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42 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Mara Hoffman to Patagonia

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Memorial Day has come and gone, but many of the sales are still going strong — and there are even some new ones that’ve started. We combed through the sales bins and found lots of summery stock, as well as quite a few good Father’s Day gifts.

Re/Done x Hanes Boxy Cotton T-Shirt

This, Strategist writer Katy Schneider’s favorite white T-shirt, meets all her criteria for what a good white T-shirt should be: “I like them boxy, very (very) slightly cropped, and a bit short at the arm.”

Max Mara Recital Sweater

What separates this soft cotton striped sweater from the sea of striped cotton sweaters out there is the pocket with vertical (!) stripes.

Veja Rio Branco Low-Top Mesh Trainers

These (very on-sale) Veja sneakers are also available with a navy V.

Theodora Warre Gold-Plated Hoop Earring

These are maybe the perfect pair of hoop earrings; not too thin, not too thick, not too big, not too small.

Cult Gaia Rhea Marbled Acrylic Hoop Earrings

Another excellent pair of hoops, made from marbled acrylic.

Cult Gaia Small Ark Acrylic Bag

Speaking of acrylic, how about this price for a Cult Gaia bag?

Zimmermann Primose Two-Piece Bikini Set

This bikini is very 1950s vinyl tablecloth — but in a good way.

Acne Studios Peg High-Rise Skinny Jeans

We can’t resist anything from Moda Operandi that’s tagged as “Lauren’s Closet,” meaning Lauren Santo Domingo herself (ostensibly) owns it.

Lord & Taylor V-Neck High-Low Top

Yes, we’re going straight from a “Lauren’s Closet” pick to a slouchy cotton V-neck sweater from Walmart. We’re all about a high-low moment at the Strategist. This top is from Lord & Taylor’s house line and is available in a rainbow of colors.

Lord & Taylor Petite Bootcut Ponte Pants

These work-y petite pants have a nice flare to them and are machine washable.

Miss Elaine Floral Quilted Zip-Front Robe

It was one Alison Freer who tipped us off to the mumsy joys of Miss Elaine housecoats.

Belham Living Darby Mid Century Modern Upholstered Bench

We’ve always dreamed of having a bedroom big enough to to handle a bench at the foot of the bed, so if you have the space, take advantage!

Sunnylife Small LED Cherry Wall Light

Just a small cherry wall light that’ll add a little pep to the place.

Superga 2750 Cotu, White/Full White

It’s a small thing, but we like how the label on these Superga sneakers is all-white — usually the “S” is red.

Chaco Z/1 Classic USA, Steal Your Face

Not much to see here, just some Grateful Dead Chaco sandals!!!

Isabel Marant Canaee Espadrilles

We’ve had our eye on these Isabel Marant espadrilles for a while, and they’re (finally) a little bit cheaper.

Soludos Amalfi Platform Espadrilles

More of a “going out” espadrille, from Soludos.

James Jeans Twiggy 5 Pocket Legging Jeans

Some stretchy (60 percent off) jeans from L.A.-based husband-wife design duo James and Seun Lim.

Capulet Persimmon Miniskirt

What’s nice about this miniskirt is that, come fall, you can wear it with tights.

Coach Edie Shoulder Bag 31

Lots of Coach bags are still 50 percent off, including this everyday Edie shoulder bag, crafted from pebbled leather, and in a very on-trend shade of oxblood.

Lululemon Wunder Under High-Rise Tight Dual Shibori Full-On Luxtreme 28"

Lululemon’s famous “Wonder Unders” leggings, but in a groovy shibori pattern.

Madewell Texture & Thread Peasant Top

The price-tag made us do a double take, and then we were very taken with the excellent reviews; many note how flattering it is, and how it looks great both tucked and untucked.

$12 at Madewell
with code: ENJOY20
Madewell Tank Button-Front Midi Dress in Rainbow Check

For upcoming sultry summer days: a cross-back tank dress made from a breathable cotton-linen blend.

$64 at Madewell
with code: ENJOY20
Solid & Striped Fiona Top

Stuff from Goop’s Memorial Day sale has gotten even cheaper. While the bottoms of this Solid & Striped bikini top are sold out, you could really pair this with any ol’ black bottoms.

Rebecca Taylor La Vie Short Sleeve Le Jaguar Jumpsuit

This floral cotton (and machine-washable) jumpsuit is, according to Goop, “a classic utility boiler suit, but a thousand times chicer.”

Mara Hoffman Katinka Dress

This right here is a summer picnic dress if we’ve ever seen one. Also, the pockets are great.

James Perse Cotton Shirt

A few things we missed from our first run through the Mr Porter sale — many of which would make good Father’s Day gifts. First up, this very basic (very breathable) cotton James Perse button down.

Smythson Burlington Two-Tone Full-Grain Leather Cardholder

It’s hard to go wrong with a Smythson cardholder.

Timex Allied Stainless Steel And Stonewashed Leather Watch

Or a fancier-than-your-standard Timex watch.

Vans OG Old Skool LX Leather-Trimmed Suede Sneakers

Less of a gift, more of a men’s wardrobe staple.

Cotton Candy Leopard-Print Midi Skirt

A nice riff on the Skirt of the Summer.

$33 at Macy's
with code: SHOP
Diane von Furstenberg Savilla Mini Wrap Dress, Apaloosa Chestnut

Another leopard offering, this one from Diane von Furstenberg, and in the form of a wrap dress.

Eloquii Kimono Chambray Jacket

A good work-appropriate cover-up from size-inclusive line Eloquii to keep in the office for when the air conditioner’s on full blast.

Eloquii Button Front Dress

Also from Eloquii: A button-adorned LBJ.

Stelen Mia Polka Dot Midi Dress

We just cannot ignore a polka-dotted dress with a mock-neck.

Rains Long Rain Jacket

Rains rain jackets are cheaper than those from Stutterheim, but equally Fashion Crowd-approved.

Baserange Una Two-Piece Swimsuit

It ain’t cheap, but we’re kind of obsessed with this kooky (yet elegant) one-piece bathing suit from Baserange.

Wayfair Channing 2 Piece Nesting Table

Keep this two-piece acrylic table set from Wayfair together, or separate them if you prefer.

Maeve Pixilated Tulle Midi Skirt

This is no regular floral-strewn skirt. It’s a pixillated floral-strewn skirt, which makes it a little less dainty. (Note: as with everything on sale at Anthropologie at the moment, it’s an extra 25 percent off.)

Patagonia Black Hole 30-Liter Backpack

This Patagonia backpack is meant for commuters and hikers alike; it has a padded laptop sleeve, as well as a million adjustable straps and pockets.

Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Silver

Over at Amazon, for today (Friday) only, this very easy to operate Nespresso espresso machine is a whopping 43 percent off.

Fortessa Ciro 42-Piece Flatware Set

Sur La Table’s having a flatware sale, where a bunch of sets are 30 percent off. We like the “smooth lines and simplicity” of this 42-piecer.

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42 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy