“Sale on sale” is right up there with “breakfast served all day” on my list of favorite phrases, and there are few better stores to score the coveted double-discount at than Anthropologie. My latest find? This vampy velvet dress, previously listed for some $170, for about $18 thanks to a small seam needing repair and multiple markdowns. Nearly 90 percent off qualifies … Keep reading…

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Funny story: I was shopping in Denver with my grandmother and cousin at the largest Anthropologie I have ever seen when I spotted a sale top I assumed was mismarked: the perfect summer-to-fall scalloped tank with all-over embroidery, a button-up back, and side smocking for $9.95. At Anthropologie, a store so beautifully overpriced it once had its own parody site. I’ve had … Keep reading…

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How’d this sale come into my life? Double discounts, baby. This mauve Velvet Shirtdress by Holding Horses retailed for, by my research, $148. (It is sold out now.) It was marked down to $19.99 at my Anthropologie store, presumably because it was the last one there and it was missing a few buttons. Buttons are easy to replace, and it was simple … Keep reading…

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Oh, my beloved T.J.Maxx — your sales never cease to amaze me, but your customers’ continuing inability to try on apparel that hangs poorly leaves me perpetually baffled. More for me, I guess! Today’s installment of Tales of Great Sales follows along almost word-for-word with one of my favorites: The Nearly 95% Off Rachel Roy Dress. Where that Rachel Roy dress had piles of shapeless … Keep reading…

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