BY Julia Zdrojewski
on Dec 18, 2014
Thousands of shoppers checked lots of gifts off their lists at this year’s BUST Holiday Craftacular Brooklyn. If you weren’t able to join us in person you can still shop ’til you drop from our amazing vendors’ online stores. One crowd favorite is TRIME. Noémie Jennifer makes modular, structural jewelry that’s fun and customizable for every occasion and mood. Each TRIME kit allows you to create a minimum of three variations of the same piece, by interchanging colors and/or shapes. Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Oct 14, 2014
Susan Gregg Koger, ModCloth co-creator & Nicolette Mason fashion writer and designer
Nicolette Mason, a 20-something fashion columnist and editor, finally has a fashion line with ModCloth! If you aren’t already familiar with Nicolette’s particular brand of awesome, you might have forgotten you've stumbled upon her column “Big Girl Skinny World” in Marie Claire or on Cosmo’s YouTube channel. Read More
BY Lex Ellenthal
on Jul 09, 2014
I’m a big fan of Cafepress, a website where you can buy knick knacks and memorabilia with slogans, images, and sayings, many of which are quite original. However, I like funny things, and the problem with Cafepress is that its humor section is more often than not full of jokes at the expense of one oppressed group or another. That’s why I’m super thrilled to have recently been introduced to Redbubble, which has amazing, high-quality merchandise that both makes me nod my head in agreement or giggle to myself for days. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Jul 03, 2014
High-quality, long-lasting and local--the qualities we know every good product should have. So how come we as a nation continue to buy things that are far from that description?
The Made in America Project ponders this question. "Many designers and manufacturers are overcoming business challenges and pressures to outsource. They, along with consumers, value what has steadily diminished," say founders Micha Thomas and Jaime Lawson. "We believe their stories and designs deserve a dedicated digital and physical platform. Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
on Jul 01, 2014
Holiday sales are my favorite part of capitalism. Really, the Independence Day of our great nation can’t be celebrated in a better way in my opinion.
As a thrifty nickel, I’ve been on the lookout for the places with the best sales on the July 4th weekend. Here are a couple of tips that have worked for me in past when searching for the best deals.
1. Coupons are a girl's best friend
Retail Me Not has saved me a lot of money. Many stores offer coupons online for busy weekends and put them on sites like Retail Me Not and Groupon. Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Feb 25, 2014
If you're anything like me, you enjoy a good quote about feminism. If you even more like me, you enjoy displaying your abrasive-t0-the-norm beliefs as loudly and as often as possible. Wicked Clothing is an online store full of nerdy, feminist goodies. I found the site when looking at this amazing self-defense cat keychain every girl/person should have:
Super awesome, right?? Well their other non-pointy stuff is great too. Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Oct 03, 2012
For thousands of years, embroidered patches have been a means of identification. Dating back to the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean, Mideast, China, and India, elaborate hand-stitched fabric swatches were tools used for the military. Other times, such embellishments were a sign of beauty for other important personnel, stitched onto the robes of royalty or religious figures. Even today, patches are seen on a wide range of people: from the military to sanitation workers and even, of course, on Boy and Girl Scouts. Read More
BY Intern Caroline
on Jan 23, 2012
I think the only thing worse than a break up is healthy bread. Break ups are wretched! After things go sour, your own home becomes a nightmare hellscape full of shit from the better times that now makes you binge-watch Downton Abbey, crying into your ice cream for poor Mary. She just wants to be her own person! Gifts, mementos, and tokens that once served as reminders of a beautiful union between two people become detritus blocking the road to Move-Onville. I'm sure Carrie Bradshaw has waxed poetic on this topic at some point, so I'll stop.
Enter NeverLikedItAnyway. Read More