Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday…. Does it Affect You?

So, considering it’s Cyber Monday, I wonder if there’s anything on sale today that you’ve been eyeing, and really can’t live without. Are there any underground sites doing something special for Cyber Monday that I need to know about? I’d love to hear from both the guys and the gals.


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  1. J_Golightly

    November 26, 2012 at 9:29 am

    I cant’ tell you about those underground sites
    because they wouldn’t be underground anymore.


  2. andreea

    November 26, 2012 at 9:33 am

    my new motto is all you need is less :)

  3. Emily

    November 26, 2012 at 9:53 am

    while I love the tradition of cyber monday, i feel that it’s just that, a tradition. I’ve found some fine deals on things that I already wanted for the holiday but unfortunately nothing else that pops out at me. It seems easy to get caught up in the excitement of the day but really, most of the sales I’ve seen aren’t all that special or enticing, perhaps these days we still think there’s a cache attached to Cyber Monday and Black Friday.

    • Chaucee

      November 26, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      I agree! It seems like stores are really only offering like 10% or 20% off. Those are the kind of sales that you find throughout the year.

  4. Marieve

    November 26, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I purchased a coat and two handbags (one for myself, one as a Xmas gift) from Canadian brand Rudsak. They specialize in leather items and the quality is to die for!
    They are offering 40% off on Cyber Monday.

    Can’t wait to receive my order!!!

    • Tatiana

      November 27, 2012 at 7:18 am

      Great store!

  5. Els

    November 26, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I recently started the Free Fashion Challenge; no clothes shopping for me until October 2013. So I don’ t need to fuss about the sales.

    • Buki of James1542

      November 26, 2012 at 11:24 am

      Els, that’s a pretty bold challenge! I don’t shop often, I design many of my clothing but when I do shop it’s thrift or vintage. I’d like to try out this challenge on a specific item of clothing like scarves… Thanks for sharing!

      • Els

        November 28, 2012 at 3:18 pm

        I’d love to design my own clothes, I’ve started to adjust and upcycle what I have know to get more wear out of them, but the challenge is not to buy new material either, so I am working with what I have (clothes and material). However after this year I’d love to design and make most of my own clothes. You may also like this site:

    • Ana from Brazil

      November 26, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      Hi, Els,

      wow, it is the first time I hear about the Free Fashion Challenge, it is awsome! Thanks for sharing, I will spread this idea among my friends, and seriously think about doing it myself.

      All the best,

      • Els

        November 28, 2012 at 3:15 pm

        Well, if you do decide to take it on, let me know via Facebook Free Fashion Challenge. I’d love to hear how you’re getting on.

    • libellule

      November 26, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      I started my own tradition where I don’t shop for clothes or shoes or anything fashion related for one season. Its hard to choose which season to do this for however!

      • Els

        November 28, 2012 at 3:20 pm

        So you have done this already, not buying for one season. What would be your motivation to choose a particular season (summer/winter) for not shopping and what did you get out of it?

  6. Michelle Snow

    November 26, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Emerson Made is having a sitewide sale today. I’ve had my eye on their elegant pinstripe suit and now I’m going to snatch it up.

    • Erika

      November 27, 2012 at 1:07 am

      I love their clothes..can’t afford any now but nice, nice

      This is where I work and we are having 50% off – I actually set the sale to go til I turn it off so until 9amPST tomorrow. We make everything right in SF

  7. Irena Bozhilova

    November 26, 2012 at 10:25 am

  8. Rosario

    November 26, 2012 at 10:30 am

    You may check this gorgeous and cozy handmade sweaters from Oveja Negra, some designs have a 15%OFF only for today

  9. Rachelle

    November 26, 2012 at 11:01 am

    the best sales are when there’s nothing going non. During the holiday they had the same sales they have been having all week. they just word them differently complete scam lol.

  10. Candice @ NotesFromABroad

    November 26, 2012 at 11:14 am

    I look at them all online but I don’t shop online.
    I live in Argentina. Getting things delivered here is a game of chance .

  11. Ariel

    November 26, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Cyber Monday doesn’t really affect me too much. A ton of brands that have discounts today aren’t really worth the hassle. Left Field NYC is pretty underground (at least in my opinion) that’s offering 15% off with the code LFBF15 with some pretty cool pieces that anyone can add to their collection. Hope this helped and also hoping to run into you soon here in NYC!


    • Justin | The Sartorialist

      November 26, 2012 at 11:37 am

      Hi Ariel,

      That’s a great mention. I used to check the site a bunch in the past, so this was a good reminder, thanks!

  12. Liz

    November 26, 2012 at 11:33 am

    I never shop online…I need to try things on! and I love leaving the store with a bag! lol

  13. sbeal

    November 26, 2012 at 11:36 am

    The dannijo sale…sigh…want everything.

  14. vogue or die

    November 26, 2012 at 11:58 am

    I actually think it’s a great opportunity for those like me who don’t live in big cities. Almost every online shop has free shipping today, so I went to Stylebop and found this:, a black wool coat from the new collection of See by ChloĂ©, one of my favourites. When I saw it, it was love at first sight, overall because I always wear black. It’s like an addiction. It’s such a pity that I can’t afford it!

    Hope you all can find something, I’ll buy some t-shirts at Monki to fulfill the emptiness that piece of perfection left in my heart.


  15. Monsieur Marcel

    November 26, 2012 at 11:59 am

    I’m totally bummed-out… I didn’t go on-line early enough to buy those mock-necks Lands’ End had on sale for 8 bucks.

  16. Jane

    November 26, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I’ve been admiring these bags from Moop for quite some time and they are having a 10% sale today (with code WITHGRATITUDE). Sadly, I only have money for absolutely essential items … like food. : )

  17. Gian Luca M

    November 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    sorry … someone would be kind enough to explain me what is the Cyber Monday? thanks

    Gian Luca M

    • Alyssa | The Sartorialist

      November 26, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      Cyber Monday is when a lot of shopping sites (not just fashion, but electronics and basically everything) goes on sale in time for the holiday season. Some of the sales just last the day, but a lot of them start before (like on Black Friday) and continue on. It’s kind of a marketing thing. It’s so very American.

  18. Natalia

    November 26, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Thanks for this post! It inspired me me to check on a pair of Won Hundred shoes I’ve been eyeing since July. Had it not been for your comments, I would not have gone to this site to find them… finally….at 50% off. Score! Yes, less is more.

    • M.

      November 26, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      Natalia, they should be paying YOU to wear these ;—)
      But if you’re happy, I’m happy.

  19. Amber

    November 26, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Don’t know if this counts as underground but Alabama Chanin is having a Cyber Monday Sale… They have such beautiful things and are an inspiring business to boot.

  20. Andria R

    November 26, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I wish I knew of some undergroud websites. When it comes to Cyber Monday, I find that the best deals come from places like Amazon. But for fashion, Romwe is doing a pretty decent sale.

    Indie Punk Goddess

  21. katherine

    November 26, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Not underground at all, but the best sale I’ve seen was Ralph Laurent Rugby, 30% off regular items and an extra 50% off sale if I remember correctly.
    I always find they’re good for basics with a little bit of a twist, especially mixing men’s and women’s wear… even if they’re not the most innovative brand.

    • Alyssa | The Sartorialist

      November 26, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      Since they’re shuttering I wonder if their prices will get slashes further before the Rugby stores close…

      • katherine

        November 26, 2012 at 6:41 pm

        I hadn’t heard about that… too bad. Maybe with the new-ish Denim & Supply line it was spread too thin. I hope they have a big blow-out though before they do close, would be good to stock up on some staple items

  22. Martina

    November 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Wow, interesting to see so many comments here about not having the money to take advantage of the sales. It really IS a tough economy. At least I’m alone.

  23. Amanda

    November 26, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    The Corner is doing 30% off on everything.. But only if you are on the mailing list it seems and clicking from the email announcing the sale. The discount applies to items that are already marked down. Try the link below but not sure if it will work:

    I snapped up a pair of wine red suede gianvitto rossi heels which I have been thinking about since I saw a girl wearing sthg similar on this blog a couple of months ago.

  24. Mari-Bella

    November 26, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I think this may be slightly underground – one of my fiance’s favorite LA based jewelry designers, Marie Todd, has a big sale the day after Cyber Monday (tomorrow) and I believe it goes for an entire week. Looks like 50% off everything. She has a fantastic candle line too. Xmas gifts here I come!!

  25. M Ruth

    November 26, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Well this was funny. I price shopped for a stovetop stainless milk steamer last Wed, then again on Saturday and today. Prices were way UP from last Wed. I found for $60 on Wed, and the lowest on Sat and today was $65 all the way up to $129 for the same brand and model. Hmmmm……

  26. Blake

    November 26, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    These guys have really cool Bow Ties on SALE! Just picked up a few for this coming weekend!


  27. Sara

    November 26, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Rifle Paper Co. – beautiful stationary 30% off with “CYBERMONDAY30″. Finally got the cities calendar I’ve been lusting over.

    • rena

      November 26, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      Love Rifleco!

    • Olivia

      November 27, 2012 at 5:45 am

      I love Rifle too! Just bought a bunch of lovely things!

  28. Phil Southwell

    November 26, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Black Milk Clothing has 50% off a great range of leggings…

  29. M.

    November 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    To M Ruth, above.I worked in marketing. It’s called “perceived value.”

    Stores get rid of the stuff that are not otherwise selling… which is okay if you actually want the thing you are buying.

  30. Genevieve

    November 26, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    A killer designer t-shirt shop in New Orleans, which just launched a special holiday tee, is offering free domestic shipping from their Etsy shop w/ code ‘Monday26′

  31. Amy

    November 26, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Have you heard of They offer up to 50% cashback on everything. There are 2500 deals uploaded daily and for cyber monday there were a ton, especially through shopbop, nordstrom, etc. I even got a cheap plain ticket from expedia. (It’s basically an online mall)

    ps. I love your site, I check it obsessively twice a day.

    Amy :)

  32. Erika

    November 27, 2012 at 1:11 am

    I stocked up on body wash at Anthropologie over the weekend. I decided in advance that I would buy only toiletries, I have enough clothes and shoes. I however cannot get enough soap. It was marked down from $24 to $6 – I bought 6 bottles !

  33. Matt

    November 27, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Had been eyeing a Billy Reid coat for some weeks now, debating on whether or not to splurge @ Mr. Porter. I signed on yesterday to admire – and found that it was 50% off. Then, when checking out, I forgot that I had store credit from a pair of jeans I returned earlier this year. Ended up getting a great piece for about 200 bucks!

  34. Fleur

    November 27, 2012 at 4:59 am

    Hello! A bit late but wanted to share a site: Don’t know if it is underground in NY but in the Netherlands, I can guarantee you, it is. Comfortable clothes, not too expensive and always a bit edgy. AND very important: you don’t see these clothes hanging in the windows. Unique in my believe!

  35. Michael

    November 27, 2012 at 6:08 am

    Don’t want to appear self righteous but I loathe these shopping concepts and the dumbing down of Christmas to ‘the holidays’ or ‘holiday period’. . .

  36. Yas

    November 28, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Well considering its Wednesday and the are still cyber Mondays going on, the sales must have been at an all time low. I personally believe in wallets. I think you need to express yourself through clothes responsibly, because how you dress can effect other people’s mood. A nice old cut, fitted blazer can bring one back to childhood memories and an ill fitted shirt or dress can have the same effect in reverse. Wallets are the one thing that are personal, all for you, from you, for you. So I splurged on a Kate spade wallet and card holder

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