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The crazy post-Thanksgiving sales may be over, but we’re just gearing up for high gifting season now — lots of retailers have put a huge selection of things on sale, from KitchenAids at Macy’s to 15 days of deals at Uniqlo. This weekend, if you spend $50 at Zappos, too, you’ll earn a $20 gift credit to be used on a later purchase (not quite a sale, but a nice offer nonetheless). All that, plus Everlane goodies, Coach wallets, Madewell scarves, J.Crew sweaters, and even an Isabel Marant ring for $29.
A cozy cashmere sweater that can be a wardrobe workhorse through the holiday season and long beyond.
The comfort of wearing a ratty college T-shirt to bed, only you wouldn’t be embarrassed to be caught in it.
A very-on-sale pair of black leather chukkas for when it’s cold but not snowing.
If a pair of Chuck Taylors spent junior year in Paris, they’d come back looking like this.
We love the deep emerald on this long wallet that has 15 (!) card slots.
We’re ordinarily not big on logos, but the vintage script on this Polo beanie’s patch is actually really nice.
This Chesterfield would look extremely dignified over a mustard sweater, but it would look very cool worn over a hoodie and T-shirt, too.
With a pair of skinny jeans, these booties would look very “off-duty model.”
A tencel-lycra-silver shirt that fights odor when you’re breaking a sweat at barre or piloxing. You’ll look put-together even when it’s drenched.
The best part about this shirt is its square hem — sure, you could tuck it in, but it looks equally as great just loosey-goosey.
Penfield makes bright-colored coats in just the perfect shades — this yellow (but not too yellow) parka is surprisingly flattering on every skin tone.
A nice winter layer for those days you don’t want to go full down parka.
It’s not a regular cable-knit sweater; it’s a cable-knit sweater with “popcorn” pom-poms.
An extremely classic-looking watch (we’ve written about Daniel Wellington before) that’s much less expensive than it looks.
There’s something extremely appealing about the ribbed, scarf-like texture of these cotton towels.
This trio of Mario Badescu facial sprays isn’t too discounted, but it’s a small price to pay for a midday refresher at your desk.
A truly wrappable scarf with big stripes that have an almost Pendleton-like quality.
If you look closely, there are just the faintest little stripes on this shirt — we especially love the delicateness of the trim collar.
Who knew a $33 striped cotton shirt could look so elegant?
Don’t let the picture fool you: This is a ring and not a bracelet. Its pretty, stacked quality makes it look like three rings in one.
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