We've got 2020 vision on the impending
New Year; it's looking back at 2019 where things get a little nearsighted. But don't strain your eyes trying to relive the past 365 days, because our Shopping team editors already cataloged a highlight reel of hits for you — including the most wanted goods straight out of your very own virtual carts. No click trickery or shop sleight-of-hand here, only the best-selling product picks sourced from Refinery29's top stories (that we pulled after analyzing 12-month's worth of anonymous reader-purchase data). From major sale events to viral trends, gift guides, and our Tried & True test series: we're talking thousands of hyped-up black leggings, a new streaming service that took our inner child by storm, sex toys that empowered us, irresistible beauty loot, savage traveler-approved plane gear, an affordable memory foam pillow that just. won't. quit. and so much more. Join us ahead as we recap and reap the 29 bestselling fruits of the most major shopping moments in 2019. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. The product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.
The buzz around this not-so-new-anymore
has slowed, but it's still simmering. Since its
launch in November
, the virtual keeper of our childhood nostalgia has skyrocketed to the top of 2019's most wanted purchases in just under two month's time.
Disney+ 1-Year Subscription Gift Card, $, available at
Whether you carted this stacked set to carefully launder your intimates or streamline your suitcase contents, these small-but-mighty mesh bags are going down in 2019 shopping history as
a most useful
Mesh Laundry and Organization Bags, $, available at
The memory-foam pillow heard round the world! This bedding essential wasn't just a top
buy from the past year, it more impressively clocked in as a most wanted purchase cross-category — beating out fashion to beauty and tech in one of the
biggest sale events of the year
. We're guessing it has something to do with the rave customer ratings and sweetly discounted price point...
Medium Memory Foam Cooling Bed Pillow, $, available at
Target jumpsuit of most-wanted status lore
is, sadly, now sold out — but, in honor of its rankings as one of the top-purchased pieces of 2019, we're paying homage to it with a similar comfy-chic style from the reader-favorite retailer.
A New Day
Women's Plus Size Sleeveless V-Neck Knit Jumpsuit, $, available at
Target More Plant ladies
continued to have their moment in the window-sill sunlight over this past year — and the brightest of the top-bought potted stars was the quirky string-of-pearls succulent beauty.
String Of Pearls Succulent, $, available at
A seasonal newcomer that gained most wanted fame from its featured spot in our
2019 stocking-stuffer hit list
— this top-rated set of stylish cotton-wool socks is the only thing our January toes want to be wrapped up in.
JOYCA & Co.
Cotton-Wool Crew Socks (4 Pairs), $, available at
Nars' Orgasm blush has been an instant classic since it launched in 1999. And, tbh, it's tough not to covet the iconic peachy-pink shimmer in a value-packaged blush and balm power pair. This little travel-friendly duo was one of the most scooped up (
, and restocked) beauty goods of 2019.
Mini Blush + Balm Set, $, available at
Calvin Klein had R29 readers at "perfectly fit" all year long, clocking in as the top-bought bra of 2019 for its full-coverage comfort and still sexy style — that, as one customer put it, "is perfect under T-shirts and thinner fabrics. The fit is incredibly smooth, so there are no visible lines where the cup starts."
Perfectly Fit - Modern Full Coverage T-Shirt Bra, $, available at
This little dumpling-shaped AirPod case took the most wanted cake when it caught shopping fire as a
top tech gift for under $50
— and now its confident-cute little face is our big 2020 mood.
Little B Dumpling AirPod Case, $, available at
This simple, under-$20 cotton crew was purchased nearly 500 times over the last 365 days — we even have
first-hand affirmation from a fashion editor
— and if that isn't a testament to the
white tee, then we don't know what is.
The Cotton Crew, $, available at
If you've been wondering what
the best shave
out of a sea of razors is, the R29 readers (and writers) have spoken: Billie's subscription kit is as convenient as it is close, providing you with everything needed (from a flexible razor head to refillable cartridges, magnetic shower holder, and nourishing aloe cream) for a smooth shave all month long.
Starter Shaving Kit, $, available at
Another major shopping staple in 2019? A pair of under $100 ankle boots in faux snakeskin, black leather, or (as this pair fantastically encapsulates) both.
Vidal, $, available at
When it comes to planners, Condren is queen — and this 12-month, entirely customizable Kaleidoscope style co-rules as the
most wanted scheduler
12-Month 2020 Coiled Kaleidoscope LifePlanner (7x9), $, available at
This compact and incognito clitoral stimulator not only ranks among the most
highly rated sex toys across the web
, but it also holds status as our readers' most carted one too.
Sona 2 Cruise, $, available at
With the number of
black leggings purchased from R29 stories
this past year (over a pair a day), you'd think we're literally living in them. And with this top-bought, top-rated (over 6,000 rave reviews) high-waisted style from Nordstrom, well maybe we are.
Live In High Waist Leggings, $, available at
Yes, another pair of black leggings makes it to the most wanted yearly top — call it fashion, call it function, call it a winter wardrobe essential, this favorite faux-leather style took the 2019 shopping scene by storm through sale seasons and full-price calms.
Faux Leather Leggings, $, available at
Although our pre-2020 shopping eyes may be entirely weary of this particular product as a top-carted honoree, the promise of pearly whites for a sweetly discounted price just doesn't lie — and neither does the contents of your carts.
3D Whitening Strips Kit, $, available at
Get your New Year's resolutions rolling with this multicolored deck of mindfulness cards that readers indulged in as a
top self-care purchase
Mindfulness Cards: Simple Practices for Everyday Life, $, available at
Another top-bought 2019 newcomer from our Tried & True series on
the best black eyeliners
to give you a perfect cat-eye — e.l.f. Cosmetic's under $5 cream liner promises to provide the best in applicability, wearability, and removability (according to rave Walmart reviewers, and our shopping editor Emily Ruane).
Cream Eyeliner, $, available at
The most carted kitchen essential of 2019? This 12-piece premium knife block set with a currently 76%-slashed price tag. Hundreds of readers' kitchen skills rely on the notably classic German-made, award-winning brand's bread and butter product. This is one of those items that you buy once and keep forever.
Statement 12-Piece Knife Block Set, $, available at
As far as fashion trends go, 2019 wasn't just the
year of the pearl
it was the year of the pearl hair barrette — and
Amazon's viral set
took the top-shopping scene by storm.
Decorative Artificial Pearl Barrettes (Set of 3), $, available at
An aloe-based lubricant chic enough to be beside-table worthy topped out as a must-have add-to-cart item in 2019.
100% Natural Lubricant, $, available at
You read right: this
white elephant gag-gift
turned out to be a pretty useful booze-essential — and, tbh, we're not sure how we feel about it.
Wine Condoms - Set of 6, $, available at
; and you shopped to earn this pair of stretchy pants from Everlane its 2019 top-carted status as an on-the-fly wardrobe essential.
The Work Pant (Regular) - Black, $, available at
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