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Welcome to Racked's Shopping Cart Comparisons, a column that investigates how far a budget will stretch at three different stores on any given week.
With fall lines trickling into stores already and September mags hitting the newsstands, it has taken an act of immense willpower to restrict our weekly shopping habit to the sales tab. But we have budgets to stick to and many more weeks of sweatiness to account for, so we'll get right to it. First and foremost, Madewell is knocking an extra 20% off its sale section, making this an auspicious time to get some summer-to-fall transition pieces. And if that doesn't do it for you Anthropologie and Opening Ceremony are also boasting a pretty extensive range of sale items. Here's what we're taking home tonight.
Madewell total: $259.57 (was $324.46)
(1) Spotshadow Brigade Jacket, $89.99 (was $128) (2) The Dispatch Clutch, $69.99 (was $98) (3) Colorstitch Heel, $79.99 (was $188) (4) Shrunken Drop Dot Shirt, $34.99 (was $72.00) (5) Denim Midi Shorts in Lasso Wash, $49.50 (was $65)
Opening Ceremony total: $236
(1) Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Cotton Eyelet Pinafore Top, $75 (was $250) (2) Centrico Elastic Strap Open-Toe Wedges, $74 (were $245) (3) Opening Ceremony Flare Skinny Pant, $87 (was $290)
Anthropologie total: $254
(1) Across Oceans Bucket Hat, $29.99 (2) Kanoko Striped Tank, $29.95 (was $42) (3) Twinkle Lineation Cuff, $19.95 (was $28) (4) Ava Sunglasses, $19.95 (was $38) (5) Monogram Wrap Bracelet, $19.95 (was $32) (6) Henrietta Slingbacks, $79.95 (was $178) (7) Hummingbird Poplin Skirt $49.95 (was $98)