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22 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Our Place to Outdoor Voices

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For our end-of-week sales-bin sweep, we’re bringing you a salad bar of on-sale goodies, from cushy sneakers to a Le Creuset dupe. We’d also like to mention that several Strategist-approved brands are having site-wide sales this weekend, including Our Place and Brooklinen, and there are lots of wardrobe basics over in Target’s clearance section. As always, make sure to sign up for our email newsletter for even more sales coverage.

Several Strategist staffers own and swear by Our Place’s coveted Always Pan, which is discounted to just $108 right now. Lani Halliday, the founder and owner of Brutus Bakeshop, told us “the weight, the shape, the size, and the finish are all excellent.”

Their auntie-approved Perfect Pot is also 25 percent off, in case you have any stew-making plans this weekend.

If you’re an exfoliation newbie, this CosRX toner is a great introduction. The formula is gentle on the skin — it contains willow bark water and glycolic acid — and it comes in an easy-to-use spray bottle.

Those with sensitive skin (or a penchant for French pharmacy beauty) will appreciate this dermatologist-approved face mist — especially as cold weather starts to hit.

West Elm’s sale section is very good right now, with loads of décor, bedding, and storage accessories at a deep discount — like these half-off bath mats.

The cutest salt and pepper shakers I’ve ever laid eyes on are just $10.

Outdoor Voices is having a sale where the more you spend, the more you save. Anything over $100 is automatically $25 off, like this very cozy hoodie for these very fuzzy times.

Our favorite exercise dress — ideal for playing tennis, running errands, or just lounging around in style — is also automatically $25 off at checkout. (And if you spend over $150 on your order, it’ll be even cheaper.)

Everlane’s Friends and Family sale is still going strong with 20 percent off just about everyone on their site. That includes these ballet flats made of supersoft Italian leather, which are now $104.

This reliable dupe for Equipment’s silk blouse is even less expensive as part of this sale.

Several men we spoke to during our deep dive into the best apparel from Everlane love their cashmere, with three telling us it makes one of the best men’s cashmere sweaters. This one has “a smooth, clean look that could be worn for many different occasions,” according to Pittsburgh-based streetwear influencer Joe Watkins, who calls it “probably one of the best under-$200 cashmere sweaters.”

Hoka’s Bondi series of sneakers is beloved by everyone from cookbook author Molly Baz to Strategist columnist Chris Black for their chunky, cloud-like soles. For the all-white sneakers purist, this pair is 20 percent off.

For the Adidas die-hards, these runners are 40 percent off at Nordstrom.

Upgrade your underwear drawer with a trio of everyone’s favorite boxer briefs.

There are some very early Black Friday savings in Target’s clearance section, including on this five-quart air fryer. One-tap function buttons make it easy for kids to use, too.

When our team asked grade-schoolers about their favorite clothes for back-to-school season, we found that space-themed apparel was a hit with the younger crowd. These cute PJs really lean into the trend.


Here are some special-occasion-worthy sparkly tights (that would also make a great addition to your child’s Halloween costume).

Non-boring tapered candles are a must-have for your next dinner party. This pack of four is just $5.

This hair-stylist-approved shampoo from Tracee Ellis Ross’s line of hair-care products is incredibly hydrating — especially for curly, coily, and tight-textured hair. It’s 50 percent off just for today.

From $109

Almost everything is 15 percent off for Brooklinen’s surprise sale, which ends this weekend. Strategist writer Latifah Miles calls this plush pillow “the epitome of the airy fluffiness that luxury down pillows are known for.”

Or you could snag our favorite bath towels, which architectural designer Madelynn Ringo calls “more robe than towel … incredible at soaking up water, and the threads are really durable, no snagging.”

A Le Creuset dupe at a fraction of the price. We like this mustard-yellow shade, but it’s also available in four more neutral options — white, black, emerald green, and navy blue.

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22 Things on Sale: From Our Place to Outdoor Voices