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Below, the best deals of the week, including a couple offerings from Patagonia, some classic Madewell heels, and a very good deal on a Mother’s Day gift (just saying).
Another week, another on-sale Patagonia belt bag. This one is not that significantly discounted, but it’s also Patagonia’s most classic model.
Urban Outfitters makes a surprisingly lovely quilt. Who knew?
We spent some time in Macy’s kitchen clearance section and found some extremely inexpensive, high-quality essentials, like this 70-percent-off, ten-piece nonstick Faberware baking set, which includes everything from a loaf pan to a cooling rack.
Just a stout little Tools of the Trade saucepan for ten bucks.
Bodum’s double-walled glasses are meant for “keeping hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold.”
This very classic satin-finished 20-piece flatware set from Hampton Forge is 73 percent off.
They’d pair nicely with this simple, 16-piece dinnerware set from Godinger.
Last kitchen item: these very on-trend enamel-coated speckled bowls (perfect for serving ice-cream or M&Ms) that feel very weekend-house-in-the-Catskills.
These are our kind of work pants: business in front, elastic at the waist.
A (very soft) around-the-house tank from Eberjey.
Gym bags don’t need to be dowdy: Case in point, this faux-fur backpack from British athleisure line Sweaty Betty.
As we noted a few days ago, all sale items at Matches Fashion are now an extra 20 percent off — like these pink cords that’ll get you excited about spring.
This Isabel Marant lightweight jacket is also very springy.
Hooray! It’s almost cute-little-straw-bag season!
Preen is one of those beautiful fashion lines that is truly prohibitively expensive. Right now, this floral billowy blouse is almost affordable.
No one will believe these surprisingly elegant rain boots are from Naturalizer.
Another on-sale Patagonia offering, this one a classic women’s pullover fleece.
A very sweet, googly-eyed stuffed Cookie Monster for a sweetie in your life.
Each boxer brief in this three-pack amounts to eight bucks.
You can’t go wrong with this classic Lacoste polo in a festive but not too bold “bordeaux” color.
What a delightful little girl’s bathing suit from Mini Boden.
Over at Neiman Marcus, select items are 30 percent off, just cuz. These Re/Done high-rise jeans have a nice stretch to them.
And then at Need Supply, there’s one of those sales that encourages spending more (spend $200-plus and get $25 off, spend $500-plus and get $100 off, spend $800-plus and get $200 off). Not many brands are excluded, so if you’ve always wanted a rarely-on-sale Comme des Garçons sweatshirt, for instance, now would be a good time to get one. Pair it with this black CDG wallet and you’ll get $100 off the whole order.
This rust-colored linen duvet from Hawkins New York is truly dreamy.
You could get $25 off a classic A.P.C. Demi-Lune shoulder bag, but with this sale, you might want to consider the brand’s more expensive (and bigger) Genève shoulder bag, since you’d get $100 off.
This classic Filson weekender is already on sale, so the new deal is a little extra $25 cherry on top.
These Madewell block heel pumps really go with just about anything (and look fairly comfortable).
Mother’s Day is a little ways away, but these cashmere slippers would make an excellent gift for a mom.
A prairie-style, Batsheva-esque frock from Free People.
This see-through vinyl tote comes with the (non-see-through) pouch inside.
If your backyard or patio could use a little love, this outdoor chair from Walmart’s new MoDRN line is both elegant and comfortable-looking.
If you’ve been meaning to get an iPad, now’s a good time, as a bunch of refurbished 2017 Pro’s are on sale at Amazon right now.
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