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You may have noticed some messages from our friends at the strategist on the cut. They will come by every now and then, sharing their expertise on the basics you don’t have time to research and the weird and wonderful things you don’t know you need yet.
As we head into the weekend, we’ve spotted plenty of really great deals on a number of things we’ve written about before, including our favorite Dyson pet hair vacuum, a water bottle. publisher approved for under $ 5 and a trio of bags for the price of one. (As always, if you want to receive even more offers straight to your inbox, sign up for our email newsletter.)
Best Buy’s July Black Friday sales event begins today, with massive discounts on laptops, speakers, headphones, home appliances and more. If you (or a recent graduate) need a new laptop, this touchscreen model from Dell doubles as a tablet and comes with a 30-day Microsoft Office free trial.
Our pet hair-free Dyson – which a dog trainer told us is “so light it feels like you’re holding a baggage” – is now $ 160 off.
These noise-canceling headphones from Sony, which former tech columnist David Pogue called “the best noise-canceling headphones ever,” are also reduced (by over 50%) – so much so that they won’t fly without them.
Madewell is taking an additional 30% off styles already on sale, including these high-waisted stretch skinny jeans that one stylist says make legs look “wonderfully long.”
If you prefer a looser fit, these carpenter jeans have a relaxed straight leg and are made from durable Japanese denim.
If you can’t wait to fall (and fed up with getting caught in summer showers), this waterproof raincoat is half cut and still available in three different colors and most sizes.
Keep your keys, phone and cards handy on your next hike or bike ride with this foam-padded fanny pack.
At REI, we’ve spotted a great sale on these surprisingly pretty Chacos that don’t skimp on arch support.
If you’ve got a head start on back-to-school shopping, here’s a rugged backpack from Champion with a bolder-than-usual design.
Here’s a great deal from Crate and Barrel on a refreshing linen quilt for people (that is, all of us these days) who tend to get hot.
You can also decorate your seats with this wavy indoor-outdoor pillow from Crate & Barrel.
Nordstrom Rack is currently enjoying an additional 25% off a selection of clearance items, including this’ 80s-inspired sweatshirt that will come in handy on your next over-air conditioned flight (or grocery run).
Because this quilted tote is made from easy to clean nylon, we would bring it to days at the beach, parks and everything in between.
If you dabbled in the art of cocktail at home during your 40s, now is the time to upgrade your bar accessories with this beautiful wooden top shaker.
Also at West Elm, here are three of our favorite reusable Baggu bags for the price of (less than one).
Camper enjoys a 50% discount on selected summer styles for men and women with code FF2021. One strategist writer has paid a high price for (and loves) these heeled sandals, and reports that she is “so crazy” that she didn’t put them on sale like you can today. (Note: You will need to enter your email address to access the sale.)
Year round camper style, these chunky canvas sneakers feature a cushioned footbed and lightweight soles, and are always in stock for both men and women.
Kon Mari – Marie Kondo’s housewares store – has summer sales at 20% off. We especially love this floral table runner, which is made from reclaimed fabric.
And finally, we would pair these chambray napkins (also salvaged) with the table runner above.
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