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Maybe we're stuck in the past, but August will forever put us in the mood for back-to-school shopping. And this rampant nostalgia (or, for all you lucky college-goers out there, actual, real-life back-to-school fever) isn't lost on the retail world, so be sure to check out special campus-friendly discounts this weekend at Topshop and American Apparel, among eight others we've rounded up for you. Ten sales not enough? Check out the Dealfeed Radar for all the discount happenings this weekend.
Club Monaco: Got some vacation days left? Get to a beach, like, now, and consider outfitting yourself in the laid-back looks that are currently populating Club Monaco's sale section. Yup, up to 60% off means breezy chic comes at equally breezy prices.
The Outnet: The Outnet is rocking a respectable Erdem sale right now, with prices starting at $180, but if you don't find anything there, maybe check out the print-tastic designer sale also happening. Loads of pieces from Peter Pilotto, Jonathan Saunders, Tibi, Jill Stuart, and Christopher Kane are looking mighty covetable. They still cost a pretty penny, but 65% off a pretty penny!
Shopbop: We've long given up hope that we will get over our Shopbop dependency, so now we just go with it, making time every week to see what's new in the up to 70% off sale section. J Brand, Diane von Furstenberg, Joie?It's all there and it's all addictively available for a steal.
American Apparel: Say what you will about American Apparel, the brand knows its market, and that market is cool enough for school. So right now get, 15% off your purchase of $150 with the code BTR1, 20% off of $250 with BTR2, and 25% off of $350 with BTR3. Downside is we might have to go back to math class to figure out the best deal there.
Topshop: The British trend emporium that is Topshop is offering 20% off students' purchases. As if we needed another reason to rue the day we graduated.
Madewell: This is one for the patient Madewell shoppers: If last week's extra 20% off sale items at didn't sway you, perhaps an extra 30% off sale items will? Check it out; There are new items in the bin, too!
Aloha Rag: This sale is perfect for anyone who would rather pay $250 than $1,200 for well-crafted and gorgeous shoes. Or, even more reasonably, cough up $150-ish for a girl by Band of Outsiders or Alexander Wang dress that were originally priced at more than $450. Go look! Now!
Barney's: The sale has reached new heights this week with up to 85% off men's and women's goods. Check out the selection and pray to ye Barney's Warehouse gods for more markdowns.
Old Navy: We got a pleasant surprise while perusing Old Navy's new arrivals. There are plenty of easy-to-wear button downs and breezy tops that make it under the $20 mark with the 25% off sale. And some are even peasant tops that don't even make you look like you fell into a Woodstock '69 time warp, which is impressive. Also, pick up some denim while you're there—it's all discounted.
Kate Spade: Items have been marked up to 50% off, making this an auspicious time to shop some of the classic handbags available. They even scoot under $100 on occasion.