Tea Collection has finally put out what are likely to be its last round of markdowns on their fall/winter destination line, Argentina & Bolivia. Prices are excellent if you know what to focus on – a fair number of pieces starting at $7 ($7! For Tea!), and over 200 styles at $15 or below (with some things like purity tees and leggings up to 70% off). This “super sale” is good now through Thursday, after which point I’d except we should see Argentina/Bolivia disappear from Tea’s site soon to be followed by the spring/summer destination (Italy).
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They also clearly restocked – I don’t know if they got retailer returns or what but several of the girls dresses that were completely sold out, for example, are magically available again in a range of sizes.
How to shop this sale:
This is an odd sale because it’s not the typical percentage off we see as a last hurrah. It’s also odd in that no dresses are included – this is a great sale on basics. So here’s where the big values are in Tea today:
- $7 tops: long-sleeve purities, originally $29.50, are $7 in a few colors. Lots of tees and tops for both boys and girls are $7 or $8.
- $7 leggings (girls and baby) and $10-$15 pants (boys and girls). I like the French Terry moto pants for girls, the Side Stripe Pantsfor boys, but I think the best bargains are the Herringbone French Terry Pants for bab
- $14 pajama sets (boys and girls) – I still can’t believe they have so many left.
- $13 rompers and pajamas (baby and newborn). I love the colors of the Cinco Sentados romper in partic
- $15 sweaters. The Rosado Zip Cardigan sweater , originally $59, is my favorite, and I also bought the baby Ayelen cardigan in light Heather gray (it’s also available in heritage blue, in baby sizes up to 4T.
- The stories behind the collection. One of the reasons I love Tea is that they go to a different destination twice a year and design a collection based on that destination. I felt like the clothes in this release were tied to the region while still being very wearable and fun for kids.
- The detailing. For girls especially, there are a lot of pieces with really exquisite embroidery or detailed designs like the updated twirling dresses, but it’s not fussy. Take one. Of my favorite purchases from earlier in the season – the El Alto Embroidered Dress, above. The embroidery and the gold thread woven throughout is stunning, but it still looks like a cute dress on a little girl.
What I didn’t like:
- The sizing. Tea moved some items, mostly tops, from numeric sizing to alphanumeric sizing, and it just doesn’t work as well. There are fewer options – I want to pick between 6 and 7, not just “M”, so some of tops didn’t fit as well this season. One of my favorite shapes that Tea’s ever produced is the Hooded Hi-Lo Top, so I was super excited that they brought it back this season. But I don’t like that I had to buy two sizes to figure out the right fit for my daughter. Fortunately, Tea is offering free returns on items with the new sizing, which is nice, but I still preferred the additional options of the numeric sizing and am glad that most Tea items from A/B still use that!
- The pajamas. Normally I like Tea’s pajama quality and designs, but in my opinion Hanna Andersson’s pajama designs were much better this year. Apparently a lot of other people thought so too, since it seems like half of Tea’s pajama designs made it to the final sale this year, which is pretty unheard of for Tea – normally pajamas sell out early!
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