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41 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Common Projects to Cosabella

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It’s the last big sales event before Christmas, and by this point you’re either scrambling to get something at the very last minute (we’ve got you covered) or else you’re very ready for your giftees to open up your excellent gifts. Before you take off for the holiday, check out some of the very good deals to be had, including on Common Projects sneakers, Cosabella shirts, Madewell totes, and lots of stylish J.Crew. We went through the sales bins to find all the actually good things you’d actually want to buy.

Common Projects Achilles Canvas Low-Top Sneakers
$261 at Moda Operandi

We would wear nothing but Common Projects sneakers (as would lots of other sneaker lovers) if only they weren’t so expensive and sale-averse. Amazingly, lots of them (including lots of white ones!) are on sale at Moda Operandi.

Frasier Sterling Mykonos Hoops
$25 at Revolve

An extremely tasteful pair of gold hoop earrings that are just the right size.

J.Crew 484 Slim Fit Stretch Denim Jeans
$59 at Nordstrom

The 484s are J.Crew’s skinniest cut of men’s jeans, but they’re not so thigh-hugging that circulation will get cut off. This stretchy version has more give, too.

Madewell Paint Stripe Transport Leather Tote
$94 at Nordstrom

It’s funny how the simplest little thing — like the broad stripe on this black work bag — can make something very subdued into something interesting-looking.

J.Crew Daphne Boiled Wool Topcoat
$137 at Nordstrom

A spare topcoat with a menswear vibe — we especially like how the sleeves are trim and short enough to let shirt cuffs peek through.

Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000 (3 piece)
$174 at Nordstrom

The most luxurious of luxurious blow dryers (Cut beauty director Kathleen Hou called it the lightest of the light, from the maker of the “Rolls-Royce of curling irons“). In fact, all the Harry Josh mint green tools are up to 32 percent off right now.

Magic Bullet The Original MBR1101
$30 at Macy’s

Get a jumpstart on New Year’s resolutions now, with a Magic Bullet smoothie blender that’s insanely cheap right now.

Everlane Modern Boyfriend Jean
$48 at Everlane

There aren’t a million sizes left, but these highly regarded Everlane jeans are hardly ever on sale in this color.

Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish in Message
$10 at Revolve

Need a New Year’s party manicure? Try this Deborah Lippmann shade in a sheer mauve with a subtle shimmer.

J.Crew Classic Fit Lightweight Denim Sport Shirt
$45 at Nordstrom

Just a plain old denim shirt that has surprisingly infinite uses (tucked in and buttoned up at work, worn loosey-goosey on Sundays, even a nice layering piece through the fall).

Cosabella Phoenix Tank
$13 at Saks Fifth Avenue

It’s a Cosabella nighttime tank top that’s (no joke) $13.

SeaVees Racquet Club Sneaker
$65 at Nordstrom

There’s something very sophisticated about the stripped-down silhouette and pale pink shade on these suede sneakers.

J.Crew Wallace & Barnes Felted Shawl Collar Merino Wool Cardigan
$107 at Nordstrom

A shawl-collared merino wool cardigan that makes us want to pledge a frat, read some Nietzsche, and say things like, “Oh, no, you gotta live off campus.”

UGG Kristin Classic Slim Water Resistant Mini Boot
$110 at Nordstrom

A weather-resistant Ugg boot that doesn’t scream “Ugg boot.”

J.Crew Cotton & Cashmere Piqué Crewneck Sweater
$30 at Nordstrom

There’s nothing fisherman-y about this sweater, but for some reason it reminds us of the kind of thing a sea captain would want to wear.

Homesick Candle Collection
$25 at Macy’s

These funny candles — they’re meant to evoke the idea of a particular city or scent memory like “Grandma’s Kitchen” — make killer gifts.

$25 at Macy’s
with code: GIFT
Topshop Lily Knit Back Midi Coat
$75 at Nordstrom

This coat is one of those things that you look at and say, “Topshop??” The black contrast once you flip up the collar is the neatest part. (It comes in lots of other colors, too.)

Hunter Original Refined Quilted Gloss Chelsea Waterproof Boot
$100 at Nordstrom

A Hunter rain boot that’s both sleek and waterproof — the little bit of quilting along the heel is a nice touch.

J.Crew 1988 Rollneck Cotton Sweater
$51 at Nordstrom

Somewhere between a turtleneck and a mock neck is this slouchy number.

Bally Logo Calfskin Card Case
$105 at Moda Operandi

Have you heard? Logos are back.

Madewell Halter Tie Back Midi Dress
$95 at Nordstrom

In case you’re looking for something to wear to a New Year’s party that won’t look silly once you pull it back out again in May.

Eastland Devy 1955 Derby Boot
$79 at Nordstrom Rack

A very comfortable pair of work boots with a memory foam sole.

Madewell Bell Sleeve Tie Top
$30 at Nordstrom

There’s something very vintage-feeling about this shirt (the color? The pattern?) even though it’s not vintage at all.

DHC Olive Essentials Travel Set (4 piece)
$13 at Dermstore

A set of four superstar products — including the Deep Cleansing Oil — from highly cult-y Japanse brand DHC.

Homedics FB-50 Foot Bath, Bubble Bliss
$20 at Macy’s

The quickest shortcut to orthopedic bliss only costs $20.

Everlane Cotton Mockneck Tee
$16 at Everlane

This T-shirt shirt with pale pink stripes feels very Lauren Hutton, no?

Champion Men’s Cuffed Ribbed-Knit Beanie
$18 at Macy’s

A very sporty beanie that would make a great teen boy gift.

Diane von Furstenberg Long Sleeve V Neck Shirt
$99 at Diane von Furstenberg

The cobalt blue on this long-sleeved shirt has that sophisticated depth that just looks expensive.

Sorel Portzman Classic
$107 at Zappos

For your next trip through the backwoods or ski country.

Sofia Cashmere Jersey Diagonal Stitch Gloves
$40 at Nordstrom Rack

A pair of cashmere gloves that are actually touchscreen-friendly.

Madewell 9-Inch High Waist Skinny Jeans
$80 at Nordstrom

We heard that low-rise jeans were making a comeback, but we’ll believe it when we see it. High-rise only for now, please.

Common Projects Suede Slip-On Sneakers
$258 at Moda Operandi

They look like a pair of Vans slip-ons, except for the golden numerals above the heel — and, oh yeah, they’re suede.

Rebecca Minkoff Metallic Leather Metro Card Case
$32 at Saks Fifth Avenue

A perfect little card case and Metrocard holder that costs much less than you’d think.

Baxter of California Cobalt Winter Clay Set
$41 at Nordstrom

Guys with great hair don’t just wake up like that — rub a bit of Baxter’s clay (it’s one we’ve written about before) into towel-dried hair, spritz a bit of style spray, and you’re good to go.

The North Face Novelty Nuptse Vest
$102 at Zappos

An excellent layering piece that offers a bit of neck coverage, too. For anyone who wants to wear North Face that doesn’t look extremely North Face-y.

Fresh Honeymoon Lip Kit
$28 at Nordstrom

These Sugar lip balms are among the most popular things you can buy at Fresh, and not only does the lip kit make them more affordable, but now the kit itself is on sale.

Madewell Crew Neck Tee
$13 at Nordstrom Rack

We had to double-check to make sure the prices on these Madewell T-shirts weren’t a mistake.

VEJA Esplar Leather-Trimmed Suede Sneakers
$85 at Moda Operandi

These leather and suede sneakers from French brand Veja aren’t much more expensive than what you’d pay for an ordinary pair of Chuck Taylors — and are those Parisian?

MICHAEL Michael Kors Travel Pouch Trio
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MICHAEL Michael Kors Travel Pouch Trio
$104 at Shopbop

An ingenious three-fer of a gift — one for them, and two for you!

Replenix Plumping Lip Treatment SPF 30
$29 at Dermstore

Strategist writer Lori Keong was skeptical about lip plumping treatments until she talked to dermatologists who said that, yes, they do work. The Replenix was among the ones she was recommended the most.

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41 Things on Sale From Common Projects to Cosabella