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The after-Christmas sales have begun! You may have perused the Everlane choose-what-you-pay sale or the Nordstrom half-yearly sale, but they’re not the only retailers that are putting discounts on that holiday stock. You can find great deals on appliances from Macy’s, Veja sneakers at Moda Operandi, and menswear at East Dane. Plus, Madewell, Clarks, and Cuisinart are on sale, too.
A spill-proof Dopp kit (it’s made of scuba-suit neoprene) in an unmistakable shade of bright orange.
The perfect extra layer when you’re running out the door and there’s a 40 percent chance of drizzle.
The length on this parka is just right, and don’t worry about the fur on the hood — it’s faux.
This thin nylon layer is an extra little something to pull on over a T-shirt or a hoodie when you don’t feel like wearing a full coat.
Know a 20-something looking for a skillet (or two)? This is a nice starter set for not a lot of money.
For traipsing through the Scottish highlands — or getting a Starbucks latte.
This little saddle bag carries a lot more than you’d think, and it’s an excellent pop of color, too.
Best Made — the New York City–based outdoor brand — makes rugged gear look sophisticated and clean, much like this baseball cap.
Control everything in your smart home — light bulbs, speakers, electronics — with one central hub.
A hooded sweatshirt that you actually wouldn’t be embarrassed to wear into the office.
Flannel pajamas never go out of season, especially not in a subtle gingham pattern.
A stretch top that’s a hybrid sweater and T-shirt.
We are quite honestly buying a pair of these slip-on slippers ourselves.
We love the silhouette of this cropped puffer jacket, and its hood is removable, too.
There’s something Muppet-esque about this multicolored accent pillow.
Who knew we all needed a melodramatic purple coat?
No joke, we’ve never seen these sneakers for so cheap.
An artsy Whole Foods tote from French-Japanese brand Kitsuné.
Cropped trucker jackets are great-looking but not always warm — the sherpa collar on this one helps out with that.
A striped cotton shirt in a unique color combo that isn’t navy and cream.
A powdery-pink desk clock that looks almost like a piece of origami.
There’s something very Fort Greene hipster about this dress.
Getting married? This little kit includes everything the groom’s party needs — a handkerchief, a comb, shoe cleaner, even a toothbrush and toothpaste.
A killer deal on pale-pink suede shoes you’ll be happy to have come April.
These men’s socks from cult Japanese brand Anonymous Ism are almost like a subtle tie-dye for your feet.
A menswear-inspired wool jacket that zhuzhes up the most basic outfit.
Boots you can wear to work, to drinks, and wherever else the night takes you.
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