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It is extremely fortuitous that right as everyone is getting serious about their holiday shopping there are just zillions upon zillions of sales going on. We rounded up a ton of gift-appropriate deals (as well as some stuff for yourself).
To those who say you can’t wear a pair of violet-colored heels in winter, we say, Oh yeah? This is one of several pairs of shoes has been added to Everlane’s Choose What You Pay section.
An ever-so-slightly more practical option: a pair of flats with a “modern point.”
And these classic Street Shoes that are not quite a sneaker and not quite a not-sneaker.
It’s hard to see in the photo, but this A.P.C. striped top is actually ribbed.
Though it’s hard to fathom, a Mansur Gavriel bag under $300 is actually a “steal.”
Stumped as to what to get a traveling-type in your life? A Smythson leather luggage tag is hard to argue with.
Same deal with a Want Les Essentiels wallet.
Or a WLE passport holder.
For a skin-care junkie, this gift box from Ulta (that was on sale during Black Friday) is chock-full of minis, including a Clarins Hydra Essential Moisturizing Reviving Mask, a Kiehl’s Rare Earth Mask, Philosophy’s Anti-Wrinkle Miracle Worker + Moisturizer, and a Tula Skin Reviving Treatment Pad.
A Thom Browne tie is usually prohibitively expensive, and right now it’s less so.
The Carhartt hat is still the hat.
This sweat-wicking half-zip is meant to keep you warm when sweating in the cold.
Pick up this Party Skirt while you’re at it.
A good gift for a gym rat, this backpack actually scrunches into the little front pouch.
It’s rare to see a pair of Adidas by Stella McCartney leggings for under $50.
We, in fact, own this bag, and use it for weekend trips (and it’s so roomy, it can fit our clothes and our baby son’s).
This Jacquemus “bracelet purse” is ideal for the Fashion Person in your life who has everything.
A pair of Rachel Comey earrings that feel very holiday-party appropriate.
And if his Carhartt’s getting a little ratty.
For those who want to essentially be wrapped in a sleeping bag all winter. (A stylish, slim-fitting sleeping bag, that is.)
Chunky buttons, stripes — two things that are hard for us to resist.
This cozy sweater comes in a whole slew of colors.
Speaking of cozy things, this faux-fur blanket also makes a lovely gift.
This retro-looking headband is insulated with 700-fill down.
Some slightly more grown-up–looking Docs.
For the days when it’s not blizzarding, just freezing.
This hoodie inspired someone to write this amazing review/poem: “Wicking enough to mash some pedals on the way to the laboratory in the morning, comphy enough to keep the hood up while grinding into the coursework, hot like a sauna generating all the heat one needs at the weight rack before spinning home looking over ol’ windy on the way back to the bat cave.”
These festive “glovelettes” from Eileen Fisher are a good gift for a sassy mom.
And now for a few bags that would make excellent gifts. This cross-body is perfect for traveling.
For the friend who’s not sure how much Greyhound blood is in his rescue pup.
Less classic, but an excellent stocking stuffer.
Lastly, we’re obsessed with this Eamesian craft table-and-chairs set.
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