Yeah, we can't really get on board with stores trying to tell us that we're approaching the end of the season already, either (wasn't it in the mid-60s this weekend?). But what we can appreciate are the discounts that come along with stores trying to clear out their fall and winter inventory right when we need it most.
Barneys and Saks were the first to jump on this train with discounts of 40% off on select luxury brands, and Stella McCartney's semi-annual boutique sale kicked off on Black Friday with 40% off categories like ready-to-wear and denim and 30% off handbags, shoes, eyewear, lingerie, and Adidas by Stella McCartney merchandise. There's lots at Opening Ceremony for 40% off, too, but Kirna Zabete is currently topping all of these with up to 50% off its excellent edit of women's apparel and accessories.
Keep your eyes peeled for more warehouse season announcements as the weeks go on — they'll reach a fever pitch right around Christmas, with the most insane discounts hitting after New Year's. And while the discounts might not reach sample sale levels, you're generally finding a better selection with a greater variety of size when you're shopping in stores.