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10 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Madewell to Misen

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Today’s sweep through the internet’s sale bins uncovered deals on lots of Strategist favorites, including a “holy grail” foundation for all skin types, a highly giftable DNA testing kit for dogs, and gel-infused pillows beloved by Strategist writers and readers alike.

These gel-filled fiber pillows have a breathable, cooling cotton cover and happen to be a Strategist best seller — not least because we’ve named them the best-rated pillows you can buy on Amazon. Reviewers call them nothing short of “magical,” noting that they hold their shape and provide support without being too firm.

Because this pour-over coffee maker uses a reusable stainless-steel mesh filter, you’ll never have to worry about running out of paper filters. (Though you can always use one if you’re chasing that clean, sentimentless pour-over mouthfeel.)


If you’ve always wondered what makes Fido Fido, this (highly giftable) DNA test kit for dogs can help. It detects breed contributions down to 5 percent of the total breed makeup while also screening for over 175 genetic health conditions.

Madewell is taking 20 percent off nearly sitewide — exclusively for Madewell Insiders. (Membership is free, and you can create an account here.) We particularly like these ’70s-inspired flare jeans that have flattering leg-lengthening seams and an extra-high rise.

Several cool people we’ve spoken to swear the brand’s Transport Tote is one of the best bags (for work and life) you can buy. This cross-body version is sized down for easier carrying and has a convenient zip-top closure to keep all your essentials secure.

Until tomorrow, Misen is taking 20 percent off your purchase with code TRYMISEN20. We recommend picking up the brand’s Essentials Knife Set, which Strategist editor Maxine Builder says is the “the Platonic ideal of a knife set” and a convincing Wüsthof dupe.

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Another member-exclusive deal, Sephora is taking 20 percent off all foundations for Beauty Insiders with code SAVE20 and offering free shipping with the stackable code FREESHIP. (Membership is free, and you can create an account here.) You can’t go wrong with this buildable (and rarely-on-sale) foundation from Armani Beauty that one makeup artist told us is the “holy grail of foundations for all skin types” and “creates a radiant glow without a greasy finish.”

Now just $30, this TikTok-famous foundation balm from KVD Beauty has a full-coverage formula that can brighten even the darkest of under-eye circles.

Verishop is taking 15 percent off your beauty or wellness purchase of $50 or more with the code ALLFORYOU. We’d put that coupon toward a pair of statusy Bala ankle and wrist weights that feature easy-to-clean silicone-coated cast-iron bars and a stretchy, adjustable elastic band that’ll fit snugly on anyone.

And finally, this textured duvet cover has four interior corner ties to keep your duvet in place and is made from sustainably sourced cotton.

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.

10 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Madewell to Misen