Elbowing your way through a crowd of wild-eyed shoppers at Uniqlo has become a seasonal rite of passage for stylish New Yorkers and San Franciscans. Now everyone will have the opportunity to splurge on an unhealthy number of slim-fit jeans, sweaters, and affordable blazers, thanks to the Japanese brand's new online store. To celebrate, Uniqlo is offering some pretty amazing deals in addition to its usual low prices. Below are the items that wowed me with their look, feel, or price.
Regular Fit Straight Color Jeans ($9.90, limit of three per customer)
Uniqlo is the go-to source for truly inexpensive skinny jeans. This, however, is insane: a pair of jeans for under $10? While you can get them in classic blue, I like the burnt-orange and wine-colored jeans for fall.
It's officially sweater weather, and while the store features many pullovers and cardigans, I gravitate toward the classic V-neck, which is 100 percent cashmere and comes in nine different colors. Yes, you read that right: under a hundred bucks. Printed Fleece Full Zip Jacket ($19.90)
Fleece jackets aren't always the most exciting outerwear option, but Uniqlo livens them up with everything from colorful check patterns to a fun Fair Isle print. If you want something more classic, you can also choose from 50 different solid colors. Extra Fine Cotton Broadcloth Check Long Sleeve Shirt ($29.90)
A plaid cotton button-down is a must-have for fall. Luckily Uniqlo avoids lumberjack territory with a bright, modern check pattern that works as well at a hipster bar as it does in the woods. Heavy Gauge Shawl Collar Cardigan ($39.90)
I'm a huge fan of chunky knit cardigans, especially when they don't eat away at my bank account. The shawl collar and lightweight, wool-blend construction create a casual look and feel perfect for weekend trips to the country. Light Wool Jacket ($59.90)
It's handy to own a light, flexible jacket that doesn't wrinkle easily. This blazer features a 100 percent wool shell and peak lapels for a slightly formal look. Premium Down Ultra Light Jacket ($49.90)
The problem with traditional down jackets? They're often puffy and way too shiny, leaving me looking like a futuristic Michelin Man. This all-weather jacket sports a down inside and nylon outside, decorated with a check print for a traditional feel. Printed Fleece Gloves ($9.90)
Don't forget the accessories. For less than the cost of a cocktail in a New York City bar, you can pick up these water-repellant fleece gloves. They're even outfitted with adjustable wrist closures so they don't fill up with snow on winter days. Slim Fit Long Sleeve Shirt ($29.90)
You can never have enough white long-sleeve shirts, especially if you work in an office. For around $30 a pop, I'm stocking up on an entire closetful of these cotton, slim-fit classics.
—Keith Wagstaff is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn. Follow him @kwagstaff.
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