Now’s the time when you should be sniffing around the sales sections looking for gifts (and, of course, some things for yourself, too). We’ve gathered together options for both: from statement wallets, to cashmere gloves, to party dresses, to mother-in-law gifts.
A bright and festive plaid scarf that’s more interesting than most plaid scarves out there.
Original Price: $78
A really beautiful handcrafted linen-clad suitcase from Steamline Luggage.
Original Price: $525
A much cheaper suitcase from Amazon’s house line (that’s even cheaper now that it’s on sale). For more of our favorite luggage, click here.
Original Price: $61
A cold-shoulder dress in a winter-appropriate shade of brown with some lovely pink flowers.
Original Price: $205
This wine-colored bucket back from Building Block is an extra 15 percent off its sale price.
Original Price: $350
A (very reasonably priced) pair of “pop top” cashmere gloves from Neiman Marcus.
Original Price: $120
A work-appropriate rust-colored silk blouse from Vince.
Original Price: $295
This right here is a very cheap (machine washable) down jacket.
Original Price: $220
Silver party socks! (From Isabel Marant.)
Original Price: $60
A pair of Rosie Assoulin sunglasses? In December? Why not!
Original Price: $495
This men’s Penfield puffer is both handsome and practical.
Original Price: $279
Blundstones are the new fugly cool boot of the moment. Mae Whitman’s a fan.
Original Price: $175
For the Star Wars fan on your gift list: a mini R2-D2 robot that you can teach to play games — or just sit with you and watch Star Wars while providing expert commentary.
Original Price: $180
Give them the gift of new skin with this gift set from Rio Viera-Newton-beloved Japanese beauty line SK-II.
Original Price: $99
A holiday-season-y boiled-wool Eileen Fisher cardigan-jacket.
Original Price: $378
“Good gift for a teen” alert! A pair of velvet Rihanna-designed Fenty Puma leggings.
Original Price: $130
These patent-leather loafers from Michael Kors feel very chic-grandma.
Original Price: $99
They’d look great with this billowy Free People frock.
Original Price: $168
These angora tights by Falke will keep your gams toasty this winter.
Original Price: $59
We always like to sniff around Everlane’s “Pay What You Wish” section (which is their sort of sale department) and were happy to see that this extremely elegant, classic leather backpack is in there.
Original Price: $330
This water-resistant duffel converts into a backpack and has two separate compartments; good for weekend trips.
Original Price: $200
A very sweet everyday Calvin Klein bra.
Original Price: $32
A nice gift for a mother-in-law type: a mini “skin essentials” gift set from French pharmacy brand La Roche-Posay that includes a micellar cleansing water, a Thermal Spring Water mist spray, a B5 multipurpose cream, and some Anthelios 60 Face Sunscreen.
Original Price: $33
This beloved, cult vitamin-C serum is 15 percent off as part of the Amazon Luxury Beauty sale.
Original Price: $45
The review that really sold this Columbia parka for us: “I bought this jacket in preparation for Chicago and Japan’s winter weather, and I have to say it’s works perfectly and kept me warm but not sweaty. I love the fact that there’s a detachable liner inside so I can adapt to indoors or more mild weather, and you can take the faux-fur off the hood as well.”
Original Price: $122
In addition to being nice-to-look-at this Burton backpack has a separate padded laptop compartment.
Original Price: $75
This dirty-Martini mixer from Stirrings would make a nice gift for a co-worker who fancies him or herself a Mad Men type.
Original Price: $6
For all the logo hounds out there: a splashy Balenciaga wallet.
Original Price: $550
This Tory Burch drawstring bag has some sleek, architectural lines.
Original Price: $428
Everything in La Garçonne’s sale section is an additional 20 percent off with the code 99LGHoliday. We sniffed around in there, and came up with these very elegant Isabel Marant brown calfskin boots.
Original Price: $555
These staple earrings from Kathleen Whitaker are a longtime favorite of ours.
Original Price: $48
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