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Black Friday (whatever that means) is still technically a ways away, but the sales out there are already quite excellent. We rounded up the best discounted throw blankets, Sunday Riley gift sets, tie-dye sweatpants, winter puffers, and polka-dotted bath towels below.
This linen duvet cover also comes in other nice muted shades, including light pink and gray.
An elegant velvet pillow adorned with leaping leopards.
If that weren’t enough, there’s a beauty sale at Anthropologie too — this Sunday Riley gift set features a quartet of the cult skin-care brand’s all-stars: Good Genes, C.E.O. Vitamin C Brightening Serum, Luna Sleeping Night Oil, and the Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream.
When will we shut up about the Everlane Choose-What-You-Pay section? When there are no more $50 cashmere sweaters that’s when.
This logo-free down jacket from Patagonia will come in handy very soon.
A funky leopard-print pair of Hunter rain boots.
And then there’s a fuzzy-lined pair from Tretorn.
A Levi’s jumpsuit with a jaunty white drawstring.
There’s a Friends & Family sale over at Macy’s, which means it’s a good time to pick up some Calvins.
This polka-dotted bath towel has a Hay-ian quality to it.
A packable down puffer in a very lovely shade of emerald green.
And there’s this sherpa-lined jacket that is a little Barbour-y.
Wear this Snow Peak number as a cardigan, a jacket on its own, or underneath a less-warm coat when it’s particularly freezing out.
And for the fellows, a Levi’s black denim jacket that has a blue buffalo-checked lining.
A handsome Dickies jacket with a subtle logo that’s also available in charcoal and navy.
And this cozy tiger-print cardi.
The same sale applies to already-on-sale sweaters and shoes like this chunky mock-neck sweater that may, as its description suggests, “let everyone assume you’ve got a second home in the Scottish countryside.”
There are a bunch of Daily Deals at Amazon we want to mention, but since they’re on sale today (Friday) only, we’re sticking them here at the bottom. A whole slew of Hasbro games are 30 percent off, including the ones you grew up playing like Operation, Yahtzee, Boggle, Twister, but there are some newfangled ones as well, like Ms. Monopoly (which the Cut wrote about) as well as this highly giftable Game of Thrones–themed edition.
VTech — the brand responsible for our 14-month-old son’s musical walker that he loves, but truly haunts our dreams — does really know what the toddlers like. And there’s a bunch of it on sale, including this light-up, musical activity cube that will be able to occupy your baby for a while. And as one reviewer said: “What’s nice about this is that the volume can be OFF and there’s still plenty for the child to interact with.”
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