Let’s Discuss: Which Online Shops Are Your Go-Tos for Fashion Deals?

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Dish on your favorite online shops for scoring can’t-miss deals!

Stylin’ & Profilin’ recently teamed up with PopSugar to start a discussion thread in their new forums section (where you can find tips on everything from where to buy the best denim to which beauty products are best for the winter months).

Naturally, I was drawn to the fashion and style boards and have struck up a conversation that’s very near and dear to my heart: online shops that are go-tos for fashion deals. Commenters have professed their adoration of flash sale sites, such as Gilt.com and Hautelook.com, as well where they go to find killer sales on designer pieces (two words: The Outnet).

So now dear readers, I’m inviting you to dish on where you go when surfing the ‘net for must-have items at affordable prices – and I know you ladies have loads of recommendations!

Keep it stylish,

Andrea, S&P Founder and Editor

Steals & Deals: Labor Day Shopping Bargains

Labor Day isn’t just the unofficial end-of-summer, it’s also one of the best holiday shopping weekends prior to Black Friday. So, if you’re looking to score some major deals on summer/fall transition wear, S&P has got your back!

Here’s a round-up of our top 46 Labor Day sales happening online and in-store. Get your shop on:

Jacquard Bomber Jacket, $82.32 (originally $117.60, bcbgeneration.com

Jacquard Bomber Jacket, $82.32 (originally $117.60, bcbgeneration.com

ALDO: Sale on Shoes, Handbags & Accessories

Ann Taylor: Take an Extra 40% Off on Sale Items

Anthropologie: New Markdowns

Ashley Stewart: Up to 75% Off on Clearance Items

ASOS: 70% Off on Final Clearance Sale

Banana Republic: Women’s Sale Starting at $15.99

Bauble Bar: 40 Under $40

BCBGeneration: Take 30% Off on Labor Day Sale

Bloomingdale’s: Dress Clearance Starting at $35.20

Bluefly: Up to 50% Off on Summer Clearance

Mix Print Dress, $48.30 (originally $129), rachelroy.com

Mix Print Dress, $48.30 (originally $129), rachelroy.com

Calvin Klein: Up to 60% Off on Women’s Sale

CUSP: Up to 75% Off on Sale Items

C. Wonder: Take 50% Off on Sale Items

DKNY: Women’s Sale Starting at $18.99

Express: Take 40% Off on Women’s Clearance

Forever 21: 500 Items Under $5

French Connection: Sale Items for $150 & Under 

Gap: Women’s Sale — $99 & Under

H&M: Labor Day Deals Starting at $5

J.Crew Factory: Get 40-50% Off Sitewide

Kate Spade: Final Sale on Accessories & Handbags

Kenneth Cole: Women’s Sale Starting at $19.98

Lane Bryant: Take 40% Off on Labor Day Sale

Loehmann’s: Summer Clearance Starting at $1

Loft: Take 50% Off Select Full-Price Items With SHOP50 Promo Code

Lord & Taylor: Take 20% Off on Regular and Sale Items & 25% Off Clearance Items

Enzo Angiolini 'Florelli' Pump, $80.36 (originally $119.95), nordstrom.com

Enzo Angiolini ‘Florelli’ Pump, $80.36 (originally $119.95), nordstrom.com

Macy’s: Take Extra 25% Off on Labor Day Clearance Sale

Madewell: Get 30% Off on Sale Items With BYESUMMER Promo Code

Max Studio: Shop the Women’s Sale

Michael Kors: Online Sale Starting at $31

ModCloth: 30% Off on Select Sale Items

Neiman Marcus: Up to 65% Off on Online Clearance

New York & Company: 40% Off Sitewide With 4436 Promo Code

Nine West: Buy One, Get One 50% Off on Entire Site

Nordstrom: Up to 40% Off on Women’s Shoe Clearance

Old Navy: Take 30% Off With SPREE Promo Code

Danielle Nicole 'Peyton' Tote, $77.99 (originally $98), piperlime.com

Danielle Nicole ‘Peyton’ Tote, $77.99 (originally $98), piperlime.com

Piperlime: Up to 70% Off on Sale Items

Rachel Roy: Save 70% on Labor Day Sale

ShopBop: 70% Off on Final Sale Items

Shoxie: Up to 70% Off on Sale Items

Steve Madden: Take 25% Off & Get Free Shipping With DROP25 Promo Code

TopShop: Take 20% Off on Sale Items

Victoria’s Secret: Up to 50% Off on Swim Sale

Vince Camuto: Up to 60% Off on Sale Items

White House | Black Market: New Markdowns

Zappos: End-of-Summer Clearance

Zara: End-of-Season Sale

Behind the Scenes: HuffPost’s ‘United States in Style’ Video Series

As a style blogger who chooses not to do regular “outfit of the day” posts (seriously, if you’ve seen one OOTD post, you’ve seen them all), I was pleasantly surprised when I learned of HuffPost Style’s new video series United States in Style. Rather than documenting of-the-moment fashion bloggers and hipsters in trendy downtown districts (which has become a bit of a cliche), this series chronicles the personal style of locals in off-the-fashion-radar cities, from Nantucket to Santa Fe.

HuffPost Live's Executive Lifestyle Editor Anya Strzemien gets all dolled up in Santa Fe's best western garb in an episode of United States of Style.

HuffPost Live’s Executive Lifestyle Editor Anya Strzemien gets all dolled up in Santa Fe’s best western garb in an episode of United States of Style. (Photo: Screengrab from YouTube)

I wanted to know why the host, HuffPost Live’s Executive Lifestyle Editor Anya Strzemien, decided to go this route. So, I decided to ask her. Here’s an edited version of our Q&A:

When most people think about street style, fashion bloggers camped outside of Fashion Week venues and trendy hipsters come to mind. What made you decide to do this type of video series, which strays from that stereotype?

As the editor of HuffPost Style, I consumed (and still love!) a lot of trendy street style blogs, but felt there were other styles in the country with deeper, more historical and sociological roots that hadn’t been documented in one place. I love style in all forms — not just what’s considered “fashion.”

Most importantly, everyone has style because everyone gets dressed in the morning and makes choices about what they’re going to wear. Just because that outfit may not be one that you or I would wear, it doesn’t mean they have less style. It’s still their style and just as valid. I don’t believe in “bad style.”

And I look at style as very anthropological — it reflects not just who we are, but where we are, and who we surround ourselves with. When I noticed that men in Atlanta tended to have skinnier dreads, or that hoop nose rings were on more people in San Francisco than I’ve seen in New York, or that a certain brand of bedazzled jeans are worn by many women in Iowa, or that Southern women often put ribbons in their hair, or that guys in Orange County, Calif., wore flat-brimmed baseball caps and Vans with socks pulled up to their calves, I decided I wanted to start documenting these local looks and the idea for “United States in Style” was born.

How did you choose which places to visit?

Based on two things: my personal curiosity or my knowledge of a deep-seated style tradition! Or some combination. So far I’ve shown New Mexico and Portland, Oregon. Coming up next: Miami, Burlington, Iowa and Nantucket.

What did you learn that stuck out most about the people in the cities you visited and their definition of what style is?

The style advice most people I interviewed gave me was “Don’t worry about what other people think.” It’s cliche, but totally true. If you try to please everyone, you’ll exhaust yourself and still have people judging you. I don’t think any of us are in a position to judge anyone else’s style, just as we wouldn’t judge their lifestyle. Their choices are their freedom, and style is a beautiful form of self-expression. Do you.

I was also often referred to style bloggers in each city. Again, I love and support style blogs, but didn’t want to only document people who subscribed to one idea of “fashion” or “street style” across multiple cities. I wanted people with all kinds of style.

Which city was your favorite?

I don’t want to play favorites, but I really love how Portland came together. I’m obsessed with the show “Portlandia,” because I think it speaks to modern youth culture in 2013, beyond Portland. It could be called Brooklyndia (eh?). But I digress. I love that episode because the people I interviewed were fascinating and so eclectic. They didn’t subscribe to any “fashion” standards; they dressed for themselves and the climate. I also love the editing and music, all of which was done by Portland musicians. After watching it probably over 75 times, I still get a huge laugh out of my exchange with Bonsai about his bare feet. As a New Yorker, I just couldn’t fathom someone walking around a city barefoot . . . and not being worried about broken glass.

What do you hope viewers will take away from the video series?

That everyone — and I mean everyone — has style.

To learn more about the video series, check out the United States in Style section on The  Huffington Post Web site.

Keep it stylish,

Andrea, S&P Founder and Editor

Steals & Deals: Clothing Sales and Shopping Bargains

Going shopping this weekend? Before you pound the pavement, check out our round-up of the 10 best fashion deals — online and in-store.

Get your shop on:

Quinn Faux Straw Tote, $49.99, calvinklein.com

Quinn Faux Straw Tote, $49.99, calvinklein.com

ASOS: Up to 50% Off on Final Clearance Items

Bauble Bar: Summer Jewelry Sale Starting at $14

Calvin Klein: End-of-Summer Sale on Tops, Dresses, Accessories & More

Kenneth Cole: Women’s Sale Starting at $19.98

LOFT: Take $20 Off on Pants & Jeans With TAKE20 Promo Code

Lord & Taylor: Take an Extra 15% Off on Regular/Sale Price Items or 25% Off on Clearance Items With BIG Promo Code

ModCloth: Up to 70% Off on End-of-Summer Clearance

Old Navy: Daily Deals Starting at $2.50

Piperlime: Up to 70% Off on Apparel

Shoxie: Get 75% Off on Annual Sale