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18 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Ninja to the North Face

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We found lots of deep discounts on giftable upgrades for your home, wardrobe, and makeup bag as we closed out the week. There’s a cooling weighted blanket for sweaty sleepers, a nine-in-one air fryer for streamlining dinners, and a lightweight tinted moisturizer fit for all skin types. (And as always, if you want even more deals sent straight to your inbox, sign up for our email newsletter.)

This (60 percent off) weighted Gravity Blanket is the perfect gift even for sweaty sleepers, because it’s made from cooling, moisture-wicking cotton. (Note: Weighted blankets should weigh around 10 percent of your bodyweight, so this one is ideal for those around 150 pounds.)

Madewell is taking 20 percent off any purchases of $100 or more (and 30 percent off purchases of $200 or more) with code GOSPREE. We’d spring for this knot-strap shopper that has two front pockets for your phone, keys, and wallet.

Because players only need to identify different colors, this classic board game is “perfect for little ones who can’t really use logic or strategy yet, but still want to be able to play a board game,” writes one five-star reviewer.

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Through October 19, Lulu & Georgia is taking 25 percent off nearly sitewide as part of the brand’s annual Anniversary Sale with code CELEBRATE. This antique-looking rug is available in nine sizes and two color palettes (though we’re biased toward the muted olive and charcoal shown).

If you’d like something with a little more texture, jute is a neutral, durable choice. This one has fringe on the edges to give it an even more rustic feel.

Ideal for your Paris Hilton (or Sharpay Evans) Halloween costume.


For the uninitiated, air fryers get food nice and crispy quickly by using very, very hot air — not oil. Ninja makes some of the best, and this discounted one also functions as a pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and dehydrator — all of which should free up some counter space.

With code GOBIG, you can take 40 percent off nearly all full-price items over at J.Crew. If you’ve already found a moth hole or two in last year’s cashmere, here’s a cotton-cashmere sweater that’s machine washable.

Wallace & Barnes is J. Crew’s premium, heritage-inspired menswear line. These selvedge-cotton chino pants were inspired by U.S. military officer uniforms, resulting in an extra-sturdy and comfortable fit.

Laura Mercier is also taking 20 percent off sitewide as part of its Friends & Family Sale with code FRIENDS. We recommend trying out the brand’s SPF-infused tinted moisturizer, which is a favorite among Strategist writers, celebrities, and makeup artists for its natural-looking coverage and hydrating formula. (It ships free, too.)

You can’t go wrong with the brand’s best-selling, barely there setting powder either.

Through the weekend, Anthropologie is taking 20 percent off select candles, bedding, dinnerware, and more. That includes this speckled loaf pan, which would make an excellent holiday gift for a loved one who bakes.

We’d also gift these cottagecore berry baskets along with a plaid dish towel.

With fall showers on the horizon, this streetwear-inspired rain jacket from The North Face also features velcro cuffs and ventilated waterproof seams.

Sizing is a bit limited, but this asymmetric maxi skirt from Vince would pair especially well with the black turtleneck sweater above.

Finally, as we wrote earlier this week, Entireworld is shutting down — and everything is up to 70 percent off sitewide. Items are selling fast, but several of these ’90s-inspired, high-neck tanks are still in stock.

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.

18 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Ninja to the North Face