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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.
Pretty much the entire home and furniture department at Anthropologie is 20 percent off right now, so we are going to take this time to highlight a few gems, like this cozy buffalo-plaid throw from Lands Downunder.
This linen duvet cover also comes in other nice muted shades, including light pink and gray.
An elegant velvet pillow adorned with leaping leopards.
A classic (rarely on sale) set of six Laguiole steak knives.
Hey, it’s three oranges in a net bag!
This couch right here came in second place as one of the best couches you can buy for under $2,000. It’s sleek, nappable, and George Smith–esque.
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.
We’ve sung the praises of the Cooluli before, but here’s a refresher: This mini–makeup fridge is meant to keep your skin-care products from going bad, and is also for those who’d rather not have their Good Genes smell like last night’s Thai takeout.
Just because winter is upon us doesn’t mean you can’t wear tie-dye.
When will we shut up about the Everlane Choose-What-You-Pay section? When there are no more $50 cashmere sweaters that’s when.
In case it got lost in the shuffle, just wanted to reiterate that almost the entire Backcountry site is 20 percent off. This Patagonia duffel is Chris Black–approved.
It’s expensive … but when we asked hikers, stylists, and retail experts about the best rain jackets for men, the Beta AR from rarely-on-sale Arc’teryx came highly regarded for its versatility.
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.
Since we’ve already noted that the sales at Barneys liquidation sale are not amazing we will not devote a ton of ink to them here, but will note that this may be your only chance to find a discount (of any sort) on a Rimowa suitcase.
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.
Urban Outfitters is having a coat sale, wherein fleeces, flannels, puffers, and jackets are 30 percent off, like this Sandy Liang–esque fleece from Herschel Supply Co.
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.
There’s also a “dad” version of this Levi’s sherpa jacket and one lined in faux-leopard fur.
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.
Even though there’s not a full-blown sale event at & Other Stories, there are still some great deals to be had in its sales bin, like these Chelsea boots for those looking to dabble in the square-toe trend.
At Madewell, a bunch of shoes and sweaters are 25 percent off — like these black flats we wrote about in a Don’t Dillydally.
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.”
Lastly, for those who’d rather avoid the hassle of a real-life, pine-needle-shedding Christmas tree, there are a slew of artificial ones on sale, including this 7.5-footer.
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