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We're signing off and shipping out for the four-day weekend, but rest assured we'll be back bright and early Monday morning. If you're hankering to start your Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping early, we recommend dropping some dough on the deals on ShopBop and ogling the glimmer of Net-a-Porter's party boutique. Safe travels, happy shopping and lots of love to grandma. Now please pass the sweet potato casserole.