Spring Sales! 18 Awesome Things Below Retail Right Now

3.1 Phillip Lim Leather Bomber Jacket with Trompe l'Oeil Collar, $695, at Shopbop-
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 2:50 PM EDT

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It's an overwhelming time of year. Sample sales are upon us, every site you check in on weekly is unloading merchandise, every store has a sale sign in the window and your inbox is filled with about 10 million promo codes.

I mean, deals aren't a bad problem to have, you just have to maneuver the right way for maximum leverage. Read: do your homework and get those Alex Wang shoes for the cheapest price possible. When you see a piece you love, always, always check the brand's e-commerce site because they often have the steepest discounts.

Give Gilt a break for a bit and get in on some online sales from your top sites from Shopbop to LaGarconne and everything in between. Click through for 18 pieces that we would love whether they were below retail or not (except they are! woohoo!)

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