Welcome to another edition of The Drop List, where we, self-proclaimed shopping obsessives, give you the lowdown on the most highly anticipated releases and intriguing launches of the past few weeks. We hope you’ll think of this as a one-stop shop to discover your new favorite brand, an emerging designer, or a fun collaboration straight out of the gate. (And, if you’re craving even more Clever content, don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter.)
March 10, 2022 – While it’s easy to think of Urban Outfitters as a one-stop-shop to supplement your wardrobe, the brand is fighting to take up space in the rest of your home with its newest furniture and decor releases. Re-envisioning interiors through four thoughtful collections: My Space, Organic Interiors, What Light, and Inside Out, there’s plenty of lovely design finds to liven up your space for the season—like this linen-blend, curved loveseat in a friendly shade of sky blue.
March 12, 2022 – Last weekend, Catbird unveiled a new 2,500 square foot flagship store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, filled with the brand’s signature jewelry, wellness essentials, houseware, and more. Collaborating with Brooklyn-based design team Alton Bechara on the space, the new shop’s interiors are inspired by a mix of past store iterations, European pharmacies, and old bookstores—with design highlights including white marble accents, black lace curtains, off-kilter chandeliers, and other modern touches used to showcase the brand’s lovely wares.
March 15, 2022 – For anyone who’s not letting go of their early quarantine bread-baking habit any time soon, we think it’s a smart idea to treat yourself to Le Creuset’s newest bread oven. Crafted in durable enameled cast iron and available in eight lovely shades—including this pale chambray—it’s the perfect kitchen essential to let rise to your rye loaves and brown your pumpernickel crusts to a perfect crisp.
March 15, 2022 – Even if you’re waiting for the summer months to take a long-awaited vacation, this new collection from Madewell and fictional destination Hôtel Magique will help you feel like you’re drifting off on a luxurious getaway. Dreamed up by Dutch artist Milou Neelen, the two brands have teamed up for a collection of vacation-appropriate clothing and accessories, inspired by wanderlust and designed to evoke excitement around traveling.
March 15, 2022 – Looking to get more serious about your self-care routine? We recommend checking out Tekla’s newest line of sleepwear to start. Last week, the Copenhagen-based homeware brand introduced four new colorways of its luxurious pajamas to ensure you’re getting your eight hours in style. Featuring a mix of bold stripes and solid colors—including this eye-catching clover and white combo—we think these classic-cool silhouettes are the ideal way to celebrate the season’s transitions.
March 15, 2022 – Head over to Diptyque, where you can shop the brand’s newly released Do Son collection, a fragrant ode to co-founder Yves Coueslant’s summers in Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay destination. Marked by dreamy marine blue glass vessels and packaging, as well as a commissioned coffee table book from photographer Tim Walker, this limited edition collection is an olfactory journey of spicy tuberose complemented by notes of orange blossom and jasmine.
March 17, 2022 – We think this whimsical collab from Chairish and the textile gurus at Kassatex is just the thing to brighten up your bathroom for the season. Inspired by the beautifully ornate, colorful, and one of a kind products found on Chairish, each towel is trimmed with a playful scalloped edge that’s perfect for anyone looking to create an unexpected cottagecore moment while washing up.
March 18, 2022 – In case you missed Reebok’s very cool collaboration with Eames last year, we’ve got some good news. For a second time, the activewear company is honoring the Eameses lasting influence by integrating the design powerhouse’s celebrated work with two wearable silhouettes. The newest drop is comprised of two stylish Club C sneakers—one inspired by Ray Eames’ 1939 Composition painting and the other clad with the Eames’ recognizable Dot Pattern textile print.
March 21, 2022 – Celebrity-beloved Aussie brand Aesop has teamed up with designer and brutalist architecture aficionado Rick Owens for a curated collection of haute hair and body care products. Culminating in a selection of candles and an all-in-one travel set approved by the fashion figurehead, the collab invites interested parties to experience Aesop the Rick way—which includes a string of wearable ceramic beads designed to be doused in fragrance.
March 21, 2022 – Ancient Greek Sandals has extended its classic eye for design and Mediterranean spirit to a new collection of homeware that’s perfect to decorate your space with some Grecian flair. Although there’s an extensive amount of expertly-crafted leather goods to peruse (all designed by Apostolos Porsanidis-Kavvadias, formerly of Paris-based RDAI studio), we’re personally drawn to this versatile basket, which can easily serve as a table centerpiece or even an exterior vessel for house plants.
March 22, 2022 – To celebrate the start of spring, Brightland released its newest vinegar this week—a slow-fermented formula infused with rare allium flower called ZEAL. With elevated tasting notes of garlic, shallot, leek, and pickled jalapeño meant to highlight the pungent and savory allium, the brand recommends incorporating ZEAL into dished like spring grain salads, avocado toast, or even mixing it into a fresh Bloody Mary.
March 22, 2022 – Serial scrap bookers and stylish crafters will want to check out these flashy new shears from Craighill. Forged from New York’s finest stainless steel and thoughtfully crafted by a multi-generational manufacturer of cutting implements, the quirky Chroma Scissors are sure to spark creativity or maybe add some much-needed character to your sewing kit.
March 23, 2022 – Sixpenny, the brand behind our digital design writer’s favorite chaise sectional, released its spring collection this week, with pieces serving as a nod to organic shapes and sculptural design. We’d go for this ultra-comfy, round daybed, which reimagines the label’s popular Neva configuration in a more playful shape, with the same details—like an earthy color palette and responsibly sourced materials—that Sixpenny’s customers know and love.
March 24, 2022 – We’re always enamored by anything from Our Place, and this limited-edition color from the brand is no exception. Available for the cult-followed (and Clever favorite!) Always Pan, as well as OP’s equally noteworthy Perfect pot, this vibrant, electric green dubbed “Acid” is the ideal hue to admire while you cook up the bright spring recipes you’ve been saving throughout winter (or might even make a lovely Mother’s Day present for mom!).
March 24, 2022 – Any upcoming weekend away or mini vacation will call for CALPAK’s newest Hue Mini Carry-On. The brand’s smallest hard-shell option to date, this pint-sized luggage comes with all the features its larger counterparts do, like TSA approved locks, 360 spinner wheels, and lid stability straps. The ideal companion if the occasion calls for packing light, this carry-on can comfortably fit essentials like a 13” laptop and important files or a couple of outfits and a change of shoes.