There’s A Sale At GAP Inc. (you don’t say?)

Tis’ the season to spend money, fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-LA.  But at least most retailers are trying to take the sting out of it by offering good discounts.  And for the next two days you can use code HOLIDAY when checking out of GAP, Banana Republic, or Old and receive and additional 30% off your order.  And even better yet, you can combine purchases across brands to reach the $50 free shipping threshold.  AND, you can reach that threshold BEFORE applying the discount code, and still get free shipping.  So, say you put a $20 sweater from GAP, a $10 scarf from Old Navy, and a $20 tee shirt from Banana Republic in your cart, and you hit that $50 total. Well, once you apply the discount code HOLIDAY, your total will drop to $35, but you’ll still get the free shipping.  That sure is nice of GAP Inc., perhaps they’re trying to avoid coal in their stocking.  Here are five combinations to get you to that $50 mark…


Gap Studio Sweater – $38.99 ($44.95) & ON Jersey Wrap Dress – $22.50 ($32.94)

Warm & not so much

Apply HOLIDAY at checkout, total drops to $43.04, but you’ll still get free shipping.

The GAP Studio Sweater comes in 9 different colors, tall and petite sizes, and has inspired reviews that range all over the place.  If you are really sensitive to wool, this might not be the sweater for you.  Several reviewers said it’s itchy, but several reviewers said it was soft and comfy.  The Jersey Wrap Dress from Old Navy only comes in the color shown at the price point given, but of course there are several other options available at Old Navy for different prices.  And ON prices are so cheap, you can’t really complain, even if a dress isn’t on sale.  This green is a festive color that will easily transition into spring.


BR Amber Fleck Stud Earrings – $20.99 ($29.50) & GAP Henley Pocket Dress – $50.99 ($59.95)

Dress those earrings up or down

You don’t need to combine the dress with anything for free shipping, but it looks really good with the earrings.  After HOLIDAY code, total drops to $50.38.

Word is these studs are pretty chunky, so don’t expect petite baubles.  I love the different hues of amber to the glass, and they look great next to the vermilion colored henley dress from GAP.  The dress is also available in heather grey if red isn’t your favorite.  Another dress that will easily transition into spring.


ON Dot Print Skinny Jean – $16.97 ($34.50) & BR Whisper Cardigan – $39.99 ($59.50)

Wear them together

After applying HOLIDAY code, total drops to $39.87, but free shipping is still achieved.

If you’ve been looking to try some patterned pants, but have feared the ill effects patterns sometimes can achieve, a small, subtle dot print like the one on these ON pants is a good place to start.  The darker dot on a grey background is much kinder that a light dot on a dark background.  The Whisper Cardigan from BR is just lovely, I own one in blue and love it.  The problem is, they’re all but gone!  Very limited sizes left, but maybe you’ll get lucky!


BR Draped Cowl Neck Top – $34.99 ($49.50) & GAP Ponte Pencil Skirt – $54.95

Create a sharp look by pairing these

Post HOLIDAY code, total comes to $62.95, hopefully.

So, the sale page on BR has those cowl neck shirts listed on sale for $34.99, but when you click into the actual product it’s listed at full price. Not sure which is correct, so I’m just taking a chance.  This draped cowl neck has an interesting structure to it, and it sounds like it’s a shirt that works much better tucked in.  So, tuck it into the ponte pencil skirt from GAP!  Add some black pumps for a sleek look.


ON Belted Peacoat – $39.00 ($54.94) & GAP Modern Boot Pant – $41.99 ($51.95)

You’ll be nominated Ms. Autumn

After applying HOLIDAY your total will drop to $56.69.

Not a bad price for a wool blend peacoat and some fancy pants.  The coat comes in three colors, but sizes are very limited in black.  Sounds like it might run tight in the shoulders for some, so consider sizing up if you have a broader upper body.  The pants are available in two colors at the sale price, and sizes are a bit scattered.  You can find the pants in more workplace appropriate colors, but they are not marked down.

The code HOLIDAY, which will take 30% off at checkout at GAP, Old Navy, and Banana expires 12/13/12, 11:59pm ET.  Free shipping will kick it at $50 in your cart, pre-code.  Happy Shopping!


One Response to “There’s A Sale At GAP Inc. (you don’t say?)”
  1. Amber Dillon says:

    I want those fancy pants!