It is that delightful time of year when last minute preps are made for the May/June weddings, when vacations are planned, and at long last, both the Ladies’ and Mens’ courses are open at the Club. And while it is vulgar to discuss m—-, during these challenging economic times we recognize the importance of economizing, so we are pleased that it is also that wonderful time of year when retailers with a tad too much merchandise on hand take markdowns. All the better to assist you in getting the very thing you knew you needed but just didn’t want to acquire at its full price. After all, they are here to help, oui? (And did you notice The Princess did that whole m—- conversation without using the M word?!)
At the head of the class in wardrobe assistance is J Crew, where there a substantial amount of merchandise remains in stock that has been marked down. For openers, shown above we feature the striped Kelly Jacket, now $79.99 as opposed to $140. Then we hit the real Heartbreaker for those of us currently facing unforeseen minor fiscal responsibilities: the J Crew Striped 120s Kensington shirt which is beyond ubersoft and oh-so-cool. Sniff… sniff.
While also in this esteemed emporium, get a glance at all of the sale shoes to be had, with loads of flip-flops and espadrilles, and lots of ballerina flats in varying design and style. There is still a fairly good selection of size and color (at least as of this writing) for the Liv Patent Ballet Flats, seen above in both pink and green patent, and which The Princess desperately desires. Really. Truly. Desires. Sigh. And now they are only $99.99 as opposed to $150, and they also come in black and yellow – how absolutely perfect is that? Forcing myself to move on, the Millie Ballet flat is also on sale; methinks you will either love it at first sight or loathe it forever. (TP is in the second group – something is just not right with that shoe, it just isn’t!) Now, for those who buy stocking stuffers early (no pun intended) here’s just what you need: some timeless J Crew argyle socks! If these simply aren’t bright enough (?) then move on to the polka dots which come in two colorways. These are marked down from $12.50 to $6.99, so it would seem that several pair might be in order.
We love Ralph Lauren for doing something many retailers don’t: putting some of their basics on sale, like their oh-so-preppy Long-Sleeved Skinny Polo, shown above, now $59.99 ‘stead of $85, not a huge markdown but nothing to sneeze at IMHO and there are loads of those divine Polo colors. Spring can also mean more social events before people get away for the summer, so adding a few new dresses appropriate for tea, bridesmaids luncheon, etc., is always a good idea. Among the Princess’s favorites? The Inna Stretch Cotton Dress, (and yes, we know it’s not at all springy because it’s black, but it’s fabulous and we simply must have it) is wonderful, as is the Jersey Tank Dress; it has that sexy cross-back design. Another basic, the featherweight silk-cotton turtleneck also represents some savings, now $69, originally $98.
BTW, they have merchandise on sale across all the departments, including Petites, Infants, the Golf Shop, and Home, so it definitely merits a glance. At the very bottom we show the Men’s Classic Long-Sleeved T-Shirt, now only $19.99, certainly something TP is considering for herself as a combo lounging-around- sleepshirt-type-of-top because the cotton is such a high grade these stay soft forever and ever. It’s partner, the Men’s Polo Pocket T-Shirt is also 1/3 off original retail at $19.99, making TP want to grab an armful! That’s just the tip of today’s bargain iceberg, but we had to share at least a few of the deals! After all, we’re here to help! <Grin.>