Memorial Day weekend is here, and before you fire up that grill or go on that camping trip, you might want to check in with some of your favorite stores. It seems like everyone is having a sale this weekend. A roundup of five great sales I was looking at last night:
Ralph Lauren: Ralph Lauren is actually having two sales. One is a stackable promotion, where you can take an extra 30% off already discounted items with the checkout code MEMDAY (orders over $125 also qualify for free shipping with the code FREESHIP125). Lots of stuff to browse here, but I think the highlights are in the footwear section, where you can find things such as penny and tassel loafers as low as $200. Just stick to the stuff made in the UK, USA, and Italy – the cheaper stuff from China typically isn’t that great.
They’re also holding their “Designer Sale,” which means select items from their RRL and Purple Label lines have been discounted by as much as 40%. I picked up the vachetta leather bag you see at the top of this post, but I got the last one (sorry). If you’re up for a splurge, this suede Purple Label aviator jacket looks nice.
East Dane: If you have the patience to sort through East Dane’s enormous sale section (use the filters), there are some incredible deals. And they just added thousands of new items. Some of my favorite designers here include Our Legacy, Lemaire, Mackintosh, Tomorrowland, and of course Drake’s. I also really like the bags from Atelier de L’Armee, a company that takes inspiration from old workwear designs, but makes them feel new again. I have the flight pack you see above in a different color and count it as one of my favorite bags. Additionally, there are also some impressively low prices on Master Piece backpacks, Loake shoes, and Begg scarves (just $27!). I almost bought this beige Master Piece backpack last night (a steal at $140).
The Garbstore: The Garbstore is the menswear section of the Couverture & The Garbstore double shop – a brother-and-sister boutique located in the UK. The men’s side houses a ton of fun, niche casualwear brands, such as Nanamica, Engineered Garments, and Mountain Research. I picked up the patchy YMC shirt you see above. A little offbeat, but looks easy to wear and might be fun as a layering piece. For something a little more basic, check their t-shirts from Velva Sheen. They’re circular knit, like a tube, which means they don’t come with any side seams. You’ll want to size up.
Oh, and everything is 25% off. Use the code HOLIDAY25 and expect another 20% discount at checkout for VAT.
Need Supply: While everyone has been writing about the problems with brick-and-mortar retail these days, Need Supply couldn’t be doing better. In the last year, they’ve added a home wares section, as well as developed their NEED house label. And every time I check back, I’m surprised by the kind of interesting, niche brands you can find here – Lemaire, Margaret Howell, OAMC, Zespa, and Marni. They also carry heritage labels such as Alden, RM Williams, and Engineered Garments, although little from that side seems to be discounted. You can browse the whole sale section here (they just made some new markdowns).
Independence: Finally, Independence is having a storewide sale (or nearly, as only Kapital is excluded). Take 20% off heritage and heritage-inspired workwear brands such as Engineered Garments, Levi’s Vintage Clothing, Battenwear, Arpenteur, and Merz b. Schwanen. I’ve been really enjoying Lady White Company’s t-shirts lately. Soft, but sturdy, they fit well and feature Browns Beach styled pocket (the guy who started the brand used to work at Rising Sun in Los Angeles). Earls Apparel is also a great value buy. Nothing luxurious here, and the buttonholes can sometimes be better, but they’re solid, basic fatigues made by a company in Texas. They’re cut on the fuller side, but after wearing these for a while, I’ve started to wonder why I ever bought slim-fit fatigues in the first place. For $50, they’re a nice starting place if you want to try fuller cut pants.