While it may feel too early to talk about holiday shopping, October is my favorite time to start shopping for Christmas gifts. Summer items are on super clearance and fall items are marked down to make way for holiday products. If you can wrap your head around there being only two months left in 2017, the Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale is a great time to stock up (hello, $25 cardholder stocking stuffers).

Yes, I did indeed get two of the same sweater, because I’m that person. It’s super soft and has the cutest side slits. It runs large, so I got an XS. I’ll probably style mine with a long tank underneath and skinny jeans with boots.

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The Rebecca Minkoff store in Chicago on Oak Street is currently lined tables and filled with endless rows of bags. It’s kind of like heaven. The sale started yesterday so it wasn’t picked over, but I imagine it’ll be looking rough come the middle of the week.

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I own the grey back at the center of this photo and it’s one of my absolute favorites. You can check it out in blush, grey or black. It’s a great size for carrying everything that you need without looking overly bulky.

Happy shopping!