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The 10 Smartest Things to Buy During the Editors' Choice J.Crew Sale

J. Crew is about to wrap up one of the best sales it has ever offered, so we took it upon ourselves to point out the purchases that get you the most bang for your buck. From crucial summer hats to playful staples, here are the smartest things you can buy during the Editors' Choice sale.

Best Shoe Deals: A 'Black Friday in July' Sale That Lives Up to Its Name

Whether you're headed to the beach or just strolling through the park, you're sure to find your perfect sole mate in this week's roundup of the best shoe deals. Shop a "Black Friday in July" sale that lives up to its name at ShoeMall, show your team colors with Fila's MLB sandals, and score a pair of men's or women's Ralph Lauren sandals for just $9.

Weekend Jolt: Vonage Phone System for Free, Cheapest Ever Acer 16" Laptop

Whether you're shopping to enable self-improvement or procrastination, we've found a host of new sales and savings to help you save big on small treats. Dick's Sporting Goods is hosting its best ever sale, while you can bag the cheapest ever Acer 16" laptop at Fry's. These deal, and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

10 Things NOT to Buy Your College-Bound Student

College is expensive, and not just because of tuition; students need lots of things as they live and work away from home. Here's a list of items that you should not buy your matriculating student, as they head back to school. Your wallet will thank us!

A Buyer's Guide to the Best Activewear and Workout Clothes

The best clothes for exercise can help keep you dry and irritation free, and thereby improve your performance. Here are our tips on which sweaty gym rags are actually worth a little more.

It's Your Last Chance to Shop 4th of July Clothing Sales!

The fireworks may be over for this year, but the 4th of July clothing sales remain ... for now, at least. We've rounded up the best still-active holiday sales to give you one last chance to shop. Read on to see how you can nab extra discounts on sale and clearance items at Nautica, J.Crew, American Eagle, and more.

The Best Carry-On Luggage That Conforms to Airline Rules

The days of airlines offering free checked bags have gone the way of in-flight smoking and gateside farewells. So to save some cash, now is the time to invest in the best carry-on luggage that meets the rules for size and weight.

School's Out: Editors' Choice Deals to Distract Your Kids This Summer

Feeding, clothing, and entertaining kids can cost a fortune. But these five Editors' Choice deals offer some affordable finds for your young ones. Snag $14 off on organic fruit snacks, and get an all-time low on a water slide/pool combo.

Circle Of Stuff: 7 Retail Items Repurposed From Other Products

Consumers are fickle: Today's prized possession is tomorrow's trash. But these clever craftspeople and companies are recycling and repurposing materials into all kinds of beatiful and useful items. Check out our top 7 items made with repurposed materials.

National Splurge Day: Got the Urge to Splurge? Do It Wisely!

National Splurge Day is June 18, and though the idea of reckless spending sends a shiver down our frugal, money-saving spines, maybe — just maybe — we can spin this faux-liday into something that fits both the urge to splurge and the cravings for savings! Here's our list of items that you can splurge on, because they are more than worth the extra money you spend on them!

Shopping for Dad is a Pain: Our Awkward Father's Day eCard Guide

Father's Day is right around the corner on June 15, but we're betting you still haven't found a gift. Because dads are notoriously hard to shop for, we've made some Father's Day eCards (with a little help from Awkward Family Photos) to point you towards the perfect gift.

How to Buy the Best Luggage for Your Money

We spoke with several industry experts who shared their thoughts on how to land the right luggage for your budget. And even if a suitcase isn't all that glamorous to you, just think of all the exotic places it can take you!

VIDEO: To Prevent Wear, Never Wash Your Jeans. (Is This Gross?!)

During a recent conference, the CEO of Levi Strauss revealed that the pair of jeans he was wearing has not been washed in over a year. The claim is that they last longer if you don't run them in the washing machine... ever. In this brief — yet lively — video, our experts discuss if this is gross.

Despite Lawsuit, 70% of Vibram Owners Will Continue to Wear FiveFingers

Vibram has settled a lawsuit that accused the company of offering misleading claims about the health benefits of its shoes. In light of the dilemma, we asked our readers — who have been very interested in FiveFingers shoes over the years — what they thought. And apparently, Vibram love cannot be stopped by million-dollar lawsuits.

Do You Own Vibram FiveFinger Shoes? You May Be Entitled to a Refund

Skeptical about the benefits of barefoot running? You're not alone. Vibram USA, the company behind the FiveFingers running shoe, just settled a multi-million dollar class-action lawsuit over false advertising. If you own a pair, you may be entitled to some cash.

Buy This, Not That: The 10 Best Gifts for Mother's Day

Moms are kind of like superheroes. They perform physical acts no ordinary human could, take care of everybody's needs before they're needed, and function on minimal sleep and gratitude. So how will you repay her this Mother's Day?

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in May

While it's officially been spring for some time now, it seems safe to say that with the month of May comes definitive spring weather. And as the temperatures heat up, so too do the deals! We combed through our shopping archives so that you can put that new-found active spirit to good use by hitting the malls (and surfing online, obviously) in search of the best buys in May.

The Path to Discounted Hiking Gear: 10 Trail Necessities

Spring has arrived, and for much of the country this means warm days for delightful countryside hikes. Here's a checklist of supplies you probably want to have on hand for both casual and advanced hiking.

SNL Dreams Up a Hilarious New Use for Jos. A. Bank Suits

Saturday Night Live has dreamed up a new use for all those BOGO suit offers from menswear retailer Jos. A. Bank. In a hilarious mock advertisement, SNL touts these suits as a cheap alternative to paper towels.

This Is How Brick-and-Mortar Stores Are Trying to Hook You

Stores are constantly developing ways to get your hooked, from dressing rooms that text selfies to your friends, to racetrack layouts that let you charge through the aisles. Here's how your favorite retailer is getting you to buy and come back.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in April

Looking to spend some money online as the season changes? You might be surprised by what is and isn't a good deal in April. From early spring apparel sales to aggressive Xbox One prices, here is what's in store this month for the smart shopper.

Abercrombie and Hollister's New Retail Tactic: Lower Prices Across the Board

The preppy clothing giant, Abercrombie & Fitch, is looking to slash prices on its expensive clothing lines. The announcement, which came during its earnings call late last month, indicates that the brand is looking to price its clothes more competitively in an attempt to revitalize a tired brand with a less than stellar reputation.

Mannequins With Back Fat Are Coming to a Store Near You

The days of mass produced, cookie cutter mannequins are waning, and in their place will be more authentic-looking models, designed to better represent a larger base of shoppers whose proportions have never traditionally been reflected by the typical headless forms. Will this affect your shopping?

Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Finding the Athletic Shoe That’s Right for You

Is your New Year’s resolution to get in shape is a distant memory? Well, try not to beat yourself up. Every day brings with it another chance to renew the commitment. And with it the perennial question that dogs every fitness buff at one time or another: Which athletic shoe is right for you? We talked to Dr. Scott Weiss, a licensed physical therapist and board certified athletic trainer in search of advice on finding the right athletic shoe to fit both your feet and budget.

7 Celebrities That Shop at Our Favorite Bargain Fashion Stores

It's true that celebrities and conspicuous consumption go together like Beyoncé and the $80,000, diamond-encrusted Barbie Doll she bought for her daughter who isn't even potty trained yet. But in order to look like these seven A-list actors and socialites, you don't need to go broke or take out a mortgage on your house.

What to Expect from Valentine's Day Deals

Though it's not an official holiday, Valentine's Day is still a big day for many retailers. And while we'll see discounts on everything from roses to jewelry, not every promotion is worth your time or money. To separate Cupid's hits from his misses, we researched past Valentine's Day sales to help you find your significant other the right Valentine's Day gift at the right price.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in February

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it's certainly not lacking in savings. You might not score as big of a discount as you would prefer on a Valentine's Day gift, but this month you'll find deals on several necessities like winter coats and tax software. We've sorted through our archives of sales, coupons, and daily deals to find out what the best and worst things are to buy in February.

How to Make Your Clothes Last Longer

If we told you that proper care of your clothes would make them last for 15 years instead of just three, would you pay more attention to how you hang your suits or wash your shirts? If you're good to your clothes, they'll last longer, and that'll save you money in the long run. So here are some ways to improve the longevity of your clothes, which will in turn keep your wardrobe budget more manageable.

Study Shows We Want Everything for 70% off

A recent study shows that many people put off buying their holiday gifts in the hopes of getting 70% off. While we see stores offer such discounts on a regular basis, that tactic can sometimes lead to retail heartache if you're shopping for something specific.

Tools for Your Car in Case of Emergency

It's almost a law of nature that your car will break down only during the worst conditions, when it's cold, windy, or slushy out. Are you prepared for auto problems that come your way, or will you be stuck out in the rain, waiting for help to arrive? We've compiled this list of the necessary tools and supplies you should make sure you never leave home without.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in January

The new year is upon us, and after all that shopping you likely did during the holidays, you may be looking forward to giving your credit card a rest. But January is an excellent month to buy certain things like winter apparel or early Valentine's Day gifts.

Online Stores That Still Guarantee Christmas Delivery — Some for Free!

It's two days before Christmas Eve, and you're short a few gifts. While you may think a frantic trip to a local big box store is your only savior, think again. These 15 online stores will still deliver packages in time for the holidays. Even better, many of these retailers are offering discounted express shipping with complimentary upgrades or rates that start as low as $3.