Forget December. For deal-hunters, February is the most wonderful time of the year. This is when retailers offer steep discounts on everything from trendy fleece pullovers to Paris-ready pumps. Some of these mark-downs are part of epic sales and others are one-offs, so you’ve got to know where to look. (Hint: right here.) Just be sure to jump on these deals ASAP—the best ones will run out faster than Valentine’s Day candy.
The Deal: $35 [$65 off]
We’ve gone on the record as being pro travel dresses. It’s a one-and-done outfit that makes packing so easy. And this shift dress delivers on everything you want in a travel dress: breathable, wrinkle-resistant fabric, a flowing fit, adjustable straps, and pockets. The clincher? Its sale price is the lowest we’ve ever seen: a mere 35 bucks.
The Deal: $210 [$90 off]
Cole Haan’s business-traveler-ready oxford gets rave reviews for its lightweight, modern look, and springy cushioning that ensures all-day comfort. This shoe is billed for commuting, working, and relaxing, but they’re versatile enough for casual dinners and nights out, too. All nine shades—from brown leather to gray suede—are marked down by $90.
The Deal: $85 [50% off]
Leave it to the Victorinox Swiss Army brand to create a polished, ready-to-ship-out duffel that’s high-style and high-function. And a 50 percent price-drop here gives even more reason to upgrade from whatever scuffed college duffel you have kicking around in your closet.
The Deal: $65 [50% off]
Whether you’re plotting a warm-weather getaway or you’ve just got spring on the brain, these sandals are an excellent buy. Thanks to their pretty metallic shimmer, they’re elegant enough to wear with a sundress or slacks, but they can also add a dash of golden glamour to your poolside look.
The Deal: $75 [$54 off]
Everyone should have a dependable fleece pullover at the ready whenever there’s a chill in the air, whether that’s sunsets at the beach, crisp morning hikes, or just stepping out your front door to grab a package. If you’re missing one, this sale is the perfect opportunity to fix that at 42 percent off.
The Deal: $220 [$129 off]
Hundreds of five-star reviews don’t lie. These noise-canceling beauties deliver the rich, pristine sound music fans expect from the Bose brand. This wireless rose gold pair—a bestseller on Amazon for over-ear headphones—is currently the cheapest we’ve ever seen.
The Deal: $79 [$49 off]
We’ll rock athleisure for everything from flowing through vinyasa to running errands or staying comfortable on long-haul flights. These high-rise tights from Lululemon are ideal for all of that and more, plus, they’re almost $50 cheaper than usual.
The Deal: $100 [$49 off]
Planning an alpine trip? Or just want to keep your toes toasty on the road? L.L.Bean’s insulated, waterproof hikers are equipped with anti-slip outsoles and rock shields to keep feet safe on rugged terrain. These classic cold-weather boots are currently about $50 off.
The Deal: $105 [$110 off]
Good news for weekend jetsetters: We’ve discovered a way to snag a Dagne Dover weekender on the cheap. The site is currently in the middle of a “sample sale,” during which the previous version of its stylish carryalls is half off. One downside: Because it’s not the updated style, it doesn’t come with a luggage sleeve pass through, but still worth the savings if you’ve been eyeing these bags.
The Deal: $130 [$120 off]
Is there any shoe more dependable than the Chelsea Bootie? They can go straight from a slushy winter sidewalk into a boardroom presentation. (It helps that they’re waterproof!) This pair from Cole Haan goes with anything—jeans, wrap dresses, suits—making their cost-per-use an even better investment.
The Deal: $64 [35% off]
This classic crew-neck sweater blends merino wool with recycled cashmere to make it twice as eco-friendly as the average cashmere pullover. And the sale price, knocking $34 off, only adds to the feel-good factor.
The Deal: $50 [50% off]
DNA’s Cheetah Cardigan has everything we love in a cozy cover-up: a slouchy fit, neutral color scheme, and soft knit fabric with a touch of spandex for stretch. This pattern is a cool spin on the animal print trend that’s still going strong. Have we mentioned it’s half off?
The Deal: $108 [40% off]
Whether you’re exploring Europe’s cobblestone streets or hitting your favorite running trail, excellent sneakers are essential. This sock-like pair from Adidas (40 percent off at Zappos) offers style and comfort with light textile uppers and rubber outsoles that can even handle wet roads.
The Deal: $50 [58% off]
The beautiful, origami-fold design of this backpack hides oodles of pockets to keep your phone, transit card, or a granola bar secure. A key clip and laptop sleeve are more handy extras. But it’s the sale price, now below $50, that has sent us into reverse sticker shock.
The Deal: $117 [40% off]
Anniversary dinner? Business trip? Theater outing? These low-slung pumps are the perfect dress-up shoes for every occasion. Their swooping French profile proves stilettos don’t have a monopoly on glamour, and their price (nearly $80 off) will leave you feeling chic and smart.
The Deal: $49 [$29 off]
Sleek and fitted in all the right places, this long-sleeve shirt is made out of breathable, sweat-wicking fabric, meaning it can stand up to hours on the road without getting stinky. And the price, under $50, has us breathing a sigh of relief.
The Deal: $80 [46% off]
This retro-cool pullover is just the thing for morning runs, casual days about town, or cozy campfire circles. The quilted classic is as practical—especially when it’s nearly $70 off—as it’s on-trend for 2020.
The Deal: $59 [$39 off]
We’ve all been there—that moment when a day of sightseeing gets cut short due to uncomfortable shoes. These sneakers will spare you all that. Described as “walking on sunshine” by one reviewer, Everlane’s leather trainers offer solid support, a stylish look, and a killer sale price at just $59.
The Deal: $39 [50% off]
Hands-free travel at its best, this Lulu belt bag keeps all your items secure, leaving you free to snap pictures, strap-hang on public transit, or just throw your arms around your loved one without worrying about your wallet. And the sale price, under $40, is pretty wallet-friendly, too.
The Deal: $120 [40% off]
Looking for the ultimate sightseeing walking shoe that will let you breeze through 15,000+ steps? You’ve found them. These sneakers by Cole Haan are made from breathable mesh fabric, and their cushy footbeds soften the stress of pounding the pavement.
The Deal: $40 [49% off]
Patagonia is our pick for do-everything flannel shirts that can take you from weekend hiking and music festivals to weekday meet-ups with coworkers and friends. And this button-up, in a super-wearable blue-gray combo, is just shy of 50 percent off with a price tag under 40 bucks.
The Deal: $32 [$33 off]
A mini backpack is a travel staple for those who’d rather not wreak havoc on their shoulders while on the road. We love this one for its sweet lilac shade, sturdy canvas fabric, and petite size that can nonetheless hold your 16-ounce water bottle, guidebook, hand sanitizer, and other essentials.
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