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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.
Add a little elegance to the bathroom with this 83 (!) percent off shower curtain with a “Greek Key” border.
How fun is this see-through rain jacket with yellow trim!
The slubbed cotton gives this polo a casual, less golf-clubby feel.
Turns out, there are still classic Outdoor Voices leggings in multiple sizes and colors on sale for 50 percent off at Nordstrom.
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).
These cropped Levi’s have a nice stretch to them.
A Fashion Fanny Pack (in sleek soft suede) from Rachel Comey.
Another Patagonia offering from the same sale, perfect for your back-to-school needs.
The brown block heel combined with the asymmetrical front gives these Soludos mules some understated fanciness.
Throw a jean jacket over this (machine washable) Tencel jumpsuit and you have yourself a real casual (but together) look.
Blue and (very) light pink is just a really pleasing color combination.
A hefty cobalt-blue sweatshirt courtesy of Champion’s higher-end line.
It’s almost weighted blanket season.
For today (Friday) only, this refurbished lightweight-but-powerful Dyson upright vacuum is under 200 bucks.
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.
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.
This cross-body circle bag is made from “smooth gets-better-with-age leather.”
For something more seasonally appropriate, how about these millennial-mustard fancy pants?
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.
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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