Shopping the discount stores part 5: Neiman Marcus Last Call


vince top

Unlike most of the discount sites I’ve covered this week, Neiman Marcus Last Call has a lot to offer in a variety of sizes, and they have so much good stuff from Vince, like this pretty blue-on-blue top.

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And this graceful wrap dress, which has excellent dress-it-up/dress-it-down potential.

vince silk top

Just a good basic silk  top.

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I know this shirtdress looks a little sister wife here, but I think that’s just the styling. With the sleeves rolled up and the top buttons unbuttoned, I’ll bet it’s aces.

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It’s tough to find a good button-down in extended sizes, and I like the purplish hue here.

vince cashmere

A navy V-neck cashmere sweater is just a good thing to own.

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This dress
 is really appealing to me, and I’d wear it as styled, with the belt low.

twill jeans

From Ba&sh, a line I discovered in Paris a few years ago: twill jeans in a fun color.

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A cashmere poncho is good for the kind of transitional dressing we’ll be doing soon, and I like that this one is ribbed.

joie silk blouse

This striped silk blouse would be good for the office, but I’d throw it on with jeans too.

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I love a grey suede boot, and this one is just so chic.

loeffler sandal

And finally: this knotted flat sandal looks eminently comfortable, and is as cute as the day is long.

It’s a Uniqlo/Marimekko collab, everyone


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I love Uniqlo, but their collaborations are pretty hit-or-miss—which holds true, alas, for their most current one. I do like this tee, though.

Shopping the discount stores part 4: Barneys Warehouse


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Like Saks off Fifth, it’s tough to find items at Barneys Warehouse  in a variety of sizes: your best bet if you’re looking for clothes is to check out the New Arrivals often. This Zero+Maria Cornejo dress is still available in a few sizes, though, and looks like the kind of piece I’d throw on on a hot summer day and be done with it.

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And here’s another—truly gorgeous—Zero+Maria Cornejo dress that I actually bought to wear to my nephew’s Bar Mitzvah and then changed my mind at the last minute and went with something else. The print is so good, and the cut of the dress is quite feminine while still nicely streamlined.

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Just a solid red leather tote.

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OK, this Ulla Johnson top is only available in a couple of sizes, but when I posted it a while back a bunch of you really liked it, so I thought it was worth showing again.

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This bucket bag is so nice and minimal and sort of the perfect anti-status bag. Here it is in blue.

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I love Wommelsdorff beanies, but they’re pricey, so it’s nice to find this one, marked 50% off.

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This backpack looks a lot like Mansur Gavriel’s, but it’s far less pricey.

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As unadorned a saddle bag as you could hope to find.

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You can find decent stuff in the Home section of Barneys Warehouse from time to time. I especially like this bright glass tumbler.

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Yes, these heels are very high and probably not for everyone, but I think the color combination is genius.



Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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