Oprah's final "Favorite Things" episode aired this past week. If you haven't watched the crowd reactions already, you should (or check out audience reactions from the whole last season on this awesome tumblr). Everyone went nuts. Of course, if I was being gifted a 2012 Volkswagon Beetle, an iPad, and some Le Creuset cookware, I'd be doing a happy dance too.
Having your product on Oprah's "Favorite Things" things list is akin to having your book chosen for her book club--meaning it will sell. And often, Oprah's favorite stuff is beauty and fashion-related (but the fashion tends to be on the comfort-end--nothing wrong with that). Previously Oprah-endorsed favorite things like Spanx and Uggs became ubiquitous best-sellers after earning a spot on the "Favorite Things" list, according to AOL's Small Business site. Her "Favorite Things" episode has even saved some companies from the brink of bankruptcy.
So we decided to take a look at this year's fashion and beauty-related "favorite things" as well as "favorite things" of years past (yes, J.Lo's velour sweatsuit was on the list in '02). Are any of them your favorite things too?
Classic Sparkles Ugg Australia Boots, $175
Sophia Satchel by Coach, $398
Tory Tote and Reva Ballerina Flat by Tory Burch, $250 for the tote; $195 for the flats
Nordstrom Lingerie Gift Card, $500
Jessica Leigh Diamond Earrings by Dana Rebecca Designs, $1900
Cashmere Cable Sweater and Cashmere Cable Throw by Ralph Lauren, $498 for the sweater; $595 for the throw
Judith Ripka Eclipse Earrings, 525
Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker, $52
Rachel Pally Swing Turtleneck and Sailor Pants, $141
Philip Stein Teslar Diamond Watch, $2,245
Dooney & Bourke Leather Duffle Bag, $495