Cheap Keeps: The Genius Under $20 Finds That Last

We're ready to leave behind the days of senselessly sacrificing quality for inexpensive, one-use, and landfill-bound items. If we're going to take part in some budget-friendly retail therapy, let's spend our cash on affordable items that will actually last. To stop buying products that will ultimately end up stuffed inside our junk drawers, we hunted down a collection of cheap $20-and-under favorites worth keeping.
Although the word “cheap” doesn't carry the most positive connotations, the 16 items ahead (sourced from R29ers and savvy reviewers alike) are giving bargain prices a run for their money when it comes to real value. Don't get it twisted: sustainable and eco-friendly shopping doesn't have to translate to budget-crushing buys (meaning you can stay in budget and still cruise that Madewell sale!). Scroll on to shop our round-up of cheap keeps: ranging from hidden gem beauty buys to home-good hacks and style scores that afford fast-fashion a better rap. Buyer's remorse? Never heard of her.
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