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Megan Reynolds Megan Reynolds Jul 15, 2019.

The New Ikea 'Store' Isn't Really a Store

The New Ikea 'Store' Isn't Really a Store

Most of the pleasure of going to Ikea is the same as going to any other store: selecting an item to buy and then leaving with said item so that you and your lover might spend an evening arguing over the proper construction of a KALLAX. The new Ikea store, set to open in New York City sometime in 2019, will be just like a regular Ikea, minus one small detail: you won’t be able to actually buy...

Clover Hope Clover Hope Jul 13, 2019. 17 comments

Give Me Dresses or Give Me Death*

Give Me Dresses or Give Me Death*
Shit I BoughtWelcome to Shit I Bought, a column where we recap the life-changing beauty and fashion purchases of various staffers—and also just stuff we bought on a whim.  

As an adult, I have found that it’s hard to buy clothing that doesn’t make me look like a teenager, and in turn, find grown-up places to shop. I realize this is a nice problem to have. It’s nice that people generally think...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Jun 05, 2019. 18 comments

The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away

Yesterday, my friend Emily Lipstein—social media editor for Gizmodo and Earther—mentioned dropping by a pop-up for designer Samantha Pleet this past weekend. As she was going over details of her haul, I couldn’t help but think about a pair of Samantha Pleet sandals I bought on sale a year ago but, regrettably, had to return—the one that got away, the one that haunts me to this day.

Brightly...

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Megan Reynolds Megan Reynolds May 24, 2019. 19 comments

The Subtle Class Wars of Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Lab

The Subtle Class Wars of Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Lab

Goop Labs, a Gwyneth Paltrow retail experience plopped in the middle of Soho, was curiously empty on a bright and sunny Wednesday afternoon, save for a woman and her large grey and white standard poodle, splayed in the middle of the floor as if it owned the place.

The woman, standing at the register, gestured towards a large pile of white fabric that I later understood to be a variety of...

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Megan Reynolds Megan Reynolds Mar 20, 2019. 16 comments

Inside the Terrifying Labyrinth of Manhattan's Newest Mega-Luxury Mall

Inside the Terrifying Labyrinth of Manhattan's Newest Mega-Luxury Mall

About an hour into my feverish Monday afternoon wandering the marble floors of the Shops at Hudson Yards, Manhattan’s latest and most controversial shopping experience, I realized that I was lost. I had been walking through the mall with purpose, looking for either a bathroom or a place to get an iced tea, but found neither. A right turn by the big Sephora, and then another left across a...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Nov 17, 2018. 19 comments

The Lingerie Addict's Cora Harrington On Labor, Bra Sizes, and the Problem with Victoria's Secret

The Lingerie Addict's Cora Harrington On Labor, Bra Sizes, and the Problem with Victoria's Secret

Vogue’s Nicole Phelps recently interviewed Ed Razek, chief marketing officer at Victoria’s Secret, about the company’s legacy and relevance in 2018. The lingerie giant had just wrapped its annual, much-discussed fashion show, and the brand had just gotten a boost from the Kardashian-Jenner clan’s decision to don the iconic angel wings and underthings for their Halloween costumes , racking up...

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Hannah Gold Hannah Gold Sep 28, 2018. 20 comments

Gwyneth Paltrow Does Her Own Lingerie Shopping

Gwyneth Paltrow Does Her Own Lingerie Shopping

Some absolutely frivolous news to take your mind off of he-who-shall-not-be-named, not in this blog at least!

It’s Gwyneth Paltrow’s 46th birthday today (happy birthday!) and she physically went lingerie shopping, Page Six reported on Thursday, to celebrate, or something. Her destination was the Journelle store in Soho, which not-incidentally is promoted on the website or her lifestyle...

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Hillary Crosley Coker Hillary Crosley Coker Jul 28, 2018. 15 comments

Kitson, Hollywood's Favorite Celebutante Store, Is Closing

Kitson, Hollywood's Favorite Celebutante Store, Is Closing

Kitson is shuttering all of its 17 stores across California, Oregon and Nevada—even their online shop is biting the dust. Where will Kardashian wannabes shop now?!

In a statement, Kitson’s chief restructuring officer James Wong said the company is entertaining various buyers. But Kitson has been struggling financially for awhile, according to WWD. In 2013, the company began searching for...

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Ellie Shechet Ellie Shechet May 27, 2018. 21 comments

Don't Be Ashamed of Your Tag 

Don't Be Ashamed of Your Tag 

A few weeks ago, I was waiting with my colleague and friend Joanna Rothkopf outside of an intimidating exercise class that we attend together sometimes. Across the room, past a cluster of upsettingly fit former sorority members, Joanna spotted something unusual—a price tag, still affixed to a woman’s spandex shirt. Oh no.

“There’s a tag on that girl’s shirt,” Joanna whispered to me.

“Dang,” I...

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Kelly Faircloth Kelly Faircloth Mar 30, 2018. 17 comments

Let's Shop This Auction of Zsa Zsa Gabor's Personal Effects 

Let's Shop This Auction of Zsa Zsa Gabor's Personal Effects 

The legendary Zsa Zsa Gabor died in 2016, and now a Beverley Hills auction house is dispersing her things into the wider world. Here is your precious chance to own her Saks Fifth Avenue charge card. Let’s shop the online listings together, shall we?

According to the New York Post, Heritage Auctions will be selling something like a thousand items on April 14, out of her Bel Air home. But...

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Rachel Vorona Cote Rachel Vorona Cote Mar 05, 2018. 21 comments

Mariah Carey No Longer Claims The Most-Played Christmas Song in Retail

Mariah Carey No Longer Claims The Most-Played Christmas Song in Retail

Has Mariah Carey’s festive hit “All I Want For Christmas Is You” seemed slightly less overplayed in stores this season? Well! You’re a very discerning customer because, after two decades, it has been bested by The Shins’ cover of “Wonderful Christmastime” as the tune “that will be played in retail the most.”

According to Paste magazine, Carey’s popular song emphasizing romance-born asceticism...

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Karyn Polewaczyk Karyn Polewaczyk Mar 01, 2018. 20 comments

Whole Foods Is Opening a Lower Cost Store Just For Poors

Whole Foods Is Opening a Lower Cost Store Just For Poors

Great news for those who love to eat but refuse to pay for Whole Foods’ offerings: the company is preparing to launch a line of non-Whole-Foods-branded markets for poor people.

Reports Fortune:

The Austin-based company said on Wednesday that stores in the new format would offer a “curated” selection and have a simpler design to cater to people who want Whole Foods quality without paying Whole...

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Megan Reynolds Megan Reynolds Jan 23, 2018. 14 comments

Soft Pants, a Jade Pendant, and An Excellent Night Market Fucci Sweatshirt from Taipei

Soft Pants, a Jade Pendant, and An Excellent Night Market Fucci Sweatshirt from Taipei

Welcome to Shit I Bought, a column where we recap the life-changing beauty and fashion purchases of various staffers—and also just stuff we bought on a whim.

I left for Taiwan with one top-heavy rolling suitcase and a floppy duffel bag filled with a jean jacket and a pair of shoes I didn’t end up wearing. I returned ten days later with the aforementioned bags stuffed to the gills and a giant

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Jan 18, 2018. 9 comments

Cat-Themed Treats From Tokyo and Shanghai, Plus a Mélange of Wintry Accessories

Cat-Themed Treats From Tokyo and Shanghai, Plus a Mélange of Wintry Accessories


Welcome to Shit I Bought, a column where we recap the life-changing beauty and fashion purchases of various staffers—and also just stuff we bought on a whim.

Angela Wang

I’ve shopped very little this year, which helped me justify participating in a glut of passive consumerism for the entire month of November. I also spent half the month in the technicolor shopping meccas of Tokyo and...

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Kate Dries Kate Dries Jan 12, 2018. 22 comments

Here's Gloria Steinem Starring with Anna Kendrick in a Kate Spade Commercial

Here's Gloria Steinem Starring with Anna Kendrick in a Kate Spade Commercial

God, modern feminism is just so commercialized, isn’t it? In Kate Spade’s new mini-movie, we have Anna Kendrick dining solo at the Russian Tea Room in New York, where she runs into (drumroll please) Gloria Steinem.

As Racked points out, if you would like to “shop her look,” Steinem is wearing Kate Spade sunglasses and carrying one of their purses. For her part, Kendrick manages to...

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Emily Panic Emily Panic Dec 21, 2017. 24 comments

Oculus Thrift New Orleans

Oculus Thrift New Orleans

Greetings devoted Thriftees! I’m back with another round of Thrift Diaries: Hip Hop edition! Just kidding, but I did go on the road with my male companion, El-P (Jaime), and Killer Mike, aka Rap Super-Duo Run the Jewels, for one week to five different cities. I hung out, ate a lot of good food, talked a lot of shit and thrifted. Join me, won’t you?

Part 2: New Orleans

We pull into New Orleans...

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The A.V. Club The A.V. Club Nov 23, 2017. 16 comments

A Vinyl Miniskirt, Loads of Face Stuff, and the Joyful Simplicity of a Spotify Subscription

A Vinyl Miniskirt, Loads of Face Stuff, and the Joyful Simplicity of a Spotify Subscription

Welcome to Shit I Bought, a column where we recap the life-changing beauty and fashion purchases of various staffers—and also just stuff we bought on a whim.

Phoebe Bradford

So my fellow Jez staffers figured out my dark secret: I buy a lot of shit. Shit I probably shouldn’t buy, but do anyway. The past couple of weeks have been particularly bad.

Literally every time the season changes I think to...

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Kara Brown Kara Brown Nov 21, 2017. 24 comments

Open Thread: Is It Ethical to Shop Columbus Day Sales?

Open Thread: Is It Ethical to Shop Columbus Day Sales?

The all-too inevitable commodification of Columbus Day has fully taken root, as you can probably tell by the influx of promotional emails flooding your inbox this morning.

Sites like Refinery29 and the Business Insider have even gone so far as to compile nifty lists and slideshows of all the sales happening today.

For a holiday that most sensible people are now arguing shouldn’t even exist,...

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Nov 02, 2017. 10 comments

Mod Fall Clothes, So Much Fenty Beauty, and Some Real Life Houseplants

Mod Fall Clothes, So Much Fenty Beauty, and Some Real Life Houseplants

Welcome to Shit I Bought, a column where we recap the life-changing beauty and fashion purchases of various staffers—and also just stuff we bought on a whim.

Clover Hope

I spent money on things this month. But rest assured, they were things that will enrich my life because, as we know, money and material worth are maybe the only the keys to happiness.

Part of what makes me happy as well is a...

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Joanna Rothkopf Joanna Rothkopf Oct 13, 2017. 11 comments

Show Your Patriotism With These Stunning Political Cyber Monday Deals

Show Your Patriotism With These Stunning Political Cyber Monday Deals

As soon as I found out Cyber Monday wasn’t about sex but was actually about shopping, I was like, “Sign me up.” And when I learned I could support my favorite political characters with great deals, I was like, “Sign me up another time!”

Anyway, I love a good deal so much that I can become paralyzed with indecision, so I decided to be your personal shopper and highlight a few choice items that...

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