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This happens to be a big weekend for sales. Shopbop’s Style Event is ramping down, but Backcoutry’s Renew and Refresh sale is gearing up. There are also sales happening at Overstock and the Outnet, and if you want even deeper discounts, there are sales-on-sales at Nordstrom Rack and Anthropologie. It’s a lot to sort through, so we dug deep and pulled out the best of the sales bins (and, as always, if you want more sales coverage, sign up for our email newsletter).
Backcountry’s Renew and Refresh sale starts today, with discounts up to 30 percent off on in-season styles — including this wool-polyester blend fleece from Patagonia.
Darn Tough is so confident in the quality of its wool socks, they come with a lifetime warranty, meaning the Vermont-based company will replace your pair if you wear any holes into them. (If you need more convincing that these socks are worth it, they’re a favorite of Pete Buttigieg’s.)
Here’s a sturdy flannel shirt in a not-too-bright black-and-white check from Seattle-based Filson.
Today is the last day of Shopbop’s Style Event, but there are still some good discounts to be had, like these go-with-everything Soludos sneakers.
The unique thing about Shopbop’s Style Even is that the more you spend on eligible items, the more you save — so without anything else in the cart, this simple white dress is 15 percent off. But if you add more, the discount will get higher.
If you’re looking for something more flouncy for spring, here’s a midi dress from Madewell in a green-and-black print. (We also rounded up more on-sale spring dresses under $100, here.)
Nordstrom Rack is taking an additional 25 percent off clearance items, as part of its Clear the Rack sale — like this belted, casual jumpsuit. But don’t dillydally, as some of the best deals have already started selling out.
If your summer aesthetic is gorpcore.
An Albers-esque printed rug that’s available in three sizes: 3-by-5, 5-by-7, or 6-by-9 feet.
Another sale-on-sale at Anthropologie. This time, take 50 percent off already-on-sale items, like this oversize rayon jacket in a surprisingly neutral burgundy.
This two-piece sweater set — cardigan and pants — is just $50. So wear as a full set now, while you work-from-home, and swap the joggers for jeans when it’s time to go back to the office.
This portable hammock comes with its own stand, so you can set it up anywhere (even your living room, if you’re so inclined).
Here’s a half-off Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress from the Outnet’s reliably good sales section.
And some stylish suede slides to go with it. (Plus, these have a little bit of a heel, in case you want to feel a bit more fancy.)
If you like the idea of setting up a smart home but don’t know where to start, here’s an easy-to-install pair of lightbulbs from Philips Hue. Just screw them in, and set up the app.
This Dyson vacuum has a built-in HEPA filter, so it traps bacteria and allergens, cleaning the air you breathe (and hopefully minimizing sneezing) while sucking up all those dust bunnies.
Macy’s list price for this Pendleton dog bed is hugely inflated. (Most other places have this style and size listed for about $170.) But $132 is still a great price, even if the real discount is closer to a 20 percent than Macy’s stated 60 percent.
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