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

Photo: Courtesy of the retailers

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.

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


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.

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.

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

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.

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).

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.)

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).

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.

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

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

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

A sophisticated gold watch with just the most understated dial.

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

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