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To all those who’ve ever started a Thursday email with “Happy Friday Jr.”: Who hurt you? Regardless, now that it’s Friday Sr., the great-grandpappy of all Fridays, the most appropriate way we can think to TGIF is by shopping, naturally. Welcome to the Weekend Shopping Roundup.
This week’s best shoppable moments come with big thanks to an unlikely cast of characters, from Kamala Harris to Beyoncé to a crazy-looking skincare mask that’s supposed to cost $2,000 but instead costs $160. Oh, and J.Lo, she’s in there a bunch too.
Read on to see the very best things you should buy this weekend.
Nordstrom’s fall activewear delivery is finally here, and it does not disappoint. Tons of cool-weather workout essentials are competing for our attention this season more than ever because, let’s be real, hard clothes just don’t have the same appeal. Nike and The North Face, plus Nordstrom’s in-house lines, are gearing up to be the only things worth wearing in our ideal wardrobes.
A Beyoncé-loved designer is coming out of “retirement” for a very important reason: Chelsea Paris, a Black-owned shoe brand worn by the singer, released its fall collection after stepping away from the game for three years. Citing industry pressures and discrimination as her reasons for leaving, designer Theresa Ebagua is ready to come back as her “authentic self” and is donating a portion of profits to delivering clean energy to homes in rural Nigeria.
If you’re at a time in your life where you’re ready to be swayed into buying fine jewelry, we’d like to submit Charlotte Chesnais, newly stocked by Matchesfashion, for consideration. The fine metals designer creates wearable and non-wearable objets d’art.
This week’s influencer award goes to… Kamala Harris? Turns out the buzz she made on social media after wearing a pair of Timberlands (also a favorite of Jennifer Lopez’s) has translated to actual shopping interest. According to global shopping platform Lyst, searches for the boots increased 376 percent week over week, while shopping platform Klarna also saw an 88 percent uptick for the brand compared to last year. Kamala’s exact Timbs were a comfortable boot-sneaker hybrid, but we understand if you’re loyal to the OGs; we know J.Lo is.
LaQuan Smith, meanwhile, deserves recognition as the designer that’s popping up everywhere. In one week, the Queens-based designer was worn by Lizzo on the cover of Vogue, as well as by Jennifer Lopez in her new music video for “Pa Ti - Lonely.” And sure, Jennifer Lopez wins something too, because why not.
Katie Holmes’s latest go-to bag has our attention for more reasons that one: Not only has the star worn it five times in five days, but the Sharkchaser bag itself includes a very unique cell phone radiation protective lining in case you’re concerned about technology interfering with your health.
Timberland 6-Inch Premium Waterproof Boot, $119 (Originally $170)
What’s on Sale
There’s nothing like a hidden sale, and this week we’ve unearthed quite a few. Sephora sneakily marked down a bunch of Fenty Beauty, which includes an incredible deal on its Match Stix Trio. It’s already a good deal at its suggested retail price of $54, considering it would cost $75 to buy all three individually, so we’re even more thrilled by the $37 sale price.
Then there’s the private sale site Gilt, open only to members (though it’s free to sign up), which is having TWO big sales this week: over a hundred styles of Ugg shoes are discounted, and an anti-aging skincare pop-up shop has high-end beauty tools that are literally hundreds or even thousands of dollars off.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Match Stix Trio, $37 ($75 Value)
Ugg Mini Bailey Bow II Suede Boot, $130 (Originally $160)
La Parfait LED Beauty Mask, $160 (Originally $1,996)
Terre Mere Gold Youth Wand, $25 (Originally $128)
D24K by D'Or 1.7oz 24K Advanced Eye Cream, $16 (Originally $425)
Rat & Boa Anais Dress, $42 (Originally $140)