Sales that deserve some attention heading into the weekend, or sometimes, a bit earlier. Might not be some massive once a year event, but still worth a look. Those are what make up these handfuls. Expect these things when necessary. Five of the better sales, one for each finger, are below. Included are a few picks worth pointing out.
The Picks: Timex Intelligent Quartz Black on Black – $98.18 ($165), Jack Spade Work Twill Brief – $173.74 ($365), Red Wing 6 Inch Round – $172.55 ($290), Woolrich North Spur Quilted Jacket – $100.55 ($169)
Major hat tip to Serge P. in the comments over here for the tip. The codes, at post time, were in fact stacking. Solid all around. Plus, it’s Piperlime, so everything ships pretty fast and returns free.
UPDATE: The codes aren’t stacking for most anymore. Might as well give it a shot though. Prices are still decent at “just” 30% off . Puts the Red Wings at $203.
UPDATE II: Looks like you need a GAP/BR/ON card for the SILVER13 code to work…
Biggest? When every sale is a “BIG SALE!!!!!!!” and they’re having sales all the time, it can be tough to tell when one is a step above the other. But a $10 off $25 in store voucher isn’t half bad, and the online prices are pretty solid for this one. UPDATE: They just launched a 20% off up to $150 code, PINECONE, this morning. Thanks to Jeff in the comments.
ABOUT THAT CAMEL HAIR BLAZER… Good Grief. It’s outstanding for the price. It says “classic fit”, but it’s nicely contoured at the sides (size shown: 38R), the sleeves are decently trim in diameter, and while the sleeves run a little long, the button holes are non functioning. The fabric is terrific. Some texture and super soft.Dual vents. The interior is all poly and slightly stiff, but it moves well enough. Arm holes are okay. Could be higher. Shoulder pads could be a little thinner, but they ain’t awful. Made in Mexico. The navy looks incredible. Absolutely worth a good long look. This was a major surprise. Stafford + “classic fit” usually = disaster. Not here.
J. Springs is a division of Seiko, and the brand just isn’t all that well known here in the states. BUT… they make solid watches at affordable prices, with dependable Japanese automatic movements inside. If you’re looking for a simple, affordable, but still interesting casual watch with an automatic movement, that blue dial would be tough to beat. Some of these are listed as 42mm in diameter, some 44mm, so, seems to be some confusion there. Exhibition caseback. And since this is GILT, know that it doesn’t look like you can send these back (since they’re “non-sized”) even for credits.
Shipping at Brooks Brothers can be a total dealbreaker. But through this weekend they’re offering free shipping on all purchases. No minimum. Might be time to check out something small. Also, all outerwear is 25% off through 11/11.
Y’know what was playing over the P.A. in JC Penney when I went to go checkout the camel hair sportcoat? Jingle Bells. Cripes. Little early for The Little Drummer Boy to be making an appearance at the mall, but the holidays are fast approaching. If you’ve got a lady on your list, now might be the time to start looking. We turned to the ladies over at The Pretty Guinea Pig (which evolved from our female-friendly site, FullClutch, and will carry on henceforth with a more eclectic spin) for some gift worthy picks. Here’s the breakdown:
- Colorblock Woven Cashmere Scarf – $65.98 ($88)
TPGP Analysis: Even if the colorblock trend were to end tomorrow, this scarf is pretty timeless. Plus, it’s cashmere; bonus in the mind of a female.
- Kate Spade Wallet in Black – $58.80 ($98)
TPGP Analysis: Kate is Jack’s better half, and just like Jack, the designs are all about putting a fun spin on a classic style. The debossed dots on this wallet present a classy pattern, and there’s plenty of room inside for all her essentials. But stick with the black. The gold option is gauche. Slip a few tickets to a show inside her new wallet as an extra treat. Remember, experiences are better than things!
- “Thrifty Style” Book – $13.17 ($21.95)
TPGP Analysis: For the creative girl with a lot of style. This book gives tips on re-working clothes already in her closet to make something new, ala Andie and her prom dress in Pretty in Pink (forgive the awful video).
- Knob Wine Stopper – $20.40 ($34.00)
TPGP Analysis: If your girl likes wine like I like wine, she’ll appreciate this retro wine stopper in her stocking on Christmas morning. Made from a vintage door knob by Kitchen Papers by Cake, right here in the USA.
- Dogeared Gold-dipped Ball Chain Necklace – $40.98 ($82)
If you have a lady in your life that likes to wear gold, this is a perfect chain for layering. She can also add a charm or pendant if desired. Not sure about length? It’s 24″ long, see that length on this chart here.
Also worth a mention
- J. Crew: Another minimum spend code: 25% off $100 w/ GOSHOP. Usually these things are for $125+ or $150+. So $100 is nice. Drops that velvet shawl collar blazer to $216.
- DSW: A new tiered code for email club members. GIMMESHOES = $10 off $74, $25 off $139, and $40 off $199. Don’t forget to use SHIPR for free shipping. AND… it looks like Mercanti Fiorentini just released a new double monk, minus the chisel toe. $124.95 with the code.
- J. Crew Factory: 30% off everything with BIGSALE. Drops their herringbone sportcoat (seen here) to under $120.
- Rue La La: Their Final Sale has launched (but, it’s final, so no returns)
- Club Monaco: Select pieces of outerwear are 30% off.
- Haute Look: Their Billy Reid event has some tempting stuff in it.
- Flint & Tinder: $20 off belts + jeans w/ MEANJEANS through 11/8
- Lands’ End: Their F&F sale is going on. Picks over here.