Re-Stock Summer Basics with This Sale from Gap and Banana Republic

21 pieces that will be the most valuable players in your wardrobe

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: A guest (L) wears a white striped print pattern shirt, black denim pants, a brown shiny snake print pattern puffy handbag, black denim pants, brown camel shiny leather pointed loafers, a guest (M) gold earrings, a black t-shirt, a camel shiny leather oversized shoulder bag, a black shiny leather belt, gold rings, a gold bracelet, white large pants, flip flop, a guest (R) wears gold earrings, a baby blue shirt, a black shiny leather belt, a black shiny leather zipper clutch, a black watch, silver rings, blue denim large pants, navy blue suede pointed pumps heels shoes , outside COS, during New York Fashion Week, on September 13, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)
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As a born-and-raised New Yorker, I've relied on a constant all-black uniform, no matter the season. But for a fleeting moment this week, the city felt like summer, and I envisioned myself walking down the beach in light-hued breezy linen fabrics and sipping my happy-hour cocktail in a billowing pastel sundress. Before I knew it, I was scouring the internet for the warm-weather minimalist wardrobe of my daydreams— landing in the sale sections of Banana Republic and Gap—two quintessential Americana brands known for their tried-and-true selection of basics. I won't have room in my closet for all the deals I found for pieces up to 40 and sometimes even 50 percent off. Their edits include flowing linen dresses, nautical Breton striped tops, and tailored vests that are perfect for your wardrobe for the next several months, from vacations to weekend park picnics to easy summer work outfits.

Shop Banana Republic's Summer Sale

From April 29 through to May 5, Banana Republic is offering up to 40 percent off existing sale styles plus an extra 20 percent off when you use the code BRAFF20

Shop Gap's Summer Sale

From now until May 6, you can score 50 percent off select Gap summer styles at checkout. You don't need a code to access these deals, either!

Julia Marzovilla
Fashion E-Commerce Editor

Julia Marzovilla is the Fashion E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she reviews the latest launches from fashion and beauty brands, finds the best on-sale items around the internet, and interviews experts to find the best products in any category to share with her readers. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site as an expert in everything from the best laptop bags to the best laser hair removal devices.

In her near decade of experience, Julia has both written for several top outlets in the E-Commerce space and worked at major fashion labels. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and worked as the Trending Fashion and News Writer STYLECASTER. You can find her across the internet at @JuliaMarzovilla. In real life, you can find her creating shopping guides for her friends, cooking or baking in her too-small kitchen, or buying tickets for the next time Harry Styles is in town.

Julia has a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Journalism from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. She lives in New York City, her hometown.