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10 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Pendleton to BIC

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We found lots of end-of-summer deals in our midday sweep of the internet’s sale bins, like a lightweight rain jacket, a layerable midi dress, and our favorite tick spray.

Way back in 2018, we found these gel pens to be “surprisingly fun to write with,” “exceptionally smooth,” and “comfortable to grip.” Now, we found them for a fraction of the price.

This insect repellent is a favorite among Strategist readers, thanks to its EPA-registered permethrin, which repels all flying insects and stays bonded to fabrics for up to six washings.

$70

Anthropologie is taking up to 40 percent off dresses, like this Henley-style midi dress that, once the weather turns cooler, would look good layered over a long-sleeved tee.

Othilia Marion Midi Dress
$158
$158

And this breezy Victorian-meets-bohemian midi dress, still in stock in sizes 0 to 12.

We’re partial to clear bags, like this under-$100 option from Marine Serre that features a not-too-flashy logo and an interior cotton drawstring pouch so not all of your personal items are on display.

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For keeping your hands free and essentials close on (socially distanced) hikes and bike rides, we found this crossbody wallet in East Dane’s reliably good sales section.

$39

From Nordstrom Rack, a lightweight, machine-washable Pendleton throw to drape over the couch or use as a picnic blanket.

$39

This summery striped boatneck from Eileen Fisher has a polished yet relaxed fit, meaning it can be worn while lounging on the sofa or taking Zoom calls.

For late-summer downpours, here’s a lightweight hooded coat (another Eileen Fisher find) to keep you cool and dry.

And, finally, a basic cotton crewneck with a touch of stretch that’s a nearly unheard of 87 percent off.

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.

10 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Pendleton to BIC