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19 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Le Creuset to L.L.Bean

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With discounts up to 88 percent off on several Strategist favorites, it’s safe to say the state of sales is excellent as we close out the week. There’s a splurge-y vitamin C serum beloved by dermatologists, our go-to tote bag that almost never goes on sale, and a waist-cinching top for just $10. (As always, if you want even more deals sent straight to your inbox, sign up for our email newsletter.)

L.L.Bean’s signature tote bags — a Strategist favorite for schlepping groceries, workout gear, and everything in between — hardly ever go on sale, but we found this cheeky, embroidered zip-top one for over 40 percent off at Zappos.

Madewell is taking up to 50 percent off select sale styles with code REFRESH, including this Y2K-esque slip skirt made from breezy linen. (Reviewers say it runs small, so consider sizing up.)

Add a touch of the tropics to your living room with this low-maintenance cat palm from Costa Farms, our go-to brand for ordering plants online.

Cut back on single-use plastics (and save money while doing so) with these refillable hand-soap pumps. Each bottle can hold up to 16 ounces of soap, lotion, or face wash.

Here, some bulk-size Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap to fill them with.

We deemed Dr. Bronner’s biodegradable cleaning concentrate the very best in our guide to natural cleaning products. It’s powerful enough to clean your floors, dishes, furniture, and even your car, and you can dilute the (cruelty-free) formula as needed.

J.Crew is taking up to an extra 60 percent off sale styles with code SHOPNOW, like this cinched-waist cotton top. It’s available in white, pistachio, tan, and black, and is (miraculously) still in stock in most sizes between 00 and 22.

And here’s an exceptional deal on a ’90s-inspired shoulder bag made from croc-embossed leather. (The kelly-green colorway, I should add, makes for a nice dupe for the sold-out Coach Ergo Shoulder Bag 33.)

With a treaded rubber outsole and breathable leather lining, these low-top hiking sneakers will keep your feet cool (and dry) on warm summer hikes. Note that while they’re designed to be unisex, the sizes shown are in women’s.

In case you missed it, Our Place is offering 20 percent off sitewide through May 8, including its much-beloved Always Pan. It has a stainless-steel basket insert for easy steaming, a pour spout, and a handle that acts as a spoon rest for the beechwood spatula that comes included.

Skinstore is taking 15 percent off rarely on-sale SkinCeuticals items with code SKINC15. The discount on the brand’s vitamin C serum isn’t a ton, but the formula’s claim to fame (and a key selling point over cheaper options) is its well-researched efficacy. Its stable formulation delivers all the benefits of vitamin C (fighting free radicals, reducing inflammation, fading hyperpigmentation, and brightening skin) without causing redness and sensitivity.

The retailer is also taking 20 percent off all EltaMD products with code ELTA20, 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.

Just in time for warmer weather, all shorts are 25 percent off at Urban Outfitters through the weekend. These breathable terrycloth ones come in a wide range of colors.

For the mom who loves to bake, here’s a mini Le Creuset cocotte — now $20 as part of Sur La Table’s Overstock Sale — that’s just the right size for dessert.

A set of summer-y linen napkins for just $6 each at Sur La Table’s Overstock Sale.

Mom is sure to go bananas over this little wine-bottle stopper.

This cushioned yoga mat from Manduka is five millimeters thick and truly slip-resistant. If it’s anything like our favorite Manduka PROLite model, it should last you for years to come, too.

Slide this extra-wide utility cart next to your washing machine, bathroom sink, or even kitchen counter for extra storage.

And for the ecoconscious mom, here’s $94 off a top-rated Vitamix composting gadget that turns food scraps into fertilizer in as little as four hours.

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.

19 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Le Creuset to L.L.Bean