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23 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Areaware to Dior

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Good news: It’s time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the weekend. The sales that have cropped up today are especially enticing, so I hope you’ve cleared your schedule to indulge in a little retail therapy. Several Strategist-favorite retailers — like Boll & Branch, J.Crew, Susan Alexandra, Urban Outfitters, and Vacation — are having sitewide sales, and Nordstrom just launched its much-anticipated Spring Sale yesterday. Happy bargain hunting, and I’ll see you all next week! (And, as always, make sure to sign up for our email newsletter for even more sales coverage.)

Print photos on the spot with this pocket-size printer that connects to your phone via Bluetooth. It’s available in black, white, and yellow, with yellow being the most on-sale for just $80.

For an instant-film experience, Kodak’s two-in-one camera and photo printer is over half off. The corresponding app allows you to edit photos you’ve taken (either on the camera or with your phone) before printing.

Meal prep will be a breeze with this very on-sale slow cooker from Crock-Pot. The lid and removable stoneware interior are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.

We spotted one of our favorite pairs of sneakers on sale at Amazon, Zappos, and Macy’s today. New York deputy editor Alexis Swerdloff brought them on a trip to Portugal, and found them comfortable even while navigating steep cobblestone streets all day.

Here’s a Strategist-approved wireless bra that offers serious side support. Personal stylist Allie McKenna told us it’s the most comfortable bra she’s ever worn, and that it “shapes me and holds me in properly so that I look and feel my best.”

A supersoft Beyond Yoga racerback tank top is still available in all sizes in classic black.

To complete the ensemble, here are some equally soft pajama pants from Commando. They’re $43 if you buy them in black and $65 if you buy them in olive (pictured here); the latter has more sizes in stock.

Dior’s TikTok-famous lip balm almost never goes on sale, but the entire Addict line is 15 percent off at Nordstrom right now. It’s a favorite of Bella Hadid’s makeup artist, Sam Visser, as well as our own junior writer Brenley Goertzen, who loves how it “intensely hydrates” with one swipe. It’s available in five sheer shades for just a hint of color, as well as clear.

One makeup artist told us this buildable foundation is the “holy grail of foundations for all skin types” and “creates a radiant glow without a greasy finish.”

Several Hugo Boss leather belts that you’ll wear forever are on sale. This one has a dark metal buckle and comes in sizes 32 through 44.

This fuss-free onesie from Magnetic Me has magnets instead of snaps or zippers, making it a great gift for stressed-out new parents.

Select full-price apparel at J.Crew is 40 percent off with the code SPRING through April 6 — including this lightweight button-up from the newly launched spring collection.

Here’s an airy linen shirtdress recommended by our former writer Karen Iorio Adelson that works as a swimsuit cover-up and also for dinners out. It’s $75 in beige (pictured here) and pink, or $89 in olive, French blue, and navy.

Everything — with just a few brand exclusions — is 20 percent off this weekend at Urban Outfitters (updated prices will show up in your cart). If you love pockets, these cargo pants are the one for you.

If you spend a lot of time working, reading, or even just scrolling through Instagram in bed, this back-supportive pillow is a must. It comes in gray, brown, and blue, as well as a shaggy option in turquoise, purple, and pink.

These throw pillow from Areaware are so silly … I’ll take five.

Everything at Boll & Branch is 20 percent off with the code SPRING20 through April 8. This set of long-staple, organic cotton sheets are a must-have for actor Suzanne Somers, who told us they become softer with every wash.

Boll & Branch also makes one of our favorite down pillows, which is filled with triple-washed, responsibly sourced, farm-raised duck-down material and feathers. The pillow has a unique three-chamber design that helps the pillow maintain its fluffiness and structure by keeping the fill in place over time.

And for your pup’s bed, I spotted this pillowlike lounger at Chewy for 25 percent off. It’s available in two patterns (striped and geometric) and two sizes (small and medium).

Vacation — the sun-care brand with a distinctly ’80s-inspired aesthetic you may have spotted on Instagram lately — is offering 20 percent off sitewide this weekend. Our writer Tembe Denton-Hurst included the brand’s oil sunscreen as one of the best, and she says the lightweight formula absorbs quickly and makes her skin look “hydrated and renewed.”

Too traumatized by suntanning with baby oil to consider an oil sunscreen? Try Vacation’s SPF lotion, a cool-person-approved sunscreen that we’ve called a Bain de Soleil Orange Gelée dupe. It’s paraben free, reef-friendly, and incredibly moisturizing thanks to coconut oil, niacinamide, and vitamin E.

Cool-girl-approved brand Susan Alexandra is offering 25 percent off almost everything this weekend (prices will be shown once you add to your cart). This delightful necklace can be customized with up to 13 charms from a selection of over 60 teeny treasures, from Popsicles to pigeons.

Strategist writer Lauren Ro — as well as three of her friends — own a version of this couch, which she says is “super comfy, durable, and, at least in my experience, resistant to stains.”

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23 Things on Sale You’ll Want to Buy: From Areaware to Dior