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10 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From J.Crew to Nike

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Today’s sales roundup is a grab bag of seasonally transitional deals for your home and wardrobe. There’s a family-size rice cooker for “perfectly” prepared grains, a sizable discount on some actually supportive swimwear, and a silk-lined bucket hat that’s gentle on hair.

A convincing dupe for that Acne scarf — only much (much) cheaper.

This cotton bucket hat is hand-dyed by Nigerian artisans and lined with a silk blend so it won’t cause frizz.

Dr. Martens is taking a rare 30 percent off select end-of-season shoes, including these reworked, slightly asymmetrical oxfords (they feature D rings on one side and eyelets on the other). The style, we should add, has long been a Strategist favorite.

“I think of them as kind of like footwear,” says Strategist writer Tembe Denton-Hurst of everybody’s favorite Nike crew socks. “They’re slightly padded on the bottom, look cute when scrunched, and go with absolutely everything.” At $25 for six, each pair works out to about $4.

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

If you’re sensitive to aspartame or just don’t like the taste, this chewing gum from PUR is sweetened with plant-based xylitol and doesn’t contain any artificial colors or flavors. Plus, studies have shown xylitol to prevent the growth of bacteria that causes cavities.

According to one reviewer, this family-size rice-maker cooks rice, beans, and even chickpeas “to perfection” without any monitoring.

Should you want your dining table to only be a dining table again, consider adding this under-$100 writing desk to your space. Surprisingly, given the price, it also has two outlet and USB ports hidden in a cubby along the back, keeping cords out of sight but close by.

And while it’s not exactly beach season yet, lots of new swimwear at J.Crew is on sale — and some styles have already started selling out. We’re certain you’ll be glad to have this supportive bikini top (available in sizes 32A to 42D) in time for your next vacation.

The matching high-rise bottoms are also on sale.

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 J.Crew to Nike