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10 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From JBL to Free People

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With just a few weeks of winter left (or so we hope), we’ve found lots of warm-weather-friendly deals to help you usher in the spring. There’s a portable, Strategist-tested speaker for hikes and bike rides, a low-key dupe for those Simon Miller clogs, and a satiny camisole that can be dressed up or down.

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In case you missed it, Dermstore is taking up to 20 percent off select best-selling skin-care products through March 10. You can shop all of our favorites from the sale here, but those in a rush can’t go wrong with this dermatologist-favorite sunscreen from Supergoop. It absorbs quickly, doesn’t clog pores, and leaves no white cast.

We think these sculptural dining chairs (from Target’s in-house décor line) look like something you’d see on the cover of Architectural Digest — but they’re a fraction of the price.

Even as you swap out your heavy down duvet for lighter bedding in the spring, it’s always nice to keep a warm layer within reach. This waffle-woven cotton throw — now just $23 — should do the trick.

What linen is to summer waffle-weave is to spring. Reviewers say this cotton sweatshirt is lightweight and breathable, an ideal layer for seasonal transitions.

Still in stock in toddler sizes 5 through 10, these now-$30 New Balance sneakers would make a practical Easter basket gift for a little one.

From now until March 8, all shades of lip gloss from clean makeup brand Saie Beauty are half off with the code REALLYGREATDAY. According to dozens of five-star reviewers, it provides a subtle amount of color while keeping lips shiny and moisturized (without the stickiness).

This not-too-sweet satin camisole can be styled up or down depending on the bottoms. (It would also look especially good layered over a turtleneck or long-sleeve until the weather warms.)

Another Free People find, we think these platform mules look like a more low-key version of the Simon Miller Bubble clog. (Beloved, in case you were wondering, by Barbie Ferreira herself.)


When Strategist tech writer Jordan Bowman tested JBL’s ultraportable Clip 4 speaker on a beach, “it managed to sound clear and vibrant while playing Haim’s Women in Music Pt. III even with waves crashing quite loudly nearby,” he writes. Plus it’s waterproof, dustproof, and exceptionally durable.

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 JBL to Free People