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We found lots of sales-on-sales — on clothing and shoes at Anthropologie, cookware at Bloomingdale’s, even leather goods at Coach Outlet — and plenty of deals that’ll make the transition into fall, and cooler weather, a little bit more comfortable and cozy. (And, as always, if you’re looking for more sales coverage, sign up for our newsletter.)
These not-too-structured cotton pants are available from XS to 3X — and they’re an extra 40 percent off at Anthropologie (taken at checkout).
Take an extra 15 percent off already-on-sale cookware at Bloomingdale’s, using the code SAVENOW — including this two-piece set of durable, oven-safe, nonstick frying pans from GreenPan.
If you’ve got big plans to braise meats and make stews as the weather cools down, here’s a not-too-big French oven from Staub. It’s excluded from the sale-on-sale, but it’s still over half-off (and as cheap as we’ve ever seen a Staub of this size).
The tailored collar on this dress will make you stand out on your next Zoom meeting.
These very-1990s, chunky boots also come in black and faux snakeskin (and remind us of something you might be able to find at Prada right now).
A lightweight-yet-exceptionally warm down hoodie from the North Face, in that classic Nuptse down jacket colorway.
Replace your junk drawer full of cables with this three-in-one cord — with built-in Micro USB, USB-C, and Lightning connectors — from Anker, one of our favorite tech brands.
These lightweight jersey sweatpants have a (very subtle) snakeskin print, but we’re especially charmed by the extra-deep, and deeply practical, pockets.
A subtly striped sweater that’ll keep you warm without making you overheat, available from sizes 12 to 20.
This jersey chore coat will be nice to have on hand in this funny, transitional weather. (Shipping at Huckberry is $5, but returns are free.)
If you’re looking for even more ways to keep the kids entertained indoors, especially as the weather cools down, here’s a Mickey Mouse–themed toy kitchen, with plenty of accessories and a light-up oven to keep them busy.
Take 25 percent off your entire order at Good American — Khloe Kardashian’s brand that makes some actually wonderful denim for women of most sizes — including this utility jumpsuit.
This laptop does double-duty as a tablet, which makes it nice for note-taking and watching Netflix (once work is done for the day, of course).
This 1.6-quart air fryer is just the right size for a one- or two-person household (and though it doesn’t ship for free, you can pick it up at your local Best Buy for free).
Take an extra 15 percent off this already-on-sale Coach leather wallet — which is big enough to hold an iPhone X — with the code FRIENDS15.
The largest size of this plus-size, cashmere hoodie is already sold out, and for under $100, we don’t expect it to stay in stock for long.
With the massive discount on this bath set — which includes two bath towels, two washcloths, and two hand towels — each piece is just about $6.
This sturdy, collapsible camp chair comes with a side table for your beverages or meal, making it an ideal accessory for socially distanced picnics.
We thought our very fuzzy moment would end in 2019, but it’s spilled into 2020, too — and with this Patagonia Synchilla, you can channel Kendall Jenner (or any number of our editors, who also love Patagonia’s fleeces).
For the dog that likes to burrow, here’s a plush, doughnut-shaped bed (that won’t be an eyesore for humans).
If you’re going to be working from home for the foreseeable future, now’s as good a time as any to finally get a comfortable desk chair. And this velvet one is stylish, too.
A classic, nice-looking (and very giftable) stovetop tea kettle that’s 40 percent off.
We’ve written about Lululemon’s Metal Vent fabric before: It’s got silver threads woven in it to reduce odor, which is especially nice if you’re wearing this shirt from an at-home workout to work from home.
These breathable, waffled cotton joggers, in this lovely, not-too-minty green, are the kind of pants you’ll put on and then refuse to take off.
And finally, for the kid (or adult) who has not been able to stop humming “Dynamite” for the last month, here’s a Jin doll (or collectible, if you prefer).
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