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The 5 Best Bargains from Mid-year Designer Sales


      
It’s late at night and I’m looking for the best designer markdowns at Nordstrom’s mid-year online sale, like a well-trained hound dog sniffing for luxurious bargains. My goal is to look for classic pieces I’ve always wanted but would never pay retail for—nothing trendy, nothing juvenile. They have to be at least 40% off, and they have to be timeless.

And so I make a pot of tea and turn my lamp on. Sip and click, sip and click. After a few hours of scouring the Nordstrom sale rack for the best bang for the buck, I share with you the five discounted designer things that are worth investing on... and pray that you don’t beat me to the checkout button.

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1. Tod’s D-Styling Leather Tote – Lavoro – Large Off-White


Retail: $1,765.00
Discounted: $1,058.98
40% OFF
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The understated Tod’s D-styling bag has always been royalty’s tote of choice. Everyone from Duchess Kate to Princess Diana has owned a version of it. I love its functionality and think it will travel well. The dual interior compartments are separated by a center zip divider to hold your passport and money, and there is a separate pocket for your phone. This discreetly luxurious designer handbag also comes with a shoulder strap drop for when you need both hands free. The Tod’s D-styling tote has stood the test of time—and at almost half off, it’s the best designer deal right now.
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2. Helmut Lang – Black Lambskin Leather and Knit Jacket

Retail: $895.00
Discounted: $536.98
40% OFF
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If you still don’t have that investment leather jacket, make this the one. The stretchy knit panels soften the look and make this jacket more breathable—something that all-leather versions simply can’t do. The knit panels also add structural interest to an otherwise basic silhouette. Because it’s collarless, it will never go out of style. This is a swoon-worthy Helmut Lang lambskin jacket that you will love forever. And now that it’s just a little over $500, it’s practically affordable. Get it now.

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3.   Michael Kors Chronograph – Gold or Rose Gold – Camille


Retail: $295.00
Discounted: $176.98
40% OFF
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I know what you’re saying. Please, not another Michael Kors watch. But hear me out. If you’re the type who doesn’t like traveling with your expensive watches, then you need one of these. It’s perfect for schlepping around Mexico or that low-key afternoon party when your Cartier just seems a bit too much. At $176, this is a watch you won't feel bad about misplacing.

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4. Jimmy Choo – Platform Pump – Cosmic


Retail: $695.00
Discounted: $416.98
40% OFF
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This unerringly chic nude pump is a wardrobe essential that goes with virtually anything in your closet--from your cute cocktail dresses to your comfiest denims. It’s the pair to put on when you don’t want your shoes to compete with the rest of your outfit. The high-shine patent leather makes it a bit dressier. It’s very comfy, too. Though it will add 4.5 inches to your height, you’re only really teetering on 3.5-inch heels because of the 1-inch platform.

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5.  Herve Leger – V-Neck Bandage Gown in Pacific Blue (Almost Black)


Retail: : $1,350.00
Discounted: $809.98
40% OFF
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It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Herve Leger (heck, I got married in it). But I only like the ‘polite’ cuts—you know, snug but relaxed, without too much cleavage. This flattering full-length bandage gown is one of those rarities. The crisscrossed panels give the illusion of a trimmer physique, and the deep color (very dark blue—almost black) shaves at last 10 pounds off. I love the square cutout and back slit. Talk about a scene-stealing exit!

Tip: If you intend to eat dinner wearing this, order a size up.

Published May 28, 2014 by Ingrid Cudia
 
 
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