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  • Uniform Dressing Is Sticking Around for Fall

    “I love the idea of reinventing the uniform in general, and I wanted to touch on that back-to-school nostalgia while really modernizing and elevating it,” says Tosia designer Sara Hankin. For fall, that nostalgia can also be seen in overalls and A-line skirts: simple uniforms for grown ups.

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  • The Ultimate Guide to Shopping in Philadelphia

    With quiet tree-lined streets of colorful row houses, centuries of American history, and a thriving food scene, Philadelphia has a whole lot going on. While it might not be the first thing visitors think of — that honor probably goes to the Liberty Bell or the Cheese Steak — the shopping and…

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  • A Perfect Day in Philadelphia’s Queen Village

    The best stores, restaurants, and coffee in one of Philly’s best neighborhoods for shopping. Philly’s retail scene has a few distinct shopping neighborhoods, from the upscale flagships of Rittenhouse Row to the indie boutiques along North 3rd in Old City. Out of all of them, Queen Village — where…

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  • Philly’s Coolest Homegrown Labels

    From hand-dyed denim to West African-inspired suiting, the maker movement is alive and well in Philadelphia. Philly is home to a vibrant community of makers. From those little known outside of Philadelphia to brands stocked in some of our favorite boutiques nationally, the list below is just a…

  • Philadelphia's Top Vintage and Thrift Stores

    Philadelphia is a vintage-loving town. Whatever the reason, it's a blessing — not only are there several great boutiques dedicated to affordable, curated clothing and accessories from the ‘20s on through the ‘90s, but some of Philly's best stores period include sizable selections of vintage within…

  • Faked (Nars) Orgasms and the Rise of Makeup Dupes

    Temptalia’s Christine Mielke agrees, "Sleek's Rose Gold is like Orgasm on steroids — bright, shimmery, and super affordable." A true dupe has been crowned. It’s a find worth shouting about given the difficulties in identifying a perfect dupe — short for duplicate — for Nars’ Orgasm Blush, which…

  • See Christophe Lemaire’s First Collection as Uniqlo’s Artistic Director

    After two seasons of collabs, Uniqlo and Christophe Lemaire are a permanent item. The brand made it official in June with an announcement that the former Hermès designer would be coming onboard as artistic director of the newly established Uniqlo Paris R&D Center, which is staffed with Lemaire’s…

  • We Can’t Figure Out Amazon’s Weird Pricing System

    Amazon’s dynamic pricing system is often a puzzle, but adding to the mystery is the fact that these items have different prices for different sizes but were all sold and shipped via Amazon — not through different sellers. A rep for Amazon declined to comment, citing company policy that prohibits…

  • Why Is It So Hard for Women of Color to Buy a Nude Bra?

    “Nude” underwear collections — specifically ones that cover a variety of skin tones — are trending. The same goes for Nubian Skin, the two-year-old lingerie brand that created a line of nude underwear, bras, and hosiery in a variety of shades for women of color in 2014. The brand made headlines…

  • The Sheet Mask Sanitation Scandal Rocking the K Beauty World

    With the nation and Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) focused on scores of deaths due to humidifier disinfectant, coverage of sheet mask sanitation issues and labor practices has been limited. Making cosmetics in a private home without a manufacturing license is illegal in Korea, but…

  • Style Inspiration From Brooklyn’s Afropunk Festival 2016

    The summer couldn’t come to a close without celebrating Afropunk — the weekend-long black-centric music festival held in Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park. This year’s performers, from Janelle Monáe and Tyler, The Creator to The Internet and Flying Lotus, were met by thousands of young fans with a…

  • Perfume, Power, and God

    My first connection to smell was the smell of holy water and sacrament, the second was the smell of my mother’s Buddhist temple. Fragrance has always been next to holiness to me, in different ways — my casual visits to Churches and my hours in temples. I thought my nose was broken everywhere else:…

  • New Mexico’s Hidden Jewelry Secret Is a Workshop at Ghost Ranch

    See the home of Georgia O’Keeffe and make a silver bracelet. The surprising shortcut for becoming an amatuer jeweler is one week in Ghost Ranch — a stunning 21,000-acre site in Abiquiu, New Mexico, 65 miles northwest of Santa Fe. The hiking trails of Ghost Ranch are surrounded by red, yellow, and…

  • Is Reformation Deliberately Choosing Models That Look Like Famous People?

    In a world in which everyone from beloved Olympic swimmers to potential First Ladies lie to us and nothing is as it seems, we can at least be certain of one irrefutable truth: Reformation, the culty, eco-conscious brand beloved by Taylor Swift and your hottest friend, absolutely, definitely, 100%…

  • The Best Online Sales to Shop This Weekend

    This weekend, Reformation's bi-annual sale hits 70% off, and ASOS is offering up a promo code for 10% off sale items that are already 70% off. If you feel like digging, Canadian boutique Coup is closing up shop, and the few things left are up to 90% off. And if not, head straight to Creatures of…

  • Deodorant Streaks Are Ruining My Clothes/Life

    A damp washcloth — the key here being 'damp' — rubbed against fresh deodorant marks will take them right out.

  • Boob Masks Are Real and They're Spectacular

    There was the mask made with iron particles that could only be removed by a magnet, the adorable bubble tea mask that did virtually nothing, and the foil mask that set off a skin reaction that included numbing.