HOMETOWN HEROES: MEET PHOEBE SUNG AND PETER BUER OF COLD PICNIC

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Local makers, designers and creatives are always inspiring to us, so we are superexcited to be hosting in-store pop-ups for our Hometown Heroes all over the country. Meet NYC-based couple Phoebe and Peter of Cold Picnic. They design Instagram-worthy bath mats, pillows, blankets and other dreamy textiles from their studio in Queens and were kind enough to hang out with us for the day.

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HOMETOWN HEROES: MEET MEGAN MUSSARI OF APPRVL

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We’re endlessly curious about how our favorite local creatives, designers and makers do their thing, which is why we’ll be celebrating them at store parties across the country. Wanting to get an even closer look, we toured a few nearby studios and talked to the Hometown Heroes behind them. Say hello to Apprvl founder Megan, an expert at Japanese shibori indigo dyeing who makes all of her one-of-a-kind designs in Brooklyn. Continue reading

HOMETOWN HEROES: MEET JOSEPHINE HEILPERN OF RECREATION CENTER

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We’re all about celebrating our Hometown Heroes (i.e., local creatives, designers and makers we love), which is why you’ll find them at in-store pop-ups across the country. Get to know a few neighborhood friends as we peek inside their workspaces and chat with them. First up is Josephine, the ceramist extraordinaire behind Brooklyn-based Recreation Center.

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BE WELL: OUR DE-STRESSING RECS FOR THE PRE-HOLIDAY SEASON

We prefer our holidays chill—and we’re guessing you probably do too. In the spirit of a less-stressful season, we’ve put together a few tips to use ahead of the game. So even when it seems like everyone around you is rushed and tense, you’ll be in total ~zen~ mode.

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1 DRESS, 2 WAYS: VERSATILE STYLE C/O OUR EXPERT LISA

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We’re all about clothes with staying power—you know, the kind you’ll want to wear over and over again in lots of different ways—and the new Madewell x No.6 collab of dresses and jumpsuits definitely fits the bill. See how our stylist Lisa takes her favorite piece from the collection and transforms it from dressed up to dressed down with just a few simple tweaks.

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STYLING TIPS & TRICKS WITH KARIN BERESON, FOUNDER OF NO.6

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We’re longtime admirers of stylist and founder Karin Bereson’s NYC-based label, No.6, both for its vintage-meets-right-now aesthetic and impressive selection of prints. So we took that admiration and turned it into a collection—teaming up on an exclusive capsule of party-ready dresses and jumpsuits based on the line’s most-loved pieces (special archival prints included). For Karin’s expert tips on adding edge to feminine pieces, dressing for the holidays without overdoing it and feeling confident in whatever you’re wearing, read on. Continue reading

In Defense of Black Denim

In Defense of Black Denim
an essay by Natalie Shukur

In my mind, black denim is just about the most punk thing you can wear. Skaters, rockers, beatniks—fringers of all stripes—these touchpoints of antiestablishment, androgynous style are forever tacked to my internal mood board. And black denim, birthed in basements and garages, overdyed and DIY, has long been part of my uniform.
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