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A lot of summery sales this week: we dug up deals on everything from watermelon earrings to ice buckets to sunglasses to miniskirts to swim trunks to tricycles.
It’s outdoor party season time (almost), and an ice bucket is a surprisingly useful thing to have (that you wouldn’t probably want to spend more than $24 on, to be honest).
(Former Lanvin creative director) Alber Elbaz’s collaboration with LeSportsac features lots of kisses; from anyone else would seem a little too too, but from him feels just right.
These right here are some 2019 New Balances if we’ve ever seen some.
They’d look pretty fabulous with these high-waisted pink cropped jeans from Current/Elliott.
So too would these espadrille wedge sandals from Castaner.
This liquid eye shadow is for those looking to pull off that ’90s rave unicorn mermaid look.
For something a little more work-appropriate.
This is a very good price for Illesteva.
Wear them with your new $19 polka-dotted skirt.
This Marni keychain pouch is totally ridiculous but also deeply amazing.
A sweet little heart-shaped change purse (but in black, which is a little — just a little — punk) from Smythson.
Not your regular ol’ ringer tee, from 3.1. Phillip Lim.
If there are any spring or summer weddings on the horizon … and like everything in the Anthro sale bin, it’s an extra 25 percent off, which is applied at checkout.
There is something just so pleasing about white-on-brown polka dots.
It’s the big patch pockets that drew us to this black denim miniskirt. (And the fact that it’s 65 percent off.)
A Bill Cunningham blue denim jacket, that’s also available in ivory and terra-cotta.
You can’t see it in this photo, but this Coach bag is actually a belt bag, a.k.a. a Fashion Fanny Pack.
Speaking of ridiculous names, these are called Coach “Shooties.” They actually are quite practical for spring.
Just a very nice, understated pair of navy swim trunks from Solid & Striped.
Also understated: This pair of men’s Veja sneaks.
These extremely comfortable-looking Native sandals have (dare we say) a touch of Marni about them.
This patchwork coat from Madewell is a collaboration with the New Denim Project.
Very into the “golden pecan” shade of these tapered Madewell pants, as well as the white stitching.
What a classy-ass tricycle.
Popping this in here at the end, because the Nespresso Vertuoplus is on sale today (Friday) only. It’s available in other colors, but we love the white.
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