So excited to share one of my new favorite online shops with you today!
Tina Burgos launched Covet and Lou last fall, after owning a celebrated Boston boutique for ten years. Today, Tina is focused on apparel and home, championing independent designers and giving us access to an incredible collection of vintage goods.
Covet + Lou just released their Spring collection, featuring some A-list labels (giejo!) and several new-to-me favorites… I’m honored to be curating a collection for Tina – check out some of my favorite items (it was not easy to narrow down my selections!) and, if you are interested in knowing whether or not I’ve ever been arrested, read my answers to The Covet + Lou Questionnaire!
The beauty of the internet is that everything has a place… literally anyone can create something and find a home for it online. We’re all inundated with launches and updates through all of our social media channels and too often, it seems like it’s all just noise. But every once in a while something comes along that feels different – maybe it’s entirely novel, or maybe just a little bit better or a little bit more fun – but these are the things that make me happy to be a part of this digital world.
My internet karma must be high, because yesterday THREE incredible sites launched that I’m excited about… I think you will be, too!
New Body. New Rules. You don’t need a whole new wardrobe, just the basics.
Storq solves this an issue I’ve seen the pregnant women in my life face – what do you wear? What can you use on your skin? What makes you feel good but also is good for the baby? Storq has done the research for you, and sells American-made wardrobe staples (sold individually or in a package) and beauty products that are safe and comfortable for use during and after pregnancy. I’ll be interviewing founder Courtney Klein for an upcoming TAE feature and can’t wait to learn more about her inspirations behind the line!
A new kind of marketplace created just for design lovers, Hunters Alley connects shoppers and sellers, and makes it fun to track down the kinds of pieces that start conversations.
Hunters Alley is brought to us by founders of One Kings Lane, my personal favorite online marketplace/dream-store. The highly curated marketplace will allow you to buy and sell your favorite vintage, antique, or handcrafted pieces – and from what I’ve seen around the web, it looks like some of my favorite American makers will be starting to sell their products here soon! I’ve been searching the site and saving my favorites… there are still a few glitches, but it’s fun to look at all of the different products, sellers, and shoppers – follow me because I’d love to see your favorites as well!
We celebrate evolved notions of male domesticity, and offer a curated destination for masculine design – redefining how men think about and shop for the home.
TRNK-NYC is technically for men… but I tend to believe that great style is genderless. And I live with a dude who has much, much better taste and style than me (which is equally awesome and annoying) but who has far less patience to scour the interwebs for home decor. It looks like TRNK may be just what we needed… and like-minded, judging by the factory tours and American-made items I’ve seen throughout the site!
In terms of the internet, this was basically Christmas…. check ’em out and let me know what you think!
I was wandering through J. Crew yesterday and was happily surprised to find a few American-made items in store… and then even more online! The majority are the products of J. Crew’s “In Good Company” collaborations… but these partnerships do seem to fuel future design, so here’s hoping J.Crew starts adding more American-made products to their core assortment.
J.Crew is pre-empting the holiday craziness with 25% off, ending today! use the code GETGIFTING.