Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale on Now!

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Gotta love Nordstrom for their quality and brand name selection.  You’ll find between 20% to 40% off of sweet products like 7 for All Mankind, True Religion, The North Face, Nordstrom brand, Kenneth Cole, Ed Hardy, and more!

Here are some samples of this half-yearly sale.

AG Jeans Protege Straight Leg

AG Jeans Protege Straight Leg

AG Jeans Protege Straight Leg

Was $168, now $109.90

Joseph Abboud Two-Button Suit

Joseph Abboud Two-Button Suit

Joseph Abboud Two-Button Suit

Was $695, now $414.90

50% Off After Christmas Sale at Express.com

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Check out the after Christmas sale from Express.com!

Driving Cap

Express Driving Cap Glenn Plaid

Driving Cap Glenn Plaid

Was $29.50, now $19.99 and take an additional 20% off!

Express Fitted Military Shirt White Stripe

Express Fitted Military Shirt White Stripe

Fitted Military Shirt

Was $59.50, now $29.99, and take an additional 20% off!

Express St. Michael Graphic Tee

Express St. Michael Graphic Tee

St. Michael Graphic Tee

Was $39.50, now $14.99 and take an additional 20% off!

Express Cotton Crew-Neck Sweater

Express Cotton Crew-Neck Sweater

Cotton Crew-Neck Sweater

Was $39.50, now $19.99 and take an additional 20% off!

Express Velvet Fedora Hat

Express Velvet Fedora Hat

Velvet Fedora Hat

Was $39.50, now $19.99 and take an additional 20% off!

Check more of their fantastic sales at Express.com!

Collection of High End Fashion Web Sites for Men

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Below is a small collection of high-end fashion web sites that either target men specifically or contain a plethora of designers for the metro guy like yours truly.  Some of these sites may be a little avant garde to some, while to others it may just seem a perfect fit.  I can even see some of you guys would rather shop at John Deere than shop at these fine stores.  But for all you good men fashionistas, check out the sites and let me know what you think!

Aloharag.com

Aloha Rag

Aloha Rag

Farfetch.com

FarFetch.com

FarFetch.com

Oaknyc.com

OakNYC.com

OakNYC.com

Revolveclothing.com

Revolveclothing.com

Revolveclothing.com

Groominglounge.com

GroomingLounge.com

GroomingLounge.com

Six Ways Retailers Will Trick You To Spend More

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Six Ways Retailers Will Trick You To Spend More

I found this shopping article on Yahoo’s site, and could totally see how the article — and retailers — can conduct the “tricks.”

But really though, some of these so-called tricks already exist and have existed for quite a long time in the retail industry, and shouldn’t be too much of a shock for everyone this season (and any other season).  Retailers are here to make money by selling their products, and to do so, consumers have to be the main force that drive the business.  Having worked in retail for many years, I remember the upsells and cross-sells of “free shipping,” “save $50 off when you buy $150” and “buy one get one for 50% off” brings traffic to sales floors and cash registers.  Maybe back in the day when the world wasn’t in a recession, this wouldn’t have been as meaningful as it is in this moment.  “Frugality is definitely the way of life today,” the article quotes, and how true that is for all of us who are cash-strapped this season.  It makes for a heavy case of after Christmas sales shopping, when retailers are gearing up for newer inventory by adding on heavier discounts on existing sales, and also expands/confirms the mentality for us bargain shoppers that a deal loaded with heavy incentives is a very big deal.

Do you agree that the slashed prices, heavy discounts, and the like can/does influence the consumer to buy a product in a recession?