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As the week winds down before the long weekend, we’ve noticed that the fall-ready sales are picking up. We unearthed great deals on cold-weather gear, covetable holiday gifts, and cozy home goods. (And if you want even more deals sent straight to your inbox, sign up for our email newsletter.)
Over at REI, you can snag this breathable, layer-friendly rain jacket from the North Face at a deep discount.
If you’re getting a head start on holiday shopping, the outdoorsy person in your life will appreciate this industrial-chic Stanley mug.
These rarely-on-sale Bala wrist weights — which we named one of the “breakout stars of quarantine” — up the intensity of (and results from) just about any yoga class or workout.
Zhuzh up your kitchen with some Emily Mariko–esque food-storage containers. They’re available in a variety of sizes and prices range from $10 to $15.
Madewell is taking 20 percent off tees and sweats with the code RELAX. You can do just that in this henley made with soft organic cotton and recycled polyester.
We also spotted this cozy pull-on jumpsuit that would look nice layered with a tee …
… or with this striped turtleneck on cooler days.
If you’re still brushing your teeth with a manual toothbrush, today is a great day for an upgrade. This Sonicare toothbrush is widely used by members of our staff, and is a favorite among dentists and dental hygienists.
When we consulted experts about toys that are expected to sell out, they told us that these LOL Surprise Dolls are “incredibly popular and highly collectible among kids ages 5 and up.” Grab them while they’re still in stock and on sale.
Serve up holiday drinks in these cheap but expensive-looking bubble-glass goblets. You can purchase a set of four for $36 or mix and match colors by buying individual ones for $9.
This 100 percent jute rug won’t ship until mid-November, but its cheery design and reasonable sale price make it more than worth the wait.
Bloomingdale’s Friends and Family sale is in full swing, with 25 percent off lots of in-season items. Use the discount toward this already decently priced A.P.C. wool button-down.
The discount also applies to already on-sale items, like these Kenneth Cole white sneakers that are still available in nearly all sizes.
Another sale on sale: Take more than 60 percent off this sage shacket.
Macy’s is taking an extra 10 to 20 percent off select sale and clearance items with the code FALL. The discount applies to this set of reviewer-favorite nonstick pans that also ship for free.
These Bose Bluetooth sunglasses — which feature decent speakers for listening to music and a microphone for taking calls — would make for an excellent gift for both a harried New Yorker and anyone about to go on a beach vacation.
As we enter into the long weekend, we spotted a bunch of deals on several great mattresses we’ve tested. That includes Leesa’s foam mattress, which offers excellent pressure relief for most types of sleepers, for 15 percent off.
For a non-foam pick, take $300 off the WinkBed mattress, which combines layers of soft foam with supportive springs and coils. We reported that it’s especially great for sleepers dealing with back pain.
Or, if you’re looking for a comfy spot for your dog, here’s an option for less than $50 with free shipping.
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