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12 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Waterpik to Dr. Scholl’s

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If you found yourself wondering where Willa found that choker-and-tweed outfit from the latest episode of Succession, our hawk-eyed writer Ambar Pardilla spotted the skirt for nearly $100 off at Bloomingdale’s. In more affordable news, below you’ll find deals on a Strategist-approved water flosser to keep your teeth sparkling and an air-filtering fern to keep your apartment’s air clean, too. Plus, a ton of bike gear is on sale at REI through April 24.


Our favorite water flosser is 40 percent off in either white or gray. Dentists we’ve spoken to appreciate how it can be adjusted to fit your preferences: “It offers water-control buttons on the handle, 90-second run time, ten pressure settings, seven different tips, 360-degree rotation of the tip, and a significantly large water tank,” says Irina Sinensky of Dental House.

If you order this portable inflatable kayak today, it’ll arrive on time to take out on the lake this weekend. Reviewers say it’s sturdy and easy to store, but if you’re looking for a roomier option to fit another ride or your pup, the two-seater version is also on sale.

The holy grail of snail skin-care products, which Rio Viera-Newton once called “one of the best healing, brightening, and moisturizing essences on the market,” is 23 percent off.

Here’s the skirt Willa wore to Logan’s wake — matching cardigan and tasteful choker not included.

Hush makes some of our favorite weighted blankets that are cooling, too, thanks to the bamboo-cotton blend covers. I spotted a seven-pound kids’ version in both a spaceship and unicorn print.

REI is having a sale on all things bikes until April 24. Strategist senior writer Liza Corsillo purchased this bike from REI’s in-house line back in 2019 and says it felt far “sturdier, more cushy, and just slightly zippier” than her previous bike.

Suitable for road biking, commuting, and beach cruising, our best overall bike helmet looks like a classic foam helmet but actually is equipped with a honeycomb-like WaveCel that offers extra protection for your dome — and is still super-comfortable.

Sephora’s Savings Event opened to all members yesterday (and you can find our full coverage of what to buy here). Verb’s Ghost shampoo is a lightweight, sulfate-free, and super-hydrating option — just in time for swimming season.

The “secret to rich-person skin” is also on sale at Sephora. It’s not the biggest discount, but it’s rarely on sale.

And speaking of luxurious things, Aurate is offering 30 percent off orders over $300 through April 30. We think this interlocking necklace would make an excellent graduation gift.

Some potted plants at Bloomscape — which, in our comprehensive guide to the best online plant retailers, editor Maxine Builder described as “the best value for the amount we spent” — are on sale through tomorrow night. If you also have a cat who enjoys chomping every plant you bring home, ferns are your best bet to avoid a visit to the vet.

There’s a huge sale going on at Dr. Scholl’s until the end of the month. I’m eyeing these clogs, which look a lot like Swedish Hasbeens (for a fraction of the price).

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12 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Waterpik to Dr. Scholl’s