Great Deal – Lands Ends

Lands End almost never goes on sale. There are never promos for a percentage off if you spend a certain amount, there aren’t outlet stores in every strip mall across the country, they usually carry simple basics at standard, reasonable prices season after season.

Well they are having a sale.

Why am I telling you this? Lands End is boring polos and chinos, right?

Well of course they carry safe standards, but they have some amazing staples that could honestly fit in the wardrobe of every woman, no matter their personal style. They have some of the best prices on good quality cashmere. On top of it, the prices are great and the quality is amazing. They also carry Petite, Tall and Plus sizes. If you aren’t satisfied, their return policy is liberal and simple. If you are looking for some deals on summer clothes, I encourage you to check out their website or latest catalog. Some of my favorites:

Washable Linen Walking Shorts and 2-Button Jacket:

A real shorts suit that is work appropriate! Both pieces would also look lovely on their own, and it doesn’t hurt that this is linen that can be laundered! Be careful, the shorts have slash front pockets so if you carry a tummy, you may want to either pass or have the pockets sewn shut once you receive them to maintain a clean line.

White Eyelet Bikini:
How utterly adorable and retro is this? At the price of Target, but the quality found at a higher-end department store. Owning Lands End bathing suits, I can attest to the fact that they fit well, they don’t stretch out, fade easily, wear well (have had one for five years of rough beach and pool usage). White is a surprisingly flattering bathing suit color, even on us fair-skinned maidens and this style is sexy without being too revealing.

Denim Jacket:
I love the feminine shape and all the details. This is the type of jacket you can throw over a ribbed tank or tee with a pair of pants and look pulled together. The chest pockets are high enough and small enough that they won’t add bulk to your breasts, and the dark color works in all seasons. Um, and the price? Gorgeous! A great jacket to have in the office, at the front door, at the ready for a slight breeze or an outfit pick-me-up.

Mesh Eyelet Classic Non-padded Underwire Bra and Panties:
How pretty is this? I never knew that Lands End carried such delicate and feminine undergarments! If the quality of these are anywhere as good as that of their clothing, this $19.99 bra is a STEAL!

Montauk Floral Stand-up Collar Caftan:
Why cover up in an old tee shirt when you can have such a glorious print for such a glorious price? This is long enough to be well covered and appropriate in boardwalk cafes and shops, yet the lightweight cotton poplin won’t stick to your damp skin. We often choose simple black and navy suits, this is a wonderful compliment to such a suit. I can see it with a big white tote, large black plastic sunglasses and flops, the wearer walking along the shore looking quite elegant and fun.

Washable Linen Bias Dress:
A beautiful and simple dress that is perfect for almost every summer occasion. Dress up with heels and pearls for a wedding, with sandals and a wooden bangle for a shower or church. Fine Irish linen and the white is fully lined… this is the type of dress that can be in your wardrobe for years to come.

Candy Paisley V-Neck Tank Swimsuit:

Why stick with boring black? With a suit this flattering and in such a variety of sizes (Long Torso, D-Cup, Sizes 6-18), and SPF 50 fabric to boot, why wouldn't you try it? Wrap/surplice styles are flattering on almost every shape, and the leg openings are conservative enough to feel comfortable, but not dowdy. The straps do not look adjustable, but look easy enough to trim and resew at the back.

Long Sleeve Solid No Iron EasyStretch Shirt:

$29.99 for a classic piece that truly is no-iron. I had one of these when I had a job that required me to wear a white button-down shirt. Throw it in the wash, toss it in the dryer, shove it in a suitcase, a quick blast of the hair dryer will remove any wrinkles and you look crisp all day. I do feel the shirt runs a bit roomier than my personal preference so if you are between sizes, I encourage you to go a size down. But this is true for most of Lands End garments.

3/4 Sleeve Pattern Poplin Pintuck Tunic Shirt:

With white Bermuda shorts or wider-cut linen capris, with white bootcut jeans, with linen or poplin trousers… this shirt is easy, breezy, the pattern is crisp and elegant… this is an easy item to throw on with white and maybe silver hoops for an evening get together at a friend's house, or dress up with linen pants and a few skinny silver bangle bracelets for a day at work. I usually shy away from prints – they are hard to wear and often make you look larger. However in the summer, rules can often be broken and it jsut seems right. As long as the bottom is very simple and clean, it can be a lovely look on most people.

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2 Comments

  1. December 15, 2007 / 9:58 pm

    Yes, their Tall section is great – it’s the only place I can reliably buy jeans that fit. Even the tall shirts are a problem, though – I actually have one of their no-iron shirts, one of the few shirts I own that has long enough sleeves, but it’s very roomy in the torso. One size down and my wrists would be hanging out. Very frustrating.

  2. July 19, 2007 / 2:50 am

    I totally attest to your ode to Lands End, I started buying their stuff about a year ago and have been really pleased with the quality and selection for classic/affordable pieces.

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