Warm weather isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, but we’re starting to find lots of fall-ready deals in our daily sweep through the internet’s sale bins. Get ahead of the curve with a pack of reviewer-favorite ballpoint pens for those headed back to school, some high-rise (yet mercifully loose) jeans for cooler weather, and an expert-recommended smart garden for bringing the outdoors inside.
If you’re headed back to school (or the office), lots of Paper Mate InkJoy pens are up to 50 percent off over at Amazon. That includes the medium-point pens in this 36-pack, which dozens of reviewers say “write like butter.”
The men’s version are fabricated with a sturdy cotton-hemp blend, which requires less water and fewer pesticides to grow than traditional denim. (And they feature an effortlessly cool raw hem.)
Over at Best Buy, we spotted an excellent deal on this indoor smart garden from AeroGarden — a favorite of George Pisegna, deputy director and chief of horticulture at the Horticultural Society of New York — that comes with six grow pods to get you started.
Philips’s Norelco razors are some of our favorites for their close, irritation-free shave. This one can be used wet or dry and has flexible, self-sharpening blades for smooth contact.
At Gap, select styles are up to 40 percent off with code CYBER, and you can take an extra 10 percent off select sale with code MORE. (Codes can be stacked at checkout.) We particularly like these vintage-inspired pull-on shorts, which are still available in four different colors and most sizes.
And here are the matching shorts (with pockets).
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