5 Stylish Items
to Buy This Week

From a grown-up inflatable pool to a stylish knit polo

5 stylish items to buy this week

The Valet. team is constantly scouring shops and the web to find the latest and greatest items from the worlds of fashion, footwear and gear. Here, the editors have assembled their latest finds—the items we deem worthy of your hard-earned money. Browse away, treat yourself to something and start the week off right.


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You're never too old for an inflatable pool. Don't listen to anyone who says they're just for kids. This point of view is actually the mission of Mylle. Founder Kris Myllenbeck—who decided to use her design experience to make an inflatable pool that replaces the kiddie kitsch with high style—came up with a beautiful line-up perfect for backyards and city balconies. They're sturdy and stylish and come packaged in a matching vinyl envelope—in case you want to bring it with you this summer.

Inflatable pool,
$115 by Mylle


Shorts weather calls for new socks. Arvin Goods already makes great socks. They look and feel good to wear, sure, but they're also much more responsibly and sustainably made than your average pair. This three-pack is perfect for all the sneakers, loafers and Birkenstocks you'll be wearing this summer. The elastic arch support and padded footbed ensure all-day comfort and somehow they've figured out how to make the socks stay up without feeling too tight.

Crew socks,
$36 / $28 (for a 3-pack) by Arvin Goods



Take your knit polo to the next level. You definitely need one this season, and this one is knit from a super soft cashmere that is certified to the AbTF's The Good Cashmere Standard—which ensures the welfare of the cashmere goats, protects natural resources and improves the working conditions of farmers and farmworkers in Inner Mongolia. The buttonless placket gives it a relaxed vibe and while it comes in four colorways, this light beige seems perfect for both work and play.

Cashmere johnny-collar polo,
$138 by J.Crew


Always trust an old school Cali brand to make good shorts. This corduroy version is inspired by the style of 1970s Los Angeles skate/surf culture, but they have been updated and refined to be worn just about anywhere in 2022. Birdwell has been making quality shorts in LA for half a century and these (available in five shades) are the perfect length with large front-patch pockets, real-wood buttons and an interior drawcord for a quick and easy fit.

Corduroy shorts,
$89.95 by Birdwell



Take cover this summer. In case you haven't heard, bucket hats (like so many '90s styes) are back in a big way. And this one is relaxed and ready to block you from the sun while covering up post-pool hair. The textured, tonal jacquard pattern is cut from a soft washed terry cloth that's got a relaxed vintage look. Perfectly packable, it's ready for a vacation or simply to be stuffed into a beach bag.

Terry cloth bucket hat,
$29.95 by Rip Curl

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