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It’s the first day of summer, and the sales are already gooooood. This week, we found a few goodies to help you lug your stuff (Patagonia, Longchamp), some stuff you’ll want to lug around (Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Birkenstocks), and a few home goods in case the old apartment needs sprucing up (Iittala glasses, a crazy-cheap Tramontina set). Below, the 35 best things we found this week.
Speaking of: A streamlined version of the classic Chuck Taylor (it has fewer lace eyelets, you’ll notice) that reminds us of something almost European.
An extremely chill long-sleeved shirt we could see packing for a weekend in the Poconos or the Pines.
We’re not the world’s greatest cooks, but for how cheap this cookware is (it’s four pots with lids, plus a skillet), we can learn.
An Alexa Chung–approved sneaker that doesn’t look so immediately Superga. We’d wear them with denim cutoffs or even the Lululemon pants above.
No cooking skills, no problem! This baby Instant Pot would be a perfect graduation gift for someone’s first apartment.
We’ve put this little straw number in a sales post before, but now it’s even more discounted. Snatch it up quick for that Holbox trip!
The smoky color on these glasses is one thing already, but the ripple effect is what really puts them over the edge.
There’s a ’70s-ish quality to this tank top that’s extremely appealing.
Almost-handsome Tevas that are extremely cheap right now.
The color blocking on this jacket made us almost think it was Madewell or Club Monaco, not North Face for 30 percent off.
A dainty little middle-school graduation gift!
A nice upgrade for dad’s ratty old cardigans.
The icy blue on this wallet is a nice antidote to your snoozy black and brown.
Isn’t she lovely?
The trend in gym sneakers has moved from an almost-bare foot to a chunky, well-supported (kind of ugly) sole, with Hokas leading the way.
Wear it to a barbecue and forget any fears of ketchup stains.
Advanced Placement sandals for those who think Tevas are for amateurs.
We adore the sizing on this fanny pack, which is not too big at all (usually the problem), and today’s the day to get one because the new stuff at Mr Porter is 20 percent off today only with the code JUNE21.
Another extremely good thing to get from the Mr Porter flash sale — these slightly-less-expensive-today Birks.
A strong color combination on these jaunty socks.
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