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Shopping the discount stores part 5: Neiman Marcus Last Call

vince top

Unlike most of the discount sites I’ve covered this week, Neiman Marcus Last Call has a lot to offer in a variety of sizes, and they have so much good stuff from Vince, like this pretty blue-on-blue top.

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And this graceful wrap dress, which has excellent dress-it-up/dress-it-down potential.

vince silk top

Just a good basic silk  top.

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I know this shirtdress looks a little sister wife here, but I think that’s just the styling. With the sleeves rolled up and the top buttons unbuttoned, I’ll bet it’s aces.

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It’s tough to find a good button-down in extended sizes, and I like the purplish hue here.

vince cashmere

A navy V-neck cashmere sweater is just a good thing to own.

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This dress
 is really appealing to me, and I’d wear it as styled, with the belt low.

twill jeans

From Ba&sh, a line I discovered in Paris a few years ago: twill jeans in a fun color.

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A cashmere poncho is good for the kind of transitional dressing we’ll be doing soon, and I like that this one is ribbed.

joie silk blouse

This striped silk blouse would be good for the office, but I’d throw it on with jeans too.

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I love a grey suede boot, and this one is just so chic.

loeffler sandal

And finally: this knotted flat sandal looks eminently comfortable, and is as cute as the day is long.

Posted on March 30th, 2018 16 Comments

It’s a Uniqlo/Marimekko collab, everyone

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I love Uniqlo, but their collaborations are pretty hit-or-miss—which holds true, alas, for their most current one. I do like this tee, though.


Posted on March 29th, 2018 12 Comments

Shopping the discount stores part 4: Barneys Warehouse

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Like Saks off Fifth, it’s tough to find items at Barneys Warehouse  in a variety of sizes: your best bet if you’re looking for clothes is to check out the New Arrivals often. This Zero+Maria Cornejo dress is still available in a few sizes, though, and looks like the kind of piece I’d throw on on a hot summer day and be done with it.

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And here’s another—truly gorgeous—Zero+Maria Cornejo dress that I actually bought to wear to my nephew’s Bar Mitzvah and then changed my mind at the last minute and went with something else. The print is so good, and the cut of the dress is quite feminine while still nicely streamlined.

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Just a solid red leather tote.

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OK, this Ulla Johnson top is only available in a couple of sizes, but when I posted it a while back a bunch of you really liked it, so I thought it was worth showing again.

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This bucket bag is so nice and minimal and sort of the perfect anti-status bag. Here it is in blue.

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I love Wommelsdorff beanies, but they’re pricey, so it’s nice to find this one, marked 50% off.

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This backpack looks a lot like Mansur Gavriel’s, but it’s far less pricey.

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As unadorned a saddle bag as you could hope to find.

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You can find decent stuff in the Home section of Barneys Warehouse from time to time. I especially like this bright glass tumbler.

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Yes, these heels are very high and probably not for everyone, but I think the color combination is genius.




Posted on March 29th, 2018 11 Comments

Shopping the discount stores, part 3: The Outnet

iro jacket

The Outnet is where you’ll find everything that didn’t sell on Net a Porter the first time around, and I have located some amazing deals there, like this Iro jacket, which is such a good blazer alternative and comes in a few colors.

etoile jacket

This velvet Etoile Isabel Marant jacket is happy loud in a way I can really get behind.

dreyfuss bag

And this Jerome Dreyfuss bag seems like the handbag version of a little black dress.

apc coat

This coat has a really cool slight metallic sheen.

alc dress

I think the silhouette on this dress is very nearly universally flattering.

alc sweater

The relaxed neckline on this striped sweater appeals.

leather leggings

Leather leggings that don’t cost $900—a revelation.

iro coat

There was a ton of stuff from Iro on Outnet, including this fun and slightly trippy coat.

iro top

Since I can’t seem to go a day without showing a red top, here is today’s.

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I would appear to be really into loud outerwear lately, as I think this is fantastic.

lagence shirt

This silk-and-cotton shirt has a cool back-tie thing going on.

lagence top

I bought this top from L’Agence when it was selling for retail, and wear it a ton, and really like its deep neckline.

mih jeans cape

I raved about this cape here when it was on Net a Porter, and still think it is completely adorable.

monrow sweats

Just a good pair of grey-on-grey camo sweats.

Posted on March 28th, 2018 4 Comments

What is the best bargain you ever scored?

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Since we’re on the topic of steals this week: mine was a Missoni space-dye dress—not unlike this one, but not entirely like it, either—marked down 75% at a Nordstrom (I think) in Baltimore, 2005. And you?

Posted on March 27th, 2018 88 Comments

Shopping the discount stores, part 2: Saks Off Fifth

alc top

Shopping for clothes on Saks off Fifth can be frustrating, because so many items are sold out in all but one size, and I don’t know about you, but it’s usually not mine. So I’ve included some garments here, but have mostly focused on bags, as they do not come sized. I did like this  A.L.C. top, though, with its nice deep neckline.

equipment leopard blouse

And you can’t beat the leopard print on this silk Equipment button-down.

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This sequined clutch is perfect for evening, and I think it’s just the tiniest bit edgy.


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A suede jacket with a slightly retroish feel.

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I was pleased to find this Longchamp leather backpack, even though it isn’t discounted by as much as would make me happy.

iro sweater

I’m pretty sure I wrote about this Iro sweater the first time it came around: I like its side slits, and that it looks chunky, but doesn’t add a lot of bulk.

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A very elegant saddle bag.

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I like the hardware on this tote, and usually I’m not a big fan of hardware.

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This bag is such a good blue, and the texture is appealing too.



Posted on March 27th, 2018 3 Comments