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12 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Parachute to Patagonia

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When we sifted through the internet’s collective sales bins today, we found a couple of breezy, spring dresses and some transitional jackets, along with some very giftable items for mom, whether you want to spend $8 or $80.

A KitchenAid stand mixer is basically the gold standard of stand mixers, and any time one dips into the $200 price range (down from its usual $500 price tag), we think it’s a pretty good deal.

Writer Lauren Ro’s Cusinart air fryer (that does double as a toaster oven) makes her “feel like Julia Child in quarantine,” and the brand’s mini version — which is currently on sale for under $100 — still has what Lauren calls the “miraculous ability” to crisp food without grease.

Just under $200 for a striped Pendleton blanked that interior designers say “will never go out of style.”

While it’s exciting to see the first signs of spring (warm weather! flowers! sunshine!), it’s almost equally as exciting to see the last signs of winter at Backcountry’s “last chance on winter” sale, which includes a bunch of discounted cold-weather gear like this geometrically patterned, classic Patagonia fleece for her.

Or an under-$100 fuzzy, red pullover from the North Face for him.

If getting a good night’s sleep has been harder recently, we want to reassure you that you’re not alone, and turn your attention to these 40 percent off, pleasantly light-blue sheets from Parachute — the comfortable-bedding brand of choice for Top Chef judge Gail Simmons.

A fancy gift for the mom who can’t get through the day without her morning (and afternoon) cup of joe.

Everything at Need Supply is 25 percent off right now including this light-pink eye mask for a mom who likes to pamper herself (or just for your own self-care).

Now you can make Alison Roman’s Stew with ethically sourced turmeric, all while supporting a queer-woman-of-color-owned business.

A “bathroom transforming” pink torso bathmat, from the Brooklyn-based makers behind the cult-y boob bath mat.

The (nearly) site-wide half-off sale is still underway at Madewell, but now there’s an additional section of on-sale dresses priced as low as $45, including this comfortable T-shirt dress that we once called a “warm-weather alternative to pajamas.”

This floral-printed midi dress would look kind of nice paired with a printed fabric mask on your next social-distance walk.

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12 Things On Sale You’ll Want: From Pendleton to Patagonia