I’ve seen major reductions across Balmain this season, including lots of the more classic pieces went on sale, such as the Double Breasted Blazer and their Balmain emblazoned tees.
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve talked endlessly about the sales and bagging a bargain and this post demonstrates exactly why I’ve been a one-track record recently. I’ve been a fan of Balmain for the last decade but it’s so expensive I’ve mostly only admired it from afar. However, in the last 2 weeks, I’ve managed to add 3 new Balmain pieces to my wardrobe, thanks to some rather savvy sale shopping.
Usually, the Balmain sale is very limited and the kind of pieces which go on sale are really out there and unwearable or still insanely expensive. However, this season’s sale has been unbelievable. I’ve seen major reductions across the line, plus lots of the more classic pieces went on sale, including the Double Breasted Blazer and their Balmain emblazoned tees.
I’m sharing my 3 sale purchases and chatting about where I bought them, how much discount I got, whether they’re still available, which size I went for and discussing how they fit. Plus, at the end of the post, I’ve done a rundown of the best places to shop if you want to buy Balmain on sale.
As soon as I tried this light wash denim tee on I knew I had to have it. I think it’s such an easy to wear and versatile piece. It’s a perfect non-basic basic (if that makes any sense!). What I mean by this is, although it’s such a simple tee, the gold buttons on the shoulder make it a perfect statement. It looks great worn casual with jeans or you could easily dress it up by tucking it into a skirt with some killer heels.
Given the sizable discount, I knew immediately I’d get my cost per wear out of this top. It was originally £415, reduced to £159. Plus, as it was Harrods10% weekend, I got an additional 10% off, making it £143.10. I purchased it from exactly a week ago and at the time they only had this one (a UK10/FR38) and one other in size UK6/FR34 left. However, I have managed to find it HERE and HERE on sale (sadly not for as good a price but keep an eye on it and you never know they might reduce it further!).
One word of warning, although this top looks quite boxy the fit it’s actually quite snug. If you have big boobs you’re going to struggle to get this on due to the way it’s cut across the chest. I wear a bra size 32c and even on me, the fabric is quite taut across the boob area.
Originally, I wasn’t going to buy this top but I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so I ended up going back the next day to get it. I’m so glad I did as I love this colour with the beautiful gold button detailing. It’s a perfect combination and I think it’ll be ideal in the Autumn. I’m a sucker for the gold Balmain button (as you can probably tell from these 3 purchases!) so of course, I had to have this top.
Out of the 3 tops, this was the most expensive which is why I umm’d and errr’d about it. However, in the end, I knew it was an amazing statement piece and I had to have it. Secondly, they also had it on sale in cream and teal but for some reason, this khaki colour was priced £100 less. I’m not sure why as personally I thought it was the nicest by far out of the 3 and in comparison, it made it look like more of a bargain.
This was originally £700, down to £279. This was also purchased at Harrods so I got another 10% off, making it £251.10 in the end. There were still a few of these left and plenty in the other colours so you might be in luck if you want to find one. Alternatively, it’s also on sale HERE and HERE but not at such a bargain price. I bought it in a UK10/FR38 and it has a regular fit.
This Balmain tee was my first (of many) sale purchases this season. Weirdly, I’ve never been that keen on these tees, as they are incredibly flashy and in your face. I really only bought it because the price was pretty good and I’d never seen them on sale before. If I had known just how good the rest of the sales were going to be, I probably wouldn’t have got it.
Having said that, I love the purply/blue colour and the flash of gold looks great under a blazer. If like me, you’re a huge Balmain fan but can’t quite afford it, this is the perfect entry level piece. These emblazoned tees are significantly less than their completely plain tees. I have no idea why it seems totally illogical. Plus, they come in loads of different colours and they’re so easy to wear. It’s perfect for dressing up or down.
I paid £100 for it from Joseph and it was down from £155. I bought it over 3 weeks ago and I know this colour has definitely sold out since. However, they might still have some left in hot pink. Otherwise, there are plenty of other colours on sale HERE (hot pink), HERE (white), HERE (black), HERE (turquoise), HERE (denim) and HERE (khaki). I’m wearing a UK10/FR38 and it’s a good fit, although I potentially could have sized down. It will just depend on whether you like the fit to be loose or fitted.
As promised here is a list of the all the places you can still find a decent selection of Balmain on sale. I’ve tried to list it from the best downwards: