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A.P.C. Sale: The Best Of What’s Left

It’s summer sales time, which means we might be able to afford something from French retailer A.P.C. without a trace of buyer’s remorse. Somehow, A.P.C. manages to be distinctly Parisian yet gives a nod to American sportswear as well. While we wouldn’t call the sale clothing Cheapskate finds, the items are still pretty tempting, especially since some are 50 percent off the original price. So here’s the best of the A.P.C. sale, and remember to order quickly before your size is all gone. Keep reading »

Time To Hoard: Gap Body Undies On Sale

Do what you will with your lacy undies, Gap’s super soft cotton briefs are my jam. [Co-sign! -- Editor] And while they’re typically $8.50-$14, I just stocked up for the foreseeable future at $5-$10 a pair. From bikinis to boyshorts and thongs, solid colors and crazy prints alike are ripe for the buying. Tell Victoria you’re not interested in her secret and go old-school with classic cottons! [Gap] Keep reading »

How To Do The Summer Sales Right

The one good thing about the ridiculously accelerated pace of fashion is the fact that sales often start soon after the season does. And ladies, sale time is upon us! Neiman Marcus is already on it, Net-A-Porter is on their game and smaller stores, too, are about to start. Basically, you’ve got limited time to get your shopping s**t together and formulate a strategy. We’ve got a few tips. Keep reading »

CVS Is Having A Major Beauty Sale

Trying out a new look for spring is now more economical because CVS/Pharmacy has instituted “Spring Beauty Days,” a 20 percent off hair, makeup, fragrance, and skincare products sale that lasts through May. Burberry Brit for Women Eau De Toilette, one of my favorite scents, is on sale for $38.39; it’s usually $47.99. The new L’Oreal True Match Roller Makeup is $3 cheaper than its normal $14.99 price. And Covergirl Contouring Blush costs less than $5 now. But these aren’t the only deals to be had at CVS — find your favorites here, but don’t forget to sign up for an ExtraCare card for even more discounts. Now you don’t have to feel guilty for spending a little extra on your appearance. [Essence] Keep reading »

Riots At the American Apparel Sample Sale

We get that American Apparel‘s colorful cotton basics have become staple items in most wardrobes. We also understand that sales can make people a tad crazy. But the scene outside of this U.K. American Apparel rummage sale still seems a tad excessive. Shouldn’t hipsters be more interested in making the rest of us feel pedestrian about our musical tastes than fighting it out over hoodies, anyway? [Styleite] Keep reading »

Designer Clothes $1 Sale, Really

Mark your calendars, set your alarms, and write some Post-It note reminders, because you won’t want to miss this shopping opportunity. On Apr. 16, The Outnet is celebrating their very first birthday, and in order to show some love to their devoted fans and customers, the site is offering a major sale and seriously slashing prices. Apparently, all day on April 16, you’ll find designer clothes, shoes, bags, and more on sale for just ONE DOLLAR. Yeeaah, really, $1. (That’s 1,625 Balmain T-shirts!) And to add to the birthday fun, one lucky winner will have the chance to shop with a personal stylist. So far, there are no details on just what designer items will be available for $1, but holy smackers! We’re excited. [The Outnet] Keep reading »

How To Work Post-Holiday Sales

The days of waiting outside for a store to open alongside a dangerous mob of people swarming around you are coming to a close. Thanks to online retail and all the comparison shopping tools available, it’s never been easier or more convenient to score seriously great deals. And due to the combination of competition and the recession, many online venues offer low-cost to free shipping. Here are a couple of guidelines for getting the most out of all the after-Xmas sales going on right now. Keep reading »

How To Strategically Attack Black Friday Sales

It seems a rather cruel joke that Black Friday, one of the most aggressive shopping days of the year, comes the day after Thanksgiving, one of the most aggressive eating days of the year. So start mentally preparing yourself now to nurse that food hangover and shop like a pro. We’ve got a few tips to help you make the strategic most of the sales before your competition snaps up that dress you wanted. Keep reading »

Black Friday: The Rundown

It’s almost Black Friday, which isn’t a religious holiday but might as well be because of the fervent displays of passion some people go through. Black Friday, for those who need a little reminder, arrives the day after Thanksgiving when retailers officially jump into the holiday shopping business with a day or weekend devoted to crazy sales. Seriously, people get killed in stampedes of overly zealous mothers who will get their hands on that discounted Xbox, dammit.

We say don’t take any major health risks by approaching the angry mobs. Instead, try your luck online. After the jump, a roundup of Black Friday sales, some of which have already started! Keep reading »

Sample Sales Are My Vice

Growing up in Ohio, I didn’t encounter many, er, any sample sales. In fact, I had no clue what one was until I went to college in the big city of Chicago, and all the girls who grew up in L.A., Connecticut, and New York would be all, “I’m going to Wicker Park for so-and-so-designer’s sample sale.” By then I had started subscribing to Daily Candy and had a little bit of a clue, but I didn’t go to one myself until I moved to New York after school. It was terrifying. All these normally expensive clothes and accessories for less! And you had to try everything on in front of other shoppers or on top of your clothes! And you couldn’t return or exchange anything! I didn’t buy anything at the first few I went to, but I kept tagging along with friends because I didn’t want to “miss out” on some amazing, one-of-a-kind steal. And then I broke my sample sale seal.

I know designers and showrooms hold sample sales because they need to get rid of inventory, and causing a frenzy can make people purchase things they wouldn’t under normal circumstances. I know that sometimes my adrenaline gets the best of me and I make a truly questionable spur-of-the-moment purchase. But, I’m OK with being tricked into pulling out my credit card, because if it weren’t for sample sales, I might never buy anything, ever. Keep reading »

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