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10 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Ember to West Elm

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Today’s sweep of the internet’s sales bins revealed lots of fine deals to start easing your transition into fall. There’s a lightweight, expert-approved jacket for hitting the trails, a self-heating mug to keep your coffee at the perfect temperature, and a cult-favorite pie to start off your week with a decadent treat.

For a limited time, Urban Outfitters is offering up to 50 percent off home essentials. A fun patterned shower curtain is an easy way to add some whimsy to your bathroom.

If you love Murano mushroom lamps but not their accompanying price tag, get the look for less with this vintage-inspired UO version. The handmade process to make the patterned glass means each lamp is one of a kind.

Brooks’ sports bras are particularly supportive and reliable; Strategist contributor Maggie Slepian has worn hers while hiking over 700 miles. This version conveniently comes with two mesh side pockets and a phone pocket in the back to carry all your essentials hands free.

Patagonia’s ultralightweight Houdini windbreaker has been cited by multiple experts as the ideal outdoorsy jacket. Gina Lucrezi, the founder of the women’s trail-running group Trail Sisters, says it “wears like iron” and folds down small enough to fit in the pouch of her handheld water bottle.

The men’s version is also 30 percent off at REI. This tonal blue colorway is subtle yet striking.

This plush, absorbent bath mat will pamper your feet every time you step out of the shower while keeping your floor drip free.

[Editor’s note: This bath mat is expected to ship between October 25-27.]

Featuring tack stitches to give it a cloudlike marshmallowy feel, this quilt-and-sham set is made from flax linen and backed with organic cotton for a cozy yet cool sleeping experience.

If back-to-school season has you searching for a new lunch bag for your kid, this Bentgo one is reinforced with double insulation and a water-resistant exterior (and comes in lots of cute prints to boot).

Former Strategist senior writer Karen Adelson tested out several self-heating mugs and declared Ember’s to be the best. “The Ember mug is the most sleek and streamlined of the bunch,” she says. “It’s the only warming mug I tested that uses an app, connected via Bluetooth.” She set it “to 140 degrees and found that it stayed around there until I finished my tea around an hour later.”

Goldbelly is running a 20-percent-off sitewide sale with code GETFORKY. We recommend picking up a slice from famous Brooklyn-based pie shop Four & Twenty Blackbirds, which topped our list of the best pies to order online. “I still dream of their pie slices,” says Nadia Chaudhury, the editor of Eater Austin, describing the Salty Honey as “wonderfully gooey, sweet, luscious, and just-rightly-intense custard.”

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 Ember to West Elm