Monday, January 26, 2009

Smart Sale Shopping

Fellow Fashionista The Seeker of Searching the Inner Me recently requested a “how to shop the sales smartly” post. What shall we stock up on in anticipation of the coming seasons? Which key pieces will transcend the test of trendiness and remain fashionable for seasons to come?
Here are CC’s selections from fave online sites shopbop.com and net-a-porter.com, in alphabetical order by designer. All items are from 50 to 70% off and thus may be going fast!
1) Abaeté asymmetric silk-chiffon dress
2) Bop Basics tee dress
3) Botkier wristlet
4) Brian Atwood Yasmine satin slingbacks
5) Earnest Swen wide leg jean
6) Halston shirt dress
7) Helmut Lang geo print dress
8) KORS pea coat
9) Laila Azhar side drape dress
10) LaROK skinny pant
11) Loeffler Randall boots
12) Miu Miu pailette covered clutch
13) Mulberry ostrich Bayswater bag
14) Nightcap Clothing beaded tank
15) Pedro Garcia Leslie satin pumps
16) T-Bags cowl back dress
17) TIBI Coral Reef dress
18) Twenty8Twelve Clyde coat
Remember: it’s not better just because it’s on sale! Don’t wear your “sale goggles” while browsing, and for Pete’s sake, don’t shop online late at night. Happy shopping, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

P.S. Another amazing sale to check out: 75% off at Ron Herman.

48 comments:

WendyB said...

I say for sales, get something you wouldn't be daring enough to get at full price. Last year, I almost got a pair of peeptoe booties in boring black, but I decided for the price that I was paying I should branch out and instead got a neutral color -- people admire them all the time! I don't think I would have enjoyed them as much in basic black.

please sir said...

Thanks for the tips - loving those satin pumps!

Doll legs said...

sALES SALES SALES!!:)

style crusader said...

I often have my sale goggles on :( but then i ask myself it it wasn't said designer/on sale would I still want it. Navigating those sales are a tricky tricky thing!

Fashion Moment said...

I NEED Abaeté and this Halston dreeses, and this great white Loeffler Randall boots!

Savvy Mode SG said...

oh my gosh, the first one to comment how cool! Anyway, great picks. I have been eyeing Mulberry Baywater for a while now. That ostrich in hot pink is tooo savvy!

Wana said...

fabulous!! as always...

Dooder City said...

I really like the white boots. I never wear white and maybe this is a sign I should just jump right in and start.

Susanna-Cole said...

Great entry, as always, and goodness that gorgeous Botkier wristlet totally stole my heart, although everything is lovely indeed!

And thanks so much for your sweet comment and encouraging words, I appreciate them so very much! <3

xoxo,
S-C

lisa said...

I tend to flip-flop between what WendyB does and just buying things I know I would get a lot of wear out of. This year during Boxing Week I bought a satiny halter vest, something I wouldn't normally go for, but I also stocked up on tights, undies, and bought an everyday cardigan.

Allison said...

Absolutely fantastic sale items...that Mulberry bag is to die for! And who can ever resist 50-70% off?!
xo

Tiffany said...

good point on the "sale goggles" I used to fall in that trap a lot. Now I only buy pieces that I really want regardless of sale but the sale price definitely helps!

Kira Fashion said...

The dresses are fancy, love them :)

a kiss :))

fashion herald said...

hot dang, those loeffler boots are amazing! Also love the abaete asymmetric dress.

drinkupthefashion said...

this is a really helpful entry and you picked some great items. i'm loving that mulberry bag. i love ostrich skin!

janettaylor said...

Great post, CC!

I adore Mulberry bag and forever stylish accesories and clothes!

Fantastic advice!

Have a great day, darling! :)

Kelly said...

my fav is definately the TIBI Coral Reef dress! too beautiful!

Siljesfashion said...

Good choices!

Gabbi said...

i love the tee dress...!!

Dana said...

I love buying, but buying sales is like going to heaven!!!

Nice week CC!

jamie clare said...

Laila Azhar side drape dress? i will take that, thankyouverymuch.

Laroux said...

Those Earnest Swen jeans have an amazing cut, so flattering and so stylish - jeans are always a fool proof sales investment!


x

The Seeker said...

CC, lovely gorgeous!!!!!!
Thank you so much for this post and also for the shout out ;)

What great tips. Oh I love that first white dress and the Helmut Lang geo print one.

Great things you picked, thanks so much for sharing all this.

Take care beauty
xoxo

pipermadison said...

Ok, "sale" is already enough to make me drool - but then you posted those jeans and I completely lost all will power. I'm going to check those out. Everyone says you can't have too many pairs of denim (I agree).

MJ. said...

Thanks!! U're so sweet!!
I want a new dressssss!! I'll keep in mind ur advice :)

XX

Countrybelle said...

darling CC, another fabulous post! those jeans look like they have the perfect fit.
and... i've tagged you on my blog (heartshapedmorning.blogspot.com)! now i know you don't usually do tags, but i made up a special fashion tag, and i would so love for you to do it because i'm just dying to know your answers. and i bet all your other readers would love a little glimpse into your wardrobe too :)
xx
chloe

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

CC these are great sale must get pieces!i love the halston shirt and the t-shirt dress,think they would be perfect for layering!thank you CC.
muah x
Marian

Sydney said...

sales are my favourite.

Sydney said...

sales are my favourite.

strikeapose said...

The Mulberry is great.

shahbaz said...

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AsianCajuns said...

Great advice and i love your pics - you have a great eye.

PS: Stop by our blog to see your award ;).

UberOriginal said...

Great pics hun, especially that Helmet Lang dress xx now if only I had free money to spend at the sales!

♥ Marta ♥ said...

Darling, it has been so long ... :(
and I have returned to your blog at right at a perfect post... :)

Your blog is a wonderful as always... I've missed it.

Trixy Tran said...

I LOVE SALES LIKE NO OTHER! And I cant believe you found THOSE items on sale! I would love that Halston shirt dress :D

Nay said...

I want this and o and that and o yes this! okay fine everything! How..i dont know yo bring everything to one great piece of work!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-the Tibi dress is fabulous my dear, lovely picks all round!

Charlotte said...

I always buy in sales period pieces of clothing that are quite rare or dary and that I would not buy at their normal price.
Yesterday I got myself a black jupsuit for just 9,99€!

Anika said...

Hey hun,

Love the LaROK skinnies, and those boots on the model wearing the Twenty8Twelve coat are pure bliss!

I adore sales, just got a Sass'n'bide bandage dress and I loves it. Much :)

Have a great day!

Cathy Voyage said...

I LOVE the asymmetric dress!

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

That TIBI Coral Reef dress uis dreamy! And obviously everyone needs mulberry. Great list! x

Diego R. Wyatt said...

The Bop Basics tee dress is adorable and can be dressed up or down, which is great. Also the Laila Azhar side drape dress is amazing. YAY for sales!

lisa @ luxe said...

so love that white one shoulder dress!
kisses from las vegas

Nina (femme rationale) said...

the white abaete dress is gorgeous!

Jamie Noel said...

I found your blog through a comment you left on that hilarious(!!!!) Rufus/Gossip Girl site. (Should I say that in public?) I'm not comfortable enough yet to admit I am a 'gossip girl fan' or even that I watch the show. I'm older than you so it looks really pathetic, but luckily I have teenage daughters I can pin it on. ("Oh well, the girls had that silly show on and I was in the living room folding laundry so I had to sit through the entire episode...yes, it was a really big load of laundry I had to fold...)
Anyway very glad my guilty and shameful pleasure lead me to your site! I am a jewelry designer who works from home and my couture could definately use some inspiration. My pathetic New Years resolution was to actually to get dressed in real clothes each day! (Sweats are so dang comfortable!)
A woman in her late thirties that folds laundry,watches tv, and lives in sweat pants. My... I am really painting an alluring and captivating portrait of myself.
At least my sweats and t's are always accesorized with awesome jewelry! ha!
-Jamie

miss cavendish said...

Abaete is a fav of mine, and that one-shoulder number is a very flattering cut.

The End said...

love love love the beige I'll call it a 'Sargent Pepper' jacket above......very fashionable!

Fifi Flowers said...

I will be purchasing these LaROK skinny pants with the GUARANTEE that I look like the photo when I wear them!
ENJOY!
Fifi