Zara's got basics, Banana's got spring
Consider stopping by Zara for cost-conscious options that will give one a little kick without draining the other. Right now, the Spanish retailer -- located on the upper level of the IP, kinda near Nordstrom -- is offering a serious sale on wardrobe basics.
We're talking fitted, cotton-nylon blend cardigans and sweaters in red, purple, green, navy, black, cream, pink, oatmeal and white for just $9.99. They were originally $24.90. There also are lots of cute cropped sweaters and short-sleeve turtlenecks for $19.99. And some totally cute double-breasted jackets with flutter sleeves that have been marked down from $89 to $49.99.
Down the hall at Banana Republic, most of the sale stuff has been snatched up or cleared out. But if the chilly weather has you longing for spring, check out the new offerings. I saw lots of really pretty tones --kelly green, blue, mauve and soft gray. And today through Monday, get 25 percent off all full-priced spring arrivals. (You get 30 percent off if you have a BR card.) That way, you get to splurge without feeling toooo guilty.
~ Deal Diva Colleen
(Photo: Geo-print sheath dress from Banana Republic, $130. But you can get it for $97.50 this weekend!)