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

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The state of sales is excellent as we close out this short week, with deep discounts on lots of things we’ve written about before. That includes a rarely-on-sale set of wrist weights to up your workout game, some reviewer-favorite sunscreen for kids and babies, and the nonstick frying pan that’s the “ticket to one-skillet meals.” (And if you want even more deals sent straight to your inbox, sign up for our email newsletter.)


These rarely-on-sale Bala wrist weights — which we named one of the “breakout stars of quarantine” — will up the intensity of (and results from) just about any yoga class or workout.

$39 at
with code: WELL30

It’s humid out there, so here’s an excellent deal on an expert- (and reviewer-) recommended CHI hair straightener that’ll smooth frizz in just one pass.

Some top-rated (and exceptionally easy-to-apply) sunscreen for kids and babies.

Sur La Table is taking up to 50 percent off cooking tools and kitchenware through the weekend, which includes this oven-safe, dishwasher-safe GreenPan skillet we deemed the “ticket to one-skillet meals.”

At 55 percent off, these cobbler- and casserole-ready Staub baking dishes work out to just $33 a pop.

We also spotted our favorite ecofriendly Saran Wrap alternative, which is made from reusable cotton, beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin.

Beat (or simply manage) the heat with this 42-inch floor fan — and aromatherapy diffuser — from Pelonis, one of our favorite floor fan brands.

Lululemon’s We Made Too Much sale is in full swing, and we found lots of deep discounts on Strategist-approved workout gear. We particularly like the brand’s Align bike shorts, which have a full-coverage fit and sweat-wicking fabric that won’t show sweat spots.

And this sweat-wicking short sleeve that features “strategic” mesh ventilation to keep you cool during your next workout.

Speaking of ventilation, this North Face rain jacket has zippers under the armpits to help keep you cool (and dry) during mid-summer downpours.

Also at REI, here’s a carry-on sized backpack from Osprey that’d make for a nice commuter bag if you’re returning to the office.

Levi’s is currently taking an extra 50 percent off select sale items, bringing these carpenter-style denim shorts — which are still available in sizes XS to XL — down to just $24 at checkout.

Also more than 50 percent off, these vintage-inspired denim shorts feature a high rise and comfortable loose leg.

We’d pair this summery striped Uniqlo x Marimekko tee with the shorts above and a pair of white sneakers.

Another exceptional deal from Macy’s Black Friday in July sale, we found this warm-neutral Naked eye-shadow palette for half off.

If your home office isn’t as air-conditioned as your actual office, swap out your stiff work shirts for a breathable linen button-up.

And for when you’re off the clock, we particularly like the Cuban collar on this (now under-$30) button-up.

If more than a year of working from home has your laptop in need of an upgrade, this deeply discounted ASUS Chromebook offers 64GB of storage and a ten-hour battery life.

Finally, Bloomingdale’s has just added a bunch of new items to its sale section (and is taking an extra 40 percent off select clearance items) including these better-than-Birkenstocks leather slide sandals.

Along with these pull-on yet polished lounge pants from Eileen Fisher, for the denim-averse.

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