Banana Republic Herringbone Item Blazer – $250.00 (w/ 40% off coupon – $150)
Literally and figuratively, this is one slick blazer. And for a quarter of a thousand bucks, it better be.
Originally featured in the 25% off B.R. Sale post, this tailored herringbone blazer is a standout piece. I finally got to see it in person and… it’s something. The contoured sides are immensely better than most other Banana Republic Jackets. It comes pre-darted and the jacket might not even need tailoring for some of us.
One tag says it’s made “of Italian Fabric” but it appears to be constructed by way of China (that’s what the other tag said for me.) The fabric is ridiculously nice. It’s cotton but incredibly smooth. The herringbone pattern and grey color are also a good blend of tradition, but the smaller pattern and lighter shade provide a good modern influence.
This could be the blazer of the season. It’s just so expensive. But, B.R. does seem to be running a 40% off coupon sale on Wednesdays between now and September 15th. Buy this blazer with one of those coupons on a Wednesday and it’ll knock $100 off the price. Here’s how it seems to work:
You only get the coupon card when you make a purchase. At the B.R. closest to the Dappered home offices, they handed over one of these cards with a $15 clearance rack polo. Not bad. There are four 40% off coupon tabs on each card. One for each Wednesday of the sale which runs Wed. 8/25 – Wed. 9/15.
The item must be full price, you only get to use it on one item per Wednesday, and they say it’s only good for in-store purchases. But, underneath the barcode on the back of each coupon it says: FALL40
I’m no Sherlock Holmes, but that sure looks like an online promo code to me. Might be worth trying on Wednesday Sept. 1st to see if it’ll knock 40% off of the price online.