The BAE Bulletin: Here’s When and Where to Cop This Week’s Best Releases
From Drake’s NOCTA collection, to a new sacai x Nike VaporWaffle colorway.
Whether you’re doing holiday gift shopping for yourself or for your family and friends, this week’s BAE Bulletin has got you covered. Featuring new launches from Drake, Nike, Sephora and adidas, our list highlights some of the best new footwear, apparel and beauty releases to look forward to.
One of the most noteworthy drops this week is Drake and Nike’s new sub-label NOCTA, which is set to launch a lineup of winter-ready puffer jackets and sweats. The Swoosh brand has also teamed up with sacai for a new VaporWaffle colorway, “Tour Yellow.” Meanwhile, adidas Originals is debuting a new sneaker with Kid Cudi, as well as a Gremlin-themed version of its classic Stan Smith kicks. In beauty, Sephora is launching OTZI, a new K-beauty brand boasting aesthetic packaging on its vegan and cruelty-free skincare goods.
Continue reading for more of the best releases this week.
Release Date: December 15
Release Price: Approximately $218 USD at PUMA’s web store.
PUMA has unveiled two new colorways of its Suede VTG shoe just in time for the winter season. The low-top sneakers arrive in a “PUMA Black” iteration with a silver accent on the sides, alongside “Quarry,” a muted gray color. Both designs are complete with PUMA’s metallic logo stamped onto the laterals beneath the eyelets.
Release Date: December 16
Release Price: From $25 USD to $35 USD, exclusively at Sephora.
K-beauty company MBX and Sephora have joined forces to launch a new skincare brand dubbed OTZI. Reading “us” (우리) in Korean and pronounced “Oat-zee,” the cruelty-free and vegan brand is debuting with a selection of serums, a cleanser, a treatment mask and a gel moisturizer. Each formula is infused with Korean ingredients ranging from ginseng berry to bamboo water.
Release Date: December 17
Release Price: $180 USD at adidas’ online store.
Kid Cudi and adidas Originals are continuing their partnership with a new sneaker silhouette, Vadawam 326. Named after the musician’s daughter Vada, the shoes are a mix between a sneaker and boot, arriving with a high-top cut. The futuristic design is slated to drop in two tonal colorways, “Core Black/Night Grey/Solar Pink” and “Core White/Ecru Tint/Easy Yellow.”
Release Date: December 17
Release Price: $180 USD at Nike SNKRS.
sacai and Nike’s coveted VaporWaffle kicks have returned in another iteration dubbed “Tour Yellow.” Reminiscent of the “Brazil” Dunk Lows, the shoes boast a bold yellow and green color combination. The silhouette’s signature double-layered details are spotted on the Swooshes, midsole and tongue.
Release Date: December 19, 10 a.m. EST
Release Price: From $30 USD to $400 USD via Nike’s website.
Drake and Nike have come together to announce a new footwear and apparel sub-label dubbed NOCTA. Named after the musician’s nocturnal creative process, the line features winter-ready items such as yellow and black puffer jackets and matching sweatpants. More wardrobe staples are slated to land in the form of logo socks and cozy hoodies.
Release Date: December 19
Release Price: €119.95 EUR (approximately $145 USD) via 43einhalb.
Taking inspiration from the classic ’80s film Gremlins, adidas Originals has dressed its Stan Smiths in fuzzy faux fur. The asymmetrical shoe sports minimal branding, with the signature perforations absent from the laterals. The design is accentuated with the Gremlin creature’s googly eyes at the heels.