A ton of Black Friday sales are starting early this year


Here are my picks of the best of them, starting with British retailer Allsaints, where everything is 30% off and I’ve got my eye on their fantastic sweaters. This cashmere crewneck looks so excellently fuzzy and worn-in.

Click through and zoom in on this cardigan—the leopard spots are actually star-shaped.

Over at Madewell, everything’s a whopping 40% off when you enter the code OHJOY at checkout. I’m a big fan of this boucle blazer, which is just slightly and stylishly oversized.

This glen plaid car coat reminds me of similar vintage ones I wore in college, but much more nicely cut.

Cashmere purveyors Nadaam are offering 40% off everything with the code BLACKFRIDAY40. I think this cashmere V-neck is the kind of piece that would work in most any wardrobe. It also comes in a pretty good aqua, if that’s more your thing.

This heather grey zipper hoodie is in my shopping cart even as I type, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be going for it.

Over at beauty brand True Botanicals, everything is 20% off, and so I’m considering stocking up on this powerful Vitamin C powder

French chain BA&SH is extending a 25% discount, which I might employ to acquire this nifty half zip sweater, which also comes in a few other good colors.

Activewear brand Girlfriend Collective is extending 35% off everything, including these pocket compression leggings, which were one of Oprah’s Favorite Things this year.

Kitchenware brand Our Place is offering a hefty discount on such items as their Always Pan, which I own and love. It is easily the most magically nonstick pan I’ve ever used, and is crazy versatile too.

The discount is 35% sitewide at yoga wear brand Alala—I own two pair of their modal sweatpants, which are soft as the day is long.

I like the elegance and drape of this sweatshirt.

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5 Thoughts on A ton of Black Friday sales are starting early this year
    21 Nov 2022

    Ooh, I’ve never tried Nadaam and surely I have enough sweaters… but I’ve never replaced my ancient cashmere hoodie after it gave up the ghost, and they have it in peacock! Plus that V-neck in the blue… So tempted!


      another Kim
      21 Nov 2022

      I have a sweater from them that I love!


    21 Nov 2022

    Giving a shout-out to the fleece lined sweatpants you posted about recently, Kim. I ordered a pair thinking I might wear them once or twice this winter, but we had a cold front come through (obviously, not like the Buffalo, NY weather, but cold for Austin) and I wore them all weekend. Super warm, super comfortable. Love them! (side note: on my pair the lining is less “fleece” and more like the cover of Betty’s favorite dog bed––which sounds negative as I type it out, but is so not)


    21 Nov 2022

    Quite a few tempting items here and I think the Nadaam v-neck might be the perfect gift for my mother. I’m currently irritated at True Botanicals as they no longer make the Antioxidant Booster powder that I have used for years. It was a gentler alternative to the Vitamin C. I ordered a couple of items from the Ordinary instead including their version of a Vit C powder. Has anyone tried it? Hard to resist trying as it is a whopping $80+ dollars cheaper than True Botanicals. (I also dislike their re-branding, both the package design and the website. I am grumpy about them in general).


      another Kim
      21 Nov 2022

      Tried that vitamin C powder from the Ordinary and it wasn’t a fit for me. Currently using Paula’s Choice vitamin C moisturizer and liking it.



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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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