25 Reader-Favorite March Purchases — From Steals To Splurges

25 Reader-Favorite March Purchases — From Steals To Splurges
March 2024 brought us a Ken-ergetic Oscars performance, tons of celeb pregnancy announcements, and Ariana Grande’s Eternal Sunshine album. But more excitingly (IMO), it brought us R29 readers’ new host of best-selling products. According to our anonymous shopping data, you all stocked up on spring-ready closet staples, cost-friendly skincare finds, several suction vibrators, and limited-edition collaborations alike.

From a $15 beauty steal to a $500 luggage splurge, there was a wide range of products that R29 editors reviewed in March, and ultimately that R29 readers approved of. Shoppers predominately carted up brand new product launches while also gravitating towards reader-favorite retailers like Target, The Ordinary, Anthropologie, and Carl Friedrick. So But if you weren’t one of those shoppers who hopped on these sought-after products, click on to see which items are most worth your hard-earned money, according to your fellow R29 readers.

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Lululemon Dance Studio Relaxed-Fit Mid-Rise Cargo Jogger

According to our anonymous shopping data, Refinery29 readers were eager to cart up these “lightweight cargo pants that go from the studio to street” after covering them in our Lululemon spring drop story. But if this isn’t your style, readers also gravitated towards the brand’s twill blazer (which R29 Senior Writer Karina Hoshikawa reviewed), roomy duffle backpack, and casual walking sneaker

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Lululemon Dance Studio Relaxed-Fit Mid-Rise Cargo Jogger, $, available at Lululemon

Free-est Mila Mini Dress

Ever since Affiliate Writer Esther Newman called out this bohemian dress in our Free People editors’ picks roundup, it has been selling non-stop. From what we can tell, R29 readers love the breezy silhouette and spring-ready colorways. This style is also very versatile, as Esther suggested it “can double up as a tunic top over jeans on chilly, transitional spring days.”

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free-est Mila Mini Dress, $, available at Free People

Tracy’s Dog OG FLOW 2-in-1 Clit Sucking Vibrator

Last month, many readers carted up this on-sale Tracy’s Dog sex toy after we previously highlighted it as one of the best suction vibrators. But a close second was the same brand’s OG Sucking Vibrator — which has been praised by former Sexual Health & Wellness Writer Charlotte Lewis — and which is half the price.

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Tracy's Dog OG FLOW 2-in-1 Clit Sucking Vibrator, $, available at tracy's dog

Skims Wireless Form Push-Up Plunge Bra

If you’re bra shopping and are overwhelmed by all the options out there, take our advice (and a sign from one of R29 readers’ most popular purchases) and buy yourself Skims’ wireless push-up bra. Karina and I each reviewed this style a while back, and our love for it has continued to influence readers to jump on the buttery-soft bra brandwagon. This style has minimal padding while offering a push-up effect and the plunge neckline is great for low-cut tops.

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Skims Wireless Form Push-Up Plunge Bra, $, available at Skims

Coach Swinger 20 Bag

If you’re looking to incorporate denim into your wardrobe in a fresh way, consider a denim bag. We’re a big fan of Coach’s denim Soho Bag, but the style, which R29 readers carted up themselves, quickly sold out. So if you want a similar style, consider this mini denim shoulder bag, which is ridiculously sweet and edgy at the same time.  

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Coach Swinger 20 Bag, $, available at Coach

The Ordinary Retinal 0.2% Emulsion

The top-bought product in March was The Ordinary’s new retinal serum, with nearly 90 reader purchases — and it also happens to be the most affordable item in this roundup. Deputy Beauty Director Jacqueline Kilikita suggests this product for seasoned retinoid users, like herself, while Karina hypes it up for those with acne-prone skin. The gel-cream emulsion promises to unclog pores, minimize hyperpigmentation, improve collagen production, and smooth skin texture, so for under-$15, it’s a no-brainer.

Shop The Ordinary

The Ordinary Retinal 0.2% Emulsion, $, available at The Ordinary

DVF for Target Collared Sleeveless Modern Jumpsuit

We already knew R29 readers loved Target, but the retailer’s collaboration with Diane von Furstenberg really cemented their love for affordable luxury. So much of the limited-edition collection has sold out; however, there are still a few iconic wrap dresses and patterned jumpsuits that can be purchased. Just note that you’ll want to jump on those styles ASAP. 

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Diane von Furstenberg for Target Collared Sleeveless Pink Modern Geo Jumpsuit, $, available at Target

Nomasei Nono Moccasins

Celebrity-approved French shoe brand Nomasei is also R29 reader-approved. After covering the growing brand, readers started carting up its popular Nono moccasins. If these loafers are good enough for Blake Lively and Bella Hadid, they’re certainly good enough for us. Just ask R29 Fashion Director Irina Grechko who owns and adores the brand’s heeled Trench moccasins.

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Nomasei Nono Moccasins, $, available at Nomasei

Abercrombie & Fitch Plunge Cowl Back Maxi Dress

According to our anonymous shopping data, Abercrombie & Fitch ranked as Refinery29’s top-selling retailer in March. R29 readers simply love the brand, and most recently, have been interested in its new Wedding Shop. This slinky dress has been positioned as a casual wedding dress option in white, but can also easily be a wedding guest dress in any of its black or spring-ready colorways.

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Abercrombie & Fitch Plunge Cowl Back Maxi Dress, $, available at Abercrombie & Fitch

LEVOIT 3-in-1 Air Purifier

We jumped on Amazon’s first-ever Big Spring Sale, and shared what we were carting up while there were mega discounts. While the sale is now over, many R29 readers related to R29 Newsletter Director Lisa Dioniso’s pick. Lisa already owned a larger LEVOIT air purifier, but wanted this smaller, sleep-friendly version to add into her bedroom (and to combat her spring allergies).

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Levoit 3-in-1 Air Purifier, $, available at Amazon

Carl Friedrick The Carry-On

Carl Friedrick has a hold on R29 readers, and on R29 Senior Travel Writer Venus Wong, who owns several suitcases from the brand, and most recently reviewed The Carry-On. Venus enjoys the luxurious hard-shell, leather-trimmed suitcase so much that she even labeled it as some of the best luggage for international travel.

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Carl Friedrik The Carry-On, $, available at Carl Friedrik

Everlane x Marques' Almeida Canvas Patchwork Jacket

Everlane’s first-ever collab was met with a lot of love by R29 readers, who carted up a whole range of limited-edition pieces, including this environmentally friendly patchwork jacket. A lot of the collection is sold out, but there are still some reader-approved items like a knit-mesh tunic and matching cropped cardigan

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Everlane x Marques' Almeida Canvas Patchwork Jacket, $, available at Everlane

Margo Paige Clear Fringe Crossbody

Another eco-conscious pick comes from Margo Paige. The brand sells sustainable (and wallet-friendly) clear bags that are perfect for concert venue restrictions. We’re particularly loving this fringe style for festival season

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Margo Paige Clear Fringe Crossbody, $, available at Margo Paige

Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Adapt Mattress Topper

R29 readers jumped on purchasing this editor-favorite mattress topper, which was further discounted for President’s Day. The good news is that it’s still on major sale and ready to be carted up for good-sleeping-goodness.

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Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Adapt Mattress Topper, $, available at Tempur-Pedic

Zara Limited-Edition Mixed Sequin Dress

Most of Zara’s Spring 2024 Studio Collection almost immediately sold out, but not before R29 readers got their credit cards out. The most popular item they purchased was this vintage-inspired cocktail dress, which is (luckily!) still available to shop.

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Zara Limited-Edition Mixed Sequin Dress, $, available at Zara

The Inkey List Bio-Active Ceramide Moisturizer

Jackie has proclaimed her love for this The Inkey List $20 moisturizer, which prompted over 30 readers to purchase the product themselves. And if you aren’t one of those readers, now’s your chance to swoop on this product, because it’s currently on sale while Sephora’s Saving Event lasts.

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The Inkey List Bio-Active Ceramide Repairing and Plumping Moisturizer, $, available at Sephora

Mother Denim The Curbside Flood

One of 2024’s top denim trends is barrel leg jeans, and R29 readers have been liking these distressed high-waisted jeans. So if you’re also interested (but hesitant) to take on the trend, this silhouette is subtle enough that you won’t feel out of place wearing them.

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Mother Denim The Curbside Flood, $, available at Mother Denim

Lelo Enigma Cruise

Another highly-rated suction vibrator comes from Lelo. The luxury sex toy also happens to be editor-vetted (Charlotte didn’t want to gatekeep the dual-stimulation massager any longer) and reader-approved. And right now, it's discounted for 25% off. 

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LELO Enigma Cruise, $, available at LELO

Bloomers Tiara Lace Bralette

Karina reviewed Bloomers’ “sexy granny panties” and appreciated that the matching lace set was just comfortable as it was stylish. Several R29 editors have owned and raved about Bloomers underwear and pajamas, so readers finally jumped on the bandwagon and bought themselves this lace bralette.

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Bloomers Tiara Lace Bralette, $, available at Bloomers

Aupen Nirvana Bag

Aupen is beloved by celebs from Hailey Bieber to Olivia Rodrigo to Selena Gomez. And their purses have also been a bestselling product for R29 readers for a while now. While many readers carted up this Fearless bag, notably worn by Kylie Jenner, the style is now sold out. But if you're craving an Aupen bag ASAP, then check out the similar asymmetric Nirvana bag approved by Taylor Swift herself. 

Shop Aupen

Aupen Nirvana Bag, $, available at Aupen

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water

Another Amazon Big Spring Sale editor-approved and reader-fave product was this Bioderma micellar water, recommended by Senior Affiliate Partnerships Manager Kate Spencer. She appreciates the gentle-for-skin, unscented formula and uses it as her go-to makeup remover. Readers were pretty evenly split between carting up this 8.4-ounce bottle and the 16.7-ounce bottle.

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Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water, $, available at Amazon

Mango Worn Leather Effect Jacket

We’re not quite sure what recently prompted several readers to shop for this particular Mango leather jacket, which was seen on Gigi Hadid last October, but we get it —  the sold-out style is the ultimate cool-girl closet staple. So if you’re also drawn to this oversized silhouette, consider the alternative here, which still has some sizes available, for more than half the price. 

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Mango Worn Leather Effect Jacket, $, available at Mango

Rhode Peptide Lip Treatment in Vanilla

Very few celebrity beauty products are as iconic, desired, and genuinely as good as Hailey Bieber’s Rhode peptide lip treatment, which several R29 editors have reviewed. In March, the limited-edition Vanilla Cake flavor was a reader-favorite. However, with that flavor now sold out, you can instead cart up the similar Vanilla flavor!

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Rhode Peptide Lip Treatment in Vanilla, $, available at Rhode

Milla Classy Midi Dress with Open Neckline

Looking for a new luxurious couture-quality dress that’s actually affordable? Look no further than Milla. R29 readers have shown their interest in Milla (which is a more cost-friendly sub-brand of the original Milla Nova bridal brand), and our eyes are personally on this on-sale cocktail dress that could effortlessly fit into so many people’' wardrobes and be a perfect option for wedding season.

Shop Milla

Milla Classy Midi Dress with Open Neckline, $, available at Milla

Bellesa Pebble Vibrator

And finally, this Bellesa vibrator is still going strong since we featured it in January’s best-selling product roundup. The ergonomical sex toy is a reader-favorite because of its small size, five-intensity suction settings, and its under-$100 price tag. 

Shop BBoutique

Bellesa Pebble Vibrator, $, available at BBoutique

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