6 Items for a Serious Deal

This post is mainly for my Mad Town ladies, however I want to use this post to illustrate my philosophy that you should never pay full price for anything. 

You don’t have to sacrifice style to buy clothes on a budget. You can still build a wardrobe of name brands and designers without breaking the bank. It just requires a little effort to get a big reward. In the past I’ve given you tips like shopping members only sites such as Hautelook and Rue La La, and recently I highlighted how shopping consignment is a great option. Dedicating the time, effort, and patience to finding a good deal can be tough, particularly if there’s a specific item you’re looking for. I am always looking for a great sale because I refuse to pay full retail for anything. Ever. I’ve worked in both wholesale and retail settings, and I know how much retailers mark up items. If you knew too, you would never pay full price for anything either! The minimum markdown at which I will buy an item is 30%. Anything less than that is a mind game. If you see a 10% off sale, turn the other way. You’re hardly going to save anything, but some people will see the word “sale” and pounce.

All this rambling brings me to an amazing sale for ladies in the Madison area. Many of you around the U.S. are probably familiar with the online retail powerhouse Shopbop. What you probably didn’t know is that the brand originated from a small brick and mortar store in Madison, Wisconsin called Bop, which is still in its original location near the heart of downtown Madison. Bop carries a variety of the same full price apparel found on Shopbop. However, for the ladies of Mad Town, Bop is also an island of “misfit apparel” from the Shopbop site. The back right corner of the store is dedicated to worn, damaged, and defective merchandise returned to Shopbop at a fraction of the retail price. The upstairs is also a haven for good deals. The stairs themselves are always lined with discounted shoes and handbags and the racks runneth over with marked down apparel.

bop winter maxwell sale 2014 g

As if this weren’t good enough, twice a year the boutique holds a super sale: the Winter Maxwell Street Sale with select styles 30-90% off. Yes, this is one of those sales where girls line up outside the door well before the doors open, and it is a complete free for all once you enter the store. There is also a limit to the number of ladies than can shop that sale at a given time, so others are left in the cold (literally) and allowed to enter in a one-in-one-out exclusive club type manner. This type of frenzy is the reason I typically do most of my shopping online, but this particular sale is worth the chaos. I am going to show you why with 6 items for a serious deal!

SPLENDID BOUCLE SWEATSHIRT

bop winter maxwell sale 2014 aRetail Price: $98.00

Sale Price: $25.00

This item is currently available at Saks Fifth Avenue for the full retail price, $98.00

JOIE MOSELLE SWEATER

bop winter maxwell sale 2014 bRetail Price: $258.00

Sale Price: $50.00

This item is currently on sale at Nordstrom at 40% off for $154.80

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG GADIE TOP

bop winter maxwell sale 2014 fRetail Price: $298.00

Sale Price: $50.00

This item is out of stock but was last on sale at Revolve Clothing for $155.00

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO VARA LOW HEEL PUMPS

bop winter maxwell sale 2014 d

Retail Price: $450.00

Sale Price: $150.00

I could not find this exact pair, but the same style and color are currently available at Shopbop for the full retail price, $450.00

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG CADENCE STUDDED LOAFERS

bop winter maxwell sale 2014 e

Retail Price: $298.00

Sale Price: $50.00

This item is currently on sale at Shopbop at 50% off for $149.00

MILLY DEMI OVERSIZED CLUTCH

bop winter maxwell sale 2014 c

Retail Price: $375.00

Sale Price: $50.00

This item appears to be sold out at all online retailers I can find, but it was last seen at Shopbop for the full retail price, $375.00

The total retail value of this merchandise is $1,777.00, and the total savings is $1,402.00!!

bop winter maxwell sale 2014

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