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Spring is here! We found heavily discounted sandals, swimsuits, sunglasses, as well as a $34 printer and a rarely-on-sale Noguchi lamp.
Wear this DVF shell top under a cardigan at work, and then take said cardigan off at night to reveal a very sultry, lacy back.
Speaking of cardigans, how about this metallic one?
A lightweight “button-detail” top from Free People that’s ideal for these transitional, spring-ish days.
Well, look at that: another button-detail top on sale. This one’s from Madewell.
We’re not quite sure that the round metal accent has a “punk edge” exactly, but this is a very elegant and versatile leather cross-body bag from Rebecca Minkoff.
Sandal season is nigh, and these Kenneth Cole slingbacks look a lot more expensive than $30.
There is something very cool and crisp about a bright-white Eastpak backpack.
If you have any spring or summer weddings on the horizon, this Guanabana clutch will liven up an outfit.
You could wear this fun J.W. Anderson bracelet to the same wedding — and at that point basically wear a potato sack and no one would notice.
A logo-adorned Calvin Klein sports bra.
A go-with-anything Brooks Brothers henley.
An orange Neiman Marcus sweatshirt you could wear out to dinner.
This field jacket from “technical apparel” line Proof has lots of neat features: a packable hood, a secret “document” pocket, and a zipper that “stops right below your belly button to give you greater range of movement.” It’s also available in green and black.
And a striped planter from one of the Strategist’s favorite ceramicists, Helen Levi.
As we noted recently, there were (and still are) a ton of Solid & Striped bathing suits on super-sale at Matches. What we did not realize is that a lot of other swimsuits are on sale, too, like this adorable polka-dotted number from Lisa Marie Fernandez.
A flattering pale pink two-piece from Brazilian line Haight.
Some end-of-season cashmere in a pleasing shade of rust.
Wear this black wrap dress in warmer weather with some strappy sandals.
Can’t get much better than $34 for a wireless HP printer/copier/scanner.
These are some very statement-making Nike Air Vapormaxes.
Some very stately ombre Beyond Yoga leggings.
While we’re in workout land, why not throw in this pale pink Lululemon tank.
One of the best-reviewed (and most reasonably priced) sound bars is even cheaper as part of Amazon’s “big tournament sound” sale.
And, finally, these Loeffler Randall party slides.
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