By The Editors / December 7, 2018

Kind of a Big Deal: December 7th

Today in sales: Packing cubes, watches, sweaters

Vasco packing cubes

Welcome to Kind of a Big Deal, a daily roundup of great sales on the brands and items you love (tech, shoes, style, travel, etc.), as well as great new products. Please note: Deals are subject to change at the whim of the merchants mentioned.

As someone who recently had to share a large suitcase when traveling overseas — and then had to frantically toss two sets of clothes from the pack every morning just so he could find clean socks — packing cubes are a lifesaver. Well, potentially — most of the ones you find on Amazon are poorly constructed and the zippers break easily. This 9 pc. set, however, is both waterproof and built from either “eco” leather or tough nylon. The nine bags include three different-sized compression cubes, a shoe bag, electronics pouch, hanging toiletry bag and more, all starting at $99 (nylon) and $149 (PU leather) … or savings of $70-$80.


We’ve lauded these handsomely rugged, modestly-priced tickers since they launched four years ago. And now they’re having a rare sale. The Ace, a modern take on the pilot watch, is down to $420 on Huckberry (a 15% savings), while the company’s home site is taking $165 off preorders for their new nautical-themed Edgemere Reserve.

Cole Haan

Macy’s Friends & Family Sale
The F&F event promises an extra 30% off “designers that rarely go on sale” with the code FRIEND. While it’s hard to tell which designers they mean, we do see a lot of Cole Haan (coats and footwear), Michael Kors and Tommy Hilfiger.


A ton of colorful yet elevated sweaters are on sale here, including a 100% pima cotton shawl neck ($72 off), a v-neck that’s just $87 (down from $145) and a “Victory Red” two-toned crewneck that’s $50 off — do note that sizes are limited.

Sales of note:

  • Home Depot: Still time to get in the holiday spirit: it’s 30% off “select holiday decor” (lights, artificial trees, tree and lawn ornaments, etc.)
  • L.L.Bean: Take an additional 25% off sale and regular-priced items with the code SAVEBIG through today.

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