It’s the long weekend In the U.S. (last weekend here in Canada) which has always been the “official” start of summer and my inbox has been bombarded with notifications of upcoming sales. As weird as it is because it isn’t technically summer yet stores across the country are having their sales to clear out merchandise to make room for the incoming “back to school” (my favourite shopping time) and autumn/winter stuff. What does this mean? It means that you can find your summer wardrobe pieces you have had your eye on for a significant price cut.
Nordstrom is having its Half Yearly Sale which means that you will find deals up to 40% off across all departments. We only have one Nordstrom in Toronto but it’s in the Eaton’s Centre and that mall scares me a little ;) so I have never been to the Nordstrom. They are also building one in Yorkdale which is much more accessible to me.
I love department stores and the mall near me has The Bay, Simons, and Holt Renfrew. Holt Renfrew is a luxury department store and the one and only time I went through it to check it out I was with Merle. At this point I didn’t realize is was super expensive so when I saw a Cardigan that caught my eye I checked the price and had to struggle really hard to maintain a calm look because it was almost $2000. I turned to Merle and hissed through my teeth to not touch anything and please stop Moonwalking through the Prada. Then I grabbed her hand and we slowly walked through the store while trying to keep the “I can afford to shop here” façade and trying to avoid having a Pretty Woman moment. Now when I walk by and see people coming out with bags of stuff I always wonder how wealthy you have to be to spend that much money and still be smiling and laughing when you leave because I sure as hell would be crying.
So while I love department stores, I only shop in 2/3 that are near mean (I mean can you blame me, I’m scared to breathe on anything) but I can’t wait to visit Yorkdale when the store is open. As for the sale, since most of my readers are U.S. based I thought I would pick some pieces that I like from the sale for me, my kids, my home and post them below.
Have a great weekend everybody, whether is it a long one or regular!
Check out some other notable sales that are going on this weekend too.
- Ann Taylor 40% off Full-price styles + Extra 50% off Sale Styles Code: SUMMER
- Boden 30% off 5 Days only + Free Shipping
- JCPenney up to 25% off
- Urban Outfitters Up to 50% off
- LOFT 40% off everything code: VACAY
- Lou & Grey 30% off all sale styles + free shipping
- Cole Haan Extra 30% off sale items
- H&M Deals from $5. Save up to 60% off and free shipping
- L’Occitane Free 3-piece Hand Cream set + tin with any $55 purchase
- Modcloth 15% off everything (reg priced items only)
- Nasty Gal 40% off your order Code: NASTY40