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The Deal: Outdoor furniture 60% to 80% off at Restoration Hardware and Grandin Road

StBartsLoungeChair-$459

It's that time: Just when you aren't thinking about outdoor furniture, it goes on sale. Right now, major catalog and online retailers are offering sharp-looking pieces at sharply reduced prices.

Take the St. Barts lounge chair, above, on Restoration Hardware's outdoor furniture clearance page. With a nod to Midcentury masters Alvar Aalto and Paul Frankl, the low-slung, 50-inch-deep teak lounger adjusts to three positions and is so handsome that you may want to keep it indoors. The frame is knocked down about 60%, from $1,145 to $459. Cushions are $89 or $109 apiece, depending on fabric and color selection. Coordinating double chairs, sofas and ottomans also are on clearance.

Fans of Restoration Hardware, also take note: The store's friends and family sale ends tonight. Any merchandise that wasn't already on sale has been marked down 20%, meaning everything in the store is at least 20% off. Online shoppers can use the discount code "FFP2010" upon checkout. Just remember: The friends and family promotion doesn't apply to clearance furniture, including the St. Barts teak collection.

If you have a weakness for teak, you'll also find sweet savings elsewhere too. Crate & Barrel's slatted Trovata dining armchair has been reduced from $349 to $149. 

Grandin Road's outdoor furniture page in its Grand Finale outlet also has deals on more decorative designs for patio and porch. The Cecelia dining set includes a chair, below left, that is an imitation of Patricia Urquiola's Re-TrouvĂ© design. Originally $249, the powder-coated iron-wire Cecelia chair frame is now $49; add $9 for the cushion. (To see another Re-TrouvĂ© copycat, check out our previous The Look for Less post.)

Grandin Road's Cambridge side table, below right, is an all-weather wicker piece woven in a Burberry-esque plaid. The frame is aluminum. In season, it sold for $199. Now it's $49. 

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-- David A. Keeps

Photos: Restoration Hardware, Grandin Road

 
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Sorry bet a chair like this should e $500 and not $1500. to begin with


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