Weekly Sale Update: Banana Republic, J. Crew, Bloomingdale’s, the Gap, and Saks

The Forever 21 Veteran’s Day sale is officially on. Use code VETSDAY12 for 50% off sale items. Free shipping is offered on orders of $50+.

Faux Shearling Jacket | Contrast Blazer | Crest Button Jacket

Zippered Racer Jacket | Leatherette Jacket | Quilted Jacket

Friends & Family sales started today for the Gap Inc. labels and will run through November 11th. For Banana Republic, use code BRSAVE30 for 30% off full-priced styles at checkout. Free shipping on orders of $50 and more. For the Gap, use PRESALE at checkout.

 Ponte knit v-neck sheath | Julie belted sheath | Knot front sheath | Draped knit dress | Ponté knit dress

Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family sale started earlier this week and will end on November 12. Use HOLIDAYFF or HOLIDAY at checkout for 20% off your entire purchase (excludes beauty). This sale is also in stores and at Bloomingdale factory stores.


Alice + Olivia Victoria Peplum Dress is included. It’s one of my favorite purchases this year and I kept it in navy.There is another option with a square neckline here.

Wearing a size 0

Some styles that rarely go on sale include the DvF Zarita dress (reviewed here), the Salvatore Ferragamo Vara Pumps (reviewed here) and the Varina Flats, and Longchamp Le Pliage Totes (see the large on me here).

Another dress option that I considered recently is the Black Halo Jackie O Dress (two-tone version available), which would’ve been a winner if I were (much) taller. The size 0, which measures 42.25″ long, 12.5″ across the waist, and 17.5″ across the hip, falls several inches below my knee and the armholes were a bit too big.  The concept is interesting and I would eventually like to try the Jackie Mini Dress.

The Rebecca Minkoff Becky Jacket is also available – in red, with sequins, in black leather, in royal blue, in two-tone, and in yellow – on the Bloomingdale’s website. I did not like how the blazer fit me as it made my shoulders look really wide. 

The size 0 measures 16″ across the shoulders, 19.5″ in total length, with 21.5″ long sleeves.

J. Crew’s sale section got a healthy update as well as some additional markdowns this morning. The extra 25% off sale is still going strong, just enter OURTREAT at checkout to see the discount (valid on purchases of $150+).

I picked up a few items not on final sale with this discount – including the

Girls’ Pleated Swing Skirt in Herringbone (this is marked final sale on the website but I asked J. Crew’s customer support team to add a note to my order to ensure I can return this).

Top: Schoolboy Blazer; Bottom: No. 2 Pencil Skirt, Cafe Capri, and Pleated Swing Skirt

 The No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Wool is currently discounted in all colors and sizes are fairly complete. You can read my review of last year’s version here. If this style is too long on you, the Classic Mini in Felted Wool is a good choice.

Another fan-favorite that is also on sale is the café capri in wool, which I tried on here. These capri’s are also available in herringbone, silky dot, silk scarf foulard, tweed, pop art print, safari cat print, and paisley

Some interesting pieces that are worth a look are the silk boy shirt in French Hen, the Sterling skirt, the Blythe blouse in silk, the Jules dress in wool, the Flair skirt in double-serge wool (reviewed here), and the lady jacket in double-serge wool (reviewed here). 

Full-priced styles can also be had for 25% off. I am still not sure that graphic sweaters are for me but I do enjoy the idea of them.

French Hen | La Parisienne | Frenchie (currently sold out)

Meanwhile, Saks’ Designer Sneak Peek Sale started online and in stores today. Numerous styles are marked down, including the Burberry Westland Trench (and in black), one of my favorite finds recently. Khatu also owns this beautiful trench, see it on her here and here.

Wearing a size 2

Happy shopping!

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