In Defense of Sneakers, All Day, Every Day
Artist and sneaker devotee Sophia Chang muses on their merits
As a New York native from the borough of Queens, I’ve always been a big fan of sneakers. When you’re running across the street to catch a light, you aren’t thinking to yourself, “Oh, I wish I were in heels.” You are more likely thinking, “Thank god I’m in sneakers.” Continue reading
While we love returning to all the warm and textured layers of a fall wardrobe, there’s something especially cozy about a plaid shirt. It’s the unofficial uniform of the season, and even a brand-new plaid always feels a little familiar. With all the classic color combinations out there, how, exactly, can a plaid feel fresh? It just takes a little reading between the lines, if you will. We sat down with our design team to get the backstory on three of our new favorites. Continue reading
One vintage truck, 40 insulated homes, two bikes, 40,000 pairs of jeans… We’re breaking down how our national denim recycling drive is coming together (and how our denim has been used so far), by the numbers.
These days, it seems like you can get anything at the touch of a screen. And while we love the convenience, there’s something alluring about the things you can’t easily find. That’s initially how Anaak™ hooked us—the clothing brand often makes no more than 20 of any one piece. But there’s a reason: Founder Marissa Maximo sources her fabrics in Bolivia and India from artisans who make all their textiles by hand in small batches. It’s basically the opposite of getting anything on demand, but we’ll let her tell you more about that in her own words—and through the photos she shared with us from her travels (many of which can be found on her breathtaking Instagram feed).
Some of us take a winding path through life, dabbling before finding a niche. Others, well, they’re sort of born to do something and do it so naturally that it’s hard to tell where their work ends and their life starts. One example: Joyce Lee, our new head of design, whose sophisticated, relaxed style is a part of everything she does—from her design sketches to her home to her warm sense of humor. Sure, we see her every day—often in denim, occasionally in a jumpsuit—but we dropped by her Brooklyn apartment to learn just how she got to Madewell.
No season elicits the same fervor as fall, and, at the risk of sounding hyperbolic, there’s nothing better than the first brisk day that requires a cozy sweater, a woolly hat or a leather jacket (or all of them at once, for that matter). As we slip into that wonderful time between cover-nothing and cover-everything weather, we’re sharing 8 tips on how we like to pull our fall look together.
This week: Five books that shaped an artist, our latest Insta-rabbit hole, popcorn is healthy and more.
So, you’ve found yourself with an overabundance of plaid. Good—it’s the uniform of the season, after all, and we’re right there with you. Now here’s what to do with it all.
In which we share a few of our daily winners. Continue reading
With fall on the horizon, we couldn’t help but get all nostalgic for our school bags of the past, the ones with sturdy leather, classic shapes and scholastic hardware. It’s a triple-threat combination for the perfect fall tote and, coincidentally, the hallmarks of The Cambridge Satchel Company®. That’s why we partnered up with the British brand on an exclusive collection of bags.