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January 10, 2017


Sales these days are anything but modest. I define a "sale" when clearance is reduced by over 50% off the original price. I mean, did anyone REALLY pay full price at J.Crew this holiday season… As clearance email blasts come through, I wanted to share some of my favorite online sales. A lot of shoppers stick to their normal shopping behaviors, hitting up Zara, Anthropolgie, Artizia and the occasional Net-a-Porter. Most of us are hesitant to deviate from the norm, and I think miss a lot of the amazing sales that are only a click away. These are those sales that I patiently await for twice a year and pounce on once they are announced. 

No surprise here. Moda’ offers an incredibly, highly curated and edited assortment of high-end brands in every category. Generally, prices are way out of my budget. One day I hope to scoff at $1k price points, but for now I can wait for their annual final sales. You can finally score Johanna Ortiz and Isabel Marant at clearance way below the original MSRP. This is a perfect stop for occasion dressing and that special purchase you were waiting to make with your gifted Christmas money.

The original site that first brought luxury to the internet is no slouch for a good sale. At up to 80% off you can officially score those sought after boots you have been drooling over all season. I actually love to shop this sale for my summer wardrobe. Resort has finally been reduced to “normal” prices and I don’t feel bad spending for a romper originally priced at $500+ now that is on clearance. They are super easy on returns, which is a big help in case you purchase something you actually hate. The site generally takes additional slashes later in the season if you can wait it out.

I find most of my friends have never heard of SSENSE, which makes sense… get it... hehe.  A Canadian site boasting over 150 brands like J.W Anderson, Pierre Hardy and MSGM, this assortment is definitely edgier and more “city-chic”. Prices are still on the high side, but I find at the end of the season they are reduced to reasonable price points. I actually found this site while perusing, an international website that collects assortments from boutiques all over the world and houses them under one platform.  I always search SSENSE for that end of the season coat or boot that I have had my eye on.

The epitome of LA lux, FWRD combines super high-end and super edgy on one site. They rarely promote their sales, so it is never easy to know when exactly to shop the site. I always find their sales are congruent with your Net-a-Porters, Barneys and Bergdorfs of the world with the same markdown cadence. The later you wait, the better the sales. Yes, the price points can still be a bit high, but if you are in a bind for that one-of-a-kind piece, look no further than this online retailer.

I know a lot of these sites are still on the pricey side. I by no means have bottomless pockets. Ask anyone and they will tell you I am a super savvy shopper. I would just prefer to spend $100 on one item that will hold its value than $100 at Forever 21. Not everyone feels the same way, but wouldn’t you rather have high-fashion than fast-fashion. These are some of the best online sales I have experienced. Has anyone found better? Would love to know!



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