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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.
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.
Rag & Bone Vee Tee
Rag & Bone makes a really nice simple
white T-shirt that doesn’t go on sale too often. Right now it’s 60 percent off in white as well as gray. (Black, for some reason, is still full price.)
Superga 2750 COTU Classic (Women and Men)
Can’t go wrong with a pair of navy Superga sneaks.
Free People Graceland Tee, Ivory
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).
Dansk Northern Blossom Small Tray
This pretty, floral-adorned melamine tray from Dansk is perfect for
outdoor entertaining and serving your guests deviled eggs or raw veggies.
Veja Red Low-Top Sneakers
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.
Hutch Tropical Maxi Dress
This Hutch dress from Anthro’s new plus-size line is good for a summer wedding.
Everlane Lightweight French Terry Crew, Blue
Hopp Two Strap Sandal - Black Nubuck
Through the weekend, it’s a buy-one-get-one-free situation at Hopp (makers of some of
our favorite insanely comfortable shoes), so go in on a pair with a buddy. Might we suggest these go-with-everything black sandals.
Madewell Denim Button-Front Tank Dress
Sale items at Madewell are an extra 20 percent off. This denim tank dress can be worn as shown here, or with a white T-shirt underneath.
Madewell Denim Slim Coverall Jumpsuit
If you know us, you know we cannot resist some Madewell coveralls.
Champion Stretch Reverse Weave Terry Sweatpants
Who knew you could buy Champion sweatpants at Madewell? (They’re available and on sale in
Madewell 3-Pack Cotton-Modal Bikini Undies Set
If you’re considering any of the above items, throw in this three-pack of
Godinger Bone China Nesting Serve Bowls in White (Set of 4)
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.
Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick - Big Bang
It’s not everyday you see a 78 percent off lip gloss from Urban Decay for four bucks.
Under Armour Takeover Regular Fit Golf Shorts, Black
Nike NSW Tech Jersey Sweatpants
Also half-off: these “crinkled jersey” men’s tapered sweatpants from Nike.
Splendid Seward Sandal
The espadrille sandal trend doesn’t seem to be abating anytime soon. These Splendids have a See by Chloe-esque look about them.
Eileen Fisher Striped Organic Linen Sweater
An ideal summer sweater (it’s linen, it’s striped) courtesy of one Ms. Eileen Fisher.
Barbour Classic Accessories Set of 3 Tartan Pocket Squares
Now that Mother’s Day is taken care of (if not, head
here immediately), this trio of Barbour pocket squares would make an excellent dad gift.
Havaianas Brazil Logo Flip-Flop
Not the biggest discount in the world, but a discount nonetheless on these classic Havaianas flip-flops.
adidas Originals X Kylie Jenner Ripstop Zip-Front Mini Skirt
This melodramatic purple miniskirt is a collaboration between Adidas Originals and Kylie Jenner.
Champion UO Exclusive Polka Dot Short
All of Champion’s polka-dotted collection at Urban Outfitters is on sale; these shorts are particularly pleasing. (Here’s the
hoodie and crew neck sweatshirt.)
Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager with Heat, Deep-Kneading and 5 Pressure Settings
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.
Eastpak Station Duffel Bag
duffel will come in handy for any weekend trips you have planned this summer. It has adjustable shoulder straps and tons of pockets.
Brooks Brothers Bengal Striped Long Sleeve Slim Fit Shirt
A slim-fit Brooks Brothers striped button-down shirt for those who need to look presentable on occasion.
Eider & Ivory Matterson Stripe Single Cotton Throw
This blanket looks like it was specifically made for afternoon naps on the couch.
Yu-Be Original Cream
This, Japan’s best-selling
body lotion, is particularly good for very dry or cracked skin.
Coach Sadie Crossbody Clutch
Coach Kisslock Coin Purse
This sweet little change purse is based on an archival design.
Eloquii Tie Waist Tweed Jacket
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.
Diane von Furstenberg Zella Crepe Mini Wrap Dress
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.
Sur La Table Blue Chalk Napkins
These napkins look very “what, these old things?” without feeling ratty, of course. There’s a
matching table runner on sale, too.
Daily Ritual Women's Jersey Sleeveless Racerback Maxi Dress
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.
Daily Ritual Women's Tencel Relaxed-Fit Short-Sleeve Shirt
This short-sleeved tencel top does not look like it’s $23.
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