I do love a Fair Isle sweater


They’re preppy, obviously, but also kind of tribal, and you can have all sorts of matchy-clashy fun with them, like here.

This one has a really hand-knit feel.

This would be way too busy were it more than one color, but in classic red and white, it works.

The light blue juxtaposed with the brown is so good (and unexpected) here.

A well-priced very classically preppy specimen from L.L. Bean.

Stark black and white takes this one in quite a graphic direction.

I like the zigzag business here.

Here’s a good choice for those who like prints, but like to keep things on the safe side—it’s pleasingly minimal.

This is made of extra-soft ragg wool, and looks super-cozy.

This merino wool number is the most sophisticated of the bunch.


It’s a new Marimekko/Uniqlo collab


I don’t adore this collaboration as much as I did the one they had last April, but it’s still got some pretty good items, like this long puffer; I also like this shorter one. Additionally, I think this flannel shirt is pretty cute, and I’m dying for this Heattech turtleneck and matching leggings. This flannel dress is worth checking out too, as well as this adorable padded scarf. And I’m definitely going for some of these Heattech socks.


All the Black Friday deals worth checking out



  • Madewell is offering 30% off sitewide. I’m quite partial to this space-dye sweater dress.
  • Anthropologie is offering 30% off everything.
  • Shopbop is offering 20% off orders of $200 or more.
  • At Outnet, the discount is 25% sitewide.
  • Purveyors of really excellent sweats, Entireworld, is offering 20% off select items.
  • Benefit cosmetics, makers of one of my favorite mascaras, are offering 25% off sitewide.
  • At the luxe hair tools brand T3, everything is 25% off.
  • At Rebecca Taylor, you can take 30% off of whatever strikes your fancy.
  • Nine West’s discount is a whopping 50%, sitewide.
  • Dermstore, which is one of my favorite destinations for skincare and makeup, is offering up to 30% off select items, so I’ll be stocking up on this stuff.
  • At my favorite destination for sheets and the like, Brooklinen, almost everything is 25% off.
  • J Crew is offering 50% off of everything.
  • And Old Navy is taking 50% off everything too.
  • Sephora is offering deals on over 800 items, which you can check out here.
  • Bag and apparel designer Rebecca Minkoff is offering 25% off.
  • Boden is offering 30% off womenswear.
  • State Cashmere is going for 30% off sitewide.
  • French sportswear brand Ba&sh is offering 30% off almost everything.
  • At & Other Stories, the markdown is 25% sitewide.
  • Toms, makers of ultra-comfy shoes, sunglasses, and more are offering 35% off.
  • Shoe brand Dear Frances is going with 25% off.
  • At Levi’s, everything is 40% off, with free shipping and returns.
  • Verishop is offering 25% off fashion, and 15% home and beauty.
  • Coach, which has been remaking some of its most classic bags, like this  turnlock crossbody from the Bonnie Cashin era, are offering a whopping 50% off select bestsellers.
  • Home design brand Lulu & Georgia is offering 25% off most everything.
  • One King’s Lane offers 25% off most everything.
  • Naadam, an affordable and stylish cashmere brand, is offering 40% off most everything.
  • Uniqlo has deals on select items, like this really good overcoat.
  • At West Elm, there is a 50% discount on bedding, furniture, and decor.




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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