Hello-Hello and happy almost-weekend to everyone! We are simply awash in the bright and beautiful day here in the Great Midwest!
We are all about apparel and accessories of a springy nature today, hopefully that is in keeping with your frame of mind! Earlier this week we mentioned the Shoshanna Trunk Show at Saks next Thursday; sadly, TP will not be popping in. We shall be trapped like a rat working spending our day lolling about the Palace. However, thanks to the good folks at Shoshanna, we’ll help everyone who can’t go feel like they were there. Sort of. In an abstract, far away manner of speaking.
As we did not (and are not) scooting out of town to a warmer spot this winter, just looking at clothing designed for warmer temps does our heart good.
Our thanks to Lindsey for the photos.
Remember our post about the next design collaboration Target is doing, this one with designer Tracy Feith? The always-on-top-of-things-Bust has shared some photos of the Collection, due in stores and online in mid-May.
Courtesy Bust.com Blog
The dress above is to retail at $29.99, the one below at$44.99.
Courtesy Bust.com Blog
The title for the post referenced the remarkable number of sales and clearances; the notion of sharing some with readers had merit, so we start with Brooks Brothers.
While certainly not what anyone would mistake for a “screaming deal,” at least not when contrasted with recent pricing, there are savings in every department. In honor of Nautical by Nature, we show the Country Club Canvas Sailboat Tote in navy dotted with nautical flags.
At $88, it may not represent what most would term a bargain, but if you purchase one tote, a second tote can be had at %50 off that price. For much better buys, click on over to the clearance section for some fabulous markdowns on shoes, boots, shirts and just about everything else.
Next on our hit parade, J. Crew, still offering a significant amount of merchandise in their Final Sale sections and on line. Additionally, select women’s shorts are 20% off, select women’s women’s swimwear is up to 25% off, and there is up to 30% off select women’s tees. Our favorite? The Clea Ballet Flat, now$49.99.
A cautionary note on these: we did not see a broad selection of sizes, so proceed accordingly.
Also offering substantial markdowns, Banana Republic.
Talbots is taking larger markdowns than normal at this time of year with their One Sweet Sale promotion. These basic pumps are $34.99, down from $118.
Don’t forget to peek at the retailer’s Last Chance Clearance section of the website.
Polo Ralph Lauren is offering an additional 20% off sale prices on ‘select items’ for a ‘limited time’. The Carole Taffeta Dress is $229, from $598.
Combining two topics, a SOTT (Sign Of The Times) and a sale, we move to upscale accessories house Lambertson Truex. The company has filed bankruptcy, and closed their shops in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Frankly, we enjoyed the Las Vegas store, and we are sorry to see it closed. On up note, efforts will be made to keep the website in operation.
The Large Margo minaudière is now offered at $345; the original pricepoint was $1145.
While most bags are not for us, we simply liked the idea of the shop being there for us to pop into when we were on the road. Selfish? Yes. An unusual sentiment? Doubtful.
Our final preptastic mention for the day comes via the wonderful Just Madras, where there are some fabulous new treats as well as outstanding bargains! The Newport Clutch is darling, and at only $15, too good to pass up!
Just Madras Newport Clutch
The Pink/Green Patchwork Small Bucket is easy on the eyes as well as the pocketbook!
Just Madras Bucket Bag
And because we so adore all things pink, and think so highly of Isaac Mizrahi, today’s Pretty in Pink features one of his last designs for Target, the Herringbone Party Coat in “Pink Glow” that reverses to black. We have been fond of that colorway name for months, pink gloooooowww.
And talk about a price that is friendly from a fiscal responsibility perspective, the coat is on sale for a mere $22.49 – the original selling price was $89.99. And it appears to be available in all sizes, amazing this late in the season. Besides, it really is a collector’s item in a sense, from Mr. Mizrahi’s final collection at the retailer before his departure to run Liz Claiborne.
If that isn’t pink enough, perhaps the 23″ pink LCD TV will work:
Have we shown this before dolls? We hope not, but if so, it probably merits a second look. How often do we see pink televisions?
On that cheery note, enjoy a splendid weekend!