‘Treat Yo’self’, a phrase immortalised by the lavish whimsical duo of Donna Meagle and Tom Haverford in Parks & Rec is a mantra to live by. There are different levels to this, it could be having a bar of chocolate for lunch or taking a late-night bath. But what better way to treat yourself than by perusing iconic designer and streetwear pieces. And where better to look than Grailed, an online marketplace with a great selection of fashion pieces. We’ve found 15 items that are sure to elicit that sweet hit of serotonin.
Raf Simons Marine Parka, US$1,385 / £1,006
This Raf Simons parka in a marine colourway features bold overlapping ‘Raf’ graphics and was even worn by Playboi Carti in Asap Mob’s ‘RAF”. Try desperately to not mention that fact to anyone that compliments you on it.
Chrome Hearts X Levi’s Cross Patchwork Denim, US$3,559 / £2,440
Chrome Hearts has stumbled into being one of the most desired brands of 2021. Avoid the loud jewellery and 90s style t-shirts and subtly stunt in a pair of these collaborative jeans.
Cactus Plant Flea Market Tie Dye Cowboy Pullover, US$1650 / £1,199
This brand may have garnered everyone’s attention with their Nike collaboration but their apparel is where they really rope you in. This tie-dye pullover has serious ‘finding yourself in the desert’ vibes.
Chrome Hearts Friends and Family Tokyo Zip-Up Sweater, US$4,500 / £3,270
Another subtle piece by a brand that is anything but. This F&F jumper could have you looking like your part of the Chrome Hearts Crew.
Junya Watanabe CDG Patchwork SS 2016 Denim Jeans, US$1,500 / £1,090
We’ve talked about the rising tide of patchwork but no brand has done it as long as, and as well as Junya Watanabe. These scream to be worn at a summer festival, or also to the shops.
Supreme X Yohji Yamamoto Parka Black, US$320 / £232
Just because the weather is getting a little warmer is no reason to pack up your artfully created goth aesthetic. Pick this parka up and stay in the shade till it’s your time to (not) shine.
Nike X Comme Des Garçons Dunks, US$1,000 / £726
Picking up these 2017 collaborative sneakers is the best way to announce to everyone that you were ahead of them on the Dunk hype. Just be mindful of your sock choice.
The Rolling Stones X Comme Des Garçons Homme Plus Jumper, US$1,485 / £1,079
I don’t even think a computer let alone a mystical being could come up with something more ‘cool’ than a collaboration between the most influential band and brand to ever exist.
Junya Watanabe X Comme Des Garçons X The North Face, US$1,300 / £945
Ooo baby a triple! Now that’s rare, a collaboration between three brands on a timeless piece of outerwear? Yeah that’s going straight in my basket.
Maison Margiela 2000s Archive Sweatshirt, US$1,650 / £1,199
Don’t quote me on this, but I think 90% of the reason Grailed was created was to find vintage Margiela garms. This collegiate inspired jumper is an ultra-rare archive gem, from ‘the golden period of the man himself’.
Undercover X Valentino UFO Sweatpants, US$429 / £311
Lounging about is no excuse to play it safe, you have no idea who you might run into. This collaborative tracksuit is sure to make sure everyone from the mailman to the window cleaners respect you and your fashion choices.
Maison Margiela 2003 Reversed Leather Jacket, US$1,295 / £940
This aged suede jacket in natural colouring features anatomically shaped sleeves and raw hems. That’s fashion nerd for ‘it’s the most perfect thing I’ve ever seen’.