It seems the more in-fashion it is, the more money it costs, except during the holidays, when specialty stores and mass-market retailers want - heck, need - us to Spend. It. Up.
With fewer shoppers in the aisles this Thanksgiving weekend - 133.7 million shopped in-store during three days compared with 141.1 million in 2013 - great fashion deals are poised to take us straight through December.
So for those of us who missed the Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday bedlam, there's still time to find a fab deal.
Check out these fashionable holiday gifts for under $100.
Jet Crystal Cocktail Ring This black, pavé cocktail ring is perfect for the sophisticated lady who talks with her hands.
Black Lace Skin Jewelry. These darker versions of the glitzy Flash Tattoos are a great gift for the sultry accessory experimenter. $15 to $38, at http://blacklaceskinjewelry.com.
Anabella Jeweled Headbands. These headbands are a dose of sparkle and fun for the fashion plate who appreciates all things princess. $48, TownHome, 1616 Walnut St., 215-972-5100, www.townhomeonline.com.
Health and wellness
Aveda Retreat From Stress Kit. Candles are among my favorite gifts to receive. But an environmentally friendly one with body lotion and soaking salts is one big, postholiday aahhh. $99, at Rizzieri Salon & Spa, Moorestown Mall, Route 38, 856-985-5500, www.rizzieri.com.
Free People Tea Reading Kit with Mug. As a person just starting to appreciate the antioxidant effects of tea, I can truly vibe with this gift. $28, at Free People, 1625 Walnut St., 215-561-0720, www.freepeople.com.
Yoga shirts. After a month of food overload, and family stress, January is the time to jump-start that yoga routine. Why not do it in style? I love these soft, long-sleeve tops. Hydra Pullover, gray, $78; Delphi Top, pink, $68, both at Pure Barre, 1701 Walnut St., Suite 4, 267-234-7825.
HSX Unisex Sport Belt. The fanny pack is getting a millennial update, now touted as a "sports belt." This one also comes in black and lime green, too, and holds your smartphone - even the big iPhone 6. Grommets allow you to loop your headphones through. HSX, $29.99, at hipS-sister, http://hipssister.com/shop-now/hsx.html.
Clothing and beauty
Uniqlo Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater. The holidays aren't complete without a cozy sweater. Add a turtleneck, in cashmere, and you can't go wrong. $99, at Uniqlo, 1608 Chestnut St., 877-486-4756, www.uniqlo.com.
Liquid Shine Mini Dress. Oh, how I love to shimmer on New Year's Eve, and slinky shine makes the shimmer hotter. $99, at Free People.
Free People Patchwork Sweater Leggings. These are for the times when you need the hosiery to make the dress. $98, at Free People.
Start Me Up Lip Gloss Set. A touch of gold on the lips makes for a fun mistletoe season - and beyond. $55, URS, at Ursula's About Phace, 1700 Sansom St., Suite 201, 215-557-1562, www.aboutphace201.com/.
GlamGlow Mud Mask. This insta-beauty product, courtesy of California-based husband-and-wife team Shannon and Glenn Dellimore, is a fave of smooth-faced celebrities from Miley Cyrus to Motley Crue front man Tommy Lee. It comes in three versions - youth, super, power - and includes a cooling eye treatment. $69, at Suede Salon and Spa, 500 Route 73, Marlton, 856-985-0700, www.suedesalonspa.com.
Suitsupply Cashmere Gloves. These gloves will keep his hands toasty as he holds yours. Available in gray or blue. $69, at Suitsupply, 1601 Locust St., 215-383-1500, www.suitsupply.com.
Timberland Beech River Shawl-Collar Wool Sweater. The epitome of the cozy sweater. $98, at Timberland, 1709 Walnut St., 215 523-5750, www.timberland.com.
Baby G men's watch (G-Shock series). The verdict isn't in yet, but I say that watches are finding their way back to the wrist. $89, at J.M. Lichterman & Co., 740 Sansom St., Suite 301, 802 Sansom St., 215-922-6965, www.jmlichtermancompany.com.