Treat Yourself: A Pair of Lush Burgundy Boots

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Every Friday at the Cut, we’re highlighting one great purchase for which it’s absolutely worth eating ramen noodles for the rest of eternity. If you’re looking for cheap thrills instead, check back every Monday for a fun pick-me-up that will leave you with enough cash for dinner.

These Alexandre Birman ankle boots are the footwear equivalent of a large glass of Merlot: soothing, lush, and perfect for fall. Sure, velvet isn’t exactly practical, but it is one of the major trends for fall. Wear these on days when there isn’t a hint of moisture in the air, and dream of them on days when you’re stuck in duck boots.

Alexandre Birman Ankle Boots, $1,295 at Net-a-Porter

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