Newest releases from Outside Voices and Brooks Operating

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This story is part of Select’s New & Notable column, where we highlight our most popular launches, notable sales, our purchases and some of our latest recommendations and advice.

New this week

This week, sports brand Outdoor Voices expands its CloudKnit collection with children’s clothing, a handy nail kit to indulge in between manicures, a new drone camera from a favorite brand from Select and a festive outdoor running collection from Brooks Running.

  1. Athleisure brand Outdoor Voices has launched CloudKnit Kids, an extension of their CloudKnit line that features the brand’s soft, lightweight fabric. CloudKnit Kids offers a matching sweatshirt and sweatpants set as well as a long sleeve and leggings set in sizes from 12-18mths up to 5T (all items sold separately). According to the brand, the new “Snuggle Ready” line is ideal for low-sweat recreation, like lounging at home or outdoor activities in cool weather.

  2. New York City-based nail salon and nail studio JINsoon has launched a hand and nail kit for vacations. Designed to keep nails healthy between manicures, the kit includes the brand’s HyperRepair base coat, HyperGloss top coat, HyperDry quick-dry nail polish drops, HyperCare Cuticle Pusher & Reducer stainless steel tool, and a bottle of Extract Honeysuckle + Primrose Cuticle Oil, a heavy-duty one -Stainless Steel Diamond Nail File, the Effortless Buffer & Shiner, a small tube of Argan + Rose Moisturizing Hand Cream and a JINsoon nail polish in Sheer White Dew (with the moss green pouch) or Vanity Red (with the black pouch).

  3. Brooks Running has launched a Christmas cold-weather running line, Run Merry, for this holiday season. The line includes the Levitate 6 sneaker with a limited edition festive trim for both men and women, along with matching Run Merry socks, long sleeve shirts and a unisex pom hat.

  4. DJI, which makes expert-recommended drones, including our most popular all-in-one drone for beginners, has launched the O3 Air Unit camera for drone photography. The first-person view camera is compact and lightweight, according to DJI, and provides clear and reliable images from up to 10 km away.

On sale this week

Here are some of our favorite ongoing sales from brands and retailers that we think you should know about.

  1. Fable Pets: Up to 35% off pet toys and other essentials with code HOLIDAY2022

  2. Madewell: 30% discount on your purchase at VERYMERRY

  3. Cumin: Up to 20% off sitewide through December 31st

  4. Everlane: Up to 25% off everything

  5. Open Spaces: Save up to 35% on storage favorites

  6. Jabra: Up to 50% off headphones and Christmas gifts

Shopping News: Amazon reports its biggest Black Friday ever and Claire partners with Macy’s

  1. This month, Apple introduced a redesign of Apple Music Replay, a tool that summarizes the music listening habits of Users of the Year, including the number of minutes you’ve spent listening to music, as well as your top artists, albums, – music genres and songs. The redesign aims to be a natural competitor to the social media-friendly Spotify Wrapped feature, opined Monica Chin in The Verge, but it’s not that easy to share with your followers.

  2. Amazon reported that the past Black Friday Cyber ​​Monday shopping event was the “biggest ever” with consumers buying “hundreds of millions of products,” according to CNBC. Apple AirPods and Amazon-branded devices like Echo Dot and Fire TV streaming sticks were among the top-selling items, as were apparel from Champion and Nintendo Switch consoles.

  3. Fashion and accessories brand Claire’s has partnered with Macy’s to open Claire’s stores in 20 Macy’s locations. A press release said Claire’s partnership with the department store “further diversifies the brand’s retail presence.”

What we bought this week

As we covered the Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday sales, our employees bought a few items of their own, including Christmas gifts and household essentials. Here are the products we’re most looking forward to.

“I bought these sneakers when they first came out in March and have been (literally) killing them ever since. When I saw they were on sale I couldn’t resist buying a new pair. They’re lightweight but supportive and are great for running outdoors or on the treadmill.” — Zoe Malin, Assistant Editor for Updates

“My brother and I bought this iPad as a Christmas present for my mother. My mom is an iPad loyalist and has been using the same iPad to watch most of her movies and TV shows since 2017. We wanted to give it a bigger screen and a clearer display, so we went with the 10.2-inch 9th Gen option, which also has up to 10 hours of battery life and can also work with an Apple Pencil.” — Katrina Liu, intern in the digital editorial department

“Although my partner and I always hire a sitter for our cats on vacation, I still wanted to be able to keep an eye on my pets myself, so I chose the Furbo dog camera. In addition to being able to check on my cats (Enzo and Luna), I also hand out treats for them, which makes me feel close to them even from afar.” —Rebecca Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief

What we recommended this week

  1. To recommend the best artificial Christmas trees, we spoke to representatives from the American Christmas Tree Association and veterinarians about your pet’s potential allergies to real vs. artificial trees.

  2. To show readers the products they bought the most over Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday, we’ve rounded up the top performing items like Airpods and All-Clad cookware.

  3. We’ve compiled a list of books that would make great gifts based on strong reviews and personal favorites from our Select team.

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