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.
Though we’re in a heatwave across most of the country, the sales are getting autumnal: J.Crew has a lot of fall styles for up to half-off, and Ban.do is having a sale on some adorable home office décor. There are even the last of the Labor Day leftovers at Buffy and Tushy, which end both this weekend. I also noticed that there are hundreds of Strategist-beloved skin-care staples on sale this weekend, too. If you want even more of where this came from, make sure to sign up for our newsletter for five more deals every Friday (including subscriber-only discounts).
If your phone has been dying quicker than usual, thanks to your commute, consider picking up this mini iPhone charger with a built-in lightning cable. It comes in five colors, all of which are $24 when you apply the on-site coupon; the only exception is black, which is a little bit cheaper at $23.
A cute gift for the Squishmallow devotee.
Though the listing price varies from $150 to $200 depending on the retailer, you’re still saving at least $50 on this very handsome-looking burr grinder.
Cooler weather is on the horizon, so I’d suggest purchasing Buffy’s down-alternative comforter that one former Strategist writer called “tremendously soft, light, and cool to the touch, and sleeping beneath it, you feel nestled in an airy but cozy canopy.”
Most of the stuff on sale at Target is back-to-school gear, but I did see some cute home décor deals too — like these stamped coasters.
Here’s a half-off faux-fur throw with an intriguing stripey texture. It’s on sale in cream, gray, and pink.
And a woven fleece option for going full Halloween mode.
Select products to revamp your beauty routine are 25 percent off at SkinStore with the code REFRESH. This is one of our best all-around scalp scrubs, as it works on all hair types to cleanse your hair while exfoliating your scalp with sweet almond oil and sea salt.
I found the Exercise Dress for even cheaper at Shopbop in this light blue shade (though it has a more limited size range).
Autumn styles are up to 50 percent off at J.Crew right now. Here’s a striped rugby shirt for an office-to-cocktails moment …
… and a solid choice for playing it casual. (Or layering graphic tees over.)
The kids’ sale section is small but has some very cute things, as well as more practical options like sock multipacks.
This Eberjey–like pajama set is available in classic hues like navy blue and black, but there’s also a vibrant green and a light purple if you’d like to branch out.
For $18 more, you can get the equally nice (and equally easy to install, though you will need access to a sink) Spa bidet, which sprays both cool and warm water.
To end today’s sales roundup on a high note, here’s a $5 bookmark shaped like a fish. (And if that doesn’t appeal, the other designs include a hot dog, banana, rubber chicken, mushroom, spaghetti, sock, and rainbow.
The Strategist is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Some of our latest conquests include the best acne treatments, rolling luggage, pillows for side sleepers, natural anxiety remedies, and bath towels. We update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.