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This week’s roundup of the internet’s best sales is a true grab bag — whether you’re eager to get back into a regular work routine by getting a new desk lamp or a pair of “real” pants, or leaning into this socially distanced summer with more picnics and beach days and time in the sun.
Nordstrom’s big Anniversary Sale doesn’t start until August, but there are already plenty of deals to be had on in-season picks, including this deeply discounted white, woven purse that’s just right for summer.
If you’re looking for basics, here’s a classic, cotton T-shirt from Rag & Bone.
This plus-size, denim boilersuit has just a little bit of Lycra in the fabric for some stretch.
This lightweight, all-cotton, and Martha Stewart–approved quilt will give your bedroom a quick, warm-weather zhuzh.
Not only do ceramic knives, like these, hold their edge well, these come with their own covers, making them ideal to pack in your picnic basket.
Though the leggings might be the star at Lululemon, don’t sleep on their pants, which are comfortable and breathable and — as this half-off, high-rise, and pleated pair demonstrates — quite stylish.
Sure, this is still a splurge, but it’s a good deal on heart-shaped sunglasses from Balenciaga.
If you like this neutral-yet-textured bath mat from Schoolhouse, we’d recommend you act quickly, as under-$100 picks in their sales section rarely last long.
These acrylic hoops from Rachel Comey will add a subtle sparkle to your next Zoom call.
Items are starting to sell out at Baggu’s sample sale, but there’s still lots of deals to be found, like this reusable ripstop tote that’d make a great bag for the beach or a park picnic.
Take an extra 20 percent off already-on-sale items at COS — like this sleeveless blazer that looks as comfortable as a bathrobe.
This airy button-up is a nice, more breathable alternative to a classic oxford, but it still strikes the same polished note.
Though this lounge chair was designed for the patio — and the seat is made of super-durable Sunbrella fabric — we think it’d be nice in a living room, too, once the weather cools down.
A floppy-yet-stylish straw hat from Free People that’s easy to toss into your beach bag.
A simple, lightweight windbreaker, in case it gets a little chilly on your socially distanced evening stroll.
These easy-to-slip-on espadrilles also come in tan, black, and red — but sizes are limited.
Here’s a lovely, little burgundy task lamp from Drew Barrymore’s reliably good Flower Home line at Walmart.
Finally, for the pet who has it all, here’s a Le Creuset pet bowl (that you never have to tell your dog you got on sale).
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