GOACA’s top ten bestsellers of the year

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As most of you know, the way I monetize this site is with affiliate links—you buy a sweater from Cos, for instance, and I receive a commission. I also get to track a lot of what you all buy, and I always find that kind of fascinating. This year, everything on this list is pretty classic, which is usually more the case than not, and most of it is well-priced too. A few items that have made this list before stage a comeback, but we’ve got a number of new items too, like these cute denim chinos from Frank & Eileen. They’re not cheap, but they are about 30% cheaper than Nili Lotan’s Easthampton pants, which they really strongly resemble.

I bought these J. Crew chinos at the beginning of the summer and soon went back for them in more colors, because they are the ideal warm weather pant: super-lightweight, and the just-right amount of slouchy. Many of you agreed.

This year is, I believe, the first time a non-clothing or beauty item made the list, and I’m not surprised it was the Always Pan that did it. I love this pan: it’s got the most non-stick surface I’ve ever encountered, and is the ideal size and shape for so many things I cook. Best of all, as I type this, it’s marked down to just under $100.

You guys went crazy for these Liberty of London napkins and duvet sets from J. Crew, and who am I to blame you?

This pretty shirtwaist dress looks flattering for a variety of body types, which helps explain its popularity, and I actually adore it with those purplish knee-high boots.

Rag & Bone’s Slade blazer has made this list multiple times, and it’s a cinch to see why: it’s an easy but still really chic piece that can dress up jeans and a button-down nicely ( also, I’m a little obsessed with this faux leather iteration).

Similarly, these jeans have made the list before. They have a pretty perfect wash, a nice boyfriend-ish fit, and a lower waist, which appears to be making a comeback.

This utility dress is pretty summery, but would look extra-cool right now layered over a black turtleneck and tights.

A super-inexpensive V-neck sweater that comes in a ton of colors.

 

And finally, I was not one bit surprised to find my absolute favorite underwear from On Gossamer was ranked pretty high too. These are almost literally light as air, and never ever EVER create a panty-line situation. Here’s a higher-waisted version, if that’s more your thing.

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10 Thoughts on GOACA’s top ten bestsellers of the year
    rachel in berkeley
    19 Dec 2022
    3:38pm

    Such great picks. I’ve enjoyed several of them. Here’s my question about the underwear: I totally get VPL with them, even wearing COH jeans. Am I alone in this dilemma? What do I need to do differently? (Used to be a big fan of Commandos girl shorts for no VPL but their quality has tanked in recent years.) Thanks for all of the great posts over the year — & wishing you a terrific 2023.

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      Elisabeth
      20 Dec 2022
      10:33am

      I do, too. My theory is that it depends on how one is shaped, so I really don’t think we’re doing anything wrong lol. Just lucky, I guess!

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    giulia
    19 Dec 2022
    2:47pm

    Nili Lotans prices are stupid expensive, like why??

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      Kim France
      19 Dec 2022
      4:22pm

      Here are two reasons: 1. Most of her stuff is produced in the U.S., and that always hikes up prices. 2. Small brands have to pay more for their correspondingly small production runs. If Nili Lotan was as big as J. Crew, prices would be lower. For more info on this topic, listen to our Everything is Fine episode with Teri Agins: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/an-insiders-guide-to-fashion-with-teri-agins/id1491377174?i=1000566199140

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    Viajera
    19 Dec 2022
    2:39pm

    I enjoy it too! It’s like a closet share. … … … Dig the faux leather jacket.

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    cw
    19 Dec 2022
    7:18pm

    I always enjoy this post. I also must say that I am so in love with Jamie Raskin. I soooooo wish he could be President.

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      Mamavalveeta03
      19 Dec 2022
      10:46pm

      Agreed! Smart, compassionate, tough….everything the other side isn’t.

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      y.k.
      19 Dec 2022
      7:53pm

      how great would that be!

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    Ellie
    21 Dec 2022
    8:21am

    Such cute picks! And so few of them even offered, much less available in sizes over 12/14 🙁

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    Elle
    19 Dec 2022
    12:10pm

    I look forward to this list every year – all excellent picks

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