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12 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Barbie to Carhartt

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There’s something for everyone in today’s sales mishmash, including an inexpensive (but powerful) air purifier, kids’ sandals from Keen, and magnetic toiletry capsules for summer travel. Urban Outfitters is offering 30 percent off select summer essentials for a limited time, so don’t dillydally. And at Shopbop, sale items are an extra 25 percent off through Friday — I’ve dropped a few favorites below, including under-$20 sunnies and a Barbiecore dress.

Since it’s so supremely smoky on the East Coast today, we were delighted to find the Strategist-approved Germ Guardian air purifier on sale at Amazon and Best Buy. Once the air quality outside improves, it’s also a “lovely solution” for homes with dust and pets, according to Melissa Homer, chief cleaning officer for MaidPro.

Lifestraw Peak Series Straw

We’re big fans of the Lifestraw, which removes 99.9 percent of bacteria, parasites, dirt, and sand from any water source. The brand recently redesigned its signature straw: The Peak series features an enhanced microfilter to help reduce clogging and is made from tougher, ultra-leak-proof materials.

Carhartt is offering 25 percent off its Force line, and Amazon is price matching. Everything is woven from a sweat-wicking fabric that’s ultra-durable and drys quickly.


Patrick Schwarzenegger swears by this cordless water flosser. “Once you turn it on high mode and watch all the stuff that comes out of your mouth, you’ll never want to go without one again,” he told us.

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The Newport H2 is one of our top picks for kids’ summer shoes. Brooklyn-based parent Kalli Anderson says the water-shoe-sandal hybrid is “not stinky, easy to run in, and not hot, and the rubber toe is good for playing soccer and climbing.”

Just for today, ThirdLove is taking $20 off its medium-high-impact Kinetic sports bra with the code TL-RUNNINGDAY. It’s available in a wide range of sizes, with band sizes 32 to 44 and cup sizes AA through H.

Already-on-sale products at Shopbop are an extra 25 percent off with the code SHELL through Friday. Here’s a pair of clear-framed sunglasses for those who want to lighten up their look (for under $20).

Arguably the perfect outfit to view Barbie in next month.

For something lower-profile, I spotted this white cap with pink script on sale at Urban Outfitters. It, along with a selection of other summer essentials, is 30 percent off for a limited time — no code needed.

Get to know your partner, friends, or family with the card-based game that’s taken over Instagram.

When we asked frequent fliers about their favorite toiletry bottles, Cadence’s magnetic capsules came highly recommended by Briona Lamback, founder of Buoyant Travel, who says she can “usually get enough cleanser and moisturizer for a sixish-day trip in each capsule.” The six-pack bundle is just $60 (down from $84) with the code PACKYOURBAG.

Here’s a relatively niche but very nice Father’s Day gift for the dad who loves to golf. This Garmin GPS watch is preloaded with maps of more than 42,000 golf courses worldwide, boasts a 30-hour battery life, and has a high-res display that’s readable even in bright sunlight.

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.

12 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Barbie to Carhartt