Are you looking for post-holiday deals? We have your shopping inspiration right here!

By catherinekast
Updated December 31, 2014 06:00 PM
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Is anyone else having trouble zippering their wallets due to gift card overload? Well, it’s time to start spending some of that holiday credit. Here’s what we’re buying to put our stash to good use — all at stellar lower-than-usual sale prices!


Courtesy Sam Edelman; Courtesy Rebecca Minkoff

Brittany Talarico, Style News Editor: Every year my grandparents give me a Bloomingdales gift card, and every year I have a blast spending it, because the end of December is the BEST time to shop. The department store is having a mega after-Christmas sale with pieces ranging from 25-75% off. So what’s in my cart right now? This navy Rebecca Minkoff satchel (which is marked down more than $100!) and this Sam Edelman faux suede “Claire” jacket (which I can totally picture hanging in Blake Lively‘s impressive coat closet.) Both are staple pieces that I can wear with just about anything, and the slashed price tags will make me feel great about the purchase.


Courtesy Anthropologie

Catherine Kast, Style Writer: Anthropologie sales get me every time; I always enter thinking I’m only going to get those Rachel Comey booties I’ve been dreaming about and instead emerge with more wearable blankets and peasant tops than I know what to do with. But with an additional 25% off sale items, I simply cannot stay away. This sale is perfect for helping me stock up on my favorite seasonal gear: statement cold-weather accessories. For around $50, you can get these Faux Fur Earmuffs (they’re a little bit like the ones Taylor Swift has, but with a rustic embroidery on the band) and these bright blue Albaron Gloves. Both go perfectly with a preppy Patagonia and skinny cords!


Courtesy Aritzia

Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: You know how Linda Evangelista once said she doesn’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day? Well, I won’t go to the mall for less than 40 percent off. That’s why post-holiday season is the best shopping, since prices are usually slashed in half (if not more). That’s the case right now at Aritzia, where every item in the store (and online) is one sale. I skipped the 20-30 percent section and went straight for the bigger discounts. My top picks: the Auxilary Bega Satchel Bag in wine which is marked down to $260 from $328 despite being one of the hottest totes of the season (three editors in the style department have that exact style).


Courtesy TJ Maxx

Loni Venti, Style and Beauty Editor: As a proud Maxxinista, I was stoked to receive a $50 gift card to the ultimate deal spot —especially because I know that amount can go a long way at TJ! I’ve already added these babies to my cart: a $29 Kensie Pebbled Backpack and a $19.99 Mimi Chica Floral Maxi. The backpack is such a fun, vibrant blue and will add a pop of color to my mostly black weekend wardrobe. And the dress is an early spring-summer purchase (perfect for my Florida trip in a few weeks), but come early March I’ll be pairing it with boots, a moto jacket and an oversize fedora. The print is so romantic—I couldn’t resist.


Courtesy Loft

Sarah Kinonen, Editorial Assistant: My family (and co-workers) are fully aware of my love for LOFT, so a gift card to the clothing shop just made sense when shopping for me. But instead of racking up more sweaters for winter, I’ll be using my virtual cash for something that will keep me warm and chic throughout the cold. Enter, the Twisted Rosette Faux Fur Popover. It’s super soft, incredibly stylish and pairs with just about any cold-weather outfit. Plus, it’s on sale now, and if you hurry, you may even be able to scoop up the scarf with an added 60 percent off!

TELL US: Which stellar sales will you be shopping this week?