Julie Brown Designs striped woven cotton and rubberwood frame, folding deck chairs shopping guide
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Summer Lounging Essential

Nothing says summer like kicking back in a hammock-style length of fabric, your face angled toward the sun. These folding sling-back chairs have been a vacation mainstay ever since they were set up along the decks of steamers that plied the Atlantic in the 1880s. And thanks to their ultra-functional lightweight construction and space-saving stackability, they've stood the test of time. Available in a wider-than-ever array of fun fabrics today, they're an easy way to boost the style quotient of a porch, patio, deck, or swath of lawn. Here are nine takes on the classic that will suit any outdoor space—and when you're ready to pack it in, they'll fit any storage space, too.

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Julie Brown Designs

Made of: Rubberwood and woven cotton
Highlights: This herringbone print offers an added bonus: It reverses to another graphic pattern in red and white.

About $86; beachstore.com
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