It’s almost Friday, and if you’re already dreaming of your plans for the weekend, the goodies I’ve found for today’s sales roundup should inspire you to get outside — like two trail-ready North Face packs and a Mediterranean-inspired candle from a brand loved by Strategist staffers and Real Housewives alike. Also, several excellent deals are ending today, including Huckberry’s sale-on-sale promotion and Cocokind’s sitewide sale on its line of earth-friendly skin care.
This retro-looking Bluetooth speaker would make an attractive gift for an audiophile. You can adjust volume, bass, and treble via its knobs, or use the Marshall app to adjust the settings on your phone.
Several candles, reed diffusers, hand soaps, and room sprays from Nest Fragrances are 25 percent off at Amazon. If you’re in the mood for an olfactory vacation, pick up this Mediterranean-inspired scent that has notes of fig leaves, blue cypress, and violet.
Here’s a Barbie play set for animal lovers that’s $10 cheaper today. It comes with a Barbie doll in an outdoorsy vet outfit, eight animal patients, and a two-level care station connected by a teeny rope bridge.
Today’s the last day to take 25 percent off bundles and 20 percent off everything else at Cocokind. This fragrance-free face sunscreen uses non-nano zinc oxide, blue phytoplankton, and microalgae to protect skin against UVA and UVB rays.
Cocokind’s eye cream contains oat extract, marula seed oil, and hibiscus flower acids to gently hydrate and plump under-eye skin. I especially love the metal-tipped applicator, which provides a cooling effect.
Madewell’s sale section has a lot of spring-ready apparel and accessories. This cotton-elastane-blend dress is made for working from a café or weekend strolls to the farmers’ market and is available in two colors: a neutral cocoa shade and a (slightly more expensive, but still on sale) gray-blue.
Space-dyed knits took over the internet last year, and you can wear them well into spring with this $40 sweater-vest.
Here’s a marshmallow-like North Face pullover in white or navy blue for just $59 at REI. The exterior is covered in a high-pile sherpa fleece, and it has a large hood and front kangaroo pocket to keep your extremities cozy.
It’s no secret that the Strategist loves L.L.Bean (so much so that we dedicated an entire guide to shopping the brand), and I was delighted to see this classic fleece zip-up for half off at Nordstorm. Heads-up, however: It’s only in stock in sizes medium through extra-extra large.
Whether you need a new backpack for commuting, taking classes, or trekking a mountain, North Face’s highly rated Jester backpack is the way to go. It’s got a padded laptop sleeve, plenty of pockets inside to organize your gear, and padded straps to prevent chafing.
Or if you’re looking for something to tote just the essentials, consider this hip pack that’s on sale in black, orange, and ice dye. It’s part of Huckberry’s sale-on-sale event, where already-discounted items are an extra 15 percent off in-cart. But hurry — the deal ends tonight.
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