Chunky Loafers, Vibrators, Snacks, & More September Best Sellers

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In the early aughts of fall 2021, we saw an uptick in flannel shackets and shiny new bakeware alongside the usual old-faithful likes of best-selling vibrators and good-looking desk chairs. Even before the end-of-summer air had a chance to crisp up, R29 readers — according to our vat of anonymous shopping data — used Labor Day and its slew of sales as a catalyst to stock up on autumnal essentials. Although our top-bought product list for September is filled with its fair share of cashmere sweaters and chunky loafers, there are still a few wackier wild cards shuffled in.

For our monthly mix of the most wanted products from the past 30 days, read on.

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H&M Collared Sweatshirt Dress

The fall-to-summer transition is all about keeping it casual. The cut of this sweater dress is light enough to keep you cool during the day, and its soft-cotton blend fabric is cozy enough to keep you warm come nighttime. 'Twas an understandably huge hit in our fall dress round-up.

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H&M Collared Sweatshirt Dress, $, available at H&M

Lululemon Instill Tight

Our Beauty & Wellness Editor, Karina Hoshikawa, took Lululemon's newest legging out for a spin this month and was pleasantly surprised by its soft yet supportive flair. The SmoothCover fabric's flattering effects had her looking and feeling "incredibly cute."

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Lululemon Instill High-Rise Tight 25", $, available at Lululemon

Branch Daily Task Chair

This is not a drill — for the first time in a while, last month's bestselling office chair was in fact not from Wayfair, but Branch Furniture. We applauded the chair for its breathable support, ergonomic design, and sleek presentation.

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Branch Daily Chair, $, available at Branch

Zara Soft Leather Loafers

You say "fall", we say "loafers." These emerald beauties from Zara swept our readers off their feet this month and, we're pretty positive a pair or two are the perfect pop of color for plenty of fall 'fits.

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Zara Soft Leather Loafers, $, available at Zara

Etsy Penny Loafer Classic Handmade Top-Sider Shoes

Not only did we see an uptick in loafers, but we also noticed an increasing reader infatuation in chunky loafers, like this suave bestselling pair from Etsy.

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GORshoesUA Penny Loafer Classic Handmade Top Sider Shoes, $, available at Etsy

AllSaints Naomi Bootie

When we're not loafing around, we're hitting the stomping ground with some classic black leather booties. Nordstrom Rack is a treasure trove of name-brand kicks with discounted price tags, and these sleek AllSaints booties (also available in snake print) are no exception.

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AllSaints Naomi Bootie, $, available at Nordstrom Rack

Everlane The Air Oversized Crew Tee

Everlane's up to 50% off Labor Day sale was pretty major and, lucky for us, this bestselling tee is still going for half off. Stock up on some wardrobe staple before word gets out and inventory is depleted.

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Everlane The Air Oversized Crew Tee, $, available at Everlane

Griffen Cashmere Cashmere Pleat Back Sweater

Yes, Nordstrom Rack is a hot spot for sale events, but we know some of the best deals live on its site all year round. This 60% off pleat-back cashmere sweater was one of September's hottest hidden gems, and is likely to sell out in October.

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Griffen Cashmere Cashmere Pleat Back Sweater, $, available at Nordstrom Rack

Reformation Midleton Dress

Lockdown completely changed the wedding game last year — meaning, fall is going to be booming with postponed weddings and long overdue "I do's". Reformation's got you covered with its inventory of day-to-night dresses, like this elegant green garment that won't outshine the bride but is sure to make its own classy statement.

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Reformation Midleton Dress, $, available at Reformation

Saatva Classic Mattress

Saatva's sustainable, cloud-like mattress truly is a classic, and might as well have a permanent spot on our monthly bestsellers list. (According to reviews, it's for good reason.)

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Saatva Classic Mattress, $, available at Saatva

Dame Aer Suction Toy

This year, readers ran to Dame's site for National Singles Day and scooped up the brand's bestselling, R29-editor-approved suction toy. According to a viral review from our Affiliate Writer Francky, it feels like "getting oral from a cloud."

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Dame Aer Suction Toy, $, available at Dame

Sweetie Bunny Ears Rechargeable Silicone Clitoral Vibrator

In other September sex toy news, a fresh face popped into our top charts: the Sweetie Bunny. The magic is in the ears (and its $12 price tag).

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Sweetie Bunny Ears Rechargeable Silicone Clitoral Vibrator, $, available at Lovehoney The Buffy Breeze

With this bestselling, 100% eucalyptus fiber comforter, you'll officially become a member of the Buffy brigade — aka the thousands of other happy customers keeping cool at night with their sustainable bedding. Did we mention this comforter alone totes 6,000+ reviews and a 4.7 out of 5-star rating?


Buffy The Buffy Breeze, $, available at Buffy

Burrow Black Nomad Block Nomad Double Chaise Sectional

A Burrow couch is a couch worth buying and this September, our readers agreed. One happy couch potato says: "The fabric is great. We had a friend spill wine on our couch literally the weekend we received it and the stain came out so easily. I also have three dogs and their fur doesn’t show up on the light grey color at all!"

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Burrow Block Nomad Double Chaise Sectional, $, available at Burrow

Madewell Harlow Wide Leg Pants

Here on the R29 Shopping Team, we're just like you — we put our new fall wardrobe pants on one leg at a time. This pick from our Deals Writer Mercedes Viera is a must-have. They wrote, "They’re so perfect for fall, and they are androgynous enough to live permanently in my closet."

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Madewell Harlow Wide-Leg Pants, $, available at Madewell

Foreo Luna Mini 3

Ulta wrapped up its 21 Days of Beauty event on September 18, but some products are still worth buying full price. Foreo's viral Luna Mini 3 has a hundred 5 out of 5-star reviews on-site, and according to one customer it "totally upgraded [their] skincare routine."

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Foreo LUNA Mini 3, $, available at Ulta

Maude Vibe

ICYMI: In September, we scored you an exclusive promo code on Maude's best-selling Vibe. While the deal has unfortunately expired, the $45 toy is still a worthy investment. No guilt, only pleasure.

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Maude Vibe In Grey, $, available at Maude

Primula Glass Coffee Maker, 50 Oz Capacity, Gray

Our Beauty & Wellness Writer Karina Hoshikawa divulged her secret to quick and easy morning caffeine: Primula's $30 cold brew maker. According to her (and thousands of reviewers), just one full day of steeping created "the smoothest, tastiest coffee [she's] ever had."

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Primula Glass Coffee Maker, 50 Oz Capacity, Gray, $, available at Amazon

Ownest 2PCS Eyebrow Soap Kit

For just $8 on Amazon, you can achieve the laminated eyebrows of your dreams with Ownest's Eyebrow Soap Kit. While it doesn't literally clean your brows, this kit will keep them fluffed and in place all day long, with just a *swoosh* or two from the provided spoolies. Find out how it held up against our Beauty & Wellness editor's highly coveted full eyebrows in her review here.

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Ownest 2PCS Eyebrow Soap Kit, $, available at Amazon

Tanming Brushed Plaid Flannel Jacket

The transition from summer to fall is exciting for us but terrible for our wardrobes. So, our Freelance Affiliate Writer Jinnie Lee took to Amazon and invested in this "low-fuss, carefree" $37 shacket (that's shirt jacket if you're not catching on). Soon, our readers wanted a taste for themselves. According to Jinnie, this single garment has helped her survive countless NYC inbetweener days: "As of this week in NYC, the daytime hours can still get sweaty, but the evenings have started to cool off considerably. The shacket is fab for those 70-degree temperatures — I can throw this on over a T-shirt and shorts for a casual night out."

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Tanming Brushed Flannel Plaid Shacket, $, available at Amazon

Bliss Bound Wellness Anxiety Relief & Sleep Essential Oils Roll On

For when your oil diffuser can't fit in your purse, one R29 reader suggests this relaxing essential oils roller. Veronica says, "The oil smells amazing and I love using it in the evenings before bed or during my workday when I'm feeling extra overwhelmed."

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Bliss Bound Wellness Chill Out Anxiety Relief Essential Oil Roll-On, $, available at Amazon Handmade

Caraway Bakeware Set

Wherever there is a Caraway launch — whether it be a new colorway or a completely new kitchen set — we'll be there. This bakeware set is freshly on the market and is, dare we say, selling like hotcakes? Our Deputy Director Liz Buxton whipped up some goodies in her brand new pans and embraced her inner "Gen Z Martha Stewart."

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Caraway Bakeware Set (5-piece), $, available at Caraway

Glossier Monochromes

At the very tail end of September, Glossier launched its first-ever eyeshadow palette, and it was love at first sight. These refillable, three-pan palettes were made to create stunning eye looks with their matte, satin, and metallic monochrome colors.

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Glossier Monochromes in Teak, $, available at Glossier

Everlane Cheeky Jean

The R29 Shopping Team finally decided to put Everlane's bestselling, high-rise cheeky jean to the test — and we were pretty surprised with the butt-lifting results. If you're looking to add some denim essentials to your list, definitely pop Everlane's cheeky jean on your list.

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Everlane The Curvy ’90s Cheeky Jean, $, available at Everlane

Moonshot Snacks

Who knew climate-friendly crackers could taste better than Cheez-its? I didn't until I tried (and devoured) all three flavors of Moonshot's delectable snacks. Every crunch tasted better than the last, and I quickly became one of many reviewers raving over each box's fresh, crisp flavor.

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Moonshot Snacks Variety 6-Pack, $, available at Moonshot Snacks

Rachel Comey x Target Faux Leather Texture Jacket

Is Target's latest designer fall collab worth the hype? According to us at R29, yes it is. In September, the mega-retailer debuted an affordable designer collection with help from Rachel Comey, Sandy Liang, Victor Glemaud, and Nili Lotan. Our Affiliate Associate Writer Chichi Offor was pleasantly surprised by Rachel Comey's size inclusivity and gave the collab a big thumbs up. Many readers then followed suit.

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Rachel Comey x Target Faux Leather Texture Jacket, $, available at Target

ICEYLI 17mm Replacement Jeans Buttons

Our Affiliate Writer Jinnie Lee discovered the ultimate trick to perfect-fitting pants: replacement jean buttons. With only 55 ratings, it was a risky Amazon buy, but according to her these waistline savers, "help tremendously." Vintage shoppers rejoice!

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ICEYLI 17mm Replacement Jeans Buttons, $, available at Amazon

Supergoop! Glow Screen

The cult-favorite sunscreen brand celebrated the end of summer with a rare (and fleeting) 20% off deal. Although the sale and summer are over, the need for sunscreen is all year round — especially considering it's the bestselling sunscreen at R29.

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Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40, $, available at Supergoop!

Parachute Linen Euro Sham

These light and airy linen shams are a bedtime essential for our Affiliate Strategist Kate Spencer — and they went on to win the hearts of plenty of R29 readers in September.

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Parachute Linen Euro Sham, $, available at Parachute

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