The Shopping Team’s November Under-$100 MVPs (Most Valuable Products)

Here on the Refinery29 Shopping team, we see it all. All the new arrivals, all the top sellers, all the sales, and countless pitches on products ranging from snow boots to butt spas. We spend our days combing the inventory of retailers big and small, looking for the must-haves that will help our readers solve a problem, feel their best, or indulge in some self-care. (We also occasionally buy things for ourselves in the process.) All of this researching, browsing, and buying has given us a pretty good handle on what’s a good value and what isn’t — so you better believe that when we do see a stellar buy, much cross-cubicle chatter ensues.

We get so heated about these finds, in fact, that we decided it was time to start assembling them into a living, breathing, frequently-updated roundup of what we’re calling our “Shopping team MVPs” — those hands-down, no-foolin’ solid purchases that embody the much sought-after combination of competitive price, function, and sheer appeal. We put our heads together and assembled a list encompassing all of our shopping “beats” — fashion, lifestyle, home, and beauty (plus a few wild cards) — to create a short list of product suggestions that all clock in under $100. Click through to see what’s getting the Shopping team’s seal of approval this month.

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Nike Heritage Smit 2.0 Crossbody Bag



"I love the utility factor of this little Nike bag. You can throw the essentials in and then some with its snazzy compartmental design. I also like the juxtaposition of wearing something sporty with a dressed-up outfit or a serious wool overcoat now that we're heading into sparkly szn."

— Marissa Rosenblum, Shopping Director

Nike Heritage Smit 2.0 Crossbody Bag, $, available at Nordstrom



Charles and Keith Lace-Up Boots



"I don't know if it's Little Women syndrome (I am very excited about the new movie release) or what, but lately shoes and clothes with hints of Victorian-era styling have been catching my eye. I've purchased two pairs of shoes from Charles and Keith before. While the site checkout process can be a little wonky, the shipping is fast and I have yet to be dissatisfied with the quality and style in consideration of the affordable price."

— Marissa

Charles and Keith Lace-Up Heeled Ankle Boots, $, available at Charles and Keith



Chan Luu Silver and Pearl Earrings



"These handmade silver and real pearl earrings are the Goldilocks of studs — not too big, not too small. The flat Keshi pearls are each a little different and I like that natural uniqueness factor."

— Marissa

Chan Luu Silver Pearl Earrings, $, available at Net-A-Porter



W&P Porter Lunch Bowl



"I just saw there is a price drop on my favorite lunch container on Amazon. Here's the thing, I love this product and have given it as an add-on host gift with food I've brought for dinner parties (people love this) but you can not microwave it. It's sturdy and BPA-free, but its still plastic, so zap at your own risk. Other than that, she's a beaute and I highly recommend buying one or two to get you pumped for work-day meal-planning."

— Marissa

WP Porter Lunch Bowl, $, available at W&P



Vintage Sterling Silver Ring


"Vaux Vintage is one of my all-time favorite Etsy purveyors, and I’ve been known to click through to their page with haste upon receiving their new-arrival emails. I especially love their one-of-a-kind, well-priced vintage sterling silver jewelry — this bulbous cocktail ring just landed on the site — but don’t sleep on the shop’s excellent assortment of boxy handbags or minimal ’90s shoes, either.”

— Emily Ruane, Fashion Market Writer

Vaux Vintage Vintage Sterling Bulbous Ring, $, available at Etsy


KkCo Marbled Jersey Turtleneck Sweater


“Friends, GREAT news: it’s turtleneck season! It’s not a question of whether or not I’ll be wearing a turtleneck four days a week — it’s a question of which ones are going into the 2019 rotation. I love this marble-dyed version from Los-Angeles based KkCo. It’s a subtle alternative to the all-encompassing tie-dye trend, and each of the tops is dipped by hand with serious precision to achieve the fluid effect.”

— Emily

KKCo Marbled Dye Jersey Turtleneck Sweater, $, available at Nordstrom


Cosabella for Reformation Elisabetta Brief


Cheeky undies are a recent Shopping team obsession, and Cosabella’s newest designs for Reformation are pretty darn cute. They’re also made with almost 50% recycled polyamide, making them a sexy and eco-friendly choice for the underwear drawer.”

— Emily

Cosabella Elisabetta Brief, $, available at Reformation


ROMWE Floral Print Lantern Shirt


“While browsing the latest arrivals to Amazon Fashion (hey, it’s my job), I stumbled upon very reasonably priced top that is definitely going to check all of the boxes for the Thanksgiving dinner look. The autumnal pattern feels cool and vintage-y, and the peplum waist lends some structure — but the elastic will be very forgiving on a day of marathon eating.”

— Emily

Romwe Floral Print Lantern Sleeve Shirt, $, available at Amazon


“I love a good chic-utility tote —  especially now that I am an official dog-mom — and the new Go-Tote from quirky-bag brand, Baboon, is IT. Durable with an interior that fits my workday essentials and my pup, with a stylish exterior that still says  fashun.”

— Liz Buxton, Lifestyle Market Editor

Baboon Go-Tote, $, available at Baboon

Coyuchi Solstice Romper


“Full disclosure: I am a hot and sweaty person. Every time I wear this organic cotton jumper to bed, I drift off to the most temperature-regulated sleep of my life. Plus, it's just as sexy-chic as a nightgown while still feeling appropriate to walk around (or out of) the house in.”

— Liz

Coyuchi Solstice Organic Romper, $, available at Coyuchi


Estée Lauder Little Black Liner


“During a Shopping Team best black-eyeliner for cat-eyes test (coming soon!), I stumbled upon this unlikely (for me) product MVP! Although I am NOT a black-eyeliner (or cat-eye) wearer, this dual-tipped tool from Estée Lauder managed to convert me — it goes on so smoothly and easily with rich precision and an all-day, stay-on-your-lids wear. Although I don't don it every day, I still turn to it whenever my lids need a fast, easy, and effortlessly chic pick-me-up (meow).”

— Liz

Estée Lauder Little Black Liner, $, available at Nordstrom


Everlane Day Glove ReKnit


“I've never been able to really get into the flats game — my large, flat feet just don't feel easy and chic slipping into them. BUT, when I saw how cute Everlane’s Day Glove in ReKnit looked on our fashion writer, Emily, I started to toy with the idea of owning a pair. When the brand dropped new fall colorways last month, I caved, and I’m glad I did. This stretchy style felt more forgiving on my arches while still looking chic.”

— Liz

Everlane The Day Glove ReKnit, $, available at Everlane


4SI3NNA Soren Midi Body Con Dress


"My boyfriend and I are celebrating our four-year anniversary this month with a weekend trip to Boston, so naturally, I’ve been spending the past couple weeks searching every corner of the internet for the perfect date-night dress that is packable (and wrinkle-resistant), stylish, and yes, a little sexy. This minimal, body-skimming style that I found on Verishop checks all the boxes, and then some: The midi length means that I’ll only be freezing from the knee-down, and the fabric is super soft — and shockingly comfortable! — so that I can enjoy some pasta in the North End without feeling too sucked in."

— Karina Hoshikawa, Beauty and Wellness Market Writer

4SI3NNA Soren Midi Body Con Dress, $, available at Verishop


Follain Refillable Everything Soap


“I’ve been trying to take steps wherever possible to make my daily routine a little kinder to the environment. While I’m still working on weaning myself off of paper towels and cotton rounds, the easiest eco-swap to date has to be this new refillable multipurpose soap from clean beauty retailer Follain. The concept is genius: Pay upfront for glass container and refill it with affordably-priced refills in your choice of scent. Best yet, it’s gentle enough to be used on your body yet tough on dishes and countertops – hence the name, Everything Soap.”

— Karina

Follain Refillable Everything Soap, $, available at Follain


Boy Smells Cedar Stack Scented Candle


"Fall tends to come out of nowhere, and that’s exactly what happened this October. One day it was sundress weather, the next I was frantically searching under my bed for the sweaters I had yet to return to my closet. That said, the best thing about the season has to be the spectacular return of the fall candle. My current favorite is Boy Smells’ Cedar Stack, which has everything I love about a campfire (woody notes with a touch of juniper) minus everything I don’t (splinters, spiders, and burnt marshmallows)."

— Karina

Boy Smells Cedar Stack Scented Candle, $, available at Nordstrom


Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss


"ICYMI, gloss is back, and better than ever before. Right now, I have Kosas’s new description-defying oil-treatment hybrid in heavy rotation. The clear shade, Jellyfish, creates the most perfect, wet-look sheen on lips, yet feels like a dose of cushion-y moisture thanks to ingredients like peptides and hyaluronic acid. I’m also a fan of the nude shade, Dip, for a hint of shimmery nude, MLBB color that flatters my olive complexion."

— Karina

Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss, $, available at Kosas


Club Monaco Julie Turtleneck


"Between brisk fall mornings and too-toasty office heaters, dressing for transitional cold-weather season can feel like a game you can’t win. My solve for the foreseeable future will be living in thin, oh-so-layerable turtlenecks (like this whisper-thin Club Monaco one that I’ve been mildly obsessed with) that don’t make me feel like an overheating laptop. I love to wear them alone with high-waisted denim, underneath slip dresses, or with a sharp glen check blazer. The possibilities are truly endless!"

— Karina

Club Monaco Julie Turtleneck, $, available at Club Monaco


* October MVP

Everlane Cheeky Straight Jean


“I haven't hit ‘add to cart’ on these just yet, but my twin sister just got a pair of Everlane's Cheeky Straight jeans (their answer to the iconic Levi’s Wedgie), and I'm right behind her. The slim boyfriend fit is comfy (and cute!) and I love that it's available in ankle length for us petite ladies. (There’s tall sizing for the 5'10 and up crowd — which, what is that even like?)”

— Karina

Everlane The Cheeky Straight Jean, $, available at Everlane



* October MVP

H&M Conscious Collection Turtleneck Sweater


“This recycled polyester sweater from H&M's Conscious Collection is the type of oversized cozy knit I'd wear a few times a week, paired with white jeans and boots or thrown over my prized vintage Pleats Please pencil skirt. It's a no-brainer Monday - Sunday winter accoutrement.”

Marissa

H&M Knit Turtleneck Sweater, $, available at H&M



* October MVP

Usual Wine (Rose)


“I was immediately taken in by the sleek bottles from this new natural wine brand — each one is a (generous) single serving, making it super easy to serve to guests. (Or yourself.) The rose (which, despite its “summer water” designation, we are very much still drinking) is made from a blend of sustainably made Santa Barbara grapes — and for you seasonal traditionalists out there, there’s a highly-rated red available, as well.”

— Liz

Usual Wine Rosé, $, available at Usual Wine



* October MVP

100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil


“Aside from my actual work computer and a pinned photo of *NSYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick (yes, actually), The Ordinary’s new chia seed face oil has become an essential desk staple of mine. A couple drops applied mid-day instantly rehydrates my skin after being exposed to dry office air, while also making my foundation or concealer look freshly-applied.”

— Karina



The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil, $, available at Ulta





* October MVP

Flight 001 5-in-1 Universal Adapter


“After spending a month on sabbatical traveling Europe, I can state with confidence that my packing MVP was this adapter — its little frame packs a cute multicolored punch with 5-in-1 adapting abilities for over 150 different countries (although I only went to five).”

— Liz

Flight 001 5-in-1 Universal Adapter, $, available at Shopbop



* October MVP

XYD Pointed Toe Ankle Booties

“I'll be honest, this is the third time I will have featured these boots in a story this week. I love the heel height, elongated shape, and wraparound buckle, and the subtle sheen on this deep navy colorway.”

— Emily

XYD Pointed Toe Ankle Booties, $, available at Amazon


* October MVP

Slit Front Pants


“Last week, Emily put together a story about black legging outfits and the opener image was a photo of British Vogue editor Sarah Harris at Paris Fashion Week wearing a chic pair of front-slit hem pants. I've been looking for a pair like them without much luck for months. (Had to return these from Mango — good quality but way too long on my 5'1" frame.) However, the second pair I bought from Mango were perfecto. This style hits me longer than than shown on the model but are exactly what I was looking for. They're stretchy but thick and run true to size.”

— Marissa



Mango Split Hem Pants, $, available at Mango




* October MVP

Insta Dri Nail Color


“I'm somewhat of a nail polish connoisseur (my party trick is identifying polish names by looking at them; I'm quite good at the Essie ones), but Sally Hansen's Insta Dri formula is my favorite cheap thrills buy, bar none. I recently spotted them marked down to just $3 on Ulta, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't immediately fearful of it being discontinued. If you'll need me, I'll be adding all of my favorite hues to cart.”

— Karina

Sally Hansen Insta Dri Nail Color, $, available at Ulta



* October MVP

Wild One Twist Toss


“As a proud new dog mom, I've been on the hunt for toys that would keep my sweet little 7-month old adoptee safely occupied (while still looking stylish inside my space). Wild One, not unsurprisingly, saved my butt with its Twist Toss toy — the little nugget comes in an array of matte-chic shades, is compact, durable, incognito, and can be stuffed with enough treats to keep a pup busy for hours.”

— Liz

Wild One Twist Toss, $, available at Wild One



* October MVP

Beekeeper's Naturals Propolis Spray

"I can not put this stuff in my cart fast enough."

— Marissa

Beekeeper's Naturals Propolis Spray, $, available at Verishop


* October MVP

Black Leopard Jacquard Skirt


“Up until now, I have resisted jumping onto the leopard midi skirt bandwagon, but this new black-on-black jacquard style at Shopbop has me pretty close to getting on board. I can picture it with a black oversized sweater and pair of brown soft leather knee-high boots...and once I start vision-boarding an outfit, it's usually game over for my wallet.”

Marissa

re:named Leopard Jacquard Midi Skirt, $, available at Shopbop



* October MVP

Lovard Horse Chestnut Pendant

“This spiky pendant from Lovard was inspired by a horse chestnut. (I had to look it up, too — it’s a relative of the lychee fruit.) I love the texture and high-quality 18K gold plating — this is definitely going into the fall rotation, stat.”

— Emily

Lovard Horse Chestnut Necklace, $, available at Lovard

*September MVP

Everlane Corduroy Chore Jacket


We recently crowned the shirt-jacket hybrid a Fall must-have, so I’m now fully committed to finding a cool and cozy one. Everlane just re-cut a slew of their best-selling styles in comfy, autumnal corduroy — and at less than $80, the cord version of their much-loved Chore Jacket seems like the best combination of quality and price.”

— Emily

Everlane The Corduroy Chore Jacket, $, available at Everlane



*September MVP

Girlfriend Collective Paloma Sports Bra


After seeing so many street-style stars pulling off bra tops this NYFW, I’m on the hunt for one to wear under a blazer or a button-down with high-waisted pants while the weather (if not the calendar) is still in summer mode. However, I’m not one to go straight-up lingerie a la Sue Ellen Mischke, so I’m in the market for something on the more supportive end of the spectrum. This supremely eco-friendly cropped sports bra from Girlfriend Collective will most definitely do the trick, and plus I can wear it for “workouts” (walking six blocks to the get coffee) on the weekend.

— Emily

Girlfriend Collective Cropped Paloma Sports Bra, $, available at Verishop



*September MVP

The Drop Avalon Dumpling Tote


I am obsessed with so-called “dumpling” bags: those soft, smallish, pouch-like top-handle purses that resemble my favorite appetizer. Amazon’s limited-edition, influencer-curated “The Drop” collection boasts an adorable, perfectly red style for a reasonable $39 that I have my eye on. If you’re worried about the limited selling period for these countdown-clock collections, don’t be — this handbag is part of The Drop’s permanently available “Staples” collection.

— Emily

The Drop Avalon Shopper Tote Bag, $, available at Amazon



*September MVP

H&M Studio Satin Blouse


I desperately need an autumnal answer to the white poplin-button down shirt uniform that I wore to death this summer. I think I’ll switch to something satiny — specifically, this mustard-colored, structured-shoulder blouse from H&M’s legitimately cool — but still very reasonably priced — A/W ’19 studio collection.

— Emily

H&M Satin Blouse, $, available at H&M



*September MVP

Allbirds Trino Hiders


For me, fall is LOAFER SEASON! I can’t wait to start wearing my way through a far-too-numerous collection of brogues, oxfords, and Weejuns that I have amassed over the years. And I need a really solid assortment of no-show socks to pair with this footwear. Allbirds’ recently-released “Hiders” are possibly the softest and most luxurious-feeling socks that I have ever had the pleasure of wearing. They’re made from a proprietary fabric material that the brand is calling Trino — a blend of breathable, moisture-wicking merino and their signature renewable “tree” Tencel. All this for $12? I’m stocking up.

— Emily

Allbirds Trino™ Hiders, $, available at Allbirds



*September MVP

Benefit Cookie Highlighter


"While the blindingly bright, Instagram highlight isn't my thing, I do enjoy a little strategically-placed glow on my cheekbones. Benefit's new boxed highlighter is the prettiest shade of pale gold — perfect for my olive skin — and is among the most pigmented powders I've ever tried. I'm sure that it'll be a very long time before I hit pan."

— Karina

Benefit Cosmetics Cookie Highlighter, $, available at Sephora



*September MVP

Bumble and bumble Bb. Glow Thermal Protection Mist


"Clearly I've had all things glowy on the mind this month. While I don't heat style my hair daily, this multitasking mist has become a new favorite. It's part of Bumble and bumble's new Glow range, inspired by the idea of imparting a highlighter-like healthy shine to your hair, and in addition to shielding your strands from heat damage, it works as a de-frizzer and smoothing spray."

— Karina

Bumble and bumble Bb. Glow Thermal Protection Mist, $, available at Ulta Beauty



*September MVP

Pre-Owned Courrèges Saddle Bag


“Handbags aren't something that I go cheap on but that doesn't mean it has to cost a lot. I'm an advocate of buying pre-loved designer and vintage styles — especially when I have my mind set on a specific shape or current It bag. You can always find what you're looking for on eBay. For example, when I was in Paris for fashion week last season I begrudgingly fell in love with a *new* Celine bag. The small Besace 16 saddle bag style is perfectly pastoral in every way and also costs $2,150. Do I get a knockoff? Heck no! Into the archives for me to find a distant cousin from the past a la this Courrèges beauty from the '70s for a cool $38.”

— Marissa

Courrèges Pre-owned Leather Saddle Bag, $, available at eBay



*September MVP

Hipdot Elle Palette


"I hoard neutral eyeshadow palettes like it's my job — which, I guess it sort of is? — but this new Hipdot palette has me close to Marie Kondo-ing my stash and just. keeping. this. one. The silky-matte shadows are perfect for creating a warm, subtle look, but the top row features some party-ready pressed glitters in the event that I want to have some fun with my makeup. In the words of one Hannah Montana, it's truly the best of both worlds."

— Karina

HIPDOT Elle Palette, $, available at HIPDOT



*September MVP

Adina's Jewels Herringbone Choker


"I have not taken this necklace off since the day I got it. The sterling silver/14K gold plated herringbone choker is the perfect layering piece and works with my fine jewelry and costume stuff equally. I get asked about it at least once a day and I thoroughly enjoy spreading the word on the young, plucky designer behind Adina's Jewels."

— Marissa

Adina's Jewels Herringbone Necklace in Gold Vermeil, $, available at Nordstrom



*September MVP

Wildist Natural Toothpaste


“The etymology behind the name of new e-tailer Verishop is "verified" and "shop" — a direct swing at a certain Amazonian-sized site that has a difficult time controlling some of its third-party goods. Verishop stands behind authenticity and responsible shopping. I especially like the choice of stocking natural toothpaste brand, Wildist. Does this product fall into the bucket of 'item I never knew I needed until I happened on its pretty-packaged ways?' Yep. But, my tiny bathroom sink is a little fancier thanks to this delightful oral hygiene routine-enhancing good and that makes me and my dentist happy.”

— Marissa

Wildist Dreamomile Toothpaste, $, available at Verishop



*September MVP

ROEN Amber Jar Candle


As sad as I am that summer is officially over, I am starting to get excited about all things fall. This coconut wax candle has notes of balsam fir, fig leaf, sandalwood and amber for a fragrance that's perfectly autumn-inspired. 

— Amanda Randone, Fashion and Lifestyle Contributor

Roen Amber Jar Candle, $, available at Anthropologie



*September MVP

& Other Stories Satin Blazer


"I'm always impressed by the quality of & Other Stories' tailored pieces. I've yet to retire any of the blazers I have previously purchased at the affordable retailer — they last! This newly marked down satin blazer is the investment piece I would wear in lieu of a cocktail dress at holiday parties, on top of a black-tie wedding guest outfit or with jeans and a tee for the office."

— Marissa

& Other Stories Straight Fit Satin Blazer, $, available at & Other Stories



*September MVP

Jonathan Adler Open And Shut Sheet Set


I've been learning a lot about the mystical powers of symbols like the evil eye, so when I found Jonathan Adler's take on the motif in the form of a sheet set, I had to have it.

— Amanda

Jonathan Adler Open and Shut Sheet Set, $, available at Amazon



*September MVP

La Colombe Oatmilk Draft Latte


La Colombe just launched the canned coffee beverage of my dreams: a frothy draft latte made from oat milk. It's the perfect, barista-quality afternoon pick-me-up that I can take with me and enjoy right from my desk.

— Amanda



La Colombe Oatmilk Draft Latte, $, available at La Colombe





*September MVP

Tamara Mellon x Paravel Packing Cubes

Packing has become significantly less stressful now that I have a set of Tamara Mellon x Paravel shoe cubes. They keep my suitcase organized and my shoes protected. 

— Amanda

Paravel Shoe Cube Duo, $, available at Tamara Mellon


*August MVP

mDesign Bath Runner


“Yes, this is a bathmat MVP. Why? Because, as it turns out, attractive bath runners for attractive prices are not easy to come by. After hunting my way across lifestyle sites, I struck gold with this chic, well under-$50 number from Amazon. It's top-rated, plush af under my toes, and comes in a subtle pink hue that elevates my bathroom's dark not-so-spa-like atmosphere.”

— Liz

mDesign 100% Cotton Bath Runner, $, available at Amazon



*August MVP

Philips Sunrise Simulator Alarm Clock



“I kissed harsh, siren-alarms goodbye a long time ago and traded them in for a more peaceful wake-by-sunshine routine. Since my city bedroom gets not an inch of sunlight, I rely on this genius clock apparatus that gradually wakes me through a sunrise-simulating process. There's also an option to layer in the sound of birds chirping, if you want to go full Disney-princess style with your mornings.”

— Liz

Philips Wake-Up Light Sunrise-Sunset Alarm Simulator, $, available at Walmart




*August MVP

Martha Stewart Cast-Iron Dutch Oven


“This is an investment piece that — if you like to cook — does pay off, especially heading into fall (a.k.a. soup season). It's a timeless kitchen staple that: lasts a lifetime; transitions from stovetop to oven with graceful ease; whips up everything from baked pastas to stews, casseroles, and even desserts; looks good just sitting on your kitchen counter doing nothin' at all; and can usually be found on sale from your favorite retailers at any given moment.”

— Liz

Martha Stewart Enameled Cast Iron Round 6-Qt. Dutch Oven, $, available at Macy's



*August MVP

Urban Outfitters Velvet Body Pillow



“Decor-piece by day, sleep-essential by night: this luxe body pillow provides my aging body (that recently decided to start aching/going numb in certain sleep positions) the soft spooning-support it needs. Plus, the mauve-velvet for fall is major.”

— Liz

Urban Outfitters Velvet Body Pillow, $, available at Urban Outfitters




*August MVP

Dickies Straight Leg Carpenter Pant


“I’ve watched rugged, workwear-inspired designs gain traction with wish-list brands like Lorod, Ganni, and Calvin Klein’s 205W37NYC imprint, who peddle conceptually contrast-stitched separates that retail in the upper $300s. My little secret? You can get these workhorse trousers from the streetwear/uniform stalwart Dickies for a mere $60.”

— Emily

Dickies Straight-Leg Carpenter Pant, $, available at Urban Outfitters



*August MVP

Golden Ponies Binocular Oval Box Bag



“This multifunctional top-handle-meets-cross-body bag was inspired by a vintage binocular case and comes in a paralyzing nine on-trend colors (including the option for a custom colorway). Handmade by a small, Guadalajara, Mexico-based brand, this unique indie design can be had for under $50. I’m showcasing the lavender option here, but I may go back to the drawing board and opt for the mustard yellow or tortoiseshell patent color for fall.”

— Emily

Golden Ponies Binocular Oval Box Crossbody Bag, $, available at Etsy



*August MVP

Soko Horn Drop Earrings


“I find that high quality, artisan-made goods usually come with a hefty price tag (and rightfully so). Soko’s earthy and glamorous jewels are no exception — every bauble is made by craftspeople in Kenya using locally sourced and sustainable materials — but the brand has a strong commitment to keeping their price point accessible. The results are luxurious and elegant adornments that clock in at very reasonable retails — like these horn and brass earrings for $64.”

— Emily

Soko Horn Pia Threader Earrings, $, available at Soko



*August MVP

Rollas East Coast Flare Corduroys


“I know, I know — these '70s-inspired flares come dangerously close to our price cap at $99. But hear me out, because I think that the throwback designs of this Australian denim brand are the best thing since sliced bread. Rarely breaking the $100 mark, Rollas offers the retro flavor that I’m always combing vintage stores for, but at a fit and price point that’s always predictable — unlike the grab bag of silhouettes that come with the secondhand options.”

— Emily

Rolla's East Coast Cord Flare Pants, $, available at Free People


*August MVP

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil



“I'm fully convinced that this stuff is made with angel tears, because I've never used a face oil that leaves my skin looking makeup-optional by morning. And while retinol is a great ingredients to ward off premature signs of aging, it's also done wonders for my acne-prone skin, thanks to its mild exfoliating properties. Also, my skin drinks up the blue tansy and chia seed oils, leaving it looking glowy AF.”

— Karina

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil, $, available at Ulta Beauty




*August MVP

Supernal Cosmic Glow Oil


"In addition to being the chicest bottle of face oil potentially ever, Supernal's Cosmic Glow Oil has become a saving grace for my oily, acne-prone complexion. It's packed with a cocktail of non-comedogenic oils — a.k.a., it won't make you break out — and helps soothe and soften skin by morning."

— Karina

Supernal Cosmic Glow Oil, $, available at Credo



*August MVP

Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer



“I know: $50 is a lot to spend on a very tiny pot of foundation...or is it a concealer? Either way, Kevyn Aucoin’s cult-favorite complexion product defies conventional makeup categorization by working as a super-pigmented concealer — seriously, a tiny dot is all you need for your entire face, not exaggerating — or mixed into your favorite face cream to transform it into a bespoke tinted moisturizer. Again, I can’t reiterate how tiny the jar is, but I’ll bet anyone it’ll take a long, long time to get close to finishing it.”

— Karina

Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer, $, available at DermStore




*August MVP

Sigma Beauty Best of Sigma Brush Set



“A great brush set can last you years with proper care and use. I love Sigma Beauty’s edited brush sets because they’re great quality while being relatively affordable — sorry, Hakuhodo — and synthetic, antimicrobial fibers mean that no furry friends were harmed in the making of your beauty tools.”

— Karina

Sigma Beauty Best of Sigma Brush Set, $, available at Sigma Beauty




* October MVP

Gibson & Dehn Norway Spruce Candle


“$40 for a candle isn't exactly cheap, but compared to other luxury brands, it’s a more reasonable entry point. I only have eyes for this Gibson & Dehn spruce candle, which is comparable in quality to its pricey competitors, checks all of the peak Cozy Fall Candle boxes, and comes in a gorgeous, upcycle-able glass votive.”

— Karina

Gibson & Dehn Norway Spruce Single Wick Candle, $, available at Neiman Marcus



* October MVP

OUAI Rose Hair + Body Oil


“I am a huge fan of multi-purpose moisturizers, and when our beauty editor Karina introduced me to Ouai’s rose-scented hair and body oil, I became a devotee almost immediately. If you’re a rose-notes enthusiast — as I am! — you will, like me, slather this lightweight and super-moisturizing oil all over your skin and tresses with glee. I use a single pump for my face, so I'm pretty sure these three fluid ounces are going to last a minute. Final (temporary) bonus: it’s on sale at Urban Outfitters right now! Run, don't walk!”

— Emily

Ouai Rose Hair + Body Oil, $, available at Urban Outfitters



* October MVP

Deadstock Stan Ray Jacket


“I recently purchased a deadstock quilted liner jacket from this Texas-based eBay seller, and now I find myself checking their shop for new arrivals on a weekly basis. My next purchase may be one of these Stan Ray chore jackets — if I can find space for another piece of outerwear in my closet.”

— Emily Ruane, Fashion Market Writer


Stan Ray Duck Canvas Chore Coat, $, available at eBay



Burrow Nomad Leather 5-Seat Corner


“OK, I know it’s a little on the pricy side, but look at how roomy yet undeniably sleek this modern, L-shaped sofa seat is! We love this high-quality direct-to-consumer furniture brand for reasons of both price and design, and its newly launched sectionals are giving us a major home-upgrade itch. Word to the wise: they’re also running a buy more, save more sale right now, for a limited time.”

— Liz

Burrow Nomad Leather 5-Seat Corner Sectional, $, available at Burrow


*August MVP

Superga 2555 Cotu Sneaker


“Last year I became obsessed with bumper shoes. It’s one of those features that hurts the eye the first few times you see it, then gradually grows into acceptance, then somehow evolves into major longing. I don’t know why the bumper shoe is so appealing to me. It can certainly be described subjectively as “ugly” and perhaps that's what it's all about. Jil Sander has them for $660, Marni makes a pair priced at $750. I quite like this Superga style that rings in at $49.99.”

— Marissa

Superga Cotu Sneaker, $, available at Urban Outfitters



*August MVP

Shinola Canfield On-Ear Headphones



“When Detroit-based luxury craftsmanship brand Shinola came out with their Canfield headphones two years back, despite customers and reputable tech outlets like PC Mag giving it high scores for ‘its crisp, detailed audio performance...and handsome design,’ there was a resounding groan at the $350 price tag. But, if you’re like me and can care less about having the newest tech product on the market, then you’re in luck — these gorgeous (yep, I’m describing a pair of headphones as gorgeous) are now 75% off on Nordstrom Rack. Scoop ’em up before they’re gone forever. Seriously — the stock is running low.”

Marissa

Shinola On-Ear Headphones, $, available at Nordstrom Rack




*August MVP

BAGGU Go Pouch Set


“I honestly use this colorful, multi-sized pouch trio for everything. Casual poolside clutch? Check. Travel makeup bag or tech accessory organizer? Check, check. Extra barrier between my packed lunch and my work bag? CHECK. They are minimalist, durable, and you can throw them in the wash when they get tired from all their hard tote #werk.”

— Liz

Baggu Go Pouch Set, $, available at Amazon



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