Last Call! SSENSE Is Making it Really, Really Hard for You to Say No

Leandra Medine | July 16, 2014

There is an argument that says when considering sales it’s not about how much money you spend, it’s about how much you save. This seems like a distorted if not entirely careless tenet because if, for example, something costs a billion dollars but is, drumroll please, 90% off, who’s to say that you — or I — have any business going into debt on the account of dollars “saved”? What about those that have gone spent?

I like to think that when e-tailers launch their not-so-end-of-season sales, they understand this lament.


And every single time this happens, I do the same thing and not consider the dollars spent but instead marvel in those that have been saved. When I say “this” I am referring to the bi-annual SSENSE sale, which starts at 30% then escalates and becomes 60% off, then 70% until finally, for three glorious days, everything on sale is an additional 20% off. Practically free, you know? Only not free at all.

This season, I forewent liquid assets for one floral print Nina Ricci skirt and a pair of white linen pants that make me feel like a Backstreet Boy in pursuit of the perfect wind shower.

I could have gone on longer with Oliver Peoples’ optical specs but I don’t wear glasses, and Charlotte Olympia’s red and black suede booties but they didn’t have my size. I’d considered the culottes of Roksanda Ilincic and the bathing suits of Mary Kantrantzou and Kenzo but then I had to say to myself, self slow your roll. Be a friend and share the wealth.

So here we are. Happy $hopping.

  • maud.schellekens

    So cool, thanks for sharing!

    XOXO Maud


  • Allison

    God, I’ve been going back and forth on a particular Christopher Kane dress for…well, quite some time. And from $1,000+ to $300, I think I’m just going to have to bite the bullet. Happy $hopping, $ad bank account.

  • AnnCates

    It’s so true! honestly I always check the sales the first thing when I go into a store even though there might be something cheaper that’s not on sale….I don’t know why I even do this, but I do.
    Much Love, AnnCates xx

  • Alexiada

    I don’t see if they ship internationally, to Europe par example..

    • Inge

      Yes they do, but be careful, i live in Germany and i bought a scarf (sale) , but i had to pay so much duty and tax so that alle money i saved was away

  • Ella

    Such a good sale! I ordered a pair of Oliver People’s sunglasses that make me look like a retro fruit fly but I think they’re pretty fab.

    xx Ella
    Ella Et Cetera

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  • mystilettolife

    Oh i love a good designer sale! Those red Brian Atwoods are to die for!

  • The Crushworthy

    Awesome! SSense is a Canadian site too so bonus with not having to pay duty for those of us on this side of the border. Those patterned overalls are awesome!

  • Celeste

    The only hurdle separating me and a boundless hankering for online sales (LIKE THIS ONE) is the fact that shipping to New Zealand more often than not costs an arm, a leg and maybe half a soul.

  • Victoria

    I’m not seeing any of the items on sale 🙁

  • donn

    i love it !
    tas ransel wanita