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If you feel like you missed out on Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals this year, don’t worry: A lot of them have continued through this week. We’re still spotting lots of nice things in the aftermath, including some discounted Red Wing work boots, half-off Nike leggings, and an Instant Pot for the cheapest price we’ve ever seen. And if you’re looking for new markdowns, there’s lots to go through, from Walmart, Nordstrom, and (finally) Barneys.
Amazon has moved from Black Friday and Cyber Monday onto “12 Days of Deals,” with some sizable discounts. This set of rainbow magnetic tiles is one of our picks for the best toys for 3-year-olds (but also happens to be very fun for adults to play with). We’ve never seen the 100-piece set this cheap.
Not a huge discount on this Bose soundbar, but it’s still the lowest price it has ever been.
A holiday gift for the kid (or kid-at-heart) who can’t wait until 2020 to get a Baby Yoda doll.
At this price, you can afford to swap out the Ziploc bag for a proper dopp kit (that’s actually the same one used by our managing editor).
This highly giftable Patagonia beanie is a nice break from the still-ubiquitious Carhartt.
Anthropologie is offering 30 percent off all its tops and sweaters, including this turtleneck that you could really burrow into. It’s available in lots of colors.
Everything at Madewell is 25 percent off, including the Transport Tote.
Most of the clothes and accessories have sold out at Net-a-Porter’s Cyber Week sale, but there’s lots of beauty and skin-care still available, like this tinted moisturizer that’s suitable for all ages.
Paula’s Choice is a perennial favorite here at the Strategist, so we’re intrigued by this brightening cream. It has salicylic acid to unclog pores and white tea to “protect from environmental damage.”
These face masks are one of stylist Karla Welch’s favorite things, and they’d be a great gift for a beauty lover.
We were impressed with the sale at Matches Fashion on Cyber Monday, but they’ve gone ahead and discounted things even more — like these spotted Comme des Garçons plimsoles.
These canvas Vejas are even cheaper now than they were on Black Friday.
A sleek and not-too-expensive tank top for the gym.
Yes, these flats are still fairly pricey, but anything from Marni that’s 40 percent off is a good deal.
A surprisingly technical-looking quilted scarf from Isabel Marant.
If you forgot to buy an Instant Pot on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, you haven’t missed your shot to get it at the best price we’ve ever seen: It’s still just $49 at Walmart.
There’s lots of new markdowns at Nordstrom, like these colorful rugs from Brooklyn-based designer Aelfie (which we didn’t even know were available at Nordstrom).
Made of recycled plastic, this rug would be nice in a high-traffic part of your home, like the kitchen or bathroom.
You can find Off-White at Nordstrom, too — and now, on sale.
A good mom gift, with a delicate ribbon bow on the heel.
We noticed a lot of boots on sale at Nordstrom, including these insulated duck boots from Sperry. They’re also available in white, with a fuzzy, shearling exterior.
Two on our staff own these Red Wings, which are still 25 percent off. They’re also waterproof, sturdy, and nice-looking enough to wear to the office.
Some darling insulated boot for kids, too.
A fuzzy Champion fanny pack for the hypebeast (or hypebeast-in-training).
We rounded up some of the best deals from Drew Barrymore’s (surprisingly quite nice) home line yesterday, but we wanted to highlight a couple of exceptionally giftable picks here — like this vase.
And these geometric trays that feel very Hay-inspired. They’d make a nice present for a co-worker or boss.
These chairs — from Walmart’s expensive-looking midcentury modern-inspired line MoDRN — also look like they could be from Hay.
This tall, arched floor lamp would be a quick, and under-$50, way to refresh your living room.
A worthy alternative to the Ikea Billy bookshelf that everyone owns, for a very similar price.
This stately, geometric candle holder would be a nice host gift (especially if you get a pair).
An everyday back from Topo Designs that’s not too bulky.
These Merrells are our pick for the best waterproof hiking boots, so they’re ideal for trudging through snow and slush — even if it’s on the sidewalk, not a trail.
A turquoise puffer that’ll stand out in a sea of black, navy, and olive green.
Another version of these Nike leggings was one of our readers’ most-bought items this Black Friday, and they’re still discounted at Zappos.
We’ve been keeping an eye on the liquidation sale at Barneys, and it’s finally starting to get good (though sizing, especially on basics like these Wolford tights, is limited).
A rarely-on-sale Mansur Gavriel purse that’s now more than $100 off.
This utility-style jumpsuit sold out quickly when Alex Mill launched earlier this year, so it’s a treat to see it on sale.
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