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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.
For the mom who appreciates a stiff drink: This vodka-scented candle from Jonathan Adler will give her a chuckle.
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.
A Pendleton bath towel will immediately freshen up even the bleakest of bathrooms.
This Pendleton tote (made from cotton canvas with matte PVC coating) would make an excellent weekender or a diaper bag.
Some summer-y watermelon earrings from Susan Alexandra (who, incidentally, we wrote about earlier this week as she just released a Champion collab at Urban Outfitters).
For something a little more work-appropriate.
Mom doesn’t have to know that this Eberjey robe was 70 percent off.
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.
This comfy, stretchy bra comes courtesy of one of our favorite underthings lines, Commando. (There’s a bunch of Commando on sale at the Outnet for those interested in perusing.)
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.
Another gift for your mom that she doesn’t need to know all the nitty-gritty details about: This, a holiday gift set from Tocca, features ten travel-size goodies including hand creams, rollerball perfumes, and various mists.
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.
Truly no offense to Lucky Brand, but this Sakura comforter set does not look like it’s from Lucky Brand.
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.
A pretty floral Shedrain WindPro, the Strategist’s third-favorite umbrella.
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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