It's that time of year when Christmas comes early! The biannual Net-A-Porter sale is the one sale I always look forward to. Last year I scored one of my Lanvin wedding dresses for 50% off. Yeah, it's major. I try to plan ahead and clear my calendar because things sell out faster than you can double-check what size you wear in Self-Portrait. This year I wan't messing around. I even skipped out on my favorite morning barre class (pre-Thanksgiving!) in lieu of getting first dibs on all my favorite wish list items.
It's easy to get caught up in discounts, especially exclusive designer discounts. I don't know about you, but the second I see an email subject line 'select Gucci items on sale' I start talking myself into gold glitter block-heel loafers because they're my size and on sale. Chances are I'll wear them twice and then they'll end up collecting dust on my shoe shelf amongst all the other sale shoes I've purchased in years past.
My best advice when it comes to desinger super-sales? Add every item to your shopping cart that you love, even if you don't think its practical. Some things you love that might appear to be impractical, might become the most practical (and re-wearable) thing in your closet so it's worth the splurge. Once you're finished browsing, go back to your shopping cart and evaluate one item at a time. Rank each item from 'must-have' to 'can live without.' Whatever items you 'must-have' buy them now. NAP has great customer service and return policy so it's better to be safe than sorry. Then save the remaining items in your wish list so you can back and reference them. Give it a few hours, or a few days, and if you're still thinking about that Balmain military blazer, girl just buy it. It's an omen it's still available.
So whether you're shopping for yourself, your mother, co-worker or a friend, below are my top NAP safe-zone sale picks that you won't regret. Tip: if you haven't already, I highly suggest downloading their free app to make seamless browsing, shopping and ordering while waiting at the airport or walking off that Thanksgiving dinner on the treadmill. Happy shopping! And don't forget to treat yourself. You've been good this year.