20 Aug 2020

That Sale Time Again

That Sale Time Again on vickiarcher.com

Their expressions say it all.

That’s how I feel when I scroll and click through pages and pages of “sale” pieces.

I have become much better at sale selecting; decided and purposeful is my way and if I don’t need it, then there is no place. This year, unlike others, I feel conflicted. We need to help business back and start consuming again but with balance. Supporting the stores we know who have been long-standing and genuinely customer-focused is important and if we can take advantage of real reductions then why not?

My questions when “sale surfing” have not changed:

Do I need it?

The answer should be yes or at the very least a can’t-live-without response.

Is it better than what is already in my wardrobe?

One of my unfortunate habits is to buy variations of the same over and over and unless the piece is a better rendition, what is the point?

Will it replace a piece that needs a refresh?

It is the time to refresh the classics and the well-loved. Cashmere, coats, exercise gear, dresses and blouses are where I start my search. Leisure and underwear too can be found with great savings.

Today’s Edit

My focus is on a few tailored pieces – blazers and pants– and while they aren’t front of wardrobe right now as the autumn kicks in they will be. A suit never goes astray and can be worn in so many different ways.

Then there are coats.

Coats I look hard for at sale time. Overcoats, all styles and weights, are the pieces I believe we can never have too many of. It’s a collection to grow. Sale time is when I add something new and different, like this plaid. At full price, I would deliberate and at a discounted price I would be all in.

The easiest way to see my edit is to right-click on the links below and open all the pages.

That’s what I do and then it’s easy to compare and see all the options. xv

That Sale Time Again

the mix and match blazer and pants

**theory windowpane blazer   ||  jabina stretch wool ||  jonina stretch wool

**jesulea mini houndstooth jacket  ||  **mini houndstooth trousers

tulea trousers ||  tiluna trousers  ||  tamea trousers

when it’s time to wrap up

**hooded utility jacket   ||  **double breasted boucle  ||  **notched collar in ink or black  ||  **notched collar in iris or dark teal

**belted trench in black  ||  **trench in sand  ||  city trench in green balsam  

**red plaid coat  ||  houndstooth oversized  ||  burgundy tweed   ||  plaid coat  ||  double breasted in camel


**nikes in platinum  ||  madewell sneakers (go one size down)

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Great questions Vicki. Now that I’m retired, I will have to clean out my closet but I have a few new pieces I got last Christmas that I only had a chance to wear once – those are keepers but I want to figure out how and when I will wear those pieces!

Jacki F.

So what did YOU end up purchasing? I bought my favorite Chantelle underpants (6 pr.) and a pair of capri workout pants at great prices yesterday. I was comforted when I read this post that I had done well, according to the guidelines!


Bonjour! I made my early-access purchases last week and could not be more pleased.
There is a elbow-length sleeved Theory cashmere pullover in a to-die-for blue. That was my can’t live without in this year’s sale. Plus the Natori ‘feather’ lingerie in a lovely lilac shade. Nordy’s has really got their delivery in gear after all the online activity of the virus season. I’ll be enjoying the Anniversary Sale all winter!

Michelle à Détroit

It has been a very frustrating experience shopping some of the sales here. One iconic US luxury store that is struggling with bankruptcy is constantly canceling orders after you’ve placed them. Its put me off of the sales this year. At least Nordstrom is doing well! Think I’ll head over to their site.


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