A Down-Filled Love Seat for Under $1,000 Leads Your September Bestseller List
Runners-up includes a $56 pleated-paper lamp.
Updated Sep 27, 2023 11:06 AM
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The first “-ber” month of the year, September marks the transition between summer and fall. And with the changing temperatures, a blanket haul usually follows. So we were surprised to see only one cozy throw appear on our bestsellers list this month. It seems that Domino readers aren’t as eager as us to make the seasonal swap. Instead, what caught your eye (once again) was a slew of good deals. Perhaps instead of cuddling up on the couch, you were thinking ahead to festive gatherings, as $10 cobalt coupes à la Molly Baz were snatched up more than any other product this month thanks to an extended Crate & Barrel sale. Curious to see what else you shipped to your front door over the past 30 days? Scroll on for a closer look at your top buys.
Svelte, dual-tone stems in cobalt blue and deep yellow were the most popular items from Molly Baz’s discounted collection—a result of an extended Labor Day sale. Both the cocktail coupes and wineglasses are still up to 33% off right now if you have yet to get in on the bargain. The punchy palette is hard to pass up, adding a playful touch to a dinner table or bar, and because both ended up in your carts, it seems you took our advice to mix and match the styles. As one reviewer so aptly puts it, “If you’re a casual wine drinker looking for a fun, funky glass, this is the one.”
We’re officially impressed by Stone & Beam, the in-house Amazon brand that nails the trifecta of trendy, quality, and affordable. This roomy two-seater is the latest example to show that Domino readers are just as big a fan as us editors. Not only is it often on sale (it’s currently sporting a 13% discount!), it’s a practical purchase. The cushion covers are removable and machine washable, so you don’t have to feel guilty about going with the creamy white chenillelike polyester fabric.
Almost immediately after featuring an excerpt of Seattle-based designer Heidi Caillier’s Memories of Home, Domino readers needed the pattern-on-pattern playbook in their own hands. We spotlighted a formerly dreary historic San Francisco spot that Caillier managed to make look like it was in the Cotswolds of England instead of on the California coast. The book is now the number-one best-selling new release on Amazon, which isn’t surprising considering it’s the picture-perfect pairing of stunning photography and well-written walk-throughs. As readers proved, it’s an easy coffee-table addition that you’ll actually pick up and read whenever you need inspiration.
When this asymmetrical, sculptural sconce designed by none other than Amber Lewis dipped in price, you pounced on it. Available in either a hardwire or plug-in design and three powder-coated finishes of white, black, or brass, it’s a showstopping piece. One reviewer summarized the light as “large, industrial, different,” adding that they “absolutely love the dimension of these sconces and the visual interest added to a small area.” Another bonus we’re betting you loved: It’s easy to hang.
So you bought a sleeper sofa that doesn’t have an actual mattress—now what? We recently took a closer look at solutions for these particular situations, and readers locked into our top overall pick: a memory foam base from Amazon that comes well reviewed (there are nearly 5,000 positive ratings). It’s affordably priced (under $300 for both the full and queen size); features a removable cover; and its slim 4.5-inch height makes it compatible with most pull-out couches. So this holiday season when family and friends are in town, they won’t mind shacking up with you.
When it came to design-forward back-to-school accessories, this backpack by Milk Teeth took the cake. The check-covered cutie by Dutch brand Sticky Lemon, fashioned from recycled PET bottles, is sadly now sold out—and we can’t say we’re surprised. Aside from the colorful exterior, the bag features a waterproof linen interior, extra pockets, and elastic to help keep folders, water bottles, and snacks organized, and an interior name tag in case it gets left behind at the park or soccer practice. And if you’re in search of a similar vibe, whether it be in the same punchy pattern or cheerful color combos, replacement recommendations we landed on include Quince’s recycled backpack, Maisonette’s spillproof Light + Nine bag, and State’s ombré take on a check.
When we spotted nearly every book from Assouline’s travel collection on sale at Saks Fifth Avenue last week, we knew we had to let readers know—and you quickly nabbed the Capri Dolce Vita hardcover to the point of it no longer being available. Let us direct you to a runner-up, Ibiza, in the meantime. It also dons an equally punchy cover that encapsulates the Mediterranean destination’s charm and prolific nightlife. But perhaps the most important detail: It’s still on sale, saving you or your giftee $20.
When H&M Home dropped its first line of furniture Stateside, we were distracted by the rattan chairs and whimsical kids’ desks, but the real star of the show, as Domino readers have shown us, was the lighting—specifically this pleated-paper lamp. This light is covered top to bottom in pleats, resulting in a seamless silhouette that one reviewer warns makes it relatively fragile.
Good gift alert: Snow Peak’s portable firepit is the chic piece of camping gear likely missing from your outdoorsy friend or partner’s assortment. Lightweight enough to add onto a hike without being too much of a burden, its upside-down pyramid-like shape actually folds flat. The Japanese design ships with a nylon case, too. Unlike most of the other options we listed in our guide to the best firepits, we’re guessing the ease of taking this one to and from a destination is what made it so appealing. That and the fact that it’s under $200.
Every summer, the U.S. Open comes to Queens, New York, renewing an interest in the sport beyond just picking up a racket. Tenniscore, we argued, is also applicable to the home. From a ball-shaped rug to a candle with hints of cucumber sandwiches, we rounded up 24 pieces with which to enjoy the sport without having to take to the bleachers in Flushing. And of all our athletically inclined finds, this cotton cap was the favorite. Fitted with an adjustable strap closure in the back and embroidered with Peanuts character Snoopy, it’s becoming abundantly clear that Domino readers are into cheeky baseball hats (the sardine-stamped cap from Clare V. was also a bestseller back in July).
Another favorite from our tenniscore roundup: vintage rackets. Domino readers seem to be of the mindset that you can add more than a painting or photo to a gallery wall, and we wholeheartedly agree. This assorted set of paddles from a variety of makers, including the recognizable Wilson, offer a lovely patinated touch. Chairish, in fact, is a gold mine of decorative objects and sports memorabilia that offers a charming vibe rather than calling to mind something you’d find in a stereotypically dark man cave. Our favorite feature? The trio is currently 10% off.
This set of oven mitts was made to be seen. The mini pot holders come equipped with a leather loop to hang neatly from a cabinet knob or wall hook, preferably near an oven. Because while the stripy pair—Domino readers and editors alike are equally fond of both the purple-on-yellow and orange and turquoise color combos—makes for cute kitchen decor, the inside of these gloves is covered in silicone for heat-resistant transport of hot dishes up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
Clearly, roomy, statement-making lounge chairs are having a moment—have you seen these chair-and-a-halfs?—as this marshmallowy number quickly became a September bestseller. Before we even featured it, we saw it getting added to your orders. So much so it had us thinking: Is this the next viral Amazon chair? We’re familiar with Zinus, the brand behind some of the best soft mattresses and solid bed frames, but had no idea it also offered chic sling-style seating. While it’s not exactly a half-size-up, it’s still deep-seated, offering a 30-by-30-inch surface (and still 18% off).
Those who ordered Aarke’s fancy kitchen appliance won’t be disappointed. No matter if your choice of caffeine is tea or coffee, you’ll become smitten with this electric kettle all the same. It offers four specific temperature ranges between 104 and 212 degrees Fahrenheit (aka multiple below a rolling boil), which other design-forward options on the market are simply unable to deliver. In other words, it’s the perfect melding of form and function.
After spending much of the summer away, we’re predicting that this fall’s bedding trend is all about staycations—we’re saying hello to hotel-style duvets, shams, and bolster pillows, and goodbye to laid-back linen (for now, that is). To get the look, our style editor, Julia Stevens, carefully curated all-white sheets, a mix of preppy trims, and statement-making cushion covers. Of her favorites, readers resonated with Quince’s cool and crisp percale duvet set the most. Aside from its breathable weave, its neutral white and gray color combo features a subtle piping that elevates it from a basic to a luxury item.
The only indication we have of Domino readers eager for cooler temps is this wool blanket…but it’s also been 60% off now for over a week. A good deal and a cozy decorative element, it just made more sales than the Buchanan style (100% lambswool) featured in Anthropologie’s home sale. Made by the same company—Edinburgh-based Tartan Blanket Co.—the designs are not as medieval as they sound. The rainbow check we spotlighted, in fact, is definitely just a modern plaid. Other reasons it likely tickled your fancy: It’s made with recycled wool and blended with recycled fibers, making it softer and more durable (even machine washable!) compared to its pricier counterpart.
Another plug-in sconce on this list only verifies that we were correct when we said this wall-mounted light fixture is a thing. This duo, however, is ideal for flanking a bed frame given it’s sold together for anywhere between $80 and $100, depending on your preferred finish. “The pictures don’t do these justice,” one shopper enthusiastically shares. “The bright brass filament matches with the shiny brass parts of these lights, all the way down to the mounting screws.” One buyer loved them so much, they bought more for their next house.
It seems that Domino readers can’t stop thinking about the Manhattan apartment of RHONY‘s latest cast member, Brynn Whitfield, especially since it’s filled with budget-friendly gems, including more than a few Amazon scores. Both Brightech’s arched floor lamp with a genuine marble base and the brass-framed mirror from her single-family brownstone continue to accumulate in your carts. Other return appearances include this fruit-shaped lamp (tomato girl summer forever) and Saatva’s Classic innerspring mattress thanks to an extended Labor Day sale.