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20 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Lululemon to Instant Pot

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Even though the weather is still hot and humid and hazy, this Friday’s deep dive through the internet’s sales bins is a reminder that fall is right around the corner. We found discounts on a bunch of in-season picks, including cozy-looking joggers, flannel sheets, a lightweight-but-warm down jacket, and a cult-y Instant Pot that’s the cheapest we’ve ever seen. (And if you want more sales coverage throughout the week, sign up for our email newsletter.)

Let’s start with this not-too-cutesy pair of pink joggers, despite the embroidered hearts.

Here’s a versatile, and easy-to-keep-clean, quilted tote from Marc Jacobs that’s practical for running errands but still looks nice enough to bring to the office.

Pair that firepit or backyard movie night with this sturdy lounger for the ultimate fall evening setup.

As you switch over from sandals to boots, you might be realizing that you need some new socks — and these colorful Smartwool crew socks, made of merino wool, are lightweight yet warm.

This classic black, ribbed turtleneck is available from XXS to 3X — and it’s 20 percent off, as part of Anthropologie’s sale on fall tops, sweaters, and jackets.

These wide-legged joggers from Lululemon are comfortable enough to wear while working from home — and are stylish enough that you could wear them to the office (when the time comes).

As we wrote in our list of best things to buy at Lululemon, this long-sleeve crewneck has “silver threads to reduce odor, in addition to being breathable and moisture-wicking.”

This large, waterproof duffel bag is just the right size for your next weekend trip. (And if you don’t like this gray-and-taupe colorway, it’s also available in navy, teal, red, and all black.)

This jacket is filled with responsibly sourced down, and though it looks puffy, it’ll pack down into basically nothing and keep you warm in any winter storm.

Macy’s is in the midst of a four-day-long sale on home goods, like these flannel sheets from Laura Ashley, with a not-too-delicate, floral toile print.

The cheapest we’ve ever seen a regular, old Instant Pot is about $50, so finding this newest model of the cult-y multifunctional pressure cooker for just $60 — with 14 smart programs — is a particularly great deal.

Our friends at the Cut have described this Urban Decay eye pencil as “smudgeproof, budgeproof,” and supersmooth to apply. It’s half off at Sephora, today only, in a veritable rainbow of colors.

If you still haven’t dialed in your home office, here’s a deeply discounted mesh office chair with adjustable armrests and seat height.

Parachute’s sales section is still going strong.

If you’ve been tossing and turning at night, here’s a soft merino-wool eye mask that’ll offer complete darkness without squishing your eyes.

A linen version of Alex Mill’s best-selling (and often out of stock) jumpsuit. But if you see it in your size, don’t dillydally: They’re already starting to sell out.

If you’re looking to add a little sparkle to your next Zoom call, here’s a pair of chunky, gold earrings.

Bring this summer’s obsession with tie-dye into the fall with this all-cotton sweater.

Madewell is having another sale-on-sale, with an extra 40 percent off already-on-sale items with the code HOWNICE. That includes this sherbert-y tie-dyed hoodie, part of its collaboration with L.A.-based Free & Easy.

And finally, a flouncy little black dress from COS — in case you’re looking for an excuse to dress up at home.

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20 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Lululemon to Instant Pot