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11 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Parade to Mugler

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Today’s rummage through the internet’s sale bins has upturned lots of upgrades for your home and wardrobe — several of which would also make excellent Valentine’s Day gifts. There’s an eye-catching deal on a smoothing hair dryer, an easy-to-use espresso maker for better lattes at home, and a mesh bralette for boobs large and small.

If you’re on the hunt for a new fragrance (and your tastes tend to skew sweet), the late Thierry Mugler’s Alien Goddess is an excellent choice. I wear it and would liken it to a more mature, complex version of Juicy Couture’s Viva La Juicy, with floral notes of bergamot, vanilla, and jasmine.

Parade is taking 20 percent off select styles with code GET20, including its best-selling mesh bralette. Strategist writer Chloe Anello — who wears a 32DD and purchased the +1 size — says the thick band offers “more support and sits flat against my chest instead of rolling up underneath my breasts,” unlike other bralettes she’s tried. (Note that the discount won’t appear until the last step at checkout.)

AllModern has also just added lots of new items to its sale section, like this orthopedic, olive-green pet bed made from durable canvas.

And this weather-resistant planter, available in four different colorways and ready to be filled with succulents or stones for an earth-toned centerpiece.

This easy-to-use capsule espresso maker comes with a handy milk frother for lattes and cappuccinos. (One reviewer says it offers “a European coffee experience with no fuss.”) Plus, it’s compatible with most Nespresso capsules.

If you’ve resolved to cut back on your plastic consumption this year, these reusable produce bags are recyclable, durable, and easy to clean. And because they’re made from breathable mesh, they’ll keep fruits and vegetables fresh for longer.

This travel-friendly hair dryer from T3 — one of our favorite brands for heat tools — has a wide, ion-infused airstream to minimize frizz and reduce drying time.

Cruelty-free clothing brand Matt & Nat is taking up to 50 percent off select end-of-season styles, including several of its vegan leather bags. This one is lined with recycled polyester (made from 100 percent recycled water bottles) and comes with an adjustable shoulder strap. It’s also available in a mini size.

Also made from recycled polyester, here’s a considerable deal on the brand’s quilted trench coat for spring. The extra-wide sleeves make it ideal for layering, and the hood can also be removed for a more streamlined look.

Finally, we’re thought to be in the final throes of the Ssense sale, and nothing says “I love you” — at least to a certain kind of person — like a woven Wassily Chair.

These wabi-sabi-esque place mats from Hawkins New York are woven from machine-washable cotton, and the edges are carefully embroidered to ensure the fringes won’t fray.

[Editor’s note: These placemats have sold out. We’ll update this post if they come back in stock today.]

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11 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Parade to Mugler