DESPITE THE UNSEASONABLY cool and rainy weather, Memorial Day signals the official start to summer—and a torrent of sales. The usual suspects: Nordstrom‘s Half Yearly Sale (through June 4) is discounting clothing and accessories by up to 40 percent; Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus are offering the same, while Bloomingdale’s is cutting prices by up to 60 percent (but just for this weekend). Also getting into the act are high-end fashion sites like Moda Operandi (MO), Net a Porter and Farfetch, all reducing prices on select clothing and accessories by up to 50 percent. MO is ratcheting up an additional 20 percent for this weekend. Savvy shoppers, take note: Although nobody needs a winter coat in June, you usually get the biggest bang for out-of-season items.
Above are eight items that got the attention of our wallet.