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Did you all survive Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Well, there are still some deals to be had online, with lots of retailers continuing the savings through “Cyber Week.” Especially of note: Lots of goodies still on sale at the rarely-discounted Moda Operandi, excellent things at Nordstrom, and a killer selection of boots and booties at Nordstrom Rack. All that, plus Madewell coats, Chuck Taylor high tops, Uniqlo puffers, Frye boots, and Isabel Marant beanies.
A slouchy, vintage-feeling jacket with a cozy faux-shearling collar.
An excellent close-cropped layering piece for those days when even the parka doesn’t feel like enough.
A very affordable pair of glossy rain boots — we like the high ankle — that are extra affordable now that they’re on sale.
It might look like a regular plaid blanket, but this one’s heated. A great gift for someone who’s always cold.
A lot of Fair isle patterns can be too busy, but the pattern on this J.Crew number is just busy enough.
An on-sale down comforter made with a not-too-soft 240 thread count.
This cream-colored pair of Chuck Taylors would pair well with pretty much anything — they’re just begging to be dirtied and scuffed up.
These black leather flats would save you from many a painful shoe situation, and they fold up nicely to be tossed in any bag, too.
There are still a few Uniqlo puffers you can get at a discount, including this nifty blue-green version.
A surprisingly comfortable stretch bootie that gives you some height while protecting your ankles from sidewalk splashes.
We don’t quite know why Levi’s named these jeans that, but it’s a style and silhouette we very much approve of.
An anorak for boys that folds into itself to turn into a little fanny pack (get it?).
These might look like your average fashion-y sneakers, but they’re made with memory foam on the inside to be extra cushiony at the same time.
Because the little tykes need something to run around wearing during the holiday break.
You’ve seen this before — a glittery sequin pattern that changes colors when you push your hand across it. Kids can’t get enough of it.
We love how demure this wrap dress is — it’s tasteful without being matronly — and it’s also very cheap right now.
You’re not wearing these out right now, silly. Pad around the apartment in them, or wear them on your Rio trip. The model’s discontinued, so consider it a limited edition.
The dad classic gets a stylish upgrade with a caramel-colored sole and a handsome burgundy.
Like a fun-aunt version of the Bill Cunningham chore coat.
Alternative makes some of the comfiest sweatpants, and they’re such a steal right now.
We love the unusual pattern (very collegiate, no?) of this single-button coat.
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