IN DEFENSE OF STAYING IN ON WEEKENDS

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In Defense of Staying In on Weekends
an essay by Verena von Pfetten

There’s a certain kind of pressure to summer weekends. The sticky heat, oppressively good weather and long days made even longer by laissez-faire Friday hours and an influx of out-of-office receipts. It all combines to create a steady thrum of expectation: make the most of this. Go outside. Do something fun!

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THROWBACK TIME: WHAT TEAM MADEWELL WORE IN COLLEGE

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Back-to-school season has us feeling a little nostalgic for our own time spent rooting for the home team, studying abroad and making some, well, interesting sartorial choices. From beaded cardigans to bowler hats (and some handmade hemp necklaces in between), here’s a roundup of memorable looks from our team’s college days.

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THE DENIM FOREVER TOUR MEETS TEAM MADEWELL’S MINI CITY GUIDES

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We’re hitting the road again with Blue Jeans Go Green™ collecting your old denim and transforming it into housing insulation for communities in need. Each pair you bring will get you $20 off a new one*—and even better, the first 10 people to recycle at the first event in each city will score free jeans. Since we’ll be traveling for a few months, we asked Team Madewell friends across the country to share their favorite local spots in some of our tour stops—and they were just too good not to pass on.

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TALKING PETITE DENIM WITH OUR PETITE FRIENDS

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Attention: ladies 5’3” and under—get ready because we now have jeans made just for you (!). To help celebrate the launch of our new petite jeans, we chatted with some members of Team Madewell about emoji feels, perfect pairs and what they’re going to do with all that money now that trips to the tailor are out of the picture.

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BEHIND THE DESIGN: OUR HEAD DESIGNER’S EXCLUSIVE STAR-STUDDED SNEAKERS

Our final sneaker artist is a special one—our head designer, Joyce. She put a sparkly spin on the classic Sk8-Hi Vans®, adding metallic silver laces and gold leather star patches. We decorated each one by hand here at Madewell HQ (really, we did), so handle ’em with a little extra care. Learn more about the sneaks in our Q&A with Joyce, then get your own pair before we’re all out—only 50 exist (!).

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