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Shade for Sale
Save over 50% on these classic Ray Bans For anyone wanting a slight update to one of the most iconic eyewear designs in history, these shades from Ray-Ban are more than a good deal. This specific model a lightweight and flexible feel when worn, plus a slightly more rounded profile than the original Wayfarer design.— Andy Frakes
Brightland Olive Oils
Save 15%You need better olive oil. Not for cooking — use the cheap stuff for that — but for everything else you use (or should be using) olive oil for. That is salad dressings and “finishing” dishes (drizzling over the top of most things you make), a common restaurant practice that is all too uncommon in the home.
Glugging a couple drops of olive oil over the top of a dish before serving is a dead simple way to raise the luxury profile of a meal. The reasons are simple and not needing much explanation: fat is a wonderful thing, good olive oil is a wonderful fat, it gives a subtle astringent bite to the food and, as a bonus, makes the dish look glossy. The joy of great olive oil is you don’t need much to make an impact, the trouble is buying good olive oil. Brightland makes good olive oil.
According to studies at UC Davis (as noted on Brightland’s site), most olive oil sold and imported from abroad is, in a word, bad. The reports indicate the majority of imported EVOO fails to meet USDA standards by way of rancidity, dilution with other oils, oxidation and various other flaws (UC Davis reported “negative sensory results were confirmed by chemical data in 86 percent of [olive oils tested]”).
These issues are not incredibly impactful on cooking oils — unless you’re working with very few or very subtle ingredients, the type of oil you use will likely not be apparent when eating. Brightland’s extra-virgin olive oils are housed in glassware that is protected from the sun and light, keeping them fresher for longer, harbor no fillers and are the product of young olive trees.
A set of two usually retails somewhere around $75, but are on sale on a modest 15 percent discount today on Huckberry. — Will Price
>Lowepro StreetLine SH 180 Camera Bag
Save $130: The Lowepro StreetLine SH 180 is a bespoke and functional messenger bag that’s designed to carry your DSLR and laptop. It’s currently selling on Lowepro’s website for $180 (here), but today it’s also being featured on B&H’s Deal of the Day – and it’s going for just $50 (here). As for other specs, the SH 180 has a water-resistant exterior, foldaway pockets and a stowaway compartment for an umbrella. If you’re at all in the market for a new camera bag, you’re not likely to find a better deal than this.
J. Crew Fall Basics
Save 40%J. Crew has become a place, maybe even the place, to shore up a closet in need of a foundational bedrock — meaning affordable, everyday basics.
Today is one of the days to build such a thing. Take 40 percent off more than 700 items online with code BIGSALE (discounts in-store as well), including things currently on sale. Most sizes were available as of posting. — Will Price
Filson Mile Marker Jacket
Save 43% Fall is here, and with that comes a need for a good-looking jacket that can stand up to cooler weathers and the occasional rainstorm (and go with those boots, that’s important, too). For that, a waterproofed canvas jacket never fails, and if you’re in the market, Filson’s Mile Marker jacket is currently a good 43 percent off at Nordstrom Rack. The exterior is made from an 8oz cotton with an oil finish (available in either green or black), features a cotton lining and a moleskin-lined collar. There is also a two-way brass zipper, snap enclosures and an adjustable drawstring waist to seal in warmth. What’s more, the jacket is compatible with some zip-in liners and attachable hoods from Filson. — Andrew Connor
Woolrich John Rich and Bros. Outerwear
Save 30%: Woolrich John Rich and Bros. makes outerwear with a decidedly urban perspective. Though its namesake heritage brand was founded in Pennsylvania in 1830, John Rich and Bros. developed in Europe under the umbrella of Italian fashion company WP Lavori starting in 1982. The brand’s styles were more continental and its understated outerwear featured sleeker silhouettes and modern fabrics. Though John Rich and Bros. has joined forces with its American counterpart in recent years, you can still pick up the distinct garments that defined the brand at a range of online retailers. Now at East Dane, you can save 30 percent on a few pieces of outerwear from Woolrich John Rich and Bros. Choose from a vest, a peacoat and a jacket — right now they’re available in full size runs. — John Zientek
Patagonia Apparel and Equipment
Save up to 50%: Patagonia’s reputation for producing some of the best outdoor apparel and equipment available goes without saying. That now-iconic label that depicts the Fitz Roy skyline — a lodestar for the company’s founder, Yvon Chouinard, who climbed the mountain in 1968 — is a mark that implies the company’s values: “Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm.” It’s also as well-recognized as any brand, even those from the fashion world.
But Patagonia couldn’t have earned its reputation if the items that it makes weren’t high quality, or if they didn’t push the boundaries of technical performance through innovative materials and designs. Some pieces, like its Synchilla Fleece, have done this for years. Others, like the ultralight Micro Puff Jacket, are brand new. These and much more of Patagonia’s catalog are handily on sale for as much as 50 percent off right now at Mountain Steals — just in time for the arrival of cooler weather. — Tanner Bowden
Light My Fire Spork Sale
Save 60+% Hiking and camping require a significant amount of planning — there are the right hiking boots and backpack, a sturdy water bottle and a GPS tracker. The one thing you don’t need to overthink and pack is a spork. No matter what you’re cooking or boiling, a spoon and fork-combo is a helpful camp tool. If it’s beans and rice for dinner, pick the spoon. If it’s spaghetti a la pesto, the fork is probably your best bet.
A serrated edge on the fork means there’s no need to bring a knife, and no matter how hot your food is, you don’t have to worry about melting the BPA-free spork. Made in Sweden, the 6.75-inch utensil is full-size. While available in 17 different colors, the green is on sale now for just $2. — Meg Lappe
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