(Coffee Break): Best Cyber Monday Sales on Investment Wardrobe Essentials for Work – Junyuan bags

As most of you know, we round up all of our Hall of Famers into our Wardrobe Essentials for Work — I thought I’d take a quick run through some of the pricier wardrobe essentials for work and see if I could find some great deals today.

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Pictured above: brown ruana / blue coat / caramel tote

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Great Deals on Winter Coats

Some of our favorite classic coats include: olive / blue / green / caramel / pink / gray (not pictured but also)

We just did a mini-update on some of our older posts on the best winter coats — the Hall of Famers are pictured above, and there are a lot of great sales!

  • the olive coat (Ted Baker) is down to $367 today (30% off at Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom)
  • the blue coat (reader favorite Babaton brand ) are down as low as $138 (Aritizia sale, up to 50% off everything!)
  • the green coat (Sam Edelman; available in plus sizes also!) is down 49-57% today — as low as $89!
  • the caramel coat (investment! splurge! Fleurette!) is 50% off today!! Down as low as 50% at Nordstrom. Also available in plus sizes!
  • the hot pink coat (J.Crew cocoon coat in stadium cloth) is included in the sale – was $365, comes to $164!!
  • The gray coat pictured is not on sale, but Bloomingdale’s does have a few Cinzia Rocca coats on sale for 25% off + 20-30% off ($472-$716).
  • Not pictured but other worthy sales of notes for coats:
  • LL.Bean is offering 15% off sitewide, including on reader favorite boiled wool coats (they also have great waterproof coats)
  • Eddie Bauer – 50% off your purchase, including reader favorite Girl on the Go trench (XS-3X, petite and tall sizes too)
  • Lands’ End – Great washable coats and crazy warm ones — up to 60% off!
  • Max Mara – coats up to 30% off at Nordstrom, eligible for $50-$750 giftcard at Neiman Marcus, or take $50-$500 off at Saks
  • Talbots – a lot of readers really like their coats, and they’re 50% off plus $50 off $200 today.
  • (I looked but didn’t see any noteworthy sales for Burberry or Canada Goose — what other coat deals are you on the hunt for?)

Great Deals on Cashmere

Pictured above, some of the classic cashmere sweaters for work (as of 2022): 1) Nordstrom Cashmere* 2) Quince ($50!) 3) Vince* 4) J.Crew* 5) Nadaam. (Not pictured, but also check out Talbots* and Brooks Brothers!) If you’re looking for something fancier try TSE, Loro Piana, Akris, or (more casual) Jenni Kayne.

  • Halogen cashmere (the blue sweater) is down as low as $57 today — great budget pick.
  • J.Crew cashmere (gray sweater) is down as low as 50% + 10% off today (and free shipping)!
  • Everlane cashmere rarely goes on sale but they’re offering 25% off select styles; the pictured cashmere crew (gray) comes down to $75.
  • Not pictured but other noteworthy sales on cashmere:
  • Akris – eligible for $50-$500 off deal at Saks
  • Ann Taylor – 50% off everything + free shipping
  • Bompard – up to 30% off on lots of sweaters
  • Brora – 25% off everything!
  • Brooks Brothers – 50% off sitewide, including cashmere – this reader favorite sweater is down to $59 from $168.
  • Inhabit NY – 30% off sitewide!
  • Naadam – up to 75% off!
  • Talbots – 50% off your purchase + $50 off $200.
  • TSE – Take an extra 25% off markdowns

Some of our favorite office pashminas as of 2021: black / beige / gray (lighter weight) / lavender ($15!!). If you’re looking for more of a ruana jacket, I highly recommend the Brooks Brothers’ ones!

  • pink (far left) – Lots of their “pure cashmere wraps” are down from $170 to $84.50 — and go towards the $50 off every $200 offer.
  • blue (far right) – MANY ruanas are included in the Brooks Brothers sale from $598 to $299 – this is a great deal. If you have a hard to fit woman in your life this is great; I’d say it works anywhere from size S-3X. It’s more of a coat, though; very heavy and elegant.
  • (See our cashmere list above for more ideas for splurge-worthy wraps!)

Great Work Bags On Sale

Pictured above: one / two/ three 

  • Dagne Dover bags (left) are 20% off at Nordstrom and Dagne Dover!
  • Cuyana (middle) is offering 15% off their classics, so the zip-top tote comes down to $165
  • Lo and Sons (right) is having massive sales; the Seville Tote comes to $231 (down from $578!)
  • Zappos has lots of KNOMO bags on sale for $125-$299.
  • Tumi is offering an extra 20% off any sale items — Nordstrom also has lots of Tumi bags on sale.

Readers, are you watching any investment pieces, either for yourself or a loved one? (Crazy deals on Boss suits at Nordstrom, also…)

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