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Hoo boy: Black Friday is exactly a week away and we are already completely overwhelmed by the already excellent sales bombarding us. Below, the best of the best of the current sales; we’ve paid special attention to items that would make good gifts.
So the Net-a-Porter sale (which we think is its Black Friday sale more or less) is really great at the moment, and at press time at least, there’s still quite a bit of stock left, so we are going to spend a little time surfacing some gems if that’s all right. We are officially Veja-sale watchers these days, and this is a good price for these cheerful green ones.
We read somewhere that 2019 was the “year of the Continental,” and there’s still over a month left to get on it.
It’s very rare to see RE/DONE jeans for 50 percent off.
Which is why we’re throwing this pair into the mix as well.
Oh, and these as well, which have been targeting us on Instagram.
We’ve been coveting this Barbour + Alexa Chung jacket since it was released, and it’s now inching somewhere toward a vaguely more realistic purchase.
A more approachable jacket — a slouchy number from Ganni.
Nice gift alert! The first in this roundup (there’ll be more).
Pair this with some black tights and some shiny shoes and you have yourself a holiday party outfit.
Crocodile-embossed is our new favorite type of leather.
These sweatpants are a little more elevated than your standard.
And these color-blocked Live the Process leggings.
And these combat boots (which have a fun, red ribbony pull tab in the back) do not look like they cost $28.
There’s no two ways about it: $99 is a ridiculous amount of money to spend on a white T-shirt, but, oh, Isabel Marant T-shirts are so good. (And it’s even more ridiculous to spend $165 on one.)
This is a very excellent ribbed, somewhat puffy-sleeved mockneck sweater from Apiece Apart.
Another very good gift: for a friend who currently carts her gym clothes around in a ratty tote.
A corduroy button-down in a really lovely shade of emerald green.
A more classic A.P.C. button-down.
Either of the shirts above would look very handsome with these suede Common Projects sneakers.
And some big Lucite hoops from Alison Lou.
Same with this dreamy wool Acne scarf.
These velvet animal print Supergas fully delighted us.
An actually warm-seeming faux-fur jacket from LINE.
This faux-fur jacket also has a faux-leather trim.
We’re sticking some things here that are on sale for today (Friday) only, like these eucalyptus lyocell sheets from Sheets and Giggles (we know, that name!), which we learned are some of the best cooling sheets for those who run hot.
There’s also a CamelBak 40 percent off sale. We think this muted-green water bottle is quite lovely.
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