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10 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Birkenstock to Target

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Today’s sales-bin sweep turned up lots of warm-weather upgrades for your wardrobe, as well as great deals on some year-round essentials for the home. There are some hike- (and brunch-)ready Salomon sneakers, a pair of flattering linen shorts from Madewell, and even a massively discounted robot vacuum from category-leading manufacturer Anker.

While outdoors-oriented retailer Backcountry stocks plenty of our favorite adventure brands, its in-house line gives it free range to add all of the design details it knows active guys love. In this case, that’s two zipper pockets, an integrated belt, and a nylon construction with just a touch of stretch.

Everyone from Rihanna to Dev Hynes now wears Salomon sneakers, which is why we rarely see them on sale. Notably, this fully waterproof, cushioned pair was also recently discontinued by the brand, meaning you’re less likely to run into an accidental shoe twin at your next summer-park hang.

For a colorful take on some slightly more classic footwear, REI has kindly taken 25 percent off the camo version of Birkenstock’s timeless Arizonas — a style our editors and contributors have been praising (and wearing) for years.

Unlike wasteful (and expensive) single-use Saran Wraps and Ziploc bags, these beeswax-coated cloth wraps — which our tester said smell “like a cozy slice of bread with honey” — can be rinsed under cold water and reused for as long as a year.

Floor lamps aren’t only an essential part of creating your winter reading nook — they’re also great for creating a mood on summer evenings once the sun’s gone down. We particularly appreciate this handsome matte-black one’s adjustable arm and brass accents.

For a limited time, Madewell is taking 40 percent off summer essentials with code SUNSHINE. That includes these high-waisted (read: supremely comfortable) pleated shorts, made with a linen blend for added breathability on muggy days

… and this cute seashell-print bikini, available to pick up as a set or separates.

The best deal of the day, however, goes to this robot vacuum, on which you can now save $140. While some devices in this category can lead to anxiety about whether they really covered your whole floor, this one’s phone app allows you to create a handy map of your apartment and track the eufy’s progress across it.

Finally, we spotted our best overall sports bra available for 20 percent off at Girlfriend Collective. Multiple fitness professionals tell us they wear it for their sweat sessions because it’s “not restrictive in your movement and shows no-to-little sweat, especially when you wear the black,” in the words of Natalie Holloway, co-founder of Bala (incidentally our favorite wrist weights).

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10 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Birkenstock to Target