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This week’s sweep of the internet’s sales bins is a true grab bag, with lots of things we’ve written about before, including our favorite boxer-briefs for men, a Danish Dutch oven, and some beloved packing cubes that we first wrote about in 2016. (And, as always, if you want even more deals, sign up for our email newsletter.)
This sculptural lamp will look nice on your desk, and the large fixture will throw a soft, diffuse light (which will make you look glowing at your next Zoom meeting).
Coach Outlet is having an end-of-season sale, with lots of basic bags and accessories up to 70 percent off — like this handsome, leather fanny pack.
Yesterday, we were charmed by a banana-covered wallet at Coach, but if that was a little too big for your taste, here’s a slimmed down, watermelon-covered card case.
If you order this hammock today, it should arrive before Labor Day — and who’s to say that you can’t bring it inside once the weather gets cooler.
Take an extra 40 percent off these colorful, comfortable, and already-on-sale Kate Spade slides with the code HEATINGUP.
This canvas tote bag from Japanese outdoor brand Snow Peak is a subtle flex to bring on your next beach trip or picnic.
If you’re finally ready to put on hard pants after months of shorts and sweatpants, we think these — with a high-waist and wide bell-bottoms — will be a bit more comfortable than skinny jeans.
Some chunky, yet comfortable-looking, Oxfords that would be fun to pair with a floral dress or a pair of jeans and white T-shirt.
Here’s an ultramarine, Yves Klein-y blue tote bag that’s so vibrant, you’ll never lose track of it (and would make a very cool-yet-functional work bag when it’s finally time to go back to the office).
Anthropologie is having a sitewide sale this weekend, with an extra 50 percent off already-on-sale items, like these fun, fish-patterned joggers. (The discount is taken at checkout, so don’t be alarmed if it doesn’t show up at first.)
A mood-lifting dress that’s easy to throw on and feel put together, even if you’re basically wearing a nightgown.
This three-foot-long pillow also comes in white, gray, and a neon green, but in any color, it’ll be nice to snuggle with on the couch while you watch Netflix.
Stock up on Ansel Elgort’s favorite underwear (and our pick for the best boxer-briefs for men in general).
A funny little wall hook to hold your face masks.
A simple T-shirt dress from Uniqlo, which is great for lounging, napping, throwing over a bathing suit at the beach, or just working from home.
This cotton-linen-blend T-shirt also comes in baby pink, navy, and marigold, but don’t dillydally, because sizing is limited.
If you’re looking for a fall replacement for your Baggies, consider these climbing pants, which are comfortable — and durable — enough for scaling rocks, so will do just fine at your home office.
We first featured these Eagle Creek organizers in 2016, and according to writer Foster Kamer, when you use these, “Your packing won’t just have structural integrity, it will also have architecture. You will become the Frank Gehry of luggage interiors.”
This seersucker comforter set would be a nice way to transition into cooler weather (and it’s an extra 20 percent discount using the code PREVIEW).
This Nespresso kit comes with a milk frother, so you can become your own barista and make your coffee-shop favorites at home.
Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale (finally) ends this weekend, and though the pickings are slim in the women’s and men’s sections, we found lots of good deals to be had in home goods, like this very giftable throw blanket.
We’ve described this Dutch oven as “highly functional,” yet it is still stylish enough to leave on your stove. (Plus, the lid does double duty as a trivet for your table.)
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