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11 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Alo to Anthropologie

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If we know one thing for sure after today’s sales sweep, it’s that the Singles’ Day sales are the real deal. There’s a family-sized air fryer for crisper leftovers, the cream blush that gives skin a “sun-kissed, back-from-vacation glow,” and a portable fire pit that’s proven “indispensable” during responsibly distanced winter dinners. (And, of course, lots of thoughtful holiday gifts.)

Today’s the last day to take 20 percent off sitewide at Alo as part of the brand’s Singles’ Day sale. While you may be resistant to the early-aughts renaissance, you have to admit these bootcut leggings are much more flattering than the standard skinny pair.

Alo Micro Sherpa Envy Shacket

Pair those slightly flared leggings with this fleece shacket on chilly morning walks.

The Sephora Holiday Savings Event is now live for all Beauty Insiders (membership is free and just requires an email address) with code YAYHOLIDAY. You can find our favorites from the sale here, but you can’t go wrong with Tower 28 Beauty’s cream blush, which Strategist writer Tembe Denton-Hurst says gives skin “that sun-kissed, back-from-vacation glow.”

Lots of Instant Pot kitchen gadgets are on sale over at Amazon, including this four-quart air fryer. Use it to cook potatoes, crisp up leftovers, or slow-bake cinnamon buns.

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According to hundreds of five-star reviewers, this sturdy little fire pit is exceptionally warm for its size, and is “indispensable” during responsibly distanced winter gatherings.

Kate Spade Aster Shoulder Bag

Today only, you can snag this Kate Spade shoulder bag for under $150. Reviewers say the size is ideal for most everyday essentials, and the handle drop is “just right” for a comfortable fit.

Another today-only discount, Coach Outlet is offering an additional 11 percent off already-discounted items, like this square canvas wallet. We think the Y2K-inspired star print makes it look straight out of a Heaven by Marc Jacobs collab — meaning it’d make a thoughtful gift for the teen girl on your holiday list.


Another Singles’ Day sale, ASOS is taking 25 percent off nearly sitewide with code MEDAY. That includes these off-white tapered cotton pants — should you be brave enough to wear them post-Labor Day — that are still in stock in most sizes and inseams.

$56 at ASOS
with code: MEDAY

Pair the pants above with these platform Converses, the most comfortable pair of sneakers I’ve ever worn.

Anthropologie is offering 30 percent off entertaining essentials today, including throw blankets, candles, board games, and more. This wool-blend throw, available in both ochre stripe and the plum stripe shown, would make an excellent gift for the parent or partner who’s always cold.

And finally, here’s $7 off the preferred candle of Outer Banks star Chase Stokes, who used it while quarantining to shoot the show’s latest season: “This scent is a little bit sweet, but it’s also got tartness to it — it’s tropical. It brings your brain to a different place.”

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.

11 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Alo to Anthropologie