Terrazzo Contact Paper for $9, a 40% Off Mini Lamp, and More of Your Top Buys in July
Domino readers can’t resist a good deal.
Published Aug 2, 2023 1:00 AM
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Seasonal sales were the unsung heroes of July—from the holiday weekend to Amazon’s 48-hour shopping spree, discounts once again caught the eye of Domino readers more than anything else last month. And we can’t blame you. The deals have felt seemingly endless these past 31 days, and the majority of price slashes were just too tempting to pass up, like the Moccamaster, an editor-favorite coffee maker that’s still more than $100 off during Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. To see all of the other 17 discounted pieces you couldn’t say no to, scroll on.
Every single time these denim blue–striped dishcloths dip in price over at Amazon, our readers go wild for them to the point that they were the most-bought item in all of July. Already heralded as our favorite budget-friendly buy for the best kitchen towels ($20 for a quartet), we imagine the 20% discount for Prime Day made them extra appealing. We still appreciate the fact that the set of four offers two timeless patterns in a hardier tea towel format. A welcome addition to any kitchen, reviewers confirm these soak up daily messes just fine while looking great afterward draped over an oven handle.
Who would’ve thought there were so many design-forward step ladders hiding on the virtual shelves of Amazon. A new Prime Day gem, this hunter green number punctuated with brass accents was brought to our attention after hearing through the grapevine that Lydia Geisel, Domino’s home editor, had still been scaling her countertops in order to reach the top shelves of her kitchen cabinets. Inspired by DIY influencer Marco Zamora’s acrylic find, Geisel’s top pick was Midoli’s two-step folding stool, marked down to just $60. And it continued to accumulate in carts well after the big event ended because it still sported a 10% discount. Psst: The two-step ladder is no longer in stock, but the taller three-stepper is.
Sometimes the simplest tool is the best one, as was the case for our associate editor, Raven McMillan, who now reaches for Swiffer’s revamped Power Mop more than her fancy steam vacuum to keep her apartment clean. It doesn’t take much to operate, and we’re guessing ease of use combined with the $30 price point convinced you to give it a try, too. Reviewers also point out another benefit of going the Swiffer route: The thicker pads mean fewer scrubbing sessions.
During H&M’s Fourth of July Sale—when everything was 20% off—you all scooped up a new addition to the home assortment: this glossy green mirror featuring a squiggly, sculptural frame when it was priced at just $60. Even though it’s back to $82 now, the trendy take on wood is still more expensive than it looks. And since this one sold out during the last sale and didn’t come back in stock until the start of August, we recommend grabbing it sooner rather than later.
It became pretty evident to us in the early stages of Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale that Domino readers are just as obsessed with the Moccamaster as we are. One of the chicest countertop appliances, in our opinion, it’s also beloved by caffeine aficionados for its fast-brewing prowess. While we’d argue one of our favorite features is the colorful assortment of finishes to choose from, the fact that only the matte white was on sale didn’t deter you from buying it up and saving over $100.
To give her outdoor dining area a mood lighting boost, our shopping director Liz Buxton’s Prime Day wish list included these dimmable petite lamps. She was drawn to the duo’s minimalist aesthetic, which more easily vibes with her current alfresco setup, and these weather-resistant fixtures now set the ideal glow clustered around cocktails. And Amazon shoppers agree. “This little powerhouse gives me enough light in my dark, tiny camper to knit or read or, if I were more talented, do both things at once,” one reviewer writes. Need more? The three-pack is currently 15% off, ringing in at $135.
Sound the alarm: Another early Nordstrom Anniversary Sale deal is back in stock. Prior to the discounts becoming available to the public, all the Domino readers who also happen to be Nordy Club card members picked up Parachute’s classic Turkish cotton bath towels in droves. Aside from the fact that this particular offering is equal parts plush and quick drying, we bet the biggest draw was the exclusive blush pink colorway priced at a steal.
We hope you all have been living your best tomato girl summer, but for those of you already sporting our TikTok trend recap’s top seller—this marigold baseball cap embroidered with a savory sardine—we know you are. You may have seen our very own chief creative officer, Kate Berry, donning it.
Finding design-forward table lamps for under $100 is…challenging. But we did it. And of all the 20-plus pieces we spotlighted, readers loved this blue metal number from AllModern the best. Still reasonably priced at just $59 (it typically sells for $97), the miniature light fixture looks like it belongs in a modern art museum.
We’re guessing those of you who have been suffering through the recent heat wave were eager to learn of our managing shopping editor Samantha Weiss-Hill’s verdict on Quince’s sateen sheets. As someone who prefers to hold off on cranking the AC until the last unbearable moment, Weiss-Hills was skeptical as to if the material would truly regulate her hot-running self. But lo and behold, it keeps both her and her husband cool all night long.
No-reno kitchens have always been a hit among our readers, but you were especially keen on using contact paper to cover up unsightly countertops and cabinet fronts, primarily with this terrazzo pattern from Walmart. While the original that product DIYer Chloe Rey used to brighten up her dark, dated space is no longer available, you had no qualms about tapping the next best thing—especially since LaCheery’s version is just $9 for a 16-by-80-inch roll.
There are a lot of faux all-weather wicker outdoor sofas out there, but Domino readers and editors agree that Opalhouse’s compact version is the best sectional for small spaces. For starters, you don’t have to worry about it getting rusty, moldy, or mildewy. Reviewers confirm it’s also a breeze to assemble; the cushions are thick and comfy; and it’s pretty enough to place on a deck, four-season porch, and even in a living room.
When Prime Day rolled around, we rounded up our previous best-selling Amazon finds—and unsurprisingly they also became July’s list of top sellers. The items below are still reader favorites: