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.
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.
An extremely tasteful pair of gold hoop earrings that are just the right size.
A spare topcoat with a menswear vibe — we especially like how the sleeves are trim and short enough to let shirt cuffs peek through.
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.
Need a New Year’s party manicure? Try this Deborah Lippmann shade in a sheer mauve with a subtle shimmer.
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).
It’s a Cosabella nighttime tank top that’s (no joke) $13.
There’s something very sophisticated about the stripped-down silhouette and pale pink shade on these suede sneakers.
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.”
A weather-resistant Ugg boot that doesn’t scream “Ugg boot.”
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.
These funny candles — they’re meant to evoke the idea of a particular city or scent memory like “Grandma’s Kitchen” — make killer gifts.
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.)
A Hunter rain boot that’s both sleek and waterproof — the little bit of quilting along the heel is a nice touch.
Somewhere between a turtleneck and a mock neck is this slouchy number.
Have you heard? Logos are back.
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.