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New & Noteworthy Releases
The Best Deals of the Day
Cole Haan Saunders Leather Duffel Bag
Save 70%: Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save 70 percent on the Cole Haan Saunders leather duffel bag. The design features dual top handles, an adjustable shoulder strap and three interior pockets. It’s an understated bag that’s just the right size for a weekend trip, and now it’s just $150. If you’d rather invest in a smaller bag, the brand’s black leather messenger bag is also 70 percent off and will run you $120. — John Zientek
Allen Edmonds Surrey Chelsea Boot
Save $153: If you need a pair of good-looking boots to wear in foul weather, consider the Surrey Chelsea boot from Allen Edmonds. This style has a rugged suede upper from legendary tannery Charles F. Stead and a durable rubber sole. To stand up to mother nature’s worst, these boots feature taped seams, a split reverse welt to keep out moisture and a breathable waterproof membrane lining. Now, you can save 44 percent when you pick up a pair at the brand’s site. — John Zientek
Sony HX500 USB Turntable
Save over $200: The Sony HX500 turntable is kind of a landmark product. Before it was released in 2016, USB turntables had a reputation for being pretty terrible because, as JP Torres, Sony’s Audio Expert for Home Entertainment & Sound (HES), told me at the time, most USB turntables had pretty terrible DACs, software complications and they just didn’t have many recording capabilities. Basically, they hadn’t lived up to audiophile expectations, who wanted them to play vinyl while simultaneously copying that high-quality audio into a digital format. The Sony HX500 was one of the USB turntables that changed that perception. And you can now buy it for under $400. Get it on Amazon or Best Buy.
— Tucker Bowe
The North Face Base Camp 95L Duffel
Save 30%: Sometimes a standard weekender bag just won’t cut it. There always comes a time when you need more — a lot more — and The North Face Base Camp 95L Duffel is the bag for the job. Made from tough durable fabric, using weather-resistant zippers, the Base Camp is designed to take on more than just a weekend. — Bryan Campbell
Timex x Carhartt WIP Watch
Save 48%: Made for everyday wear, the Timex x Carhartt WIP watch is inspired by traditional military designs. The three-hand design features a Quick Date day counter, quartz movement and an Indiglo night light. The black dial and matte resin case are complimented by a durable olive nylon strap, but a black nylon strap is also included. Usually $158, this watch is now 48 percent off at Need Supply Co. and you can take it come for just $82. — John Zientek
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