This week, the Adweek staff is highlighting a stylish wearable that does more than your typical fitness tracker, a tennis tote from Tory Sport and a USB-rechargable gel mani kit. Take a look!
WiseWear Socialite Bracelet, $295 and up
Not long ago, most smart bracelets took the form of clunky rubber wristbands in which function far outweighed form. Things have changed quite a bit since then, with a growing number of tech companies offering wearables that can actually be deemed stylish. One of the latest entries in this category is WiseWear, whose chic cuffs go above and beyond your typical smart band. Not only are the 18 karat gold- and palladium-plated bracelets beautiful on their own—fashion legend Iris Apfel was such a fan that she became the face of the brand—they're also helping to make women safer. In addition to offering the usual activity tracking and mobile notification features, the WiseWear bracelet features an integrated GPS antenna that allows it to send distress signals when the wearer is in need. Just tap the bottom of the cuff in a special pattern, and it will automatically send a text message along with the wearer's location to a list of emergency contacts.
Buy it: wisewear.com
Parqer Wine Glass, $34 for a set of two
Don't let a windy day keep you from enjoying a glass of wine in the great outdoors. Parqer's specially designed wine glass features an aluminum stake that sticks into the ground, keeping it upright and steady.
Buy it: parqerglass.com
Haute Papier Stationery Wardrobe, $288
For those times when an email just won't cut it, it's nice to have your own personalized stationery wardrobe. Haute Papier's luxe collection includes letterpressed note cards, two notepads, a set of calling cards and a dozen pencils.
Buy it: hautepapier.com
Garrett Leight x Want Les Essentiels Sunglasses, $525
In preparation for the sunny spring days ahead, minimalist accessories brand Want Les Essentiels has collaborated with Garrett Leight California Optical to create a collection of vintage-inspired sunglasses. The unisex frames feature leather-wrapped rims and contrasting temples and are available in either mocha (seen here) or black. For extra UV protection, snap on the specially designed mirrored sun clips.
Buy it: wantlesessentiels.com
Tory Sport Canvas Tennis Tote, $395
Part of Tory Burch's new Sport line, this racquet carrier adds a dose of style to the tennis court. The durable coated canvas bag features three mesh pockets for tennis ball cans, an aerated shoe compartment, insulated water bottle holder and, of course, a zip-around section to hold your favorite racquet.
Buy it: torysport.com
Le Mini Macaron Gel Manicure Kit, $35
For a manicure that's as long-lasting as it is fun to apply, look no further than Le Mini Macaron's gel manicure kit. Each set includes a gel nail polish and pastry-shaped LED lamp that's rechargeable via USB cord. To activate the hardeners in the polish, just place your finger in the "macaron" for 30 seconds.
Buy it: leminimacaron.com
This story first appeared in the April 25, 2016 issue of Adweek magazine.
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