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Just two weeks ago, word broke that embattled brand Nasty Gal would live to see another day thanks to an acquisition from Boohoo. The news was long awaited after the once-thriving e-commerce pioneer filed for bankruptcy back in November. It’s good news for any fans of the brand, but also (apparently) good news for anyone in hunt of a deal, as the prices for current stock continue to get slashed: Today, in light of what we assume to be a mass overhaul of inventory, the brand announced a major 70% off everything sale (that’s down from 50% off everything on Saturday).
If you can weed through the bulky, somewhat eccentric selection — like these (hilarious) over-the-knee clear, seemingly plastic boots — there’s actually a lot of really good stuff. And while it might be fair to assume the discounts could go further, now is the time to shop before too many sizes sell out and everything gets totally picked over.
Basics are a good place to start, specifically lingerie and swimwear. There are tons of really easy bralettes and slip dresses priced at less than $10, such as this scalloped lace bra for $5.40, and this bodycon slip dress for $8.50 available in white, tan, and black. For swimsuits, expect a handful of those very ‘90s high-cut one piece suits in a range of colors and patterns.
As far as actual clothes go, highlights include all different types of jackets — from metallic vegan leather motos ($35.40) to classic camel trench coats ($53.40) — and tons of great sweaters, largely under $30.
It’s also important to note that the site carries other brands, too, so you’ll find certain pieces here at drastically lower prices than other retailers where they’re currently in stock. High-demand names include shoe brands like Intentionally Blank (check out these lace-up block heels, which are down to $58.50 from $195) and Jeffery Campbell (the brand’s metallic slides are now $33, originally $110).