You may have noticed some posts from our friends at the Strategist on the Cut. They’ll be dropping in every now and again, sharing their expertise on the basics you don’t have time to research and the weird and wonderful things you don’t yet know you need.
This has been a long, long week, and though we don’t have a cure for existential dread (or nice khakis like some TV pundits out there), we do have a way to distract yourself from the all-consuming election anxiety that might be plaguing you: sales, lots of sales. And this week, we’ve got a mix of things to keep you warm outside — like a Hydro Flask for your coffee and a cute, corduroy puffer — and others to help you cozy up at home. As always, if you want even more sales, sign up for our email newsletter.
If it’s not too on the nose, check out this “cooperative board game” in which you and your team can fight a deadly disease and save the world. Maybe it’s wish fulfillment, but all we know is it’s definitely on sale.
If you’re planning on spending the next couple of months stress-baking, here are some surprisingly chic mixing bowls from KitchenAid.
There’s no excuse not to grab this jaunty basket from Anthropologie to hold your laundry, your throw blankets, or whatever clutter you want to hide.
And why not add this funky, striped rug to the mix as well?
Regular readers of the Strategist probably know Dansko for their clogs, but their ankle boots are just as comfortable and sturdy (and, dare we say, a little less fugly).
The filling of this lightweight, quilted jacket is made of recycled water bottles, but it’s just as warm and light as down.
You can see a slightly clearer picture of these gray joggers in the main image at the top of this article, complete with elastic waistband. But we’re mostly impressed that they’re lightweight, moisture-wicking, and stretchy.
If you’re looking for comfortable pants that are still chic enough to wear to the grocery store or to pick up takeout, look no further than these Lululemon culottes.
No one would ever suspect that you got this Windsor-esque dining chair at Urban Outfitters.
Here’s a fun cropped corduroy jacket for fall chills, part of Urban Outfitters’ ongoing sale on cold weather accessories and clothing.
This is a very good deal on a lightweight down-alternative comforter from one of our favorite bedding brands Brooklinen — but be warned that it’s final sale.
Yes, this is last year’s star ornament, but this textile-inspired design is still beautiful and gold is timeless.
Here’s another cute storage basket, this time from Shopbop.
Macy’s is having a flash sale on women’s shoes and accessories — including these fun UGG sneakers that will help zhuzh all-black winter outfits.
This minimalist DKNY backpack comes in red and black.
If you’re looking for an easy way to brighten your stoop or backyard or even fire escape now that the sun sets before dinner, here’s a string of solar-powered lights — on sale as part of Wayfair’s Black Friday deals.
And finally, here’s a minimalist — but still colorful — table lamp for your desk or end table.
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.