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Birdwell x Todd Snyder
Save up to 33% Unlike other swimming trunks, Birdwell Beach Britches are made with longevity in mind. Which is why it’s worth getting excited about a bunch of them going on sale. The brand’s exclusive collaboration with Todd Snyder is finally on sale. Act fast. — Justin Fenner
Save $30: For most of the time since it came out late last year, the Time Marlin — the brand’s first hand-winding mechanical watch in years — has spent the majority of the time either full-price or sold out (and thus marked up on the second-hand market). For the last couple of months, though, Timex seems to have put the handsome vintage-inspired piece back in stock for the long haul. Better still, it appears the watch has gotten its first markdown (that we know of) on Huckberry. At a 15 percent drop in price, it’s not exactly a fire sale, but it’s nothing to sneeze at either, and it makes the already-affordable mechanical piece even more accessible. At just $169 there’s no doubt you’re getting a ton of bang for your buck. — Andrew Connor
A.P.C. Surplus Sale
Save 50%>A.P.C.’s Surplus Sale has just begun and it’s basically a very big web page full of great gear from past seasons.
Though you might expect a French fashion brand born in the ’80s to be a bit more, well, loud, A.P.C. is decidedly quiet. Its founder, Jean Touitou, once told Business of Fashion “There are too many fashion shows, too much loss of quality, too many parties.” Basically, his company is in the business of making classics, as cliché as that sounds. This begs the question why it should matter if the goods available at or around 50 percent off during this sale are a year or two years old — if you aim to make timeless goods, shouldn’t 2017’s jeans be pretty similar to 2018’s?
A lot is packed into this sale, so we’ve picked a few of our favorite items below (including one of the best basic white t-shirts you can buy). As of publishing, plenty of sizing and color options were available. — Will Price
Save 30%: In 2003, Rikke Overgaard and Adam Alexander Bach founded the understated bag brand Mismo. What started as a line of elegant everyday bags to counter the ubiquitous nylon bags of the early aughts has grown into a full-fledged collection including backpacks, weekenders and tote bags. The Danish brand’s tenets are rooted in simplicity, functionality and durability, and as such, the clean designs utilize Italian fabrics and are crafted in Turkey. If you’re in need of a well-made bag and aren’t interested in American waxed-canvas offerings, check out these tasteful Scandinavian bags at Need Supply — they’re 30 percent for a limited time. — John Zientek
Chaco Hiking Sandals Sale
Save $20+: Hiking while the weather is warm is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Walking through the trails in heavy boots under direct sun with no breeze, however, is pretty miserable. Slap some hiking sandals on your feet and enjoy the breathing room they provide. Outdoor sandals are quite intense and complete with grippy Vibram soles and molded arches. Best of all, they’re all easy to slide on and hang on your backpack when you’re done for the day. Chaco creates strappy and durable hiking sandals — many of which are on sale today for up to $20 off. One of our top picks in 2018, the Z2 Classic is currently $21 off. Enjoy the rest of summer’s heat and soak up the sun starting with your toes. — Meg Lappe
A Clever Sale From Bonobos
Save 25% Right now, you can take 25 percent off the brand’s sharp polo shirts, including the pique versions made from Pima cotton. All you have to do is use the code MARCO at checkout. (We told you it was clever.) — Justin Fenner
Arc’Teryx Veilance Products
Save 40%: Now at East Dane, there is a rare chance to save 40 percent on Arc’Teryx Veilance goods. The first Veilance collection was released in 2009 with little fanfare, but the urban-focused sub-brand of the legendary Canadian adventure brand has gained a loyal following in the past nine years. But, that’s no surprise. The brand offers understated outerwear and bags in a range of muted colors, featuring the top technical fabrics pioneered by its parent company. Its high-end technical wear comes with a luxury price tag, and for many, is inaccessible at MSRP. If you’ve been yearning for a more technical garment designed for the city dweller, this is your chance to invest in the best. While the Veilance goods are still pricey, you can pick something up without completely depleting your paycheck. — John Zientek
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
Save $100: Ask a runner if they track a workout, and you’re likely to get a strange look. Who doesn’t log every single mile? The easiest way to do it is to invest in a smartwatch with GPS, like Garmin’s Forerunner series. The Forerunner 735XT alerts you to calls and texts from your phone, monitors wrist-based heart rate and works on runs, bikes, swims, hikes and anything else you do. It also comes standard with the Strava Live Suffer Score Connect IQTM app to tell you how hard you’re working — or not working. If you buy one today, you can save $100 off the original price of $450. — Meg Lappe
Cuisinart Programmable Coffee Maker
Save 65%>Cuisinart’s 14-cup programmable coffee maker is not for the person that stressed about pre-infusion, water minerality or deciding between a coarse and medium-coarse grind. No, it is for the person who wants hot coffee, and a lot of it. And today it’s way, way cheaper than normal.
The product is programmable on 24-hour cycles, meaning you can set it up to initiate the brew process at whatever times of the day you prefer. I can’t vouch for its claims of brewing with “State of the Art” technology that allows for a hotter cup without sacrificing taste, as we know raising brew temperatures can lead to overextracted coffee, which leads to a lot of bitterness. But, again, if you’re after volume and hot cups of coffee, this isn’t a problem. There’s no coffee shaming here.
The Cuisinart programmable model makes up to 14 cups of coffee at a time, cleans itself and is 65 percent off today. — Will Price
Harman Kardon AVR 1610S
Save $225: Even though it’s several years old, the Harman Kardon AVR 1610S is still a solid, entry-level AV receiver for anybody looking to build out a home theater system. It’s a 425-watt receiver that can support up to 5.1 channels. It has a number USB ports, so you can directly connect an external hard drive, set-top cable box or smartphone. It has built-in Bluetooth and supports Spotify Connect, making it easy to stream music, too. It’s available on the company’s website for $400 (here), however you can get it for $249 on Amazon (here). Today on eBay you can get an extra chunk of change off — the Harman Kardon AVR 1610S (new!) is going for just $175 (here). — Tucker Bowe
The North Face Allproof Stretch Rain Jacket
Save 46%: Regarding rain jackets, 2018 was the year of stretch. It seemed as if every outdoor company integrated elasticity into that crucial weather layer that’s typically not known for its range of motion. The best jacket to do this, in our opinion, is The North Face’s Allproof Stretch. The Allproof provides about as much pliancy as a balloon — and its interior feels similar to that material — but is still fully waterproof, and lightweight enough for hiking and backpacking. Two exterior hand pockets, an adjustable hood and underarm zips for venting fill out the Allproof’s features, making it ideal for everyday and technical use. We liked it so much that we named it one of the best of the year (check out the rest of our list here).
Right now, the Allproof is a staggering 46 percent off at Mountain Steals, dropping from its regular price of $149 to just $81. — Tanner Bowden