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Spring sales started to hit the internet this week, with discounts on in-season clothing, shoes, even gear at East Dane, REI, Madewell, and more, to make this uneasy transition from winter into spring a little more colorful and comfortable.
Channel some strong Palm Beach energy with these metallic Jack Rogers slides, with a supportive cork lining.
REI’s Anniversary Sale has kicked off, with hundreds of discounts on gear and clothing — including this well-insulated, shatterproof wine tumbler from Hydro Flask.
Whether you’ve picked up running in self-isolation, or simply started pacing back and forth in the house for hours on end, count your steps and track your speed with this expert-recommended Garmin smartwatch.
Mother’s Day just passed, which means Father’s Day is coming soon enough — Sunday, June 21, to be exact — and if you’re looking to finish your shopping early so it can get to him on time, here’s a highly giftable stainless-steel grilling kit.
An easy-to-use sparkling-water maker that’ll eliminate the need to lug cases of seltzer back from the grocery store with each stock up.
If you’re missing trips to the museum, or just want to support your local cultural institutions, here are some very handsome salt-and-pepper shakers that pull patterns and colors from Paul Klee’s Movement of Vaulted Chambers, part of the Met’s permanent collection.
A nightgown-esque dress that’s easy to throw on when the weather gets hot (yet still feels a little bit fancy).
We featured this bright, floral Marimekko duvet set in last week’s sales roundup, but it’s still on sale and still a delightful choice for a spring bedroom refresh.
And speaking of ongoing sales, there’s another one at Madewell: 30 to 40 percent off in-season picks with the code HOWFUN, including these lightweight pants.
These Wayfarer-ish sunglasses are available with clear frames or white frames, but we’re partial to this rose-hued tortoiseshell.
If you’re ready to shed your sweatpants for something with a bit more structure, Universal Standard’s boyfriend jeans are just $50 this weekend (and run from size 00 to 40).
If you don’t have the outdoor space to set up a grill, try this stove-friendly, cast-iron option from Staub for a round of burgers and hot dogs.
These Dolce Vita slides are as easy to slip on as Birkenstocks and as breathable as Crocs, but the calf hair and neon-yellow straps give them a more elegant look.
Coming in at just 1.5 quarts, this colorful Le Creuset chef’s oven is best used for simmering sauces or heating up leftovers on the stovetop.
We realize perfume is a bit of a hard sell over the internet, but this Comme des Garçons scent has a lot going for it: The fragrance is a mix of myrrh, cinnamon, peppercorn, and balsam, with light floral notes. The packaging is adorable. And the price is unprecedentedly low, so it’s worth a shot.
This alarm clock–slash–radio from Braun does exactly two things — tell the time and play the radio — without being an eyesore on your nightstand.
On the other hand, if you want a device that you can talk to, here’s an on-sale Google Nest Hub that writer David Pogue uses as a digital photo frame, a voice-control for his other smart-home devices, a digital cookbook to find new recipes while in the kitchen, and yes, a clock.
East Dane’s spring sale started, with hundreds of just-added, in-season items up to 30 percent off, like these Paul Smith flip-flops for when you’re done with slippers.
This chore coat from A.P.C.’s collaboration with Carhartt WIP is still a bit of a splurge, even when 30 percent off, but the all-canvas construction should last for years to come.
If you really want to splurge, and have the backyard space and the desire for a good schvitz, here’s a steam sauna that’s over half-off at Wayfair’s (surprisingly robust) hot tub sale.
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