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11 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Tom Ford to Topshop

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Today’s micro-sales roundup is a grab bag of actually good deals, many of which we’ve written about before. There’s an expert-recommended foundation for mature skin, an excellent deal on some marathoner-favorite running shorts, and a sturdy little house plant that’s impervious to underwatering.

“When I say I run most of my miles in shorts, I really mean I run most of my miles in Nike Tempo shorts,” marathon runner and former Strategist staffer Karen Iorio Adelson once wrote. Now through April 16, Nike is taking up to 50 percent off select best-selling styles including those exact shorts in a handful of colorways.

And this technical fleece jacket, an ideal outer layer for early-morning walks. It’s made made from a blend of recycled materials and has a roomy unisex fit.

On days where it’s still too chilly for running shorts, these lightweight terry sweats will keep you warm (but not too warm) during your next run or bike ride.

Makeup artists Sarah Uslan (whose clients include Olivia Colman and Michelle Monaghan) and Lucy Halperin are both fans of Tom Ford’s Traceless Foundation Stick for mature skin. “It’s so creamy, easy to apply, and has a great shade range,” says Halperin. Right now, it’s 15 percent off for a limited time at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Several gynecologists we’ve spoken to recommend using boric-acid suppositories for clearing up frequent, milder bacterial vaginosis infections. One Medical’s Dr. Navya Mysore recommends using the Killer “for a few days after sex or after your period” to help restore vaginal pH and relieve oncoming symptoms.

If you still have an Easter basket to fill, this moldable Kinetic Sand will arrive before Sunday. One toy expert told us it’s “very satisfying and really hands-on” for both kids and adults.

This sturdy potted aloe — an excellent starter plant for new green thumbs — only needs a half-cup of water every two weeks.

Made from hand-loomed silk and cotton, this striped pillow cover would make an excellent (and durable) addition to any couch or chair cushion.

And for the bedroom, here’s a sizable deal on a beachy linen lumbar-pillow cover.

In case you missed out on that COS shoulder bag, this leather dupe from Topshop is extraordinarily similar (and a fraction of the price).

Finally, SkinStore is taking up to 50 percent off select beauty as part of it Friends & Family sale. Strategist writer Dominique Pariso has been eyeing this T3 hair-dryer brush — now 25 percent off — which has a built-in ion generator for frizz-free styling.

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.

11 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Tom Ford to Topshop