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This week’s edition of our Friday Sales roundup is a bit of a beast — that’s because the pre–Fourth of July deals are already upon us, and there were too many good things to choose from. Below, the dresses, jumpsuits (lots of jumpsuits), and narwhal pool floats we dug up.
A flouncy summer dress from Free People that’s made from a linen-rayon blend.
This right here is one the best sunscreens, according to dermatologists. (While the original price isn’t listed on the Walmart site, we know that it usually goes for $28; it’s not a huge discount, but a discount nonetheless, and shipping’s free.)
These Tabitha Simmons flats feature just the perfect amount of slime green.
A sweatshirt-material jumpsuit that we can imagine both sleeping in and padding around the neighborhood in.
Don’t quote us on this, but we think this the cheapest we’ve ever seen a Cult Gaia bag.
In addition to this calming purple, the tee also comes in a soft peach color.
Some Billy Reid shorts made from “supremely soft” pima cotton.
This watch, a collaboration between Timex and Todd Snyder, nods to “roulette wheels and automotive speed dials.” It’s also on sale in a silver-and-green version.
This jumpsuit is playful (the smocked top, the bow sleeves) without being too over-the-top cutesy.
A bold water- and wind-repellent pullover that’s perfect for summer adventuring.
These white jeans … are actually Spanx!
An extremely cute way to let your baby float around the pool.
Sale items at Matches (where stuff is already on super-sale) are an extra 10 percent off for a limited time, like this extremely handsome bucket bag from Sophie Hulme.
These A.P.C. wedges look really really good with cropped pants.
This, from Lisa Marie Fernandez, is a less controversial option.
A striped shirt from British basics line Oliver Spencer.
This cotton-linen dress from Alexis has some coy cutouts and kicky white buttons.
Just a classic (70 percent off) denim skirt from Ganni.
We have a hard time resisting anything bow-related.
These espadrilles are a little more fashion than your classic espadrilles.
How nice is this Reebok hoodie?
This hoodie is from Champion’s delightful collaboration with Susan Alexandra.
These Dr. Scholl’s pool slides are fabulous — and are also available in white and orange.
Everything on sale at Anthropologie is an extra 30 percent off, which makes this comfortable, slouchy jumpsuit an excellent deal.
Over at Madewell, select “summer styles” are 25 percent off with the code “firework.” We are particularly enamored with this coverall romper.
We also have similar fond feelings toward this denim jumpsuit.
A July 4th–appropriate tee.
Some incredible Juicy Couture slip-on sneakers.
These mint-green ’80s-inspired Adidas sneakers have a similar “profile” to the Veja.
For all you outdoorsy types, this Fjallraven rolltop backpack is billed as a good “sidekick through a tree-covered day hike.”
This classic planter is discounted as part of a larger Rivet (one of Amazon’s homeware lines) sale.
Same deal with these crisp white percale sheets.
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