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40 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Apple to Sleepy Jones

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We’re in a bit of an in-between stage right now — it’s not quite the holiday season, but it’s not not the holiday season. Lots of retailers are putting up some good deals to get us in the mood, though: There’s a sale-on-sale going on at Outnet, scads of Uniqlo goodies, even an RCA flat-screen for $130 at Walmart. All those, plus Rio’s favorite cleanser, a bunch of Madewell jeans, and some nice shoe deals from Nordstrom Rack.

Everlane Cotton Pocket Tee

A slightly long pocket T-shirt that you’ll wash and wear and get holes in before giving up.

Elka Klitmølller Full-length jacket

Danish brand Elka is famous for its minimalist rainwear — the Klitmøller is a best seller, and a nice departure from more established brands we think (it has an A.P.C. quality, no?).

RCA 32” Class FHD (1080P) LED TV (RLED3221)

Need a TV for the bedroom? These days you can get big-screen TVs for much longer than 32 inches, but it more than suffices at this price.

Selected Homme Sweater

A festive holiday sweater that won’t look too out-there when you break it out in February.

Sleepy Jones Cotton-Blend Tank

Andy Spade’s widely adored Sleepy Jones is a favorite of comfortably cool types, and the red-and-navy combo has become something of a signature for the brand.

Anker Powerline Lightning Cable (6ft)

It’s not quite ten feet long, but the six-foot lightning cable from Anker is plenty sturdy, and very cheap right now (just in white).

Timberland Backpack

Who knew Timberland made backpacks? We dig the unplaceable quality and speckled material on this knapsack. It looks almost like something you’d see slung over the shoulder of a hip Japanese high schooler.

Tempur-Pedic Adaptive Comfort 3” Memory Foam Toppers

It’s a pretty well-known trick by now, but the easiest way to fake an expensive mattress is to get an expensive mattress topper. They’re practically giving away this memory-foam one from Tempur-Pedic.

Rachel Jackson Gold-Tone Earrings

A sale-on-sale — a bunch of things from Outnet’s mid-season sale are an extra 50 percent off the sale price, like these extremely tasteful earrings.

JBL GO2 Speaker

JBL makes some of the internet’s favorite speakers, and if you’re not looking for something too tricked out, this GO2 is ultraportable.

Kenneth Jay Lane Burnished Gold-Tone Crystal Cuff

Costume jewelry from the late Kenneth Jay Lane, whose earrings and bracelets could be found on princesses and Park Avenue socialites (he counted Diana Vreeland among his closest friends).

Monstera Leaf Faux Plant

We get it — monstera leaves are everywhere and you’re over them. But a fun mind trick we like to play when we buy into a trend on its way out is to think of it as backlash to the backlash. (It totally works.)

Madewell 9-Inch Destructed Hem High Waist Skinny Jeans

Sound the alarm: These very flattering and lightly distressed skinny jeans are on sale.

Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular 16GB Gold

There are some funnily good deals to be had on electronics at Walmart. You can get an older edition iPad Air 2 (it came out a few years back) for two hundred bucks off.

Timberland Scarf

The narrower scarf style we’ve been wanting ever since bingeing this season of Terrace House set in very cold Karuizawa.

iRobot Roomba 635 Robotic Vacuum

A stellar deal on a Roomba, the first name in robot vacuums.

Nordstrom Classic Ex-Boyfriend Chambray Shirt

For what it’s worth, three people in the New York office were wearing chambray shirts yesterday — it’s the perfect time of year.

Uniqlo Men’s U Pocketable Fishtail Parka

When else are you going to get a Christophe Lemaire–designed parka for this cheap?

BlanQuil Quilted Weighted Blankets

Ah, the weighted blanket. Carla Hall loves them (hers is by Gravity). We just started using one and it’s shockingly comforting.

Uniqlo Men’s Dry Stretch Sweatpants

Actually flattering sweatpants! The cuff at the ankle is a wee bit wide for our taste, but if you let the pants sag a little bit, it’s less obvious.

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Frame Le Color Cropped Skinny Jeans

White cigarette jeans from Frame, a favorite of fashion people. These would look very at home on Tonne Goodman.

Alternative Keepsake Crew Neck Tee

This T-shirt is $6, come on.

Madewell Classic Distressed Straight Leg Jeans

More culty Madewell jeans, this time with an on-trend straight leg, that are very Kristen Stewart.

Madewell 10-Inch High Waist Skinny Jeans

These are more Kristen Stewart in Adventureland.

Uniqlo Men’s U Long Sleeve Sweatshirt

The perfect loungy sweatshirt. You almost want to cross your eyes and find the Magic Eye 3-D shark in it.

Uniqlo Men’s U Extra Fine Merino Turtleneck Long Sleeve Sweater

If you’re still wondering whether the men’s turtleneck is back, stop worrying about it and buy one. (It is.)

Uniqlo Men’s U Extra Fine Merino Crewneck Long Sleeve Sweater

If you’re not roll-neck-forward, this crewneck sweater’s also very handsome.

Uniqlo Women’s Airism Leggings

Uniqlo’s Airism line of breathable base layers is a Strategist favorite. These leggings would be good for working out, lounging around, and even running errands.

Everlane Classic French Terry Square Hoodie

We love wearing navy, but the problem with so much navy is that when you wear dark jeans, you look like a walking paint swatch. A crisp white hoodie would be the perfect complement to raw denim.

Uniqlo Women’s Dry Ex Ultra Stretch Ankle Length Pants

Thanksgiving is on its way, which also means pull-up pants season.

Crewcuts by J.Crew Metallic Mini Backpack

This gold backpack is for kids (allegedly), but we can think of a few Instagram types who’d go nuts for it.

Banila Co New Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original for Normal Skin

Our beauty writer Rio Viera-Newton updated her Google doc of insane skin-care secrets this year, and at the top of the list (her Holy Grail of cleansers) was this reformulated balm. Says Rio: “The smoother texture of this product — plus the addition of vitamin E — does truly wonderful things for my skin, leaving it soft and supple every time.”

Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair

We talked to dermatologists about the best retinol products, and this Dermalogica treatment was name-checked as a “good, happy medium” product for those with combination dry and oily skin. Everything Dermalogica is 20 percent off now at Dermstore, too, if you’re in the market.

Uniqlo Women’s Cashmere Turtleneck Tunic (Inès de la Fressange)

The Yves Klein blue on this turtleneck, coupled with the contrast band at the collar, is quite jolie.

Anthropologie Marley Trench Coat

If Emma Stone in Maniac inspired you, maybe try this mustard trench.

Steve Madden Zeena Slip-On Sneakers

Slip-on sneakers that are made for everything — traveling, summer Fridays at the office, and midnight bodega runs.

Blondo Valli Waterproof Bootie

Look us in the eye and tell us that these booties don’t look three times the price they are!

J.Crew Collection Long Cardigan in Double Knit Lurex

A very nice Christmas present that says, “I don’t care if you get dressed up, I just want you to be happy.”

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet

Another good one as you’re doing your early holiday shopping: a teeny-tiny babysitter.

Uniqlo Women’s Wool Blend Long Sleeve Pullover

There’s something very appealing about the form of this shirt (sweater?): the slouchy body, the mock-neck collar, the drapey hem. It’s good.

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40 Things on Sale From Apple to Sleepy Jones