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36 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Madewell to Trademark

Photo: courtesy of the retailers

A real summery selection of sale items below: from dresses to bathing suits to beach bags — plus a bunch of Father’s Day gifts thrown in for good measure.

A summer vacation dress if we’ve ever seen one.

Lots of happy reviewers; combing through reviews, we learned that it’s lighter than most grill pans and that it’s particularly good for panini and burgers (and leaves grill marks on them). Incidentally, for all you pan-heads, there’s a larger Calphalon sale at BB&B happening now.

It’s not pouring rain and our down jacket’s at the dry cleaners … can we buy a bathing suit yet? This polka-dotted two-piece suit from Solid & Striped is both cute and coy. (Here’s a link to the bottoms.)

Madewell’s classic Emmett wide-leg crops, but with a lightly graphic windowpane pattern.

They’d look great with these Dansko clogs that half of the Strategist team owns.

Speaking of comfortable shoes, we actually own these slip-on Naturalizer sneakers — and traveled around Portugal in them last summer — and can wholeheartedly say they did right by us.

Oahu Dress

There’s a sale going on at Anthropologie where a whole slew of their best-selling dresses are half off — including this off-the-shoulder “Oahu” dress from Anthro’s new(ish) plus-size line.

Faithfull Kaia Maxi Dress

A minty dress with tiny white flowers strewn about it.


Dip your toe in the culty world of Sunday Riley with this discounted gift set that includes the skincare line’s famous Good Genes serum as well as a daily Ceramic Slip facial cleanser. Note: while it’s not hugely on sale, the two of these products together actually has a $45 retail value.

An aptly-named “Let’s Boogie” glitter-streaked eye shadow from MAC.

We probably would not choose to wear this daisy-adorned Free People dress with white boots — so put your hand over the screen and imagine them with, say, these strappy Everlane sandals.

They wouldn’t go with these Betsey Johnson sandals… but aren’t these Betsey Johnson sandals totally amazing?

An elegant swimsuit collab between Pendleton and Hurley.

Another Pendleton collaboration we quite like, this one with Mickey Mouse, and a bath towel. (There’s a more classic Pendleton beach towel on sale at Urban Outfitters too as part of their summer sale.)

Not the biggest discount in the world, but a discount on a status water bottle nonetheless.

Two things that the young folk love: Champion and pool slides.

To put it bluntly: this does not look like a $30 stool.

An easel that can toggle between being a chalkboard and a dry-erase board and can also hold a regular old paper roll. The legs are adjustable for your growing Van Goghs.

A really lovely linen shirt from Lord & Taylor’s house line.

Some slip-on Soludos made with pebbled leather.

This henley, from Levi’s more high-end Made & Crafted line, would make a nice Father’s Day gift.

So would these house pants from Save Khaki (that are available in a bunch of muted colors).

This large Trademark tote would make a nice beach bag.

What is more delightful than a bubblegum pink crossbody bag?

A lightweight striped sweater from Eileen Fisher that hangs very nicely.