Here’s the bad news: A designer sale worth your time is hard to come by. The crème de la crème of the fashion industry are loath to discount their wares, and they have little reason to kowtow to the always-on nature of sale season. The goods news, though, is that the sprawling e-comm operations that stock ’em don’t really play by the same rules. Which brings us to our dear friends at Matches, the UK-based luxury behemoth that routinely hosts some of the best, wildest, yes-you-read-that-right discounts on the damn web.
Matches, for the blissfully non-menswear-pilled, flies a little under the radar. Compared to competitors like Mr Porter and SSENSE, the capital-F Fashion juggernaut feels a little slept-on. To which we say: Wake up, people—like, now. Because right this very second, the multi-brand digital boutique is slashing prices across an array of megawatt GQ-favorites, including runway royalty like Dries Van Noten and Jil Sander, indie labels like Our Legacy and Needles, and so many more.
All of ‘em are sitting in the retailer’s new-and-improved outlet section, just waiting for you to scoop them for up to a staggering 80% off—yes, that’s eighty percent off. To help you sort the expensive wheat from the still-expensive chaff, we sifted through the entire lot to and broke it down into six can’t-miss categories.
5 Grails from Matches’s Wild Designer Sale
Once we’re back into the swing of spring, heavy knitwear will give way to lighter mid-layers and what better way to enter the blooming season than with a really good shirt? Maryam Nassir Zadeh’s gorgeous blue striped shirt with its slightly cropped length is perfect for wearing with some baggy, high-waisted jeans. Meanwhile, Needles’ 60s-inspired camp shirt is a mind-bending piece that may or may not reveal a hidden image within its trippy pattern.
Coats and Jackets
We’re not sure how there’s so much great outerwear at Matches right now, but we’re not really ones to ask too many questions. From Sèfr’s ‘70s-tinged faux-leather jacket to Lemaire’s devilishly handsome topcoat, there are incredible coats as far as your mouse can scroll.
Suits and Blazers
Be it the coming onslaught of spring weddings or the undeniable truth that suits are indeed back, now’s a great time to get in touch with your sartorial side. Matches has a grip of designer suits, blazers, and trousers on sale so you can look like a dime, matrimonial ceremonies or not.
You probably have enough shoes… But you could use this opportune moment to sell a pair of shoes you never wear and use that cash to buy that grail pair of boots you’ve always wanted (that’s savings on top of savings!).
Pants and Jeans
Matches is a treasure trove of absolutely feral designer jeans and head-turning pants. From off-the-wall denim from Y/Project to vacation-ready pants from SMR Days, your legs will never look better.
Ah, accessories—the crucial final touches that take your fits from pretty good to moodboard-worthy. There’s plenty of fit-garnishing goodies on deep discount at Matches including a sweet pearl necklace from Bleue Burnham, some Terminator-ready shades from Matsuda, and more.
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