Summer Steals: Sale Pieces You Can Wear Now (and Later)

End-of-summer sales are some of the best places to snag seriously high-end finds for less -- from eternally lovely watercolor prints to transitional items that will get you through fall.

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Saks Fifth Avenue
Bergdorf Goodman
The loose abstract multicolor print and simple silhouette with asymmetric hem makes this an easy to wear summer piece. And the price is fantastic. Thakoon Body-Seamed Dress, originally $1,250, now $312 at Bergdorf Goodman.
Aloha Rag
We’re loving this lightweight, double breasted metallic blazer for a dressed down look in summer. Come holiday season, just add sequins. 3.1 Phillip Lim Platinum Jacket, originally $750, now $375 at Aloha Rag.
If you’re going to rock the snakeskin look, do it in colors that pop, like these exotic five-inch peep-toe platforms. Brian Atwood Whipsnake Slingback, originally $895, now $357.99 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Opening Ceremony
The four outer zippers on It-designer Alexander Wang's already roomy bag expands and retracts to fit all your accoutrements. And the neutral tone ensures it a perfect match for every ensemble. Alexander Wang Rico Bucket Bag originally $800, now $400 at Opening Ceremony.
This strapless navy piece is the barely there look we love for steamy summer days. The dark color will work right into fall, especially when paired with tights and a blazer. And of course, booties. Frank Tell Collection Silk Georgette Dress, , originally $1,397, now $182 at Forward by Revolve.
Saks Fifth Avenue
A statement ribbon necklace in shimmering silk florets that doesn’t overwhelm. And the look is rich enough to wear through winter. Vera Wang Sequin Flower Bib Necklaceoriginally $325, now $161.99 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
La Garçonne
The strong colors of this artistic print silk dress stands alone beautifully this season and will hold its own through winter too. Wear it with chunky booties and tights or strappy red stilettos and a gold clutch. 3.1 Phillip Lim Gathered Waist Dress with Studs, originally $650, now $325 at La Garçonne.
Aloha Rag
Who say’s you shouldn’t view the world through rose-colored glasses? It works for us. Chloe Sunglasses, originally $330, now $165 at Aloha Rag.
The Outnet
We’re loving the 75 percent discount on this adorable cotton tee; In fact, we’d been eyeing it all summer. Stella McCartney Cloud-Print T-Shirt, originally $495, now $123.75 at The Outnet.
Bergdorf Goodman
Gold-tone Swarovski crystals stud the substantial straps of these seriously sexy sandals. If you’ve been coveting an over-the-top shoe, the price says Do. It. Now. Giuseppe Zanotti Jeweled Multi-Strap Sandal, originally $1,975, now $690 at Bergdorf Goodman.
Bergdorf Goodman
If prints aren’t your thing, opt for hot color instead. Red turns to fuschia at the twisted detail at the waist. Donna Karan Collection Draped Dress, originally, $2,495, now $623 at Bergdorf Goodman.
The Outnet
We love a good comeback story, especially at 80 percent off. Halston’s blue suede-covered, rectangular-studded, silver-tone brass cuff is a serious statement piece. Make it your signature. Halston Stud-Embellished Cuff,,, originally $995, now $199 at The Outnet.
Saks Fifth Avenue
This season it’s flowers, flowers everywhere, including your shorts. Try a pretty pleated pair before summer fades. Erdem Silk Floral-Print Shorts, originally $820, now $327.99 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Forward by Revolve
Sophisticated lace-up boots work well from fall through winter and into early spring, with suits, trousers and dresses by day and night, making them a smart investment, especially at the reduced price. Vanessa Bruno Boots in Noir, originally $1,001, now $463 at Forward by Revolve.
Neiman Marcus
All-over rosettes often seem overly "crafty," but in this case, it’s more Carrie Bradshaw, with its satin and crystal-studded petals. Buisson Rose Tote, originally $3,995, now $1,797 at Neiman Marcus.
Bergdorf Goodman
A body-con, banded halter is power-dressing at its sexiest. And a good memento by which to remember the late designer. Alexander McQueen Banded Knit Dress, originally $1,790, now $716 at Bergdorf Goodman.
Opening Ceremony
It's tough not to love a clog shape covered in tassels - it's two trends in one! And the stiletto ensures nobody will dare mistake you for a hippie. Camilla Skovgaard Knot Tassel Clog in greige, originally $695, now $348 at Opening Ceremony.
The Outnet
This multicolored color-block all wool (but fully lined) shift dress slips right on, and at 75 percent off we’re slipping it right into our wardrobe. It will be the perfect remedy for chilly days when you're feeling a bit blah. Emilio Pucci Block-Color Dress, originally $2,580, now $645 at The Outnet.
Bergdorf Goodman
Another amazing print by an amazing designer at an amazing price. Like the others, this simple shift will translate easily into a multi-seasonal outfit.Narciso Rodriguez Asymmetric Shoulder Dress, originally $1,690, now $676 at Bergdorf
The Outnet
You’ve got the nude shoes, now go for the bag. This buttery leather tote with contrasting black piping and zipper details is a neutral you can turn to for any outfit. Missoni Leather Zip-Detail Tote, originally $1,965, now $687.75 at The Outnet.
The Outnet
On the hunt for dressy tops, we spotted this canary yellow silk-blend charmeuse number with a floral jacquard weave of subtle lavender and green. Chris Benz Eva Floral Jacquard Top, originally $795, now $238.50 at The Outnet.
Opening Ceremony
This dramatic crepe de chine wrap dress in a volcanic palette illustrates Peter Pilotto’s mastery of color-drenched prints. It’s still pricey, but we think it’ll be a keeper. Peter Pilotto AKA Dress originally $2,025, now $1,013 at Opening Ceremony.
Barneys New York
Fallon’s multi-rhinestone drop earrings remind us of our junior high days, though they’re a touch more chic than what we wore back then. Fallon Christian Earrings, originally $185, now $99 at Barneys New York.
La Garçonne
Zero + Maria Cornejo’s open toe wedges resemble a bootie on the outside and sexy sandal on the inside. The wooden heel adds heft, while the strap stays dainty. Zero + Maria Cornejo Tate Wedge, originally $495, now $247.50 at La Garçonne.
Saks Fifth Avenue
This cut’s got verve. We’re loving the swingy feel of this Italian crepe jersey design, which is simultaneously sexy and prim. Zac Posen Sleeveless Crepe Jersey Dress, originally $850, now $339.99 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Opening Ceremony
Rock a subtle military look from now through next year with this silk, cinched-waist dress with attached bolero. Alexander Wang Army Silk Cut-Out Dress, originally $565, now $170 at Opening Ceremony.
Saks Fifth Avenue
The cutouts, the cork, the hidden platform. These are the kind of statement-making shoes we’ve been coveting since the start of the season. At more than half off, we’re finally taking the plunge.Derek Lam Suede Double Platform Lace-Up Sandals, originally $790, now $315.99 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
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