Sifting Through The Year-End Sales - une femme d'un certain âge

Sifting Through The Year-End Sales

Eileen Fisher topper in grey check tweed. 40% off during year-end sales. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

I’ve always loved this week between Christmas and New Year’s. The pre-Christmas rush is over, family and friends are still in town, gatherings are spontaneous and relaxed, and there are lots of yummy leftovers to enjoy. (Our yummy leftovers are all takeout this year, but no less enjoyable.) It’s the part of the season I look forward to most.

Getting The Most Out Of Those Gift Cards

The year-end sales are on, and can be a good opportunity to save on some seasonal items like outerwear, boots, and accessories. I don’t know about you, but I’m disinclined to go fight crowds at the shops again, so am perusing the sales online. I’ve found a few substantially discounted pieces that might be worth checking out…

Above, from the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale, this subtle check tweed coat is 40% off. I like the asymmetrical snap closure and soft structure. I don’t need another coat, but if I did this one would be on my short list.

Barbour waxed cotton jacket on sale. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Here’s a Barbour waxed canvas jacket with faux fur trim at 25% off.

J Brand leather slim leg pants on sale. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

I’ve had a pair of leather pants on my wardrobe wish list for some time. I’d tried on this pair a few weeks ago and liked the fit, but didn’t want to pay full price. They’re now over 50% off and in my cart. They fit true-to-size and are slightly cropped, so hit me just at the top of the ankle.


Suede shopper bag from Elizabeth and James. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

I’ve had my eye on this cute suede shopper bag for some months. It’s marked down 55% and is a great value at that price.

camel herringbone topper on sale at Talbot's. Details at une femme d'un certain age.Talbot’s is having their Red Hanger sale, also with some pretty substantial markdowns. This herringbone topper in a camel color is available in Misses and Women’s sizes, and is 60% off. It’s a lightweight coat that will take you well into Spring.

Madewell double-breasted boucle coat in gold. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Madewell is offering 30% off sale prices with code YESPLEASE. This golden bouclé coat will chase the winter blues…

Aquatalia weatherproof knee boots in brown. Details at une femme d'un certain age.


These sleek, weatherproof riding boots are 30% off.

J.Crew Chelsea rain boots on sale. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

These Chelsea rain boots are a steal at 38% off (also available in Black and Camo).

cashmere scarf in off-white plaid. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

And this pretty plaid cashmere scarf is 40% off.

At Home And On The Road

Turkish cotton towels on sale. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

As part of our current home renovation, we’re also remodeling the larger of our two bathrooms. Our old towels are getting pretty ragged and could really use a refresh! We like these from the Hudson Park collection and I may take advantage of the sale prices (20-50% off) to replace our old ones.

Delsey carry-on spinner bag on sale. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

I’ve heard good things about Delsey luggage, and this expandable carry-on spinner bag is marked down 60%. Also available in blue and silver.

How do you like to unwind after the holidays?

Sales of Note:

Eileen Fisher: extra 25% off sale items.

J.Crew: extra 30% off final sale styles with code CHEERS.

Lands’ End has a lot of down and winter coats on sale. Many are offered in Petite, Plus, Tall, and Petite Plus size ranges as well.

Madewell: extra 30% off sale styles. Code YESPLEASE.

Nordstrom: Half-Yearly sale, up to 50% off.

Bloomingdale’s: After Christmas Sale, up to 75% off.

Gap: Great Big Winter Sale, up to 50% off.

Talbot’s: Red Hanger Sale, extra 50% off markdowns.

Saks Fifth Avenue: Designer Sale, up to 70% off.

Stay in touch.

Affiliate links in posts may generate commissions for See my complete disclosure policy here.


  1. Daniella Karo
    December 26, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    Great blog. Good ideas.

  2. Kellee
    December 27, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    I am really interested in the Delsey bag – anyone have experience with them?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

powered by chloédigital