Macy’s The Hot List Sale – Sept. 22 – 27

Macy’s The Hot List Sale – Sept. 22 – 27

The Macy’s Hot List Sale – September 22nd – 27th

What’s the difference between a Macy’s Hot List Sale and one of their One Day Sales?  It’s not totally clear, but it seems like while the One Day Sale has larger markdowns on a wider variety of items, the Hot List Sale concentrates on new arrivals and season specific pieces.  Not bad if summer is lingering on in your neck of the woods and due to the warm weather you just haven’t done any fall shopping.

The sale runs through Monday the 27th.  Here’s a few ideas to get you started:

Kenneth Cole Wool Walking Coat – $179.99 (reg. $295.00)

Wool, herringbone, and now under $200

Not sure how I feel about this one.  It looks great in the online pics (despite the lapels being a little higher than I’d personally like), but I have yet to see it in person.  It’s a herringbone pattern that also comes in a charcoal if you’re not thrilled with the Espresso Brown shown.  For under $200?  Maybe worth the shipping risk?

Calvin Klein Neil Loafers – $99.99 (reg. $130)

Available in black and cognac

Like neckties, it’s tough to find a simple loafer.  These are… just a simple loafer.  Venetian in style, Calvin Klein minimalist in design, since you already most likely have a pair of black loafers, maybe even more casual cognac pair could be a welcome addition to your closet floor..

Levi’s Red Tab Slim Fit Trucker Jacket – $59.99 (Reg. $68.00)

Looks much better buttoned.

The super-dark jean jacket and chinos look is pretty close to can’t miss.  But what if you wear jeans 90% of the time?  The denim on denim look isn’t easy to pull off.  Step 1 to avoiding the Canadian tux, is consider these pants from Banana Republic as an addition to your non-jeans lineup.  Step 2, find a jean jacket that doesn’t require much of an investment so you can wear it only once in awhile guilt free.  Hard to argue with a slim fit Levi’s with an under $60 price tag.

Levi’s 501 Original Fit – $39.99 (reg. $48) | Levi’s 514 Slim Straight – $34.99 (reg. $48)

501s and 514s.

Speaking of Levi’s, if you need a new pair of jeans… two favorites are on sale for under $40.  The button fly can’t miss 501s are just under $40, while the slimmer, more dressed up 514s are under $35.  Careful if you’ve got larger quads and hamstrings, the 514s might be a little too tight.  For both, keep the wash dark.  Tumbled rigid is a solid pick.  Check out the denim wash spectrum and guide for more..

Bulova 96B137 off White Dial Chrono – $239.20 (reg. $299)

A great fall upgrade

Off white dial watches are a nice way to transition into fall (and if you need a few more ideas, here’s the Fall Essentials Guide).  This Bulova in particular grabs some details from an old clock, but still somehow keeps it modern.  Not a bad addition to your watch case if you’re in the market.

The Macy’s Hot List Sale runs through Monday September 27th.