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19 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From KitchenAid to Casper

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With Black Friday just three weeks away, the state of sales is excellent. As we close out the week, we’ve found lots of deep discounts on gear from plenty of brands we’ve written about before. There’s a plush pet bed for dogs of all sizes, a portable speaker that offers ten hours of playtime, and a rarely-on-sale stand mixer for all of your holiday baking. (And if you want even more deals sent straight to your inbox, sign up for our email newsletter.)

For a limited time, you can take 49 percent off the rarely-on-sale 5-Quart Professional Stand Mixer from KitchenAid — one of the best early Black Friday deals we’ve spotted so far. Unlike its artisan brethren, which feature tilt heads, this stand mixer includes a bowl lift that lends itself to more heavy-duty work (like making dough for nine dozen holiday cookies in one go).

If you’d rather mix by hand, each of these dishwasher-safe mixing bowls features a non-slip base to increase stability. They’d make a thoughtful gift for the friend or family member who loves to bake.

Reviewers say this five-cup food chopper is the “perfect size” for small countertops, and that it doubles as a milk frother.

Through the weekend, Madewell is offering up to 25 percent off boots and sweaters with code ESSENTIALS. We like this cropped mock-neck made from recycled cashmere and extra-soft merino wool.

$110 at Madewell
with code: ESSENTIALS

Exclusively for Strategist readers, Golde is offering 20 percent off their best-selling superfood-formulated face mask with code STRAT20. According to our beauty columnist Rio Viera-Newton, it doesn’t just work wonders on pimples — “as soon as you wash it off, you’ll notice a beautiful, healthy glow to your skin,” she says.

JBL speakers are the go-to for most of our writers and editors for their crisp sound quality and long battery life. This one offers up to ten hours of nonstop play time and has a protective waterproof design.

Nordstrom just launched its early Black Friday deals, offering up to to 40 percent off in-season styles — like this streetwear-ish button-up from Nike’s technical ACG line. It features not one but five front pockets for all of your snacks, keys, and hiking necessities.

Le Creuset Demi Tea Kettle

For the tea (or coffee) aficionado on your holiday list, here’s an enameled carbon-steel tea kettle from Le Creuset. It’s designed with a generous base to ensure maximum contact and a quick boil.

This wireless bra from True & Co. is the V-neck sister to one of our favorite wireless bras for larger breasts.

From $139

Our favorite dog-approved Casper bed is also on sale in three different sizes (and three different colors). Dog owners have told us that it’s durable, machine-washable, and the zippers are hidden to prevent chewing.


We particularly like the neutral Yeezy-esque wash on this cotton French terry sweatshirt.

To kick off Sephora’s Holiday Savings event, the company is offering all VIB members 30 percent off Sephora collection items at checkout until November 15. This liquid eyeliner is one of my favorites for graphic looks, and wears as if waterproof. (You also get free shipping with code FREESHIP.)

If you’ve got a beauty obsessive to shop for this holiday season, you can’t go wrong with a skin-massaging gua sha.

You could also pick up the retailer’s best-selling foundation brush, which reviewers say works “flawlessly” for concealer, blush, and bronzer, too.

J.Crew just added lots of new styles to their sale section (and is taking 25 percent off select full-price styles with code NOVEMBER). These boyfriend-fit jeans have a lowered mid-rise waist and a 28-inch inseam — perfect for those five-foot-six and under.

Blended with naturally breathable merino wool and hardy nylon, this crewneck sweater is as soft as it is durable.

Skinstore is taking 20 percent off at checkout on all EltaMD products for a limited time, including the brand’s dermatologist-favorite (and rarely-on-sale) UV Clear sunscreen. Note that orders over $49 ship for free, so you may as well stock up.

Schoolhouse Flip Clock

If you’re shopping for a design obsessive, Schoolhouse is taking 20 percent off select décor through the weekend. That includes this vintage-inspired flip clock, the closest you’ll get to the coveted Copal for a fraction of the price.


You could also get this little match striker — an excellent gift for the friend who already has a candle subscription.

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19 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From KitchenAid to Casper