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Mid-Century Modern Furniture
Save 15%: Design Within Reach is essentially a museum for the furniture that all other furniture rips off. This is to say the products it purveys are items you’re likely familiar with in shape (like the Tolix chair’s ubiquity in faux-industrial restaurants), but less so in regards to origin. What this means is the furniture and lighting options are original and premium and demand prices as such.
It also means they don’t go on sale all that often, hence the urgency of DWR’s Semiannual Sale, which offers a large swath of DWR’s stock for 15 percent off retail (Note: the sale page on the site is only a selection of what’s actually on sale, you’ll have to browse through the categories you’re interested in to spot more items).
— Will Price
Save Up to 30%: Costa Farms is the largest seller of houseplants in the US by a country mile. Today, almost 20 of its simplest, best-selling houseplants are on sale up to 30 percent off on Amazon of all places.
The lot includes all the hardy, beginner houseplants for those new to the game that is keeping another thing alive. Jade plants ($15), which are virtually immortal, do just fine in indirect light and with very little water (if the leaves start to turn red, move it further from direct light). Snake plants ($17), also unwilling to die despite your best efforts, require watering only when the soil is bone dry and don’t care much for sunlight (but generally aren’t hindered by it). Air plants ($15) don’t even need soil to live (just soak in water once a week).
On top of showing your friends and family you have your life somewhat together, plants in the home act as air recycling and purification centers (according to an old NASA report on the matter, Snake plants are pretty great in this regard).
The Amazon sale lasts until tomorrow afternoon. — Will Price
Insulated Jackets Sale
Save 50%: The beauty of an insulated down jacket is that it’s incredibly warm, yet stuffs up into a pocket and weighs practically nothing. This past week, our Outdoors and Fitness team hiked near Lake Placid in the Adirondacks in New York, and we were reminded of just how cozy a down jacket is. One of our team members wore his down jacket all week long, while I found it extremely beneficial to hike with since the weather was misty and dreary. If I got too hot, off came the puffer and into my hiking pack it went. While it certainly doesn’t feel like fall or winter in the city, the temperatures are changing rapidly. Stocking up on a down jacket — especially one on sale — is a good idea this Columbus Day.— Meg Lappe
Tom Ford: Shade Master
Save up to 70% on these sunglasses: Tom Ford’s sunglasses are something of a cult favorite. Right now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save up to 70 percent on a few different Italian-made styles.— John Zientek
Take an extra 30% off: Thanks to Levi’s Columbus Day Sale, you can get a lot of value for less than full price. The American denim giant is offering an extra 30 percent off all orders. Just make sure to add the code EXTRA30 when you check out to take advantage of the great deal.— Justin Fenner
Iconic Boots from L.L. Bean
Save $16 L.L. Bean’s duck boots are so popular that the brand has been known to sell out in some years. So while $16 isn’t a massive savings, it’s better to save now than not get a pair at all.— Justin Fenner
Classic Cotton Chinos From Bonobos
Save up to 40%: Bonobos’ Washed Chinos are a solid value, especially in terms of cost-per-wear, at their full retail price of $88. We say that because they go with everything in your wardrobe, can be dressed up or down, are easy to care for and the quality of construction (and material choice) is top-notch.
The brand hasn’t built up such a go-to rep among well-dressed guys by resting on its laurels — but you don’t have to take our word for it. Pick up a pair of these bad boys in navy, olive green or sandy tan for maximal savings ($48 per pair) or spend a bit more for additional color options, and you’ll see why these chinos are so well-respected among the guys who wear them. — Andy Frakes
Vega Sport Protein Sale
Save $27 The world of protein powder is a scary place. The runners on our team often talk about what we do to re-fuel without putting crap into our bodies. My go-to is typically a giant scoop of peanut butter (and then maybe another one), but Vega’s Sport performance protein is a close second choice. I’ve sampled this powder in everything from wake up shakes to post-run peanut butter and banana smoothies, and it’s always tasted great to me. There’s no dry mouthfeel or weird texture with it. You can save $27 when you opt to buy a large tub of the vanilla or chocolate flavors. One thing to note: This deal only lasts until the end of the day, so save while you can. — Meg Lappe
7 For All Mankind
Save 30%As fall nips the air, we find ourselves knee-deep in peak denim season, which means if you’re in need of new jeans it’s time to stock up. The brand 7 For All Mankind is a solid standby, offering tons of different washes, fits and materials. And right now, you can get that quality denim at a massive discount. The brand is offering an additional 30 percent off its sale selection when you use the code 30FAMFRIENDS meaning you can get some great quality denim at an insane price. — Andrew Connor
Red Wing Boots
Save up to 70%: There are plenty of quick and dirty ways in which a company can mass produce leather boots, but in its more than 110 years of business Red Wing has stayed true to methods that lead to the best results. That’s why soldiers fighting in both World War I and World War II trusted Red Wing to shod their feet, and it’s why models like the Iron Ranger, which was initially crafted for iron miners working in Minnesota’s Mesabi Range, continue to endure as a boot fit for both work and casual wear.
That boot, along with a broader selection of Red Wing’s equally-timeless styles, is currently on sale at Sierra Trading Post for as much as 70 percent off. The boots offered in the sale are factory seconds, which means that they’ll last just as long as any other Red Wing products but have an inconsequential blemish or stitching error incurred during the handmade process. Here are three of our favorite styles, but the full selection is worth a look. — Tanner Bowden
Laguiole Steak Knives
Save 30%First things first, these are not genuine Laguiole knives. Genuine Laguiole knives, though the shape is mostly the same, must be made in France and are typically quite a bit more expensive.
These are Laguiole-style steak knives, meaning they borrow the iconic early 19th-century aesthetic developed the tiny French village of Laguiole, and are, rather helpfully, a bit less delicate than the real thing. The serrated, stainless steel blades cut through steak well, are dishwasher-safe and, because the handles are fully sealed, stand up to frequent use well (also, a set of 4 is 30 percent off on Wayfair).
For those interested in the most genuine versions of Laguiole knives still made today, check out Forge de Laguiole and Coutellerie & ForgesHonoré Durand, Laguiole, as both are still made in the village the blade style was invented in and by appropriately trained artisans. — Will Price
Nike Sneaker Sale
Save $30+ Nike has had quite the year of new sneaker releases. From the Epic React to the Pegasus 35 to the Zoom Vaporfly 4% and the Zoom Fly Flyknit, the running sneaker powerhouse continues to pump out new and improved sneakers that keep winning marathons. Eliud Kipchoge ran a new world record in the Zoom Vaporfly 4% sneakers, and Sir Mo Farah won the Chicago marathon setting a new European World Record, also in the 4%. Both the Epic React and Pegasus 35 were designed with athletes in mind. Everything from the foam combination to the design of the heel collar was inspected and thought through with elites. Both pairs of running shoes are on sale today for $35 off in certain colorways. The sizing options are pretty varied, so check them out while you can. — Meg Lappe
Porter-Yoshida and Co. Camouflage Bags
Save 30%: In recent decades, Porter-Yoshida and Co. has garnered attention in North America for its collection of timeless, functional bags. And, it certainly makes sense — the family-owned Japanese brand has been manufacturing different styles since 1962. Each bag showcases a durable nylon outer shell and a meticulously thought-out design. The price of most items reflects the quality materials and design, but if you’re looking to pick up a Porter-Yoshida bag for less, East Dane has a great sale. Now, you can save 30 percent on three camouflage bags from the brand including a backpack, a helmet bag and a waist bag. If you see a style you like, don’t wait — stock is very limited. — John Zientek
Inventery Mechanical Pens
A trusty desk pen is a must-have for any workspace. You want one that feels solid in the hand, has a smooth click and brings gratification when put to paper. And a pen that special should be displayed, not hidden away in a desk drawer. With Inventery’s Mechanical Pen you can do just thanks to its sleek Pen Stand.
The Mechanical Pen is precision machined from a single brass rod for a unibody construction and comes outfitted with a silent, all-brass click mechanism by Schmidt. The Pen Stand is a weighted fixture built out of solid stock brass – an essential pairing to bring desk refinement to any workspace.
Receive a 25% discount when you use the code GP25.
Vitamix Aer Disc Container
Save $30: Today, the Aer Disc Container is on sale for the first time since its release this summer — $30 off its regular $145 asking price. If you don’t have a Vitamix and are interested, check out the manufacturer-refurbished E310 blenders. They’re significantly more affordable than new models, though with a weaker warranty (three years). — Will Price
Alden Slip-On Chukkas
Save 25%: Founded in 1884, Massachusetts-based Alden Shoe Company makes some of the best dress shoes and boots in America. The brand relies on time-honored manufacturing and the highest quality leathers to maintain its strict standards. Because of this, you’ll rarely see a pair of Alden shoes or boots on sale. Luckily for you, this is one of those uncommon instances.
Now at Need Supply, you can save 25 percent on the brand’s Slip-On Chukka Boot. The style features a heel pull tab, Goodyear welt construction, interior elastic goring and a double oak leather outsole. Available in natural Chromexcel leather, black suede and Sahara Tan kid leather, the style now costs $420 — that’s savings of $140. — John Zientek
Bell Eliminator Helmet
Save $70: Rarely do the styles of autoracing and motorcycles cross-pollinate but Bell made an exception when designing the new Eliminator helmet. Taking inspiration from the golden age of motorsport, the Eliminator doesn’t have any fancy vents or aerodynamic fins — just a pillbox opening and ‘speed holes’ for ventilation. The old-school styling does hide the fact that it’s DOT and ECE rated and can be fitted with aftermarket speakers, but that doesn’t hold back the badassery. Nor does the fact you can save $70 when you pre-order the Eliminator today.— Bryan Campbell
The Telegraph Jacket From Taylor Stitch
Save 40%: The lightweight layer is just as easy to wear with chinos and jeans as it is with a pair of the brand’s coordinating trousers, which are also on sale right now.— Justin Fenner
New Balance for J.Crew 520 Sneakers
Save 50%: When Frank Muytjens, former head of menswear design at J.Crew, visited Tokyo in 2009, he was impressed with New Balance’s presence. They weren’t just in athletic stores. They were in forward-thinking menswear stores and small boutiques. They were offered in unique colorways that were geared more towards daily style than gym-wear. In particular, a pair of all-suede basil-green 1400s caught his eye, but he couldn’t make the purchase because the Japan-exclusive style didn’t come in his size. After this experience, Muytjens initiated the first collaboration between New Balance and J.Crew in 2010.
Now, the tonal khaki version is half off and only costs $50. It’s available in sizes 8 to 11 while supplies last, so if you like the silhouette, don’t wait — it’s practically a steal.
— John Zientek
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
Classic Luggage from Hartmann
Save up to 67% Hartmann was founded in Milwaukee in 1877, and in the 141 years since, it’s been making some the best-performing and most stylish luggage in the world. And right now, a selection of them are on sale. You can save up to 66 percent on a bag you’ll have for a lifetime.
— Justin Fenner
Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Layers
Save $10 Uniqlo’s Ultra Light Down layers offer so much versatility at such an accessible price. They can fold up into a compact pouch so you can use it for travel, thin enough to work as a versatile layer, but warm enough to function on their own during not-quite-dead-of-winter weather. Better yet are the prices, which range from $50 for a vest to $130 for a mid-length parka. But right now, Uniqlo is offering an extra $10 off every style, making one of the greatest values in menswear an even better one. — Andrew Connor
Lodge 12-Inch Cast-Iron Skillet
Save 57%Get this hardy, very large Lodge skillet. For the uninitiated, Lodge is the most prolific cast-iron cookware producer in the US (potentially the world), and its wares come at a satisfyingly low cost. The pans are poured and sand-cast in Lodge’s South Pittsburg, Tennessee factory (the same town the company was started in in 1896), which results in the pebbly surface most people have come to know as the standard (it wasn’t always this way) and are typically pretty heavy, meaning you need to be patient when heating them through.
This 12-inch Lodge pan is 57 percent off today on Amazon, marked down from $40 to $17.
— Will Price
Frye Carter Weekend Bag
Save 45%:It’s hard to beat the rugged versatility of a waxed canvas bag. The heavy-weight fabric is weather-resistant and durable. It ages gracefully with time developing a unique patina — scuffs and scrapes don’t weaken the integrity, they merely add character. If you’re looking to invest in a quality waxed canvas duffel bag for short trips and weekend getaways, Nordstrom Rack has a deal for you. Currently, the Carter Weekend Bag from Frye is 45 percent off and costs just $250 — that’s savings of $208. — John Zientek
Wolverine Chelsea Boots
Save 41%Wolverine has been making boots for a hot minute (about 130 years), and its wares, though traditionally work-focused, are among the best at balancing comfort, quality, durability and looks.
The Cromwell boot in black leather is on sale at Nordstrom Rack right now — a full size run available and 41 percent off the ticket price. — Will Price
Crepe Sole Shoes from H by Hudson
Save up to 65% Crepe sole shoes are made from textured sheets of coagulated latex, a material that offers noticeable flexibility and cushioning. If that sounds like something you’d like on your feet, head over to Nordstrom Rack. Currently, you can save on a range crepe-sole shoes from H by Hudson. Prices are $70 or less and styles include derbies, loafers and chukkas, among others.
— John Zientek
Handmade Chelsea Boots from Astorflex
Save $45 Astorflex’s Bitflex provides a model example of what a Chelsea boot can be: it’s handmade in Italy in an eco-friendly process using premium leather and a natural rubber sole. It sounds like hippie-fodder, but it’s handsome enough to pull off at sophisticated summer gatherings. Right now, they’re on sale for $45 less than their full price.— Tanner Bowden
The Best Hiking Socks Available
Save up to 70%: Socks don’t have the same appeal as technical daypacks or down jackets — they’re boring. They aren’t something we get excited to buy. Like all outdoor gear, technical socks — this means zoned cushioning, improved durability and merino wool — serve a purpose. They prevent blisters, frostbite and trench foot. In a word, they’re vital.
They can also be expensive though, but there’s a big difference between a $25 pair and the kind that come in packs of 12. Luckily, Backcountry is hosting a massive sale on all types of technical socks for running, skiing and more, and it includes some of the best hiking socks available. — Tanner Bowden
Levi’s Warehouse Sale
Save 70% Finding the perfect pair of jeans is akin to locating the ideal bottle of wine — tricky, dependent on the day and the weather. And you’ll likely have to test a lot to figure out what your preferences are. While we can’t help you figure out if you like red or white best, we can direct you to the massive sale that’s happening at Levi’s, a heralded name in the denim world. And if you don’t have a pair yet, now’s the ideal time to save on jeans. Just be warned, you will have to enter your email address to get access to the warehouse sale. But the sale is vast — beyond jeans, you can shop for shirts, outerwear, sweaters and sweatshirts all for 70 percent off. — Meg Lappe
Finex Cast-Iron Skillets
Save 25%Love them or despise them, Finex’s cast-iron cookware inspires a certain level of devotee that few other cookware items can claim. Its octagonal shape, golden lid pull, machine-smoothed cooking surface and stainless steel coil handle (which I’m not completely sold on) are instantly recognizable, and a large part of the pan’s allure. On the other end of the love-hate spectrum lies the price — $125 for an 8-inch skillet, $175 for a 10-inch skillet and $195 for a 12-inch skillet (that’s without a lid).
Today on Massdrop, this problem is alleviated (somewhat) — the 8-, 10- and 12-inch skillets are all discounted significantly (click “Join Drop” to get exact prices on each). The drop includes the option to pick up a lid as well, if desired. — Will Price
American Trench Ventile Jackets
Save 25%: We usually tend to avoid cotton in looking for a piece of outerwear; “cotton is rotten,” the old hiker’s mantra goes. The primary reason for that is because cotton garments absorb moisture easily and once they’re wet their warmth benefits are zapped. Not ventile though. Ventile is made from 100 percent extra-long-staple cotton that’s woven in such a tight weave that it’s water repellant.
American Trench’s Ventile jackets — a field coat and a bomber — are also treated with DWR as an extra barrier against the elements. Both are military-inspired styles, which makes sense because Ventile’s first application was in the immersion suits worn by British fighter pilots during WWII and the British Royal Air Force still uses it today. Beyond that, Sir Edmund Hillary wore a Ventile jacket during the first-ever ascent of Mount Everest.
Right now both of these jackets are available for 25 percent off; use the code LAYERUP for the discount. — Tanner Bowden
Vans Vault Leather Sneakers
Save up to 59%:Every so often it’s worth treating yourself to something nice. Take, for instance, a pair of everyday sneakers from Vans. You could either buy a pair of classic canvas Old Skools for $60, or you could treat yourself to something nice and pick up a pair of premium leather Old Skools from Vans Vault for as little as $59. It’s kind of a no-brainer. To pick up that style — or a handful of others — head over to End, where leather shoes from Vans Vault are currently up to 59 percent off. — John Zientek
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