Category Archives: Brands

announcing Platinum & Rust

Hello friends. I recently re-branded my shop to better encompass the variety of things I sell across various platforms. Platinum & Rust is fashion for the cool, casual, modern woman. Platinum & Rust specializes in boho, preppy, and grunge vintage … Continue reading

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Equal Exchange: a coffee co-op

I love anything you can drink in a mug. And until April, I worked at a local organic coffee shop where I had a great time trying out coffee roasts and tea varieties. It was there that I first heard … Continue reading

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bryr clogs: made in America

I bumped into a pin of a pair of Bryr clogs this morning, clicked around, and ended up at the company website, where I quickly discovered that the Swedish-inspired heels are made in the USA! Founder Isobel explains that she … Continue reading

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brand: SWYT culture

I heard about SWYT Culture through the flash sale website, Fab. Since I’m on my feet for 8 hours a day, I am on the lookout for a pair (or two) of shoes that have padding and arch support, but … Continue reading

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benji frank: better 1, or 2

My Benji Frank glasses have arrived, after much thinking and researching and second guessing and shopping around. Glasses are expensive these days! I couldn’t find a pair of glasses locally that cost under $200.00 (and that was with the insurance … Continue reading

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Radiant Cosmetics: lipstick for change

If you read my other blog, you may remember that I criticized Radiant Cosmetics back in January for what I saw as a flippant campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking. My intent was to provide balance to the ridiculous … Continue reading

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Benji Frank: one pair, one vision

Ah, hipster glasses: once a novelty, now the dominating fashion in vision correction apparatuses. I thank hipsters for making glasses cool. I’ve been wearing them since I was 6, so it’s about time that I can be proud of my poor … Continue reading

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mata traders: handmade in India

Mata Traders is a brand I’ve been familiar with for a couple of years due to my love of window shopping at online boutiques. But I didn’t realize until last week, when Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky featured one of their … Continue reading

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sale alert: American Apparel 30% off

Everything at American Apparel is 30% off until January 20th when you enter the coupon code, BFF2013, at checkout. The Judy Blue jeans I purchased from ModCloth popped two buttons within a week, so they’re going back. I replaced them … Continue reading

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ethical brand: baggu

BAGGU produces a small but versatile collection of bags and carrying cases. Leather items are produced in New York City and canvas and nylon items are made ethically in China. I contacted Baggu to ask for details about their international labor … Continue reading

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