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11 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Dusen Dusen to Garmin

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We haven’t even made it to Halloween yet, but a lot of stores have begun their Black Friday sales push this week — including Best Buy, where there are some pretty good deals. We also plucked some gems from the three-day sale at Shopbop. Scroll on to take a peek.

Shopbop is holding a three-day sale with up to 40 percent off more than 4,000 products. I was delighted to see that the home section has some very nice décor from trendy designers — like this wavy cup from Sophie Lou Jacobsen …

… and a complete bath-towel set from Dusen Dusen that’s half off.

You’ll find these vintage-y, high-waisted Levi’s jeans all over our website, and a number of washes are now 40 percent off. Several staffers own this cut — including Strategist editor Maxine Builder, New York deputy editor Alexis Swerdloff, and me. Petite women we’ve talked to like the 27-inch inseam, as it gives them “legs for days,” says content creator Amy Serrano.

There are a ton of Strategist-approved products on sale as part of Best Buy’s Black Friday sale — like one of our favorite gaming headsets. The HyperX Cloud II adjusts to fit a range of head sizes and has a 30-hour battery life and “balanced” sound quality that “delivers just enough gusto for every scenario,” according to Verge writer Cameron Faulkner.


Runner Erin Azar (a.k.a. Mrs. Space Cadet) recommends the Garmin Forerunner 245 over a Fitbit. It can pull up a variety of metrics, like your sleep schedule or run times, and even send your real-time location to emergency contacts. Seven days of battery life means less charging and more running.

Some personal-care items are also on sale. This electric toothbrush is a favorite of Bob the Drag Queen, who now gets compliments from dentists after incorporating it into his routine.

It’s surprising to see an advent calendar go on sale before the holiday season, but this Scandi-inspired one from Global Goods — a nonprofit that brings fair-trade and handcrafted products stateside — just did.

West Elm is offering 20 percent off a number of its best-sellers — like this glassware set that will arrive in time for Thanksgiving.

Weighing in at less than nine pounds, the bagless Shark Rocket easily converts into a hand vacuum complete with three different nozzles.

If you’re still hanging onto summer, here’s a gingham tote from Loeffler Randall that’s 60 percent off. (It’s available in blue for $90 and blush for $100.)

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 to Buy: From Dusen Dusen to Garmin