Ever wonder what the rest of the country is buying? Well, we did too! So we did some digging, and rounded up not only this summer’s bestsellers, but also the items that are top-rated and reviewed.
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Swimsuits designed to flatten the tummy are genius, hands down. And you guys agree—with more than 1,900 near-perfect reviews, this stunner is one of the bestselling swimsuits on Amazon right now, and the #1 bestseller for Women’s Athletic One-Pieces, with a 4.1 out of 5-star rating. Shoppers praise the suit for being ultra-comfortable, yet also slimming, sexy and flattering on a diverse range of body types. Available in 26 different colors and prints.
Shop it: B2prity Women's One Piece Swimsuits Tummy Control Swimwear, $30, amazon.com
Birkenstocks are crazy comfortable, we all know that. But the latest line is also lightweight, waterproof AND only 40 bucks! They’re made of EVA, a cushiony, footbed that has shoppers raving about their comfort level and softness. Among the bestsellers at Zappos, 72 percent of shoppers have given them a 5-star review. They cost a fraction of the traditional Birkenstock Arizona sandals, but feature the same amount of quality and comfort you’d expect from the historic brand. They’re the perfect sandals to take with you on summer vacations, beach outings, weekend errands and more. Choose from orange, green, yellow, pink, copper, silver and black.
Shop it: Birkenstock Arizona Essentials, $40, zappos.com
A great summer cover up is key. This adorable version with pom-pom trim is easy to throw on, plus it’s lightweight and chic. Makes sense that it’s one of Amazon’s bestselling cover-ups—more than 660 shoppers have taken the time to write reviews and send pics. Reviewers say it’s extremely flattering, fits beautifully and is a great length. One person even paired hers with leggings for a night on the town. Another group of girlfriends each bought a different color for a girls’ weekend—would be fun for bridesmaids, too! In 19 colors.
Shop it: Adreamly Women’s Pom Pom Trim Kaftan Chiffon Cover Up, $18, amazon.com
Newsflash: Men can’t get enough of these $18 swim trunks—the #2 bestselling swim trunks on Amazon. The extra-stretchy fabric has inspired more than 6,000 reviewers to report these as “comfortable,” “soft” and quite simply the “best pair of swim trunks” ever. They’re designed with quick-dry technology and UPF 50+, which helps block damaging ultraviolet rays. In 48 different colors/patterns.
Shop it: Kanu Surf Men's Barracuda Swim Trunks, $18, amazon.com
People are flipping over these flops—they’re the “most comfortable flip-flops I've ever owned!,” says one happy customer. More than 83 percent of their 737 reviews at Zappos are 5-star ratings! What’s the big fuss? In addition to being water resistant and quick drying, they sport a non-slip footbed and compression-molded midsole for comfort and stability. Plus, they come in 14 different colors.
Shop it: OluKai Ohana Flip Flops, $65, zappos.com
Summer can do a number on your skin. Thankfully, these restorative, rejuvenating eye gels—a bestseller at Ulta.com with over 807 reviews and a 4.2-star rating—work in just 10 minutes! They infuse the eye area with fancy stuff like Icelandic glacial waters and concentrated doses of firming ingredients to de-puff, tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles—from all that squinting in the sun perhaps?! Peptides and botanicals improve blood flow while antioxidants help prevent future damage.
Inspired by Brazil’s favorite feature—the bum bum—(pronounced BOOM BOOM in Brazil), this fast-absorbing body cream is created with caffeine-rich guaraná, cupuaçu butter, açaí oil, and coconut oil to smooth and tighten skin. It also promises to fight dryness, dullness and uneven texture. But does it really work? According to the more than 4,400 reviewers (it got 150k loves too!), it does. It’s also a New Beauty Award Winner, Influencer Reviewers’ Choice Winner and Cosmopolitan Prix de Beaute Winner. So there.
Shop it: Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, $45, sephora.com
It seems Rihanna not only commands the stage—she’s taken the beauty world by storm as well with her brand Fenty Beauty. Her lip gloss is a runaway hit, with 8,700 near-perfect reviews. Obsessed with creating the perfect gloss, Rihanna has done just that. Gloss Bomb delivers explosive shine (while magically not being sticky) in three universal shades handpicked by the singer herself: Fu$$y, a soft romantic pink; Diamond Milk, a shimmering wash of milky pearl; and Fenty Glow, a rose nude—and we’re talking the unicorn of nudes that looks good on everyone. One swipe of Gloss Bomb’s XXL wand leaves lips looking instantly fuller and smoother. And it’s got an addictive peach-vanilla scent, too.
Shop it: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, $18, sephora.com
“This is the best cup ever,” says one satisfied customer. “It keeps hot drinks hot for hours and hours. And it keeps cold drinks so cold that ice doesn’t melt even after eight hours.” With a crystal-clear lid that lets you see inside and a stainless steel body with a double-wall vacuum insulation, it’s no wonder this BPA-free, sweat-free, shatterproof cup earned 22,000 reviews and a 4.8 rating overall. The lid contains magnets for smooth opening and closing.
Incredible Bose sound + adorable water-resistant design = a speaker winner for sure. More than 5,400 Best Buy shoppers have given this cutie a combined 4.8-star rating, and here’s why: From the pool to the park to the patio, its rugged design lets you enjoy the music you love in more places. Voice prompts make Bluetooth pairing easy. And up to eight hours of listening per charge lets you keep your playlists playing.
Shop it: Bose Soundlink Color Portable Bluetooth Speaker II, $130, bestbuy.com
This might be the coolest cooler bag ever. A bestseller at Bando with a 5-star rating, this insulated retro number protects your seltzer and snacks from the heat while moonlighting as a refreshing purse. What more could you ask for? Also in grapefruit.
Talk about putting the “&” in cheese & crackers! Made from North American maple and featuring a teak oil finish, this artsy cheese board has more than 450 five-star reviews at Uncommon Goods and is sure to be a conversation starter. Makes an excellent housewarming or hostess gift, too.
Shop it: Cheese & Crackers Cutting Board, $48, uncommongoods.com
No more mushrooms falling through the cracks with these cool wood handled baskets that make for easy flipping. These genius grilling inventions have garnered 200+ five-star reviews—and 95 percent of shoppers say they’d recommend them to a friend (bring them to your next barbecue as a gift!). Made from steel wire, each basket allows you to suit the preference of each guest.
Shop it: Kabob Grilling Baskets, $17 for four, uncommongoods.com
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