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21 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Reebok to Matouk

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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.

In our end-of-week sweep of the internet sales-o-sphere, we found some not-so-basic jean jackets for him and her, a couple of desk chairs to (finally) upgrade your work-from-home setup, the best hotel-style towels, as well as long-lasting — and nice-smelling — candles.

This snap-neck pullover is warm enough to take the chill off a spring evening but looks nice enough to wear on Zoom calls with the boss.

According to women in the know, a skort is one of the best ways to prevent thigh chafing during the upcoming hot, humid days of summer, and we think this sleek black short-skirt combo would work on and off the tennis court.

Through next Tuesday, all full-priced items are 30 percent off at Kate Spade when you use the code SILVERLINING at checkout, including this flower-emblazoned cardholder that would make a nice graduation present.

If you’ve fallen into a TikTok rabbit hole of ’90s fashion, you’ve probably seen these Dickies cargo pants — or ones similar to it — and right now, they’re 30 percent off at Macy’s with code VIP at checkout. (And yes, juniors sizes can be worn by adults. Just check out the size chart before ordering.)

Here’s a deeply discounted — and surprisingly stylish — denim chore coat-slash-liner jacket from Macy’s in-house line Sun + Stone.

And for her, we found a not-so-basic oversized jean jacket at Madewell, which feels sturdy but is lightweight enough to wear during the summer.

Stylist Stephanie Tricola told us that the best way to zhuzh up your face mask is with a beaded chain, and if you make your own using this kit, you can be sure no one else will have the exact same one.

The Friends and Family sale is still going strong at Bloomingdale’s (though it ends tomorrow), and, as the name suggests, there really is something for everyone — like these Reebok classics, which are some of the coolest white sneakers.

If you’re feeling a bit maximalist, this dress has leopard print inside the tiger stripes (and pockets).

A couple of interior designers told us that Matouk makes some of the most “high-quality” towels out there that are also luxurious enough to feel like what you’d use at a hotel. And though this is still a fairly expensive towel, it’s rare to find Matouk at this steep of a discount.

If this Dutch oven — which we once dubbed a “Le Creuset dupe with history” — is good enough for Samin Nosrat, we think it’ll hold up in your kitchen, too.

Since it’s (just about) nice enough to socialize outside, swap your next socially distanced walk with a game of bocce ball.

Strategist senior writer — and five-time marathoner — Karen Iorio Adelson described these electrolyte tablets from Nuun as “better than Gatorade,” adding that they fuel her runs and cure her hangovers.

When we asked candle obsessives about the best-smelling candles, Volupsa came up several times because they smell nice and last a really long time. This Blond Tabac scent comes recommended by Hike Clerb creator Evelynn Escobar-Thomas, who says the scent reminds her of palo santo and “provides a great earthy musk scent on a budget.”

Incidentally, Voluspa candles are also a favorite of Selena Gomez, who specifically recommends this floral-scented one — with hints of orchids, lilies, and spring moss.

If you haven’t already upgraded your work-from-home setup a year into the pandemic, consider this a sign: A nearly half-off, actually nice-looking velvet desk chair.

Or, if you need something more ergonomic, this mesh chair has adjustable armrests, as well as adjustable height and backrest settings, something experts say are some of the best ways to find a chair that fits your body.

Some rarely on-sale designers are 40 percent off in the Shopbop sale section, including this snake-embossed cowhide shoulder bag from cool-gal bag brand Clare V.

And an Agnès B-esque cardigan from our fashion director-at-large’s favorite jean brand.

When we asked interior designers about the best floor lamps, a handful recommended picks from Target, and this pink, patterned-wood pick would look right at home in a nursery or playroom.

Nearly every single fitness fanatic whom we spoke to about status gym sneakers named the lace-ups from APL, which are apparently “the ultimate intersection of design and performance.”

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.

21 Things on Sale You’ll Want to Buy: From Reebok to Matouk