Le Creuset cookware

Buy $160 to $360

Modern Farmer won’t insult your intelligence by claiming Le Creuset cookware is worth the investment. (More than $100 for a small skillet? That’s crazy talk!) We will, however, admit to lusting after the French brand’s new line for Crate & Barrel, cast in an understated matte black that makes the classic, high-gloss, red-orange seem, well, flashy. ($160 to $360; crateandbarrel.com—Natalie Warady, contributing editor