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    20 Kids’ Halloween Costumes, Vetted 20 Different Ways“My rule is always that when the idea for a costume is ridiculous it really needs to be very obviously ridiculous.”
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    Ottessa Moshfegh’s Favorite J.Crew Pajamas Are 50 Percent Off Right NowPlus they look like the ones Daniel Day-Lewis wore in Phantom Thread.
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    16 Baby Halloween Costumes, Vetted 16 Different Ways“I cannot fully do justice to just how hilarious and cute it was to watch a tiny little hot dog toddle down the street.”
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    The Very Best ShapewearSpanx isn’t the only option (but it’s a favorite for a reason).
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    What Are the Best Black Flats Under $200?Including a pair of Nikes reminiscent of Maison Margiela’s Tabis.
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  7. don’t dillydally
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    The 9 Very Best Weekend BagsDuffels, mini-suitcases, and backpacks for a quick weekend jaunt.
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    The 17 Very Best Shoe OrganizersIncluding a shoe cabinet that has survived four apartments.
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    This Ultrahydrating, Flake-Fighting Moisturizer Is Now 20 Percent OffIt’s luxuriously rich but doesn’t feel greasy.
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    The 27 Very Best MascarasIncluding lengthening, volumizing, cruelty-free, and waterproof options.
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    The Very Best Workout Shoes for WomenIncluding a $25 pair of sneakers that you can wear outside of the gym too.
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    21 Very Timely Halloween Costume IdeasEasy, creative, not-too-hokey ways to channel 2022’s most memorable moments.
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    Levi’s ‘Goldilocks of Jeans’ Are Half Off at NordstromThe perfect pair of jeans do exist — and they’re on sale.
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    The Very Best Men’s Oxford ShirtsAn oxford shirt isn’t just your average button-down.
  18. recommended by experts
    The Best Halloween Makeup for Your Face, According to Makeup ArtistsIncluding everything you’ll need to channel Stranger Things’ Vecna or smoky-eyed Robert Pattinson as the Batman.
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    The Very Best Mattress ToppersTo turn your too-firm or too-soft mattress into one that is just right.
  20. deal of the day
    Universal Standard’s Seine Jeans Are $20 Off (for Strategist Readers Only)The beloved high-rise skinnies are well fitting on all shapes and sizes.
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    If It Weren’t for This ‘Earthquake Fastener,’ I’d Knock Over All My BreakablesThe mysterious clear goo is incredibly strong, yet also so easy to remove.
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    The 16 Very Best BrasOne pick will “take you from perpetually petrified of popping out to secure, spillage-free, and slumberous.”
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    The 17 Very Best Drawer OrganizersYour silverware deserves better.
  24. gifts they might actually want
    A Gift for Every Type of Best FriendWhether they can’t sit still, always have room for dessert, or obsess over skin care.
  25. deal of the day
    These Rarely on Sale, Fall-Ready Docs Are Now 40 Percent OffFor under $100, you too could look like a member of the Clash.
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    The 15 Very Best Body Lotions for Dry SkinIncluding everyday options, lotions for dry sensitive skin, and products to specifically treat inflamed dry skin and dryness caused by eczema.
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    The 12 Very Best Loafers for WomenIncluding a pair that looks like Celine for a tenth of the price.
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    The 8 Very Best Plus-Size Black Work Pants for WomenTo last you through your 9–5 (and beyond).
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    The 13 Very Best Dish RacksNo more soggy countertops.
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    The Very Best Waterproofers for Shoes and BootsFrom the “the crème de la crème of shoe care” to the wax that will “weatherproof the hell out of those Blundstones.”
  31. deal of the day
    Patagonia’s Much-Beloved Baggies Are on Sale for Just $45It’s actually a New York inside joke that we write about these shorts a lot.
  32. this thing’s incredible
    I Can Actually See Clearly Now Thanks to This Glasses-Cleaning SprayIt’s the only one I’ve tried that obliterates forehead oil, mascara, and other goop and leaves me with crystal-clear lenses.
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    The 12 Very Best Black Work Pants for WomenWe asked women who practically live in black pants during the work week to help us find the best pairs.
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    The 10 Very Best Toasters“It’s the toaster for toast people.”
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    The 9 Very Best Electric ToothbrushesIncluding rotating, oscillating, and sonic toothbrushes.
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    The 12 Very Best Silk Pajamas for WomenOne pick is the silk version of the shirt Nicole Kidman wears in Eyes Wide Shut.
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    The 9 Very Best Vacuums for Pet HairEven though your pet is covered in fur, your home doesn’t need to be.
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    The 10 Very Best Lunch Boxes and Lunch GearYour Pinterest-level lunch will stay fresh until it’s time to chow down
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    The 11 Very Best Jewelry OrganizersPut your pearls in their place.
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    The 12 Very Best Storage BinsPro tip: Organize your clear containers ROYGBIV-style.
  42. strategist hive mind
    71 Summer Shopping TipsAn accumulation of proclamations and well-sourced recommendations from the Strategist staff.
  43. deal of the day
    Bissell’s Stain-Killing Little Green Carpet Cleaner Is Now Over 30 Percent OffIt’ll come in handy if you’re always scoping Facebook Marketplace or have a lot of pet messes to deal with.
  44. best in class
    The 18 Very Best Bathrobes for Women“The stripes make me feel like I’m about to walk out onto my private veranda somewhere in the Riviera.”
  45. best in class
    The 10 Very Best Houseplant FertilizersFrom all-purpose organics to the seaweed-based fertilizer that carnivorous plants love.
  46. this thing’s incredible
    These (Better Than Chanel) $7 Liners Are Like Gel Crayons for My EyesThey’re super-pigmented, easy to use, and cheap enough to buy in bulk.
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    The Very Best Curling IronsIncluding one that’s “like Apple AirPods in the curling-iron niche.”
  48. best in class
    The 9 Very Best Kitchen Trash CansNo more wasted space for your waste.
  49. painless shopping
    41 Wedding-Guest Dresses for Every Type of WeddingStarting at $25.
  50. deal of the day
    This Ultraflattering Everlane One-piece Swimsuit Is Now Just $35Wait until you see the back.
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