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Treats from Germany

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This morning, we got a delicious surprise visit from our friends at German Bread Bakery in our brand new ZCafe. They served up some amazing pastries and breads for everyone to try.

Coffee and German pastries…what a great way to start the day off!

Big thanks (Dankeschön!) to the nice folks at German Bread Bakery for making our breakfast extra special today.

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Style Personality of the Day: The Classic Man

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Fred Perry Cotton V-Neck Sweater, Ben Sherman Shoreditch Collar Shirt , Ben Sherman Garment Dye Hampton khaki pants, Clarks Desert Boots, Lacoste chronograph watch

The Classic Man is timeless, polished and refined. He’s all about more tailored styles when he’s dressed up and clean basics when he’s dressed down.

Our stylists put together this handsome business-casual attire that suits the Classic Man’s impeccably timeless taste. A simple V-neck sweater over a plaid button-down shirt and crisp khaki pants equal a great ensemble for a lunch date or business meeting.

To check out more Classic Man outfits and other style personalities, visit our new Shop By Personality page!

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One Piece, Four Ways: The White Button-down Shirt

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 The white button-down shirt:  Original Penguin Oxford’s Straight Up Shirt 

1. Stacy Adams A-Shirt 2-Pack Tank Tops, Levi’s Guys 541™ Core Cargo Shorts, Converse Jack Purcell® Boat Shoes

2. Perry Ellis Cotton Micro Twill Pant, Allen-Edmonds Pebble Grain Belt, ALDO Brownie oxfords

3.Nautica True Khaki Flat Front Trousers, Sperry Top-Sider Gold ASV Loafers

4.Diesel T-Ink RS Tee, Quiksilver Evol Thoughts Jeans, Creative Recreation Cesario Lo, Goorin Brothers Snare fedora

Today’s One Piece, Four Ways is centered on the classic white button-down shirt. This versatile, timeless staple is a must for every man’s closet, and it’s easy to see why!

We took this Original Penguin button-down and styled it four distinct ways. Pair it with plaid shorts for a relaxed weekend look, or with dress pants for a professional ensemble. Or why not wear it over a cool tee and skinny jeans for a cool, trendy look?

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Zapponian Spotlight: Erin J.

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For this week’s edition of Zapponian Spotlight, we’re getting to know a little bit about Erin J. from the Visual Design team in Zappos Development, Inc.

This native New Yorker is a true East Coast girl at heart. She’s obsessed with tea (she’s hardly ever without a cup in her hand), pepperoni, scrapbooking, softball and horror flicks.

Read on to learn more about Erin:

Pick 3 words to describe your personal style.

E: Free spirit, Traveler, and Creative

Who is your favorite musician or band.

E: I would say Less Than Jake, Bouncing Souls, RX Bandits and other bands of that genre. I like any punk/ska band that’s been around for about 15-20 years.

Name 3 things you never leave home without.

E: An abundance of tea, my wallet, and myself!

If you could have dinner with one famous person, who would it be?

E: Some famous histortorian with a background in Egyptian or Roman history. I would love to talk shop. I blame my dad for my love of history.

What’s the weirdest thing to ever happen to you?

E: When I was about 16, I was in the London airport gift shop waiting for my plane. Out of nowhere, some random guy came up to me and asked if I was from NY. When I said yes, he turned to his buddy and said, "Told you so". He had bet his friend a beer I was from NY. I thought it was funny. 

What’s your favorite part about working at Zappos HQ?

E:  Whenever I get to work and I’m talking to a friend on the phone, I always say, "I’m on campus so I’ll have to let you go". So to me, it feels like I’m going to college every day for an 8-hour class.

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Win a Trip to New York Fashion Week!

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Have you ever dreamed of rubbing elbows with the most stylish influencers during New York Fashion Week? How about attending a fabulous fashion show alongside the hottest celebs?

Enter the Zappos Couture Fashion Show Sweepstakes for a chance to win two tickets for the Tibi, Rachel Roy and Badgley Mischka fashion shows during NYC Fashion Week!

Airfare, hotel and a $1,000 giftcard for couture.zappos.com are all included to make your wildest fashion dreams come true! The contest runs until August 20th.

Click HERE for more details and to enter. Good luck fashionistas!

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Fresh Picks: High-Top Sneakers

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We thought we’d give the boys some love in today’s edition of Fresh Picks with some of the coolest high-tops around. High-top sneakers are a great way to transition into fall and back-to-school season. Paired with skinny or straight-leg jeans, this old school-meets-new school style is eternally cool.

Check out some of our current favorites:

1. Clae Russel: Simple yet understated, these comfortable sneakers will have you feeling so fly. 

2. Gourmet Sedici C: The clean design lends a modern look to these cool sneakers.

3. DC Village Hi: This is a great minimalist approach to the classic high-top.

4. PF Flyers Center Hi-Tailored: These retro-inspired sneakers are a true classic in every way.

5. Creative Recreation Cesario XVI: A nice dose of Euro style gives these sneakers a modern-meets-classic look.

6.  Supra Vaider: The sleek urban design makes these perfect for the city dweller who appreciates great style.



 

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Style Personality of the Day: Mom on the Go

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Jones New York Sport Scoop Neck Burnout Tank, Jag Jeans Shawnie Bermuda shorts, Earthies Ball wedges, Fossil Grayson Bucket tote

From soccer practice, to lunch dates, to dance rehearsals, the mom on the go is the ultimate multi-tasker. Her time is precious and her busy life demands liveable, comfortable style.

Our stylists have put together this easy, mommy-approved ensemble with her lifestyle in mind. A breezy tank top, versatile Bermuda shorts, walkable wedges and a carry-all tote all equal superb all-day style for the busy mom.

To discover even more mom-friendly outfits and other style personalities, check out our new Shop by Personality page!

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Tony Hsieh on the Colbert Report

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Did you catch our very own CEO Tony Hsieh on the Colbert Report last night? Tony chatted with Stephen Colbert about everything from Zappos Culture, the Zappos Core Values, and one of Tony’s favorite topics: happiness.

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One Piece, Four Ways: The White Cardigan

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The cardigan:  Free People Moonlight Creek Cardigan

1. Alternative Apparel Eco Heather Racer Tank,7 For All Mankind Bellbottom Jeans,Michael Antonio Cane wedge booties, Big Buddha Cozumel hobo bag, Lucky Brand Caged Stone necklace

2. Bailey 44 Bold Stripe Short Tank, Joe's Jeans Wide Leg Trouser, MICHAEL Michael Kors Belinda Wedge,Fossil Sienna Clutch, GUESS bracelet, Dogeared Jewels Zodiac Necklace

3. BB Dakota Serena Dress,BCBGeneration Jevida heels, BCBGMAXAZRIA Delfine Chain Clutch, GUESS Charm Necklace

4.Splendid Stretch Tank Top,Lucy Love Printed Sadie Skirt, Steve Madden Graanie boots, Roxy slouch socks, Motif 56 Zahara woven belt, Lucky Brand charm necklace

How great is it when you have a piece in your wardrobe that seamlessly works with multiple distinct looks? I love this light open cardigan from Free People just for that reason!  

We took the versatile cardigan and paired it with pieces that make it easily transition from day to night, and work to play. Pair it with jeans and a tank for a casual look, a skirt and boots to get a little funky, or with a sassy dress for a night out. 

What will you pair your open cardigans with this season?

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Team Fundraising Challenge for charity:water: The Home Stretch

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Click on the photo to donate to the Zappos Team Challenge charity:water fund!

You may remember a couple of months back when we featured the amazing employee initiative (led by Zapponians Pua and Rian) to raise money for charity:water. The challenge was to raise $10,000 by our next Zappos Family All Hands meeting this August.

We are so proud and excited to announce that the Zappos Team Challenge well surpassed its $10 K goal last month. Pua and her amazing team decided to take the challenge to another level—to $20,000 by the next All Hands!

Their latest fundraising initiatives were a huge raffle (with prizes from over 30 sponsors) and a pool party called Wet 4 Wells, which took place this weekend.

At the time of this posting, the Zappos Team Challenge is only $700 away from its $20,000 goal!

It’s truly amazing what a few passionate and determined Zapponians ignited to raise so much money and awareness for this great cause.

Click HERE if you would like to contribute to the Zappos Team Challenge charity:water fund! Remember, 100% of all donations go directly to fund clean water projects in developing nations. Every dollar really does make a difference.

To learn more about charity:water and how YOU can start your own fundraising challenge, check out their homepage at charitywater.org.

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Fresh Picks: Mega Platforms

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Although flats and more modest heels are making a big splash in fashion these days, there’s still a special place in our shoe collections (and our hearts) for leg-lengthening platforms!

There are so many head-turning options out there right now; it was hard for us to narrow down to our favorites. But whether you opt for bright statement platforms or a more subtle neutral, you can’t go wrong with the platform’s abundantly sexy style.

Here are some of our current height-amplifying favorites:

1.Fergie Beenie: These sassy and strappy platforms are thoroughly flirty for day or night.

2. Sam Edelman Niland: When it comes to strutting your stuff at that next party, look no further than these amazingly svelte pumps.

3. Jessica Simpson Maris: The subdued grey or black hue balances the modern shape and tall platform wedges.

4. ALDO Calcagni: The streamlined silhouette tones down the boldness of these sleek platform wedges.

5. Steve Madden Shazzam: Leopard print isn’t going anywhere this season, and these stunningly bold platforms embrace it in a big way.

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LRG Fall 2011 Takes it to San Francisco

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The LRG Fall 2011 collection gets much of its style inspiration from the eclectic streets of San Francisco. The city by the bay even served as backdrop for LRG’s latest photoshoot and Fall 2011 lookbook video.

The video features musicians Mayer Hawthorne and Bilal, as well as LRG snow team rider Chris Grenier and skate team riders  Tom Asta, Felipe Gustavo, Karl Watson and Jackson Curtain.

LRG Fall 2011 from LRG on Vimeo.

Check out all the new LRG styles on Zappos.com!

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Style Personality of the Day: Casualist

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Vineyard Vines Islander Plaid Shirt, Calvin Klein X Cotton Crew Neck Tee (underneath), Tommy Bahama Denim Standard Straight Leg Hunter Jeans,Clarks Desert Boot, Fossil Jetty belt

He’s laid back and he prefers the effortless approach to style. The Casualist is what we call the man who enjoys the slower pace of life, whether it be a day on the boat or that seaside vacation with the family.

This easy casual ensemble says relaxed and leisurely without sacrificing classic style. From the summer plaid button-down shirt, to the classic jeans and desert boots, this look is the epitome of the perfect casual look.

Discover more looks based on specific style personalities! Visit our Shop by Personality page today.

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Break Your Workout Rut!

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Get Movin'.
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We’re deep into pool and beach season, and working out tends to jump up on our priority list during the summertime. But sometimes, we all fall into a workout rut, doing the same boring routine day after day.

Studies have shown that varying your workouts (in reps, intensity, weights and type) will yield faster and better results overtime. Whether it’s taking your workouts outside the gym, or taking that hot new fitness class you’ve been hearing about, keeping yourself constantly challenged is the key to noticeable results as well as beating the workout doldrums.

Getting cute new workout outfits can also do wonders in renewing your enthusiasm towards your workout routine. Wear a fresh and cute gym ensemble to that new barre class or that fun Zumba® class with your girlfriends! The key is to have fun and continually challenge your mind and body.

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Fresh Picks: Eco-Friendly Vacation Style

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Traveling demands a certain level of comfort, but what if you could also incorporate earth-friendly style into your summer travels?

There are more and more companies out there that are putting a bigger effort into creating earth-friendly products. It’s more than just a fleeting trend; it’s definitely here to stay.

Check out some of our favorite travel-friendly pieces below:

1. Prana Phebe Top: This soft, pretty organic cotton top is every bit as comfy as your favorite tee.

2. Alternative Apparel Eco-Heather Long Pants: These are perfect for lounging or long plane rides.

3. Sprout Watches: Their cool watches are 80-86% eco-friendly, not to mention, they make a great style statement.

4. Keen Brooklyn II Travel Bag: Carry your travel essentials in this utilitarian crossbody bag made with recycled materials.

5. Horny Toad Rosalinda Dress : We love this super versatile and comfy dress for both day and night.

6. Naya Makani wedge sandals (not shown above): You won’t believe how comfy these versatile eco-friendly sandals are.