micro sales

11 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Revlon to Madewell

Photo: The Strategist; Photos: Retailers

Madewell’s Summer Sale ends tomorrow night, so it’s your last chance to get some doubly discounted deals on everything from V-neck tees to what the Strategist team thinks just may be the skirt of the summer. Full-price bags and purses are 20 percent off, too, so I’d suggest grabbing the tote we named our best overall work bag for women before you realize you don’t have something for your commute. Below, you’ll also find cooling sheets, our best budget soundbar, and the hair-styling tool Rio claims is a Dyson Airwrap dupe.

Rio’s Dyson Airwrap dupe is 30 percent off. “If fringe styling is the primary reason you are interested in the Dyson round brush, this thinner brush … might work even better if you have shorter or straight-across bangs (rather than longer curtain bangs), as it can give a more precise curl,” she explains.


Sound engineer Nicholas Radina told us he trusts Yamaha, particularly the YAS-109, as a “great, affordable entry” into the world of soundbars. We named this our best budget pick, and it’s even cheaper today.

Earlier this month, we launches the Strategist Sleep 100, and these cooling eucalyptus sheets from Sijo made the cut. Our senior editor Chelsea Peng says the sheets are “so smooth and slippery” and that she can barely feel the difference in texture between her silk pillowcase and these sheets.

Sijo’s memory-foam-like pillow is filled with Tencel lyocell, which is a sustainable-sourced fiber with moisture-wicking and cooling properties.

It can be hard to find a nice-looking, checked suitcase for under $200, but I think this sleek spinner is a good option.

For day-to-day commuting, Madewell is offering 20 percent off full-price bags with the code INTHEBAG through tomorrow night. The Madewell Transport Tote has been a favorite of Strategist editors and readers alike since it was first recommended to us by Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen in 2018.

Or use the code HOTDEAL to take an extra 30 to 70 percent off thousands of already-marked-down items. Here’s a durable ripstop-and-suede tote if you like the utility look.

I’ve owned a similar pair of Madewell sunglasses for years and have been surprised with how well they’re still holding up.

At a Strategist meeting earlier this week, one writer confirmed that the tiered white midiskirt is the skirt of the summer.

Select full-price items are 30 percent off with the code HOTDEAL, too, like this lightweight cotton tee that comes in five colors.

Over at Ulta, select lipsticks and glosses are 40 percent off through Saturday night. Movita Organics founder Tonya Lewis Lee says this semi-matte lippie from Mented adds “a little color” to her look.

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 You’ll Want: From Revlon to Madewell