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The state of online sales is excellent as we close out the week, with sitewide sales at Soko Glam, Anthropologie, and even Fenty Beauty that apply to lots things we’ve written about before, including beauty writer Rio Viera-Newton’s favorite red lipstick, our tech writer’s go-to noise-canceling headphones, and the best at-home projector out there, according to one Strategist contributor. But don’t dillydally: Many of these sales end with the weekend. (And if you want more sales coverage, sign up for our email newsletter.)
After testing nearly two dozen headphones, our tech writer Jordan Bowman says this pair of wireless over-ear Sonys are the best noise-canceling headphones on the market — and right now, they’re the cheapest we’ve ever seen them.
Soko Glam is having a sitewide sale, and there are lots of Strategist favorites to be found — like these dermatologist-recommended pimple patches, which our resident beauty expert Rio Viera-Newton deploys to attack a zit “from the inside out.” Just use code FRESHSTART at checkout.
Rio also recommends adding this vitamin C and niacinamide-packed serum to your shopping cart if you’re looking to “even out or add radiance to your complexion.”
We sorted through the thousands of new markdowns at Nordstrom and found something for everyone, including this pair of 100 percent cotton joggers that look like jeans — if you want to pretend like you’re not wearing sweatpants on your next trip to the store or walk around the block.
When we asked drink experts about the best cocktail glasses, they said that double old-fashioned glasses are the most versatile rocks glasses — suitable for serving a Manhattan on the rocks, or a margarita — and these beaded, “fern”-toned glasses are just $6 apiece (compared to their regular price of $8 per glass).
This stoneware-and-beechwood canister from Le Creuset is a more elevated way to store your beans or spices than a typical plastic or glass food-storage container.
With April nearly in sight, here’s a (deeply discounted) water- and windproof jacket for him — with technical specs like a drawcord hood and elastic cuffs — that’ll keep the showers at bay.
If you’ve been missing the movie theater, pick up this soda can-size projector, which Strategist contributor Rachel Rosenblit told us “lets me pretend I’m at the movies” from the comfort of her own home.
Through Sunday, take an extra 40 percent off already-on-sale picks at Kate Spade, including discounts on some of the brand’s classic styles — such as this medium crossbody back that’s over half off. Use code SHOPSPRING for the extra savings.
We know that Mother’s Day is still over a month off, but if you want to avoid the stress of finding a good gift (and possible shipping delays) might we suggest picking up this under-$50 wallet today? It’d make a nice present for moms with expensive taste or loose change.
Wooden slides don’t have a reputation for being the most comfortable shoes, but these plaid-printed slides-slash-clogs are made in collaboration with Dr. Scholl’s, so we imagine they’re pretty supportive.
Over at REI, we found a breathable-yet-waterproof men’s jacket from the North Face in a cheery turquoise.
A quilted pullover for her, in a pleasant shade of yellow gold, that’s available in sizes XS to XL. (Heads-up: Today also marks the start of the REI Coop Members Sale, so if you’re not already a member, consider adding the membership to your cart too. You might get more discounts.)
Every single Fenty Beauty product is 25 percent off at checkout from now through Monday, with no code required, including the brand’s cult-favorite,
”universally flattering” Stunna Lip Paint, which is maskproof to boot.
When we asked a bunch of cool guys about the best loungewear, one of them specifically recommended Champion’s affordable joggers, which are even cheaper at Macy’s right now, and available in sizes S through 2XL.
We think this cabana striped towel would be nice for trips to the beach or the pool this summer, and it’s half off when you use the code SPRING at checkout.
Another sitewide sale, this one at Anthropologie, where everything (including new arrivals) is 20 percent off at checkout. We like these breezy linen overalls in an eye-catching shade of red.
This ruffled maxi dress, which has a gently cinched waist and pockets, basically screams spring, and it’s available in a wide range of sizes — from XS petite through 3X.
This lightweight pajama set — which has surprisingly elegant cuffed sleeves on the top and scalloped edges on the bottom — is also available in sizes XXS to 3X.
Topped with a linen shade, this bust-shaped-lamp — a classic fixture in old-fashioned French apartments — will zhuzh up your WFH desk setup.
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