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New Brand Spotlight: Super Eyewear

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SUPER, by RETROSUPERFUTURE®, ignited the phenomenon of acetate sunglasses. They are made in multiple color gradiations, which has generated a big trend starting in 2007. Super is the first brand to produce a complete range of fashion sunglasses combining these characteristics together with a very high quality manufacturing process.

SUPER sunglasses are made to the highest possible standards, hand made in Italy by the best manufacturers and with the best materials. For this reason, SUPER also decided to adopt ZEISS lenses, which guarantee an extremely high level of protection to the eyes in all conditions.

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Sole Technology Unveils New Earth-Friendly HQ!

Here at Zappos, we’ve been making daily strides to become a more eco-conscious company as we get ready for the big move to our new Downtown Las Vegas headquarters this fall. So when we see other companies make real efforts towards becoming more sustainable, we naturally take notice!

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Recently, Sole Technology, manufacturers of three of our Rideshop brands, etnies, Emerica and thirtytwo, made a huge leap for its commitment to the environment by unveiling their new eco-friendly European headquarters building in Amsterdam. Sole Technology believes that this new sustainably-designed building will make a dramatic impact in lightening the company’s overall carbon footprint.

The company is definitely committed to accomplish their goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2020. Sole Technology’s founder and owner Pierre-Andre Senizergues’ passion for the environment is the main force behind the company’s sustainability initiatives and guided the criteria for the design of the building.

Because of all their efforts, the new Sole Technology building’s energy consumption is said to be up to 60% less than that of comparable buildings! Now that’s a change we can get behind.

Way to go Sole Technology!

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Gifts for Coffee & Tea Lovers

For a lot of us, the day doesn’t officially start until that first cup of brew. There’s just something about the aroma, the ritual, the caffeinated jolt that gets us going even on a sleepy Tuesday morning!

So, in honor of our beloved beverages, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gifts for the coffee and tea connoisseur in your life (even if it happens to be you!). Who needs the coffee shop when you can be your own barista right in your kitchen?

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1. DeLonghi Nespresso Capsule Espresso/Capuccino Machine, 2. Keurig MINI Plus Brewing System, 3. Le Creuset Whistling Kettle, 4. Krups XP2280 Programmable Precise Tamp Combination Coffee Maker, 5. KitchenAid Four-cup Personal Coffee Maker, 6. Breville You Brew Coffee Maker

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New Brand Spotlight: J. Fold

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Get off the road to ruin! Take the first exit to extraordinary and give your image a tune-up carrying the suped-up style of a colorfully captivating J. Fold wallet or bag! Step on the accelerator and race into a fine-tuned world of brilliant billfolds, bifolds, wallets, card carriers and bags that will give your personality power!

You don't need credit to cash in on this year's models. J. Fold has mastered the mechanics of memorable looks for any customer in need of stylish speed! Shift gears to glory and prepare for the adventurous thrills of J. Fold!

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New Brand Spotlight: Tail Activewear

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For more than 40 years, Tail Activewear® has built its foundation on bringing comfort, fashion and great fit to women's apparel. Tail takes pride in providing the latest in fashionable, easy-to-wear styling, along with performance fabrications, comfortable fit and exceptional quality.

Tail’s designs are refined yet sporty without sacrificing attention to detail. They utilize beautiful, contemporary colors as well as sophisticated prints to capture the essence of of timeless style. With an unrelenting approach to comfort and fit, the Tail brand fits more than just the athletic body type.

They care about making everyone feel great in the product and that size consistency can be found across all product lines. Tail carefully selects fabrics that only meet technical performance and easy care specifications. Great fabrics elevate comfort and Tail works with leading mills to design materials that feel fantastic while helping you look great and perform at your peak.

Give Tail a try and find out why so many women have become fans for life.

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6 Bold Lip Colors to Try NOW

One of the easiest and most impactful ways to make a beauty statement is with a bold lip. This trend has been going strong for quite some time, and no matter what your skintone, there’s a vibrant lip color out there for you!

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1. Lola UltraDrench Lipstick in Ambrosia, 2. theBalm Lipstick in Mia Moore, 3. LORAC Breakthrough Performance Lipstick in Icon, 4. Cargo Lip Gloss in Rio, 5. Deborah Lippmann Lipstick in Call Me Maybe, 6. Stila Long Wear Liquid Lip Color in Caprice

This fall/winter, vampy plums and burgundies were seen all over the red carpet and beyond. As we transition into spring, corals, magentas and fuschias are definitely making a splash.

When wearing a bold lip color, remember the following tips:

1) Keep the rest of your makeup to a minimal, you want the lips to be the focus.

2) A little bit of prep goes a long way. Line your lips with clear lip liner to keep the colors from feathering. A lip primer is also a great tool for locking in your lip color.

3) Exfoliate and moisturize your lips prior to application to avoid unsightly streaks and dry patches.

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New Brand Spotlight: taos Footwear

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There may be a place for high fashion with delicate, strappy shoes with stiletto heels, but it's only for a few hours at a cocktail party or an art opening. How often do you dress like that? A few times a year...maybe? täos Footwear is for the rest of your life!

Every shoe that täos Footwear makes offers lots of T.L.C. and with their signature Curves & Pods™ footbed for tons of splendid support and comfort.

With shoes and sandals this comfy, you'll never want to take them off!


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New Brand Spotlight: MINKPINK

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MINKPINK was launched in Australia back in 2005 when founder and designer Rachel Evans decided that girls with a true eye for fashion were being short changed. It seemed unfair to her that only girls with loads of money could afford well-designed clothing. So MINKPINK was born to give fashion girls inspiring and original collections to supplement their own individual style.

MINKPINK’s designs are inspired by both vintage fashion as well as current trends. The result is a fun and slightly quirky clothing line that devoted MINKPINK fans can’t get enough of. As they say, “For the love of MINKPINK!”

Check out their Swim 2013 campaign video below. It’s definitely getting us in the mood for pool season!

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Fresh Picks: Structured Satchels

Although we’ve yet to come across a handbag silhouette we didn’t like, there’s just something about the sophisticated feel of a structured satchel that keeps us coming back season after season.

There’s literally a satchel (or a few) out there for every occasion, whether it’s work or weekend, day or night. No matter what size, color or shape you opt for, one thing is for sure: the versatile satchel is here to stay!

Below are just a handful of our latest picks just in time to ease you in to your early spring wardrobe.

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1. Rebecca Minkoff Blake, 2. BCBGMAXAZRIA Python Duffel, 3. Fossil Marlow Flap, 4. Dooney & Bourke, 5. MICHAEL Michael Kors Fulton Large Top-Zip Satchel, 6. LAUREN Ralph Lauren Chandler Triple Compartment Satchel

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Special Delivery to Habitat for Humanity

Zappos saved tons of building materials and assets during the renovation of the old city hall building to donate to Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas. 125 fluorescent light fixtures, 85 sinks, 60 solid doors, 50 toilets, 20 water fountains, and much, much more will now go toward renovating homes in Las Vegas. Our awesome construction crew at Penta Building Group carefully removed the fixtures and assets so that they could be reused.

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Randy Corwin, Area Field Manager for Penta, said, “I’m proud of our entire team. From the start, we were focused and committed to reach our waste diversion goals. The donation by Zappos helped us exceed these goals. And the best part is, ‘It’s the right thing to do.’”

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Habitat for Humanity’s crews spent three days loading box trucks full of the assets. Tracy Gray, Donations Relations Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas, said, “Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas is very happy to receive these materials. This donation fits in perfectly with our ReStore motto “ReUse, ReCycle, ReNew, ReBuild.” 

Our Zappos development team is thrilled that these assets will be used in upcoming renovation projects, and others will be sold to support Habitat for Humanity’s mission to provide affordable, sustainable housing in Las Vegas.

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New Brand Spotlight: KUT from the Kloth

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Born and bred in Los Angeles, California, KUT from the Kloth® creates denim and sportswear for today's contemporary woman. Always paying careful attention to fit and details, KUT creates fashion that is trend-right, so women can look and feel their best wherever life takes them.

Check out KUT from the Kloth on!


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Tips & Picks for Game Day Entertaining

As the dust from the playoffs start to settle, and the last two teams standing face each other for the big game, football fans across the country congregate to enjoy the competition, food, friends and of course, those awesome commercials!

If you’re planning on hosting a game day party to root for your favorite team (or just enjoy this last hurrah of the season if your team didn’t make the cut!), here are a few tips to get you prepared along with some of our top picks for football fun at home:

It’s all about atmosphere. Make your home more festive than any bar in town by incorporating team colors—napkins, paper plates, serving bowls, pennants, balloons… It IS a party after all! Try having a football ready to toss around between guests during halftime. It’ll get everyone in the touchdown spirit!

Snacks, snacks, and more snacks! Chips and dip are a great game-day go to. Since this IS the biggest game of the year, why not elevate your selection of dips by whipping up something special in a slow cooker? Mom’s chilli anyone?

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Tailgate favorites are always a hit. An at-home football party calls for BBQ classics, wings and ribs! They keep hungry guests happy…even if their team is on the losing end. Set up a buffet-style table with a heated server, some colorful serving plates and some stick-to-your ribs recipes.  

Cheer on your team with a selection of beverages. Beer and soda are the obvious must-haves for football parties, but make sure you offer lots of cold water, too! If you really want to impress your guests, bring the bar home by serving a traditional foam-topped beer from your personal beer draught tap!

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New Brand Spotlight: Santoni

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Every Santoni shoe is crafted in the tradition of the finest Italian artisans who carefully select and color the best hand-picked leather and skins. Each design is meticulously developed meeting demanding standards of aesthetics, style, comfort, and sophistication.

Always colored and burnished by hand, artisans craft tones inspired by the nuances of nature from warm desert sands to the richest browns. Constructed using washed calf leather, whitened through a natural tanning process and Nubuck leathers that are made sumptuous and smooth without chemicals.

Every creation, from classic to relaxed, and the sporty club style represents authentic Italian craftsmanship and the Santoni tradition.