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If today’s end-of-week sales-bin sweep could talk, it’d say there are still plenty more months of summer heat left to go. We found an excellent deal on some dermatologist-recommended sunscreen, a pair of waterproof clogs for unexpected monsoons, and a virtually indestructible salad bowl for your next post-vaccine patio get-together. (And if you want even more deals sent straight to your inbox, sign up for our email newsletter.)
You can take 30 percent off select sunscreens over at Ulta, including the dermatologist-recommended sunscreen version of our favorite Neutrogena Hydro Boost gel moisturizer.
Statement sterling-silver hoops for under $20.
For the little one who’s headed back to school next month, this lunch bag has an insulated lining and convenient front pocket.
West Elm is still taking an extra 50 percent off select clearance items with code EXTRA50, including this summery handwoven throw blanket.
Instantly upgrade your sofa cushion setup with this cotton pillow cover.
And here’s an excellent deal on a reversible, durable, and easy-to-clean area rug for the kids’ (or adults’) room.
ASOS is taking up to 80 percent off select in-season styles, including these Converse Chuck 70 high-tops in a funky floral print. (And if it just so happens to be your first ASOS purchase, you can take an extra 20 percent off your order of $50 or more with code ASOSNEWTREAT.)
You’ll never have to worry about staining this tie-dyed Champion crew neck.
We’d layer this cowl-neck top — which is still available in sizes S to XL — over a bralette or bathing suit.
Pair these Calvin Klein sandals with the top and Juicy Tubes above for a full Y2K-inspired fit. (Which is what I, who just admittedly purchased a pair, intend to do.)
While it’s not exactly jacket season, this lined, water-repellent jacket from The North Face is all you’ll need to stay toasty this fall.
We’re not ones to pass up 40 percent off splatterware, let alone these shatterproof, patio-friendly salad bowls.
Swap out your paper napkins for these more sustainable (and top-rated) Italian linen ones, which will only get softer with each wash. (And if the navy pictured doesn’t match your dining décor, there’s also black, light blue, olive green, and plum on sale.)
And if over a year of working (and lunching) from home has taken a toll on your dinnerware, swap out your set with these stoneware salad plates, which are both microwave- and dishwasher-safe.
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