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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).
Everlane Day Heel, Violet Stacked
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.
Everlane Modern Point, Black
An ever-so-slightly more practical option: a pair of flats with a “modern point.”
Everlane Leather Street Shoe, Black
And these classic Street Shoes that are not quite a sneaker and not quite a not-sneaker.
A.P.C. Myrtille Breton-Striped Top
It’s hard to see in the photo, but this A.P.C. striped top is actually ribbed.
Mansur Gavriel Fringe Pink-Lined Leather Bucket Bag
Though it’s hard to fathom, a Mansur Gavriel bag under $300 is actually a “steal.”
Smythson Panama Leather Luggage Tag
Stumped as to what to get a traveling-type in your life? A Smythson leather luggage tag is hard to argue with.
Want Les Essentiels Benin Bi-Fold Wallet
Same deal with a Want Les Essentiels wallet.
Want Les Essentiels Pearson Leather Passport Holder
Or a WLE passport holder.
Harry Josh Pro Tools 2000 Pro Dryer
One of our favorite
hair dryers — again, good gift! — is 25 percent off.
Beauty Finds by ULTA Beauty Merry Bright Skincare for Her
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.
Thom Browne White Silk Tricolor Tie
A Thom Browne tie is usually prohibitively expensive, and right now it’s less so.
Carhartt Work In Progress Brown Watch Beanie
The Carhartt hat is still
Outdoor Voices MegaFleece Crewneck
Outdoor Voices is having
a fleece sale, and this fuzzy sweatshirt (that also comes in safety-cone orange) is 31 percent off.
Outdoor Voices OVFleece Half-Zip
This sweat-wicking half-zip is meant to keep you warm when sweating in the cold.
Ganni Lurex Tiger Tee
discounts at Need Supply are quite good right now. And if you’re in the market for a Party Top, might we suggest this Ganni tee.
Ganni Silk Wrap Skirt, Lime Tiger
Pick up this Party Skirt while you’re at it.
Adidas by Stella McCartney Drawstring Gymsack Backpack
A good gift for a gym rat, this backpack actually scrunches into the little front pouch.
Adidas by Stella McCartney Long Running Tight
It’s rare to see a pair of Adidas by Stella McCartney leggings for under $50.
Baggu Canvas Weekend Bag in Cornflower Stripe
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).
Baggu Medium Leather Retail Tote in Cornflower
Jacquemus Le Sac Bracelet Purse
This Jacquemus “bracelet purse” is ideal for the Fashion Person in your life who has everything.
Rachel Comey Sour Drop Earrings in Malachite Clear Pink
A pair of Rachel Comey earrings that feel very holiday-party appropriate.
Fred Perry Classic Wash Bag
This Fred Perry
dopp kit’s good for the guy who’s still carrying his toothbrush in a Ziploc bag.
Polo Ralph Lauren Sweater Bear Hat in Andover Heather
And if his Carhartt’s getting a little ratty.
The North Face Nuptse Long Water Repellent Down Coat
For those who want to essentially be wrapped in a sleeping bag all winter. (A stylish, slim-fitting sleeping bag, that is.)
Alex Mill Marine Stripe Crop Merino Wool & Cotton Sweater
Chunky buttons, stripes — two things that are hard for us to resist.
Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment
Over at Anthropologie …
everything is 30 percent off, which means Sunday Riley’s Good Genes is the cheapest it gets.
Blair Turtleneck Sweater
This cozy sweater comes in a whole slew of colors.
Eberjey Gisele Long-Sleeved Sleep Set
In case you missed
our deal of the day, these make a pretty much foolproof gift. Incidentally, there’s a ton of Eberjey lounge- and sleepwear on sale.
Dalia Faux Fur Throw Blanket
Speaking of cozy things, this
faux-fur blanket also makes a lovely gift.
Patagonia Retro-X Fleece Jacket
Urban Outfitters, the whole shebang is 20 percent off (with some exclusions). Most of the Patagonia stuff is not on sale, but this fleece is. These Patagonia gloves would make a nice gift, incidentally.
The North Face Nuptse Headband
This retro-looking headband is insulated with 700-fill down.
Dr. Martens 1461 Mono 3-Eye Oxford
Some slightly more grown-up–looking Docs.
Hunter Boots Original Snow Short Boots
Winter Warm-Up sale afoot at Shopbop, where a slew of cold-weather wares are 25 percent off. These are some very cozy-looking Hunter snow boots.
Botkier Winter Combat Boots
For the days when it’s not blizzarding, just freezing.
Lululemon City Sweat Pullover Hoodie Fleece
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.”
Lululemon Sweat Reset Face Moisturizer
Our colleagues at the Cut
tested Luluelmon’s moisturizer for sweaty faces back in July when it came out, and the reviews were mixed if generally positive.
Eileen Fisher Sparkle Merino Wool-Blend Glovelettes
These festive “glovelettes” from Eileen Fisher are a good gift for a sassy
Coach Drea Boot
Coach, all sale items are an extra 20 percent off, which means now might be the time to invest in some leopard Chelsea boots.
Coach Kitt Messenger Crossbody, Gold/Cadet
And now for a few bags that would make excellent gifts. This cross-body is perfect for traveling.
Coach Market Tote, Gold/Oxblood
Coach Snap Phone Crossbody, Mauve/Gold
The Pioneer Woman Instant Pot
Wisdom Panel 3.0 Dog Breed Identification DNA Test Kit
For the friend who’s not sure how much Greyhound blood is in his rescue pup.
Met Campus Champion Sweatshirt
Radio Flyer Little Red Roadster
Poopsie Slime Surprise Poop Pack Drop 2 Make Magical Unicorn Poop, Multicolor
B Toys Kids Furniture Set
Lastly, we’re obsessed with this Eamesian craft table-and-chairs set.
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