February 23, 2022

Hidden Gems 02-23-22

Elhadji Mare

Elhadji Is a Content Manager and Copywriter @ StockX

From BAPE STAs to MacBooks, check out all of the Hidden Gems we've uncovered this week on StockX.

From BAPE STAs to MacBooks, check out all of the Hidden Gems we've uncovered this week on StockX.

This article is part 7 of 12 in the series: Hidden Gems

As we look through StockX’s extensive catalog for some Hidden Gems this week, we’ve found some hot items that might’ve missed your radar. From the well-liked Air Force 1 “bootleg” BAPE STA, to one of Coach’s newest “it” bags, take a look at some of these items on StockX, where they’re always available and authentic.

A Bathing Ape Bape Sta JJJJound

The BAPE STA tends to be overshadowed by the sneaker it was inspired by, the Nike Air Force 1. But as “bootleg” sneakers became a popular trend during the pandemic lockdown of 2020, the BAPE STA has become even more relevant than ever before as it is one of the oldest and more successful “bootlegs” to exist. Keeping up their momentum within streetwear and sneaker cultures, BAPE tapped mood board-turned-brand, JJJJound, for a capsule collection consisting of a hoodie, tee, and this pair of BAPE STAs. BAPE STAs, often known for their loud colorways and shiny patent leather, were given a more minimalist look from JJJJound for this collaboration, a common theme for most of JJJJound’s footwear projects. The sneaker features an upper made of tumbled white and grey leathers, bringing a very clean colorway reminiscent of the 1983 original Nike Air Force 1 High Summit White Wolf Grey. Classic BAPE Star logos on the sides and JJJJound debossed on the leather heel tab show a true marriage between the two brands and create a timeless project that can be worn all season round.  

Apple Macbook Air 13 Inch M1 Chip 8GB RAM 256GB

If you’re in need of a laptop but don’t necessarily want to spend a lot of money on a MacBook Pro, consider getting a MacBook Air. This year’s MacBook Air is one of the thinnest and lightest notebooks that Apple has ever produced. But don’t let its thin structure fool you into thinking that it is incapable of handling an abundance of tasks. The Apple MacBook Air is powered with the Apple M1 chip which helps deliver incredibly fast speeds and presents crisp graphics for every application used. Powering all of this is Apple’s long-lasting battery, which can run up to 18 hours without needing a charge.

Tesla Hand-Blown Decanter (AlcohoI Not Included)

Outside of cars and taking trips to the moon, Tesla has expanded their selection of miscellaneous merchandise. Recently, after a successful run of their toy Cybertrucks in collaboration with Hot Wheels, Tesla dropped their own decanter. Coinciding with their Tesla Tequila line (yes, you read that right, Tesla makes spirits now), the Tesla Hand Blown Decanter is a stylish option for displaying and distributing alcohol. As implied, each decanter is hand-blown, giving every piece a unique look. Whether or not you drink alcohol, this Tesla decanter seconds as the perfect ornament for your home, showing your support for one of the more multi-hyphenated businesses known to man.


Denim Tears x Levi’s Cotton Wreath Jean Indigo

Denim Tear’s founder and Supreme’s new Creative Director, Tremaine Emory, and Levi’s restocked their 2021 collection of Cotton Wreath jeans. The restock might have missed a few social feeds as Emory’s recent news of becoming Supreme’s latest creative director took over the newscycle. Nevertheless, Emory’s Cotton Wreath collection with Levi’s is worthy of attention as well, as the capsule featuring various washes of 501 jeans tells a story of America’s often unacknowledged and deep-rooted connection between cotton, Black labor, and apparel. Each pair of 501s is screen printed with cotton wreath graphics throughout both legs, as the graphic represents the U.S.’s legacy with enslaved people picking cotton on plantations across the country.

Coach Pillow Tabby Shoulder Bag

Coach recently dished out a fresh campaign centered around one of their most successful bags to date. The Coach Pillow Tabby Shoulder Bag hit stores worldwide in early 2021 and has been embraced by handbag fans for its affordable price point and high-quality look and feel. Coming in both 18-inch and 26-inch sizes, the Coach Pillow Tabby Shoulder Bag features smooth Nappa leather and a fabric liner. For those looking for a bag that can be easily dressed up or down, the Pillow Tabby comes with detachable long and short straps, converting this bag from purse to crossbody to clutch seamlessly.