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35 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Madewell to Trademark

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You may have noticed some posts from our friends at the Strategist on the Cut. They’ll be dropping in every now and again, sharing their expertise on the basics you don’t have time to research and the weird and wonderful things you don’t yet know you need.

A real summery selection of sale items below: from dresses to bathing suits to beach bags — plus a bunch of Father’s Day gifts thrown in for good measure.

Diane von Furstenberg Short-Sleeve Collared Wrap Dress

A summer vacation dress if we’ve ever seen one.

Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 11-Inch Square Grill Pan

Lots of happy reviewers; combing through reviews, we learned that it’s lighter than most grill pans and that it’s particularly good for panini and burgers (and leaves grill marks on them). Incidentally, for all you pan-heads, there’s a larger Calphalon sale at BB&B happening now.

Solid & Striped Brigitte Bikini Top in Polka Dot

It’s not pouring rain and our down jacket’s at the dry cleaners … can we buy a bathing suit yet? This polka-dotted two-piece suit from Solid & Striped is both cute and coy. (Here’s a link to the bottoms.)

Madewell Emmett Wide-Leg Crop Pants in Windowpane

Madewell’s classic Emmett wide-leg crops, but with a lightly graphic windowpane pattern.

Dankso Professional Clogs, Black Box

They’d look great with these Dansko clogs that half of the Strategist team owns.

Naturalizer Marianne Sneaker

Speaking of comfortable shoes, we actually own these slip-on Naturalizer sneakers — and traveled around Portugal in them last summer — and can wholeheartedly say they did right by us.

Oahu Dress

There’s a sale going on at Anthropologie where a whole slew of their best-selling dresses are half off — including this off-the-shoulder “Oahu” dress from Anthro’s new(ish) plus-size line.

Faithfull Kaia Maxi Dress

A minty dress with tiny white flowers strewn about it.

Sunday Riley 2-Pc. Flash Fix Set

Dip your toe in the culty world of Sunday Riley with this discounted gift set that includes the skin-care line’s famous Good Genes serum as well as a daily Ceramic Slip facial cleanser. Note: While it’s not hugely on sale, these two products together actually retail for $45.

MAC Dazzleshadow, Let's Boogie

An aptly named “Let’s Boogie” glitter-streaked eye shadow from MAC.

Free People Daisy Chain Cotton Midi Dress

We probably would not choose to wear this daisy-adorned Free People dress with white boots — so put your hand over the screen and imagine them with, say, these strappy Everlane sandals.

Betsey Johnson Livvie Block-Heel Sandals

They wouldn’t go with these Betsey Johnson sandals … but aren’t these Betsey Johnson sandals totally amazing?

Hurley Men's Pendleton Badlands Striped 18" Board Shorts

An elegant swimsuit collab between Pendleton and Hurley.

Pendleton Disney’s Mickey Salute Bath Towel

Another Pendleton collaboration we quite like, this one with Mickey Mouse, and a bath towel. (There’s a more classic Pendleton beach towels on sale at Urban Outfitters too as part of their summer sale.)

Nalgene UO Exclusive 32 oz Water Bottle

Not the biggest discount in the world, but a discount on a status water bottle nonetheless.

Champion Big Logo Slide Sandal, Men's

Two things that the young folk love: Champion and pool slides.

Costway 29-Inch Swivel Stool w/Footrest

To put it bluntly: This does not look like a $30 stool.

Walfront Adjustable Wooden Dry-Erase Board Standing Art Easel

An easel that can toggle between being a chalkboard and a dry-erase board and can also hold a regular old paper roll. The legs are adjustable for your growing Van Goghs.

Lord & Taylor Plus Tabbed Short-Sleeve Striped Linen Pocket Shirt

A really lovely linen shirt from Lord & Taylor’s house line.

Soludos Espadrille Loafer Mule

Some slip-on Soludos made with pebbled leather.

Levi's Made & Crafted Slim Fit Henley

This henley, from Levi’s more high-end Made & Crafted line, would make a nice Father’s Day gift.

Save Khaki Yarn Dye Woven House Pants

So would these house pants from Save Khaki (that are available in a bunch of muted colors).

Trademark Large Stripe Logo Tote

This large Trademark tote would make a nice beach bag.

Marc Jacobs Playback Leather Crossbody Bag

What is more delightful than a bubble-gum pink cross-body bag?

Eileen Fisher Striped Roundneck Sweater

A lightweight striped sweater from Eileen Fisher that hangs very nicely.

Melissa Odabash Jo Dress

Be the “mysterious woman in the red dress” at all your summer weddings.

Current/Elliott The Twisted Dress

This cotton Current/Elliott dress with twisted straps is the type of thing you can pretty much wear every single weekend — and probably no one would notice.

Addition Studio Australian Native Incense Burner Set (15 count)

Whether you have a house in the Catskills or you just want your tiny studio apartment to smell like a house in the Catskills, might we recommend this incense set that’s meant to smell like the “woody, earth tones of the Australian Bush.”

H&M Cotton Satin Pillowcase, Dark Blue

We’ve heard good things about H&M’s bedding. Dip your toe into this strange new world with this handsome pillowcase.

H&M Sun Cap UPF 50

Just a ruffled baby sunhat here for five dollars.

Laura Ashley Home Venetia Cotton Reversible Quilt Set, Full/Queen

This lightweight summer-appropriate quilt from Laura Ashley is reversible.

Bungalow Rose Cactus Plant in Pot

A slightly funkier cactus than your standard succulent fare.

Topo Designs 'Commuter' Briefcase

This briefcase doubles as a backpack.

Project 62 Mandelin Wood/Metal Side Table

As the photo suggests, this two-tiered side table from Target (say that ten times fast) is good for displaying your plants and magazines.

Anker Nebula Capsule Smart Mini Projector

Today (Friday) only, one of the best reviewed short-thow projectors (meaning you can place it right under whatever surface upon which you want to project) is on sale.

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35 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy