What’s your favorite recent cheap and chic find?


OK, so this gorgeous striped scarf is not exactly dirt cheap, but it costs half as much as similar ones I’ve seen from fancy brands like Loewe, and I think the color combination is just aces.

Check out these (under $100!) picks from the Net a Porter sale


There is a lot to pay attention to in this sale: a ton of luxe beauty marked down, which rarely happens, and enticing prospects from such brands as Nili Lotan and Acne Studios, whose sweaters I have been obsessing over. And a ton of home/design pieces too. But what I like best about this sale is the surprising quantity of truly bargain finds, like this pretty bra. Mostly I like my bras to be black, but the blue flowers here are a delight.

These teak serving spoons look pricier than they are, and would make a fantastic gift.

Just a really good and classic striped tee from Alex Mill.

I love how crafty-chic these ceramic mugs are; you can also acquire matching cereal bowls.

And this dinner plate is so lovely and elegant.

When it’s windy bitter cold, only a balaclava will do, and this one is so cute with the stripes and the star.

I also love the look of this chunky pom pom beanie.

How I long to go for these cozy-looking cashmere-blend socks.

A fun pajama set from Eberjey in palest pink.

A pair of cashmere fingerless gloves that are perfect for dog walks.

GOACA classics: the V-neck sweater


This most timeless of knitwear categories isn’t especially having a moment right now, but I did manage to scare up some good specimens, starting with this tennis-inspired option from Kule.

This is such a good red, and really good reds are rare. But if that isn’t your thing, it also comes in ecru.

The kind of cropped cardigan I’m always encouraging you to wear with dresses. This one is an alpaca blend, and comes in several other good hues.

Oh, how I ache for this perfect, chunky sweater in goldenrod yellow.

A ribbed, oversized number in the sweetest pale pink.

I dig the deep V here.

This looks like a handmade vintage find, and also as though it would be crazy cozy.

OK, this striped one is more of a henley than a V-neck, but I liked it so much I had to include it.

And here’s a cardigan that’s the perfect amount of oversized.




Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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