From Edie Parker founder and designer Brett Heyman’s playful but sophisticated cannabis-centric line, called Flower, this Boobs on Drugs tote riffs on the iconic anti-drug PSA from the ’80s, but with a decidedly less bleak approach. Aware of the injustice of the prison system—specifically historical cannabis incarcerations—the label promises 15% of the profits from the Boobs on Drugs collection will be donated to the Women’s Prison Association, an organization that strives to protect and empower women who have been incarcerated. They do this through assistance in finding safe and affordable housing, offering ways to develop workplace skills, working with families regarding reunification and more. Working with women before their release, the organization prepares them for a more fulfilling and positive future.

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For New Yorkers, and anyone who’s been to NYC (or anyone who’s keen to visit), these MTA socks nod to the city’s legendary public transportation system—which gets people around the city 24 hours a day. The blue cotton blend accessories are emblazoned with an embroidered MTA logo. Further, a portion of the proceeds from each sale of these socks directly supports the New York City Transit System.

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Brooklyn-based artist Carol Li blends sculpture, object and costume design into her kitsch yet elegant jewelry line, Janky Jewels. Handmade by Li, the “Telephone” necklace demonstrates her unique ability to form style-defying pieces. It melds the classic beauty of freshwater pearls with the modern edge of a stainless steel chain, unified by a baroque freshwater pearl pendant. As each piece is made to order, Li recommends ordering three weeks out from the preferred delivery date and before 3 December for guaranteed holiday arrivals.

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Reading Techniques Long-Sleeve Shirt

$62

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This long-sleeve shirt from Actual Source Books—a publisher, bookstore, brand and collective design studio—features an illustration by LA-based artist Chris Lux. Considering their design focus, it’s no surprise their apparel, homeware and accessories are an elevated, playful take on traditional merch. This periwinkle shirt—intended for all genders and available in size small to XXL—has been screen-printed with two colors.

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GM Double Zip Up Tote Bag

$35

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Perfect for those who enjoy a little more organization, Oakland-based Good Mother Gallery’s zip-up tote bag features a double compartment for easier arranging. Made from non-fading and non-toxic heavyweight canvas, the bag measures around 14 by 13 inches and has been adorned with the Good Mother Gallery logo. The straps are also adjustable to suit all sizes.

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From Greats, these Foster Slippers are thoughtfully designed, made responsibly and super-cozy. Their nylon upper is constructed from recycled fishing nets and carpet, and lined with mesh made from plastic bottles. For a durable and sleek finish, the rubber outsoles are wrapped in locally sourced leather, providing textural difference between the puffer-inspired top and smooth footbed. These slides range in sizes and are offered in a variety of color options: classic black and cargo (an army green and camel combination), as well as limited edition colors including a patchwork indigo style, camo and more.

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Classical Vase Long Sleeve Sweatshirt

$45

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Owned and operated by people of color and intended for people of color, LA’s POT offers pottery workshops, classes and more. The POT team has extended their love for ceramics and art into a line of objects and apparel, which includes the Classical Vase Long Sleeve sweatshirt. The back of the item (available in sizes small to 4XL) has been adorned with a screen-printed design of a traditional vase decorated with a flaming cop car. On the front, POT’s logo is emblazoned on the corner in white lettering.

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Designed by the iconic Cevallos Brothers, this Little Italy T-shirt is an ode to the NYC neighborhood and its annual festival, Feast of San Gennaro. Last year, during the height of the pandemic, the neighborhood was hit hard and forced to cancel its 2020 feast. This year, the festival returned and this 100% cotton garment honors the community’s strength by collaborating with the long-standing NYC-based poster-makers and donating a portion of the proceeds from the shirt to the non-profit Figli di San Gennaro. Available in size small to 2XL.

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Libraries are just as important and relevant as ever, offering access to books, internet, community and connection. Represent and support the New York Public Library system (the country’s second largest), specifically the recently opened Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, with this bag. Featuring an illustration of the library’s iconic lion statues, this 100% cotton tote has been handmade in the United States and boasts sturdy, thick handles.

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Reebok has teamed up with the Eames Office to create a sneaker collection inspired by Charles and Ray Eames’ penchant for finding joy through functional furniture. The collection—the first footwear collaboration authorized by Eames—kicks off with a reimagining of the 1985 sneaker, Club C. While the versatile shoe keeps its tongue tags, squared-off window boxes and die-cut tooling to remain faithful to the original, the classic pair (which comes in white or black) receives refreshing upgrades. An enhanced arch for comfort, a custom Reebok and Eames collaborative print, gray soles, an insole fitted with a colorful triangle print and even the packaging (modeled after Eames’ Case Study No 8 House) all pay homage to the duo’s mastery of detail and sensibility. The collaborative Club C 85 lives up to the Eames motto, putting the needs of its users first.

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Essene Recycled Silver Earrings

$140

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Loveness Lee’s Essene Earrings are a modern take on ancient skeletal textures and historic ideals of beauty, drawing on the raw forms and materials used to make jewelry 115,000 years ago. These asymmetrical pieces are handcrafted in London, using certified recycled sterling silver, freshwater rice pearls, marine-grade nylon and synthetic post-stoppers. While they evoke the elegance and simplicity of the past, the Essene earrings reflect thoughtful contemporary craftsmanship. Price is in Pounds.

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The new Sanne Balaclava from NYC-based The Arrivals is crafted from a super-cozy, responsibly sourced 70% mohair and 30% nylon blend, knitted into a thick ribbed pattern. Made in one size for all genders, its face opening measures 22.5 inches and the neck opening is 12 inches—but since the fabric blend makes it supple and soft, there’s some wiggle room. Available in black, matcha or brown, it’s a practical but prepossessing accessory.

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Multicolor Nigel Cabourn Edition OG Classic Slip-Ons

$120

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Part of the Vans and Nigel Cabourn collaboration collection, these textured, woven sneakers are a playful take on the original 1977 slip-ons. Cult British designer Cabourn found inspiration for the custom jacquard pattern from a vintage chair during a trip to California. Inside, the sneakers also feature his signature Cabourn camo, while the outside is lined with a tonal red stripe on a white base, tying the carpet green mix color scheme together.

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BOOKS IS POWER Tote Bag

$35

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Designed by Benjamin Critton for Printed Matter—the beloved  independent and non-profit bookstore, publisher and artist collective in NYC—this “BOOKS IS POWER” tote has been released in various colorways since its debut. The white lettering on black cotton, however, is a classic. Large enough for a pile of books, records or a small grocery run, the deep tote features double handles and an adjustable shoulder strap.

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New York Embroidered Hat

$54

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From the Greg Armas-founded store and label, Assembly New York, comes a neon green hat with tonal stitching, back closures and vent holes. The cap, like all of Assembly’s own collections, is made from 100% upcycled or deadstock fabric and has been produced locally in New York City. This one-size, six-panel hat is suitable for most adults.

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NYC Basketball Shirt

$30

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Acclaimed Bushwick pizza shop Roberta’s offers a wide range of fun, creative merchandise, including their NYC Basketball shirt. This top riffs off of the New York Knicks; swapping the team’s name for Roberta’s and replacing the basketball with a pizza. The shirt perfectly blends two New York staples together, playfully celebrating the spirit of the city.

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