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11 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Baggu to J.Crew

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We found lots of seasonal deals in today’s sweep through the internet’s sales-o-sphere, including sizable discounts on many products we’ve written about before. There’s a moisturizing face cleanser that’s suitable for all skin types, an indoor herb garden for the cooler weather ahead, and some fall-ready patent loafers fit for work and play.

Strategist writer Karen Iorio Adelson says this antioxidant-infused cleanser from First Aid Beauty is exceptionally gentle — “like rub-it-right-over-your-eyelids-with-no-stinging gentle” — yet still leaves her face feeling clean. Today only, it’s 50 percent off at both Ulta Beauty and Sephora.

You can also take 50 percent off this autumnally toned Lorac eyshadow palette, an Ulta Beauty–exclusive deal, that comes with six matte and 12 shimmer shadows.

Today only, Macy’s is taking up to 65 percent off select shoes for women. We particularly like these patent loafers from Franco Sarto, which would pair well with some baggy jeans and patterned socks.

In case you missed it, squirrel picnic tables are a thing. If you’re curious to host such a gathering, this 30 percent–off table (with included corncob holder and mirror) is a good place to start. There’s an extra 5 percent off on-page coupon, too.


For your indoor pets, here’s a deep discount on a best-selling automatic pet feeder. Reviewers say it’s “surprisingly sleek,” “easy to clean,” and perfect for those watching their pets’ portion sizes.

J.Crew is taking an extra 50 percent off select sale items with code SALETIME. That would include these pull-on linen pants, which are still in stock in a handful of colors and sizes. (And while you’re apparently not supposed to wear white after Labor Day, nobody said anything about the “Flax” cream shown.)

Some six-inch swim shorts for your final end-of-summer vacation.

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Ban.do is taking an extra 20 percent off markdowns with code GETMORE, and we spotted lots of bags from Baggu on sale. This shoulder bag is made from stain- and rip-resistant nylon and folds up into a convenient carrying pouch. It’s also on sale in apricot.

We’d also recommend picking up one of the brand’s reusable totes, our go-to for schlepping groceries, beach gear, and everything in between.

Best Buy is having a 24-hour flash sale with deep discounts on everything from video games to vacuums. We happened to spot an excellent deal on this indoor smart garden from AeroGarden — a favorite of George Pisegna, deputy director and chief of horticulture at the Horticultural Society of New York — that comes with six grow pods to get you started.

And speaking of vacuums, Dysons have been recommended by our cleaning experts again and again because they’re excellent at trapping bacteria and allergens while they clean. This model is now $70 off, making it the cheapest we’ve seen yet.

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.

11 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Baggu to J.Crew