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5 Stylish Items
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The coolest, newest stuff from a few of our favorite independent brands

5 stylish items to buy this week

A lot of us are feeling stuck at home right now, not sure what we can do. But one thing is for sure: many independent brands are worried about their future. And as consumers one of the most powerful things we can do is support the brands we feel are making the world a better place. By purchasing their goods, you're ensuring they stick around and continue to make cool stuff. This week's "5 Stylish Items" pulls together a few of our team's favorite recent finds from small brands and independent retailers. Browse away, treat yourself to something and start the week off right.


One of our go-to T-shirt brands is here to help. Hiro Clark—the Los Angeles-based brand which we've long said makes excellent tees—just introduced a new style for a good cause. Taking the 20-second hand washing meme that's been circulating, they filled in the lyrics to California Dreamin' (a great choice, BTW) and even include a bar of soap to get you started. What's more, 50% of all proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry, a charity that is helping keep kids fed and healthy during quarantine.

Wash Up tee,
$98 by Hiro Clark


These aren't sweatpants—they're better. Made from a wool-lyocell double-face jersey, Aether's track pant makes for a comfortable kick-around staple. With sharp tailoring and stretch-nylon side stripes though, these pants are elevated just enough so you don't feel like you're slacking away in sweats.

Relay track pant,
$195 / $146.25 w/code STAYATHOME at Aether



A good notebook always comes in handy. Are you journaling during this strange time we find ourselves in? Maybe you simply want a nice notebook to keep near your bed or sofa for the times when inspiration strikes. Either way, Shinola makes some really handsome options that can be customized to suit your preferences. You choose the cover color, type of paper and they'll even monogram it for free.

Hard linen journal,
$22 by Shinola


Be the best-dressed man on your video call. Treat yourself to this bold camp collar shirt now, wear it casually around the house and then, when the weather's warm and the coast is clear, pull it out for the first happy hour with friends.

Bandana print camp collar shirt,
$158 by Todd Snyder



This is an easy way to have fresh herbs always on hand. We first noticed this sleek planter in Chrissy Teigen's kitchen. Turns out, its the first home gardening system using NASA-inspired technology to easily grow herbs, fruits and vegetables with surprisingly consistent results. "Smart Soil" makes sure your plants get the optimal configuration of water, oxygen and nutrients, while calibrated automated watering and light ensures nothing goes wrong. It comes with basil plant pods, but you can order all sorts of seed pods, from cilantro and chives to micro greens and cherry tomatoes.

Smart Garden,
$99 by Click & Grow

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