18
June

38 Best Affordable Clothing Stores for Stylish (and Savvy) Men to Shop Online

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Money, as the adage goes, can’t buy happiness. It can, however, buy your next favorite pair of sweat shorts or the latest version of the walking shoes you now have reason to wear—and you don’t even need a whole heap of it, either.

Turns out, the most expensive version of any given item isn’t always the one you should be investing in, especially when it comes to rounding out your wardrobe with a few well-priced essentials. After all, having piles of dollar bills to drop on any piece that catches your fancy at an online store with fresh-off-the-runway fits does not a stylish man make. Just because styles are affordable—”cheap,” if you will, though only in price, not in make—doesn’t render them any less worthy of consideration.

Luckily, we live in the era of the internet, and there’ve never been more options when it comes to copping super-covetable menswear on the low. Online stores for men, in particular, are flourishing, and for good reason. If you’re in the market for a few wallet-friendly finds, you, my friend, have come to the right place. We’ve trolled

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07
June

Gen Z loves clothing hauls and hates landfills. Enter the style bundle

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When Celeste Goyena graduated college in spring 2020 armed with a degree in marketing and finance, it was the midst of the pandemic and her job prospects had stalled. With time on her hands, Goyena began selling “style bundles” — curated collections of clothing that clients could request via direct message or her personal website. To market herself, the 24-year-old started diving into thrift-store racks and posting her findings on TikTok. These “outfit of the day” videos, which she would adorn with hashtags such as #fitcheck and #outfitinspiration, didn’t get much traction, but that changed when one of her first clients showed her a Pinterest board of colorful Y2K summer staples.

Goyena, who is based in New York City, shipped her a head-to-toe outfit complete with accessories that nailed the look. In July 2021, she posted a #stylebundle video of the process that quickly received more than 30,000 likes and nearly 200,000 views. She’s since amassed tens of thousands of followers on both TikTok and Instagram, and her algorithmically produced TikTok “For You” page was soon filled with other thrifters selling their own Pinterest-inspired style bundles. Among them was Charlotte Chiasson, 24, who began

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24
November

Harry Lambert on Putting Harry Styles in Pearls and His First Clothing Collection

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But it’s interesting, I’m a really big fan of pop culture and pop culture moments, but I love the idea of being behind the scenes. I never came into this job being like, I want to be front and center. I really enjoy getting people ready and then sending them on the way and seeing the reaction. So it’s interesting that in the last several years we’ve become more of a focus. It’s a lot of adjusting to that, and getting out of my comfort zone, which is getting easier. But I dunno, I feel the job of a stylist is so broad now that it’s literally the dream job.

Mark Kean

Mark Kean

Tell me more about your relationship with trends. I think some people would assume that stylists are kind of responsible for building trends. When you work with your clients, it seems to me like you’re trying to do something totally different.

It’s a funny thing. With Emma Corrin for example, we put them in the green Miu Miu underwear set, and I guess that’s a trend. But the intention wasn’t because it was on trend. It was more like: that will be sick and amazing.

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12
November

7 Best Clothing Rental Services in 2024

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Do you ever look at your bank account at the end of the month and wonder, where the hell did all my money go?! Yeah, same. But then I think about that cute winter sweater I bought last week and my new Amazon purse and moto boots that pair perfectly with the latest addition in my closet, and it suddenly all makes sense. I love shopping and keeping on trend, but I’m not made of money, so I needed to come up with a more sustainable solution to get my fashion fix: clothing rental services.

Basically, instead of buying every single 2024 fashion trend and a new wedding guest dress for every single wedding on my cal, I can save money while still wearing all the ‘fits my lil heart desires with a clothing rental subscription. I’m actually saving money—even if I fall in love and purchase half the things I wear…girl math, right?! And the best part? There are tonssss of rental services to choose from right now. From the OG Rent the Runway to accessory-specific services like Vivrelle, I tested some of the best clothing rental services to tell you which ones are actually worth trying. Keep scrolling

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23
June

7 Best Kids’ Clothing Stores Online 2023 to Outfit All Your Little Ones

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With a three-year-old who just finished his first year of pre-school, I’m starting to learn the peaks and valleys of summertime with kids. Peaks? Sprinkler play in Central Park, picnics, and exploring outdoors. Valleys? Noschool! Bugs, constant sunscreen application, and the battle over hats. But it’s also, in my humble opinion, the most fun time of year to shop for your little ones at one of what are, in my book, the best kids’ clothing stores online. Whether it’s an adorable Minnow paisley print swimsuit with grosgrain ribbon tie or more practical camp essentials like Primary’s rainbow of rash guards. Just in time for this most important stock-up time of year, beloved kids’ online retail utopia Maisonette is launching Maisonette Outletfor a steal on all their favorite brands–think of it as the Outnet to their Net-a-Porter. I’ve been searching for summer sandals for my 14-month-old, who just started walking (and found some great daisy print jellies at gaps) and some cute but tumble-ready shorts for my three-year-old (the Bingo shorts from Oso & Me have become a must-have in every colorway!). Herewith, a list of some of my best kids’ clothing stores online for summer and beyond.

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