Unless February 14 is a blackout date in your calendar, you're likely aware that this weekend plays host to Valentine's Day. However, there's more to this weekend than heart-shaped balloons and crumpled See's chocolate wrappers; February 16 is President's Day, simultaneously bestowing upon the United States a three-day weekend and enough cyber sales to satisfy the frustration of a less-than-lovely Valentine's Day.
Whether you've decided to adopt an all-black wardrobe in protest of romance or keep a calendar specifically to tick off the days until the Spring Equinox, there is a President's Day sale suited to your every whim. A bout of frenetic online shopping is no cure to a broken heart or a particularly nasty case of winter ennui, but it is the perfect chance to kick your sartorial spirit into high gear.
Forget taking to your bed with a bottle of bubbly and your Netflix queue this weekend, and instead indulge in a bit of retail therapy. After February's punishing snowstorms and the omnipresence of Valentine's day paraphanalia, you deserve a designer coat reduced to half its original price, or a pair of the tricked-out sneakers which appear to be taking the fashion industry by storm. Here are the seven best online President's Day sales to shop this weekend.
Though the designer wares at Barney's are achingly avant-garde and chic, their price tags are shocking enough to give anyone an unwelcome reality check. However, the Barney's Warehouse website is offering consumers 50% off already marked-down clearance items, and 30% off sale winter wares in celebration of President's Day. If such deep discounts aren't a reason to celebrate this weekend, I simply don't know what is.
2. The Outnet
The Outnet is Net-a-Porter's more affordable little sister, with a selection of must-have designer pieces marked down considerably. This weekend, the Outnet will further mark down select pieces an additional 40%, which places luxe Helmut Lang leather-accented jackets and printed Isabel Marant pumps just within financial reach.
With Nordstrom's Clearance Sale, you can apply savings of up to 40% to select designer shoes, clothing, and accessories until February 22. Pieces such as Kate Spade's classic Gramercy Round Bracelet Watch, now $149.98, and Barbour Cavalry Quilted Jacket, now $186.93, are type of wardrobe building-block pieces to snag during the sale.
Bloomingdale's is known for its sporadic sales as much as its selection of playful designer wares, and thanks to its President's Day Big Brown Bag sale, you can celebrate with between 20% and 60% off your favorite styles. For those feeling particularly chilly, the sale offers more than several chunky knits including this Vince Mesh Mix Crew Sweater for $241.50. However, the sale ends on February 16, so make sure to schedule a date with your computer in addition to your significant other this weekend.
5. Nasty Gal
Nasty Gal's Freakin' Weekend Sale is the gift that keeps on giving for shoppers looking for a steal. At 60% off, Nasty Gal's already affordable line becomes irresistible. Case in point, the brand's Elena Midi Skirt in Burgundy is both chic and budget-friendly at $40.60.
There is nothing wrong with shopping for classic pieces, and with J.Crew's Weekend Sale of 40% to 50% off select styles, you may be able to cover all of your essentials in just one stop. Using the code WEEKENDMUST, consumers can stock up on favorites including J.Crew's trendy Downing Bucket Bag for a fraction of the covetable Mansur Gavriel version.
Perhaps the reigning retailer of the holiday sale, Macy's has more than one deal up its sleeve for shoppers this weekend. In addition to a promise of free shipping for orders over $75, Macy's will also offer discounts in all departments of up to 50%. Levi's ultra-flattering Skinny Legging Jeans in Deep Night Wash are a mere $39.99 for those in the market for off-duty ensembles, and the array of work-appropriate printed frocks by brands from Style&Co to Guess offers options for every sartorial inclination.
Images: Barney's New York Leather-Trim Peacoat, $167.30, barneyswarehouse.com; Helmut Lang Paneled Cotton And Linen-Blend Blazer $193.50, theoutnet.com; Kate Spade New York Gramercy Round Bracelet Watch, $149.98, shop.nordstrom.com; Vince Mesh Mix Crew Sweater, $241.50, bloomingdales.com; Nasty Gal Elena Midi Skirt in Burgundy, $40.60, nastygal.com; J.Crew Downing Bucket Bag, $64.80, jcrew.com; Levi's Skinny Legging Jeans in Deep Night Wash, $39.99, macys.com