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The state of sales is excellent as we close out the week, with a slew of sizable discounts from brands we’ve written about before. There’s a programmable thermostat for a smarter home, the Goldilocks of bamboo cutting boards (according to our kitchen writer), and several egg-cellent deals on items for Easter. And as always, if nothing below catches your eye, you can find even more sales in our email newsletter.
West Elm just added lots of new markdowns to its sale section, including this generously-sized ceramic vase. It’d make the perfect vessel for a springtime bouquet …
… especially when placed alongside these Pinterest-worthy table napkins.
A durable (and $10) jute rug that’s nice enough to place indoors or out.
This Easter-candy assortment — now an extra $3 off at checkout when you select the on-page coupon — contains mini-size chocolates that’ll fit snugly inside most plastic Easter eggs.
Speaking of Easter eggs, if your kids aren’t quite old enough to dye eggs without breaking them, Strategist editor and mother-of-two Jen Trolio recommends buying a pack of wooden ones like these. They can be decorated with just about anything, from paint to glitter to markers and stickers.
In case you missed it, Sweaty Betty is taking up to 70 percent off select styles, including this breathable tank made from 100 percent cotton. (It’s now even cheaper than it was earlier this week.) Along with black, it’s also on sale in white and woodland green.
Made from buttery-smooth leather and just the right size to keep your essentials close at hand.
Our kitchen and dining writer Emma Wartzman says this bamboo cutting board is the ideal size: “big enough to carve a chicken or chop long vegetables,” but not so heavy that washing becomes cumbersome. It also has a small slot to prop up your phone, which “truly comes in handy for looking at recipes and for FaceTiming while cooking.”
For a limited time, Society6 is offering 30 percent off select apparel, bags, tech accessories, and furniture items. A good deal even at full price, this folding stool is an easy way to add extra seating to your entryway or living room.
Speaking of warm weather, Ban.do’s Spring Into Things sale is in full swing, with discounts of as much as 50 percent on full-price spring apparel, accessories, and more. These crew socks made by Hansel from Basel — a favorite brand of several stylish women we’ve spoken to — would look especially sweet styled with a pair of loafers.
Just about any kid should go bananas for this monkey-themed comforter.
If you’ve resolved to cut back on electricity after last month’s bill, this (refurbished) smart thermostat from Google Nest can help you do just that. The Auto-Schedule feature automatically adjusts your indoor temperatures for efficient energy, while Wi-Fi connectivity enables seamless control from your smartphone or tablet.
Today only, this well-reviewed, family-size air fryer is over half off at Best Buy. “I have used this thing every day since I got it,” says one five-star reviewer who’s used it to cook everything from chicken breasts to mozzarella sticks. “I should’ve bought two when it was on sale so I could cook twice as much.”
Sustainability-focused womenswear brand DÔEN is taking up to 40 percent off select styles as part of its Spring Forward sale. The brand’s on-sale offerings are admittedly still pricey, but for good reason: This springy puff-sleeve dress, for example, is made from 100-percent ethically sourced organic cotton in a carbon-neutral facility.
Best worn while riding a bike along the Italian seaside. (Though Coney Island will suffice.)
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