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18 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Rains to Lulu and Georgia

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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.

In this, our weekly Friday super-roundup, some cozy sweaters and fleece jackets for autumn, expert-approved cat toys, and the Le Creuset teakettle of your cottagecore dreams. Shop all the best discounts here, and sign up for our email newsletter for even more picks.

Danish brand Rains appears several times on our list of the best women’s raincoats. This wallet in the same signature waterproof fabric will protect your cash and cards — and it’s just $20.

Makeup artist Min Min Ma says she often reaches for this Jane Iredale cream blush since it’s “not too oily or dry and gives the right amount of glow.” It’s 20 percent off with the code JANE20 through September 18.

$54

Half cargo pants, half gym shorts — great for answering the door for pizza delivery without putting on outdoor clothes.

This plush oversize hoodie from Outdoor Voices is made for lounging on the couch or chilly early-morning dog walks.

$100

Or, for when temperatures really start to drop, a colorful unisex fleece zip-up.

Our investigation into the best gifts for cats found that feeder toys are an easy way to keep indoor cats active and entertained. One vet recommended this mouse-shaped one to “engage your cat’s inner predator.”

Cat-behavior expert Mikel Delgado suggests getting a wand toy like this one from Jackson Galaxy to both bond with your pet and help it get some exercise at the same time.

Keep your fur babies hydrated with this water fountain equipped with a carbon filter. I bought this on recommendation from my boyfriend’s mom, and my cats love it.

Strategist contributor Laura Perciasepe stacks wardrobe staples on this alternative to the dreaded “clothes chair.” “It holds shirts I wear a lot, the three black dresses I wear again and again to work, and, well, bras,” she says. “Everything gets its own rung.” It’s on sale in a Food52-exclusive gray.

$135

Vince makes some of our favorite wardrobe basics. These 40-percent-off leather sneakers are like work-appropriate slippers.

One of our favorite makeup removers is half off today. It works on even the most stubborn waterproof mascara without tugging the delicate under-eye skin.

And to test out the effectiveness of said remover: a Strategist-approved ultrablack mascara. As someone with incredibly fine eyelashes, I’ve found that this works well even without an eyelash curler — and stays put for hours.

Le Creuset Demi Teakettle
$67
$67

Le Creuset may be known for its Dutch ovens, but we’re enamored with this very cute teakettle that is now 20 percent off in its classic “Marseille” blue.

Alex Mill Sun Sweater
$70
$70

A Breton-stripe pullover from Alex Mill at 41 percent off.

A very giftable (or keepable) cashmere sweater in powder blue.

Ruth Nail Polish
$8
$8

This cruelty-free and nontoxic nail polish is 40 percent off in several colors, including this glittery silver.

Strategist beauty writer Rio Viera-Newton likes this shimmery eye shadow for its “soft, wet crystal effect.”

One of interior designer Cortney Bishop’s favorite rugs for nurseries is 30 percent off. The raised pattern puts “an unexpected twist and texture on a neutral rug,” she says.

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Good Things on Sale: From Rains to Lulu & Georgia