15 Things That Will Start: From Great Jones to Glossier
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For this week’s Don’t DillyDally, we’ve surfaced a range of new things we’re sure to sell, including Glossier’s Hot Cocoa Flavored Lip Balm, Great Jones’ Four-in-One Steamer and the modular (and colorful) of Floyd. ) dresser system.
Glossier’s already sweet-smelling lip balm now comes in “Swiss Miss,” a “homage” to the famous hot chocolate brand. This limited-edition version of Balm Dotcom features notes of cocoa, vanilla and sprigs of sugar. Once applied, it’s supposed to give your pout a light brown hue; it’s also a delicious way to prevent dry lips from chapping.
If you haven’t heard, J.Crew is back – and just launched a limited-edition collaboration with Beams Plus, a Tokyo-based retailer inspired by Americana style. (Director Mike Mills was typed as the face of the line, with a very Photoshoot in New York to kick off.) The collection reminds us of vintage J.Crew with corduroy patches and nautical stripes. But our favorite piece has to be this 100% wool shaggy Argyle cardigan.
Speaking of wool, Buck Mason has introduced a new loungewear line featuring the fabric in a neutral oatmeal hue. The three-piece line includes sweatpants that you can match with either a cropped hoodie Where crew neck sweatshirt. The Los Angeles-based clothing label (which also makes our favorite white tee) promises the wool won’t itch, as the new pieces are made from a blend of soft merino wool and cotton.
In hypebeast news, the second collaboration between French shoe brand Veja and Italian luxury house Marni is live. The collection features “chromatic interpretations” of Veja’s classic V-15 and V-10 styles, the latter a favorite of Strategist staffers and sneakerheads alike. The shoes are covered in Sharpie-esque squiggles in shades of blue, purple, and teal, giving them a very punk vibe.
These days you’re more likely to see one of LLBean’s preppy boats and totes covered in a insult just an initial. And the legendary Maine retailer is now officially in on the joke, after teaming up with Grace Wiener of @ironicboatandtote to create its Ironic Monogram collection. New phrases on iconic bags include ‘not not designer’ and ‘leave me alone’. Cheeky embroidered dresses and throws are also part of the collection (and would also make great gifts).
J. Hannah, or the “nail polish brand for people who hate color” like our sister site the cup described the status-y label, debuted its latest hairsprays made in collaboration with the Met.
The Tudor-themed set is meant to celebrate the museum’s new exhibit on the dynasty’s reign over Renaissance England. And you can definitely see the influence – the trio of colors (called “Bijoux”, “Relic” and “Velour”) are cheerful compared to other polishes from the company (which have names like “Compost” and “Marzipan”).
The beauty space won another pimple corrector contender this week. Hero Cosmetics, whose Mighty Patches are a favorite of Beauty Contributor Strategist Rio Viera-Newton, has released a gel pen designed to combat both early and stubborn blemishes that won’t go away. The spot treatment contains proven salicylic acid, plus lactic and azelaic acids to help exfoliate and brighten.
Great Jones – maker of one of our favorite dishes – has released its Full Steam Duo, a pair of colorful silicone multitaskers that can function as colanders, splash guards and trivets. The larger of the two is designed to fit inside the mark Big deal pot and deep cut sauté pan, while the smaller works with the Dutch Baby, Small friesand Saucy. The set (which you can buy in two colorways: blueberry and raspberry or broccoli and mustard) is currently only available for pre-order – with plans to ship in November – so grab it while it’s hot.
Also for foodies: AAPI-owned Omsom, known for its foodie-approved spices, has released a limited-edition shaker set. The “IYKYK” trio is a reimagining of classic table foods that includes salt sourced from South Korea, pepper sourced from Vietnam, and MSG produced by Japanese seasoning company Ajinomoto.
Noting the passage of time just got a little more playful. Brooklyn-based homeware brand Areaware has teamed up with a designer Pat Kim on a series of Memphis Spirit mint, pink or yellow wall clocks. The hours are represented by three-dimensional shapes including a sphere, a cylinder, a cube and a bell. And the hands of the clocks are also sinuous.
Floyd, the company known for its flat sofa, bed and shelves, added a chest of drawers system to its collection. The modular design was influenced by Mies van der Rohe’s Lafayette Park architecture, with clean, geometric lines. You can choose between different bases, mix and match drawers, doors and shelves, and add expansion units.
Otherland’s new range of seasonal candles have arrived. The six new fragrances are presented in jewel-colored jars, along with the aptly named Adorned collection. Flavors include ‘Alpine Crystal’, with notes of juniper sprig and sparkling lemon, and ‘Dessert First’, with ginger, black cardamom and milk tea. Each candle is $36, or you can buy them all for $165 and save a few bucks.
We at The Strategist are fans of Flamingo Estate’s Heirloom Tomato Candle, so we’re particularly intrigued by its new offering. The Euphoria collection includes a body scrub, oiland lotion, as well as a candle described as “a gentle slap in the face”. The fragrance is layered with notes of Ionian bergamot, rose, pink peppercorn and white sandalwood.
Away’s sleek (and jet-setter-approved) suitcases got a ’90s-era makeover for the brand’s latest limited-edition collection, ’90s Pop. Now you can get the brand’s carry-on in a trippy swirl print or a shade of bubblegum pink you can’t miss at baggage claim, and match it with a coordinated shoulder bag and travel pouch.
On the more extravagant end of the luggage spectrum, Tumi’s latest collaboration with automaker McLaren has a much more low-key vibe – and features F1 driver Lando Norris as part of the ad campaign. Made from Tumi’s CX6 carbon fiber material (which is designed to be particularly durable and is also used in McLaren supercars), this handsome suitcase comes complete with an integrated combination TSA lock and USB port.
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