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The state of internet sales this Friday is excellent, with end-of-season sales at the Outnet and Backcountry, a splashy anniversary sale at Dermstore, a sale-on-sale at Anthropologie, and lots of better-than-usual discounts. (And for even more sales coverage, sign up for our newsletter.)
Some high-waisted pants that are lounge-y enough for WFH but sleek enough to wear to the office once it’s safe to go back. (Heads up: Eileen Fisher pants tend to run a bit large, so order a size down.)
If you’re getting into hiking — even if that hike is just across the Williamsburg Bridge and back — this nylon hat will protect you from the sun without making you sweat.
There’s still plenty of beachgoing and park-sitting to enjoy before summer ends, so pick up this very supportive-looking, folding recliner.
In case you missed it, Dermstore’s Anniversary Sale is live with very good deals on cult favorite products, like Sunday Riley’s Good Genes, which is prized for its ability to exfoliate, smooth, and brighten your skin tone. (If you’re looking for something different, or just want more beauty deals, check out our beauty writer Rio Viera-Newton’s picks.)
With a black-and-white pattern, these tie-dyed high-tops are really just as neutral and easy to throw on as an all-white sneaker.
A cheery, lightweight throw blanket for your couch or bed.
We dug through the Outnet’s (reliably good) summer clearance sale and found lots of excellent, under-$100 deals — including this still-in-stock Ganni dress.
It is rare to find one of Equipment’s versatile blouses for under $100.
Bissell makes some of the best vacuums for pet hair, and thanks to a motorized brush, this one will lift up even the most ground-in dust, dirt, and hair.
Don’t dillydally on this breezy button-down from Alex Mill with subtle stripes. Sizes are already limited.
Keep your phone, wallet, keys, and mask in this neon pouch and never lose them at the bottom of your bag again.
This German-made porcelain set comes with six dinner plates and six rimmed soup bowls
Impress your friends at the next virtual birthday party with your new cake knife (that looks far more expensive than it is).
Some antique-inspired earrings that are ideal for stacking, if you have multiple piercings in one ear, or just regular mismatching.
Backcountry’s in the midst of a summer clearance sale, too, with deals on end-of-season picks, like this camo-print Patagonia fleece that you’ll be happy to have on that first crisp fall night.
This Fjallraven fold-top backpack is a nice looking alternative to the ubiquitous Kanken — without losing any durability.
Anthropologie’s offering an extra 20 percent off clothes this weekend, including these jaunty, ochre shorts.
This is not part of the sale-on-sale, but it’s still an excellent price for a very chic Clare V. bento box that’s just the right size for road trip snacks.
This Fire tablet for kids was our deal of the day earlier this week, and it’s still on sale for the lowest price we’ve ever seen.
This denim dog beg has a little bolster pillow so your pup can perch, as demonstrated by this smiling bulldog.
Though they’re made of seersucker, these men’s joggers aren’t preppy. (And the extra-deep pockets are especially useful for running errands.)
These trousers are also available in black and taupe, and like the joggers above, these also have deep (albeit hidden) pockets.
And finally, we have to call out Madewell’s so-called Secret Stock Sale, which features some of our all-time favorite pieces from the brand — like these high-waisted, stretchy jeans that our managing editor loves.
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