15 Drops to Watch This Week, from Kareem x adidas to the Timberland Future 73 and More

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We're back with another edition of Drops to Watch, and it's a fun one with lots of releases to keep on your radar. With the NFL season officially over, we're officially swinging fully into hoops when it comes to our sports related drops, and this week we're kicking things off with a new Steph Curry shoe that was specifically made for Black History Month, and a special Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sneaker that honors his legacy. You can find out more about these two releases along with the others we rounded up this week below. Check it out!

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1. Saucony Originals x Colour Plus Companie

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Release Date: Available Now

New York City based Colour Plus Companie collaborates with American running shoe titan, Saucony for a tasteful take on the classic Jazz 81. Inspired by vintage wooden & ceramic paint palettes as well as old dried paint, designer & Colour Plus founder Jordan Page mixes a handful of neutral tones, textured fabrics & a colorful gradient embroidered tongue label to create a shoe that appeals to sneaker heads & everyday shoe wearers alike.

Titled, “Find Your Colour”, Saucony’s motivational slogan of the past, “Find Your Strong” is given a lively twist to incite artistic ingenuity within would-be customers.


2. Fossil Black History Collection

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Release Date: Available Now

Fossil has just launched a new collection honoring Black History Month alongside a partnership with HBCU 20x20 that draws inspiration from the Pan African flag representing unity and liberation. The collection includes a special edition watch and bracelet. In addition, the watch comes with a special-edition tin, designed by Fossil retail store associate Jalyn Tate. Tate’s design was selected by Fossil’s Black/African-American and Allies Movement (BAAM) Employee Resource Group, illustrating the celebration of confidence and vibrancy of her culture.The watch along with the exclusive tin retails for $330 and the bracelet for $40.

To support these efforts, we’ll donate a minimum of $25,000 during Black History Month, in addition to introducing students to the watches, wearables and fashion accessories industry, assisting with resume reviews and mock interviews, and hosting a professional and career development summit throughout the year.


3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar x adidas "Evolution of Excellence"


Release Date: 02/28/2023

A new sneaker collection celebrating Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's legendary achievements is set to release at the end of February. Entitled "Evolution of Excellence," this capsule features one adidas forum shoe in three different pairs, and only 33 pairs will be produced in honor of his iconic jersey number. Here's a look at the shoes:

  • The adidas Forum Alpha, adorned in blue-and-gold, is inspired by Abdul-Jabbar’s remarkable college career. 
  • The adidas Forum Accolades, adorned in purple-and-gold, represent the era in Los Angeles when basketball took the city by storm and Abdul-Jabbar was at the center of it all, literally. 
  • The adidas Forum Legacy, an all-black and copper colorway, pays respect to Abdul-Jabbar’s life commitment to the fight for racial equality and social justice.

The entire collection, signed & in size 16, will be on display in the arena for every home game in February and raffled off for charity at the end of the month.


4. Reebok x Madewell

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Madewell and Reebok have launched an exclusive, limited-edition sneaker collaboration that celebrates both brands’ commitment to craftsmanship and timeless design. Additionally, Madewell has added a unique spin on this timeless Reebok silhouette, which is called The Club C Revenge. Designed in a neutral colorway, the sneaker highlights both brands' shared love for a modern-minimalist aesthetic that you can wear every day, and the shoe is now available in unisex sizing on and in-store at Madewell for $80.


5. Bodega x G-Shock DW-5600 "Anytime and Anywhere"

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Release Date: 02/17/2023

Bodega x G-Shock are coming out with the DW-5600 in honor of G-Shock's 40th anniversary. The Bodega x G- Shock DW-5600 appeals to the collector in all of us, and whether it’s your 1st watch or your 50th, G-Shock's rugged design paired with our eye for overt and covert detailing makes the Bodega 5600 wrist ready ‘anytime & anywhere’.

The watch drops on 02/17.


6. Dickies Latest SP ‘23 Skate Collection

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Release Date: Available Now

Dickies has just launched the latest go-round of their SP '23 Skate Collection, which features bold new prints, denim styles and products ranging from traditional Skateboarding Graphic T-Shirts, Hoodies, and Relaxed Fit Shirts to the ever-timeless Skate shorts and pants. The shorts and pants are also complete with the Dickies Skateboarding signature red detailing and soft black herringbone pocket bags.

The collection ranges from $22.99 USD and $99.99 USD, and is available now.

BUY NOW AT DICKIES, $22.99-$99.99

7. Timberland Future 73

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Release Date: March to October 2023

Timberland kicks off a full year of 50th Anniversary programming with the launch of Future73, which calls on six future makers from across the globe to reimagine the Timberland® Premium 6-Inch Boot through their own lens of bold innovation. Their capsule collections, which include complementary apparel pieces, will drop between March and October 2023. By infusing Timberland’s legacy with their unique vision, these iconoclasts have created a window into the past to modernize the icon for the worlds ahead.

Be prepared for the first drop soon!


8. Sinclair Spring 2023 Drop 2

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Sinclair Global returns with its latest injection for Spring 2023. The offering includes flannels, hats, hoodies, and graphic tees. The much anticipated flannel is an updated version of a previously sold out style, featuring a bigger Sinclair logo stitched across the front chest. The classic Sinclair 5-panel snapback returns in 5 new colorways, along with a new offering of screen printed t-shirts. The collection is available to shop now.


9. Berluti Spring Collection

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Berluti has just released their Spring 2023 Collection, and its full of pastels and neutrals that align with the spring theme. From Suede Beige Jackets, to Navy Blue Wool Sweaters and Denim Travel Bags, these timeless pieces are perfect to build Closet Staples. You can check out the full collection on Berluti's website.


10. extreme cashmere "Hitting the Slopes"

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Are you ready to hit the slopes? The world of extreme cashmere arrived in St. Moritz as they’re taking over SUPER MOUNTAIN. Starting from January 27 until February 25, extreme cashmere will host a large variety of existing core products, exclusively chosen for the pop-up store.The selection will include oversize love: a colourful heavy knit with a heart-shaped print that is specially designed for the St. Moritz takeover, and extreme cashmere core styles like crew hop, juna, bourgeois, oversize xtra, ghost, weird, yogi, trousers, papilli, chou and feike.

For their new winter campaign, extreme cashmere captured the local ski crowd of st. Moritz in their natural habitat: showing off their skills on the white Swiss slopes. The stars of this series are Nicolas, Alejandro, Alice, Kevin and Bostijan, a local freestyle ski instructor, who extreme cashmere all met in st. Mortiz. 


11. extreme sports

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extreme sports: a special campaign dedicated to the variety and versatility of cashmere pants. The campaign came to be of mutual admiration between New York based photographer Dan McMahon and extreme cashmere who got in touch four years ago through Lydia Rodriguez, a friend of the brand. They never had the chance to work together, but after a trip to New York they finally met and decided to team up.

Dan was given complete creative freedom from the start, as long as it included pants! He decided that he wanted to portray the Ohio based WCBL Five league basketball team in their natural habitat: on the court. All the basketball players chose their own pants for the shoot to style as they like. It was of great importance that the basketball players felt comfortable in their outfits and that they would be able to incorporate it in their daily lives and on the court. The result? A series that refreshes and reinvents, showing the variety and versatility of cashmere.


12. Serge DeNimes "Elements Collection"

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Serge DeNimes is unleashing their "Elements Collection," which is inspired by the natural elements of the earth, combined with man-made chemistry. Their first drop of 2023, this collection is a representation of this juxtaposition and approaches the theme of Chemistry in its entirety by combining the rough textures and imperfections of nature with the math and logic that help form them.

The Main SS23 collection features 30 pieces across 4 categories; Rings, Necklaces, Bracelets and Earrings, which you can find on the Serge DeNimes website.


13. DIM MAK x Dungeons and Dragons


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DJ Steve Aoki’s streetwear and record label, DIM MAK is excited to announce its upcoming drop in collaboration with Dungeons & Dragons, the fantasy tabletop role-playing game loved by legions of fans from multiple generations all over the world. The capsule collection titled “Dim Mak x Dungeons & Dragons” bridges the world of games and fashion through a series of limited-edition graphic tees and hoodies featuring rarely seen artwork from the Dungeons & Dragons archive and interpreted through Aoki’s aesthetic.


14. Unisex Curry 1 Retro 'Black History Month' Basketball Shoes

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Release Date: Available Now

Stephen Curry and Curry Brand have released a special edition of the fan-favorite Curry 1 Retro in honor of Black History Month. The sneaker takes inspiration from the true story of Lewis Latimer—the Black inventor who improved Thomas Edison’s light bulb in 1881. The design honors Latimer and other Black trailblazers everywhere who have played an important role in shaping history.

The Black History Month Curry 1 Retro is available now on Fans can also check out Curry Brand’s latest release, the Curry Flow 10, in Iron Sharpens Iron, Sour Patch Kids, Treasure Island, Northern Lights, More Magic, and “Curry”fornia. More details on the shoe and imagery for downloading can be found in the story HERE


15. Goldwin SS23

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And lastly, Goldwin has launched their SS23 product line-up, which features photography shot completely in darkness by Teruo Horikoshi. As always, Goldwin combined their timeless and minimalistic designs with performance-forward tech and textile innovations, and the results are top-notch and top quality. Check it out now.


In other news:

Nordstrom and Wales Bonner in partnership with BLACK DISCOURSE hosted an intimate cocktail evening to celebrate the launch of Stay Cool Bar, a Wales Bonner month-long takeover of Nordstrom NYC’s Broadway Bar, with a special performance by Ragz Originale and DJ set by Nolly Babes.

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Inspired by the Wales Bonner SS23 Horizon Blues collection, the space invites visitors to a translation of West African heritage and cool. The Stay Cool Bar reflects Wales Bonner’s studied craftsmanship inspired by the Afro-Atlantic spirit and European notions of luxury; with a public archival lounge in partnership with Adanne Bookstore, displayed prints from Saman Archives and a looping one-channel assemblage film by BLACK DISCOURSE and Nolly Babes. The Stay Cool Bar will open on February 8th and run through the end of the month, featuring a bespoke cocktail menu curated by Wales Bonner.

And if you are looking for a sweet Valentine/Post Valentine gift for the special lady in your life, check out the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise, which is an update to the cult classic, and the Bliss Drench & Quench™ Cream To Water Hydrator, which features new and improved formula that targets each layer of the skin’s surface.

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As always, make sure to check back next week for more roundups. Check you then!

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