summer style inspo

Editors’ Picks: The 19 Things We’re Actually Wearing This Summer

Summer styling can be a tough one, especially when you work in an aggressively air-conditioned office and don’t just frolic around festivals or spend three months stringing one fabulous vacashe into the next. Here’s the cold, hard truth: we don’t shop every day, either. What we really do is pick a few solid items that’ll carry us through all season and — gasp, the horror — maybe even beyond.

made in USA brands

7 Made In The USA Brands For Patriotic Shopping

In honor of America’s birthday, and in the spirit of adding conscience to our shopping carts, we’ve scoured the 50 states for Made In America brands we’d actually want to wear. There are twinkly necklaces, those boots you always try on and don’t just splurge on (do it!), Selvedge denim (really!) and way less American Apparel than you’d think — i.e. none. The best part is, by shopping goods designed, sourced and made right here between our country’s sandy shores, you can skip dressing strictly in stars and stripes to show your true colors.

Second Time Around – A 27th Time

On Citysearch. A veritable East Coast consignment institution, Second Time Around first launched in Boston some 40 years ago. This outpost (the company’s 27th store and its third location in New York City) is tidy and straightforward. A three-month consignment cycle gives sellers a finite period during which to wait…

Peachfrog: the Legit Lovechid of Century 21 and Urban

on Citysearch. If Century 21 and Urban Outfitters had a lovechild, it would be this retail Robin Hood–where name-brand, quality clothing is sold at 70 to 90 percent off retail prices. Home goods, menswear, beauty products and more are clustered throughout the industrial space, which used to be an eggroll…