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January 14, 2008

So many clearance sales, so little time

Filed under: Fashion,Sales — Francesca @ 5:47 pm

Monif C is having a winter clearance sale, with many items deeply, deeply discounted. The silk halter top pictured is 75% off!

Note that coats and boots are now 60% off at Avenue, PLUS, the Avenue coupon code we posted last week is still active, through Thursday January 17. Go crazy! Enter AV81015 at checkout for 15% off. Augment your winter wardrobe, for now and for 2009, with this comfy and casual faux-suede jacket, which Francesca has recommended in the past. Between the sale and the coupon code, it is now half-price!

In other news, Talbots is still having their semi-annual clearance sale, with items up to 70% off. Woman sizes here, Woman Petite here.

For our readers whose “sexy” includes bohemian/Victorian/ Renaissance styles, we have a “hit” from our “hit and miss” store, Roamans: This velvet tunic, available in sizes 12W-32W, in purple, black, pink, and chocolate colors, for under $30.

Francesca knows that some of you like to diss Coldwater Creek, but she also knows what it is like to be the poor Big Girl, so poor and so big that one must stitch together the pintucked blouse from the used tissues thrown at one by the mean Alpha Girls in seventh grade. It is therefore valuable to know that Coldwater Creek, too, is having a clearance sale. Here we have a very pretty skirt with the ladylike gores, discounted from $90 to just $30.

The dead of winter is the best time to buy a swimsuit, due to laws of supply and demand! Swimsuits for All is having a big sale, with many of their most expensive items discounted 40-90% off. Be sure to click through from their ad on this blog on the right, and use the coupon code listed there for another $5 off.

And here is the winter clearance page for Liz Claiborne’s Women’s department! Look, this silk scoop-neck blouse, so nice for Pears, is 25% off. Remember, now is the time to purchase your sleeveless clothing for the spring, while prices are low.

Happy, happy shopping and happy, happy saving!

xoxo, Francesca


  1. Unfortunately, even Swimsuits for All doesn’t have a suit to accomodate an E/F cup bust and (comparatively) small waist. *sigh*

    Comment by Kitty — January 14, 2008 @ 10:37 pm

  2. Kitty-
    Try I’m sure readers here can recommend other stores as well.

    Comment by Francesca — January 15, 2008 @ 2:55 am

  3. why would anyone “diss” the Coldwater Creek? while it is true, many of the clothings are for the “ladies who lunch” some of it is great. i ordered the lovely silver evening dress… it fit perfectly but i had some qualms about my arms being exposed. when i called about returning it, they could not have been more helpful. there is now a store near my office and i’ve purchased a few things there. the sales staff are helpful (almost *too* helpful) and excellent about returns.

    Comment by bonnie-ann black — January 15, 2008 @ 3:49 pm

  4. Thanks Francesca, but Bravissimo only goes up to a 40 band size, and I’m a 44E with hips four inches smaller than my boobs. So even something that fits my top half hangs off the bottom and most separates aren’t meant to fit anything bigger than a D, which is why I haven’t gone swimming in four years.

    Guess I’ll keep looking, then.

    Comment by Kitty — January 15, 2008 @ 10:15 pm

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