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17 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From A.P.C. to Augustinus Bader

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Somehow it’s already October, which means stocking up on fall classics — warm sweaters, dry skin moisturizers, early holiday gifts — is no longer an aspirational activity, but a practical one. Luckily, we found all of those things in today’s sweep of the internet’s sales bins, along with a lip balm to eradicate that winter-induced “crusty-lip feeling” and a puffer coat you can wear for several seasons. (As always, if you want even more deals sent straight to your inbox, sign up for our email newsletter.)

This is the only blender the owner of Brooklyn’s Middle Eastern market Sahadi’s trusts to churn out restaurant-quality hummus at home, and — today only — it’s more than $300 off.

Lots of stuff is on sale at Nordstrom, including these classic boxer briefs that never fail to make it into our guide to the best underwear for men. According to one guy, that’s because they’re “not too tight and very low maintenance.”

Another American classic, Champion’s reverse-weave sweatpants are always worth adding to your wardrobe — especially when they’re 40 percent off.

$19

As we’ve said before: When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s signature red lipstick is on sale, you buy it.

$233

It’s still an investment, but if you want a sweater that will fit in all the right places — and hold up for decades to come — A.P.C is the answer.

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask
$18
$18

Through October 4, everything at Bite Beauty is 30 percent off, including the lip moisturizer that brought our beauty columnist Rio Viera-Newton’s “very dry, chapped lips back to life.” That discount is automatically applied at checkout, and shipping is free on orders over $35, so it might be in your best interest to grab two of these.

While you’re there, these Rio-approved lip balms — that “coat your lips in one quick swipe” — are also a smart pick-up.

As part of Macy’s VIP sale, you can save an extra 30 percent on its top brands — including these Blackstock and Weber–esque faux-croc loafers.

$55 at Macy's
Buy
with code: VIP

For fall braises and winter stews, here’s a stovetop-worthy Dutch oven for over $150 off. It also comes in gray, black, red, yellow, and blue, if you’re looking to match it to your kitchen decor.

$97 at Macy's
Buy
with code: VIP

These tall rubber rain boots have adjustable gussets to stop rain and snow slush (it’s coming) from seeping in.

J.Crew is kindly taking up to 40 percent off fall essentials, which is exactly how we’d describe this deep-teal button-up jacket with a corduroy collar. It also comes in autumnal brown and yellow shades.

Corduroy Shirt in Colorblock
$70
$70

For all-over corduroy, here’s a head-turning shirt that’s just begging to be layered.

Another great layering item, this quilted puffer jacket — cozily named the “Cocoon” — has been a J.Crew customer favorite since the 2010s. In addition to the green pictured, it comes in pink, navy, black, and “nutmeg.”

The friends-and-family sale at Saks is on too, with up to 25 percent off new arrivals and rarely on-sale brands, including this leather Mansur Gavriel purse.

Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream
From $145
From $145

Here’s a good deal on our most expert-recommended night cream for extremely dry skin. It’s the same one singer Rita Ora told us she uses religiously.

Natori Luxe Shangri-La Robe
$120
$120

Like it or not, holiday-gift supply-chain issues are being forecast. This jersey-and-lace robe (from the maker of some of our favorite bras) would make a great gift for anyone who appreciates a touch of pampering.

LA MER The Moisturizing Soft Cream
From $81
From $81

And finally, we can’t say when you’ll find La Mer on sale again. If you’ve been thinking about the best time to try it out — or restock your supply — this would be it.

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.

17 Things on Sale You’ll Want: A.P.C. to Augustinus Bader