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16 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Madewell to Our Place

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Nothing here will arrive on-time for Christmas — unless you get lucky with a “pickup-in-store” option at checkout — so take a breather and shop for yourself in today’s deals roundup. (It’s been a long week, and you’ve earned it. Fortunately, there are lots of little things to treat yourself to, like our favorite linen bedding, New Year’s Eve outfit ideas from Madewell, and our best Bluetooth speaker for your next dance party. Plus I found some sale-on-sales happening at and J.Crew if you’re looking for steep discounts. As always, make sure to sign up for our email newsletter for even more sales coverage — including five extra deals each Friday hand-selected by yours truly.

Parachute surprised us with a sitewide sale that lasts through the end of the year. Everything is 20 percent off, no code needed, like the Strategist-tested-and-approved set that was crowned best overall in our review of linen sheets.

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3

Our best overall Bluetooth speaker definitely won’t arrive by Christmas, but it’ll be here for your New Year’s Eve party.

Kasa Smart Plug - 2-Pack

This two-pack of Kasa’s popular smart plugs is the cheapest I’ve ever seen it. With it, you can turn any old plug into a switch that you can control straight from your phone or smart speaker.

With all the holiday parties happening right now, you might want to stock up on some on-sale pantyhose.

Here’s a thicker option for daytime wear that comes in both black and dark brown. (You’ll be glad to have these in February.)

An Outdoor Voices–like exercise dress with built-in shorts for only $41.

I was delighted to find Fjällräven’s durable and status-y backpacks on sale at Nordstrom at a very good price.

Our Place is having an end-of-year sale, and Nordstrom is price-matching. If you don’t have room for the full-size version, the mini Always Pan is cute (and cheaper).

At Madewell, nearly everything is 40 percent off with the code GETGIFTING through Sunday night. We spotted plenty of sequins, silver, and satin-y options that would make for excellent New Year’s Eve dressing.

On-sale items are an additional 40 to 50 percent off with the same code, making this subtly shimmery tank just $15.

Cashmere is up to 50 percent off at J.Crew right now, and I spotted Diksha Basu’s shawl of choice in the mix. It’s the “rare cashmere piece that I don’t have to be precious about” since the fabric is sturdy and doesn’t pill easily.

Already-on-sale items are an extra 60 percent off — the best deal you’ll get at J.Crew — with the code SALEONSALE. This layering tee is on sale in six colors.

Some toasty slippers for just $20.

Full-price items at are 25 percent off with the code 25PLZ. Here’s a precious tiffin if your New Year’s resolution is to bring your lunch to the office.

Clearance items are an extra 40 percent off with the code 40PLZ, so these colorful, usable beeswax food wraps are over half-off.

From $150

I did find one on-sale thing that will arrive in time for Christmas: Gift cards from one of our favorite luggage brands, Paravel, are 20 percent off.

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16 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Madewell to Our Place