29 Essential Buys, According To R29 Readers In January

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For some, January is a fresh start. For others, it’s another mundane page flip of a calendar. According to our anonymous shopping data, it’s the perfect time for R29 readers to stock up on cozy loungewear, Hello Kitty pimple patches, sex toy subscription boxes, and all kinds of unique buys.

Prepare for 29 essential new-year-new-me buys, according to you. We can’t guarantee that they’ll help you knock out your 2024 resolutions, but one thing’s for sure: This list isn’t one to miss. Out of our hundreds of recs from January, Refinery29 readers carted only the best — from life-changing planners to awe-inspiring olive oils, sleek AirTag keychains to ooey-gooey Levain cookies. So scroll on for January’s top-bought products because Refinery29 readers really know how to start a year off right.

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FP Movement Sprint To The Finish Hoodie

According to our anonymous shopping data, Refinery29 readers beeline toward matching sweatsuits, specifically FP Movement’s matching sweatsuits. In January, all eyes were on this vintage-style hoodie and sweatpants.

Shop Free People

FP Movement Sprint To The Finish Hoodie, $, available at Free People

Lululemon Groove Super-High-Rise Flared Pant Nulu Regular

Score a pair of flared pants from Lululemon — they’re buttery soft, versatile, and 25% off.

Shop Lululemon

Lululemon Groove Super-High-Rise Flared Pant Nulu Regular, $, available at Lululemon

Bellesa Pebble

The Pebble vibrator is no frills and no bigger than your palm — it’s perfect for practical peeps. Its five suction intensities deliver powerful orgasms minus complex patterns or excessive vibration modes. If you like to keep things simple or are new to the sex toy game, give this adorable gizmo a try.

Shop Bellesa

Bellesa Pebble, $, available at Bellesa

Abercrombie x Jen Reed Sunday Half Zip

Shopping expert and influencer Jen Reed introduced her seventh Abercrombie & Fitch collab to the masses in January. The capsule collection features an assortment of elevated basics — add a few of her bestselling staples to your wardrobe before they’re gone for good.

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Abercrombie x Jen Reed Sunday Half-Zip, $, available at Abercrombie & Fitch

Everlane The Alpaca V-Neck Cropped Cardigan

When in doubt (or on a strict budget), look to Everlane’s sale section. The retailer’s up-to-70%-off styles sell out fast, but for good reason: They’re high-quality, worthwhile buys. Even we don’t know why this reader-favorite cardigan boasts a rare under-$50 price tag…but we’re not complaining.

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Everlane The Alpaca V-Neck Cropped Cardigan, $, available at Everlane

RoseSkinCo. Lumi

Every January the R29 Shopping team comes together to decide what 29 products truly knocked our socks off the previous year. We spotlight everything from mattresses to loungewear, travel must-haves, and more. This year’s top-bought MVP? RoseSkinCo.’s permanent hair removal device. Our Sexual Health & Wellness Writer Charlotte Lewis is a fan: “I can’t believe how much slower the hair already is growing in. It isn’t necessarily lighter or thinner yet, but the device has definitely slowed the growth down.”

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RoseSkinCo. Lumi, $, available at RoseSkinCo.

Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Lumbar Support Office Chair

For many, working from home equals working from bed. If you’re looking for a little motivation to make it your desk, cart Tempur-Pedic’s extra-comfy seat. It’s fully equipped with the brand’s signature Tempur material and practically a mattress on wheels.

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Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Lumbar Support Office Chair, $, available at Tempur-Pedic

Agolde Riley High Rise Straight Crop Jeans

Skip the tailor and scoop Agolde’s perfectly petite jeans. We’re talking a 25.25-inch inseam — aka, no DIY cuffing or hemming required.

Shop Shopbop

Agolde Riley High Rise Straight Crop Jeans, $, available at The Reformation

Erin Condren Metallic Inspire LifePlanner

It’s never too late to treat yourself to a planner, especially if it’s one of Erin Condren’s life-changing journals. Organize your day-to-day all the way down to what you’re making for dinner or popping in your suitcase for your next getaway. Type A girlies rejoice.

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Erin Condren Metallic Inspire LifePlanner™, $, available at Erin Condren

Tranomos 8-Pack Silicone Bottle Covers

Banish bottle leaks from your life with Tranomos’s silicone covers. The reviews are in, and these nifty seals are total godsends. One Amazon reviewer raves, “I am pleased to report that at the end of our trip — after six flights — I had NO bottle spills. The silicone bottle covers worked perfectly to seal the tops of the bottles and protect from leakage.”

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Tranomos Silicone Bottle Covers, $, available at Amazon

Mango Rhinestone Maxi Flower Bag

We’re calling it now: Flower power will be in full swing this spring. But these aren’t your grandma’s floral prints. Instead, prepare for rosette-shaped pearls and full-blown blossom bags. In January, R29 readers ran to Mango to get a head start on the fun trend.

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Mango Rhinestone Maxi Flower Bag, $, available at Mango

Marley Spoon 3-Meal Weekly Subscription

The best meal delivery services should save you time and money. However, if you find those incessant discount emails a tad overwhelming, don’t fret. We found all the best deals for you — one of them being Marley Spoon’s three-meal weekly subscription. Score 40% off your first box (and get free shipping), 37% off the second, 27% off the third, and 15% off boxes four and five. Don’t thank us. Thank Martha Stewart.

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Marley Spoon 3 Meal Weekly Subscription, $, available at Marley Spoon

Hello Kitty & Friends x Starface Big Hello Kitty Compact

Sanrio and Starface’s iconic collab restocked in January — R29 readers ran to score the brand’s top-rated pimple patches all month long.

Shop Starface

Hello Kitty & Friends x Starface Big Hello Kitty Compact, $, available at Starface

Mystery Pleasure Box Sex Toy Subscription Box

Chronic online shoppers like us understand the joys of getting a package in the mail, especially if that package is packed with some seriously sexy goods. This Mystery Pleasure Box is one of CrateJoy’s most popular shipments and includes potions, lotions, sex toys, and all kinds of bedroom accessories picked by industry experts.

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Mystery Pleasure Box Sex Toy Subscription Box, $, available at Cratejoy

PinkCherry Rose Vibrator

It’s a bird. It’s a plane…no! It’s PinkCherry’s internet sensation the Rose Vibrator. With over 1,000 reviews and 4.8 stars, this orgasmic bestselling gadget is a tad bit better than your average bouquet.

Shop PinkCherry

PinkCherry Rose Vibrator, $, available at PinkCherry

Turkuaz Kitchen Posy Pitcher

Internationally beloved content creator Betül Tunç‘s Anthropologie home collab is a total must-see. From charming pitchers to adorable rolling pins to dashing teacups — the collection had Refinery29 readers swooning in January.

Shop Anthropologie

Turkuaz Kitchen Posy Pitcher, $, available at Anthropologie

Free People Sundrenched Floral Tiered Maxi Sundress

Dress season is on the horizon. Start stocking up your spring closet with a few price-slashed Nordstrom picks.

Shop Nordstrom

Free People Sundrenched Floral Tiered Maxi Sundress, $, available at Nordstrom

BaubleBar Kansas City Chiefs WEAR By Erin Andrews Necklace, Set Of 2

#Tayvis has taken the world by storm. So much so that whatever Chief’s merch Taylor Swift wears, people buy. The legendary pop star was spotted in BaubleBar’s sporty necklace in January, and — according to our anonymous shopping data — it’s flying off shelves.

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BaubleBar Kansas City Chiefs WEAR By Erin Andrews Necklace, $, available at BaubleBar

Twilla King Adjustable Pillow

The R29 Shopping team is always on the hunt for the best deals, but sometimes we love a splurge. According to our Associate Affiliate Writer Victoria Montalti, Twilla’s unique pillow is worth the $$$. She writes, “I was so intrigued to try this adjustable pillow — and let me just say, it’s like sleeping on a cloud. Twilla’s adjustable pillow unzips to reveal it’s filled with pillow pod inserts (aka mini clouds). These little satchels can be moved around for the perfect pillow shape for your favorite sleep positions.”

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Twilla King Adjustable Pillow, $, available at Twilla

Quince 100% Organic Cotton Quilt Set

Quince not only makes Refinery29 readers’ favorite cashmere sweater, but it’s also home to some of their most-loved bedding. If you’ve already scooped the linen duvet cover set and the comforter, give the retailer’s ultra-soft quilt set a try. According to reviews, it’s ideal for those looking for breathable yet warm snoozes.

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Quince 100% Organic Cotton Quilt Set, $, available at Quince

Lancôme 3-Piece Définicils Holiday Mascara Gift Set

Lancôme’s cost-effective beauty set is selling fast, but we spotted it in stock over at Macy’s for a fraction of its value. Add it to your cart, and nab three of the brand’s full-size bestsellers — Définicils Mascara, Cils Booster XL Mascara Primer, and Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover — for $60 less.

Shop Macy’s

Lancôme 3-Pc. Définicils Holiday Mascara Gift Set, $, available at Macy’s

OPI Repair Mode Bond Building Nail Serum

Introducing the serum that gave R29 editors noticeably stronger nails in just a week. Our Deputy Beauty Director Jacqueline Kilikita mentions in her review, “Miraculously, after seven days, my nails weren’t as sensitive or dented (a result of e-files), and I could finally do everyday tasks without wincing, but the best results have been thanks to continued use.” Add it to your next Amazon haul if your nail beds could use a little TLC.

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OPI Repair Mode Bond Building Nail Serum, $, available at Amazon

CND Cuticle Eraser Gentle Exfoliator

And while you’re at it, pop this $11 exfoliator in there too for supple, clean cuticles.

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CND Cuticle Eraser Gentle Exfoliator, $, available at Amazon

Yunaedo Apple AirTag Leather Holder Keychain

Amazon is a travel accessory treasure trove. And last month we scouted this stylish AirTag holder — easily attach your tag to your valuables knowing they won’t get lost in transit.

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Yunaeduo Apple AirTag Leather Holder Keychain, $, available at Amazon

OXO Good Grips Twisting Jar Opener

In a world where to-do lists are seemingly endless, it’s only natural we nab all the best “lazy” people products on the market. This gizmo, for example, eases our Senior Travel Writer Venus Wong’s jar-opening woes. According to her, the twisting mechanism does all the work while she conserves her much-needed energy.

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OXO Good Grips Twisting Jar Opener, $, available at Amazon

Graza “Drizzle” & “Sizzle” Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Warning: Once you go Graza, you never go back. “Generic grocery store stuff doesn’t even come close to the robust, fresh flavor of these oils,” our Senior Writer Karina Hoshikawa writes. The “Drizzle” & “Sizzle” combo pack will have your kitchen set — it features one oil for toppings and another for cooking.

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Graza “Drizzle” & “Sizzle” Extra Virgin Olive Oil, $, available at Graza

Cheerie Lane

Cheerie Lane’s fresh kernels have our Affiliate Coordinator Becca Sax and Refinery29 readers totally hooked. In fact, Sax deems them excellent gifts, “I will be getting these sets as gifts for everyone that I know for any holiday because everyone deserves some home-cooked love.”

Shop Cheerie Lane

Cheerie Lane Stock Up Set, $, available at Cheerie Lane

Venus Williams x Bombas Quarter Socks

When Grand Slam champion Venus Williams isn’t wowing us with her athletic chops, she’s a full-fledged entrepreneur. Her latest business endeavor? A stylish collab with fan-favorite sock brand Bombas that’s selling like hotcakes.

Shop Bombas

Venus Williams x Bombas Quarter Socks, $, available at Bombas

Levain Bakery Cookie Assortment

Love is in the air…or maybe it’s the intoxicating scent of Levain’s mouthwatering cookies. What we mean is, this sweet assortment is bound to leave your Valentine absolutely smitten.

Shop Levain Bakery

Levain Bakery Signature Cookie Assortment, $, available at Levain Bakery

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