Banana Republic 30% off code: BRGIFT | GAP 25% off Code: GAPFUN
Both BRGIFT and GAPFUN expire at 11:59pm ET tonight, 7/9/12.
Well hell GAP inc. You run a 20% off GAP and a 25% off BR sale most of the weekend, and now it’s 25% off and 30% off? Suppose that’s bound to happen when their brands are perpetually on sale.
Good news is, like the codes that were active on Friday, there’s few exclusions on these. Monogram suiting and the Gavin/Dawson/Emerson pants are the big exclusions at BR. But shoes are up for grabs. Denim bottoms are the big exclusion for GAP, but just about everything else is available. The % off is solid. Not mind blowing, but pretty good, especially since stock is decent on a few key items. For example:
This is not the time to be wearing a brushed cotton, light-flannel-like blazer. Some of us are nursing seatbelt buckle burns on our fingers and forearms. But it’s that good and it warrants mention now. It’s a new arrival, will be perfect for fall, and there’s time to hold out for a better sale. Fabric is outstanding and soft. Most of the time I can’t get away with a 38R in the BR “tailored” fit line, but this one fit oddly well off the rack. Armholes are decently high and it moves well. Center vent, elbow patches that match, and does have a tab on the lapel but it’s subtle.
Good news and bad news on this one. The good news is that BR just released this, so despite the influx of more expensive Mongoram suits that are almost always exempt from codes, it appears they’ll still be making their more basic line. Plus, they’re willing to throw on a detail like the ticket pocket seen here. The bad news… that guy needs to size down in his jacket. He’s swimming in it. At the very least the cuffs needed to be hemmed up. Looks like a Jos. A. Bank shot. Here’s to hoping the fabric is decent. Still pricey even at 30% off.
BR Luxe Touch Cotton Polos – $31.15 ($44.50)
Worth the thirty bucks. Ships free if you buy two as well. More on these at the pre-summer polo palooza. Just make sure you size down if you’re close to being inbetween a size. Consider sizing down even if you’re not.
Halfway through summer and you lost your sunglasses already? Finding a pair that not only looks good, but doesn’t cost an arm and a leg is no easy task. These get it done. A bit on the larger/thicker side, so not the dressiest, but if you’re looking for a casual pair that still avoids the Oakley look, these will do.
BR Jarret Suede – $84.00 ($120)
Sonofa. Was $90 through Saturday. A six dollar different. Now $84. Was worth it at $90. Update on how they’re holding up coming later on this week. Full review here.
GAP Woven Collar Polo – $26.21 ($34.95)
Big fan of their rugby style “lightweight heather” polos. And these look awfully similar. But is that a stray button collar button? Don’t know what to think about that…
This thing is either going to be a great, extremely relaxed sport coat, or an awkward pile of cloth. Got one on the way for review since they haven’t shown up in all brick and mortars yet
Again, Both BRGIFT and GAPFUN expire at 11:59pm ET tonight, 7/9/12.