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9 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Madewell to Old Bay

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While you were digging yourself out of the blizzard, we rummaged through the internet’s collective sales bins and found some cozy pullovers to wear while lounging at home, plus a pair of weatherproof boots for him and her, just in case you have to venture out. There are also some under-$25 items that would make good Valentine’s Day gifts for the cat parent or crab eater in your life (and will still arrive by February 14 if you buy them now).

There are still lots of great deals to be had at Backcountry’s winter sale, like these lace-up Sorel boots that Strategist writer Liza Corsillo says she wears when she wants to “stay dry and cozy but also look like an après-ski influencer.” This pair of the brand’s just-over-$100 boots mixes function and style with a weatherproof exterior and a cloglike chunky heel (with much better traction for, say, walking to the store to get coffee during a massive winter storm).

We’ve been told Patagonia’s button-snap pullovers can be worn in “a number of DGAF ways” while lounging around or even on a Zoom call.

If price is the only reason you haven’t invested in a pair of noise-canceling headphones — which come recommended by experts for minimizing work-from-home distractions — then consider this half-off pair a sign.

These rubber-soled, polar-fleece-lined weatherproof boots for him look a lot like a certain pair of L.L.Bean duck boots for just $26 — part of a one-day flash sale on men’s clothing and accessories at Macy’s.

According to Paul Iskyan, president of ABC Rug & Carpet Cleaning Service, the best way to keep your carpets clean (short of hiring a professional) is with consistent, high-powered cleaning. This well-reviewed machine from Hoover both washes and dries your rugs. It even comes with a spot-cleaner attachment specifically designed for cleaning homes with pets.


This half-gallon of Old Bay hot sauce would make a thoughtful and affordable Valentine’s Day gift for the Valentine who loves crabs or for the homesick Valentine from Maryland.

There’s a sale-on-sale at Madewell: When you use the code WOWIE at checkout, select styles are an additional 40 percent off, including this wool coat with an asymmetrical zipper and (removable) sherpa-lined collar available in sizes XXS to 3X.

Match this under-$50 lightweight-denim pullover top with a pair of sweats on the bottom.

This cactus-shaped cat scratching post will save your furniture and is cute enough to display in your living room.

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9 Things You’ll Want to Buy: From Madewell to Old Bay