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10 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Richer Poorer to KitchenAid

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If covering sales for the Strategist has taught me anything, it’s that the best outerwear deals come toward the end of the season, when covetable cold-weather gear can be found at a rare discount. Lots of jackets from the North Face have just gone on sale, for example, including the oft-sold-out 1996 Nuptse Puffer in several unisex colorways. But if you’re all set on outerwear, never fear: There are several discounts to be shopped below for your home and makeup bag, too.

Lots of rarely on-sale outwear from the North Face is 25 percent off over at Nordstrom, including this best-selling lightweight windbreaker. Because it repels both water and rain — and packs into its own pocket for easy carrying — it’ll make an ideal layer for rainy spring days.

These kid-size fleece mittens are unbearably cute.

And here’s the Strategist-writer favorite 1996 Nuptse Puffer that hardly ever goes on sale, but is now $70 off at Backcountry.

Now through March 10, the cult-favorite, Reddit-beloved Sunday Riley exfoliant is 20 percent off at Dermstore with code REFRESH. There are also plenty of other excellent Sunday Riley products on sale, like its UFO oil, CEO Glow Serum, and enzyme cream.

All shades of these Marc Jacobs high-shine lip glosses — which will soon be discontinued — are nearly half off at Sephora. “I am gutted that they aren’t making this anymore,” writes one reviewer. “So hydrating and moisturizing … Rest in perfection.”

With eight kneading nodes and infrared heating for deep-tissue massages, this Shiatsu massager would make a thoughtful gift for the loved one who’s always complaining about back pain. (Or, of course, for yourself.)


Here’s a top-rated cat cave made from 100 percent merino wool, which is toasty-warm in the winter yet extra-breathable in the summer. (My own cat is a big fan year-round.)

These oversize garment-dyed crop tees from Richer Poorer have a softness that feels like they’ve been through dozens of washes. They’re on sale in flamingo, clay, green apple, and the red ochre shown.

And the brand’s cotton ankle socks are woven with naturally antimicrobial silver fibers, to keep feet fresh and comfortable.

This espresso machine–milk frother duo from KitchenAid is still a splurge on sale, but it appears to be a step-up from most at-home espresso machines. According to the brand, it’s the “first residential espresso machine that features dual, smart temperature sensors” to maintain optimal brewing temperature. The included milk frother is also programmable, allowing you to adjust foam texture and thickness to your taste.

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10 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From North Face to KitchenAid