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19 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Patagonia to Paloma Wool

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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 is good as we close out this shorter week with lots of deep discounts on things we’ve written about before. There’s our beauty expert’s “life-changing” hair towel, a packable puffer jacket for cold-weather hikes and walks, and an easy-to-assemble standing desk for better posture. (As always, if you want even more deals sent straight to your inbox, sign up for our email newsletter.)

Strategist beauty columnist Rio Viera-Newton says this Aquis hair wrap “not only dries hair in less than half the time it takes with a standard cotton towel” but also “leaves your hair looking silky and feeling soft.” For a limited time, it’s 20 percent off at Anthropologie along with other best-selling fragrance and hair-care items.

These silk hair ties from Slip, which are gentler on hair than standard elastic, help to prevent frizz and breakage.

Select bedding and décor is also on sale through the weekend, bringing the queen size of this is well-reviewed velvet quilt under $180. It’s available in peach, plum, cream, slate blue, bronze, and the mint shown.

If your workout gear could use a bit of a refresh, select styles from Nike are up to 40 percent off for a limited time. That includes this stretchy, lightly compressive sports bra designed for low-impact workouts like yoga and Pilates.

The matching, sweat-wicking bike shorts are also on sale.

Also from Nike, we’d style these ’90s-inspired relaxed-fit shorts with a pair of fresh white sneakers …

From $65

… like Superga’s Cotu Classics, a favorite of several Strategist staffers for their low-profile look and ample support. They’re now almost 40 percent off.

With top notes of bergamot, lemon, and grapefruit, Homesick says this soy-wax candle smells just like the streets of New York City. (Well, the nicer streets.)

Some very on-trend, organically molded hoops available in sterling silver or 14-karat-gold plate.

And a sweet little bean-shaped box to store them in.

J.Crew is taking an extra 30 percent off sale styles with code SHOPSALE, including this very Sézane-esque sweater. It’s also on sale in pink, though at a lesser discount.

Several experts we’ve spoken with say standing desks are best for correcting your posture and easing back pain. They’re normally expensive, so we were happy to spot this deeply discounted one at Target.

Fuzzy Calico Critters toys are a favorite among little ones (and their parents). Each has its own distinct outfit as well as movable arms, legs, and heads.

For an actual critter, this glaze-dipped dog bowl is microwave safe, dishwasher safe, and has a nonslip bottom.

Bala’s one-pound 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.

Lots of rarely on-sale styles from Patagonia are on sale at Backcountry including the brand’s coveted Retro-X Fleece. This colorway is still in stock in sizes XXS to XL, though we suspect not for long.

“Patagonia’s Nano Puff is one of the most popular puffers out there, and for good reason … It’s warm, lightweight, and amazingly compressible,” says avid runner Steven John, who’s worn his on everything from runs to hikes to climbs. “I once folded one up and fit it into the front pocket of a pair of jeans.”

With a cozy fleece lining and elasticized cuffs, these patterned puffer mittens are as warm as they are eye-catching.

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19 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Patagonia to Paloma Wool