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18 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy, From Whistles to Lululemon

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In this week’s roundup of the best deals, we’ve found a highly-rated Crockpot at a third off, some Marc Jacobs accessories reduced by 70 percent, and a buy-it-now deal from Lululemon.

We thought we’d start this week’s Friday sales with some homewares. La Redoute is normally our go-to for high-quality home furnishings, like furniture and rugs, but we’ve also spied some home décor at the lower end of the price scale. We like these water glasses with a coloured base, £17 for four (down from £30). They’re dishwasher-safe, too.

If your colour scheme is more minimal, we also spied a set of four gold-rimmed glasses, at a slightly lower discount (£24 for four, with the code NEW).

If your budget is a little higher, this crystal tumbler set is a good investment.

La Redoute also have up to 30 percent off their rugs, with the code NEW. That includes this perennially popular Berber-style rug.

When we scoured Amazon for the best-rated slow cookers, the Crock-Pot won out as the best programmable option. Not only is this slow cooker a whopping five litres, but the programmable digital timer allows you to customise the cooking time for optimum results. It’s currently a third off, at £74 (down from £110).


Not everybody has the space (or the need) for a large set of knives, and this three-piece set by Orient is Amazon’s best-rated all-rounder, featuring three knives total. It comes with a chef’s knife, a utility knife, and a paring knife, which will cover most chopping, slicing, and mincing needs in the kitchen.

We first spotted the handykette trend in Berlin, and are thrilled to see that Urban Outfitters now stocks ’em.

We like this handsome pack-a-mac from Nike.

We also like this colourful version.

Lastly, in rain jacket news, we are taken with this old timey cagoule, in a limited run of yellow wax cotton.

When we asked 11 top fitness experts, (including a barre teacher, a yoga instructor, a running coach, and a body builder), for their go-to leggings for every session, lululemon came up again and again.

Their Wunder Under HR Tight was recommended by three of our panel, and is currently £39 (down from £68).

If you prefer a longer leg, we found the City Core Tight at a similar discount.

International reporter Rossalyn Warren first brought the Knomo Beauchamp to our attention last year. She writes: “The Knomo Beauchamp has multiple compartment areas — zips at the front, a laptop area, zips inside for more valuable items, side holders, everything. It’s light, durable, and has never let me down.” It’s seldom on sale, but we’ve spied it for £119 (down from £149) at both Amazon and John Lewis.

That backpack would go nicely with this all-leather mini.

We found some treasures in the Asos outlet, including these Marc Jacobs square sunglasses with a tortoiseshell frame. However, they’re low in stock, so if you want a pair, add them to your basket post haste.

If tortoiseshell isn’t your scene, we also spotted a gold and acetate pair that have a (not-too-dramatic) chunky detailing at the brow. They’re 67 percent off (£70, down from £215).

Lastly, for those amongst us who have a sunglasses wardrobe, a campy cat eye pair that are at a higher discount still (£87, down from £295).

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18 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy