NOTICED: WOVEN ACCESSORIES

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Woven straw totes and baskets have long been summer staples—they’re lightweight, durable and versatile, easily schlepping everything from beach towels to potato salad. Lately we’ve noticed the familiar basketweave pattern reimagined beyond the tote in crossbodies, sandals and hats all perfect for laid-back afternoons spent in the sand or under a tree. Want to embrace the alfresco vibe? Weave got (wink wink) a few suggestions to start. Continue reading

LADIES WE LOVE: ARTIST BROOKE BURNSIDE

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When we popped down to Austin to get ready for our new store opening, we made plenty of time to meet some locals we’d been Insta-obsessing over. With an appreciation for abstract shapes, house cats and pop culture, visual-artist-slash-architecture-student Brooke Burnside is someone you can’t help but want to know. Read on for her favorite podcasts, advice for young creatives, future goals and more.

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SKATEBOARDING IS MAGIC: HANGING WITH THE SKATE KITCHEN

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When we arrived at Rockaway Beach to meet The Skate Kitchen for a video shoot, leader of the pack Rachelle was scrolling through Instagram. “Do you guys know @ugly_delilah?” she asked, before showing us a few favorite shots of the, let’s say, unconventionally beautiful pup. “I love her so much. She follows me now,” she said, proudly. It takes a moment like this to remind you that the founders of this NYC-based all-female skate collective are mostly young, just-out-of-school ladies—because they’ve been skating for almost half their lives and have established a seriously impressive track record. They’re starring in a self-titled movie this summer, they’ve shot campaigns with major brands, plus their Instagram is blowing up—over 60k followers! It’s safe to say that this growing squad (featured are Rachelle, Brenn, Dede, Jules, Nina and Moonbear, aka Kabrina) has a lot to look forward to.

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THE SKATE KITCHEN SHOWS US HOW TO WEAR ALL WHITE

See how these NYC skater ladies of The Skate Kitchen do the all-white-for-summer thing (hint: it’s just two supereasy steps), then get to know them even better here. Oh, and don’t forget to check out our new arrivals to nab your own monochrome looks.

P.S. *Need* to know the song in the background? We don’t blame you. It’s “I Got The Moves” by Habibi.

LADIES WE LOVE: MUSICIAN RAHILL JAMALIFARD

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You know the kind of songs that get stuck in your head but are so good you don’t even mind? Rahill Jamalifard, lead singer of the ’60s-inspired rock quartet Habibi, has a knack for writing them. Her dreamy voice coupled with surf-y guitar riffs is all we want flowing through our headphones this summer. We met up with Rahill at Blue-Sun Records where she works part-time and talked everything from what she likes to wear onstage to where she gets songwriting inspo. Continue reading

#LOVETOALL🌈: WHAT DOES PRIDE MONTH MEAN TO YOU?

June is a very special time for the LGBTQ community: What started as a day to commemorate a major catalyst for the gay rights movement—the 1969 Stonewall Riots—has expanded to encompass an entire month of reflection, education and celebration. This year we teamed up with the Human Rights Campaign on a #LoveToAll🌈 tee and tote. 50 percent of the purchase price of each one will go toward its mission of ensuring LGBTQ people are safe, equal and free in every community. We asked you and our own team to share stories by responding to the following question: “What does Pride Month mean to you?”

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ASK THE EXPERTS: OUR TEAM ANSWERS YOUR SUMMER STYLING QUESTIONS

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We loved tackling your denim styling questions so much we’re back for another round of Q&A, this time with summer in mind. While the sunny season has many perks (open-toe shoes, post-beach naps, general good vibes), it also poses a fair share of outfit conundrums. Don’t fret though, our styling team has you covered with everything from what to wear in your icebox of an office to doing the effortless bandana-hair-tie thing.

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