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As we head into the long weekend, the state of online sales is good. Several merchants — including Anthropologie, Macy’s, and Urban Outfitters — are offering excellent discounts on already-on-sale items, and even more are having sales on still-in-season picks, whether you’re looking for a new puffer jacket or scarf to stay warm outside, or a buttery cashmere sweater to stay cozy indoors. (And heads up: There are lots of on-sale cashmere today.)
This cute, cropped puffer jacket will actually keep you warm for under $40.
Madewell collaborated with Buffy, one of our favorite brands for cotton candy-soft comforters, on this puffy muffler, which we expect to be just as soft as their bedding.
For a scarf with a more traditional style and cut — or for someone who’s been watching The Crown for fashion inspiration — here’s an over-half-off Barbour scarf.
Some not-so-obvious white leather sneakers, complete with a baby pink swoosh. But don’t dillydally: We’ve seen Blazers like these sell out quickly at Nordstrom in the past.
We can’t quite tell if this patten is tiger striped or tie-dye, but we like it, either way (and you won’t have to look at it when it’s on your eyes at night).
This space heater from Honeywell looks surprisingly nice.
This particular candle from Fredericks & Mae smells like palo santo and rose, but two other scents — Lemon Balm, which smells like rain and wet earth, and Cedar Rose — are also on sale.
Anthropologie is also having a sale-on-sale, which includes these Prada-esque, chunky Chelsea boots for stomping through snow puddles.
Or, if you’re planning on staying inside until spring, here are some luxe-looking velvet slippers from Brooklyn-based designer Ariana Bohling.
This not-too-long henley isn’t part of the sale-on-sale, but it looks so cozy that we had to call it out.
OXO’s food storage containers are a favorite of professional organizers for keeping dry ingredients fresher for longer. And this cylindrical set looks so nice, you could even keep them out on your counter.
This color-blocked turtleneck is an acrylic-wool blend, not cashmere, but it reminds us of something we might have seen at Marni.
If you want to wear cashmere on your head as well as your torso, here’s a colorful, knit beanie from Coach.
These screen-friendly leather gloves are lined with wool, so they’ll keep your fingers toasty, even as you text in the snow.
And finally, here’s a kicky tassel pillow from Allswell Home that’ll brighten up your bed or couch or even your desk chair.
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