The Recommender: What Execs From Lola, Related Companies, And L’Oreal Are Loving Now

Trade-in luxury denim, a cult-favorite perfume, coffee for delivery, and more.

The Recommender: What Execs From Lola, Related Companies, And L’Oreal Are Loving Now
Sébastien Fabre, CEO of Vestiaire Collective recommends A.P.C. Denim Photo: Celine Grouard for Fast Company Photo: Celine Grouard for Fast Company

What the Fast Company community is loving this month.


1. A.P.C. Denim

From $125,

“A.P.C.’s Butler denim program enables customers to trade in their preloved A.P.C. jeans for a new pair at half price. The old ones are curated, reshaped, refreshed, and signed by their previous owner for the new buyer to enjoy.” —Sébastien Fabre, CEO, Vestiaire Collective

2. Clare V. Purse

From $345,


“I’m obsessed with Clare V.’s luxury leather bags. The gift wrapping comes with a handwritten note, which is such a special touch.” —Joanna Rose, SVP of corporate communications, Related Companies

3. Bowflex Dumbbells

From $499,

“These compact, adjustable Select-Tech 560 dumbbells integrate smart technology to track reps and weight for you.” —Garett Press, founder, Verst

Chamomile TonerPhoto: Celine Grouard for Fast Company

4. Chamomile Toner


“I love living in New York City, but it makes my skin sad. I carry around Cecilia Wong’s all-natural chamomile toner, which revitalizes my face with just a spritz.” —Laura Hood, VP of marketing, YouNow

5. Allbirds Runners



“These sneakers are made entirely of wool, are super breathable, and you don’t even have to wear socks.” —Jordana Kier, cofounder, Lola

6. Daily Harvest

From $6.99,

“The preportioned Daily Harvest smoothie kits are a game changer. They get mailed to my door, and in no time I’m making delicious smoothies and can get back to the hustle of building a technology startup.” —Dan Reich, cofounder and CEO, Troops

Santal 33 by Le Labo

7. Le Labo Fragrance

From $75,

“Le Labo’s stores are amazing—like a madman’s chemistry lab—and their scents are super unique.” —Terry Lee,COO, MeUndies

8. Within VR App



“If you have Google Cardboard, Within is a terrific way to try out a variety of virtual-reality content. Lovr, about falling in love, is my favorite, even if it did make me a little dizzy.” —Stephanie Chan, head of operations and editorial, Poncho

Nudo Adopt

9. Nudo Adopt

From $69,

“Nudo lets me adopt an olive tree in Italy and receive bottles of its olive oil. Every time a new bottle arrives I get a whiff of Europe in my kitchen.” —Morgan Hermand-Waiche, founder and CEO, Adore Me


10. “In the Company of Women”

From $35,

“This book by Grace Bonney, creator of Design Sponge, is lovely to have as a resource. It’s full of inspiration for creative, entrepreneurial women. It features over 100 interviews with the likes of Tavi Gevinson and Janet Mock.” —Elizabeth Groeschen, marketing and partnerships coordinator, B&H Photo Video

Oura RingPhoto: Celine Grouard for Fast Company

11. Oura Ring

From $299,


“I have been skeptical of wearables in the past, but the user experience and insight the Oura ring and app give me is invaluable. It tracks not only my sleep, but also my heart rate, activity, and general health. Because your finger has a stronger pulse than your wrist, it’s also very precise.” —Marcela Sapone, CEO, Hello Alfred



“ is AI-composed music that’s made specifically to improve focus and overall brain function. Just pop your headphones into your phone and voilà!” —Mike Swift, cofounder and CEO, Major League Hacking


13. James Perse Clothing


“I travel a great deal, so it’s important to be comfortable. I love James Perse’s cashmere—they’re incredible for those long flights.” —Guive Balooch, global vice president, L’Oréal Technology Incubator

Driftaway Coffee

14. Driftaway Coffee

From $12,


“Freshly roasted coffee arrives at my door weekly from Brooklyn. I give this as a gift because everyone adores the tasting kit.” —Juanita Soranno, developer

15. Foragers Market


“These savory scones have ingredients like Gruyère, rosemary, and apple. Go early, and get them hot out of the oven at this New York City market.” —Tevis Trower, founder and CEO, Balance Integration