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The state of sales going into the weekend is looking excellent, with lots of majorly discounted in-season deals — including a sale-on-sale at Bloomingdale’s, some deeply marked-down jackets from REI, and a fall sale at Anthropologie. Plus, we found lots of things for enjoying the season in and outside your home — like a space heater, hiking socks, and a set of organic eyelet sheets. (And if you want even more sales coverage, sign up for our email newsletter.)
With an insulating, faux-fur lining and a waterproof exterior, these Chelsea boots will take you from fall rainstorms to Nor’easters.
An excellent deal on some very basic — but very comfortable-looking — women’s underwear.
Our beauty writer Rio Viera-Newton loves the tinted moisturizer from Laura Mercier (and it’s also allegedly a favorite of everyone from Kim Kardashian-West to Meghan Markle). The only shade on sale at Nordstrom Rack is mocha, which the brand describes as a deep neutral.
Here’s a bold-but-not-too-bright throw blanket from Marimekko that’ll be nice for cozying up on the couch or throwing over your bed for a quick zhuzh.
And if you want to add some pizazz to your wardrobe, here’s a bold-but-not-too-showy tiger-print jacket.
Trench coats have featured heavily in our fall micro-sale coverage — this Michael Kors ones comes in both black and cream and features a fun yet practical storm flap for windy weather.
If your building hasn’t turned on the heat yet but you’re freezing at your desk, here’s a well-reviewed personal space heater from Black + Decker.
Or, if the heat is already blasting in your apartment and you’re sweating on Zoom calls, here’s a personal, yet powerful, desk fan from Vornado.
This weekend, Anthropologie is having a sale on fall-friendly fashion, including this vaguely Halloween-colored, tie-dyed sweatshirt.
This very cottage-core, Batsheva-esque tiered dress is available in extra-small to 3X, as well as petite sizes. (You can see the full silhouette of the dress on the product page.)
Even though this cotton-and-spandex blend face mask is on sale, a portion of proceeds will still support the American Nurses Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses. It’s also available in black, white, and gray.
This very sculptural ceramic lamp (that no one would ever guess came from Urban Outfitters) is also on sale as part of their big, weekend-long home sale.
REI’s September Clearance is underway, with hundreds of deals on outerwear for fall and winter. That includes this puffy, cropped down jacket in a handsome royal blue, for just $60.
The North Face Fanorak is part-anorak, part-fanny pack — in that you can tuck the jacket into a little pouch and wear it around your waist.
This five-piece set includes a full-size bottle of the Polish, which veteran beauty writer Linda Dyett told us is her favorite for gentle-but-effective exfoliation, thanks to the “quartz and sodium bicarbonate micro-crystals.” Plus, she loves “the omnipresent lavender aroma.”
And finally, we just closed out Way Day, Wayfair’s two-day blowout sale on home furnishings, but it turns out lots of the things we wrote about are still on sale — just at slightly less-deep discounts. Yesterday, this task chair was just $123; it’s still over half off, but it’s now $160.
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