Psst, Italist Is the Best Place to Find Deals on Designer Clothing and Accessories for Fall
If you're feeling a little bored of the fall clothing currently hanging in your closet, you're not alone. I keep looking at my mid-weight jackets, plaid button-downs and dark jeans, wishing I could swap them for new and improved versions—preferably from my fave, expensive designers. While I can't exactly afford to revamp my whole wardrobe, I've been obsessed with scouring Italist, an e-comm site that sells items from top Italian boutiques, including styles that aren't yet available in the U.S. Most specifically, I've spent far too much time scrolling through their sale section. Because here's the thing: Italist is already marking down designer clothes, shoes, bags and accessories that are from the Fall/Winter 2020 season. Which, yes, means you can score an insane discount on a current Miu Miu shoulder bag or those suede Saint Laurent ankle boots you've been drooling over since summer ended. Here, eight sale items that will add a little something special to any fall wardrobe.
1. MICHAEL KORS BREA BOOTS
If you buy one pair of boots this year, they should definitely be a pair of trust-worthy combat boots. These are a combo of leather and a soft sock-knit, making them both durable and super comfortable.
2. STAND STUDIO CAMILLE COAT
Okay, so you might technically want to wait until winter to break out this faux fur coat from Stand Studio. But you'll be so happy to have it hanging in your closet come the first frost—especially since this deep shade of navy blue is so versatile. Just think about how great it will look next to a pair of light, faded jeans...
3. GUCCI DIMMHER FOULARD
There's two types of people in this world: those who celebrate the arrival of scarf weather and those who are indifferent to it. Regardless of your stance, this cheerful Gucci scarf is sure to dress up any outerwear in your rotation, whether it's a humble denim jacket or a grey wool coat.
4. ISABEL MARANT RIBBED SHIRT
Wear it as a shacket (that's a shirt/jacket combo, for the uninitiated) or as a plain old top. Either way, this dusty pink corduroy number is just the thing you'll want to throw on for apple picking excursions and average Thursdays at work. Hot tip: Try it out with a pair of faux leather leggings and don't be surprised when it becomes your go-to outfit for the next few months.
5. PRADA CARDHOLDER
Swap your overstuffed wallet for a sleek, organized cardholder, like this black leather version from Prada. The six slots allow you to keep your most-used cards on-hand—plus a little bit of cash—and will fit in even the smallest cross-body bag.
6. ZIMMERMANN 'CARNABY' DRESS
Just add knee-high brown leather boots and you're ready for brunch. Or, in the event that a socially-distanced formal soirée ends up on your calendar, swap the boots for strappy brown heels .
7. SAINT LAURENT TOTE BAG
This is one investment piece that you'll never regret buying. The classic Saint Laurent tote is roomy enough to fit a laptop and your daily essentials but it's sleek enough that you'll want to brag about it to all your friends and co-workers.
8. RE/DONE 'STOVE PIPE' JEANS
If your go-to black jeans are looking a little faded these days, upgrade to this pair from Re/Done. They're simply reworked vintage Levi's that are designed to flatter your booty and waist. So yeah, you'll get plenty of wear out of them.