A Mini Beanbag Chair, Under-$200 Bar Cart, and 13 More of Your Top Buys in April
This month’s best-sellers were all about good deals.
Published May 2, 2023 4:00 PM
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Most of our monthly best-sellers can be summed up with a theme, typically in the form of a seasonal slant—take March, for example. But Domino readers’ most-bought items in April didn’t indicate any strong feelings of forward-thinking to summer (aside from a wicker bar cart that’s durable enough to take out on a back patio). Instead, the list, below, of your top 15 purchases from last month could simply be categorized as either a good deal or a good gift. From covetable coffee-table books to a monogrammable leather travel case, here’s everything that accumulated in your carts over the last 30 days.
Hosting a dinner party—friends and family gathered together around the table, sharing snacks, shaking up cocktails, swapping stories—is easier said than done. For Domino readers who could care less about folding a napkin just so and more about selecting a menu that matches the party vibes, we’re betting Natasha Feldman’s new cookbook (it features a “What Should I Make for Dinner?” flow chart!) was in your cart.
Finding an aesthetically pleasing, outdoor-friendly bar cart that doesn’t look like it belongs in the garage is challenging, even for us. So when we uncovered this woven wonder hiding over at Walmart, you agreed it was good enough for your very own backyards; it satiates Serena & Lily appetites—wicker, a scalloplike silhouette, roomy shelving—without setting back bank accounts.
From our H&M shopping guide, you scooped up a pair of space-saving cups above all our other favorite finds (even this linen duvet set). While your preferred sunshiny set is now out of stock, we wanted to share the next best thing: Rated 4.8 stars and offered in two vintage-inspired shades, these beverage glasses come well-reviewed for being sturdy and stylish.
Organizing a closet is one thing; keeping it neat is another. For our assistant editor, Raven McMillan, her trick to keeping a 60 (and growing!) scarf collection tidy and always within sight is a $15 set of curtain rings from Amazon. Instead of lining both sides of her L-shaped garment rack with clothes, McMillan slid on these handy clips, which are also backed by 9,000-plus rave reviews.
By now, we’re well aware that Domino readers love a good swivel chair, especially if it’s dressed head to toe in a nubby bouclé. So it really was no shock that Drew Barrymore’s iteration from her new furniture line with Walmart was a top seller. Also unsurprising: It is completely sold out. If you can’t wait for the under-$300 piece to return, we’d like to direct you to another Walmart alternative. (Psst: You also couldn’t get enough of her Beautiful ice cream maker!)
We’d wager readers who either were over trying to thrift for a Victorian-era spindle table or preferred not to haggle via Facebook Marketplace, this antique look-alike was priced at a serious steal you couldn’t pass up. Part of the allure is the versatility (you can use it as a sofa side table, a baby bottle landing pad in a nursery—you name it, an Amazon purchaser has probably done it). But it’s also nightstand approved by our design director, Brit Ashcraft, who bought two before it became so popular.
Brooklinen’s birthday sale is always popular, and this time around the discounts were higher than ever before—and that meant getting even the bedding purveyor’s newest styles at a great price. The reversible rainbow quilt turned out to be your top pick. If you haven’t taken advantage of the annual promo yet, you have until May 8 to refresh your bedroom (or bath!).
Books were a big buy in April—readers couldn’t wait to get their hands on American expat Ajiri Aki’s interpretation of French living, titled Joie. New Yorker-turned-Parisian Aki speaks to treating yourself through a European lens, detailing how to find the joy in simple things like a fresh baguette, a bouquet of flowers, and a linen tablecloth’s inherent wrinkles.
Wayfair’s biggest sale outside of Black Friday is Way Day, and although it happened toward the tail end of April, a couple of sale items climbed the ranks of the month’s best-sellers. In the number-one spot? This kid-size, lightweight beanbag chair outfitted in a stripy Sunbrella fabric for outdoor lounging. We see this looking smart lake- or poolside.
In the second slot was this set of Tuscany glassware. There’s a lot to love about this editor-approved find: The vintage amber hue, the stackable design, the quality (Lenox has perfected its glass and crystal products over hundreds of years). Of course, what you loved most was that it was nearly half off.
The Meema towels are unique, made of an eco-conscious blend of upcycled denim and cotton, and for only $21 you can get a full set of four featuring two different stripe patterns. While they are a weightier tea towel, 1,700-plus reviewers have confirmed that these are still super-absorbent and capable of wiping down counters and spills. They’re also now 16% off, which likely swayed readers to snatch these up again.
How do cool moms secretly entertain their kids sans screens? Our writer Vy Yang keeps restless toddlers busy at restaurants by storing stacks of Highlights in her car so she always has them handy.
In April, Saatva hosted a series of sales good enough for us to call out in our weekly roundup of deals worth shopping. During this time, you decided the Classic (our favorite for its three comfort levels and luxurious 3-inch pillow top) was worthy of a splurge to bring home. If you missed the event, not all hope is lost: The big-ticket item is again $300 off during the brand’s Big Bedroom Bonanza Sale, happening through May 4.
Honestly, we don’t know how you could choose among all the newcomers in Sarah Sherman Samuel’s latest line with Lulu and Georgia. The three-in-one collection not only included the Michigan-based designer’s first fabric-by-the-yard offering but a new print inspired by her son Archie’s own artwork. She also made a few updates to already best-selling pieces of furniture, including this smaller benchlike version of her popular Rise daybed.
We’re proud that so many readers decided not to wait until the last minute to wow the maternal figures in their life. Mother’s Day, in case you forgot, is next weekend, and after consulting three of our guides to gift ideas, your top pick was this monogrammable travel case (though many of you were just as enamored with these shockingly elegant gardening gloves from Amazon for just $18!). Practical and pretty, the leather exterior gives way to an interior with a water-resistant lining plus zippered and open pockets so she can neatly tout all of her skin care, jewelry, and makeup on upcoming travels.