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11 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Casper to Sunday Riley

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It’s been quiet on the deals front after the onslaught of Labor Day sales. But I know I can always count on Nordstrom to have a cache of sales, and I was delighted to find that the retailer has just added a ton of items to its clearance section — including some in-season clothing, home décor, and bedding. Ban.do is also having a sale on planners and desk accessories, if you’re looking to upgrade your home office (or have been procrastinating on school-supplies shopping).

Casper Hybrid Pillow

Everything at Casper is still 20 percent off for its Labor Day sale, and Nordstrom is price-matching a few items — like this marshmallow-like hybrid foam pillow. (It’s nearly identical to our best cooling pillow.)

You can’t wrong with any of the candles from Boy Smells’ Kush family. This one has notes of cannabis, brushed suede, lilac, and white musk.

An attractive game board that flips back and forth from checkers to chess. It has a compartment to store pieces when not in use.

Sunday Riley Radiance Duo Set

This duo includes a full-size lactic-acid serum and a travel-size vitamin-C serum and shakes out to $40 apiece, which is the cheapest you’ll find Sunday Riley skin-care products.

Nordstrom has just marked down a ton of apparel and accessories, so you can nab these Quay sunglasses (that you’ll wear year-round) for $45.

This cardigan, which comes in kids’ sizes 7–16, has two layers of sparkle: It’s woven with metallic thread and has four crystal buttons.

Lifestraw Peak Series Straw

Lifestraw’s signature water-filtering straw removes 99.9 percent of bacteria, parasites, dirt, and sand from any water source. The Peak series features an enhanced microfilter to help reduce clogging and is made from tougher, ultra-leakproof materials.


Desk accessories and planners are 25 percent off with the code SWEET25 at Ban.do. Celebritiescool teens, and Strategist staffers all use the brand’s notebooks, and this one has ten fun patterns to choose from.

$10 at Ban.do
with code: SWEET25

For those who missed out on the puffy laptop cases from Baggu’s Sanrio drop yesterday, you can get it in two equally cute patterns at Ban.do — and they’re on sale.

$24 at Ban.do
with code: SWEET25

If this beaded pencil case shaped like a banana doesn’t appeal, it’s also available in hot dog form.

$26 at Ban.do
with code: SWEET25

Ban.do’s 17-month academic planners are 40 percent off, no code needed. There’s still plenty of time to use these, as they’re dated through December 2024.

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11 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Casper to Sunday Riley