One of the big upsides of having a job that requires combing through the interwebs for hours a day is developing an almost Encyclopedic awareness of all the best stuff available to buy: swimwear! Sandals! Nail polish! Rattan chairs! (Yes, rattan chairs. I’m not exaggerating when I say my knowledge is extensive). But the even bigger upside is that I can use it for the greater good, which–in the case of impending July 4th sales–is to shout it from the rooftops of Man Repeller dot com so we can mutually take advantage. Scroll down for a guide to shopping the crème de la crème, the cherry on top, the golden pinnacle, the unicorn tears of what they have to offer.
I divide clothing into two categories when shopping sales in the summer: stuff I can buy and enjoy now, and stuff I should buy because it’s discounted now even though I probably won’t wear until the fall. Jeans fall somewhere in between. While you can absolutely style jeans for summer, they are also my ultimate “buy now, wear later” item. I love this perfect distressed everyday pair, this tie-dye effect style, and this bright summer yellow pair–all from 3×1, whose jeans are starting at $79. I also recommend these for their rise, available on The Outnet which is having an additional 40% off sale. These floral Simon Miller ones have been on my list for months and are so highly discounted I basically don’t have an excuse not to buy, right?
I rarely buy swimwear in the off-season even though that’s the smartest time to purchase it, so when it happens to go on sale during the summer, I jump at the opportunity. I love this belted polka dot one piece, this high rise $65.99 tie-dye bikini (which is my favorite kind of style), and this one which would be great for tan lines. This one with removable straps comes in extended sizes, too.
Dresses are great for sticky days when all you want to wear is a tent, and as a bonus they’re a one-and-done styling item. I love this literal picnic blanket gingham one or this smocked eyelet one and this highly discounted Batsheva one from Need Supply (btw they’re having markdowns up to 50% off!). Oh, and this red slip is $9.99, just FYI.
Get your footwear fix with summer commuter shoes and great summer sandals to pair with everything from dresses to summer pants. I love these satin slides by MIISTA, these green LABUCQ heeled sandals that Amalie has and I am reminded I want every time she wears them (use code SHOES4ME at checkout), and these solid all-white sneakers that would be great with any of the aforementioned dresses. Harling recently styled a story using these by Far green sandals and just look at that cool architectural heel! Ruby Redstone wore these perfect mary janes in this story and I cannot get them out of my head. I wrote about how I wear these M.Gemi driving shoes to commute the Williamsburg Bridge often, and they are on sale, too. Lastly, this buy-now-wear-later investment boot that’s 50% off? Rhetorical question the answer is yes.
Along with commuter shoes, I’m often asked what bags I use to commute with. I love this $36.99 shopper and always keep a Baggu foldable one–also on sale–for backup. For your summer parties, might I suggest this one or this one that Harling has? Specifically to tote around a bottle of rosé. I love this Ganni one, this Les Petits Joueurs pouch or this 50% off Rejina Pyo knot handle one to tote around your essentials. Don’t forget to pack sunscreen!
Man Repeller is OOO this week but I didn’t plan a vacation! So hell, I’m going to use my free time refresh my home. I’m buying new sheets (my dog got sick on mine), as well as this iced coffee maker and these pretty fruit glasses. I’ll probably sit home all day in this comfy cotton robe because it’s my ideal robe length. I also read this Real Simple piece that mentions temporary wallpaper and may go ahead and do a wall in this or one from this cool brand. And to close the loop on my lofty rattan chair promises, how good is this one from the Urban Outfitters home sale?
‘Tis the season of sweat-induced breakouts and piles of sunscreen! I love this cleanser to wash the city steam off my face. It’s been great for my hormonal acne. This Team MR-favorite sunscreen shields me from getting burnt on my commute. I’m also planning to get this hand salve because, for whatever reason, they’re so dry in the summer. Birchbox is offering 15% off orders over $35 and my cart currently contains my favorite lip moisturizer (it enhances your ~natural~ lip color), my favorite Amika shampoo (smells incredible and keeps it feeling fresh for days), and this nail polish to bring with me to salons or maybe save some money and use myself at home.
Feel free to scope out more gems yourself with this full list of 4th of July Deals (but tell me what you’re getting in the comments!):
3×1 – Jeans starting at $79
Need Supply – Up to 50% off
SSENSE – Up to 70% off select styles
The Outnet – Extra 40% off
ModCloth – Additional 40% off sale
Tory Sport – Up to 70% off with code EXTRA30
Rebecca Taylor – Extra 30% off sale with code July30
LABUCQ – 20% off including already discounted items with code SHOES4ME
Nisolo – Extra 20% off sale section with code TRAVEL20
Dr. Scholl’s – 20% off and free shipping with code SPARKS20. Some styles excluded
Loeffler Randall – 60% off Spring
M.Gemi – Up to 65% off
Anthropologie – Extra 30% off sale
Whistles – Extra 20% off sale
Good American – 25% off sale
Onia – 25% off select styles
Kate Spade – 60% off sale
Urban Outfitters – Extra 30% off sale
BaubleBar – Select styles all under $20
Baggu – 60% off select styles
Neiman Marcus – Up to 75% off
Bergdorf Goodman – Up to 75% off
H&M – Additional 20% off items already marked ‘sale’
BackBeatRags – 40% off sale items with code SUMMERTIME19, 25% off site-wide from 7/5-7/7 with code REDWHITEBLUE
Decade – 40% off all linen styles with code LINENLOVE40
Kurt Lyle – 15% off site-wide (including additional discount on sale) with code FIREWORKS15
LF Markey – 20% off
LIANA – 40% off any red, white and blue styles with code JULY4TH
Loup – 25% off site-wide with code SUN19
RHODE – Select RE19 and SS19 30% off
DONNI – 40% off site-wide excluding new arrivals with code fireworks40
AllModern – Up to 60% off + free shipping and returns
Brooklinen – 20% off final sale & Twill Collection
Overstock – Extra 20% off almost everything
Brooklyn Bedding – 25% off site wide
Chasing Paper – 20% off site-wide with the code HAPPY4TH
Birchbox – 15% off orders $35+ with code AMERICA15
Target – site-wide sale
La Roche-Posay – 20% off + free My UV Patch with orders $50 with code JULY19
Feature photo by Edith Young.