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The state of sales heading into the weekend is good. There are summer sales at Everlane and Best Buy, and lots of discounts on already-on-sale picks at Macy’s, Madewell, and Anthropologie. So we dug through it all to find the deals that are actually worthwhile.
Though it’s small, this Bose Bluetooth speaker has excellent sound quality. Plus, it’s waterproof, which means it’s beach-, pool-, and shower-friendly. We’ve also never seen it this cheap.
This weekend, everything in Anthropologie’s sales section is an extra 50 percent off — like these twill carpenter pants with a slight flare.
If you’re a sweaty sleeper, or you just want something a little more breathable for this hot weather, here’s a linen duvet cover under $100.
A breezy babydoll blouse that’s also available in lilac and a bright, Creamsicle orange.
Coach’s summer sale is still going strong, with half-off dozens of bags — like this practical-yet-stylish crossbody with a classic, golden turnlock.
A deeply-discounted, machine-washable dog bed for small pups who like to burrow.
If your own tie-dye experiments in quarantine haven’t turned out so well, fake it with this relaxed, long-sleeve tee.
These stackable, smokey lavender glasses from cult-y Japanese manufacturer Kinto come in a set of six (and would make for some very chic, informal wine glasses).
Best Buy has launched a three-day-long summer sale, with deals on lots of big gadgets, like washers and dryers, laptops, cellphones, and this Dyson air purifier-slash-fan.
Whether you’ve had your fill of Animal Crossing, or you wish you were watching the Olympics right now, this game for Nintendo Switch — which features Mario and Sonic competing in events like Tae Kwon Do, track and field, even rock climbing — should scratch the itch.
Macy’s is offering an extra 20 percent off hundreds of in-season picks, including these playful, tie-dye shortalls for tweens (that we wish came in larger sizes for adult women).
With a cork-looking insole and faux-leather straps that wrap around your ankle, these sandals are as practical (and likely easy-to-clean) as they are stylish.
At just $38 for an 18-piece set, you can afford to toss all your old, mismatching takeout-slash-food-storage containers and replace them with Pyrex.
Here’s a lightweight, moisture-wicking sweater, which would be nice to throw on during a cooler summer evening.
Over at Madewell, you can take an extra 30 percent off sales item with the code WHATADEAL We like these rainbow shorts, which would make a nice bathing suit coverup.
If you’ve been getting in your miles while in self-isolation, here’s a new pair of cushy running shoes from runner-beloved Brooks.
Fill up this unbreakable tumbler with your favorite cold beverage, bring it to your next socially-distanced picnic or beach trip, and be impressed by how long it stays cold.
Fleece season is still a ways off, but this is a very good price for one of our editor’s favorite fleeces.
Not only are you getting a deeply discounted pair of board shorts, but United by Blue will remove one pound of trash from the ocean for each item purchased.
Finally, a toddler-friendly climber for the most active kids that actually looks nice enough to leave out in your living room.
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