The Friday Handful – Columbus Day Weekend 2012

Five sales heading into the weekend.

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Sales that deserve some attention when heading into the weekend.  Might not be some massive once a year event, but still worth a look.  Those are what make up the Friday Handful.  Expect these things when necessary.  Five of the better sales, one for each finger, are below.  Included are a few picks worth pointing out.
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Lands’ End / Lands’ End Canvas: 40% off ONE item w/ LEAVES and 9876

Back to 40% off.

The Pick: LEC Straight Made in the USA 628 Jeans – $58.80 ($98)

Absolutely worth it at $60 if you want a pair of Made in the States denim that fit like a 501.  Or, if you prefer something slimmer, there’s their 608 jeans for the same price.  Full review here.

 

EXPRESS: $15 off every $60 w/ 1893 plus 30% off outerwear

Images very much not to scale

The Picks: Herringbone Topcoat – $178.60 ($298) + Cotton Check Pocket Square – $4.90*

(UPDATE:  Scenario here shows the $15 off every $75 that Express is pushing.  Credit to MasterRen in the comments for the $15 off $60 code 1893.)  Here’s how this works.  The Cotton Check Pocket Square is the balance tipper to get the next level up on the tiered code.  With just the topcoat (it’s on the way, seems to have some potential) you get $30 off with 1910.  *Add the pocket square and you get to the next level where $45 comes off with 1910.  The difference is $4.90, so, if you don’t want a $4.90 pocket square in gingham then skip it.  Looking forward to seeing how this stacks up against the BR houndstooth topcoat.

 

L.L. Bean & L.L. Bean Signature:  10% off through Monday w/ FALL10

They’ll hem the pants. Sweater also comes in grey.

The Picks: Tropic-weight navy wool pants – $71.99 ($130) | Shawl Shetland Sweater – $62.99 ($150)

L.L. Bean is a little different because they don’t run sales all that often.  10% might not seems like much, but if you’ve had your eye on something at L.L. Bean Signature (or L.L. Bean) now’s the time to jump if you’re gonna.  Like Lands’ End Canvas, L.L. Bean Signature will shove some of their stuff that’s not moving over to the regular L.L. Bean sale section.  That’s where these two items come from.   Want some impulse mega cheap buys?  Try this wool tie or this lambswool/nylon ribbed scarf.  Both go for about $10 a piece.  And then there’s that turtleneck sweater dress for her.  As always,   shipping is free with L.L. Bean.

 

Ralph Lauren: 25% off & Free Shipping on select items w/ RLGIVING12

Dressed down Daniel Day Lewis?

The Pick: Denim&Supply Cotton/Linen Full Zip Cardigan – $89.99 ($119)

Ralph Lauren’s brand Rugby is also doing 25% off but theirs is sitewide with the code RUGBYHOME25.  Sweater is still expensive, but the RL site is awfully picked over.  Free shipping is nice though.
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J. Crew: Up to 25% off Select Men’s & Women’s Outerwear

For the non-topcoat crowd. (And those who want a utility jacket)

The Pick: British Millerain Waxed Cotton Field Jacket – $170 ($228)

Y’know what’s garbage?  Using your camel topcoat in the sale promo pics, and then not actually having that color on sale (neither is the navy.  Just black.)  Yup.  GARRRRRRBAGE.  At least the awfully authentic looking field jacket gets a decent price cut.  As does their peacoats and university coats.
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Also worth a mention:  Amazon is doing a so-so select shoe sale for the Columbus day weekend.  Macy’s has markdowns across the site and in-store.  Extra 15% off with the code DEALS.  Banana Republic is doing 30% off online / 40% off in store on full priced outwear and sweaters.  Including their Heritage stuff (like this), which is odd since those are almost always excluded.  Yoox is taking 10% off their fall/winter collection with code CDWA10, which drops their Ciro Lendini shoes a bit.  LastCall is doing an obligatory 30% off site wide sale and LCOCT75 gets you free shipping at $75.

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