9 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Outdoor Voices to Hay

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The Fourth of July sales are officially heating up. Whether they are explicitly labeled Independence Day deals or hiding in plain sight as summer sales, the discounts are here, and they’re deep. Some of our favorite activewear is 30 percent off, we found over 60 percent off size-inclusive denim, and sales abound on home décor and skin care. (And if you’re wondering where the Fourth of July mattress deals are, there are so many we had to make a separate post about them here.)

Ahead of the Fourth of July, Outdoor Voices is taking 30 percent off its summer essentials, including the best-selling and Strategist-favorite exercise dress in a fun polka-dot pattern. Editor Maxine Builder says it’s a “surprisingly excellent” athleisure staple. For everyday wear, she appreciates that the dress is “very hard to stain with coffee or wine and that it remains supportive and comfortable, not constricting, all day long.”

Also included in the sale are these running shorts loved by former Strategist writer and runner Karen Iorio Adelson. She likes the wide waistband for keeping everything in place, while the loose legs let her move freely. They are on sale in the blue shown and in white, too.

For sweatpants that won’t make you “feel like a sloppy mess at the airport” when you travel this summer, Great Jones founder Sierra Tishgart recommends these tailored sweatpants that are both breathable and cozy, and have “remained as soft as the day I purchased them,” she says.

During Hay’s Summer Sale, you can take 15 percent off lots of popular styles, from outdoor furniture to the classic paper lampshade and this cordless lamp, which former Strategist writer Chloe Anello purchased last year. It’s the perfect solution to a dark room with poorly placed outlets.

We found an even deeper discount on the brand’s colorful crates. I can personally sing the praises of these stylish, lightweight, and sturdy baskets, which I use to store everything from dumbbells to vibrators. If you’re looking for more storage space, the medium size is also 60 percent off.

We’ve written a lot about the jeans from Good American, Khloé Kardashian’s size-inclusive denim brand, and we think a pair of its shorts would be a great buy ahead of the holiday weekend — especially since they are deeply discounted during the warehouse sale and still available in sizes 00 to 24.

And it’s never a bad time to stock up on discounted celebrity- and makeup-artist-loved hand sanitizer.

We’ve written about this vitamin C serum a lot. Unlike others, it uses a more stable, oil-soluble version of the ingredient called THD ascorbate, which means it will last longer, sink into skin quickly, and give you great results. It’s a favorite of actress Angelica Ross. She says, “Using these products, my skin looks more radiant, and it’s not just something I feel in the moment; hours later, people are complimenting me on my glow.” Today, this extra-large bottle is only a few dollars more than the standard size full price.

Finally, for any summer décor refreshes you have planned, this space-saving bookcase will work in any size apartment — for books, sculptures, and plants — and is 15 percent off for the Design Within Reach Independence Day sale.

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9 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Outdoor Voices to Hay