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This story is part of Select’s New & Notable column, where we highlight our favorite product launches, major sales, what we’re buying, and some of our latest recommendations and tips.
New this week
This week, luxury fragrance brand Le Labor teamed up with the Met Museum on a limited-edition candle, makeup brand Sheglam has a new Tim Burton-inspired brand, and Teva launched a new hiking boot.
Just in time for Halloween, beauty brand Sheglam has launched a “Corpse Bride” themed makeup collection that mimics the color palette of Tim Burton’s dark fantasy animated film. The collection includes a “moonlight eyeshadow palette” ($9) of dark, spooky shades, various “ghostly shimmer” gels ($4), a blue-tinted “ethereal lip balm” ($5) and more. The entire collection costs $44, comes packaged in a decorative box, and is available for purchase at Sheglam.
Cult perfume brand Le Labo has teamed up with the Metropolitan Museum of Art on a new limited-edition scented candle. The hand-poured Laurier 62 ($92) is formulated with bay leaf, rosemary, eucalyptus, and thyme, but its label appeals as much as its fragrance. It features an unfinished nature drawing by Neo-Impressionist Henri-Edmond Cross, a watercolor-on-graphite work currently housed at the Met.
Teva, known for its iconic sandals, has launched a new waterproof hiking boot made from eco-friendly materials, the brand says. The Geotrecca ($150), available in men’s and women’s sizes in a range of color patterns, is designed to provide comfort and stability in hot weather, but also in rainy or humid conditions.
On sale this week
Here are some of our favorite current sales from brands and retailers we think you should know about.
REIUp to 70% off clearance tents, sleeping bags and furniture, and members get 40% off all Athleta apparel and accessories through October 17
Ultimate: Up to 50% off hair must-haves during the Gorgeous Hair event until October 22
The company store: 25% off bedding and bath and 20% off everything else with code FRIENDS22 until 28 Oct.
Tuft and Needle: Up to 15% off bedroom essentials on pillows, mattresses and more through October 16
Although Amazon’s Prime Early Access sale has ended, you can still find items on sale here.
Shopping news: Shein pledges to reduce emissions and consumer spending remains flat amid inflation.
Chinese fast-fashion retailer Shein, which has come under scrutiny for its environmental impact, aims to cut its emissions by 25% by 2030. Last year, Shein released a report stating that the company had produced 6.3 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Shein joins other retailers in its goal, such as Gap Inc., which has pledged to reduce emissions by 90% by 2030.
Stitch Fix, an online subscription-based personal styling service, launched its Elevate collection in an effort to support various designers and color designers. The collection, available now, includes matching sets, monochrome workwear, accessories and bold prints inspired by the Nigerian roots of designers BruceGlen, Megan Renee, Edas, Gracemade, Besida and Taylor Jay. Most items in the Elevate collection are $200.
What we bought this week
Amazon’s Prime Early Access sale this week brought deals across all product categories, including fitness, tech, and wellness. Here’s what our employees bought for themselves while covering the event:
I stocked up on my favorite Ouidad shampoo and conditioner, and also got that fake olive tree I was looking at (which I learned about from TikTok, of course). I watched the tree all day and when the price fell below $100 for just an hour I jumped on it. Since adopting my cat Wanda, my dreams of being a real mother plant have been put on hold (she tends to eat the leaves), so this faux tree is a delicious compromise. – Zoe Malin, associated update publisher
As someone who constantly needs a massage, the idea of buying a massage gun has always intrigued me, but I was put off by the price. During the Prime Early Access Sale this week, I saw the Theragun Prime was on sale for $187 (was $299) and jumped on the deal. The brand claims that the massage gun is ergonomically designed, comes with four attachments, and has five massage speeds that can also be controlled through the Therabody app. This should come in handy after hours poring over scanning offers for our readers, and later this week after a Barre session at my favorite local studio, the Fit-In in Brooklyn. Rebecca Rodriguez, attached to editorial operations
I thought about getting my dad an Apple Watch because he recently started jogging – he likes to tell me how far he’s gone, so I thought he’d like to track his stats. Also, I like the safety features of the 8 series, especially for older people. So when I saw the Prime offer, I got one for him. — Lea Ginsberg, editor-in-chief
What we recommended this week
To cover Amazon’s Prime Early Access sale this week, we’ve covered the best deals on fitness equipment, vacuum cleaners, home and kitchen items and more. While most of those deals are probably gone, we’ve rounded up the products readers bought the most from our coverage to show which sales you liked the most.
We also continued to search for live deals after the sale ended, which we’ve collected here.
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