We’re in that great time of year where the new exciting Spring/Summer lines are beginning to line the shelves. If you’re sick of winter already, you can at least picture yourself on the horizon, sporting these lighter fashions. It’s also a time for incredible sales on the leftover pre-Christmas inventories. You can score big, and still get a few months of in-year utility till spring. I’ll continue to share these as they come in.
I’m focused on the new ultra light puffy vests. I find the Uniqlo and Northface brands in particularly interesting, both for warmth and fashion. As I mentioned in a previous blog Trending: an Overcoatless Winter, these warm, sleek vests can fashionably replace the winter overcoat.
I was at the midtown NYC Uniqlo this week and tried several on. There are tons of great, pastel colors, and they are truly super light. Thin too. I’d say about 50% less bulky than the Lands End one I own (which isn’t all that bulky either). Only one issue – they WEREN’T ON SALE!
Now at $49.50, they are very affordable. I’d put them at parity for quality and fashion against the Northface (selling for $130). But this is the season for DEALS, and $49.50 is the everyday price! I’m in stalking mode for the big sale. Will keep you posted.
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