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The sales bins have been good this week, with lots of nice wintry things to get from Sorel, Hunter, and Patagonia, plus a great assortment of bathroom things like bath towels, shower curtains, and bath rugs from the likes of Kate Spade and Martha Stewart. Oh, and did we mention that the new Kindle Paperwhite is the cheapest it’s been in months? All that plus Isabel Marant, Acne, Longchamp, and Eberjey.
This cropped kimono blazer just says “cool aunt” to us.
A simple ankle bootie that gets taken a notch up in a silvery metallic — perfect for wearing with simple black jeans.
The brand-new Paperwhite that came out at the end of last year is getting its biggest discount since Black Friday — it’s thinner than the previous model and even waterproof, too.
We love how irregular the circles on this polka-dotted bath rug are.
This dishwasher-safe serving bowl is nine inches across and has a lovely color that we’re choosing to call “smoke.”
A nifty over-the-shoulder version of the classic Longchamp Le Pliage bag in unmistakable mint green.
The fabric on this fanny pack is calf hair; we love how streamlined and unbulky it is.
A nice layering piece for wearing on the weekend — or to gift the cool teen in your life.
Speaking of Patagonia, we very much dig the slanted pockets at the stomach, brass buttons, and contrast collar on this shacket.
Adorable sleep pants we think would make great anytime pants.
Flattering-on-all-faces sunglasses that they’re practically giving away.
We think a lot of the Sesame Street collection at Crate and Barrel is quite fantastic, but are especially partial to the normalish things that just have Muppet-esque eyes on them.
A very festive pillow for your neck while reading or something to be used as an armrest.
A six-and-a-half-inch safety pin, because why the heck not!
A very handsome and collegiate-looking hoodie from fancy designer J.W. Anderson.
Quite the excellent layering piece for anyone who wants warmth under a nice coat without the extra bulk.
We love the speckly quality on this sweater’s material and it’s slightly mock-neck (a mock-mock-neck?) collar.
A cozy mustard coat he’ll want to wear every day.
Speaking of ankle fashion, these look incredibly stylish and extremely cozy.
Put this on with a tank top and you’ve practically got an entire outfit.
The gradual transition from the deep green to the beige on this scarf is so unusual and rich-looking.
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