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17 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Bala to Bodum

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The state of sales is excellent as we close out the week with lots of discounts on things we’ve written about before. There’s a buildable foundation that rivals Glossier’s skin tint, our go-to anti-chafe stick for sticky summer weather, and a portable (yet powerful) stain remover that “works like magic.” (And if you want even more deals sent straight to your inbox, sign up for our email newsletter.)

Bala’s statusy ankle and wrist weights have easy-to-clean, silicone-coated cast-iron bars attached to one stretchy, adjustable elastic band. Today, they’re 30 percent off at Nordstrom (and they ship for free, unlike most Bala weights we’ve spotted on sale).

Baby-shower guests will go nuts over this squirrel-print onesie.


If dad could use a new coffee grinder this Father’s Day, you can’t go wrong with Bodum. A former roommate of mine used to make an excellent cup of espresso with this grinder every morning. Plus the airtight reserve offers extra coffee-bean storage.

An insulated growler is a perfect gift for dad to fill with his favorite grisette or DIPA — and keep it cold for hours.

Through the weekend, Neiman Marcus is taking up to 70 percent off select clothing and accessories for women, men, and kids. That includes this hot-pink wallet from Ganni that’s made from recycled leather with a durable cotton lining.

Sizing is limited, but these on-trend puffy sandals from Tory Burch — a delightfully far cry from the brand’s signature Miller sandal — are available at a deep discount.

For a limited time, all makeup at Kosas is 20 percent off. If you aren’t sure where to start, makeup artist Risa Miyamoto recommends the brand’s Wet Lip Oil, which is “easy to wear because it’s sheer, so it looks really natural and pretty.” She likes the clear color called Jellyfish, which brings out the natural color of your lips. (Our friends at the Cut are also fans.)

Strategist beauty contributor Rio Viera-Newton says the Tinted Face Oil foundation is like a slightly more full coverage Glossier Skin Tint. “It gives my skin the most beautiful, dewy, hydrated-looking finish,” she says. The cult-favorite Revealer Concealer is also on sale.

Here’s $25 off a sturdy daypack for your next hike or camping trip.

Still in stock in both petite and plus sizes, we’d wear this strapless top to beach days, barbecues, and everywhere in between.

If you plan on hosting this summer, here’s a trio of Fiestaware-inspired serving platters for just $12 each.

Megababe’s Thigh Rescue Stick is a favorite among Strategist staffers for preventing chafing during the summer. It goes on smooth, lasts for hours, and comes in nice-looking packaging that doesn’t need to be hidden or tucked away.

Both petite and tall lengths of these linen-blend pants are an extra 20 percent off at Madewell (along with a bunch of other sale items) with code SALEONSALE.

With a padded footbed and lightweight sole, these leather fisherman flatforms will be as comfortable as they are stylish.

Because it’s so portable, reviewers say Bissell’s Little Green stain cleaner “works like magic” on all sorts of upholstery stains around the house or car.

Finally, this family-size Igloo ice chest — now $50 off at Walmart — holds up to 80 cans, and even has a built-in lock to keep your food and beverages safe from wildlife or little ones.

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17 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Bala to Bodum