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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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 Ruane, Fashion Market Writer
Dickies Straight-Leg Carpenter Pant, $59, available at Urban Outfitters
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, because 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 Rosenblum, Senior Shopping Director
Shinola On-Ear Headphones, $87.5, available at Nordstrom Rack
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 …read more