After crunching the numbers (aka anonymous reader data sourced from top-performing stories), we composed
the ahead bestselling product list as a goodbye song of sorts. The tune goes a little something like this: breathable face masks secured by rainbow beaded chains, wheelless desk chairs you wouldn't guess can swivel, $15 miracle skin-clearing serum that gave $7 viral exfoliating washcloths a run for its money, sale finds that are still simmering, cooling cotton undies and eucalyptus sheets, oh, and a wearable vibrator or two.
If you want to play the rest, then scroll on for July's full most wanted score.
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The next top-shopped innovation in non-medical face masks? Non-medical face masks that you can actually breathe when wearing. This three-pack by Adidas was a resounding top-bought item of the month after being featured in both our onsite roundup of the best
along with our reader-sourced guide to the
most-useful quarantine buys
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FACE COVERS XS/S 3-PACK, $14.95
Buy Face Mask Chain
Another new face-mask chapter that July brought on was the chain. Serving the same purpose as the accessory you'd wear on your summer sunnies, these stylish add-ons also serve as a back-up for keeping face coverings secure and at the ready. This particular rainbow-beaded chain was the runaway favorite from our roundup on the best
to buy (and many, including this one, were crafted by small shops on Etsy).
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Face Mask Chain, $4.99
Buy Skin-Clearing Serum
Meet the unlikely $15 face-clearing serum that swept July's shopping cart. This
Amazon hidden gem was first brought to our attention by a reader
who touted the abilities of its vitamin C, salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, retinol, and MSM blend to zap her humidity breakouts: "Those red inflamed bumps on my cheeks and forehead are kaput."
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Skin-Clearing Serum, $14.95
Buy EVA Waterproof Sandals
Birkenstocks made their comeback a while back — but,
waterproof slide sandals
earned their trending spot on this summer's shopping radar. This exemplary cool-blue style picked up major cart steam after receiving
a fleeting spot featured in our weekly coverage of bestselling items
With nearly 2,000 reviews on Nordstrom and a 4.6 out of 5-star rating, plus another 73 reviews and a nearly 5-star rating on
, the cushioned rubber-like twist on the iconic strapped sandal comes customer-vetted and approved: from "Sent to my mother for an early Mother's Day gift. She loves them! She reports she has worn them every day since they arrived," to, "These are perfect for poolside or beach slip-on. Sand washes right off. Very comfortable."
For more color options shop Nordstrom
, Urban Outfitters , Free People , and DSW Zappos Birkenstock
Essentials Arizona Waterproof Slide Sandal, $44.95
Buy Floating Plant Shelf
This top-bought contraption was first featured in our
small-space furniture roundup
, where its runaway success led to an entirely new story on
— where, shocker, readers continued to cart up the luminous hanging shelf system like it was going out of stock for good (and it did go out of stock, briefly).
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Hanging Window Plant Shelf, $74.00
Buy Bike Shorts
Bike shorts are still big, only this month the top-of-the-cart style is from
Girlfriend Collective's newest line FLOAT
. The nearly sold-out lineup of lighter than air activewear is said to have been inspired by
' character Ned Flanders, and truly feels like you're wearing "nothin' at all."
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FLOAT Seamless Bike Short, $48.00
Buy Foot Mask
Quarantine footcare was still a trending July topic with this $6 refreshing foot-mask pack from LAPCOS as wild-cart favorite — it was featured not only as one of
our Beauty & Wellness Writer's go-to goods
, but also a
top-selling product of the week
: "This K-beauty Amazon gem hydrates and revitalizes tired toes with the help of peppermint oil and lavender. After removing and rinsing, you’re left with nothing but soft and soothed feet that smell like a spa day."
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Foot Mask, (1-Pack), $6.00
Buy Lululemon We Made Too Much
Forget July 4th sales, our readers went all out shopping this past month's
Lululemon Warehouse Sale
. And while the hyped-up blowout event is sadly over, the beloved activewear brand still boasts a stacked selection of marked-down merch within its cheekily named "We Made Too Much" section (including this still-on-sale bestseller crafted from breathable technical-cotton!).
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Full Day Ahead Shirt,
$98.00 $29.00 Buy The Ordinary
Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, $8.70
Buy Hybrid Mattress We tested 11 top-rated mattress styles
— and Saatva hybrid (spring and foam) style reigns supreme. While this big investment purchase was not carted up in the hundreds, it still picked up cart steam in July as a prevalent reader buy.
As our reviewer states, "Saatva’s
Classic in Luxury Firm
comes as close to the future as I’ve seen. Unlike many online mattresses, it has springs inside, which is a must for me, as all-foam mattresses give me that 'help I’m stuck and I can’t get up' feeling. Upon the first trial, I was immediately skeptical of its 'Euro pillow top' as too squishy and hilly, as I like a more uniform surface, but the thought fled my mind as quickly as it entered it because I fell asleep immediately. I woke up without the sore back I typically get from beds that are slightly softer than a wooden board."
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$1199.00 $999.00 Buy Boyfriend Vibrator
This three-speed and seven-vibration vibrator was touted by one reader in our
most useful buys of quarantine
as, "being a very solid vibrator (powerful and whisper-quiet with no bells and whistles)," that she was, "able to snag it on discount during one of Ella Paradis's many ongoing sales" — and currently, you can too.
Shop Ella Paradis Better Love
Ella's Battery Operated Boyfriend G-Spot Vibrator, $59.00
Buy Wearable Finger Vibe
That's right, two vibrators made this list — only this one comes in a pint-size. Featured in the top-shopped spots of both our roundups on
the best finger vibrators
and our dive on the
top-selling vibes at Adam & Eve
(we went straight to the source for this buzzing shopping data), reviewers and readers alike couldn't get enough of this tiny but mighty product.
"It’s discreet. The size makes it easy to keep hidden and works wonders when you're able to take it out to play. Best money invested — explosion orgasm!" as told by one reviewer.
Plus, Refinery29 has an exclusive discount code with Adam & Eve so if you use the code R29 at checkout, you'll get 29% off one item.
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Rechargeable Finger Vibe,
$29.95 $20.96 Buy Pull-On Shorts
Pull-on shorts are to July what biker shorts were to June; meaning readers were selling these styles out everywhere from
. This easy-breezy summer style was so in-demand, we crafted
an entire story dedicated to the boxer-like baggies
— with this organic and sustainably made pair from Pact clocking in as a top-of-cart favorite this month (and there are still plenty of sizes and colors in stock!).
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Drawstring Short, $60.00
Buy Invisible Shield Sunscreen
Name a more iconic duo than summer and sunscreen: how about summer and "Sunscreen for people who hate wearing sunscreen" sold by cult-beauty favorite Glossier? Featured in our
roundup of the best SPF for acne-prone skin
, readers bought into the barely-there but still-protective promise that this clear water-gel formula has to offer.
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Invisible Shield, $25.00
Buy Beach Cottage Candle
July was a middle of summer month where we all really sunk into our summer-at-home routines — with readers carting up
WFH accessories to brighten up their now too-familiar spaces
. The top-pick? This delightful Beach Cottage candle that apparently smells like, "Salty ocean air with hot sand under foot. Afternoon tides leave driftwood, seaweed, and conch shells scattered along the shore." And with 5 out of 5 stars on Homesick, more than one delighted customer backs that claim: "I absolutely love the smell of this candle. It smells like a day at the beach and burns really well. It’s the perfect summer candle!"
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Beach Cottage Candle, $34.00
Buy Linen Dress
'Tis the season of linen! And this pretty ruffled frock was a top buy from our roundup on
the best linen pieces for summer
. Why do we (and readers) love the fabric so? It's much more eco-friendly than its synthetic alternatives AND super cool in sweltering temps.
Shop Mango Mango
Ruffled linen dress, $79.99
Buy Swivel Desk Chair
While this isn't new news, our guide to
best chairs to WFH in
is still seeing strong shopping traction with this secret-swivel wheelless desk chair clocking in as a seriously top-carted item of the month. It's been so popular that it was even written in for inclusion in our roundup of readers'
most useful quarantine buys
. Meaning, it checks the boxes of stylish, comfy, and reader-approved.
Shop Wayfair Corrigan Studio
Brister Swivel Side Chair, $151.99
Buy Korean Exfoliating Washcloths
top-shopped Amazon hidden gem
turned top-shopped July reader favorite
reviewed first-hand by our in-house beauty expert
— who used the $7 exfoliating washcloth pack and, "noticed fewer ingrown hairs in the days following the scrub session and even fewer after I tried it again post-shaving. Also, since we're Going There: While I don't personally deal with
bacne or buttne
get the rare below-the-belt pimple. So, I gave my booty a once-over with a fresh cloth to keep things smooth and soft (highly recommend if you suffer from booty breakouts)."
Shop Amazon TeChef Home
Korean Top Quality Exfoliating Bath Washcloth, $6.70
Buy Summer Sandals on Sale
summer of sandal sales
! And while the original top-selling pair from our coverage of Cole Haan's still live blowout event is currently sold out, this extremely top-rated style for 81% off is very much in stock. Crafted with a vibrant red-orange suede upper and a 2.5-inch block heel, this 4.9-out-of-5 favorite has garnered praise from, "I am buying two other colors. This is my 7th shoe from ColeHaan this summer. This Summer is one of great and comfy shoes," to "Beautiful and very comfortable sandal — orange red with a very padded footbed — I want one in every color! Perfect sandal! And the price cannot be beaten for Cole Haan shoes!".
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Josie Block Heel Sandal,
$150.00 $30.00 Buy BaubleBar
Adjustable Face Mask Set of 2, $12.00
Buy Eucalyptus Sheets
Featured as a top-seller in both our roundups on
, Buffy's eucalyptus sheets were the clear cart favorite as far as breathable and eco-friendly sleep goes.
Crafted in a 300-single-ply thread count, the set is touted as "cool-to-the-touch" and backed by sweat-free sleepers as, "simply lovely to sleep on! They don’t hold heat in during warm summer nights and are extremely soft and comfortable. Definitely worth it!"
Shop Buffy Buffy
eucalyptus sheets, $169.00
Buy Face Shield
We're not done with masks just yet! July introduced
the face shield
— that, while NOT a replacement for the face mask (as hotly contested), can be used as a second layer of protection for shoppers who are looking to layer their COVID-combatting lineup.
Shop ModaLoom Moda Loom
Flippable & Fixed Comfortable Face Shield, $8.00
One Shoulder Cutout One Piece, $20.99
Buy 100% Cotton Bandana
Readers couldn't get enough of this top-bought beauty designed by D.C.-based artist
Ama Schulman — whose shop, All Very Goods, is featured on Etsy
— using the good as not only a breathable face mask but also a tie-on summer accessory for everything from hair to wrists and handbags. Schulman describes her work as a modern take on the traditional bandana — with this 100%-cotton design serving as a reflection of, "self care, carving out a space for yourself and being comfortable in your own skin."
Shop AllVeryGoods AllVeryGoods
No. 19 Me Time Bandana, $22.00
H13 True HEPA Filter Air Purifier, $89.99
Buy High-Rise Cotton Brief
Recognize these high-rise briefs? The repeat top seller from our roundup of
the most trusted pairs of comfy cotton underwear across the internet
has once again become a choice buy of this hot and sweaty summer month — all due to its organic moisture-wicking fabric properties and, as one reviewer raves, "you want comfort, huggable, good quality cotton around your booty? Then Knickey underwear is where it’s at.”
Shop Knickey Knickey
High-Rise Brief, $13.00
A-line Slip Dress,
$89.00 $21.36 Buy Amazon
Indoor Herb Garden Starter Kit, $19.95
Buy Sand Coasters
Kind of a top-bought wild card, but hear our carts out: This five-pack of unassuming coasters turned out to be
a summer of 2020 game-changer
while everyone took to the outdoors to enjoy their leisure time. Made from renewable plastic, the coasters are designed to hold everything from drinks to sunglasses and phones upright in the sand (or dirt).
Shop Amazon AOMAIS
Sand Coasters Cup Holders (5 Pack), $16.99