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35 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Instant Pot to Patagonia

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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.

The French weighs-nothing tote that folds into a teensy little envelope was practically created for July and August bopping.

Use this soap in the shower, or (let’s be real) leave it on the dish in the guest bathroom to let folks know you have taste.

We would not guess these were Lululemon either (they’re a little Theory, no?). The crop makes them perfect with sneakers.

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.

A classic water bottle that’ll keep cold things cold and hot things hot — bright red makes it impossible for the office thief to nab, too.

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’re obsessed with the cut on this sweater — it’s like a crop top–slash–sweater combo that’s just begging to be worn with mom jeans.

By now you must know how much we appreciate extremely comfortable shoes that aren’t (entirely) hideous.

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.

The ultimate not-so-little, smashable, durable carry-on for wherever you head this summer.

Ordinarily we hate patterned leggings and tights, but for some reason these are rather appealing.

We didn’t know sandals could look dignified, but here we are.

A spiffy little machine with ten power levels for that 2 a.m. and I want leftovers feeling.

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!

We’d love to get these stripy linen napkins as a housewarming gift.

Because it’s too darn hot and this circulates the air all around the room.

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.

A very well-regarded yoga mat that’s now nearly twenty bucks off.

Jumpsuit season is here and we couldn’t be happier, especially when we’re talking something this affordable and flattering.

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.

The art teacher of our fantasies wore her hair in a messy bun, drank too much coffee from her Uffizi Gallery mug, and wore a dress just like this.

A strong color combination on these jaunty socks.

The Strategist is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Some of our latest conquests include the best acne treatments, rolling luggage, pillows for side sleepers, natural anxiety remedies, and bath towels. We update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.

35 Things on Sale From Instant Pot to Patagonia