With huge swaths of the country facing a heat wave, today’s sales sweep features lots of things that you can enjoy indoors, like a new set of dining chairs and a Strategist-favorite pair of headphones. But if you’re braving the heat and heading outdoors this holiday weekend, we also found some on-theme picks to help you in that department, too.
First up, a small and supersoft three-by-two rug that would look great in a home office or kids’ playroom. If white rugs scare you, don’t worry: The faux fur is machine washable, and the rug is also on sale in blush-pink or, for $24, light gray.
We often say that if you’ve been putting off investing in a good pair of headphones, now is the time. But now really is the time, as these headphones — recommended by experts, Amazon reviewers, and Strategist writers — are nearly half off, a price we almost never see and don’t expect to see again soon.
Now that you can have dinner guests again, here’s an affordable set of upholstered dining (or office) chairs that look much more expensive than $30 apiece. They’re also discounted in blue and gray, at $80 per set.
Even though mask regulations are loosening, workplace policies and lingering anxiety are reason enough to keep a mask or two on hand. This 100 percent cotton one by Missoni is a stylish long-term option.
If you’re planning an outdoorsy summer, these blue cotton-blend socks — part of Nordstrom’s Designer Sale — are comfortable enough to wear all day without making your feet sweat. (You’ll also be wearing one of Japan’s coolest brands.)
An essential for hikes and commutes alike, this deeply discounted 28-liter daypack also has a padded laptop sleeve and a blinker-light attachment.
Vont’s LED camping lanterns are the best-rated lanterns on Amazon thanks to their “super-crazy” brightness. So it’s worth getting this two-pack now while it’s cheap, whether you plan to use them this weekend or several weekends from now.
Some nectarine-hued sunglasses from classic-meets-contemporary eyewear designer Illesteva. They’re made in Italy from hand-mixed acetate and come with a hard-shell carrying case.
Fresh’s Sugar line of lip balms and treatments has been recommended by several experts and celebrities over the years, including Artforum editor-in-chief David Velasco. Right now, a slew of its summery, fruit-scented hydrating lip balms are on sale at Sephora, including watermelon, lemon, peach, and coconut.
We’ve long been fans of Filson’s hard-wearing bags, from its briefcases to backpacks to totes. And just in time for summer travels, the brand’s 36-liter carry-on is almost half off.
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