Bloomingdale’s Big Brown Bag Sale – Now through Monday 2/21
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Bloomingdale’s ain’t exactly Kohl’s. Owned by Macy’s but not even close to their parent store’s level of affordability, Bloomingdale’s hangs their $500 hat on brands like “Armani, Burberry, Chanel, David Yurman, Jimmy Choo, Juicy Couture, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren Black Label, theory and Tory Burch“. They just opened a Bloomingdale’s in Dubai, and here in the states their stores even have “international visitors centers.” Whoa.
But like everyone else, they do put on sales. And their Big Brown Bag sale is worth a look. Note that size selection can be extremely limited, and even when on sale their prices can be grimace worthy.
Jack Spade Ajax Plaid Duffel – $197.50 (reg. $395)
“I’m sorry. I can’t hear you over your weekend bag.” This sucker is loud. But if you usually wear nothing but blacks, greys, and blues? Not a bad way to add a spark to your traveling getup. And by spark, I mean full bore blast from a flamethrower.
Billy Reid Bow Ties – Striped Silk & Herringbone Wool/Silk – $46.55 (reg. $95)
I myself am not a bow tie guy. But I know a few of you are. And both of these look good enough that it almost makes me wish I could count myself among the bow tie sporting ranks. Both imported from Italy from one of the biggest names in style.
Paul Smith Jeans Light Grey Blazer – $144.50 (reg. $295)
How do you feel about patch pockets? How do you feel about that extra, smaller, ticket pocket you see sometimes on jackets? Now combine the two. That’s an interesting spin.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Turnlock Robbie G. Messenger Bag – $167.30 (reg. $478)
Looks like the top handle is center positioned, which is a bonus if it is. Turnlocks keep it closed, shoulder strap for longer hauls, and the top handle for the short walk from the car to the office. $300 off retail.
The Men’s Store at Bloomingdale’s Cashmere V-Neck – $52.15 (reg. $198)
Only available in Medium and only in Navy. But not a bad price for a cashmere V-neck from the Men’s Store at Bloomingdale’s.
Woolrich Ribbed Winter Hat – $37.50 (reg. $50)
Wool and Cashmere blend, imported from Italy, and a legendary name.
Shades of Grey Cotton Plaid Blazer – $138.60 ($198) & pant – $48.51 ($99)
Wearing these together isn’t advised. But the pant with a dark V-neck sweater up top, or the blazer with jeans? Not a bad look at all. The jacket does look a little short in the tail. Limited sizes available.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Modern Military Dopp Kit – $30.80 (reg. $88)
Nice looking Dopp Kit. But who’s dropping $88 (the regular retail price) on a bag to hold your shave gear and soap while traveling? They’re nice to have and all. But a zip loc will do the exact same job.
Salvatore Ferragamo “Gancio” Card Holder – $133.00 (reg. $199)
For those that understandably don’t give a damn about heritage luxury Italian brands, knowing the difference between Salvatore Ferragamo and Lou Ferrigno isn’t a real priority. But for those that like high end things in small doses? $133 for a small piece like a card case might be a decent splurge.
Not actually part of the sale, but still interesting. Note that an extremely similar camper watch sells for $21 on Amazon. The three watch strap options that come with it are all that you’d ever need. Nice off center stripes too.
The Bloomingdale’s Big Brown Bag Sale ends on Monday 2/21