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The end-of-season sales are in full swing, with countless deals to be had at Anthropologie’s Anthro Day, the first-ever Zappos VIP Sale, and Nordstrom’s long-anticipated Anniversary Sale — so we dug through them all and picked out some of the best. (And, as ever, if you want more sales coverage, sign up for our email newsletter.)
This weekend is Anthropologie’s Anthro Day, so they’re offering 20 percent off most full-price clothing, shoes, and accessories — including these cozy joggers that are available from XXS to 3X. (Discount is taken automatically at checkout.)
The first-ever Zappos VIP Sale is still going strong, with discounts on lots of high-quality basics, like this go-anywhere, waterproof Filson tote.
A simple yet supportive sports bra for low- or medium-intensity workouts, or everyday wear, in case you’re still not ready for an underwire.
This versatile, unlined Marmot raincoat can be thrown over shorts and a T-shirt for end-of-summer storms, then layered over fleeces and sweaters when it starts to snow this winter.
After weeks of teasing, Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is in full swing. You can check out our full list of picks here, but some of the deals are so good, we had to highlight them here — like this handsome, insulated S’well water bottle.
This rectangular pillow could do double duty as stylish lumbar support on a not-so-comfortable work-from-home chair.
The sales at Nordstrom Rack are also particularly good right now, like these tiger-print heels that are nearly 80 percent off.
There’s lots of beauty deals at Nordstrom Rack right now as well, like this hydrating but lightweight Shisheido face cream.
If you’re still dealing with chapped and dry skin from washing your hands, here’s some actually nice smelling and moisturizing hand cream (that’s nearly half off).
Yes, this is a holiday gift set that’s on sale in August, but it’s filled with some of our favorite Mario Badescu products, like a calming facial mist.
There’s still lots of summer left to enjoy a socially distanced picnic.
If you’re looking for an excuse to celebrate, here’s a pair of new Champagne glasses that’ll make any beverage feel fancy.
An extra-soft button-up that’s comfortable enough to lounge in yet put together enough for a Zoom meeting.
A backpack from the North Face that’ll be excellent to bring on socially distanced hikes now and stylish enough to carry to the office later.
For the kid who’s missing the excitement of going back to school, here’s a fun, five-piece backpack set (complete with pencil case and lunchbox) that’s emblazoned with all of the L.O.L. Dolls.
These lined, candy-striped swim trunks are an extra 20 percent off with the code SHOP (but don’t dillydally, since this deal expires on Saturday).
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