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19 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Marimekko to Madewell

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The weather may be cooling down (or so we’d like to think), but the pre-Labor Day sales are heating up. We found lots of discounts on things we’ve written about before to close out the week, including a skin-soothing cream for cooling razor burn, some comfortable sandals for long hikes, and a heavy-duty duffle bag fit for plane rides and beach trips alike.

Through the weekend, Macy’s is taking up to 15 percent off select (and often rarely-on-sale) beauty. According to several makeup artists we’ve spoken to, this full-coverage concealer from Nars is “great for all skin types,” including oily and mature.

For even more coverage, this SPF 50+ CC cream both “soothes and hydrates” skin with a combination of niacinamide and hyaluronic acid.

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The tea tree oil–infused aftershave that “practically eradicates” ingrown hairs.

This metal patio set is rust-resistant, so you won’t have to bring it indoors during rain storms (though it looks nice enough that you could).

You’ll never forget to water this faux bird of paradise.

We think this graphic jute area rug would look especially handsome in a dining room or entryway.

REI’s Labor Day Sale starts today, with we’ve already spotted lots of deep discounts on shoes, clothes, luggage, and outdoor gear. These Chaco sandals are one of our favorite styles for summer hikes — and they just so happen to be an extra 20 percent off for REI Co-op members with code EXTRA20.

Apocalypse preppers and backpackers alike vouch for the efficacy of this easy-to-use, portable water filter — whether you’re packing a “bug-out bag” or planning a late-summer camping trip.

This duffel bag is made from tough, heavy-duty “ballistic nylon,” which was originally developed during World War II to protect soldiers from explosion debris. We think it’ll be able to handle your long weekend on Cape Cod.

Lots of late-summer styles are on sale over at Madewell, like these lightweight sweatshorts in a fallish brick red.

The matching sweatshirt to complete the uniform.

If you’ve got a birthday coming up, any friend or family member would be excited to receive this 23andMe bundle, which comes with a genetic test kit and a one-year premium membership.

One underwear expert told us these stretchy thongs from Hanky Panky “last forever” and never wrinkle.

Overstock’s Labor Day Sale is in full swing, with discounts up to 70 percent off on bed, bath, kitchen, and more. Spotted among the deals is this top-rated writing desk, which dozens of reviewers call the “perfect size” for working from home.

And here’s a coordinating, vintage-inspired task chair with similarly excellent reviews.

Add some subtle pattern to your bedroom with this $22 sheet set in one of Marimekko’s milder prints.

When the night falls, this Junk Food Whitney Houston tee calls.

And finally, here’s half off a nylon mini backpack that’s probably identical to the one your mom owned in the ’90s.

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19 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Marimekko to Madewell