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Fall/Winter Designer Clearance Sales

Happy holidays to you and yours. I hope you’ve had a wonderful 2016 and have a happy new year. The Fall/Winter designer clearance season is upon us and there are some really special bags and coats that are currently on sale at great prices.

Here’s a few of my favorites.

Burberry Small Milton Bag in Grainy Leather

From the first time I saw this bag in the Burberry boutique in Vancouver, I fell in love and nearly took her home with me right then and there. This two tone bag is truly stunning.  The Milton is also available in baby crossbody size and a medium tote size.

Burberry Lace T-Shirt Dress

I saw this in the window of my local Burberry boutique and it was stunning. The two tone lace is gorgeous!  The photo really does not do this dress justice.

Burberry Lace T-Shirt Dress

Burberry Lace T-Shirt Dress

Burberry Classic Trench with Oversized Details

I’ve been searching for the perfect, classic trench coat and Burberry is an obvious candidate. What is not to love about this?

Burberry Classic Oversized Detail Trench

Burberry Classic Oversized Detail Trench

Longchamp Small Pénélope Fantaisie Tote Bag

I love the mix of the suede and grained leather. I think the small size is also perfect for a petite gal like me.

Chloe Small Drew

I think the Chloe Drew is the new “it” bag. I’ve seen it everywhere on celebs and I love it. The chain strap makes it a little dressier and special in my opinion. I love this pink color and I think in the smaller profile, it is perfect.


Chloe Hudson with fringe

I saw this Chloe Hudson in the store and the fringe is so fun. I love the boho look and feel of the bag! Be aware that the fringe does get a little unwieldy if you’re opening the bag up, but I think its so fun I don’t think I’d mind it.

Chloe Hudson Fringe

Chloe Hudson Fringe

Neiman Marcus Friends and Family Sale

Neiman Marcus is having their very first Friends and Family sale. Take 20% off your in store and online purchase of any regular-priced purchase, though there are some exclusions. Use code FRIENDME. I noticed that while the details for the promo are kind of fuzzy on what merchandise is excluded, it might be based on brands. For instance, I tried applying the promo on a Chloe and Burberry bag and it wouldn’t take the discount off. The sale goes through today.

If Neiman decides to do this again, I’d love to see less exclusions. Typically Friends and Family sales are on nearly everything in the store. While I realize that sometimes certain brand agreements prohibit this, it would be nice to see that beauty is not unilaterally excluded and more premier designers are participating.

Labor Day Sales including Nordstrom’s summer clearance

Labor Day is upon us and so ends the glorious summer season. I had a wonderful August recovering from the Anniversary Sale. How was your August?

Now that it is September, we are onto Labor Day sales! Nordstrom is having a summer clearance with items up to 40% off. I spy a cute Burberry Brit trench coat on sale for 30% off.

Nordstrom’s sale ends on Sept 11.

Burberry Brit Reymore Trench

Burberry Brit Reymore Trench

REI is also having their annual Labor Day sale. Lots of items for 20-30% off. My husband ordered a cool new Cannondale cyclocross bike for 25% off.  Now that it is September in Seattle, it has started to pour.  Because it rains so much here, nobody carries umbrellas!  We just dress for the weather.  My Arc’teryx Beta rain jacket is on sale (men’s version here).  I love this jacket because it keeps me DRY!!! The hood is oversized and actually keeps my head dry, unlike other jackets.  The pockets are also nice and big so I can keep my phone and keys in there without worrying they will fall out.  There’s also a zipper for keeping them extra secure.

REI’s sale ends Sept 5th.

Arc'teryx Beta Jacket

Arc’teryx Beta Jacket

Finally, Nordstrom Rack is holding their “clear the rack” event, which is 25% off clearance items. There are TONS of swim suits for super cheap.  A ton of Vix swimwear is 70-85% off which is amazing. There are also a lot of cute kids shoes like these Frozen themed cozy boots.  Wish they still had my daughter’s size, she would love them.

Nordstrom Rack - Clear the Rack

Nordstrom Rack – Clear the Rack

Are you shopping for anything this weekend?

The 2016 Anniversary Sale is Live!

Its here!!! The 2016 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is live! Were you up at midnight pacific time to shop? They did things a little differently this year with no downtime to the website like in previous years. There were also none of the anniversary items loaded in advance (at least none reported!) Several people including me had trouble with the site. I had the same dress added to my cart 18 times as I clicked through various pages.

I went to the store and here’s some of the highlights and misses.


The Alexander Wang Darcy Hobo sold out super fast. If you are still lusting over it, you need to be online at the stroke of midnight when the public sale opens. I think that is your best shot at scoring one of those. I talked to a sales associate at the store today and the beet color sold out to Level 4 customers yesterday within the first hour!  Wow!  I saw the bag online at midnight but only in 2 of the 3 colors (black and latte), so I think that is probably why–all of the hobos in beet were already gone!

The 3.1 Phillip Lim Quill bags were also sold very quickly. As of right now, the mini Soleil chain bag is still for sale on the website in Cherry.

I saw the Yigal Azrouel sweater in store and it is so soft. The Burberry Brit Craysmore cropped peacoat was super cute, but that style just doesn’t work for me so I didn’t try it on. The material felt very nice though.


There were some Missoni scarves that I hadn’t heard anyone talk about. They were gorgeous!

Missoni Scarves - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Missoni Scarves – Nordstrom Anniversary Sale



The new Marc Jacobs bags were all very nice. I really like the grey leather that they use and the gold hardware. I have this combo in the form of a Classic Q Natasha in the old Marc by Marc Jacobs line. The hobo was very large.  I think the tote shown here was nicer.



There was a pink Coach Crosby 24 bag that I thought was very cute. Love this shade of pink!



The shoe tent is always a zoo so I didn’t stay too long. I checked out the AGLs this year and thought that the AGL Blakely studded flats were cute, but the Kristin Block heel was a pass for me. The AGL Frankie Tall Wedge was amazing and SO SO LIGHT.  All 3 of these AGLs are Made in Italy.




There was a La Canadienne boot and Blondo boot that I also liked.




The Tory Burch flats looked cute but I didn’t try on. I liked the pewter snake (the shiny one) color a lot.



My list for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

I’ve been busy making my shopping list for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale by talking to sales associates, checking IG and googling for as much intel as I can find!

Here’s what is currently on my list:

Barefoot Dreams – Drape Front Cardigan

Barefoot Dreams Drape Front Cardigan

Barefoot Dreams Drape Front Cardigan

The Barefoot Dreams drape front cardigan is BACK and thank goodness it is!  This was one of the most popular items last year and I’m so glad it is part of the sale again.  My sources say that the pewter, stone/cocoa ombre and pewter/black ombre colorways will be part of the sale.  Shown above in the pewter/black ombre which is stunning!  I also love the velvet plum/aubergine colorway but unfortunately that one is not part of the sale.

I’ve been told that the Barefoot Dreams Circle cardigan and a travel shawl will also be part of the sale.

 Michele Watch

I don’t normally wear a watch but this Michele watch is so gorgeous its really more like a piece of jewelry. I love the diamonds all around.

Zella Leggings

Zella Live In Leggings

Zella Live In Leggings

I always pick up a few pairs of Zella leggings to add to my collection and replace any that are 2-3 years old and are starting to look a little faded and worn. This year I would like 1 more pair of the bootcut and 1 more pair of the full length Live In Leggings. I have plenty of the Live In capri length, but those are my absolute favorite to wear!  (Btw – for those of you who are new to the brand, the material is more matte than shiny. I find Lucy yoga pants to be shinier and same with Lululemon).

I forgot to confirm with a SA about whether or not these 3 items will be part of the sale, but they have been for as long as I can remember.

What’s on your list for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?  Staples, trend items or are you searching for something special for yourself or a loved one?

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