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11 Things That’ll Almost Definitely Sell Out: From Baby Phat to Bombas

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For this week’s “Don’t DillyDally,” we’ve surfaced a range of new things we’re sure will sell out, including the return of Baby Phat, a cake-shaped candle from Gohar World, and Bombas socks featuring classic Pixar characters. 

The Six Bells — Audrey Gelman’s “country store” in Cobble Hill — has launched a line of coffee blends brewed in collaboration with Winchell Mountain Coffee Roasters of the Hudson Valley. The blends, which come in “Sunrise” and “Holiday Cheer” flavors, are packaged in bags decorated with pastoral illustrations and have notes of orange, honey, and molasses.

New status-candle alert: Laila Gohar of Gohar World teamed up with Parisian hotel Prince de Galles to release a sweet-looking candle based on the ten-foot cake installation she created at the hotel for Fashion Week. The miniature model looks like a dessert from that Marie Antoinette montage and is manufactured by the Italian company Cereria Introna (which is known for its faux-food wicks).

In beauty news, nail salon Tenoverten collaborated with Isabella Boylston, prima ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre, on a full-body mineral bath soak called the Recovery. It’s formulated with soothing Epsom salt, hydrating jojoba oil, and exfoliating colloidal oatmeal.

The latest, let’s say, unexpected collaboration from canned-beverage company Liquid Death (you may remember its dismembered-hand-shaped candle with Martha Stewart) is with MeUndies. The Doom & Bloom collection features the underwear-maker’s best-selling boxers, briefs, and thongs emblazoned with floral patterns and skulls.

Baby Phat is back, debuting its first direct-to-consumer collection (after collaborations with Macy’s and Puma) since its official relaunch. Called the ’99 Classics, the lineup includes velour tracksuits (jackets and pants sold separately), crop tops, and miniskirts patterned with the brand’s famed cat logo.

Long before the first snowflake of the season, Ikea has debuted its Vinterfint line of wintertime wares with paper birds, glass apples, and embroidered stockings inspired by the Swedish countryside and traditional Scandinavian folk art. Plus, its iconic shopping bag got a merry makeover and is now available in green and printed with gold stars.

Kitchenware brand Material Kitchen — which makes some of our favorite whisks and cutting boards — has introduced a multipurpose catchall the company is calling the Resting Stone. Made from fire-polished glass and glazed in hues of cocoa and sea glass, the “pillow for sauce-soaked spoons” and “safe spot for rings when you clean the dishes” looks more like an objet d’art.


Tilit, which makes chef-approved aprons, partnered with the noodle brand Omsom on an apron with a special pocket for holding chopsticks (a pair is included too).

Bombas and Pixar have dropped a nostalgic sock collection for adults and kids that features “artful interpretations” of the animation studio’s iconic characters, including Woody from Toy Story and Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc. Like all of the Bombas socks, for every pair purchased, the brand will donate a pair to someone in need.

Dunkin’ has entered the Halloween-decoration space with an oversize inflatable modeled after its seasonal spider-topped doughnut (and about half the size of Home Depot’s 12-foot skeleton).

And in a very New York City collaboration, Katz’s and Magnolia Bakery have launched a limited-edition Classics Package that includes two pints of the confectionery’s banana pudding with the deli’s hand-carved pastrami and corned beef, plus rye bread, sour pickles, and sauerkraut.

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11 Things That’ll Set Out: From Baby Phat to Bombas