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21 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From J.Crew to LEGO

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There are a lot of Strategist best sellers for this week’s smorgasbord o’ deals, including our favorite turtleneck and the snail mucin that was the top-selling product among our readers this October Prime Day. If you’re trying to get some holiday shopping done extra early, I found toys from LEGO, Magic Mixies, and Bluey on sale. But if you’re doing some self-gifting, I suggest heading over to Everlane — where everything is 25 percent off all weekend long — or to Butter London, where we have an exclusive discount code just for our readers. As always, make sure to sign up for our email newsletter for even more sales coverage — including five extra deals every Friday selected by yours truly.

J.Crew’s tissue turtleneck is one of those brand staples that actually lives up to the hype. Employees told us they recommend waiting for a sale to stock up — and right now it’s over 50 percent off and available in seven colors.

Here’s an exclusive discount just for our readers: Use the code STRATEGIST to take 30 percent off sitewide at Butter London. I’d stock up in the nail-polish section, where Rio’s Dior Nail Glow dupe is just under $13.

This soft matte lipstick, which was already on sale, is even further discounted with our code. Makeup artist Amanda Shackleton told us this formula lives up to its brand name. “It feels like butter going on,” she says.

Everlane is having a sitewide sale, and everything is 25 percent off through Sunday night (no code needed). We named the brand’s Relaxed Oxford Shirt, with a slightly oversize fit, our best (less expensive) white button-down for women.

Another pick from our best-in-class guides are these pull-on work pants. “I didn’t feel like I was wearing ‘work pants’ at all,” says our writer Ambar Pardilla, “and the best part about the fabric is that it doesn’t really wrinkle.”

And here’s a cuddly hoodie (woven from recycled cotton and polyester) that’s available in four colors.

A surprisingly sleek fitted puffer jacket — that also repels water — for just $100.

This plaid wool bandana is quite fetching for fall.

A netted tote to make your trip to Whole Foods feel a little more European.

This set of marble-and-brass coasters are perfect for Halloween, but they’ll look nice the rest of the year, too.

Here’s very lovely gift for the host who loves to carefully arrange charcuterie boards.

I found several beauty staples for half off at SkinStore, including the affordable chemical exfoliant from Rio’s Google Doc. “It’s a light but effective exfoliant that smells great and gives great smoothing and brightening results,” she writes.

This “intoxicating” multipurpose oil from French drugstore brand Nuxe can be used as a post-shower body moisturizer for baby-soft skin, as a bath oil, and even to tame eyebrows and flyaways, according to Strategist contributor Sadie Stein.

These wireless headphones use bone-conduction technology, which means that only the wearer can hear what’s being played without totally blocking out the noise of oncoming traffic.

Though I’ve had quite enough Amazon this week, I’d be remiss not to mention some products that are still at October Prime Day prices — starting with CosRx’s hyped snail mucin essence, which was the most popular product with Strategist readers during the sale.

Another top seller was Bissell’s Little Green carpet cleaner, which is only 11 percent off currently — but I did spot this very similar version for just $103.

Plenty of toys are still on sale, like this pack of four Bluey figures and accessories, which includes a convertible to roll them around in.

We’ve noted that Magic Mixies toys always sell out during gifting season, so now’s a good time to get one that’s in stock — and at a hefty discount. This misting cauldron comes with powders and potions that bubble, change color, and steam, as well as a light-up magic wand to help you perform spells to summon a Mixie plushie.

This 588-piece LEGO kit would make an excellent holiday gift for the Super Mario enthusiast who wants to build their own race course.

And for the Disney-princess fan, this kit includes three dolls and three buildable play sets featuring Merida, Aurora, and Tiana.

For those who love modern design (or simply have have minimal floorspace), this cool-person-approved bookshelf is a must-have. It’s just under 16 inches wide, and it has nine shelves, all of which rotate, so you can swing them out to create a more dynamic look.

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.

21 Things on Sale You’ll Want to Buy: From J.Crew to LEGO