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11 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Carhartt to Vince Camuto

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Today’s sweep through the internet’s sale bins turned up lots of deep discounts on things we have written about before, like a cozy chore coat for dogs, an “ultramoisturizing” leave-in conditioner for curly hair, and the rarely on-sale skin tint beloved by dermatologists and makeup artists alike.

These crispy (and gluten-free) apple chips are an easy, satisfying snack whether enjoyed on the playground or at the office. (And now that they’re on sale, they’re less than $1 each.)

Since it’s recommended time and again by salon owners and hairstylists, we’re confident in saying SheaMoisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie is now part of the curly-hair-care canon. Strategist writer Tembe Denton-Hurst calls it the secret ingredient for her perfected twist-outs, adding that it gives “immediate definition” when used as a detangler and is “ultramoisturizing thanks to ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil.”


Several emergency-preparedness experts we’ve spoken to recommend having a lantern on hand in case of a power outage. This discounted one from Coleman is powered by four D batteries and comes with a lifetime LED bulb that will never need to be replaced.

The sleeveless design of this Carhartt chore coat is more comfortable for many types of dogs because it won’t rub against or snag on their armpit fur. Strategist deputy editor Maxine Builder says it’s her dog Harmony’s “favorite coat” for fall, and it’s currently on sale in all colors and sizes (the largest discount is on the medium size in black, shown).

With the help of an efficient LED grow light, this (highly giftable) indoor garden from AeroGarden allows the user to grow fresh herbs in the darkest of New York City apartments.

Today’s the last day to take 20 percent off all (yes, all) foundations at Sephora with code SAVE20. (You’ll also get free shipping with stackable code FREESHIP). Ilia Beauty hardly ever goes on sale, so we would put that discount toward the brand’s dermatologist-recommended SPF 40 skin tint. Strategist beauty columnist Rio Viera-Newton describes its coverage as “mediumish” and says the tint “takes the edge off redness or hyperpigmentation while still allowing skin to look like skin.”

This (60 percent off) button-down shirt from Brooks Brothers has a not-too-slim fit that’s appropriate for both work and weekends, and it comes in one of the most temperature-regulating fabrics there is.

Also heavily discounted at Nordstrom, this elegant shoulder bag features pebbled leather on one side and soft suede on the other for more versatile styling. (And its ergonomic half-moon shape nods to a classic design from The Row.)

Along with 25 percent off full-price styles, Good American is now taking an extra 50 percent off select sale styles through this Wednesday, September 22. We particularly like the looser fit of these oversize sweats, which are on sale in several tie-dyed colorways. (A matching sweatshirt is on sale for $20 too.)

Today is the last day to take 15 percent off sitewide over at Hay, which just so happens to make one of our favorite doormats. According to Lydia Geisel, associate digital editor at Domino magazine, the wool-jute fibers make it “just as functional as your basic tan doormat,” only it looks “much better.” It’s available in burgundy, light green, pink, sand, yellow, and the dark green shown.

And finally, former Strategist writer Hilary Reid likes that this Hay duvet cover’s white stripes aren’t pure white — “more like a very light, almost-blue-safe green” — and that the blue is a “lovely shade of periwinkle, which looks as elegant and subdued as it does beachy.” Plus, she reports, the cotton material is “soft and cool” and doesn’t get too wrinkly, either.

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11 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Carhartt to Vince Camuto