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Stylist Spotlight: Amanda B.

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To showcase our talented and creative stylist team, we’ve decided to do a weekly Stylist Spotlight. This week’s stylist is Amanda B. Check out her classic take on style in these two super-wearable outfits she created just for Stylist Spotlight!

We asked Amanda a couple of questions to get to know more about her and her personal style:

What do you do at Zappos?

 I am a Junior Stylist, which means that I can be found doing a little bit of everything.  No day is ever the same; I could be doing anything from pulling the product off the shelves, steaming clothes, or styling.  It always makes for a fun and interesting work day!

What are a couple of fun facts about yourself? 

I have lived in 3 countries, I love to sew, and I always dress my pug up for Halloween.

Describe your personal style:

I like to keep my closet stocked with classic pieces and then add in some trendy accessories or quirky vintage jewelry

What was your last Zappos purchase, or what is your dream purchase?:

I splurged on myself and bought a pair of Frye Paige Tall Riding boot for the fall! 

What are your top 4 favorite brands at
 Frye, Lucky Brand, Splendid and Levi’s.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Jet Setter

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Racking up those frequent flier miles comes naturally to the jet setter. Give them gifts that will come in handy on all those red-eye flights, layovers, and weekend getaways!

1. Knomo Bloomsbury Serra Wheeled Brief: This chic little travel bag is perfect for work trips. It holds a laptop and multiple files to keep the busy professional organized.

2. The Sak Artist Circle Small Hanging Travel Cosmetic Case: We love how this perfectly organized case hangs neatly over the doorknob, saving counter space in those cramped hotel bathrooms.

3. Pacsafe CitySafe™ 200 Travel Handbag: An essential for international travel, this roomy crossbody bag features tamper-proof technology for peace of mind while sightseeing.

4. LeSportsac Large Weekender in I Heart Peace: Great for roadtrips or short weekend jaunts, this lightweight duffel is a traveler’s best friend.

5. Kipling U.S.A. Alcatraz II Backpack: This rolling backpack holds their laptop and other travel essentials in a lightweight package.

6. Diesel DZ7125 Multi-Dial Chronograph Watch: We love how this keeps four time zones right at your wrist! Perfect for the globe trekker who has a permanent case of jet lag.

7. StriVectin Ageless Blockbuster Kit: Take anti aging to the skies with this amazing skincare travel kit.

8. T3 Featherweight Journey Blow Dryer: Not only does this lightweight blow drier fold up for easy stow away, it also dries hair faster than the average drier—all while adding shine and sealing in moisture to each strand. Perfection!

9. Corso Como Festive Folding Flats: These lightweight and super flexible flats are perfect to pack in the travel bag to give tired, weary feet a break from heels.

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Globe Marcos Ambrose Signature Encore

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Globe puts the pedal to the metal with a limited edition Globe Encore. This special collaboration between Globe and NASCAR® racer Marcos “Devil Racer” Ambrose makes the perfect gift for the racing fan in your gift list. Pick it up before it speeds away.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Watches

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Want to give a gift that’s both practical and stylish? Watches are a favorite for good reason; they’re easy to give, and even better to receive. Check out a few of our current favorites!


1. Fossil Dean Chronograph Watch: This cool monochrome watch is one handsome everyday option.

2. Diesel DZ7164 Digital: Perfect for the modern, stylish guy, this watch lends a bold and futuristic look.

3. Kenneth Cole New York See-Through Dial Watch: The clear dial lets you take a peek at this handsome watch’s inner workings.

4. Citizen Watches Eco Drive Classic Silver Watch: This timeless watch never needs a battery, making it the perfect everyday piece for the busy man.

5. Tommy Bahama Relax Champions Watch: We love the relaxed island-inspired style of this casual watch.

6. Fossil Gunmetal Watch: The sleek silver/grey hue makes this perfect for the office and the weekend.


7. Nine West Square Face Watch: The simple and chic design makes this a great watch option for work and weekend.

8. Bulova Ladies Essential Watch: We love the classic style of this timeless watch. It goes with literally everything.

9. Citizen Watches Eco Drive Stretch Band Watch: This never needs a battery and never goes out of style.

10. GUESS G Logo Leopard Watch: This stylish watch is perfect for the fashion plate in your gift list.

11. Toywatch USA Ceramica Watch: Done in pristine winter white, this fabulous watch is guaranteed to get plenty of accolades.

12. Fossil Stella Watch: Rose gold is such a refreshing update to this glitzy and wearable watch.

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Music Wednesday: Hank M.

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What are your top five albums of all time and why?

H: Faded Grey "A Quiet Time for Desperation"- Local Las Vegas Legends, this record represents a specific period of my life that I will always look back on with fondness.

Turbonegro "Apocalypse Dudes"- I believe this to be one of the greatest rock and roll records of my generation. Also, one of the tightest live bands I've ever seen.

Minor Threat "Discography"- A record I picked up in high school, and to this day it's still fierce and intense as I remember it.

The Murder City Devils "Empty Bottles, Broken Hearts"- When they were touring on this record I drove 8 hours to Salt lake City to see them.

The Observers- "So What's Left Now"- A few years ago I tried to set up a show with these dudes with the help of a friend. Due to a breakdown in communication I got the dates wrong and dudes showed up to my house and me saying "Sorry, I screwed up. I don't have a show for you". Luckily, they were bunch of sweet guys and we just ended up walking down the strip. I still have a friendly acquaintance with some of the members to this day.

What new artist(s) are you currently excited about?

H: The Wax Idols- I've been playing their "No Future" LP non stop!

What is your favorite venue to see shows at in Las Vegas and who are your favorite local artists?

H: I really like the set up at the Artifice. Also, Yayo Tacos is pretty rad! Favorite local bands: Candy Warpop, Pigasus, The Dirty Somethings. 

What was the last song/artist you listened to(be honest)?

H: Jay Reatard –“I Know a Place”

How has music impacted your relationship with employees at Zappos?

H: It's been a great way to find common ground and build new relationships.

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Now Available: ZN Issue 1

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The very first issue of ZN, our monthly digital style magazine, is finally available in the iTunes store for free download!

The December issue is all about winter style, holiday gifting, travel and more. You can browse stylists' picks, read articles, get helpful style tips and shop directly on the app.

Check it out today and tell your friends! We’d also love to hear your feedback. You can follow the ZN team on Twitter: @Zappos_Zn

Click HERE to see a short video of ZN in action.

Stay tuned for the next issue in mid January!

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Ugly Holiday Sweater Day

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Today was Ugly Holiday Sweater Day here at Zappos HQ. And if a picture is worth a thousand words, this picture could write a novel. Should we submit this to

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Fresh Picks: Stylish, Comfy Jackets

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Bundling up for the cold doesn’t have to mean boring, shapeless outerwear! We’ve picked out some of our favorites to keep you warm AND stylish all season long.

1. Patagonia Women’s Pelage Jacket: This is so soft and luxurious, you’ll swear it’s real fur.

2. Prana Tori Jacket: Infinitely more flattering than your average sweater, but equally as comfortable!

3. Prana Kari Jacket: Perfect alone or as a layering piece, this hoodie is a great update to your weekend ensemble.

4. Columbia Mighty Lite™ II Jacket: The stunning jewel color lends such a stylish vibe to your weekend outfits.

5. The North Face Avery Fleece Jacket: The belted waist gives you a more defined waist, while the soft fleece keeps you comfy and warm.

6. NAU Urbane Jacket: We love the modern, asymmetrical button placket of this chic everyday jacket.

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Holiday Gift Ideas: Tech-Savvy

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These days, it seems like everyone is tied at the hip with their favorite tech gadgets. Whether it’s the mp3 player, smart phone, tablet or laptop, these handy devices make life easier, more entertaining and make waiting in long lines more bearable. We thought it was only fitting to feature some of our favorite tech-savvy gifts for all their favorite tech toys.

1. Dakine Mission Photo 25L Camera Pack (Set)Perfect for the photography enthusiast, this pack is like having your own mobile studio right on your back.

2. Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones: These headphones sure come in handy in a noisy plane or when they need to get in the zone at their desk.

3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Stardust Logo iPhone® 4G Case: The true Marc fan will love showing off this thoroughly cute case.

4. Knomo Bayswater Nylon Revello Tote: A chic bag that keeps their laptop and everyday essentials in one place. Who wouldn’t love that?

5. Nine West Glitteratzzi Small Disco Crossbody: Perfect for the party girl, this fun, compact evening bag holds her phone, ID and cash while she hits the dance floor!

6. Lodis Accessories Cirque Molly Tab E-Reader Case: The modern book worm will adore this stylish animal-print case.

7. Echo Design Cheetah Echo Touch Gloves: Texting and browsing in the cold is no problem with these ingenious gloves.

8. Nuo Tech Molded Sleeve for Kindle® Fire: This lightweight and durable keeps their favorite new toy nice and protected.

9. Rebecca Minkoff Touch & Go iPad® Case: We love this chic iPad case for the stylish techie.

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Day One of the 12 Days of Zappos Contest

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I am so excited for the first day of “12 Days of Zappos”! You can enter to win up to THREE items from EVERY DAY from now until December 23rd!

It’s simple. Just follow me on Twitter (@ZapposStyle) and tweet using #12daysofzappos. The more tweets we get, the more goodies we unlock for a chance to win up to three fabulous gifts from Zappos! It’s like a party—the more, the merrier! A lucky winner will be announced at 9 AM PST every day during the 12 days. Good luck!

P.S:  If you’d like to ask me your style-related questions, you can tweet me @ZapposStyle! Be sure to use #12daysofzappos for your chance to win!

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Ecco Presents: "A Time Upon" Winter 2011

I’ve always been a believer that style and comfort can coexist. ECCO’s  Dress Casual Collection proves that classic, modern design never goes out of style.

Speaking of style, here are some of my tried-and-true tips to pull off a great cold weather look:

  1. Skinny jeans or straight leg jeans work best for tucking into ankle and knee-high boots.
  2. Try adding splashes of bright color into your ensemble with scarves, gloves and hats.
  3. Layering is the key to stay comfy without having to deal with bulky winter jackets
  4. When picking out a winter coat or jacket, make sure it’s not too big or it can make you look shapeless. However, make sure it’s roomy enough to accommodate layers.
  5. Look for puffy jackets with more feminine cuts or ones that belt at the waist to give your shape more definition.
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Fun & Quirky Gifts

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For the people on your gift list who appreciate a dose of whimsy and quirkiness, any old gift just won’t do! Step up to the challenge with gifts that double as conversation pieces.

1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Miss Marc Packables Shopper: This utilitarian yet quirky tote is perfect for school or shopping.

2. Rebecca Minkoff "Work Hard Play Hard" Coin Purse: She’ll love toting this fun coin purse around on those nights out.

3. Betsey Johnson Furry Fun Leg Warmer: Perfect for the party girl on your list!

4. Neff Critter Koala Beanie: Cute AND keeps your ears warm? What’s not to love?

5. Neff Animal Headphones: His tunes will sound even sweeter blasting from these eye-catching headphones.

6. Rebecca Minkoff Best Friends iPhone® Case: This makes a great gift for your iPhone-loving BFF!

7. Fossil Key-Per Tote: Boring is for the birds! Give them this delightful tote bag instead.

8. Stance Artist Series 1-Pair Pack: Part of their Artist Series, these socks are a form of self expression in and of themselves.

9. Life is Good Gone Fishing Sleep Pants: He’ll be dreaming of the perfect fishing trips with these comfy PJs.

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Gifts for the Host and Hostess

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Whether it’s entertaining for the holidays or just a small “just because” gathering of friends, the host and hostess definitely deserve a round of cheers. Show them your appreciation with gifts that will make those home gatherings even more special.

1. Riedel “O” Single Decanter: This artfully handmade decanter is perfectly proportioned to hold a single bottle of wine.

2. Highbury Encore Wine Goblet Set: Make it a special toast with these lovely handmade goblets.

3. Highbury “Bistro de Paris” Dinner Plate Set: These Parisian-chic plates are perfect for all those lunch gatherings.

4. Le Creuset Whistling Kettle: After-dinner tea will be even better with these classic kettles.

5. Vera Bradley Cocktail Party Napkins: These colorful fabric napkins come in a variety of distinctive prints. They liven up any plate setting!

6. Home Source International Supima® Cotton 6-Piece Towel Set: They’ll love how soft and durable these towels are!

7. MOR Cosmetics Emporium Candles: We love the 24K gold stamped design and ready-to-give packaging just as much as the lovely scent of this candle.

8. Vera Bradley Ornament Trio: Beautifully packaged in a matching display case, these ornate ornaments will make their tree shine with style.

9. MOR Cosmetics Essentially Yours Gift Set: This pampering duo is perfect to fancy up the guest bathroom.

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Zappos vs. Amazon: 5th Annual Tech Donut Eating Contest!

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Yesterday, our tech team hosted one of the "sweetest" (sometimes stomach-churning) traditions at Zappos--the Tech Donut Eating Contest. We faced off against in an all-out donut war. Unfortunately, Amazon won. The winner ate a whopping 24 donuts in just 20 minutes!

Fortunately, nobody got sick, although some looked close to it...

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Dad

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What would we do without good ol’ dad? He wears many hats: the go-to guy for life advice, the fixer of all things broken, driving teacher, coach, and best bud. Why not spoil him a little this holiday season with a cool gift that he’ll get plenty of use out of. After all, dad is all about being “Mr. Practical”, right?

1. Columbia Lucky Find II Softshell Jacket: This abundantly functional jacket is destined to become his favorite piece to throw on over everything.

2. Vince Oversized Cable Sweater: Made of fine wool, this classic cable knit sweater will be stylish for ages to come.

3. Callaway Hyperlite 3.5 Stand Bag: Give him the gift of a classic golf essential.

4. Knomo Brompton-Kobe Soft Messenger: This handsomely simple messenger bag will hold his laptop and work files without ever skimping on style.

5. Lacoste Chronograph Watch: He will love the sleek, modern design on this sporty timepiece.

6. Sperry Top-Sider Liberty Loafer Penny: For work or weekend, these classic penny loafers are as timeless as they come.

7. All-Clad Stainless Steel Barbque Set in Case: Get the self-proclaimed “Master of the Grill” a gift he’ll proudly use again and again.

8. Bodum Kenya French Press Coffee Maker & Travel Press Set: Whether it’s at home or on to go, this handy set will brew up dad’s favorite cup of joe in a jiffy!

9. Lab Series Deluxe Shave Set: Even dad could use a little pampering now and then! Give him the gift of the best shave ever with this awesome starter kit.