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.
This week we’ve unearthed a bunch of things that, even when they’re not discounted, look a lot more expensive than they are: from a coffee table to a pair of sandals to a button-down.
Can’t go wrong with a pair of navy Superga sneaks.
This cotton short-sleeved button-down from Free People will look great tucked (for a more formal, work-y look) or untucked (for a more easy-breezy weekend look).
Everything at Anthropologie is 20 percent off this weekend, which means it’s a good time to pick up a pair of Veja sneakers (as they aren’t usually on sale). Note: Discounts are applied at checkout.
This Hutch dress from Anthro’s new plus-size line is good for a summer wedding.
If you know us, you know we cannot resist some Madewell coveralls.
Just a simple quartet of bone china nesting bowls from Godinger. For scale, the smallest one pictured here is about the size of a cereal bowl, so these are more for serving/mixing than everyday eating.
It’s not everyday you see a 78 percent off lip gloss from Urban Decay for four bucks.
These half-off Under Armour shorts would be a good gift for the Golf Dad in your life.
Also half-off: these “crinkled jersey” men’s tapered sweatpants from Nike.
The espadrille sandal trend doesn’t seem to be abating anytime soon. These Splendids have a See by Chloe-esque look about them.
An ideal summer sweater (it’s linen, it’s striped) courtesy of one Ms. Eileen Fisher.
Not the biggest discount in the world, but a discount nonetheless on these classic Havaianas flip-flops.
This melodramatic purple miniskirt is a collaboration between Adidas Originals and Kylie Jenner.
One of our favorite (and best-selling) Mother’s Day gifts, this foot massager is on sale — it won’t get there by Sunday, but would be an extra-nice sorry-I’m-late gift when it arrives next Thursday.
A slim-fit Brooks Brothers striped button-down shirt for those who need to look presentable on occasion.
This blanket looks like it was specifically made for afternoon naps on the couch.
This sweet little change purse is based on an archival design.
A springy tweed jacket from plus-size line Eloquii that’d be nice to leave at the office for when the air conditioner’s on full blast or you need to go to an impromptu formal meeting.
We always think it’s noteworthy to point out a DVF wrap dress that’s under 200 bucks. This is available also in a light green.
There’s a sale on Amazon right now for their in-house “Daily Ritual” line, and this black tank dress is not an insanely amazing deal, but one we thought worth noting.
This short-sleeved tencel top does not look like it’s $23.
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