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Welcome to Shopping Cart Comparisons, a column borrowed from our sister site that investigates how far a budget will stretch at three different stores on any given week. In the spirit of friendly competition, we scanned the end-of-season sales at Zara, J.Crew, and Joie with a limit of $275. See what that gets you below.
Since it's freezing out, we geared this edition to cold-weather staples. At Zara, we found a good amount of affordably priced outerwear, like the Ottoman Puffer Jacket for $99 (left) and the Belted Zip Coat, also for $99 (right). To layer underneath, we chose a red cable knit sweater ($39) and a slightly different version in blue (also $39).
Through January 29th, J.Crew is offering an additional 40% off final sale merchandise. That means that the Majest Peacoat is just $113.99, the Collection Cashmere Tippi Sweaters are just $59.99, and the Calf Hair Gloves are $47.99—and we still have around $50 to spare.
At Joie, nuetral-colored sweaters are your best bet. We're pretty into the Anica Sweater ($58.80), the Kassi Sweater ($76.80), and the Mildred Sweater ($112.80).
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