THANKYOU = 35% off at BananaRepublic, Gap, 30% off at OldNavy
UPDATE: Looks like they’ve extended this deal on B.R. through today, 9/25, with the code BRSHOP35. Meanwhile, over on GAP, they’re offering 40% off full priced styles (with exclusions) with GAP24HR.
Do bigger discounts roll around? Sure. Many on the BR mailing list might even get a 40% off one item code in their inboxes tomorrow. Word is there have been some 40% off coupons getting handed out with in-store purchases at BR as well. But the combination of new arrivals, the new season, the cross-brand promotion, and the fact that it works on sale items means it’s time for a look.
Standard exclusions apply. So, no blazers or suiting at BR. Shipping kicks in at $50 pre-code. THANKYOU expires today, 9/24/13.
Pohhhhhh-tential. BR’s winter outwear is pretty consistent. They fit great, and they’re… not always the thickest things. Crazy-warm is not how many (any?) would describe their outerwear. 72% wool with the rest being mainly nylon. Know that the placket is covered, so if you’re not a fan of the ultra-sleek no-buttons down the front look, skip it.
BR Grey Cotton Vest – $84.50 ($130)
One of the best waistcoats out there. Cotton back, so you don’t have to deal with the shiny poly if that’s not your thing. These do run really trim, and a touch on the short side. A 38R on my 5’10” / 170 pound frame was just a touch too short, while a 40R was boxy and a little too long.
80% wool and 20% nylon. Hmmm. Efforting an in-person look at this one, but it’s a new arrival. Not everyone likes the wool trench look, but it can work for plenty.
Banana Republic’s flagship sweater. 100% extra-fine merino wool, so the fabric is substantial, but still nice and smooth. A boatload of colors to choose from. V is neither too shallow nor dips too far. You might want to consider sizing down. That’s a small on the left, and a medium on the right. Either would have worked.
The winterized version of the well loved vintage-straight 5 pocket canvas style pant from the spring + summer seasons. It’s a perfect fit for many of us who have some muscle on our legs. Slim and straight without being constricting. UPDATE: Check that, these are part of the dreaded “BR Picks” exclusions. So, the code won’t work. Hat tip to Hugh in the comments for pointing this out.
GAP Striped Web Belt – $12.97 ($19.95)
Made in the USA. Plenty of color options. Mega cheap and perfect for tipping a free shipping balance. These do run WAY long though, but since it’s a web belt, you can easy trim the end.
Already on clearance and the code works. 33 reviews, 4.5 out of 5 stars. Lots of sizes. Note that these are Dry Clean Only. Thanks to Capri in the comments for pointing that out.
GAP Slub Pocket Tee – $14.94 ($26.95)
Another item that’s already marked down and once the code is applied it drifts into mega cheap territory. Proof that you can be dressed way down but not look like you just rolled out of bed. Slub weave + stripes + chest pocket = a shirt with a little more purpose but still sharper than a graphic tee.
GAP Wool Belt – $16.22 ($24.95)
GAP Slub Henley – $16.89 ($29.95)
Another slubbed casual long sleeve for fall. Might want to size down. Shown above: Medium on the left, small on the right. Fabric is lightweight but doesn’t feel flimsy. Not a bad layering basic.
Waxed Cotton Jacket – $83.20 ($128)
Struck out on trying to find this thing in-store, BUT… the one review on GAP’s website is helpful. It’s not waxed, but instead coated with acrylic to give it a waxed-like feel. That’s not that unusual for a cheap jacket to mimick waxed coating without, y’know… actual wax. Looks like they just rolled out the brown-tone “Modern Bronze” color, but that’s only available online.
GAP Washed Woven Belt – $9.74 ($24.99)
Another item you can carry over from summer and into the colder months. Casual, brings a bit of color to your outfit, but with a blazer or jacket it’s going to stay hidden most of the time. That washed-out greyish blue is a really safe play.
Lambswool, big fat rugby stripes, and in the mid $30s. Didn’t catch this one in person since it’s a brand new arrival, but the 80% lambswool / 20% nylon blend might have potential. Wool + a small dose of nylon seems to work well together every so often. But, who knows for sure. Ships free.
GAP Basic Leather Belt – $19.47 ($29.95)
An essential that doesn’t disappoint. One of the best out there for the price. Perfect buckle.
For Her: Heritage Cowl Neck Top – $25.68 ($39.50)
The 35% off at BananaRepublic.com, Gap.com, and 30% off at OldNavy.com code THANKYOU expires today, 9/24/13. Usual exclusions apply, so once again, no blazers or suit jackets on this one.