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ChicCartel Takes Women’s Empowerment Seriously in All Ways

ChicCartel Takes Women’s Empowerment Seriously in All Ways

We’ve all had that experience where you purchase something online that looks amazing on the runway model or on a hanger in front of a plain white background, only to find once you receive it that it fits nothing like what you thought it would. The truth is, much of the fashion sold online completely...
  • 18 Online Stores Where You Can Get All Your Eco-Friendly Presents + Discounts!

    18 Online Stores Where You Can Get All Your Eco-Friendly Presents + Discounts!

    I also got you some discounts! Scroll down to see them.  Sure, I could make you a gift guide full of eco-friendly, sustainable, fair trade and ethically produced Christmas gifts. But you know what I think is much more useful? Sending you straight to the source. Did you know there are several online boutiques that...
    #SOOTD: Sustainable Outfit of the Day

    #SOOTD: Sustainable Outfit of the Day

    I always love a good shop at Swords-Smith in Williamsburg. (And was so sad I missed their latest clearance sale!) They have not all sustainable stuff, but all independent designers, many of them in NYC and several of them sustainable. Last time I went there seeking a Samantha Pleet item, but also was charmed by a few...
    Owner of Sustainable Brooklyn Boutique Kaight Wishes Her Store Wasn't So Special

    Owner of Sustainable Brooklyn Boutique Kaight Wishes Her Store Wasn’t So Special

    Sponsored Content In August, the fashion boutique Kaight will have been opened for eight years. In sustainable fashion time, that practically makes it a heritage brand. I’ve been of a fan of Kaight for some time, ever since it was located on the East Village. (She opened a second store on Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn...
    Should You Hate the New Urban Outfitters in Williamsburg?

    Should You Hate the New Urban Outfitters in Williamsburg?

    For those who lament the loss of the “authentic” Williamsburg (the one that existed for a very special month sometime between 2000 and 2005, when everything was cool and scrappy and corporations were still to scared to touch it) the final nail in the coffin has got to be the new four-story Urban Outfitters on...
    How I'm Livin': Adina Grigore of Brooklyn Skincare Company S.W. Basics

    How I’m Livin’: Adina Grigore of Brooklyn Skincare Company S.W. Basics

    When I met Adina, and I was surprised to find that I immediately felt like we could be friends. She's just so adorable and friendly. Adina managed to answer these questions for me, even as she was preparing for her wedding. (See? So sweet. And efficient.) Read up on how she lives her sustainable Brooklyn...
    It's #WearNewYork Week! Shop Local and Support the Garment District

    It’s #WearNewYork Week! Shop Local and Support the Garment District

    It's Wear New York week, and all you have to do to celebrate is snap a selfie on Instagram of you wearing New York-made garments and accessories, and tag it with the hashtag #WearNewYork.
    Friday Afternoon Necklace Stacking

    Friday Afternoon Necklace Stacking

    The top, small one I bought at the ABC Home jewelry counter. It’s conflict-free diamond and gold. The middle and bottom necklaces I bought at The Market pop-up on Bleecker Street. The middle, geode one is just conventional, I think. The bottom one is made of an old bullet casing with a crystal. Supposedly, it...