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20 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Lancôme to Lenovo

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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.

The state of sales as we close out this hot (hot) week is truly excellent, with deep discounts on lots of things we’ve written about before. That includes a rarely-on-sale speaker for your next post-vaccine get-together, an editor-approved insulated water bottle for staying hydrated, and some silicone storage bags for sandwiches and snacks. (And if you want even more deals sent straight to your inbox, sign up for our email newsletter.)

Over at Walmart, we spotted a rare deal on the JBL Flip 5 speaker — the newer model of one of our favorite speakers for parties — applied automatically at checkout.

[Editor’s note: You may be required to enter your email address to shop the sale.]

As part of Macy’s flash One Day Sale, you can take 20 percent off the foundation version of one of our favorite concealers for Black skin.

This now under-$25 blender from Black+Decker — a consistently well-rated blender brand — can whip up smoothies and soups at just the touch of a button.

Because this compressive crop top from Calvin Klein doesn’t look like activewear, we’d wear it outside of the gym, too.

If you’ve been counting down the days to ‘til the opening ceremony, we also spotted a small-but-mighty deal on this Tokyo Olympics–edition Uno card game set.

Refresh your white tee rotation with this cobalt-blue shirt from Polo Ralph Lauren.

Macy’s is also offering $150 off the Leesa Studio Mattress, the more-affordable pressure-relieving cousin of the Strategist-approved Original model.

Urban Outfitters is still taking up to 40 percent off select items for home, including our favorite silicone storage bags for snacks and sandwiches.

Dozens of reviewers call this lightweight cotton quilt “perfect” for summer.

Here’s an excellent deal on a limited-edition Hydro Flask, one of our go-to insulated water bottles, that’ll keep drinks cool for up to 24 hours.

These espadrilles would pair well with just about any summer outfit, whether a sundress or shorts.

In case you missed it, this book of poems by Danez Smith — one of Roxane Gay’s favorite authors — received high marks from the New York Times last year.

If over a year of working (and eating) from home has taken a toll on your cookware, here’s a ten-piece set from Cuisinart for an unbeatable 70 percent off.

You can also save $250 on this allergy-busting Dyson that filters air while it cleans.

We’ve long been fans of Quip for its no-frills electric toothbrushes and convenient brush-head subscription service. This rubber kids’ model is sized down for smaller mouths, and comes with a multiuse travel cover that doubles as a stand and mirror mount.

Gift a recent grad (or yourself) this top-rated Chromebook from Lenovo, which offers up to ten hours of battery life and a full HD touch screen.

Anthropologie is taking an extra 25 percent off select sale styles, including these Seychelles slide sandals in a cheery sunshine yellow.

Along with these on-trend Bermuda shorts, which are still available in sizes 25 to 32.

A limited-edition, colorful pool float for your next lake layout.

And finally, here’s a Y2K-esque halter top that features an easy-to-fasten button back.

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.

20 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Lancôme to Lenovo