An upgrade opportunity.
There are two mindsets to shopping deals: Buying what you would consider your go-to brands at a deeper discount, or buying higher quality brands on sale making them about the same price as your regular go-to brands pre-sale price.
Today we’re kicking off a new series exploring sale finds of the second type. Buying from brands like these has some benefits such as generally better fabrics and construction decreasing cost per wear and improving the overall outfit, more unique or inspired designs, and sometimes more ethical labor or sustainable manufacturing. You could spend $24 on a $34 t-shirt from J.Crew, or you could spend $34 on a $45 American-made Supima cotton t-shirt from Huckberry.
The picks below are a mix of the reasons one would consider spending more on an item.
Made in an ethical and sustainable factory.
Made of 100% USA Supima cotton and sewn in a factory in Los Angeles.
A knit version of the classic Chuck Taylor, this sneaker would look great in a Scandi-inspired outfit.
Based on the legendary OG-107 fatigue pants popular with vintage style buyers.
Spier & Mackay
100% Egyptian cotton, a great price at $65, a deal at $55.
Featuring a full spread collar that will look great with a symmetrical knot.
100% merino wool.
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