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In this week’s sales roundup, we found lots of gear from Backcountry and REI to help get you moving, along with French baking dishes and a lot of cozy Alex Mill basics if you’re happy to just curl up on the couch.
We’ve never seen a Staub baking dish at this price — just $25 apiece — and they seem to be going quickly. (Already, one color has sold out at Sur La Table.) If you’re not sure what to do with these, try making lasagna in the larger of these two bakers and a fruit crumble in the smaller one for dessert.
If you’ve been struggling with soggy bottoms on your pies and quiches, try upgrading to this stoneware pie dish from Le Creuset. It heats evenly throughout, which will help with creating that crisp crust. (For just $40, it’s also a not-too-expensive gift for the mom who loves to bake.)
It seems that Nordstrom’s Spring Sale has officially ended — but the deals haven’t stopped. Today, we found a bunch of deeply discounted, vintage-inspired basics from Alex Mill, like this schlubby-but-stylish cotton cardigan.
This striped raglan sweatshirt that’s also 60 percent off looks quite kicky when paired with a bandanna around the neck (or face).
A comfortable, already-broken-in, all-cotton T-shirt that’s 40 percent off.
Throw on this cropped denim work jacket before your next videoconference with your co-workers, and no one will know you’ve been wearing the same T-shirt for the last week.
If the freedom of going bra-free is getting a little old, here’s a comfortable, lightweight option from Natori to ease you back into it.
Some trendy, colored glass tumblers in a classic shape that you could use for orange juice, water, or wine, depending on the time of day.
Here’s a handsome folding beach chair from rarely on-sale Japanese outdoors-outfitter Snow Peak that you could set up on your stoop or rooftop or front yard, depending on your self-isolation situation.
These Alo Yoga leggings are specifically designed for lazing about (and claim to have built-in “anti-odor technology,” which should help if you’re going longer than usual between washes).
If you’re just looking to stock up on leggings, here are some mid-rise ones from Old Navy — with pockets for your phone and headphones and any other knickknacks you might need to take from room to room — that are over half-off.
Managing editor Maxine Builder went on a hunt to find the best truly wireless earbuds (that weren’t AirPods) and called these Sennheisers the most stylish with the richest sound quality. And they’re as cheap as we’ve ever seen at Best Buy.
Madewell’s sitewide sale continues until next Tuesday, with the code VERYRARE. And the discount works on already-on-sale items, like these summery, linen-blend pants.
This smocked dress — which is as easy to slip on as a nightgown but looks more Zoom-friendly — is also a sale-on-sale pick.
REI’s Inside Outside sale starts today, with lots of deals on at-home workout gear and backyard camping essentials to make it a little easier to go outside — even if your activity is just running around the block in these cushy Hoka One One sneakers.
If you find that your cup of coffee is getting cold before you have a chance to fully enjoy it, consider this Hydro Flask tumbler, which will keep drinks hot (or cold) for hours.
Cooking more at home means doing more dishes, and hopefully, these colorful fish sponges can make that chore a little less dreary.
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