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22 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Madewell to Olaplex

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We’re entering a long weekend, and that means a deluge of incredible sales. I’m happy to report that several of our favorite retailers — like Madewell, Anthropologie, and Dermstore — are offering truly excellent discounts. It also wouldn’t be a holiday weekend without mattress sales — and we’ve got our eye on Casper, where all mattresses are 20 percent off. Scroll on to see the best of the best, and as always, make sure to sign up for our email newsletter for even more sales coverage.

Already-on-sale items at Madewell are an extra 50 to 70 percent off with the code GOODMOOD — making these dark-wash flare jeans just $30.

Can’t argue with sparkly claw clips for $3.

This doodad turns your regular TV into a smart one for just $35.

And this wheeled under-sink caddy can hold up to 30 pounds of cleaning supplies.

Journalist Camper English suggests ZeroWater’s water-filtering pitcher, which effectively reduces mineral content.

If you still haven’t joined the bidet brigade, this easy-to-install attachment from Strategist-approved brand BioBidet is $44 today.

Anna Harasim, owner of Anna’s Cleaning Service NY, recommended this Kenmore vacuum to us. “You can reach behind the couches and corners, and the bags are not too expensive,” she says, and all the attachments are stored in the vacuum cleaner.


All Casper mattresses are 20 percent off through the weekend, including our top pick for side sleepers. Former Strategist senior editor Margaret Rhodes said that “collapsing into it at the end of the day feels like a reward.”

Mood rings, but for your ears.

If you’re looking to build a more robust skin-care routine, dermatologist Michele Green says this alcohol-free toner is great at getting rid of any dirt or residue that your cleanser may have missed. Calendula extract soothes skin, while burdock root extract helps to moisturize.

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It’s time to retire your sweatpants that have a hole or two (or five). Luckily, I spotted these Ugg joggers for 40 percent off at Nordstrom — the last time they were this cheap was last January.

Here’s a North Face hoodie that’s polished enough to wear on a Zoom call.

This unisex fragrance was inspired by “forest bathing” to create a scent that boosts the parasympathetic nervous system. It has notes of vetiver, cedarwood, benzoin, pine, patchouli, and bergamot.

For the long weekend, Anthropologie is offering up to 70 percent off thousands of products. Here are some excellent tortoiseshell sunglasses from Le Specs for a ’90s-inspired look.

Bloomingdale’s is having a flash sale this weekend — and a selection of sale items are an extra 40 percent off. The sale includes this cashmere sweater from the store’s in-house line, which is available in 13 colors.

Already-on-sale products at Dermstore are an extra 10 percent off with the code EXTRA10. Olaplex’s products have been recommended to us countless times by stylists and hair experts — making this four-piece set the perfect way to try all its offerings before fully committing.

Earlier this week, Zappos added a lot of excellent winter shoes — that will still be nice come spring — to its sale section. These all-weather Chelsea boots from Keen will keep your feet warm and stylish.

These adorable puddle stompers are available in kid sizes 1 to 6.

The perfect winter fleece for a dinosaur-obsessed elementary-schooler.

The entirety of Uniqlo’s winter collection with Italian fashion house Marni has been put on sale. This persimmon-colored puffer coat is only $100.

Strategist writer Lauren Ro just purchased this vest, which she says is “nice and lightweight” and fits true to the model’s sizing.

In case you didn’t spot this statusy pepper mill in this week’s Don’t Dillydally, allow me to acquaint you. This is the latest release from HexClad — and while isn’t the same model we reported on last month, it has a lot of similar features.

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22 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Madewell to Olaplex