Are you proud of yourself for not having splurged too much this season? Well reward yourself by spending all of your savings on these mid-season sales. At least that’s what I did last night, picking up an RRL t-shirt, some Lemaire trousers, and a few bags of coffee beans (had to re-up). There are some really good mid-season sales right now, ranging from Edward Green shoes to Pure Blue Japan flannels to Eidos suits. Some notables:
Speaking of shoes, Cavour in Norway has a nice promotion right now, where you can take 20% off anything on their site, including things from brands such as Edward Green and Saint Crispin’s. The code cavour20 will knock 20% off the listed price, and if you live outside of the European Union, you can deduct another 20% for not having to pay VAT. That puts things such as Edward Green’s Dover at $969 and the Piccadilly at $848. Not cheap, but also two of my favorite ready-to-wear shoes. They’re terrific with sport coats.
Another sponsor on this site, but also a great source for contemporary, minimally styled casualwear. The clothes here often rely more on silhouette than excessive detailing, although they also have some great workwear brands such as Eastlogue and Kaptain Sunshine. From now until Tuesday, you can take 30% off their entire shop with the code MEMORIAL30 (although, given the discount, they can only take returns for size exchanges). I dig the Eastlogue trekking shirt, Ordinary Fits jeans, and Document sweats. I also bought this A Vontade dobby camp collar shirt earlier this season and love it. Simple and versatile, it has a forgiving fit and nice summer vibe.
I remember Blue in Green as being a much more straightforward denim shop five years ago – a solid place to get Japanese imports and some related workwear. But in the last two years, they’ve really expanded. The selection now feels a little more offbeat and a lot more interesting. Some of my favorite brands here include the usual names – Monitaly, Kapital, Chimala, Ten C, and Lady White. I also bought this faded Pure Blue Japan flannel, pictured above, recently and love how it looks with jeans and military-styled outerwear. The whole shop is worth a browse, especially if you like more interesting takes on workwear. And from now until the end of the month, you can take 25% off with the code THANKYOU25.
Canada’s SSENSE (pronounced “essence”) has emerged over the last couple of years as one of the largest and most successful online stores for contemporary fashion and designer clothing. Two years ago, it was estimated they make somewhere in the nine-figures in terms of annual sales. And their growth since has been even stronger.
East Dane was introduced a few years ago as the menswear side to ShopBop (a large, online emporium for womenswear). Like their counterpart, East Dane has an equally large selection, ranging anywhere from minimalist fashion forward lines to more classic brands. Their focus is admittedly not that targeted, but if you sift through their inventory, you’ll be surprised at how many good things are carried here.