Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Digging Though the Brown's Sale

Brown's Sale
Brown's is having a 50% off sale! Except it's still tres difficult to find something under $400, what's up with that? And t-shirts don't count :P But when I high-end store is having a big sale, there's always plenty of chances to find pieces you'd never be able to afford at retail. So I did some digging and came up with these gems. Starting in the top left corner and moving once I hit the end of the row I start at the left again in the next row:
  • ok, this Lanvin ACNE dress is a $408, which is more than my $400 limit, but it's cheaper here than the sale price at Barney's right now, which is $499!
  • This silk Balenciaga top has cool shiny lurex wrist details, taking it from basic to futuristic cool. Buy for $286.
  • This green 3.1 Philip Lim jacket would make a great lightweight jacket for summer or wear as a blazer. Buy for $335.
  • If you've always wanted something Fendi, now's your chance without going to a loan shark! This bright red, knit dress is on sale for $335.
  • These pink sole pumps by Alexander McQueen are just to die for! Buy for $392.
  • This sheer knit top by Alessandro Dell'Acqua has such a pretty bodice detailing, sultry but if you pair with a crisp blazer you could totally rock this at work. Buy for $286.
  • This Marios Schwab dress has the most fabulous Tom Gallant print along the side! Buy for $335.
  • This gold metallic clutch would really punch up a LBD! Buy for $310.
  • This Donna Karen pencil skirt has the most amazing ruching for emphasizing curves. Buy for $392.
  • This over sized Lanvin cocktail ring will turn your friends green with envy! Buy for $278.
  • This pair of ACNE gladiator sandals has a great super strappy look without being overwhelming. I love the "peep heel," ha. Buy for $245.
  • I have been coveting something from Marni lately! Well this lei style necklace might fit the bill and will run you $229.
  • This House of Holland tee with John Galliano just cracks me up! Buy for $82.
  • Finally this silk Derek Lam skirt is more than my limit too, but I want it soooooooooo much! Buy for $473.
And remember that just because it's a designer sale doesn't mean everything is a good deal! These are items that didn't sell at full price for a reason... whether it's a skirt that's not cut to fit well or an ugly purse, just because it's got a designer label doesn't mean you should buy it. I recommend thinking ahead of what types of pieces you're already looking for and trying to stick to that list (do as I say, not as I do :P).

And just never, ever spend more than $400 on something that couldn't be described as "classic!" If it's not a ball gown and you can't wear it more than five times a year, it's just not worth it!

Thanks Wendy B for the heads up on the sale!

Comments

WendyB said...

Glad to give you a head's up on the sale but I know you know I TOTALLY disagree with this: "And just never, ever spend more than $400 on something that couldn't be described as 'classic!' If it's not a ball gown and you can't wear it more than five times a year, it's just not worth it!"
Iris Apfel and Isabella Blow would just say no to that! ;-)

The weirdest things I've gotten are the ones that age the best, IMHO. But I'm contrarian that way.