Madewell’s sale goes an extra 40% off!!

Madewell’s all, ‘We see your extra 40% off sale and we’ll match it!’ Hooray!!

Not to be outdone by all the other retailers, Madewell this morning announced that its sale items are now an extra 40% off through Thursday. Use code BIGSALE. This promo is valid both in-store and online.

Inside, my favorite sale picks…I have to warn that some of them are selling out from right under me!

Let’s start with dresses, where pretty frocks like the Silk Lowlight Lace-Inset Mini Dress (now $140 + 40% off, above, also in pink) went from ‘like to have’ to ‘must have!!’ with this promo. One would probably like a nice warm coat to wear over it right now, which is where the City Grid Coat in burnished cedar (now $180 + 40% off) or colorblock (now $200 + 40% off) come in — both are warm but not hugely voluminous on!

Over in cute shirt land, I’m a proud owner of the Lakeside Peplum Shirt in Buffalo Check (now $30 + 40% off, above) and completely jealous of everyone who lands the top for such a steal! The top runs short so I sized all the way up to large for length and yes it’s huge on me, but comfy and fun on the weekends. Perfect for hiding too many pancakes at brunch and such.

Perhaps you need a sweater to go over your top, in which case I’ve got some recommendations. Firstly, I have raved repeatedly about the Southfield Mockneck Sweater (now $70 + 40% off) and will do so again here because it is perfection! But if you think mocknecks are a mockery and want something else, there’s the Cashmere Convertible Turtleneck Sweater in Cableknit (now $170 + 40% off) and the equally wonderful Classic Cable Pullover Sweater (now $70 + 40% off) which Madewell made in boatneck one year and I wish I’d bought 7 because it was so amazing! The crewneck is nearly as good.

Time to accessorize. Let’s start in shoes, where the ultra-comfy Billie Boots in leather (now $160 + 40% off, above) are here to please at a promotional discount, as are such pretties as the Lainy Sandal in Velvet (soooooo yummy, now $100 + 40% off) are a downright steal of a crime of a closet bragging right. Another velvet beauty is the Inez Ankle Strap Shoe in Velvet (now $100 + 40% off).

The Julie Flat in Velvet (now $100 + 40% off) is flying into low stock as I write this, but the Julie Flat in Suede (now $60 + 40% off) has much more size selection as of this writing. I love my green Mira Heels, and the burgundy (now $100 + 40% off) is a great buy too.

Over in jewelry, the After Midnight Necklace Set (now $19-$23 + 40% off) is a versatile piece, and I like the playfulness of the Tassel Layered Chain Necklace (now $30 + 40% off). One more great steal? Select colors of the Transport Satchel (now $150 + 40% off) are on sale too!

Although some of these items (and many other Madewell sale goodies) are flying out of stock, they are still plentiful in-store. For example I saw lots of sizes of the Julie Flat in Velvet (now $100 + 40% off) during my lunch break at the Flatiron (NYC) Madewell, and more down in Soho. So use this post both as a buying guide and perhaps an inspiration guide too!


  1. klj1
    January 10, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    I just got the suede Julie flats at 40% off of 59.99 ….35.00 at my store the other cute!
    I am typically a 6.5 and sized down to a 6. They seemed roomy to me.

    • January 11, 2017 / 12:11 am

      Such an awesome pickup. 🙂

  2. Nam
    January 10, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    OT Ladies!!!!

    I was in the store today and of course sale room was flooded. SA told me NO MORE FURTHER DISCOUNT. New markdowns this friday or Monday.YAY!!!!!!!!

    • Nam
      January 10, 2017 / 11:52 pm

      Wow!!!1 May be this dress is hitting sale soon

    • Dina
      January 11, 2017 / 2:17 am


  3. January 10, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    Exciting! Roxy I bit on the Transport Satchel in Dark Cabernet…..hoping the dye is ok….for $100 it was worth the try! Can't wait to get it!

    • January 11, 2017 / 12:12 am

      Love it Gina! Please report back when you get it, and use it.

    • Dina
      January 11, 2017 / 2:14 am

      I like them both!

    • Katrover
      January 11, 2017 / 3:56 am

      I like the jacket!

    • January 11, 2017 / 11:34 am

      Not a fan of the sweater, but the jacket's very cute! Great finds, thanks for sharing!

      • Jess
        January 11, 2017 / 7:09 pm

        Same! I like the jacket a lot, very cool but the sweater not so much. I usually just adore embroidery but I don't like the gold buttons or the acrylic or how it's shaped. It actually looks like something my grandmother would wear in the eighties so I'll pass on that one.

    • Lori
      January 11, 2017 / 1:43 pm

      Thanks for sharing. As a lover of Anthro Cardigans, this one seems too old fashioned for my taste. The jacket however is great.

  4. Dina
    January 10, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    New markdowns, like first cuts only?

    • Dina
      January 11, 2017 / 4:17 am

      I guess no more further discounts also means no 2nd cuts. That's okay because there's only one other thing I want that's still full price and I returned a lot of things I bought so far for fit issues, etc. (still keeping a lot too though).

      • Dee
        January 11, 2017 / 8:22 am

        might mean no additional % off but I wouldn't be surprised if there are no more 2nd cuts either.

      • Nam
        January 11, 2017 / 1:16 pm

        No one knows Dina. They might do 2nd/3rd cuts too as the inventory is not moving specially if they are not doing further discount

  5. evb
    January 10, 2017 / 11:54 pm

    OT – Roxy does Nordstrom's ever have a jewelry sale?

    I want to get one of these Monica Vinader bracelets but I can't justify the price. Any suggestions?… I've looked on eBay and Posh but they only have the old style.

    • January 11, 2017 / 11:34 am

      They do, but I've never seen a specific jewelry sale, it's markdowns as part of a general sale.

      I don't know which tone you want but Saks has the gold: and it's much more likely that they'll have a friends and family type sale before Nordstrom marks it down.

      • evb
        January 11, 2017 / 1:42 pm

        Ok, thanks for the info. I want the rose gold one. I looked at her website and she has all sorts of lovely things so maybe it's time to upgrade some of my regular Anthropologie work earrings (usually the pave posts or some other posts) for these:

  6. Dina
    January 11, 2017 / 12:54 am

    I think I'm seeing some new cuts on pants now, none that I want though!

  7. Dina
    January 11, 2017 / 2:50 am

    I see some new tops with cuts now too, also nothing I want!

  8. Shari
    January 11, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    I love the madewell high rise coated skinny jeans. I have a number of pair but love these as they are a bit less coated and the can be washed. I got them at 30% off. Good luck to those that can snag them at 40% off.

  9. Dina
    January 11, 2017 / 11:42 am

    I hope they do!

  10. buenosiris
    January 11, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    I was in the Rockefeller store yesterday, and everything in Sale was 50% off. Maybe they're saving that for in-store only as online it's still 40%.

    • January 11, 2017 / 6:02 pm

      interesting, I was at the bethesda store last week and the harbor east, baltimore, store yesterday, and both had only 40% off. I think some stores if their sale selections are really large might be pushing it to 50% off, but bethesda was pretty picked clean even at 40% off.

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