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26 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Le Creuset to L.L. Bean

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For this week’s sales roundup, we found lots of little things to make staying at home a bit more comfortable (and maybe even more fun) — including a silk eye mask for less than $20, a sweatshirt with Barbra Streisand’s face on it, and a bright yellow Le Creuset Dutch oven that’s 40 percent off.

The spring sale at Nordstrom is still in full effect, with new arrivals coming regularly — including this retro-inspired toaster from Smeg. (You can find more deals from Nordstrom’s spring sale here.)

These Fila velour pants are a completely different type of retro, but now is really as good a time as any to channel your inner J.Lo.

Entireworld’s sweatsuits were called out in our roundup of the best men’s loungewear, for being stylish instead of sloppy. But if you don’t want to commit to the entire look, here’s an on-sale French terry sweatshirt from the non-boring basics brand.

This Barbra Streisand sweatshirt, from Coach’s collaboration with the famed (late) Interview magazine cover artist Richard Bernstein, is not only still in-stock at Saks Fifth Avenue, it is on sale.

If you’ve decided to get back into running, or are realizing you’re running low on comfortable clothing, try these on-sale Stella McCartney leggings. They’re made of a moisture-wicking, recycled polyester.

If you need to get the kids out of the house for a little bit, get them their own backyard cottage, complete with built-in doorbell and flower box.

Moda Operandi is having a (nearly) sitewide sale, and it includes new arrivals and classics, like these tortoiseshell Ray-Ban Wayfarers.

Everlane’s sitewide sale is also still on, with 25 percent off everything — including new arrivals like these leather day crossover sandals. But don’t dillydally: The deal ends tonight.

These lightweight cotton chinos certainly look like work pants, but they’re unstructured enough that you won’t feel silly wearing them in your home office (read: kitchen table).

Whether you’re working out at home more, or really leaning into the “leisure” half of athleisure, these leggings will accommodate.

We’ve described this silk button-up as a more affordable dupe for our favorite blouse from Equipment, meaning it can be dressed up or down with ease (or, these days, thrown on for that last-minute Zoom call with your boss).

An all-cotton knit sweater that’s ideal for this transitional spring weather, when you still want to cozy up but don’t want to sweat through fleece or wool.

Speaking of no-sweat, this moisture-wicking cotton sweater is easy to layer but can also be worn on its own.

There’s still lots of deals on rarely-on-sale bedding and linens at Parachute, including this $19 silk sleep mask from their collaboration with A.L.C.

This striped duvet cover, with matching shams, is a cotton-linen blend, so it’s plenty breathable for early spring.

At eight quarts, this Dutch oven is on the bigger side, but the oval shape means it can easily fit a whole chicken for roasting, along with a bed of root vegetables (like potatoes and carrots and onions). And for just $252, it’s actually cheaper than a round 5.5-quart Le Creuset Dutch oven.

If you’re looking to hop on the linen bandwagon, here’s some pale pink linen bedding from Tuft & Needle for less than $200 (which is an excellent price for flax linen).

This percale cotton duvet cover is also on sale at Tuft & Needle, part of their sitewide sale, which includes new color ways like this sage green.

Their cooling foam pillow is also discounted, and if it’s anything like their foam mattress, it’ll make you feel “supported and cocooned.”

Right now, you can take 25 percent off shoes at Urban Outfitters, including classic white Crocs, monochromatic Chacos, and these preppy Converse.

Designer Sandy Liang says these Merrells are the most comfortable shoes she owns, so much so that she owns two pairs. She’s also “tickled by how they make my feet look like small but hefty loaves of bread.”

Take an extra 30 percent off already-on-sale picks at Madewell with the code SWEETDEAL, including this baby-doll dress that’s as easy to slip on as a nightgown but looks a touch more put-together.

If you’re looking for a new hobby, or a faster-yet-still-socially-distant way to run errands, perhaps now is the time to pick up a (on-sale) cruiser bike from L.L. Bean.

A cheery, but not-too-loud, Marimekko apron, for all your new cooking adventures (and to keep your sweatsuit as stain-free as possible for as long as possible).

Finally, if you’ve been feeling some aches and pains recently, you can try Kristen Bell’s must-have CBD body lotion, which is 30 percent off from the manufacturer’s site, with the code ESSENTIAL.

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.

26 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Le Creuset to L.L. Bean