Welcome to my Blog Entry de Plug, Part I. I think you all know by now that I’m online-shopping-obsessed, so please allow me to plug my favorite online finds du jour.
Stars and Infinite Darkness (wait, is that a SP B-side?) is very NYC, offering women’s and men’s apparel and accessories from the city’s “hottest designers,” in addition to kid’s stuff and items for the home. I was actually pleasantly surprised by the relatively reasonable prices (there is also a sizable sale section), not to mention the merchandise. To name a few designers: Moth Love, Yellowcake, and Black Heart Bunny.
Umm…hi. I want this. The belt too. All for a total under $100.00. Smiles.
Creatures of Comfort is based on the other side of the country (L.A) and offers the same range of items as Stars/Darkness, but with heftier price tags (the site carries many eco-friendly items—WORTH the price, people…) ahhh…organic undies; also, hip favorites like Alexander Wang and APC also don’t come cheap). Not to say the merchandise isn’t ace. I noticed this store also carries Lauren Manoogian accessories, a Philadelphia-based designer (wooot!) who creates beautiful pieces inspired by things like paper clips. Literally. Her line of jewelry, Manu, is composed of vinyl-covered clips arranged in angular geometric shapes. Like this necklace:
Did I mention COC is also having a sale going on right now? 28 pages worth!
Shop Flick gets the innovation award. The site describes itself as, “a new video-powered marketplace for indie-inspired goods,” so perhaps they are based in… Brooklyn…? All jokes aside (and I can’t figure out where they are based, not that it really matters), I think watching actual videos on sellers and products is pretty ahead-of-the-curve-cool, as is being able to click-to-buy from actual video listings. According to their “about” page, independent sellers will also be able to “create [their] own collections and participate in sales” and “create [their] own instant, branded online store” soon, so to all you interested parties, keep checking back. At least they live up to their claim. Indie indeed!
Stay tuned for more plugs to come. As in, this week. I just have too many treats to trickle down for one day.