GROUPON GUIDE TO CHICAGO

Don’t Just Eat Barbecue. Wear It, Too.

BY: KELLY MACDOWELL | 5.9.2014 |

On May 1, England-based men’s boutique End. debuted a sneaker collaboration with Saucony that had a very unusual inspiration: hamburgers. Collectors were hungry to get their hands on a pair, and lined up outside the store for the chance to snag shoes with a color palette reminiscent of buns, lettuce, and ketchup.

Just as the End. x Saucony kicks helped people dress like their favorite barbecue food, other products allow you to smell—and even taste—like cookout staples. A marbled bar of bacon-scented soap lets you wash rib sauce off your hands without losing any meaty musk, and watermelon-flavored lip gloss tastes like the real thing (sans seeds, of course). OPI’s deep burgundy nail polish, Mrs. O’Leary’s BBQ Sauce, isn’t manufactured any longer, but die-hard fans can still snag bottles online at slightly braised, er, raised prices.

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1. End. x Saucony Shadow 5000 Burger sneakers; End. ($135)

2. Mrs. O’Leary’s BBQ Sauce nail polish; OPI ($7.99+ on Overstock)

3. Liplicious lip gloss in Watermelon Sorbet; Bath & Body Works ($7.50)

4. Fun Hamburger muscle tee; Forever 21 ($12.80)

5. Gold-plated pewter hot dog charm necklace; Etsy ($18)

6. Lemon Aid color-correcting eyelid primer; Benefit ($20)

7. Bacon-scented hand and bath soap; Archie McPhee ($5.95)

 

Guide Staff Writer
BY: Kelly MacDowell Guide Staff Writer
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