Though there are many in the ranks of shops I could’t afford a couple of years ago (i.e. Nordstrom, Banana Republic and non-sale Topshop items) Nasty gal is one of those online stores I used to fawn over as a broke college student. I would spend a considerable amount of time on their site, looking at Jeffrey Campbell boots, and other brands they use to carry and I used to be obsessed with. Since moving to Japan, the ability to get designer clothing (at amazing prices at that) has been overwhelming and the time I spend looking online for clothes has diminished considerably. This is why it was very strange for me to get curious on one of the nights I couldn’t sleep and see what Nasty Gal had been up to since I took a hiatus from checking their site. What I found was surprising. A 50% off everything sale. EVERYTHING, even sale items. My first thought: go through absolutely everything, collect my tings and run these people their check. My second thought: why is everything on sale like this? Third: What happened to all the recognizable brands that used to be featured? This thought process I just outlined brought me to Google, where I promptly found out that Nasty Gal had filed for bankruptcy, closed its two stores (that I didn’t even know existed, yes PW has been out of the loop concerning any news of the American variety) in LA and had been bought by the same company that owns Boohoo, another fast fashion online retailer. I was a little heartbroken for the company because I knew they had emphasized being what they call a “girlboss” or women who are successful in business and other similar fields. BUT then my thoughts were transported back to the 50% off sale and all was well. Keep scrolling to see what I came away with!