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Today’s Best Deals
OXO Bag Cinches
Save 66%: Listen, brightly-colored plastic bag cinches may not be the sexiest Friday pick-up, but they are dependable and useful and everything else your Friday self is not. This set of three are made by the discerning cook and kitchenware makers at OXO, practitioners of simple products that do their jobs without fuss. The bag cinches are chip, rice, cereal, nut and bread-savers and feature a rubbery no-slip grip and colors that literally can’t be glossed over if dropped or lost. Normally selling for $9 for a set of three, now they’re $3. — Will Price
Clarks Originals Craftmaster I Boot
Save 36%: Designed in 1954, the Clarks Craftmaster I boot was archived before it went to market. The classic cap toe style is cut from pebble-grain leather and features Goodyear welt construction, a leather sole and a heel pull-tab. they’re now on sale for $279. Handmade in the UK, these boots are incredibly versatile and can be worn with everything from jeans or chinos to a suit. Now at End, they’re 36 percent off and available in whole sizes from UK 6 to UK 11. — John Zientek
Michael Bastian Grey Label Dress Shirts
Save 75%: Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save 75 percent on Michael Bastian Grey Label dress shirts. In 2005, Bastian partnered with Italian luxury designer Brunello Cucinelli to start his own menswear brand. The popularity of his tasteful wardrobe classics led to popular collaborations with Gant Rugger and Uniqlo. Recently, he launched a more affordable sub-brand, Michael Bastian Grey Label, that delivers the same styles for a better price point. The current sale means you can update your professional wardrobe for just $25 a shirt — hard to argue with that. — John Zientek
Allen Edmonds Anniversary Sale
Save up to $175: At the Allen Edmonds Anniversary Sale, you can save up to $175 on a wide range of shoes and boots. Take advantage of savings on styles that are rarely discounted, including the Fifth Avenue Cap Toe, the Park Avenue Cap Toe and the McAllister Wingtip. Made in Port Washington, Wisconsin, these shoes are the standard which all other American dress shoes are measured. — John Zientek
Peak Design Slide
Save 20%: Peak Design’s Slide camera strap features a seat belt-like construction that’s both comfortable and supportive and is easily adjustable thanks to a set of slide buckles. The quick-release anchor links that attach the strap to your camera are a considered addition, too. Naturally, this doesn’t come cheap, and while the Slide’s $50 asking price isn’t exactly astronomical, in the grand scheme of things it’s a big ask for a strip of nylon webbing. It’s fortunate, then, that you can pick it up for $40 right now from Massdrop.
— Andrew Connor
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 Low Top
Save 70%: Menswear retailer Gentry is going out of business, and that means you can pick up a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 low top sneakers for just $24. The style features a thicker canvas and higher foxing than traditional Chucks, but the same iconic silhouette. The off-white ‘Parchment’ colorway is perfect for the warmer months, but don’t wait — with a price like this, they won’t be around long. — John Zientek
Save 30%: Next to the Wayfrer, the Aviator is Ray-Ban’s signature style sunglasses. And whether Tom Cruise brought them back from the fashion dead in Top Gun is irrelevant today, because, at Nordstrom Rack, you can get a pair of Aviators for at 30% off for $105, down from $150. The decision is pretty easy, no danger zone, here. — Bryan Campbell
Poppin Limber USB Desk Lamp
Save $49: Need a new desk lamp? The Poppin Limber USB desk lamp is practical, affordable and offered in four bright colors guaranteed to add a little sunshine to any office. Adjustable at both the head and mid-arm, there’s no limit to what this lamp can illuminate. Pinch the head to turn it on and off, no switch necessary. Pick one up today and save $49. — Meg Lappe
Today on Gear Patrol
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