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Yesterday, December 25th, was a very important day. And no, I’m definitely not talking about Christmas — I’m referring to the start of Mr Porter’s semi-annual sale. On a normal day, most of the stuff is so expensive that it’s safer to just click through the interminable selection rather than actually buy anything (unless you really like eating Top Ramen).
But twice a year, the site knocks up to 50% off retail prices, and sometimes, prices get low enough that I can actually afford something. I finally know what Andy Williams is talking about when he sings “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”
There’s a lot to shop today, including items that were everywhere this season and were never really expected to go on sale. Future wore a version of this Raf Simons Oversized Distressed Sweater (now $1,701) in a music video the same day it went on sale — that’s gotta be a first.
There’s a lot that would just make solid additions to any wardrobe, like this Wooyoungmi Contrast-Trimmed Wool-Blend Bomber Jacket (now $520). With over 40 pages to browse, I’ve taken the liberty of combing through and selecting some of my favorites. The pleasure truly was all mine.
Raf Simons Oversized Distressed Virgin Wool Sweater (now $1,701).
Haider Ackermann Oversized Checked Wool, Cotton And Alpaca-Blend Shirt Jacket (now $552).
Sandro Shearling Jacket (now $1,396.50).
J.W. Anderson Striped Wool Half-Zip Sweater (now $325).
Engineered Garments Willy Herringbone Pleated Wool Trousers (now $287).
Neighborhood Camp-Collar Printed Cotton Shirt (now $143.50).
Howlin' Contrast-Trimmed New Wool Sweater (now $117.50).
Raf Simons Appliquéd Denim Shirt (now $405).
Saint Laurent Sequinned Fair Isle Knitted Sweater (now $925).
Jil Sander Knitted Wool Sweater (now $511).
Issey Miyake Shigoki Cropped Wool Trousers (now $432.50).
Wooyoungmi Contrast-Trimmed Wool-Blend Bomber Jacket (now $520).
Dries Van Noten Black Brodie Slim-Fit Appliquéd Wool-Blend Blazer (now $817.50).
Acne Studios Kees Striped Wool Sweater (now $255).
J.W. Anderson Printed Cotton-Terry Sweatshirt (now $125).
Paul Smith Striped Cashmere Rollneck Sweater (now $297.50).
Maison Margiela Printed Loopback Cotton-Jersey Hoodie (now $347.50).
Saint Laurent Slim-Fit Embroidered Cotton-Blend Blouson Jacket (now $995).
Marni EKTA Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt (now $167.50).