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In today’s end-of-week sales sweep, we found lots of deep discounts on warm-weather upgrades for your home, wardrobe, and makeup bag. There’s an “extra-hydrating” yet quick-to-absorb body moisturizer, a cast-iron cocotte that’s sized for sides, and some ’70s-inspired platform boots that (surprisingly) don’t skimp on comfort.
Good American is taking 25 percent off sitewide (including its latest swimwear line) with code SAVE25, along with an extra 40 percent off sale items. I’m particularly intrigued by this long-sleeved swim top, which prevents sunburn without sacrificing style.
Pair it with these now under-$20 cheeky swim bottoms, which are still in stock in sizes XS to 5XL.
There’s no better time to trade your sweatpants for sweatshorts than when the latter is 70 percent off.
This little ceramic watering can is attractive enough to double as décor when not in use.
One of my favorite recent reads (and an excellent gift for anyone interested in interior design or architecture), this book by journalist Emily Anthes is all about the physical and psychological impacts of indoor spaces, from homes to schools to prisons.
If you’re trying to cut back on single-use plastic, these dog-poop bags are made entirely from recycled materials. Because they never rip or leak, they’re a favorite of mine for scooping cat litter.
And with squalane, cocoa butter, and shea butter, this celebrity-favorite body moisturizer is extra-hydrating yet quick to absorb. That’s according to dermatologist Dr. Ranella Hirsch, who says it’s also “impressively not greasy considering all the rich ingredients.”
Some wall art that is (blessedly) a far cry from that Matisse print.
Former Strategist writer Hilary Reid likes that this Hay duvet cover’s white stripes aren’t pure white — “more like a very light, almost-blue-safe green” — and that the blue is a “lovely shade of periwinkle, which looks as elegant and subdued as it does beachy.” Plus, she reports, the cotton material is “soft and cool” and doesn’t get too wrinkly, either. For a limited time, it’s 15 percent off (along with lots of other full-price items) at checkout.
Also on sale at HAY, a design-y electric juicer you’ll want to leave out on the counter.
Everything is 25 percent off at Steve Madden with code AFTERPAYDAY, including these very ’90s-meets-’70s platform boots. They have a square toe, block heel, and cushioned footbed for extra comfort.
If you’re in charge of bringing the sides on Easter Sunday, this Staub cocotte is the perfect size for simmering chickpeas or steaming green beans.
Select baby bedding and sleepwear is up to 50 percent off over at Parachute, including this sunny onesie made from organic cotton.
Finally, it’s still a lot to drop at once, but this top-rated TV from TCL is 40 percent off — or $330 cheaper than usual — for a limited time. It has a 4K (2160p) resolution display and a built-in Google Assistant, and comes with a voice-control-enabeled remote.
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