Best Of The Blowouts

by Joseph Russell · July 24, 2008

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Late July and early August mean muggy, blistering weather, men on horsies and the society elite who don't even pretend to watch them, a gazillion benefits, and summer sales. That's right; 'tis the season for unloading all spring/summer collections to make way for fall/winter. I don't know about you, but I always prefer this sale season to the one in January - the fall collections may be more striking, but the spring's are prettier, and often more transitional. Anyways, after exhaustive (ish) research, here's my summer sale shortlist. Enjoy, and feel free to add on!

Nomia Yarn-Dye Linen Tunic, $188 at Anica

Anna Sui Block Stripe Tank with Bow, $99 at Shopbop

Free People Ribbon Strap Tank Top, $49 at Free People

SfRD hardware cardigan, $177 at Anica

Susana Monaco Crochet Yoke Dress, $89 at Shopbop

Temperley Crepe Shift, $640 at Yoox

Abigail Lorick Pencil Skirt in Grey Dot Print, $108 at Revolve Clothing

Joie Audrey Short in Poppy, $74 at Revolve Clothing

Leyla Handbags Retro Clutch, $151 at Sway and Cake

Bing Bang Marilyn Pochette in Caramel, $198 at Revolve Clothing

Cole Haan red patent leather Aurora pumps, $165 at Bluefly

Aruna beaded white gladiator sandal, $145 at Stems a Shoe

[Images via Bluefly, Sway and Cake, and Revolve Clothing]