Deals: How to Look Smart

Searching for a perfect pair of jeans? A great holiday dress? We’ve got a deal for you.

Sweet Treat

Enjoy great bargains without sacrificing style at Old Town’s Treat boutique, now in a bigger location. You’ll find sample-sale pricing all the time on designer names such as Foley & Corinna, Diane von Furstenberg, and Nanette Lepore. Through November, mention The Washingtonian at checkout to receive an additional 20 percent off any purchase of $100 or more.

Baby Talk

Jacadi, the French boutique for the wee set (under age 12), knows that making your little Suri or Shiloh fashionable can be pricey. Bring in this page to get 10 percent off any purchase over $100. Customers who spend $100 or more also can get a free Jacadi backpack while supplies last.

Denim Deals, Shoe Steals

A great pair of jeans is always in style. At the denim mecca National Jean Company, shop the latest in jeans by names such as Current/Elliott, True Religion, and Citizens of Humanity plus casual wear by Ella Moss, Splendid, and LnA.

In November, take 20 percent off any non-sale items by mentioning The Washingtonian at checkout or using the code “Washingtonian” if you shop online. You can also get 20 percent off non-sale shoes by the likes of Stuart Weitzman, Frye, and Sam Edelman at the store’s sister Web site,

Anything but Basic

We’ve been fans of the Basic Boutique Web shop for some time—its fresh and fashion-forward selection of dresses, tops, skirts, and accessories is well edited and wearable. This month, Washingtonian readers can treat themselves to a party dress or adorable accessory by names such as Alexander Wang, Loeffler Randall, and Vena Cava at 25 percent off—just use the code “Washingtonian” at checkout.

Gilted Age

You can buy the latest designer creations at up to 70 percent off retail at the online sample-sale site Gilt Groupe. Sales launch at noon daily—members get e-mail alerts—and feature such names as Christian Louboutin, Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera, and Armani. This month, go to to gain access to the invitation-only but free-to-join site. Readers who register before the end of November will receive a $15 credit in their account. Think of it as a nest egg for your Carrie Bradshaw habits.

Loco for Lodis

We can’t help but covet Lodis’s ultra-versatile leather goods. From briefcases and satchels to clutches and wallets, the design house offers a rainbow of hues and a selection of styles to appease any purse lover’s fancy. Through the end of the year, Washingtonian readers can use the code “Lodis2009” to get 20 percent off any purchase—including that perfect holiday-party clutch.

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