But then there are those home decor pieces that are universally accepted as super chic, yet accessible at the same time—and that’s the recipe for a best seller. Since the things you buy for the place where you spend most of your time are often investments that you’ll live with for years (and through multiple moves), it’s good to know what the tried-and-true picks are.
For in-the-know intel, I got retail insiders from some of the buzziest decor brands to spill the deets on their customers’ top picks—whether they’re setting up their post-college apartment or upgrading to a swanky Cribs-style oasis.
Here are the 5 best-selling home items at ultra-buzzy decor destinations.
Bar carts are all the rage right now, but for the past couple of years, this specific style from West Elm has consistently garnered the most attention. If you need convincing that a classic gold look is the way to go, peep the hundreds of #mywestelm tags this piece garners on Instagram.
How popular is this linen duvet (in this particular color) for the millenial-beloved bedding brand? There was a 3,390-person waitlist after it sold out, a rep for the brand says. Nearly a year later and it still consistently sells out, regardless of the season.
After influencers like actress Haylie Duff and blogger Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere showed their love for this ultra-colorful rug on social media, sales blew up—and it instantly sold out. Fast forward to the restock, and the waitlist exceeded 500 people. Right now, it’s back (mostly)—though the 3-by-5-foot size ($225) is gone already.
Although Target has a whole new slew of products hitting the shelves for spring and summer, this minimalist piece has been a top seller for the past several seasons, according to a brand rep. And while the big-box retailer doesn’t always restock its home items again and again, this lamp’s popularity keeps it coming back.
How popular can a mug really be? Although the shabby-chic brand introduced them four years ago, they’ve developed a serious following—even Jessica Chastain takes to social media to show hers off. (And hey, you can also use them for your daily tea-slash-beauty break.) In fact, the product’s success has even inspired a whole new category on Anthropologie’s site devoted to just customized cups.
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