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38 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Birkenstock to Brooks Brothers

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You may have noticed some posts from our friends at the Strategist on the Cut. They’ll be dropping in every now and again, sharing their expertise on the basics you don’t have time to research and the weird and wonderful things you don’t yet know you need.

Spring is here! We found heavily discounted sandals, swimsuits, sunglasses, as well as a $34 printer and a rarely-on-sale Noguchi lamp.

Wear this DVF shell top under a cardigan at work, and then take said cardigan off at night to reveal a very sultry, lacy back.

Speaking of cardigans, how about this metallic one?

This cotton, springy Eileen Fisher scarf would make a very good Mother’s Day gift

This is a very good price (eight bucks) for a cooling, body-adjusting Serta pillow.

 A shallow Dutch oven — ideal for stewed meats and paellas — in a nice shade of “oyster white.”

These house-in-Tuscany-ish Villeroy & Boch mugs come in blue, green, and beige. Incidentally, the entire Artesano collection is on sale.

A lightweight “button-detail” top from Free People that’s ideal for these transitional, spring-ish days.

Well, look at that: another button-detail top on sale. This one’s from Madewell.

We’re not quite sure that the round metal accent has a “punk edge” exactly, but this is a very elegant and versatile leather cross-body bag from Rebecca Minkoff.

Sandal season is nigh, and these Kenneth Cole slingbacks look a lot more expensive than $30.

There is something very cool and crisp about a bright-white Eastpak backpack.

Skip Hop is known for its not-totally-garish baby stuff (that babies still like). This activity gym will keep your little one occupied so you can do things, like, say, brush your teeth or eat a sandwich.

If you have any spring or summer weddings on the horizon, this Guanabana clutch will liven up an outfit.

You could wear this fun J.W. Anderson bracelet to the same wedding — and at that point basically wear a potato sack and no one would notice.

A logo-adorned Calvin Klein sports bra.

When we first scoured Everlane’s “Choose What You Pay” sale, it wasn’t quite chino season. Well, now it is.

A go-with-anything Brooks Brothers henley.

An orange Neiman Marcus sweatshirt you could wear out to dinner.

This field jacket from “technical apparel” line Proof has lots of neat features: a packable hood, a secret “document” pocket, and a zipper that “stops right below your belly button to give you greater range of movement.” It’s also available in green and black.

Over at Totokaelo, the entire “art-object” section is 15 percent off, including this Noguchi table lamp, which multiple Strategist editors own.

And a striped planter from one of the Strategist’s favorite ceramicists, Helen Levi.

This comment about these Adidas leggings say it all: “Good for working out and even just some cute leggings.”

Meanwhile, these men’s socks are a very good deal.

As we noted recently, there were (and still are) a ton of Solid & Striped bathing suits on super-sale at Matches. What we did not realize is that a lot of other swimsuits are on sale, too, like this adorable polka-dotted number from Lisa Marie Fernandez.

A flattering pale pink two-piece from Brazilian line Haight.

And a V-neck one-piece from (somewhat controversial) line Kiini.

As our colleagues at the Cut noted, the & Other Stories sale is very good. There aren’t a ton of sizes left, but this leopard-print tee is too great not to include here.

Some end-of-season cashmere in a pleasing shade of rust.

Wear this black wrap dress in warmer weather with some strappy sandals.

Can’t get much better than $34 for a wireless HP printer/copier/scanner.

These are some very statement-making Nike Air Vapormaxes.

Some very stately ombre Beyond Yoga leggings.

While we’re in workout land, why not throw in this pale pink Lululemon tank.

Here’s a fun deal at Saks Off 5th: get one pair of sunglasses (like these great Miu Miu ones) for yourself and a pair of half-off sunnies for a friend.

We’re ending things with two (very different) metallic shoes. First up, some rarely-on-sale Birkenstock Boston clogs.

And, finally, these Loeffler Randall party slides.

The Strategist is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Some of our latest conquests include the best acne treatments, rolling luggage, pillows for side sleepers, natural anxiety remedies, and bath towels. We update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.

38 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy