I don't think I've actively thought about Abercrombie & Fitch for years, even less so since IRL shopping basically completely halted once the pandemic began. But my hunt for a fleece or faux fur bucket hat (it's the only style that doesn't make me look like I'm cosplaying Carmen Sandiego) reminded me of the early aughts mall brand.
I was pleasantly surprised by Abercrombie & Fitch's current collection. They have graduated from dated teen fashions to the type of chic, everyday staples that make me think of Aritzia and Madewell. It's also an optimal time for a reintroduction to the brand, because there are so many cozy essentials discounted up to 50 percent in its sale section, plus the sale items and most of the rest of the site are an additional 20 percent off.
Hundreds of products are on sale, and you have less than 24 hours left to shop. After discovering the ideal winter bucket hat, I obsessively combed through the rest of the offerings to bring you the best items to shop before the sale ends (and before everything sells out). Below are 13 discounted items including a teddy jacket, velour lounge pants, chic sleepwear, and more. Most of the picks below are still available in at least a couple of colors and prints, but act fast — every time I check a product page it seems that stock diminishes.
Teddy Bucket Hat
Shop now: $17 (Originally $35); abercrombie.com
This is the bucket hat that thankfully took me down the rabbit hole of Abercrombie & Fitch's double sale. Bucket hats are my go-to summer style, so I'm obsessed with a winter version made of cozy, fleece material.
Wedge Turtleneck Sweatshirt
Shop now: $27 (Originally $55); abercrombie.com
This turtleneck-sweatshirt hybrid is a genius winter layering item. It's an unexpected take on two classic seasonal staples. I can imagine this working as seamlessly with a pair of workout leggings as it would layered on top of a cashmere crewneck and a skort.
Shop now: $64 (Originally $200); abercrombie.com
This winter's super cold temperatures helped me realize that most of my jackets are more about fashion than function. As such, I am one of those people on the hunt for outerwear even though we're already in the middle of the season. The options from Abercrombie's double sale are so good, and the best one might be this fully lined and filled parka that is a staggering 68 percent off.
Oversized Quilted Puffer
Shop now: $80 (Originally $200); abercrombie.com
This quilted puffer is so good thankfully it comes in eight different colors and finishes, and is 60 percent off. I am personally pining over the black vegan color, but the white fleece/teddy option is also irresistibly cozy.
Shop now: $39 (Originally $69); abercrombie.com
Like George Costanza, my ideal situation also involves draping myself in velvet materials. Thankfully, velour tracksuits from Abercrombie's initial heyday have been making a revival, and these pants are a subtle nod to the era.
Shop now: $33 (Originally $59); abercrombie.com
Wide-leg pants are one of the early 2000s trends that have been making a comeback. Abercrombie's wide-leg sweatpants bring a trendy twist to the comfortable and warm winter staple.
'90s Sweater Joggers
Shop now: $44 (Originally $79); abercrombie.com
If you are nostalgic for the days of mall hangouts and physical mixtapes, consider these high-waisted, tapered sweatpants. For maximum winter coziness, they are created from a knit material and feature an elastic waistband.
Cozy Long-Sleeve Henley
Shop now: $25 (Originally $45); abercrombie.com
Henleys are my winter version of the perfect t-shirt, and this one features a round, slightly dipped neckline, with contrasting buttons for a fun detail. Layer this shirt underneath a jacket, or wear it alone once spring finally comes.
DreamLush Long-Sleeve Polo
Shop now: $42 (Originally $65); abercrombie.com
Collegiate without being snobby, this sweater polo is comfortable yet refined enough to effortlessly take you from the couch to the coffee shop.
A&F Teddy Coat
Shop now: $64 (Originally $160); abercrombie.com
With all of the layers and thick materials required for warmth, it can be easy to feel like an amorphous blob during the winter. A teddy coat like this one, however, with a dramatic collar, streamlined cut, and fuzzy material, always helps you look a little dressed up.
Cozy Sleep Tank
Shop now: $20 (Originally $35); abercrombie.com
Yes, this is called a "Sleep Tank," but TBH I think it's so elegant that you could layer it on top of a sheer mesh or lace shirt for a night out look that is also unbelievably comfortable.
Cinched Half-Zip Sweatshirt
Shop now: $36 (Originally $65); abercrombie.com
The comfort of a sweatshirt, but taken up a notch. This cinched waist, half-zip fleece is a perfect elevated staple. Plus, I am personally a fan of a drawstring, since it adds versatility to a conventionally shapeless garment.
A&F Ultra Long Quilted Puffer
Shop now: $128 (Originally $200); abercrombie.com
This long puffer reminds me of the iconic Norma Kamali Sleeping Bag Coat except, you know, it's not $1345. The long puffer is sold out in three colors, the only one remaining being classic black. It's made from a wind-resistant material, and the length ensures that your entire body is kept warm.