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34 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Lululemon to Levi’s

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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.

We mostly had September in mind when combing through the sales this week, though we did make sure to include a few excellent bathing suits in case you want something fresh and cute for Labor Day.

Aerosoles Homerun Flats, Black Leather

In the spirit of Dupes Week, these black flats from Aerosoles have a Repetto-ian quality to them.

$58 at Macy's
Buy
with code: PREVIEW
Hotel Collection Greek Key Embroidered 72" x 72" Shower Curtain

Add a little elegance to the bathroom with this 83 (!) percent off shower curtain with a “Greek Key” border.

Calvin Klein Performance Lemon Chrome Rain Jacket

How fun is this see-through rain jacket with yellow trim!

Vince Slim Fit Slub Jersey Polo

The slubbed cotton gives this polo a casual, less golf-clubby feel.

Dickies Crop Work Pants

These are technically “juniors”-size pants, so a 1 is the equivalent of a 27, and so on (see the Dickies size chart here).

Natori Drama Contour Wireless Soft Cup Bra

This wireless bra from Natori promises to be as comfortable as it is flattering.

Outdoor Voices Springs Ankle Leggings

Turns out, there are still classic Outdoor Voices leggings in multiple sizes and colors on sale for 50 percent off at Nordstrom.

Lululemon Surge Jogger

The husband of one of our colleagues basically hasn’t taken off his Surge joggers since buying them a year ago (he owns them in multiple colors, including this cheerful blue).

Eberjey Gisele Long Athletic PJ Set

It’s almost long-sleeve-pajama season, and there is nothing softer than these Eberjey Giseles. This pair of “Athletic” pj’s have a gray stripe along the side.

Levi's Mile High Crop Flare Jeans

These cropped Levi’s have a nice stretch to them.

Rachel Comey Ante Fanny Pack

A Fashion Fanny Pack (in sleek soft suede) from Rachel Comey.

Patagonia Lightweight Travel Mini Belt Bag

A less-expensive option (as part of an Urban Outfitters bag sale that we wrote about a few days ago that’s still cooking along) that we are likely going to scoop up for ourselves.

Patagonia Atom Backpack 18L

Another Patagonia offering from the same sale, perfect for your back-to-school needs.

bkr Tutu Berry Lip X Hum Bottle

We have no idea what Tutu Berry is or what Hum is, but we know what Bkr is (it makes lovely water bottles), and this is a good price for one.

Speedo Pro LT Super Pro, Speedo Red

Did you read the one about how Baywatch bathing suits are back? This classic option, from Speedo, is 25 percent off.

Marlie Curved Metal Table Lamp

One of our colleagues keeps telling us that modern interpretations of old-fashioned pleated lampshades are a thing. If this desk lamp from Urban Outfitters is any indication, she might be onto something.

Areaware Persian Cat Throw Pillow

Before committing to a real Persian cat, maybe live with this Areaware pillow for a little while. It’s also available as a French and English bulldog.

Mandy Striped Top

All sale items at Anthropologie are an extra 30 percent off. This slouchy striped tank would look great under a cardigan come September.

Soludos Milan Mules

The brown block heel combined with the asymmetrical front gives these Soludos mules some understated fanciness.

The Odells Ink Wide-Leg Jumpsuit

Throw a jean jacket over this (machine washable) Tencel jumpsuit and you have yourself a real casual (but together) look.

Free People Movement Over The Moon Leggings

These festive Free People leggings are also available in a light purple.

Sunday Riley Good Genes

Now’s the time in our roundup where we take a moment to acknowledge that the Dermstore anniversary sale ends on Sunday, so get your 20 percent off Good Genes while the getting’s good.

Everlane Denim Jacket

As we noted earlier this week, denim jacket weather is fast upon us … this Everlane number is also available (and on sale) in black.

Polo Ralph Lauren Short Sleeve Striped Pocket Tee

Blue and (very) light pink is just a really pleasing color combination.

Champion Premium Reverse Weave Large Logo Pullover Hoodie

A hefty cobalt-blue sweatshirt courtesy of Champion’s higher-end line.

Beautyrest Deluxe Quilted Cotton 12 lb. Weighted Blanket

It’s almost weighted blanket season.

$104 at Bloomingdale’s
Buy
with code: BLOOMIES
Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 Upright Vacuum, Yellow (Renewed)

For today (Friday) only, this refurbished lightweight-but-powerful Dyson upright vacuum is under 200 bucks.

Madewell Cali Demi-Boot Jeans in Dory Wash: Comfort Stretch Edition

Over at Madewell, all sale items are an additional 30 percent off with the code SEEYA, including these extremely perky (and stretchy) boot-cut jeans. The button fly makes them look actually vintage.

$69 at Madewell
Buy
with code: SEEYA
Madewell x The New Denim Project Square Pillow

This handsome throw pillow, a collaboration between Madewell and renewable textiles line New Denim Project, is as cheap as something you’d find at T.J. Maxx.

$21 at Madewell
Buy
with code: SEEYA
Madewell Juno Circle Crossbody Bag

This cross-body circle bag is made from “smooth gets-better-with-age leather.”

$67 at Madewell
Buy
with code: SEEYA
Madewell x Land of Women Sofia One-Piece Swimsuit

A whole slew of one-pieces from Madewell’s collaboration with Land of Women are on sale, and this polka-dotted swimsuit is really somethin’.

$67 at Madewell
Buy
with code: SEEYA
L'Academie Foley Pants

For something more seasonally appropriate, how about these millennial-mustard fancy pants?

Drew Barrymore Flower Home Multi-Tier Metal Accent Table

It’s no secret that we’re kind of obsessed with Drew Barrymore’s Walmart homewares line, and are always sniffing around to see if any of the stuff is on sale. Right now this accent table (that’s also available in cobalt blue and a mint green) is 31 percent off.

Drew Barrymore Flower Home Watercolor Succulent 3 Piece Comforter Set, Queen

The reviews of this comforter set are very positive (and many have photos so you can see what it looks like IRL), including one person who uses this in a room she advertises on Airbnb.

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34 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy