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22 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Arc’teryx to Baggu

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After spending the week covering the best on-sale warm things, I’ve somehow found even more discounted parkas, fleece pants, and throw blankets to keep you toasty as this next cold front comes in. Plus, several Strategist-approved bag brands — Baggu, Dagne Dover, and Mansur Gavriel — are having excellent warehouse sales if you’d like to zhuzh up your accessories. And 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.


Keep your entryway mud-free with Shark’s sanitizing mop, which uses targeted steam and rotating pads to quickly remove caked-on debris.

If the winter chill has your skin feeling dull, this brightening vitamin C serum from K-beauty brand Seoul Ceuticals has been a best seller among Strategist readers for years. It’s just $13 today when you apply the on-site coupon.

This inexpensive bidet attachment can be installed without the help of a plumber, has a control dial to adjust the dual nozzles, and, thanks to the power of Amazon Prime, will be at your doorstep in just a few days.

One of our best body-hair trimmers is 20 percent off. It comes in three colors and is cordless, waterproof, and has a 90-minute battery life, which will definitely give you enough time to spruce up your entire body.

If, like us, you’re already a fan of Verb’s Ghost lightweight and sulfate-free shampoo, you’ll be delighted to know that the 32-ounce value size is 20 percent off at Amazon and Sephora.

As is the brand’s conditioner, which we named our best overall pick. Strategist managing editor Kelsie Schrader depends on it to keep her curls shiny, soft, and defined.

We were surprised to find a YSL lip balm for 30 percent off in three colors: nude, warm rose, and pale pink.


In addition to being one of our favorite suction toys, Dame’s Aer is also an effective treatment for mastitis, according to Strategist contributor Jo Zasloff. It’s 20 percent off with the code VDAY20.

This past week, we’ve noticed that Strategist readers can’t stop buying Patagonia — which makes sense given both the arctic freeze and the sheer volume of past-season colors that are 40 percent off right now. If you’re looking for a fleece that’s warm but not super heavy duty, this half-zip is your best best.

Patagonia Women’s Houdini Jacket
From $65
From $65

This lightweight, packable Houdini jacket does a surprisingly good job at keeping the wind out.

These fleece joggers are great as an additional warming layer under ski pants.

Arc’teryx outerwear is usually a bit out of our price range, but this deal makes it much more manageable.

For the kids, Primary is offering up to 60 percent off across its site. This (very timely) heart-print parka comes in sizes 2 through 12. (There’s also a solid color option, but sizing and color availability is limited.)

Here’s a fluffy fleece to make your baby even more cuddly. I like this eye-catching raspberry shade, but it also comes in more neutral tones like navy blue and ivory.

And a recycled-fleece throw you and your littles can cuddle under together.

A slightly stretchy beanie that comes in nine colors, now half-off.

For adult-size heads, a made-in-Japan fisherman beanie that comes in 10 colors.

Baggu’s warehouse sale began yesterday. While most bags are only offered in a few seasonal colors, the brand’s boat tote is on sale in all colors, from black to the summery daisy print pictured here.

And if you don’t need another tote in your repertoire, Baggu’s mismatched quilts are also quite nice-looking. (Plus, orders over $75 are an extra 10 percent off, making this $88 when you add to cart.)

Dagne Dover’s sling bag is excellent for both commuting and going to the dog park. It’s covered in loops to attach a carabiner with house keys or poop bags, and there’s an interior mesh pockets to stash dog toys and treats.

Mansur Gavriel’s most recognizable purse, the Bucket Bag, is $200 off in this lovely sand color.

If you wish you had a fireplace right about now, here’s a compelling dupe from D.S. & Durga.

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22 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Arc’teryx to Baggu