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TUESDAY, September 4
Though, as anyone who might have encountered its wares online before knows, they rightfully do not come cheap. Hence the relevance of a simple $5 off its plain white, glossy coffee mug. The simple, conical-based mug is microwave and dishwasher safe, has a big, angular handle for a solid two-finger grip and, most importantly, stacks very neatly.
The Hasami Block Mug in white is on sale today at Need Supply. — Will Price
Herman Miller Cosm Office Chair
Save 15%The Cosm chair — which comes in low, mid and high back options — is the most ergonomically-advanced office chair ever created. That is to say it requires almost no manual input and the Herman Miller’s first pasively ergonomic office seating.
Among the innovations found in the chair (which are many), Herman Miller’s design team and Studio 7.5, the principal designers of the chair, are most proud of solving one simple-sounding, vexing issue with all other chairs of its kind — the chair will automatically adjust tension to any person seated in the chair, and does not rely on raising and lowering the seat in doing so. This is the work of something dubbed “Auto-Harmonic Tilt” and all you really need to know is all other passively-ergonomic chairs (until Cosm) raised the seated person’s legs to compensate for any reclining at all. This lifts the legs off the ground and results in a bevy of weird ergonomics headaches.
Listed at 15 percent off today and starting at $760, all sizes of the Cosm chair (which isn’t even available through Herman Miller’s own site yet) are available for purchase today. Note that the black colorway is the only currently in-stock, while the other colorways are listed to ship within three to five weeks. — Will Price
Topo Designs Backpacks & More
Save up to 50%: Topo Designs started when its founder, Jedd Rose, sat down at his sewing machine to build a backpack. Now it’s a fondly-recognized outdoor brand that produces a full collection of technical apparel and accessories in addition to its bags, all with an identifiable blend of contemporary-retro styling. That also comes from Rose, who has a history in art and design and fondly recalls a childhood spent exploring the wilderness of Wyoming with gear hand-me-downs received from his parents. Rose’s experience is infused in all of the brand’s creations, from the fan-favorite, hike-worthy Klettersack to its take on the briefcase; all of these, and more are currently on sale at Huckberry for up to 50 percent off. — Tanner Bowden
Alternative Apparel Challenger Eco Hoodie
Save 65%: While summer isn’t officially over yet, it’s certainly time to start planning for cooler weather. Consider investing in a few staples that will get a lot of wear this season. An understated hoodie is one of the more versatile options, and unlike substantial pieces of outerwear, it won’t break the bank. If you want a hoodie that is insanely soft, eco-friendly and good looking, check out the Challenger Eco Hoodie from Alternative Apparel. Made from a blend of recycled polyester and organic cotton, it is now just $19 at Nordstrom Rack — that’s savings of 65 percent. — John Zientek
Save up to 30% Patagonia makes some of the best gear in the game. We don’t need to convince you of that. When the staff talks about the pair of shorts they all reach for before working out, the Patagonia Baggies come up more than many others. There are so many stellar gym shorts out there, but not as many with the same history and clout that Patagonia has. The 7-inch Baggies are down from $49 to just $35 today, among a variety of other apparel. Tuesdays are a good day to stock up on your new favorite pair of everyday shorts — especially when everything is 30 percent off. — Meg Lappe
Blanc Creatives Skillet
Save 25%Out of Charlottesville, Virginia, Blanc Creatives doesn’t deal in your run-of-the-mill cookware. The carbon steel skillets that made its name are machine-punched then worked into shape via hammer and anvil, and they typically come at a premium. Today, though, the 13-inch skillet (the largest of Blanc’s skillet options) is discounted lower than we’ve ever seen it — 25 percent off, good for $70 off.
Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of or cooked on carbon steel — most other people haven’t either. In short, this is the gist: it cooks like cast-iron cookware, but it’s more durable, lighter and more capable of becoming a true non-stick surface (a bit more on that here).
Blanc Creatives’ 13-inch skillet is $70 off on Kauffmann Mercantile right now. — Will Price
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
SeaVees Sneakers and Slip Ons
Save up to 54%: You might not know it, but SeaVees is a sneaker OG. It’s been around since 1964 when it was created by the tire company BF Goodrich, which was looking for something productive to do with all of its excess rubber. PF Flyers was another shoe brand in its portfolio, as was Jack Purcell (now owned by Converse). All specialized in vulcanized rubber soles, but unlike those companies, SeaVees remained relatively in the background until Steven Tiller and Derek Galkin stumbled across a vintage pair in a Tokyo storefront in the early 2000s, and decided to revive it.
Now SeaVees is back, embracing the nostalgia of its heritage with remakes of early styles like the 06/64 Legend Sneaker. All of its silhouettes are designed with comfort — and an explicit take on the California ethos — in mind. Right now, many of its styles are on sale at Huckberry for as much as 54 percent off. — Tanner Bowden
Bell Helmets Sale
Save Up to $150: Summer may be over (unofficially) and the coming colder months are inching closer, but that doesn’t mean riding season is over. To make way for new fall-season gear and products a handful of brands are running blow out sales, including Bell Helmets. Right now you can save up to $150 on select helmets like the Bell Moto-3 and Bullitt. — Bryan Campbell
Weber Spirit II
Save $100>Weber’s Spirit II grills are the 2018 update of its popular Spirit grill of yesteryear. It’s a full-size, do-everything gas grill designed intentionally for the newer grill cook — a streamlined grease drip, low-maintenance enameled iron grates, instant ignition and a very generous 10-year warranty program. It also brings 529 square inches of grill space, which is good for roughly 25 burgers (approximately 20 square inches per burger) and uses solid materials (cast aluminum instead of all stainless steel, for example).
Usually retailing for just under $600, today the grill is $100 off on Amazon. — Will Price
Dockers Alpha Original Chinos Are Just $20
Save 71% on these Wardrobe Essentials Like french fries and paid vacation days, great chinos are the kinds of things that you can’t have enough of but always seem to be in to be in short supply. But right now, Nordstrom Rack is selling Dockers’ excellent Alpha Originals for just $20 — a savings of 71 percent from their regular price. The trousers feature a slim (but not skinny) fit, and just the right amount of stretch to move with you. — Justin Fenner
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
Tissot Automatic Watches on Sale
Take 50% Off: If you’re looking to jump into automatic timepieces — or if you just want to add another watch to your arsenal — you could do a lot worse than a model from Tissot. Right now, the Swiss brand’s timepieces are 50 percent off thanks to a sale at Nordstrom Rack. There are a lot of different timepieces on sale, but the ones we’re spotlighting below are all elegantly sized and versatile enough to work in a lot of different settings. And, best of all, each is under $500.— Justin Fenner
This Sale Is Your Chance to Snag a Weird Pocket Knife
Save up to $75: Massdrop is currently offering a small collection of unconventional and slightly weird pocket knives for up to 45 percent off. — Tanner Bowden
Mystery Ranch Street Zen Backpack
Save 16%: Mystery Ranch backpacks have a reputation. Hikers and hunters trust them for expeditions into deep wilderness; wildfire fighters carry them into roaring flames, members of the armed forces bring them into battle. To say that they’re “rugged” would be an understatement. But Mystery Ranch also makes bags for city life, and it just released a new one called the Street Zen, which Huckberry is currently offering for 16 percent off.
The same design standards used in its special-use packs apply to Mystery Ranch’s everyday commuters — things like overly-rugged materials and quick access pockets for items that are used often. The Street Zen has these things: it’s made of 500-denier Cordura nylon and features a closure called Speedzip that offers easy access to the backpack’s main compartment as well as a front pocket for essentials like pens, notebooks, and pocket knives. The Speed Zen looks damn good too, even when judged against more style-minded city bags.
A handful of other Mystery Ranch bags, including the Urban Assault pack and the 3-Way Briefcase, are also on sale at Huckberry. — Tanner Bowden
Save 50%: Chef’s Choice knife sharpeners are widely considered the best electric sharpeners a non-absurd amount of money can buy, particularly by folks who took the time to test out the competition (namely, Cook’s Illustrated and Wirecutter). The two most-recommended options — the electric Trizon XV and the manual, affordable ProntoPro — are both deeply discounted on Amazon today.
The gulf between the two prices stems from the inherent ease of use in the electric model (though the manual is probably the easiest-to-master manual sharpener out there) and the enhances precision the electric provides; precision that, per Wirecutter’s review, “brings the metal of the blade to an infinitesimally fine point rather than to the relatively coarse edge that [the manual version] produces.”
Both are well below their typical prices on Amazon today. — Will Price
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Affordable Outdoor Furniture
Save Up to 75%>Some furniture buying decisions come down to style, comfort or design prowess. Others, like what chair or table you’re throwing on a patio, do not. Instead, the latter is decided almost purely by strict adherence to a price-to-longevity equation. In other words, the Adirondack chair sitting in the rain on your porch is likely at the bottom of your furniture investment agenda.
Because of this, capitalizing on sales like Houzz’s End of Season Sale is a smart move. Couch and coffee table setups, bar stools, bar carts, backyard games, firepits and more have their prices cut in half and then some (up to 75 percent off).
The sale, which is live now, is open for the next five days. — Will Price
Todd Snyder Hudson Tab Front Chinos
Save up to 65%: A well-made pair of chinos is essential to any man’s wardrobe. If you’re looking to invest in a new pair for the fall season, the Hudson Tab Front Chino from Todd Snyder should be at the top of your list. These trim-fit pants are made in Portugal from soft piece-dyed twill and feature horn buttons and a zip fly. Normally $168, they’re up to 65 percent off right now and cost as little as $59 — not a bad price for some of the best chinos available. — John Zientek
Mountain Hardwear StretchDown DS
Save 45%: The StretchDown DS uses an array of welds to create the channels that hold its 800-fill down insulation in place. The advantages of this are twofold; baffle stitching is a recurring culprit for durability issues, and the new welds do exactly what they’re supposed to do — they stretch. I purposefully tried to flex the jacket to its limits, Hulk-style, and never actually reached them. That alone makes the StretchDown a great option for active use. (It also gives the jacket a unique visual appeal.) Best of all, you can pick one up for a fraction of its full retail cost just in time for fall over at Mountain Steals. There are currently a host of sizes and colors available.
Dainese Nera72 Perforated Leather Jacket
Save 50%: It’s no secret we’re fans of Dainese’s classic line of jackets, and the Dainese Nera72 Perforated Leather Jacket is chief among them. The brand’s modern line is some of the best moto gear in the business, but when it comes to style that fits in anywhere, there’s no beating a black leather jacket with zippered cuffs and a Mandarin collar. — Bryan Campbell
Save 52%: Since 1924, Belstaff has earned a reputation for producing a range of functional top-tier outerwear. The UK-based brand is most known for its iconic waxed-cotton Trialmaster jacket — released in 1948 — which is a perennial favorite of motorcycle riders across the world. Other classic outerwear offerings include a faux-shearling collar vest, a quilted moto jacket and a heavy wool peacoat. If you’re looking to invest in a new piece of outerwear before the winter months, head over to Nordstrom Rack. Numerous styles from Belstaff are 52 percent off while supplies last — it’s not every day you see such large reductions on these timeless pieces. — John Zientek
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