Luggage is a purchase you only make once every few years (hopefully), so it's important to shop wisely. While you're of course looking for quality travel gear that's durable and roomy, you don't want to go broke before you've even gotten to the airport. Wedding and honeymoon planning is expensive enough — so avoid spending a small fortune by shopping luggage from stores like Kohl's and Walmart. The luggage sets ahead are functional, fashionable and, best of all, affordable — they're all under $150.
OK, Black Friday is still a bit of a ways off, but that doesn't mean you couldn't benefit from a little pre-shopping strategizing in advance. Going into the biggest shopping day of the year without a plan isn't just inefficient — it's downright crazy. There are so many opportunities to score big: everything from wedding accessories to honeymoon outfits to home goods for your new nest. If you want to get the most out of your Black Friday experience (clothing, shoes, accessories, beauty products...you get the picture) you should start taking notes — like, right now. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving (Turkey Day is Nov. 22 this year), but several shrewd brands have started offering discounts in the days leading up to the main event. Last year, many retailers rolled out discounts and promo codes at least two days early and several had reductions ready the week prior. That means you'll want to keep your eyes peeled for deals before Thanksgiving even arrives. Here's who served up serious discounts last year and who we're looking to score from again this time around. Don't forget to check back here for updates in the coming weeks.
Shivering on your way to the altar is far from fashionable. Yet it's a surprisingly tall order to find a coverup that's appropriate — and suitably warm — to wear over wedding attire. Given the array of wedding dresses available, from romantic gowns to sassy cocktail numbers, we have found as many bridal coats, capes, stoles and shrugs to pull together your bridal ensemble.
For a sleek and chic look, faux fur is the gold standard. It's a standout for bridal attire for two reasons: It's toasty warm, and it's elegant. And it's a go-to for retro brides who want to bring some vintage luxury to their winter wedding. White fur will keep the look entirely bridal, but you can also choose a color or a natural hue. For the fashion-forward bride, we found a white faux fur moto jacket to rock your nuptials. And a black or white wool capelet lends an Old Hollywood vibe.
Below are some of our favorite winter bridal cover-ups from BHLDN, Boden, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Nordstrom, David's Bridal, Amazon and more. Each style was selected to enhance, not hide, your wedding dress, because the picks are as pretty as your gown. And the best part? Prices start at $28!
Cyber Monday is a great day to stock up on discounted holiday gifts for family and friends, but it's also an opportunity to score stylish honeymoon necessities for yourself. And the online destination that should serve as your starting point to prep your for your first trip as newlyweds? Why Nordstrom, of course. The department store's sales are the stuff retail legends are made of, and the Cyber Monday sale is certainly no exception. Last year, Nordstrom offered online shoppers an additional 20% off select sale items — which means this time around you've got the potential to scoop up a whole bunch of essentials that make for a chic honeymoon (without having to overpack). From cozy plane-worthy pants to sunglasses you'll wear long after you return home, these are the deals we think are worth keeping an eye on (and adding to cart) this Cyber Monday.
Once you've found your dream wedding dress, the search is on to find the perfect shapewear to go underneath it. We're not just talking about undergarments that suck you in, either — bridal shapewear is so much more than that. Wedding dresses come in all sorts of fabrics and colors (white being the most popular, of course) that show every dimple and crease, so a supportive foundation garment is key. Whether you're rocking a wedding dress with a plunging neckline, a low-back number or a strapless ball gown, Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales present the perfect opportunity to scoop up bridshapewear on the cheap. Not sure what type of smoother or shaper works best with your wedding dress? Ahead, check out our handy bridal shapewear cheat sheet, where you'll find all the bodysuits, slips, bras and bustiers you should be watching on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
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Roxy offers fashionable styles with comfort in mind. This hooded pullover poncho features a lightweight relaxed fit, ribbed trim, ...and a soft knit design with side split hemline. Measures approximately 25 inches in length. read more
When you start to feel a chill in the air, wear this luxuriously cozy poncho sweater in an effortless pullover silhouette with a s...oft faux fur trimmed hoodie, drop shoulders with dramatic ribbed cuffs and distinctive lace-up sides. 46% viscose/28%... read more
A pearl and bead embellished neckline accentuates this textured medallion poncho finished with studded fringe trim on the front. 9...8% polyester/2% spandex Imported Machine wash read more
A chic layering piece for every outfit and occasion, this blush-hued sweater poncho features colorful floral embroidery and a cozy... cowl neckline. 50% polyester/50% acrylic Imported Hand wash read more
COLOMBO Capes & ponchos. knitted, suede effect, no appliqués, basic solid color, single-breasted, frogs, square neckline, no pocke...ts, sleeveless, unlined, outerwear. 100% Cashmere read more
STRENESSE Capes & ponchos. flannel, no appliqués, herringbone, round collar, single-breasted, button closing, multipockets, 3/4 le...ngth sleeves, unlined, medium, outerwear, large sized. 70% Virgin Wool, 15% Silk, 10% Polyamide, 5% Angora wool read more
CRISTINAEFFE Capes & ponchos. knitted, no appliqués, solid color, round collar, single-breasted, hook-and-eye closure, no pockets,... sleeveless, unlined, outerwear, small sized. 50% Acrylic, 50% Wool read more
CRISTINAEFFE Capes & ponchos. knitted, detachable application, logo, solid color, turtleneck, single-breasted, snap button closure..., no pockets, sleeveless, unlined, outerwear, small sized. 50% Wool, 50% Acrylic read more
DKNY Capes & ponchos. knitted, no appliqués, solid color, single-breasted, button closing, round collar, no pockets, sleeveless, u...nlined, outerwear, large sized. 53% Cotton, 40% Viscose, 7% Nylon read more
KAGE Capes & ponchos. plain weave, no appliqués, two-tone pattern, single-breasted, v-neckline, no pockets, sleeveless, unlined, o...uterwear. 100% Viscose read more
ZANIERI Capes & ponchos. knitted, no appliqués, solid color, single-breasted, round collar, no pockets, sleeveless, unlined, outer...wear. 70% Lambswool, 30% Cashmere read more
HUNTER Capes & ponchos. techno fabric, logo, solid color, single-breasted, turtleneck, single pocket, sleeveless, unlined, water r...esistant, snap button closure, outerwear. 100% Polyurethane read more
MAIYET Capes & ponchos. velvet, plain weave, two-tone pattern, unlined, single-breasted, short sleeves, outerwear. 98% Cotton, 2% ...Elastane read more
THRASHER Capes & ponchos. Techno fabric Detachable application Logo Solid color Single-breasted Snap button fastening Round collar... No pockets Sleeveless Unlined Cloak model. 100% Polyester read more
CYCLE Capes & ponchos. knitted, fringe, multicolor pattern, deep neckline, no pockets, sleeveless, single-breasted, unlined, ponch...o model. 70% Acrylic, 15% Nylon, 10% Wool, 5% Mohair wool read more
BALMAIN Capes & ponchos. Knitted No appliqués Lamé Multicolor Pattern Single-breasted Deep neckline No pockets Sleeveless Unlined ...Generic outerwear. 88% Viscose, 8% Polyester, 4% Metallic fiber read more
PINKO Capes & ponchos. knitted, lamé, no appliqués, two-tone, single-breasted, turtleneck, no pockets, sleeveless, unlined, wash a...t 30degree c, dry cleanable, iron at 110degree c max, do not bleach, do not tumble dry, outerwear. 45% Polyamide, 28% Acrylic, 16% Wool, 11% Mohair wool read more
GAYNOR Capes & ponchos. plain weave, embroidered detailing, fringe, solid color, single-breasted, no pockets, sleeveless, round co...llar, unlined, poncho model. 100% Cotton read more
SOALLURE Capes & ponchos. Flannel Fringe Tartan plaid Deep neckline Single-breasted Sleeveless Unlined Generic outerwear. 45% Acry...lic, 30% Polyester, 20% Wool, 5% Other Fibres read more
VICOLO Capes & ponchos. knitted, fringe, solid color, round collar, single-breasted, self-tie closure, no pockets, sleeveless, unl...ined, outerwear. 50% Acrylic, 30% Wool, 10% Viscose, 10% Alpaca wool read more
PINKO Capes & ponchos. knitted, fringe, solid color, single-breasted, round collar, no pockets, sleeveless, unlined, outerwear. 80...% Viscose, 20% Polyamide read more
HUNTER Capes & ponchos. techno fabric, coated effect, logo, solid color, single-breasted, snap button closure, turtleneck, single ...pocket, 3/4 length sleeves, unlined, water resistant, outerwear. 100% Polyurethane read more
MIAHATAMI Capes & ponchos. baize, no appliqués, solid color, lapel collar, double-breasted, button closing, multipockets, sleevele...ss, lined interior, outerwear. 100% Virgin Wool read more
MAJE Capes & ponchos. knitted, lamé, no appliqués, two-tone, single-breasted, v-neck, no pockets, sleeveless, unlined, outerwear. ...53% Cotton, 40% Viscose, 7% Polyester read more
MSGM Capes & ponchos. baize, no appliqués, two-tone, single-breasted, zip, classic neckline, no pockets, sleeveless, fully lined, ...wash at 30degree c, dry cleanable, iron at 110degree c max, do not bleach, do not tumble dry, generic outerwear, large sized. 80% Virgin Wool, 20% Polyamide read more