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12 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Bala to Laura Ashley

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Nordstrom’s Half Yearly sale started yesterday, and the deals are so good that we rounded up our favorites in their own post here. I also did another sweep this morning and dropped a few more worth-it goodies below, like pocketed leggings, low-profile (but still stylish) heels, and actually nice-looking workout equipment. Plus, you’ll find deals on sleek water shoes, memory-foam pillows, and flameless pillar candles below, so scroll on.

From $10

These “life-changing” aqua socks that “make your feet invincible” come recommended by Bianca Buchanan, a dental hygienist who’s been frequenting New York beaches weekly every summer for over 16 years.

Thule Urban Glide 2

Thule’s Urban Glide 2 earned recommendations from two running dads we spoke to, and it’s 20 percent off at both Amazon and REI today. Brian Hayes, head of digital at Tracksmith, likes that it’s “super-smooth, easy to use, and the below-the-seat storage area comes off when you don’t need it so it feels sleek and minimal.”

Tons of outdoor décor, furnishings, and gardening gear is on sale at Target. I’m grabbing these battery-powered candles for my backyard — and they’ll look nice on my dining table even when autumn weather rolls around.

This two-pack of memory-foam pillows are filled with removable shredded foam, allowing you to adjust the softness of your pillow. (Note that the sale price will only show up once you’ve added these to your cart.)

From $44

Ditch your duvet: It’s quilt season. This ultra-lightweight cotton bed blanket is 20 percent off and comes in white, gray, and blue. (Blue is cheaper, for some reason.)

Or go the maximalist route with this queen-size patchwork quilt from Laura Ashley.

From $50

Nordstrom’s Half Yearly sale began yesterday. You’ll always find a cache of Zella leggings at these sales, and this cute straight-leg pair comes in three colors: lavender, light gray, and navy blue.


A good Father’s Day gift idea if your dad has travel plans this summer.

A low-profile heel for wedding dancing is 40 percent off.

Chunky Crocs that lean into the ugly-shoe trend are 20 percent off in this periwinkle shade.

From $9 for 4

These no-show socks are cute enough that I almost wish they could peek out from sneakers.

Bala Power Ring - 10 Lb.

Bala’s been leading the pack in the high-design workout equipment movement, and its ten-pound Power Ring is half-off in charcoal gray.

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12 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Bala to Laura Ashley