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10 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Salomon to Sephora

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We don’t want to jinx it, but summer weather seems to finally be behind us. And just in time: We found lots of fall-ready deals in today’s sweep of the online sales bins. There’s a deep discount on an autumnally toned lipstick, some sale-on-sale denim beloved by Strategist editors, and a kids’ Halloween costume that’s, frankly, cute enough to eat.

The shea butter and essence of fig in this sulfate-free hair mask help restore moisture to hair without weighing it down, according to a hair expert we spoke to, making it ideal for all hair textures — from “bone-straight to super-coily curly.”

Because they never smudge or bleed, Sakura’s Strategist-tested Micron pens are a great option for both right- and left-handers.

J.Crew is currently offering $25 off purchases worth $100 or more; $50 off purchases worth $150 or more; and $100 off purchases worth $250 or more with the code MOREFALL at checkout. That means you can save $25 on this puff-sleeve alpaca-blend sweater, which is still in stock in cream, ruby, pink, and the heather tan shown.

From now until September 27, Ssense will take 10 percent off your purchase with code SHOP10. Because it’s not the biggest discount, we’d put the coupon toward these rarely-on-sale Salomons, which were a breakout star of NYFW earlier this month. According to the retailer, they run large, so we recommend going a half-size down.

Or you could pick up a Vivienne Westwood card holder as the pop-punk renaissance continues.

Today only, Target is taking 40 percent off select kids’ Halloween costumes exclusively for Target Circle members — and we can’t get enough of this little hot-dog pullover.

Cool women of all sizes rave about Levi’s Wedgies, which have a high rise and tapered leg that (in the words of Strategist deputy editor Maxine Builder) make your “butt look good” while still being “comfortable and easy to throw on.” We found this ankle-length pair in Levi’s flash-sale-on-sale section, where everything is an additional half off when you use the code EXTRA50 at checkout.

TikTok teens have recently discovered Clinique’s barely-there Black Honey lipstick, and it’s sold out pretty much everywhere. (It’s actually been a lipstick staple since the ’80s, and the Cut even covered it back in 2011, but we digress.) While we wait patiently for a Black Honey restock, we did happen to find a convincing dupe in Sephora’s sale section. If the reviews are any indication, this jelly gloss offers a similar barely-there tint that’s just as buildable, and the flamenco berry color is a comparable just-bitten hue.

When former Strategist writer Margaret Rhodes tested Negative’s mesh underwear, she reported back that they “sit securely at just the right point on your hips” and have a luxurious (yet minimalist) look and feel. The rarely-on-sale brand is taking 15 percent off select styles for a limited time, including this low-rise pair in both taupe and cream. (If you really want to stock up, orders over $250 get an additional, automatic 15 percent off.)

Here’s the matching mesh bra, which can fit up to a G cup and is also 15 percent off.

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 Salomon to Sephora