $198.
Black Friday at the Banana Republic Factory Stores offers a substantial opportunity for those with the patience and sanity to cope with the crowds: 40% off everything in the store. Many of the factory stores open at midnight; check your local store to confirm shopping opportunities.
We do have a new J. Crew discount offer.
Spend $150 and take 20% off, spend $200 and take 25% off, spend $250 and save 30% off. The promo code on this one is TURKEY. BTW, if you missed our original J. Crew Black Friday post, just click here.
Also, don’t forget, the “take an additional 20% off sale prices” deal ends tonight. TP is guessing that somehow, someway, we’ll see this back *before* the end of next weekend or another incarnation of the offer. Definitely something on Cyber Monday.
If shopping online, the promo code is EXTRA 20.
Neiman Marcus is offering what are truly amazing markdowns for that establishment, certainly this early in the season.
For example, the Cole-Haan Air Genie ballerinas are now only $80 from an original price of $175. Delman’s Quilted Suede Ballerina flats are $117, from $315.
Don’t overlook the markdowns on your favorite brands in apparel and accessories. Below left, from Lacoste we show the Trucker hat, originally $57, now $35. (This is the Lacoste hat Michael Phelps is frequently seen sporting.) And lots of children’s items are also on sale; the Lacoste Zip Sweater that was $95 is now $57.
One of TP’s favorites, Garnet Hill, is starting their Thanksgiving Sale and Clearance now.
Temptation is difficult to resist when it comes to the winter theme Hable pillow covers by Hable, now $34 each. The Painted Wood picture frames are also swell and almost 50% off their original price of $36, now $19.
Arguably today’s “most bang for your buck” item is the cashmere offered at Garnet Hill. Women’s Cashmere V-neck Pullovers are $64, down from $128, as are the Crewneck Cashmere Sweaters.
TP can assure readers that unless something has gone horribly awry, these are excellent additions to one’s walk-in, of good quality and ever-so-snuggly.
If you like the apron with bright pink circles and/or the Preppy Stripe note cards and would love to have both absolutely free, be sure and leave a comment to this post telling us one thing you are thankful for. Anything at all. Someone’s name even – that’s it! And you’re entered in the Great Preppy Giveaway!
Yesterday we mentioned we would showcase a few items of note in the Vickie’s Secret fashion show. Should this be declared preppy lingerie?
Perhaps our wonderful Nautical by Nature can advise us on the next look… Miss Kate, does it qualify as officially nautical in your educated estimation?
BTW, the models look absolutely stunning. The show airs on CBS December 3 at 10 o’clock.
We’ll be back!