Latest news from Allbirds, Skintimate, VIZIO and more
Last week, Amazon announced the dates for Prime Day 2021 – June 21 and 22 – which is the first selling period ever. The mega-selling event usually takes place in July, except in 2020, when issues with the coronavirus forced Amazon to push it back to October. Some reports claim the earlier June start date could be set on the rescheduled 2021 Olympics and the anticipated July travel boom that surrounds it. And retailers, including Shopping Reader’s Favorites Walmart and Target have already announced sales to compete with Prime Day.
- Walmart offers during sale days is set from 20 to 23 June
- Sale of Target Days is scheduled for June 20-22
In addition to being ripe for sales, June is Pride Month. A number of brands are launching products to commemorate Pride Month and give back to LGBTQIA + organizations. For example, all profits from Alo Yoga’s Love is Love collection and Harry’s Pride collection will be donated to Project Trevor. Etsy also launched its Pride shop, with the choices of LGBTAIQ + store editors such as If pencils could talk, Project Qurls and Chiommani. Still on the purchasing front, Instacart now delivers articles from The container store nationwide after the program’s initial launch in Texas in early May.
Beyond the latest shopping news, we’ve compiled some notable new launches from brands favorite with Shopping readers and others that we think you’ll want to know about.
Moving away from the kitchen for the first time, Instant, the maker of Instant Pot pressure cookers and fryers, has launched their own line of air purifiers. The company offers the Large instant air purifier which cleans up to 388 square feet, as well as the Small instant air purifier, which cleans up to 126 square feet – the brand said a mid-size air purifier will also be available soon. Instant claims that its air purifiers remove 99.9% of the virus that causes Covid-19 from treated air, as well as bacteria and allergens. The purifiers are designed with a three-in-one filtration system (which includes a HEPA filter), as well as a sensor that monitors air quality and a quiet mode day and night. Instant air purifiers are available in two colors: charcoal and pearl.
Shark’s new air purifier features Clean Sense IQ technology to track the air quality inside your home and automatically adjust its settings when conditions change. You can also control the air purifier with the included remote control and view or change its settings using the device’s control panel. The air purifier has six fan airflow to evenly distribute the airflow through the filter. It comes with a multi-layered anti-allergenic HEPA filter that captures dust, dander, allergens and odors, as well as protection against household vapors like formaldehyde. The Shark 6 air purifier is designed for use in areas up to 230 square feet.
VIZIO’s 2022 4K Ultra HD TV Model Selection is an update to the brand’s P, M, V and D series. They’re designed to increase screen brightness and colors, and the V, M, and P-series models come with the company’s very first voice remote. Most TV models also include a sleek new industrial design, and the MQ7 and all 65-inch and larger Q9 models are designed with a height-adjustable base to accommodate a variety of VIZIO soundbars. When paired with certain VIZIO soundbars, the base allows docking without the need for additional hardware. A number of new VIZIO TVs are already available, and more will start shipping over the summer.
Designed with the brand’s exclusive knit fabric, made from sustainably sourced eucalyptus fibers, Allbirds’ new Tree Pipers are a lightweight, breathable version of their Wool Pipers. The shoes are available in men’s and women’s sizes, as well as three colors: Luna (Gray), Kaikoura White and Moonrise (Navy). The shoe’s midsole is crafted from Brazilian sugarcane to provide a streamlined, bouncy feel, while the sockliner is coated with castor oil and merino wool, making it moisture-wicking and reducing the smells. The laces are made from recycled water bottles and the shoes are machine washable.
Our Place – the makers of the bestselling Always Pan – now sells a selection of knives and a cutting board. The brand has launched three knives – the Everyday Chef’s Knife, Serrated Slicing Knife, and Precise Paring Knife – which come in four colors: Steam, Spice, Blue Salt, and Charcoal. The brand’s new cutting board is crafted from American black walnut wood and features a juice trench to trap liquid and prevent spills on your countertop. The knives can be purchased individually or as a set, and if you’re interested in purchasing the four new products, the fully prepared set is for you.
GoodSkin ®, the new skin care line from P&G, offers six products designed with hypoallergenic formulas for sensitive skin. The products range from Night and Relief cream at Smoothing Serum and Facial cleanser, all of which work to improve skin resilience, soothe stressed skin, and reveal healthier-looking competition. Designed to protect the skin from the harmful effects of the sun, GoodSkin ® Facial Moisturizer offers SPF 15 protection and is composed of zinc oxide, an anti-aging ingredient that also hydrates the skin and strengthens its barrier. In addition, the line Vitamin C Brightening Serum contains niacinamide to help the skin retain moisture.
Tuft & Needle recently added two pieces of furniture to their selection: the Nook Nightstand and the Everywhere End Table. The two solid wood tables have a minimalist design and are available in oak or walnut wood. The bedside table features a design that blends into the frame, creating a clean look. The end table has a round top and is intended to be placed next to a sofa or chair in living areas. The new items come with the tools and instructions you need to put them together quickly.
Petmate and La-Z-Boy collaborated to create a new line of outdoor dog beds. The beds feature a raised design to lift dogs off the hard, warm ground, especially during the summer months. Outdoor dog beds are also made with outdoor fabric that is resistant to water, mildew and mildew, as well as UV and fade resistant materials. The beds can be cleaned with a cloth and are available in a variety of styles, such as the Izzy outdoor mattress, Sunlit outdoor lounge chair and Gatson outdoor sofa bed.
Skintimate’s new Bloom, Spark and Root razors feature a button at the bottom of the handle that releases the razor cartridges. This click and grip technology allows you to easily change the cartridge when it starts to tarnish. Each cartridge includes four thin, sharp blades to get rid of hair and a conditioning strip with aloe vera and vitamin E to nourish the skin. The handles of the razors have a textured rubber grip which also helps you control and hold the razor while you shave. Refill cartridges for Bloom, Spark and Root shavers are sold separately.
The new cat bowls from Tuft and Paw come in two styles: the Little Dip and the Dock Bowl (both are out of stock but available for purchase). The Little Dip bowl – available in white and gray – features a shallow, wide shape with smooth surfaces and soft edges. The bowl is raised slightly to prevent your cat from straining its neck while eating, and it comes with a plate base to catch spills. The Dock Bowl has a shallow slope and it is available in four colors: winter green, gray, pink and white. Both bowls are ceramic and are dishwasher safe.
The outdoor furniture brand founded by AAPI, Outer, has launched its Aluminum collection, which includes 100% recyclable parts. Furniture comes with the brand’s OuterShell, a cover that rolls over furniture cushions to protect them from dirt and other debris. Items in the collection range from chairs, loveseats and sofas, as well as U-shaped and L-shaped modular sofas. You can purchase the aluminum outdoor furniture individually or in sets.
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