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22 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Catbird to Sheertex

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We’re kicking off this sales roundup with two Strategist-exclusive deals, including the only meat thermometer in the Strategist Kitchen 100 and the entirety of the Six Bells’ newly launched holiday shop. Plus a (rare) sitewide sale at Food52, cold-weather gear on sale at Madewell and Topo Designs, and a smattering of Christmas decorations for those who have already packed away their Halloween cobwebs. As always, make sure to sign up for our email newsletter for even more sales coverage — including five extra deals each Friday hand-selected by yours truly.


Through Sunday, the Thermapen One meat thermometer is 30 percent off with the code STRAT30. We’ve dubbed it the Ferrari of meat thermometers, as it gives you a near-instant temperature reading that’s accurate within half a degree even after several years of use (and it’s a great gift for the serious home cook, or the one who’s always afraid of undercooking chicken).

The Six Bells — Audrey Gelman’s “country store” in Cobble Hill — is offering 20 percent off its holiday shop with the code STRATBELLS through November 8. The brand recently launched a line of coffee blends brewed in collaboration with Winchell Mountain Coffee Roasters, which are packaged in bags decorated with pastoral illustrations and have notes of orange, honey, and molasses.

Orders over $150 score free shipping, making it a good time to spring for this heirloom-quality patchwork quilt.

Food52 is holding a very rare sitewide sale; just enter the code SAVENOW at checkout and take 25 percent off everything. I’m obsessed with this elegant glass trinket holder, which we named our best jewelry dish.

A very dapper corkscrew. (He would also make an excellent gift.)

Christmas décor has flooded Food52’s site, and I’m enamored with the brand’s collection of linens printed with archival patterns by textile designer Marguerita Mergentime.

To round out the holiday cheer, behold one of our favorite artificial Christmas trees for half off.

If you’re sticking with a real tree, here’s a fairly inexpensive robot vacuum to battle pine-needle droppings.


SkinStore is having a Singles’ Day sale, and thousands of products are up to 50 percent off through November 11. When I told my editor that Embryolisse was on sale, she gasped (and told me she plans to stock up).

$22 at Skinstore
with code: JOY

Coats and boots are 25 percent off at Madewell with the code COOLDAYS — including this handsome wool coat that’s woven out of recycled Italian wool and a smidge of cashmere.

The discount applies to already-on-sale pieces, making these gorgeous clompers $86 off.


All of Catbird’s made-to-order jewelry is 20 percent off through Sunday night, including the 14-karat gold signet ring our fashion writer never takes off.

For future Sandy Liang fanatics.

If Tuesday’s assortment of solid-colored kids’ socks didn’t spark joy, perhaps this patterned set will.

And some simple, affordable dress socks. These come in black, navy blue, and gray.

Though it seems like Sheertex is always having a sale these days, $30 is a good deal for the brand’s no-rip tights.

Cozy items are on sale at Urban Outfitters through tomorrow night, so don’t dillydally. You can’t go wrong with a no-nonsense Champion crewneck — this one comes in seven colors.

You can find some nice outerwear and travel bags for up to 60 percent off at Topo Designs right now. Here’s a 100 percent recycled-polyester fleece pullover with lots of pockets that comes in five colors (though some sizes are sold out in specific colorways).

This half-off backpack is ideal for someone who wants an everyday back that they can also take on a hike or camping trip. It’s woven from an extra-durable ballistic weave and features a 15-inch laptop sleeve, zippered outer pouches, and easy-access side pockets.

For something smaller (and more colorful), I’m loving this waist pack, which comes in four designs.

Hay is offering 20 percent off sitewide, no code needed. (Design Within Reach is price matching.) Strategist contributor Chloe Anello loves this Kindercore portable lamp. “As soon as I saw this Hay lamp (on sale, too), I bought it immediately: It is functional, attractive, and affordable,” she writes.

Sale items are an additional 20 percent off with the code EXTRA20, making this embroidered linen apron from the brand’s collaboration with Laila Gohar just $36.

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22 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Catbird to Sheertex