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17 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Outdoor Voices to Aesop

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The state of sales is excellent as we close out the week, with lots of deep discounts on things we’ve written about before. There’s some best-selling sunscreen beloved by dermatologists, a roll-on deodorant that smells like a “sexy campfire,” and one decorator’s favorite “super-sturdy” dining chairs for small spaces. (And if you want even more deals sent straight to your inbox, sign up for our email newsletter.)


Exclusively for Strategist readers, Outdoor Voices is offering 25 percent off its entire CloudKnit collection with CLOUD25. That includes its All Day long-sleeved top, which one reviewer says is the “the softest shirt I’ve ever owned.”

$51 at Outdoor Voices
with code: CLOUD25

OV’s CloudKnit sweatpants are also available. Our friends at the Cut have ranked these as some of the best sweatpants to buy, and former Grub Street editor and Great Jones founder Sierra Tishgart called them “as flattering as they are comfortable.”

This sauteuse oven from Le Creuset — a slightly smaller, shallower version of the brand’s standard Dutch oven — is the perfect size for serving two.

It may not be the biggest discount, but you can take a rare $10 off this mini instant camera from Fujifilm. It would make a thoughtful gift for the tween who’s just starting to get into photography.

If she’s not quite old enough for the camera above, several toy experts told us these L.O.L. Surprise! dolls are “incredibly popular and highly collectible among kids ages 5 and up.”

An excellent deal on a half-moon zip-top shoulder bag from Kate Spade.

Refresh their (or your own) underwear drawer with a three-pack of everybody’s favorite Calvin Klein boxer briefs, now 30 percent off.

For those of us channeling Princess Diana this fall, these compressive bike shorts have a flattering V-shaped waist and a not-too-long 4-inch inseam.

Through November 1, you can take 20 percent off all Aesop skin care with code AESOP20 at Skinstore. That includes the brand’s roll-on deodorant, which one Strategist contributor says smells like “the ideal sexy campfire.”

All EltaMD products are also (a very rare) 20 percent off with code ELTA20, like our favorite dermatologist-recommended SPF.


For a limited time, West Elm is taking 40 percent off select fall bedding, like this chunky cotton throw blanket — an excellent gift, we think, for the friend or partner who’s always cold. It’s available in white, tan, olive green, and the charcoal gray shown.

West Elm is also taking 30 percent off select rugs, such as this hefty (yet stylish) wool-jute runner.

Design Within Reach is offering free shipping and up to 15 percent off some of its best-selling items, including these poppy-red spindle-style dining chairs. They’ve got a “relatively small footprint for a hardwood dining chair but still feel super-sturdy,” one small-space-design expert told us. Plus they match with a variety of decorating styles.


Levi’s calls this cotton crewneck a “T-shirt,” though our eyes tell us it’s a sweatshirt. Regardless, it’s an extra 40 percent off with code SPOOKY40 through the weekend.

$32 at Levi's
with code: SPOOKY40

With code FRIEND, you can take an extra 15 percent off this already-discounted brow set from Anastasia Beverly Hills. It comes with two Brow Wiz pencils — a favorite of Strategist beauty columnist Rio Viera-Newton for natural-looking brows — and a clear brow gel.

$28 at Macy's
with code: FRIEND

Not only do ceramic knives hold their edge well, these ones come with their own covers for safer storage.

Finally, all Colorescience cosmetics are 25 percent off over at Dermstore with code COLORE25, including the brush-on sunscreen one dermatologist keeps in her car “to reapply to my face, décolletage, and the back of my hands throughout the day.”

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17 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Outdoor Voices to Aesop