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October Prime Day begins next Tuesday, October 10, but there are plenty of other deals to tide us over while we wait. All things Halloween are 50 percent off at Hanna Andersson, and Levi’s is having a sitewide sale that’s the best we’ve seen in a while. SkinStore is offering up to 25 percent off hundreds of our favorite skin-care and hair-care products, including a face cleanser for fading acne scars and a hair serum for silky-smooth strands. And don’t sleep on the clearance section at Urban Outfitters, because already-on-sale items are an additional 50 percent off once you add them to your cart. I’m logging out for the long weekend, but make sure to sign up for our email newsletter for even more sales coverage — including five extra deals every Friday curated by yours truly.
This black cat dress can definitely be worn well past October 31.
A rotating storage container from YouTopia, which can work in the pantry, under the bathroom sink, or as a makeup organizer.
Hailee Steinfeld told us that she purchased these lightweight, wide-rim margarita glasses to wow her guests with her mixology skills. “I feel like it’s such a great gift to give as well,” Steinfeld says of the set — and now, they’re less than $4.50 per glass.
The cult-y Japanese cleansing oil that recently made the Strategist Beauty 100 is nearly half off at both Amazon and Skinstore. It gently removes makeup and happens to be “one of the best products for getting rid of stubborn blackheads,” according to Strategist beauty columnist Rio Viera-Newton.
Christophe Robin’s hair serum can turn crunchy, dehydrated hair silky-smooth. Kathleen Hou, former beauty director at the Cut, says that just a few drops make her hair bouncy and looking as if “it meets its hydration goals on the daily.”
If you aren’t in the Halloween spirit yet, a pumpkin-scented candle should do the trick.
You’ll find plenty of kids’ clothing at Levi’s, too, like these pull-on jeggings for easy morning dressing.
Not only are full-priced items on sale, already-on-sale items are an extra 50 percent off at checkout. You’ll mainly find non-denim clothing here, like this quarter-zip sweatshirt in a (seasonally appropriate) burnt orange.
And everything in Urban Outfitters’ sale section is an extra 40 percent off — heads up that you won’t see the discount until you add to your cart. Most of the sale is clothing, but I did spot one of the JanSport backpacks that have been supremely popular with cool Manhattan teens this school year.
Here’s a Donald Judd–esque coffee table complete with lots of storage. (You will have to pay a $39 shipping fee to deliver furniture, but that’s still a huge discount from the original price.)
Some books are on sale, too, including Elliot Page’s recently released (and highly acclaimed) memoir.
I’m on the hunt for a nice-looking quilt, and this one has definitely made my shortlist. The shams are on sale, too, for $35 apiece.
Everything in West Elm’s clearance section is an additional 15 percent off with the code EXTRA15. If you want sophisticated Halloween décor, look no further than these marbled pumpkin figurines.
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