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23 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Banana Republic to Bissell

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Everything in this end-of-week roundup is on sale and under $100. I found a lot of great deals on women’s apparel and accessories, like Columbia snow boots, $10 rings from Free People, and a fringed cardigan for those who have been listening to “Texas Hold ’Em” on repeat. Nordstrom also has some really cute kids’ clothing on sale right now, so don’t sleep on that. Speaking of stuff for your little ones, Amazon’s “baby deals” event isn’t over until the end of the month, and I spotted plenty of on-sale gear like a white-noise machine and a bottle-drying rack. 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.

In more shoes-on-sale news, these heavy-duty (but not too clunky) snow boots are half off.

It’s been a while since we’ve seen this Strategist best seller on sale and under $100. You’ll get our best portable steam cleaner, three cleaning tools, and a spot treatment — all with a one-year warranty.

Lucid makes some of our favorite inexpensive mattress toppers. This one features three-inch-thick memory foam that has a ventilated design for increased breathability.

While this sound machine isn’t specifically designed for babies, it is our top pick to soothe your little one continuously throughout the night. There are six sounds: white noise, thunder, ocean, rain, summer night, and brook.

An impossibly cute baby-bottle drying rack (that you can use for other dishes, too).

From $23 for 3

And here’s a trio of four-ounce bottles to go with.

This outdoor version of Jenga — that stacks to over four feet tall — is a must-have for when spring hits. Or play it indoors on a carpeted floor for hours of fun.


For another rainy-day activity, the Amazon Fire 7 table for kids is $40 off. It comes with a protective case and built-in stand, a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+, 32 GB of internal storage, a parent dashboard, and a two-year replacement guarantee.

If you’re counting down the days until spring break, here’s a suitcase you’ll easily spot on the luggage carousel (but won’t feel so bad when the baggage handlers throw it around).


Use the code CELEBRATE to take up to 30 percent off at SkinStore. To banish blackheads, begin by applying Rio’s favorite BHA serum

$21 at Skinstore
with code: SS15

… and follow that up with this non-irritating cleansing oil that gently dislodges all makeup, dead skin cells, and debris.

Fade hyperpigmentation with this brightening vitamin-C serum (that one Strategist staffer says is a convincing dupe of the $182 SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF).

Our best black work pants for women (that come in five other colors) are $43 at checkout. They feel like glorified sweatpants — though you’d never know by looking at them — according to our fashion writer, who owns five pairs.

Plenty of transitional coats, sweaters, and shackets are on sale at Nordstrom. Wear this fringed cardigan if you’d like to put out yeehaw vibes without going full cowboy hat.

We also noticed some nice kids’ clothing on sale. These appliquéd tees shake out to just under $9 apiece.

And here’s a fun colorblocked jacket to ride out the rest of winter.

I’m eyeing this lightweight denim jacket that’s nearly half off.

Pair said jacket with this matching tote for a different kind of Canadian tuxedo.

Free People’s sale section is a little lacking in the apparel department, but I did find some nice accessories — like these cushy socks that are 45 percent off.

This $10 ring still has all birthstones in stock, but don’t dillydally.

Bergdorf Goodman is offering an extra 20 percent off already-discounted designer apparel and accessories. This baseball cap, which the brand designed in collaboration with Phillip Lim, is nearly 70 percent off.

Speaking of designer collabs, we like this floral — for spring! — bralette from Hanky Panky’s collection with Prabal Gurung.

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.

23 Things on Sale to Buy: From Banana Republic to Bissell