Friday Fun: Fab Late Summer Finds from Banana Republic & Old Navy

Friday, August 17, 2012
Let's start by saying if you are not on the email lists for Gap, Old Navy, or Banana Republic, you need to get on them. At least once per week, they send an email early in the morning informing you of a Flash Sale, a rapid sale. Flash Sales are very small windows of opportunity for you to pick up merchandise at rock bottom prices.

I scored big at Banana Republic recently when it offered a Flash Sale on a Saturday morning. All clearance items were marked down an additional 40% from opening til 1 pm ... oh, and I just happened to be in NYC that morning just blocks from the Fifth Avenue store. Yeah, I was so there!!

I picked up 2 pairs of light summer pants.
The white pair are the Logan fit. They were $15.99 before the markdown. $11.99 after!!!!! Cuh-Razy!!!

The grey pair are the Sloan fit. Although it's difficult to see in this picture, they have thin white stripes running vertically. I loved the waist band. They were $24.99 before the markdown, and $18.74 after!!!! SCORE!!

I've been looking for a pair of white shorts but haven't had luck finding a pair that I love. I tried this pair on and immediately loved the fit but not the length of the leg. I am taking them to the tailor today to have her make them shorter. I'm thinking a 5" inseam.
They were $26.99 before the markdown and $16.19 after.

How long or short do you prefer to wear your shorts? Join the Facebook discussion. I'd love to know!

I found these 2 cute tank tops. They are cotton, but not ribbed. I loved the way they fit. They were form fitting but not too tight.

And because nautical is so hot this summer, I picked up this striped boat neck top. It was also available in turquoise and yellow.
It was $19.99 before the markdown and $11.99 after.

Lastly, I bought this sun hat. I'll probably never wear it. But it's here just in case. It's was $5.99. How could I not buy it?

Now on to Old Navy...

At least once per week, I pop into Old Navy to check out the clearance section. It truly is hit or miss. Some weeks I find 5 or 6 items that I like. Other weeks I walk out empty-handed. And in most cases, I find something I like but not love. On Wednesday, I found 2 pieces that I L-O-V-E.

There was no additional markdown on clearance items, and I was bummed about that. But I was certain that  if I waited for an additional markdown, these 2 items would be long gone.

The top was $10.97 and the dress was $14.99. Although I didn't get an additional markdown, I did walk out of the store with $10 in Old Navy SUPERCASH to spend later. Woo hoo!!

Have you been scouring the stores for end-of-summer sales? If so, have you found any must-haves?

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