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11 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Manduka to Madewell

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In today’s rummage through the internet’s sale bins, we found several deals for her, him, and your home — many of which we’ve written about before — to get you through the season’s warmest (and not-so-warm) days, like our favorite electric kettle, a long-sleeve minidress, and a picnic-ready travel mug.

There are still lots of good deals to be had at Backcountry’s end-of-season sale, including this lightweight zip-up from Filson that’ll keep you warm during early-morning dog walks or post-sunset picnics.


After a whole year of working out from home, we wouldn’t blame you if your yoga mat has seen better days. This one from Manduka is biodegradable and truly slip-resistant, and, if it’s anything like our favorite Manduka PROLite model, should last you for years to come.


A movie night with this movie-theater popcorn set — which comes with our go-to six-quart stovetop popcorn popper, five popcorn kits, and four popcorn buckets — will give you the closest thing to an IRL cinematic experience. (And with code: GROW, it’s 20 percent off at checkout.)

A set of spring-cleaning-ready dish towels for just $4 apiece. (And if red doesn’t match your kitchen décor, there are ten other on-sale colors, ranging from chambray to sage.)

Whether you’re brewing finicky teas or making instant ramen, this handsome tea kettle, which we’ve deemed the best (and best-looking) electric kettle, holds water at your temperature of choice for up to an hour, and a built-in stopwatch counts the extraction or steep time.

Contigo makes some of our favorite leak-free water bottles and travel mugs, so we think this insulated stainless-steel mug — which features double-walled vacuum insulation to keep drinks hotter up to 7 hours or colder up to 20 hours — is a foolproof choice for your next hike or afternoon walk.

There are lots of spring-ready gems in Nordstrom’s sale bins, like these subtly patterned sneakers from Cole Haan, still available in sizes (and half-sizes) from 5 to 10.5.

This long-sleeve minidress can be layered over tights for rainy days or paired with sandals once the weather warms up.

Another Strategist-approved pick, here’s the cross-body version of our favorite Madewell tote in a picnic basket-esque woven leather.