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Spring has officially sprung in the internet’s collective sales bins — and we’re seeing the first signs of (discounted) jean-jacket and white-sneaker season. We also found breezy blouses for her, lightweight loungewear for him, and some workout gear for anyone who wants to go on a run or walk outside. But if you’d rather stay indoors and avoid allergy season, there are also some items to give your space a bit of a spring-cleaning refresh, like floral-printed food-storage containers and a bright, printed Pendleton dog bed. (And, as always, if you want more sales coverage from the Strategist, sign up for our email newsletter.)
There are lots of (deeply discounted) spring-ready picks in Nordstrom Rack’s sales bin, like this pair of tie-dyed capri leggings for outdoor running (or just walking).
This under-$20 weatherproof jacket from Eddie Bauer will keep you dry during spring showers (and has a cinched waist, for some extra definition).
Backcountry’s end-of-season sale mostly includes deeply discounted winter apparel, but we’ve also found some items that aren’t suited for a snowstorm — like this pair of Sorel chukka boots that look just as cool as Clarks but have all the technical specs (waterproof exterior! Full-traction sole!) of a good Sorel boot.
Ditch your puffer for this evergreen pullover (that yes, you could also wear while lounging on the couch).
A respectable adult backpack in a pleasant shade of tan, which will fit all the fixings for an outdoor picnic — including a couple bottles of wine.
This (now half-off) hand blender changed Strategist contributor and food writer Hannah Howard’s life, and she says it’s perfect for making gazpacho or whipped cream during the spring and summer. Just remember to use the code GROW at checkout to get the full discount.
These silicone, one-cup-sized ice cubes are “an excellent choice if you want to defrost just a cup or so of chicken stock at a time for a specific recipe,” says recipe developer Rebecca Firkser, who credits the tray as one of the essential items for keeping her freezer organized.
Even if it’s still a little too chilly for open-toed shoes, we’re charmed by these Velcro sandals that look like a more design-y pair of Tevas and cost just $25.
This relaxed-fit Rachel Comey dress has some unexpected structured details, like cuffed short sleeves and a collared neckline. Plus, it’s available (for now) in sizes 00 to 12.
We found a couple of one-day sale items at Macy’s, like these floral-printed food-storage containers, since the ones you’ve been using for the past year have probably seen better days.
The Pendleton wool-blanket equivalent for your furry friend for a mere $65, a great price in the world of Pendleton’s heritage-brand products.
Though we can’t guarantee that this chair will in fact reduce the number of emails in your inbox to zero, it does seem to have enough lumbar and head support to sit comfortably in for several hours of work.
Through Sunday, some REI outlet items are automatically an extra 25 percent off at checkout, including this slightly smaller, “brushwork”-printed CamelBak that’ll fit comfortably into your tote during a socially distanced weekend stroll.
Another automatic 25 percent off sale-on-sale, this time at Anthropologie, where we found a bunch of breezy, printed blouses, like this plaid, lilac-toned option.
Or this even brighter button-down with a rainbow-toned, embroidered edge.
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