By The Editors / August 20, 2018 9:00 am

Welcome to Kind of a Big Deal, a daily roundup of great sales on the brands and items you love (tech, shoes, style, travel, etc.), as well as great new products. Please note: Deals are subject to change at the whim of the merchants mentioned.

Houston Suede

New Republic Suede Chelsea Boot
This particular rendition of a chelsea boot by menswear guru Mark McNairy is currently going for a very solid $50 and available in every size. And yes, it’s camo, so you probably don’t want to wear it every day, but at the price, it’s great as a nice-to-have shoe.


Anker PowerPort Cube
Might not be the best-looking object, but this nifty high-speed charger features three AC outlets, three USB ports and an adhesive strip so you can stick this under your desk. Now 61% off.

Oliver Cabell

TRIWA x Oliver Cabell
Officially on sale tomorrow — but these collabs tend to sell out instantly — this is a handsome Italian leather white sneaker combo’d with a like-minded, 42mm white, gold and blue timepiece.


If you’re reading InsideHook, you’re probably not going “back to school” … but you should take this time to grab deals on backpacks, messenger bags and the like. (You know, “school” stuff.) Timbuk2’s got a ton of ’em on sale right now, including this Transit Laptop Briefcase at just under $60.

Todd Snyder

Todd Snyder Dress Shirts
Time to restock the office closet for the fall season since you’ve probably sweated through your current roster of office garb. Currently going for over 50% off, and in quite a few different styles. If more casual button-ups are more your thing, there’s also a similarly discounted sale going on for those as well.

Sales of note:

  • Banana Republic: The Friends & Family Event ends tonight, which nets you 40% off regular-priced items. Use the code BRFRIEND.
  • Fitbit: Amazon’s taking up to $50 off an array of activity trackers.
  • Vince Sneakers: 50% off a wide variety of basic (in a good way) sneaker styles from Vince.

Nota bene: If you buy through these links, InsideHook may earn a small share of the profits on some items