I’m happy to report I found a lot of just plain fun products on sale for today’s sales roundup. There’s a deeply discounted Bluetooth speaker for toting to a picnic in the park, a city-inspired Magna-Tiles set to keep kids occupied for hours, and Aerie’s entire line of mix-and-match swimwear for 30 percent off. Plus Strategist favorites J.Crew and Soko Glam are hosting excellent sitewide sales.
Magna-Tiles sets are open-ended building toys that are beloved by kids across many age groups, from 3-year-olds to 9-year-olds alike. This metropolis-inspired set has 110 neon pieces, including a few “uniquely shaped” ones that Strategist senior editor Jen Trolio says her kids love.
Musician Jake Luppen, who records under the name Lupin, suggests this JBL Bluetooth speaker for budding audiophiles. “It’s portable but still loud enough to make the neighbors jealous of your sick-ass barbecue,” he says.
Satisfyer’s Pro 2 is our pick for the best less expensive air-suction sex toy. It’s made from waterproof silicone and has 11 intensity settings. Jacq Jones, a sex educator and the owner of Sugar, says, “One of my co-workers had to make rules for herself on how often she could use the Satisfyer.”
Everything is 20 percent off at Soko Glam for a limited time. (The updated prices will show up after you add products to cart.) Rio Viera-Newton calls CosRx’s snail-mucin essence “one of the best healing, brightening, and moisturizing essences on the market” for achieving a dewy, glass-skin look.
Vlogger Michelle Choi, the Cut’s former beauty director Kathleen Hou, and Rio have raved about the Clean It Zero cleansing balm, which we named one of the best K-beauty cleansers. “The balm does a great job of melting down all the oil and dirt stuck in the pores and keeps them clean,” says Choi.
And for stubborn whiteheads that just won’t budge, you can’t go wrong with these zit-zapping pimple patches that Rio has called a “holy grail” product in her skin-care Google doc.
Select full-price and sale styles at J.Crew are 25 percent off through March 20 with the code SHOP25. You’ll be glad you have this lightweight chore coat once temps start to climb in the next few weeks.
According to several J.Crew employees we spoke to, the jewelry section is not to be dismissed, as the styles are often more trendy than the rest of the brand’s offerings — these dainty pearl hoops could absolutely be from an indie brand at Lisa Says Gah.
Speaking of Lisa Says Gah, the cool-girl-approved site is offering 50 percent off select jackets and pants just today. It’s slim pickings on some of the products, but this puffy jacket is still in stock in all sizes.
All swimwear at Aerie is 30 percent off through Friday. You can mix and match bikini tops, bottoms, and one-pieces, which are all available in eight colors in this cute and crinkly UPF-50 fabric.
We normally go for DL1961’s line of timeless, sustainably produced denim, and you’ll need this classic linen button-up to complete your fit. The designer uses organic or recycled cotton and renewable fibers (such as Tencel and Modal) in all its pieces and prioritizes ethical manufacturing.
If you enjoy the finer things in life, luxury bedding, loungewear, and bath-linen brand Cozy Earth is having a massive sitewide sale. We suggest you pick up its best-in-class bath sheet, the superabsorbent cotton-and-bamboo blend towel that Strategist writer Latifah Miles says feels “noticeably weighty” and like “three ordinary soft towels put together.”
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