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11 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From iRobot to Sorel

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Though the weather is starting to warm up, now is a very good time to buy winter shoes across the internet’s sales bins: There’s a bunch of Sorel boots and booties on extra discount at Backcountry and some fleece-lined corduroy Vans at Madewell. Plus, if you’re in the mood to get a head start on spring cleaning, one of our favorite Wi-Fi iRobot vacuum cleaners is on sale, as well as a top-rated set of pots and pans, should you want to upgrade your kitchen, too.

If you’re ready to retire your winter boots but don’t want your toes to freeze, these limited-edition fleece-lined slip-ons are 20 percent off.

Backcountry’s huge winter sale is still happening, with ultrawarm boots and jackets as much as 50 percent off. And right now, Sorel boots are an extra 10 percent off (with the discount taken in the cart), including this waterproof, fleece-lined pair for men.

Fluffier than Uggs (and with better traction), these slip-on booties are perfect for icy mornings — or for running errands in subzero temperatures.

These boots are similar in style to a classic duck boot but with a bit more heft, thanks to the faux-fur lining. One reviewer said that the tread can “grip even the slickest of surfaces.” And while they might not get used again until next November, you’ll be glad to have them on hand (especially at this price).

This T-fal pan takes the guesswork out of preheating, since the ring around the center turns solid red once it’s hot enough for frying.

If that thermo-spot indicator is enticing, you can get this 17-piece T-fal set. Everything is titanium-reinforced, scratch-resistant, nonstick, even dishwasher-safe, so cleanup will be a breeze.


If you’re ready for some pre-spring cleaning, this Wi-Fi controlled vacuum works on both carpet and hardwood floors, and captures 99 percent of all allergens, pollen, and particles. We’ve written about this robot vacuum in the past, and former Strategist writer Lori Keong described its cleaning as systematic, “moving back and forth in a grid pattern so that it doesn’t miss much, and without bumping into furniture too often.”

Despite the celestial packaging, this eye shadow palette from Smashbox is surprisingly neutral, with lots of warmish shades for a no-makeup-but-still-sunkissed look — all for just $27.

With a 15-inch laptop sleeve and and external pockets for water bottles, this half-off Marmot backpack is ideal for hiking and commuting alike.

From the Outnet’s reliably good sales bin comes this half-off purse from See by Chloé, in a cheery, bubble-gum pink.

Finally, for a quick bedroom refresh from winter to spring, swap in this gauzy duvet set made from the same supersoft cotton as Splendid’s T-shirts.

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11 Things on Sale You’ll Want to Buy: From iRobot to Sorel