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In our end-of-the-week sales-bin sweep, we truly found a little bit of everything. There are plenty of deals on in-season and early fall clothes, back-to-school essentials, décor for a home refresh, and baby-registry favorites. We even secured some Strategist-exclusive deals just for our readers. And if that’s not enough, you can always get deals sent straight to your inbox by signing up for our email newsletter.)
Everlane’s “Priced Like It’s 2019” sale is ongoing, and lots of basics are still available at pre-pandemic prices — like these leather sneakers that are under $70.
At this price, you can stock up on these cotton tees as writer Rumaan Alam has. (He owns 12.) “They’re not close-fitting in a way that a feminine shirt would be, but they’re not baggy in the way that an athletic-y shirt might be,” he says. “Part of what’s key is that they don’t go down too long — I’m short, and these land just below the waist.”
We’ve also heard great things about Everlane’s stretch denim, with one editor calling them “the most comfortable I’ve ever owned.”
This pair of women’s jeans is also on sale and is another Strategist favorite. Senior writer Liza Corsillo says, “I like that the waist actually hits me at my waist and curves in, so I never get that little gap in the back. I also love the length.”
Pair them with this perfect-length tee and a blazer for your next day in the office.
This very giftable set of olive oil is currently 15 percent off for Strategist readers using code STRATEGIST15.
Another Strategist-exclusive deal: Our readers get to take 25 percent of Great Jones ceramics using code STRAT25. This set of mixing bowls is not only functional but would look stunning on open shelving.
This mini eight-inch baking dish is also part of the sale. It’s the perfect size for a potluck dessert — like that zucchini crisp that’s been going around on TikTok.
While these might not be on the teacher’s official list, your tween will be happy to start the year with this scented set of rainbow pens.
And your college student will be thrilled to have these top-of-the-line noise-canceling headphones when they head back to campus. Our former tech writer tested them while construction was happening outside his house “and I was able to completely block out sounds of concrete being ripped apart and cement trucks and bulldozers crunching gravel,” he says, so they should hold up to dorm parties and noisy dining halls.
You can currently take $20 off our favorite indoor garden. It comes highly recommended, and in our testing, we found it checks all the boxes: It’s compact, comes in a range of sizes, contains a pump and fertilizer, and produces a prodigious quantity of herbs.
Get this weekender tote just in time for your Labor Day weekend travels.
J.Crew’s having a sale on sale, too: With code SHOPSALE, you can take 70 percent off select sale merchandise, bringing this smocked linen dress down to just $22.
Strategist writer and outdoor expert Jeremy Rellosa recently wrote about his favorite hiking gear, which includes a headlamp. For your next excursion, we found this one for under $15 that promises to illuminate even the darkest trails.
This weekend only, Anthropologie is taking 20 percent off candles, vases, and planters. Here, not only are you getting Capri Blue’s best-selling volcano scent, but it doubles as décor in this stunning pink capiz vessel.
Mushroom décor is still very much a thing, and we love this glass stem vase for dipping your toe in the trend.
For something more classic, we spotted this Grecian-bust candle. If you start lighting it now, by Halloween, you’ll have a haunting melted face to put on display.
This Patagonia fleece pullover will be so cozy on brisk mornings and on cool summer evenings when they (hopefully) return.
From Courtney Klein’s baby Google doc that’s been passed around to 40 of her friends, we found her favorite electric breast pump for 20 percent off at Buy Buy Baby during their biggest sale of the year. “It works great and runs off of a rechargeable battery, so you’re not forced to be near an outlet,” she says.
Finally, this car seat, which we named the best midrange all-in-one car seat for kids, is also on sale. It’s suitable for use for babies starting at four pounds (with a 50-pound rear-facing limit) and up to 120 pounds in the booster mode. It also has a six-position recline, a feature that Jennifer LaBracio, gear editor at Babylist, especially likes.
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