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20 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Birkenstock to Staub

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Though we’re really in the thick of winter across the country, today’s sales roundup is a reminder that spring is coming — with discounts on white sneakers and short-sleeved pj’s at Shopbop, jumpsuits and maxi dresses at Urban Outfitters, even Birkenstocks at Backcountry. But if you’re just looking for something to make your time at home a little more cozy and comfortable, and maybe even fun, we found some deals for you, too. (And for even more sales coverage, sign up for our email newsletter.)

$72

Let’s start at Coach, where you can take an extra 20 percent off already reduced clothing and outwear — including this not-too-flashy branded scarf.

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Backcountry’s Winter Yard Sale is going strong, with hundreds of discounts on still-in-season items — like this lightweight but warm (and totally wind resistant) Arc’teryx jacket.

If you’ve got warm weather on the mind, here are some Birkenstocks with a not-too-crunchy metallic leather strap.

$59

From a distance, these pj’s sort of look like they’re covered with an intricate brocade pattern. But upon closer inspection, you’ll see that they’re actually penguins in beanies hiding in pine trees.

Eberjey Gisele Short PJ Set
$69
$69

The Gisele pajamas from Eberjey are among our favorite at the Strategist. We’ve described them as buttery soft and incredibly giftable (and from our experience, they usually sell out quickly when they’re on sale).

$113

We might not be working from the office right now, but Vejas are still some of our writers and editors’ favorite white sneakers. And these V-10’s are our go-to style.

$42

If you’ve wanted to get in on the checkerboard trend without covering your body and home in the bold print, these Vans are a surprisingly subtle option.

Gen Z may have launched an anti-skinny-jeans campaign on TikTok, but if you know what you like, and what you like are skinny jeans, here’s a nice high-waisted pair from Levi’s in a crisp dark wash.

If you like a lighter wash and a little less stretch, here are some skinny jeans from Mother that are an extra 25 percent off at Bloomingdale’s.

Theory Light-Fill Bomber Jacket
$178
$178

This not-too-puffy puffer from Theory would be nice for layering in super-cold weather, yet it’s handsome enough to throw on before your next Zoom meeting with your boss.

Staub 10-Inch Fry Pan
$105

It’s not every day that we find an enameled cast-iron frying pan from a French brand like Staub at this steep of a discount, so we don’t expect it to stay in stock for long.

$80

We’ve been keeping a close eye on Nordstrom’s Winter Sale all week, and there were lots of new markdowns today, including these very ’90s Chelsea boots.

$195

This plus-size parka from Sam Edelman also comes in olive green and a handsome shade of greige.

We like the contrasting-stitch detailing on these sweatpants, and if you see something you like, don’t dillydally: Nordstrom’s Winter Sale ends this Sunday, February 21.

$69

Anthropologie is taking up to 40 percent off shirts, blouses, and sweaters this weekend, like this sporty, striped quarter-zip pullover.

Maeve Diane Striped Pullover
$55
$55

For some more relaxed stripes, here’s a boxier tee in a cheerful green.

In preparation for the warm weather ahead, Urban Outfitters is offering 30 percent off dresses and jumpsuits, like this simple workwear-inspired coverall that’s available in a rainbow of pastel colors.

UO Claudia Plisse Maxi Dress
$62
$62

This maxi could do double duty as a stay-at-home nap dress now and a bathing-suit cover-up once it’s time to go back to the beach.

Our beauty writer Rio Viera-Newton rounded up the very best beauty products on sale this week, including these niacinamide-infused pimple patches that can soothe even the meanest and biggest whiteheads.

Star Wars R2-D2 Toaster
$40
$40

And finally, if you’re in need of a breakfast companion, here’s a cheerful R2-D2 toaster that chirps and beeps while it’s toasting (and is also wide enough for bagels and English muffins).

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20 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Birkenstock to Staub