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As we head into the weekend, we’ve spotted lots of truly excellent deals on a number of things we’ve written about before, including our favorite Dyson vacuum for pet hair, an editor-approved water bottle for under $5, and a reusable bag trio for the price of just one. (As always, if you want even more deals sent straight to your inbox, sign up for our email newsletter.)
Best Buy’s Black Friday in July sales event starts today, with deep discounts on laptops, speakers, headphones, appliances, and more. If you (or a recent grad) are need of a new laptop, this touch-screen model from Dell doubles as a tablet and comes with a 30-day free trial of Microsoft Office.
Also discounted (by more than 50 percent) are these noise-canceling headphones from Sony, which former tech columnist David Pogue called “the best noise-canceling headphones ever made” — so much so that he won’t fly without them.
If you prefer a looser fit, these carpenter jeans have a relaxed, straight leg and are made from long-lasting Japanese denim.
If you’re looking forward to fall (and tired of getting caught in summer showers), this waterproof raincoat is half-off and still available in three different colors and most sizes.
Keep your keys, phone, and cards close on your next hike or bike ride with this foam-padded fanny pack.
Over at REI, we spotted a great sale on these surprisingly nice-looking Chacos that don’t skimp on arch support.
And this limited-edition (Strategist-approved) Nalgene.
If you’re getting a head start on back-to-school shopping, here’s a sturdy backpack from Champion with an edgier-than-usual design.
Alternatively, zhuzh up your seating areas with this squiggly indoor-outdoor pillow from Crate & Barrel.
Nordstrom Rack is currently taking an extra 25 percent off select clearance items, including this ’80s-inspired sweatshirt that’ll come in handy on your next overly air-conditioned flight (or grocery run).
Because this quilted tote is made from easy-to-clean nylon, we’d bring it to beach days, park hangs, and everything in between.
Camper is taking 50 percent off select summer styles for men and women with the code FF2021. One Strategist writer paid full price for (and loves) these heeled sandals, and reports back that she’s “so mad” that she didn’t snag them on sale like you can today. (Note: You’ll need to enter your email address to gain access to the sale.)
And finally, we’d pair these (also reclaimed) chambray napkins with the table runner above.
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