Color-blocked and high-cut, Ack’s made-in-Italy bikini is a retro-inspired delight. Embellished with silver-tone rings, the top is underwired for extra support. The bold combination of berry red and orange is just one colorway (this swimsuit also comes in single hues) and the polyamide, spandex and elastane blend is machine washable.
Made for all genders and with a decidedly retro inspiration, these Holiday Boileau shorts feature a cheerful, seasonal print by Inès de Chefdebien. The exterior is patterned with flowers on a black background, while the interior has a mesh netting and an elastic waistband. Sizes range from XS to XL and the price is in Euros.
A collaboration between two future-forward French brands, high-quality footwear producer National Standard and active tailoring fashion house éclectic, the édition 3 sneaker features an attractive, uncommon Airnet upper. The honeycomb patterning of this very light, water-resistant material adds character to the playful shoe, which has been handcrafted in Portugal.
From the top, these sandals look like classic Tevas. But from the side, a stacked rainbow flatform celebrates the LGBTQ+ community. With $15 from the purchase of each pair going to the Tegan and Sara Foundation, buying these sandals means sending support to an organization that contributes to summer camp scholarships for LGBTQ+ kids. While made for all genders, they’re listed in traditional women’s sizes.
A first-ever for the sneaker industry, Native’s The Plant Shoe is a low-cut silhouette made entirely from plant-based materials. From the eucalyptus pulp lasting board to the pineapple husk upper, the sneaker adheres to 100% zero-waste biodegradability standards, is aerobically compostable and is Certified Animal Free. The cork midsole (something a few brands are turning to for its antimicrobial properties) lends comfortability, while a cotton and linen insole affords breathability. The release is significant for its material innovation and resourcefulness—plus, it looks luxe without employing environmentally unfriendly materials or processes.
Made in Portugal from Italian, vegetable-tanned leather, Aether’s moto boots—which are specifically designed for motorcycle riding—include a bounty of built-in safety features. From the internal D3O ankle-protection pads to the double-layered leather toe to prevent wear, fine details abound. Of course, there is a heavy cut sole for foundational protection, as well. Each pair also comes with extra black laces—so you’re not beholden to the blue ones.
Pairing a gum sole with a calf leather upper, luxury footwear and accessory brand Pierre Hardy’s Vibe Sneakers draw inspiration from the curvature of sound waves. The rhythmic black and white layers of these shoes form an eye-catching geometric pattern, something the French brand’s become known for. They’re premium and particularly Escher-like.
With 20% of proceeds going to The Point Foundation (which works to empower LGBTQ+ students through scholarship funding, mentorship and more), these bright and cheerful swim trunks have a decidedly retro aesthetic. Made from a poly/elastane blend, they’re available men’s XS to XL, but thanks to their boxy shape, can be worn by all genders.
From queer-owned Wildfang, a brand committed to donating profits to various women- and LGBTQ+-focused organizations all year (in 2018 they raised $400k for charities), this six-panel cap puts it simply. Made with 100% cotton, the cap features an adjustable strap and a very positive message.
Printed by Revel & Riot (a non-profit brand devoted to promoting LGBTQ+ equality), the “Electile Dysfunction” T-shirt speaks out against “faulty voting machines, gerrymandering, cyber attacks, the Electoral College, voter purges, voter suppression and bullying and harassment at the polls.” Printed on 100% ring-spun cotton, this boxy shape is ideal for all genders and comes in sizes small to XXL.
Celebrating one of the most marginalized groups within the LGBTQ+ community, these Chuck Taylors (part of Converse’s 2019 Pride collection) are adorned with transgender flag-inspired designs. With the pale blue, pink and white striped flag featuring on the ankle patches, heel tabs and soles, the colors are also used in bold lightning bolts on the shoes. More importantly, proceeds from the brand’s Pride collection are donated to OUT MetroWest and the It Gets Better Project.
Made in collaboration between Todd Snyder and Champion, these comfy sweatshorts are part of a Pride collection that blends two iconic logos: vintage Champion lettering and the rainbow colors of the LGBTQ+ flag. Crafted from 100% cotton and made in Canada, the best feature is the 20% of proceeds that go to National Park Foundation to support the Stonewall National Monument.
Hand-dyed in-house, American Trench’s tie-dye crew socks are a playful take on their classic Silver Crew Socks. Made from a premium American ring-spun cotton blend, these socks feature silver filament knitted into the heel, toe and foot. The tie-dye iteration comes in six colorways (Dusk, Superbloom, Lagoon, Double Rainbow, Blaze, or Purple Haze) but in reality, every single sock is different. Simply choose the colorway that best fits your taste and you’ll receive two unique, hand-dyed socks.
With 100% of the net proceeds from the release to be donated to OutRight Action International, Levi’s pride collection aims to benefit the global LGBTQ+ community. With socks, underwear, outerwear and more available, our pick is the very versatile ombre bandana. With a classic paisley pattern, the rainbow-hued piece is a cheery accessory for all genders.
100% of net proceeds from the sale of this cropped, neon ASOS and GLAAD sweatshirt goes to the important organization. Part of the third collaborative collection between the two, this retro-style sweater features a tri-color “unity” graphic across the chest and a tour bill-style rundown of the shirt’s collaborators on the back. Made for all genders and sizes, the boxy sweater is available in sizes XS to US 28.
Ghostly (one of our favorite record labels) is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and has released a bunch of merch to mark the occasion. Our pick from the collection is this six-panel cap, designed by LA-based Justin Sloane. Crafted from nylon (so it’s lightweight and perfect for warmer weather), it’s made in the USA and embroidered with Ghostly’s 20th anniversary logo—which, of course, features their trademark spook.