During recent email exchanges, Tish of A Femme d’un Certain Âge and I were discussing les soldes (the sales) and what if anything we’d be looking for among the discounted merchandise. We thought this might be a fun topic for one of our Transatlantic Exchange posts, so do go see Tish’s sales picks here. “Sales” in France are limited to certain periods by law (though I’ve seen some retailers use the term “special promotion” to mark items down outside of those dates) so they’re a big deal there. Here, it seems more than ever that something’s always on sale, and the end-of-season clearances can sometimes feel a bit lackluster. Still it can be a good time to replenish basic items if chosen carefully, and with weeks (or even months) of winter still ahead of us items like coats, sweaters and scarves are ripe for the (discounted) picking.
If I lived in a colder climate, I would be all over this coat. Camel is always “in” but this winter it’s IN, and this walking length coat is such a nice option that will take you into Spring. More sale coats and jackets here.
Are your kids or grandkids growing out of their winter clothes faster than the seasons change? Lands End has some great deals right now on kids clothes and outerwear. (We stocked up on some pants for Jeune Homme.)
Le Monsieur found a couple of very nice shirts at J.Crew, deeply discounted. (Use code SHOPNOW for an additional 40-50% off sale items.)
Have you found anything good during this post-holiday sale season?
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