|Eidos x Christian Kimber woven sneakers|
The weather's been turning lately. It's cooled off a touch for the next couple of days, but it was pushing 90 degrees here last week. At a similar time last year, I was buying a Crombie great coat. Today, it's a good day to buy scarves.
It might seem crazy and impractical to buy out of season sometimes (in this case, pretty much opposite season), but you clearly get the best deals as long as you're okay sitting on your purchases until it gets cold again. Barneys Warehouse, the best of the online outlets, started an extra 25-60% off clearance sale in the early morning today. Included in the extra 60% clearance sale are colder weather stalwarts Inis Meain, Drake's accessories, and some more all-season pieces at an extra 25% like Eidos Napoli and Christian Kimber.
Be warned - things tend to move on the quicker side during these heavy end of season sales for the more highly discounted items. Last year I sat on some Inis Meain items for a day and it sold out. I went to bed last night with another one in my cart and this morning it had sold out again. I guess it's God's way of telling me I don't look good in beanies.
Link to Clearance Section - I'd start here and then work your way outwards to the 25% off "New Season Sale" larger section, which can be a bit of a chore to work through the 4000+ items
Drake's - A good selection of scarves in classic patterns
Inis Meain - Sweaters on sale at extra 25% off, with better deals on other cold-weather accessories like this Aran cable alpaca silk scarf (pictured above)
Eidos Napoli and Christian Kimber x Eidos - A lot of Eidos Napoli, one of my favorite brands, including shoe collaborations with Christian Kimber up on the site right now. Size down one on the sneakers (pictured above), otherwise the sizing runs TTS
Other picks: Zanone knitwear (Incotex sister brand), Tomorrowland coyote fur trim parka, Boglioli sport coats, and a horrifyingly blingy Saint Laurent guitar case (you've been warned). FYI there are a few Crombie pieces out there as well, including a similar great coat to the one I bought last year for $480, but I would expect the discounts to increase on those over the next few weeks to months. You never know, though. As they say:
"It's all in the game." - Omar