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The 10 Best Summer Sales to Shop for Fall Looks

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The month of August is always a little awkward in the fashion world. Just as temperatures and summer sales hit their heights, fall's coolest looks are arriving in magazines and stores. That said, it's actually the perfect time to scour the sales, like Madewell, Steven Alan, and blazer superstar Katherine Hooker, for the best transitional pieces to bridge the two seasons. So if you've got fall on the brain, here are the top 10 sales to hit for a leg up on the new season. Ten not enough for you? See all the sales happening this weekend over on our Dealfeed Radar.

Bergdorf Goodman: New picks have joined the other awesome picks in Bergdorf's 40% off sale, so head there to find amazing choices from Diane von Furstenberg, Acne, Gryphon, and so many others. The sale section is almost too big to play favorites but shoes and dresses are vying for the lead.

Katherine Hooker Betty Dress Flared $445.63 (was $601.99) and Tallulah Jacket

Katherine Hooker:
Wouldn't you know it? This Kate Middleton favorite and all-around up-and-comer Katherine Hooker has a sale going on. Hop on the opportunity to grab some heady blazers for fall for an extra 25% off.

Gap Cherry Print Blouson Dress $41.96 (was $59.95) and Gap Nautical Shift Dress $41.96 (was $59.95)

Gap: This is a must-shop sale because you can split your shopping bag between basics, summer pieces, and the first fall shipments, and then take 30% off the whole shebang. Boom.

Staring at Stars Ruched Leg Trouser, $29.99 (was $69.00) and Urban Outfitters BDG Cigarette Mid-Rise Jean $29.99 (was $68)

Urban Outfitters: They're counting down the final days of the summer sale, so take the opportunity to get a leg up with super cheap and trendy pants, shorts, dresses, tops. We're loving the printed trousers as the best summer nights to fall days picks.

Kate Spade Tricolor Zahara Dress $298 (was $498) and Katie Spade Striped Kerrigan Dress $298 (was $498)

Kate Spade: There's nothing quite like a Kate Spade sale to round out a super sweet look since the season's most demure fair is all marked down significantly. How darling!

Steven Alan Boyfriend Shirt $129 (was $168) and Steven Alan Le Mont St. Michel $139 (was $255)

Steven Alan: Find all the perfect collared buttondowns and sharp casual pieces here for an extra 30% off. It's like a summer party, but online...and it's just you...hanging out with awesome clothes.

Winter Suede Dress, $223.99 (was $395) and Sweatshirt Dress, $39.99 (was $68)

Madewell: Something about Madewell's nerdy chic styling and easy to wear separates keeps us coming back for more. And then they go and offer 20% off sale styles. Well played, Madewell.

Marni Short Dress, $335 (was $748) and Maison Martin Margiela Dress, $79 (was $165) 10,236 items marked down up to 75% off. You do the math because we're too busy shopping the Marni, Catherine Malandrino, Lanvin, Acne, and Maison Martin Margiela to bother.

girl by Band of Outsiders Dress, $137.50 (was $550) and Helmut Lang Dress, $297 (was $495)

Goldyn: This site offers a curated selection of pieces by Chloé, Helmut Lang, girl by Band of Outsiders, McQ, T by Alexander Wang, among others, so it's worth a perusal. And bonus: Most of the frocks, pants, bags, accessories, and tops are marked down by well over 50%.

Rare Baroque Sequin Triangles Body-Conscious Dress, $90.26 (was $129.43) and Oasis Embellished Crystal Dress, $178.82 (was $255.45)

Through tomorrow, get 30% off peplums, playsuits, and sequinned numbers—you know, just in case you're late on those trends. This might be the perfect time to figure out how to rework these spring standbys for fall. Creativity!

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