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18 Pre–Black Friday Sale Items You’ll Actually Want to Buy

Though Black Friday is, well, on Friday, there are already a ton of sites that’ve launched their deals now — which means it’s not a terrible idea to do some of your sales shopping now, before all the good stuff sells out. Below, the 70 percent off Michael Kors bucket bag and an 88 percent off James Perse top we dug up.

Michael Kors Miranda Medium Suede Crossbody

The light-blue suede of this Michael Kors bucket bag accented with tan leather is such a pleasing color combination.
Original Price: $695

Adidas Originals Stan Smith Sneakers

The shoe that everyone (college students, 16-year-olds, everyone) wants for the holidays, with a kicky red pattern. (There are only a few sizes left, but Net-a-Porter has another version on sale, too.)
Original Price: $90

Adidas by Stella Sport Printed Leggings

Some non-boring workout leggings via Adidas by Stella McCartney. Original Price: $69

Araks Beatrice Bralette

Just a perfect, 92 percent silk, minimalist bralette from Araks.
Original Price: $115

Eytys Mother Suede Trainers

A pair of thick-soled suede sneakers from Stockholm-based line Eytys. We love the purple heel dongle.
Original Price: $235

Poler Men’s Carry On Duffel Bag

This Poler weekender bag, with a happy orange interior, is a great gift. (Note, the extra 20 percent discount is applied at checkout.)
Original Price: $75

Theory Lilita Suede Cross-Back Dress

The collar of this Theory suede number somehow feels very ’90s-era Rachel Leigh Cook to us.
Original Price: $715

Frame Denim Le High ’70s Straight Fit High Rise Jeans

Some high-rise slouchy jeans from the jeans masters over at Frame Denim. (Here are some other slouchy high-waisted jeans we love.)
Original Price: $240

6397 Polo Dress

A cotton navy polo dress that’s machine washable (something we, our mother’s daughter, always take into account when buying pretty much anything over $100).
Original Price: $325

Clare V Supreme Margot Clutch

This is one of the happiest clutches we’ve encountered. (From clutch-maker extraordinaire Clare V.)
Original Price: $215

James Perse 3/4-Sleeve Relaxed Tee

Yes, James Perse tops go on sale all the time, but this is the cheapest we’ve seen this style.
Original Price: $135

Jao Hand Refresher

This is the stuff Aidy Bryant told us she keeps in every room in the house, and also in her purse, and her office, and dressing room. “Sometimes on a 20-hour SNL day it’s the closest thing I can get to a shower.”
Original Price: $10

Elizabeth Pillow

A handwoven-in-India pillow made in collaboration with indie design shop Hawkins New York. (For more inexpensive home décor, click here.) Original Price: $150

Rag & Bone Mallori Checked Merino Wool Beanie

A graphic merino wool hat from Rag & Bone. (Pair it with a matching, also on-sale scarf.)

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Five Star Six-Inch Chef’s Knife

A really solid chef’s knife from Zwilling J.A. Henckels.
Original Price: $80

Pendleton Men’s Cascade Jacket

This Pendleton bomber brings just the teensiest bit of funk. (Note, the extra 20 percent discount is applied at checkout.)
Original Price: $400

Francesco Russo Leopard Heel Low Boot

A run-of-the-mill black Chelsea boot gets zhuzhed up with this leopard block heel, from Parisian designer Francesco Russo.
Original Price: $928

Moncler Liane Puffer Vest

There are only small sizes left, but a Moncler vest, at 40 percent off, was too good not to tack on.
Original Price: $500

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