Weekend Shopping: Impulses & Obsessions

February 15, 2020 by Lila Delilah

Fashion month is in full swing. The shows just wrapped up in New York and have moved over the pond to London and will continue the world tour in Milan and Paris. As we watch the newest trends and fashions emerge it’s hard not to shop with an eye towards the future.

So much of the conversation within the fashion industry has turned to sustainability but the definition is so obtuse. As I’ve been considering how to become sustainability sensitive, I’ve come to realize that it’s always been part of my ethos. Looking inside my personal closet I see so many wonderful pieces that I’ve had for ten years and even longer. Some items I’ve had since college and even represent the technical term of vintage.

Good fashion is like good art. It’s not anything that goes out of style when it’s truly fine. An item found on sale is no less valuable than it’s full price counterpart. That turns us to this week’s ‘Impulses & Obsessions.”

A long holiday weekend calls for some notable additions. Nordstrom took an extra cut on some Moncler jackets. This sequined jacket is $1100 from $1825, a grey version with sparkle is $1200 from $1800 and a Lena puffer is $570 from $950.

The most attractive deals of the weekend can be found in Italy. Tessibit is offering 20% off a selection of new Spring & Summer merchandise with the code DEALMOON20XT.  You must use this link to access the selection, which includes lots of Saint Laurent, Fendi, and Givenchy. This Givenchy tote, which unsnaps to lay flat, is about $1600 from $2000 and has never been on sale yet.  A Saint Laurent quilted mini bag is about $1490 from $1780.

Over at Coltorti, you can use the code EXTRAMOON30 to save an additional 30% off sale merchandise or use the code MODESENS15 and save 15% off everything on the site. The 15% off might not seem like a lot but many items are already a lot less expensive than the price in the US. There is also the added bonus of no sales tax and duties are included. This Saint Laurent 61 small camera bag comes to $670 from $1000 US and the popular Saint Laurent Becky is $1425 from $2800 US, Opyum sandals are $716 from $1200 US and the Cassandra sandals with the YSL plus the little palm tree are $561 from $845.

The Net-A-Porter end of season sale is surprisingly still going strong and more items keep popping up.  This week, we spent a lot of time (and money) on the Prada assortment. This Gabriela Hearst corduroy blazer has been a huge temptation at $450 from $1500. I would love it styled under a hoodie and with jeans for a casual but chic Sunday.  Peter Do’s newest collection was received with rave reviews and I’m contemplating this organza dress for Summer that’s just $312 from $1040. I’ve banned myself from Prada until I spotted this wool polo for 60-%70% off, depending on the print. (I immediately thought of five outfit pairings from my closet and it was add-to-cart, continue to checkout and done.)

Happy Weekend Scrolling!!!


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