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Hot off the heels of its Black Friday weekend promotion, Madewell seems to be feeling extra generous this week and is back with a new offer! And with so many lovely new arrivals, like the subtly festive Silk Flutter-Hem Dress in Star Mix ($148) above, I’m ready to deck the halls with Madewell order boxes!
Here’s the offer: Take 20% off your $100+ purchase, and 30% off your $200+ purchase. Use the code OHWHATFUN at checkout. Sounds great, right? Well there’s a bit of a record-scratch to this one. The exclusions list is pretty long and includes all leather apparel (le sigh), the Transport collection (deeper sigh), cashmere (angsty sigh), shearling (woeful sigh) and all third-party stuff. What does that leave, you may be wondering? While it’s sad to see so many items left out of this Christmas list, there’s still plenty of goodies! And every participating item is clearly marked on its product page. Let’s take a look at some of the items I’m currently dreaming of.
There are several gorgeous new dresses that are party-ready yet classic enough to be worn year-round. It’s no surprise many of them are close to selling out, like the Flutter-Sleeve Mini Dress ($98) you see above. (Love the shoe choice here.) You may also want to act quickly on the high-necklined Amaryllis Ruffle Dress in Lilypad Hearts ($148) which is very flattering on and a good length.
It’s interesting how Madewell can push my limits and tempt me into items I wouldn’t ordinarily be interested in. Take the Silk Waterlily Ruffle Dress (now $100). Online, I felt dubious about its color and shape. In-store I saw it styled with the Metallic Quilted Military Jacket ($168) looking great together, and when I tried on the outfit for myself I adored the dress! The jacket is nice but a bit too oversized for my taste.
I also want to mention a couple of dresses that are excluded from the promotion online, but are so pretty they might be worth your investment anyway. First is the perfectly cheery and boho Daphna Floral Dress ($165), and the other is the flowy, gorgeous — stunning really — Silk Pandores Tie Dress ($450). I don’t want to mislead or make any promises but sometimes, sometimes when I’m making large purchases in-store during these promos they’ll allow me to apply the discount on these excluded items too. Again, no promises and certainly the store is likely to say no but I do want to mention it in case you’re feeling brave. 😊
From sweaters and shoes to jewelry and bags, my picks from this promo are below. What will you get during Madewell’s holiday offer? For those wondering if the offers will get better, I doubt it. After Christmas we can expect sale on sale, but for full-price items this is as good as I expect it to get.