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Keds Royal Lo Suede Sneakers
Save 79%: Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can pick up a pair of Pro-Keds Royal Lo suede sneakers for just $20. Currently marked down 79 percent, the tonal tan kicks feature a round top cap, a removable insole and a rubber grip sole. Other minimalist leather sneakers go for at least ten times this amount, so don’t wait long — sizes are limited. — John Zientek
Instant Pot’s Most Powerful Model Is 33% Off Right Now
Save 33%: Instant Pot helped ignite a passion for pressure cooking and the brand’s appliances — which function as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, steamer and rice cooker — have a cult-like following amongst home chefs. But for those who have been sheepish about adopting the brand’s devices, Instant Pot’s most powerful model, the Ultra, has just gotten a massive 33 percent markdown. In addition to its pre-set functions, its “ULTRA” function allows users to granularly adjust temperature, cooking time and pressurization, adding to its utility (and even turning it into a sous vide circulator). Those familiar with previous Instant Pot models will appreciate the integration of an elevation sensor, which automatically adjusts pressure and cooking time according to altitude, and a progress indicator that keeps tabs on food during the cooking process.
Arc’teryx A2B Commuter Hardshell Jacket
Save 30%: A sudden downpour shouldn’t turn you off from your morning cycle commute nor should to tempt you into getting decked out in pro-level all-weather gear. The Arc’teryx A2B Commuter Hardshell Jacket lands in a happy middle ground that blocks out the wind and seals out rain and still lets you walk into the office with a casual style. The N40p-X GORE-TEX fabric with 3L tricot does the bulk of the wind-and weatherproofing with a little extra help from a DWR finish on the outer shell. The integrated Stormhood, reflective panels and a fit specifically designed for cycling, bring even more commuter friendly performance to the table. — Bryan Campbell
Mother’s Day Sales
Save up to $300: Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and if you haven’t shopped yet, there’s still time. Most sites suggest you order by midnight tonight and the gifts will arrive in time for you to hand it off to Mom on her special day. But don’t wait, the time to shop is now. Here are a few of our favorite deals. — Meg Lappe
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