When a big sale first begins, it's natural for your first response to be to buy up the best of what's discounted before someone else does. But as someone who's shopped a lot of sales—and I mean a lot—what comes naturally, in this case, isn't necessarily your best bet for snagging a really good deal. Instead, what you needed to have done was wait until the very end of the discounts, when retailers practically hand out their stock for a fraction of its worth.
For proof, see Net-a-Porter's current sale, which started way back in 2021, and has subsequently gotten cheaper and cheaper since with discounts now hovering around the 80% off realm. Of course, when you wait until the sale gets to this point, you have to act fast to snatch up the last few sizes and styles before someone else. That is why I did some work for you, hand-selecting the best of what's left in Net-a-Porter's sale section, which includes pieces that are up to 80% off. You're welcome.
Shop 29 finds that will sell out by February below.