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What To Shop For At The Shopbop Surprise Sale

Just when I thought I was going to have issues with packing for my cruise, something awesome happened.

Shopbop decided to have a SURPRISE (up to 40%) OFF SALE! So between today, tomorrorw and the next day, I’m going all out for the Shopbop Surprise Sale. Even though they offer 3-day shipping, you could also link your Amazon Prime account to your Shopbop account and get 2-day shipping – HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!

I know random flash sales can be super overwhelming, so I wanted to give you a few tips and tricks on tackling this one!

Filter by your sizes.

What’s the point of going through a million pages of product if your size is already gone? I love filtering by my sizes during flash sales because then I don’t risk falling in love with something, only to be disappointed when my size is sold out. Definitely tip #1 – I’d do this before doing ANYTHING else.

Be open to buying out-of-season items.

I’m the type of person who tends to shop for “unnecessary” things. And what I mean by that is out-of-season items. Basically, I was shopping for cashmere in the dead of summer (during the Nordstrom sale). And now I’m shopping for summer items during the middle of fall. But you know what? That’s okay!

I know many pieces are going to be super trendy, so you’re going to be nervous they won’t be cool by next summer, but I can promise you there will be pieces you’ll be able to buy now and wear during the summer. And if you’re really lucky, you’ll be able to pull off wearing them in the fall and winter!

Trust me, you’re going to be so happy when you go to wear an item from the Shopbop surprise sale next summer knowing you got it for up to 40% off!

Oh and also, there are a ton of buy now, wear now (or at least “wear in a few weeks” pieces available)!

If you find a staple piece, buy multiple.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll also be denim-obsessed. Once I find a good pair of denim that I feel confident in, I buy multiple pairs at once. This way if the brand happens to discontinue a style I’m obsessed with, I’ll always have a back up pair! Makes SO much sense, no?

For example, these skinny jeans have been my absolute favorites since I was in high school – nuts. I know. I’ve probably bought 4 or 5 pairs throughout the years!

Accessories are key.

Many accessories that I normally wouldn’t buy full-price are part of the Shopbop Surprise Sale. So why the heck would I NOT buy them? I’m loving this suede tote (especially since it’s in navy). Also small leather goods are GREAT holiday gifts for your family and friends – so stock up on things like that!

Shoes are also a must have when it comes to flash sales. Usually pretty timeless shoes go on sale (like these suede pumps or flats)

Act fast!

If you want something, buy it. If you don’t act fast, chances are it’s going to be sold out the next time you go to look at it. Unfortunately, that’s happened oneeeeee too many times. The best part about the Shopbop Surprise Sale is that many of the items are not final sale. So you’ll be able to try on and return if you end up not loving a purchase!


So, in conclusion, the Shopbop Surprise Sale should not make you feel anxious or overwhelmed. Just follow my tips and you’ll be able to sort through items you want in no time!



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  1. 11.1.16
    Rach said:

    Love when shopbop has its sale! Loving those velvet heels you picked out!

    • 11.1.16
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thanks, lady! I was (quite literally) so surprised when I saw it was happening today. I had to buy things fast so they’d be here in time for my cruise!

  2. 11.2.16
    Harmony at Momma To Go said:

    I had never heard of this I’ll have to check it out!!