If I had an editorial team of five, we might be able to cover all the cools things happening. Alas, just me. So please peruse these must-read links on NYC stores, fantastic food and beauty tips, fashion news, and more.

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  • I attended the launch of a new site called Beauty and Wellness by the very chic French lady Clémence von Mueffling. (How’s that for a name?) It is beautiful, and I’m already reading up on parabens and Stanley’s Pharmacy.
  • The Note Passer and I went on a sustainable fashion tour this past weekend. Here is Elizabeth’s full review.

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Fashion

  • Livia Firth got into it with H&M’s Director of Sustainability Helena Helmersson during the Copenhagen Fashion Summit. Catfight! Over sustainability!
  • A Saks Fifth Avenue shopper found a plea for help from a prisoner who had made her paper shopping bag.

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  • Stella McCartney is about to become the first “Wildlife Friendly”-certified brand. Meanwhile, Kerig–owner of Alexander McQueenGucciSaint LaurentBalenciagaStella McCartney, and Puma, announced that it wants to become the most sustainable luxury goods conglomerate.

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  • Americans are increasing their purchases from socially responsible brands, but losing interest in charitable giving.
  • Need a primer on the various terms being tossed around by sustainable fashion advocates? Here. 
  • Is new eco-friendly or used conventional clothing better? EcoSalon has a guide.
  • A website called Measure Up lets you check the ethics of fashion retailers. Unfortunately, it’s very Europe-focused, so is missing places like Forever 21.

Food

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  • There’s a new NYC store in the West Village, Bottega Organica, which specializes in plant-based, non-toxic beauty.

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  • A new service lets you order flower centerpieces that were used at last night’s gala. For example, right now they have a $10,000 orange blossom arrangement for $300. Seriously.

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