Lots of Labor Day and end-of-summer sales are winding down today, so now’s the time to hit “check out” on any items that may be languishing in your cart. We’ve also unearthed plenty of picks to get you ready for fall, including a do-it-all ceramic pot, a stylishly understated duvet cover, and some durable rain boots that can stand up to any downpour.
A newer model of the earbuds that Strategist contributor Maggie Slepian says fit better and last longer than AirPods, now on sale for just $100. “Because they fit better, the Anker earbuds do a better job of blocking out ambient sounds, even though they are not noise-canceling,” Slepian writes. “The tight fit results in cleaner and crisper audio, too.”
Apt2B is in the homestretch of its Labor Day sale, which offers 15 percent off sitewide and 20 percent off purchases over $3,000; the retailer won’t be participating in Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales, so now’s the time to take the plunge on that new sofa or office chair you’ve been eyeing. Interior designer Jennifer Wallenstein recommends this minimal, high-end sleeper couch for its “simple, modern design.”
Ssense’s sale ends tomorrow at midnight. You’ll love luxuriating in Tekla’s organic-cotton percale duvet cover, featuring stripes in off-white and brown.
If you know any kids in need of new kicks for fall, consider these heavily discounted Supergas, now over 40 percent off. The classic navy color is dark enough that the shoes won’t look too dirty, even if your child has a special knack for stepping in every muddy puddle they see.
Gear up for cold weather in these boots from XtraTuf, one of our favorite rain-boot brands for women. Ashby Vose, the head of brand at Ori, a plus-size clothing company, heard about XtraTufs from a friend who visited Alaska and noticed that all of the fishermen there wore them. They are entirely waterproof and slip-resistant, “so you can feel confident when walking on icy sidewalks,” she says.
And for men, a pair from Strat-approved brand Bogs. Timothy Hammond of Big City Gardener in Houston looks for boots that are water-resistant and can be hosed off easily, but are also good-looking enough in case he “ends up in the city for a meeting right after spending time in a garden or at a farm” — and these Sauvie boots fit the bill perfectly.
The pivoting head of this shaver from Philips Norelco — which makes some of our favorite electric razors — is designed to hug the contours of your face and works on both dry and wet skin. It’s now just $40, more than 40 percent off.
For a short time, save $200 on this Dyson vacuum, which is part of the same line as one of our favorite vacuums for pet hair. It comes with several different attachments so you can keep your stairs, mattress, and hardwood floors fur-free.
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