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54 Things on Sale Through Columbus Day: From Smythson to KitchenAid

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Some of the best Columbus Day deals started last week, even if they weren’t billed as “Columbus Day sales.” Many sites are having Friends & Family sales, like Dermstore, Bloomingdale’s, and Saks Fifth Avenue, and still others are having fall sales through the weekend as well. Below, the 40-plus things we found, including some Marc Jacobs leather crossbody bags, J.Crew wool coats, DVF wrap dresses, and Smythson leather journals. Don’t miss our list of best skin-care deals (so many things we love are on sale) at Dermstore, too.

J.Crew Daphne Boiled Wool Topcoat
$119 at Nordstrom

There’s something blazer-esque about this double-breasted topcoat — we especially love the contrasting buttons.

Splendid Scoopneck Tank Top
$29 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Splendid makes soft, casual shirts so good they’ve earned cult-like appeal. The price of the clothes is already approachable, but today they’re even cheaper.

Weleda Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream
$15 at Dermstore

The original glow-producing moisturizing cream. Sweetbitter author Stephanie Danler says it keeps her “flawless, luminous even, and not at all greasy.” Model and actress Hari Nef says putting it on is “like your face is having a meal.” And Strategist beauty writer Rio Viera-Newton says that “for cracked, dry, painful skin on your face or body, this product is everything.” A good time to stock up just as the weather gets cold and unforgiving.

$15 at Dermstore
with code: FRIEND
J.Crew Striped Sleep Short Sleeve Pajamas
$35 at Nordstrom Rack

If you, like writer Hermione Hoby, find it hard to resist mannish pajamas.

Saks Fifth Avenue COLLECTION Brass Collar Stays
$14 for 18 at Saks Fifth Avenue

It’s a highly annoying feeling to be getting ready for an event, to have your clothes pressed and hair slicked back and put on your dress shirt only to realize you have nothing but mismatching bent plastic collar stays. These would be a godsend.

Nintendo Switch: Fortnite - Double Helix Bundle - Switch
$300 at Amazon

Do you have a gamer in your life? Or are you looking for an early Christmas gift? Just released last week: The Nintendo Switch Fortnite bundle (Select All called it the most popular game in the world), which is the same price as the standard Switch but with $45 worth of Fortnite in-game bonuses (including 1,000 V-bucks of Fortnite currency).

Smythson Pastegrain Lambskin Soho Notebook
$173 at Saks Fifth Avenue

The crème de la crème of notebooks, now nearly 60 bucks cheaper. (It comes in black, too, and there are lots of other Smythson leather goods on sale at Saks, too, until Monday.)

Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffel Bag
$60 at Nordstrom

An understated weekend bag with a clever little compartment for shoes (think dirty gym sneakers you’d want to separate from clothes or dress shoes for a wedding).

Bottega Veneta Eyelet-embellished silk scarf
$156 at Matches Fashion

A 100-percent silk scarf from Italian luxury brand Bottega Veneta that, yes, we would tie around our necks but also around the handle of a handbag or twice around the wrist.

Jonathan Adler Champagne Pop Candle
$32 at Saks Fifth Avenue

A candle that smells like Champagne and would look just great as a pencil holder once you’re finished. Great hostess gift, too.

Maryam Nassir Zadeh Andrea Mule Patent
$270 at Need Supply

Patent mules by Maryam Nassir Zadeh — perhaps the unofficial patron saint of Bard graduates.

Athletic Propulsion Labs Techloom Phantom Sneakers
$124 at Saks Fifth Avenue

The athletic sneaker of the moment — we have them and they’re light as air.

Skagen Signature Slim Mesh Strap Watch, 30mm
$109 at Nordstrom

A sophisticated gold watch with just the most understated dial.

Garrett Leight Olive 51 cat-eye glasses
$100 at Matches Fashion

Massively on-sale cat-eye glasses that are slightly unusual without going too nuts.

Uniqlo Women’s Lightweight Wool-Blend Hooded Coat
$80 at Uniqlo

A deeply hued, slightly oversize wool coat that, if you squint hard enough, is almost Philo-era Celine.

Rebecca Minkoff Triangle Resin Hoop Earrings
$34 at Shopbop

Tortoise earrings — more of the tortoiseshell trend — in an unusual, almost trapezoidal shape.

Diane von Furstenberg Cubic-print stripe silk scarf
$53 at Matches Fashion

A punchy little scarf to kick up your somber fall wardrobe.

Diane von Furstenberg Julian Banded Silk Jersey Wrap Dress
$281 at Diane von Furstenberg

A DVF wrap dress that looks like a DVF wrap dress from a mile away.

Diane von Furstenberg Sleeveless Bias Dress
$239 at Diane von Furstenberg

There’s a double slit on the hemline of this bias dress.

Diane von Furstenberg Short-Sleeve Crew Neck Dress
$197 at Diane von Furstenberg

A slightly stretchy dress with repeating leaf pattern.

Diane von Furstenberg Cinch Sleeve Shirt Dress
$299 at Diane von Furstenberg

A 100 percent silk dress that really moves.

Diane von Furstenberg Scoop Neck Ribbed Sweater Dress
$239 at Diane von Furstenberg

Is it a sweater? Is it a dress? Yes.

Diane von Furstenberg Long-Sleeve Shirt Dress
$257 at Diane von Furstenberg

We love how the subtle tonal differences add dimension to a rather simple vertically striped dress.

Madewell O-Ring Leather Satchel
$99 at Nordstrom

A handsome black leather satchel that’s almost doctor’s bag-ish for under $100.

Burrow Sofa
Photo: Courtesy of the vendor
Burrow Sofa
$1,095 at Burrow

Our absolute favorite sofa-in-a-box (it even has USB chargers for your devices tucked between the cushions) for a hundred bucks off.

$1,095 at Burrow
with code: FALL18
BISSELL 3-in-1 Lightweight Corded Stick Vacuum
$19 at Walmart

Are you looking for a vacuum that costs as much as two lunch salads?

BLACK+DECKER Dustbuster Hand Vacuum (Powder White)
$20 at Walmart

And if you only have room for a hand vacuum, there’s always this tiny dust-buster.

Sam Edelman Walden Leather Booties
$113 at Saks Fifth Avenue

A sleek leather bootie that looks much more expensive than it is.

WubbaNub Giraffe Pacifier
$12 at Saks Fifth Avenue

The famed Wubbanub pacifier (a new mother in our baby shower gift guide called it “life-changing”) for 25 percent off.

KitchenAid Classic Series 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
$189 at Walmart

The only name in stand mixers for serious bakers — and we’ve never seen it this cheap.

Rebecca Minkoff Chamille Too Leopard Calf Hair Mules
$119 at Saks Fifth Avenue

We’re a sucker for a leopard mule — it takes a plain jean and T-shirt to a dressed-up place.

Eileen Fisher Sleeveless Swing Top
$67 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Easy, effortless, and flattering: classic Eileen Fisher.

Madwell Palisades Cardigan Sweater
$50 at Nordstrom

A cozy little textured cardigan with a drawstring you can cinch at the hem.

Cole Haan Back Bow Packable Hooded Raincoat
$130 at Nordstrom

We love the iridescent sheen on this packable metallic raincoat.

Frette Checkerboard Bath Towel
$38 at Saks Fifth Avenue

The legendary Frette bath towel at a not-so-legendary price.

aden + anais Baby’s Trail Blooms Dream Blanket
$38 at Saks Fifth Avenue

An adorable (affordable) baby blanket adorned with alpacas — perfect when you’re stumped upon receiving that invitation to a baby shower or 1-year-old’s birthday party.

Slip Queen Pure Silk Pillowcase
Photo: Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine
Slip Queen Pure Silk Pillowcase
$68 at Dermstore

The Rolls Royce of silk pillowcases, this Slip silk pillowcase we wrote about last year as the best version recommended by dermatologists for preventing wrinkles and hair breakage.

$68 at Dermstore
with code: FRIEND
Luna Yarn-Dye Check Duvet Cover
$48 at Urban Outfitters

We love the cozy pink stripes on this (highly discounted) peach duvet cover.

Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
$18 at Dermstore

Just a little reminder that the Cosrx snail mucin essence isn’t the only thing on sale at Dermstore (see our favorite things here) — so is Rio’s absolute favorite blackhead power liquid. She says: “Typically, when I break out, I break out in blackhead zits around my chin — this keeps that in check.”

$18 at Dermstore
with code: FRIEND
Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream
$18 at Dermstore

And the Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream, of which she says, “It’s super rich and truly one of the only moisturizers that I’ve found that goes deep into my skin and keeps it happy and nourished all day long.”

$18 at Dermstore
with code: FRIEND
J.Crew Parke Blazer
$119 at Nordstrom

Because everyone needs a slim blazer in the closet — we like the trim lapels and sleeves on this one.

J.Crew Dion Trench Coat
$137 at Nordstrom

A very expensive-looking khaki trench coat without too many bells and whistles.

J.Crew 365 Knit Fit & Flare Dress
$42 at Nordstrom

We couldn’t believe the price on this fitted dress, either.

Eileen Fisher Bell Cuff Silk Blend Cardigan
$139 at Nordstrom

You know those autumn days when it can go from toasty to chilly without any warning? This would be perfect for then.

J.Crew New Perfect Fit T-Shirt
$20 at Nordstrom

Stripes on a T-shirt transcend seasons.

J.Crew Short-Sleeve V-Neck Midi Dress
$59 at Nordstrom

There’s something so sweet and modest about the short sleeves on this dress.

Uniqlo Women’s Denim Jacket
$30 at Uniqlo

A totally classic, well-proportioned jean jacket that will never have you in 20 years going, “What was I thinking in that?”

Uniqlo Women’s Down Jacket (Ines de la Fressange)
$50 at Uniqlo

We happen to think the contrasting panels around the shoulders make this jacket.

Tom Ford Marcella 48mm Cat Eye Sunglasses
$160 at Nordstrom Rack

Because you need these as much in December as you do in July.

UGG Classic Short Rustic Weave Genuine Shearling Fur Boot
$120 at Nordstrom Rack

The classic ugly shoe we won’t be able to convince you to get if you’re not already onboard — if you are, move fast, because there aren’t many sizes left.

Nike Free Trainer V7 Sneaker
$50 at Nordstrom Rack

A great exercise sneaker, and a great travel shoe, incidentally.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Missy Front Zip Faux Fur Collared Jacket
$110 at Nordstrom Rack

A very luxurious-looking down coat with a guilt-free faux-fur collar lining.

Marc Jacobs NS Crossbody Bag
$80 at Nordstrom Rack

A fancy-pants bag that does away with all the pretension.

Marc Jacobs Recruit Pebbled Leather Crossbody Wallet
$91 at Nordstrom Rack

We love the pebbly quality on the leather of this wallet. It’s like a fanny pack for someone who doesn’t want to go full fanny pack.

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54 Things on Sale From Smythson to KitchenAid