Shopping The October Sales | une femme d'un certain âge

Sifting Through The Early October Sales

The October sales are on! 40% off this boiled wool topcoat in camel. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

If Your Fall Wardrobe Could Use A Boost…

There are a lot of major sales on now through the weekend, so I wanted to share a few things that caught my attention.

J.Crew is offering 40% off your purchase (including sale items, though there are some exclusions). Use code BIGSALE. That boiled wool top coat (above) is unlined and would be a perfect winter coat for those of us who live in milder climates. I like the camel and moss for neutral colors, but have to admit the pink is really fun.

J.Crew cameron pants burgundy. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Everyone’s favorite Cameron pants are part of the promotion, including this fabulous Burgundy color.

J.Crew velvet blazer rose leopard. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

I’ll be featuring this velvet leopard blazer in an outfit post soon, but didn’t want you to miss out on the opportunity to get it for 40% off. If leopard print is just a bridge too far for you, there’s solid velvet blazer also included in the promotion. (That one is also offered in Petite and Tall sizes.)

Moving on…

Eileen Fisher snap front merino cardigan in Pine. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Neiman Marcus has 25% off a large selection of items with code CHICWEEK, including lots of Eileen Fisher. This snap-front merino cardigan has Travel Wardrobe Potential, and I love the Pine color! (Petite / Plus)

Cole Haan buckle ankle boots. Details at une femme d'un certain age.It’s Friends And Family time at Bloomingdales. Items included in the 25% off promotion will automatically be discounted, no code needed. In addition to lots of Eileen Fisher pieces, I also spotted these gorgeous Cole Haan boots.

Plaid wool-free scarf in grey and gold. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

This plaid scarf is wool-free and is offered in four different colorways. I love those softer, blended plaids.

Plus-sized black leather jacket. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Also 25% off, this sleek leather jacket in Plus . (Also offered in Burgundy.)

More Sales Worth A Peek…

Uniqlo: $10 off Ultra Light Down + free shipping on all orders.

Chicos: extra 50% off two or more already reduced styles, code 46805.

Theory: Friends & Family 25% off, code FRIENDS

Lands’ End: 40% off full-price styles, code SQUASH, pin 8992

Banana Republic: 40% off your purchase (some exclusions).

Talbot’s: 30% off all tops.

Nordstrom: is price-matching on lots of items, including Eileen Fisher.

Anthropologie: extra 40% off Sale clothing.

rag & bone: 25% off with code FALL25

Vince: 25% off with code INVITED

Stay in touch.

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  1. October 5, 2018 / 7:16 am

    I am SO tempted by that pink velvet leopard print blazer. Which astonishes and amuses me both:).

    • Susan B
      October 5, 2018 / 7:24 am

      I think you might like it…

  2. Nancy
    October 5, 2018 / 7:35 am

    I love the camel colored wool coat. Ankle boots and open cardigan sweaters are on my list of new items for my fall/winter wardrobe.

  3. Lisa
    October 5, 2018 / 7:38 am

    Thanks, I’ve been eyeing a Uniqlo vest and this made it even more of a no-brainer.

  4. October 5, 2018 / 4:23 pm

    J Crew is not easily available in my home country so I was excited to visit during a recent stay in NYC.

    In two branches I chose an item costing about $50. In both cases, I left empty-handed after standing for 7-10 minutes in a long queue at the single manned payment point. Other staff were on the floor and didn’t seem the slightest bit bothered.

    Is this standard in J Crew – in other stores, staff couldn’t have been nicer. The company lost my $50 (twice). If 10 people a week do the same as me, a store loses a sales assistant’s annual salary.

    • Susan B
      October 5, 2018 / 4:45 pm

      That’s not been my experience in the stores. I occasionally have to wait for one or two people ahead of me, but often they’ll open another register if there are more people waiting.

      It’s a shame that your experience was a negative one after looking forward to it. If I were a store manager, that would be feedback I’d want to know. You may want to write to them if you feel inclined.

      • C J
        October 6, 2018 / 1:52 pm

        Thanks Susan. Yes, I’m writing to the store. Not only is it annoying for customers, I think it must be difficult for sales staff if they can’t assist customers promptly.

  5. October 5, 2018 / 5:54 pm

    That pine colour does look beautiful (I love dark green, veering slightly to blue) but it is hard to see the colour precisely on a small computer screen – there is a very short space between a lovely cool green and the nasty teal that infested everything some years ago, along with other harsh ‘jewel colours’.

  6. Mimi Wan
    October 7, 2018 / 9:29 am

    Wow, thanks so much, I received 25% off a pair of boots I purchased from Rag and Bone based on your email. I bought the boots also based on your recommendation (I think). I bought them last week but saw the sale and contacted them. They refunded me the difference which was very nice of them!

  7. Jude
    October 7, 2018 / 11:33 am

    Leopard jacket seems unavailable

    • Susan B
      October 7, 2018 / 11:53 am

      It may have sold out at the sale price. Keep checking back, as some people may return.

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