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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BEHIND THE DESIGN: OUR EXCLUSIVE SNEAKER COLLAB WITH B SIDES

Friends Claire Lampert and Stacy Daily of B Sides are true artists when it comes to reworking vintage denim, and it turns out they’re just as good at transforming high-tops too. Only 20 pairs of these hand-paint-splattered Vans with vintage-bandana laces were made exclusively for us—so find out more about the sneaks then nab a pair, quick (!).

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BEHIND THE DESIGN: OUR EXCLUSIVE SNEAKER COLLAB WITH FT. LONESOME

We’re really into Austin chain-stitch collective Ft. Lonesome’s original embroidery designs—so much so that we’ve done a few collabs in the past and most recently had them do their thing on these limited-edition Sk8-Hi Vans®. Read on to learn more about the sneaks from the crew’s founder Kathie Sever, then nab a pair of your own (only 30 exist, so get on it).

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BEHIND THE DESIGN: OUR EXCLUSIVE SNEAKER COLLAB WITH UNFORTUNATE PORTRAIT

If you haven’t checked out the work of LA illustrator Max Dower (aka Unfortunate Portrait) yet, you’re in for a treat. As fans of his punny drawings, we were so excited to have him contribute a design to our series of exclusive Sk8-Hi Vans®. There are only 100 (!) pairs of hand-painted beach-scene sneaks available, so read more about Max’s inspo then get yours ASAP.

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HOW TO: STYLE SNEAKERS (WITH MORE THAN JUST SWEATS)

We’re not shy about our love for sneaks, by any means. But wearing ’em all day every day could lead to unintentional I-just-got-back-from-the-gym vibes (not that there’s anything wrong with comfy clothes). Take your sneaker-based outfits to the next level with these easy styling tips—no sweatpants involved.

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SERIOUSLY, THESE JEANS ARE SUPERSOFT

Fact: We’re denimheads. So our design team is always looking to make our jeans better than ever, and this newest pair of skinnies is no exception. Another fact? The 10″ high-risers in Danny wash are really, really soft. Made of special denim woven with Tencel® lyocell from the best-of-the-best Orta mill, their incredible level of comfiness is kinda hard to put into words. Until you can feel them for yourself, allow us to illustrate.

These jeans are as soft as…

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HOW TO: CURATE YOUR OWN CAPSULE JEWELRY COLLECTION

We all have at least one of those pieces—the ring that gives you a weird tan line around your finger every summer (because you never take it off), the pair of earrings that you always add to an outfit when it needs extra oomph—we’re talking go-to jewelry that you can count on. We love the stuff that you can both sleep and adventure in, that you can wear with pretty much everything in your wardrobe and that you want to keep forever. If you’re of the same mind when it comes to accessorizing, here are a few tips for putting together what we like to think of as your own capsule jewelry collection.

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In Defense of the High-Rise Boyjean

In Defense of the High-Rise Boyjean
an essay by Meredith Chamberlain

I’m loyal to a high waist. The right pair has the power to make me stand up straight, hold myself more confidently. It’s something about the core, the gut, an intuition thing. As a woman, they work in my favor, serve as a reminder of my inner strength. I zip up, button, and my instincts kick in.

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