Highlights from the Net a Porter Friends & Family sale


I don’t link to Net a Porter often these days, because I feel like when they changed ownership several years ago, their selection went from interesting and surprising to boring and stupefyingly expensive. But there is still good stuff to be had there if you dig, and this sale—which offers 25% off select items—does not disappoint. I’d wear this cashmere cardigan from Vince endlessly, I feel like.

A foldable backpack that would be ideal for travel—when we all get to travel again.

I really dig the hits of acid green on this cute leopard print sports bra.

A fleece loungewear set that’s chic enough to wear out of the house.

Lauren Manoogian’s alpaca Capote coat is a much-coveted item, and one rarely sees it marked down, so if you’re at all interested, jump at this chance.


These carpenter pants from Nili Lotan look so nice and slouchy and comfortable.

And I like the clean wash on these Frame Denim jeans.

This quilted cotton jacket from Alex Mill would be excellent for layering.

As would this houndstooth shirt jacket from Iro. I do love a bit of houndstooth.

These high rise wide leg army pants would be fantastic with high ankle boots.

Why wear the same old boring wool beanie when you could go for this excellent houndstooth bucket hat?

I just love the shape of this leather clutch, and the fact that it is roomy enough to accommodate lots of stuff, which most clutches aren’t.

And this textured leather tote is just so elegant.


What do you absolutely not need, but very much want?


Yes, those of you who were wondering, I’m still down for Fornasetti, and I’ve always had a thing for stars, and so this candle is just aces in my book.

A whole ton of cute cardigans


A sweater like this paired with sweats is becoming my fall uniform lately—it’s a look that says I made an effort, but not a huge one, which sounds about right at the moment. This one from Madewell is made of recycled cashmere, and I like the patch pockets and really good navy hue.

Spacedye is always chic, and you could easily fool people into thinking this one is Missoni.

The cropped dimensions here are good for when you want to look a little more put-together. It also comes in grey.

I am crazy for the texture of this one (which also comes in a few other good colors). It reminds me of a much, much pricier sweater by A Detacher I splurged on a couple of winters ago.

And here’s another furry one, which is very well-priced.

The side tie on this one is appealingly Japanese-y.

This Fair Isle sweater has such an appealing color combination, and I really dig the gold buttons, which give it an authentic, old-school feel.

The pockets here make this one a good stand-in for a jacket on days that aren’t too too cool.

This one looks like it was dug up at a vintage store, and I like the shawl collar, which is something I typically do not like.

The polished detailing here is kind of Chanel-ish.

If I was only going to buy one sweater this season (and so far I’ve actually purchased none) it would be this extra-versatile one from Vince.

The contrasting stripes here are cool.

The leopard print details at the pocket on this one are just fabulous.

This cropped number would be perfect for pairing with a dress.

This is pretty much the perfect long black cardigan. Its beauty lies in its simplicity.

The white buttons here really pop, and it’s the just-right amount of chunky.

OK, this one is on the splurgier side, but it’s boucle cashmere, which just sounds so luxe.

And finally: a nice long one that’d be ideal for lounging about.





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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