What To Buy For Yourself on Boxing Day

By |2017-12-25T19:38:33+00:00December 25th, 2017|Gift Guides|

Last, but certainly not least, our guide to rewarding yourself for finding everyone else the perfect presents, not to mention putting those gift cards you received to good use!

You might not have gotten everything — or, let’s be real, most things — on your holiday wish list, but that’s ok! Boxing Day sales and post-holiday markdowns are the perfect opportunity to buy  those items you’ve been coveting for yourself at a steep discount, and to spend those gift cards you received from well-meaning friends and relatives over the holidays. (Be sure to click each link to see if each pick has been discounted or marked down even more!)

Coat Tales

This limited-edition moto made from real shearling and leather is available exclusively online. It’s both graphic and cozy, plus, keeping in mind the awesome promo deals that Gap always has for Boxing Day, it’ll be a true steal once it goes on sale.

Gap Leather Stripe Shearling Coat, $948 at gapcanada.ca.
Gap Leather Stripe Shearling Coat, $948 at gapcanada.ca.

 

Sock Hop

No one really wants to receive hosiery as a gift, but we all wear socks (like, daily). The post-holiday period is a great time to stock up on basics at Uniqlo, because it’s one of the only times of the year that the Japanese retailer offers substantial markdowns.

Heattech Sports Socks, $15 for two at Uniqlo.
Heattech Sports Socks, $15 for two at Uniqlo.

 

Circle Game

In case you didn’t know, Shopbop carries jewelry from brands like Rachel Comey, Marni and Jennifer Meyer alongside pieces by Madewell and Kenneth Jay Lane. This week is the ideal time to snap up some of these gems at a huge discount.

Marni Circles Sphere Earrings, $312 at shopbop.com.
Marni Circles Sphere Earrings, $312 at shopbop.com.

 

Clear Cut

Lowell is a cult-favourite leather-goods brand from Montreal. It’s also available at Holt Renfrew’s H Project shop-in-shop as part of its Uncrate Canada offering this year.

 

Lowell Atwater Petit Leather Tote, $345 at Holt Renfrew.
Lowell Atwater Petit Leather Tote, $345 at Holt Renfrew.

 

Mint Condition

We’ve been fans of Aritzia’s cozy knits — and the retailer’s famous January sales — since high school. Look out for this pretty mint sweater and more cute wintertime staples, on sale now.

Wilfred Seissan Sweater, $115 at Aritzia.com.

 

Blue Crush

Great denim is a good buy year-round, and these cute deconstructed jeans from Levi’s would look just as good pool-side as they look with leather boots.

Levi’s 501 Cropped Jeans For Women, $108 at levi.com.
Levi’s 501 Cropped Jeans For Women, $108 at levi.com.

 

Flower Power

Those wish-list items from your favourite Canadian designers? When Simons has its bi-annual sales, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at prices for all the dreamy pieces that you’ll find online and in store.

Jennifer Torosian Harley Dress, $250 at simons.ca.
Jennifer Torosian Harley Dress, $250 at simons.ca.

 

Patent Pending

There’s no time like the present if you’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to jump on the white-boot trend. The clean lines and mid-height heel make this pair by Jeffrey Campbell a smart pick.

Jeffrey Campbell Chapel Curved Heel Bootie, $230 at Nordstrom.com.
Jeffrey Campbell Chapel Curved Heel Bootie, $230 at nordstrom.com.