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New Brand Spotlight: Philipp Plein

Break the rules and strive beyond the standard with PHILIPP PLEIN™.
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Founded in Munich, Germany in 1998, PHILIPP PLEIN™ provides unique creations reserved for those who choose the extraordinary things in life. With outrageously original, often provocative, and always luxurious collections, PHILIPP PLEIN™ pays tribute to passionate individualists who strive to transform their inner desires into reality and to make their dreams come true.

Incorporating young rock and roll style with unsurpassed levels of impeccable quality, PHILIPP PLEIN™ breaks rules and barriers, doing the unexpected and shaking people out of their complacence, while never ignoring the main objective of having fun and enjoying life. The unusual and meticulous use of fine materials combined with original, sometimes subculture details, make every piece truly unique.

Embraced and lauded by celebrities and fashion icons alike, PHILIPP PLEIN™ has moved to the forefront of contemporary fashion brands. With unique, wild, and often unpredictable fashion shows and receptions, the brand further cements its cutting-edge style and popularity.

Today, the PHILIPP PLEIN™ brand includes apparel and footwear lines, which interpret a new contemporary and cosmopolitan lifestyle. Perfection in every detail, along with a playful and irreverent spirit, is the principal element of a new luxury and a new elegance.

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Inspired By: Easy Breezy

As the temperatures rise, so does our need for effortlessly stylish outfits that keep us cool without all the fuss. Today’s street style inspiration achieves just that. This breezy look not only receives high notes on style, it’s equally as comfy for those warm summer days.

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1. LAmade Open Henley Tee

2. Steve Madden Crossbody Drawstring Bag

3. MINKPINK "Ranch Fiesta" Jogger Pant

4. ALDO "Eowowia" Wedges

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Fun Summer Bags

Whether it’s the beach or brunch, the right bag really does complete any summer ensemble. This is the season to have fun with your bags through bold punches of color, cute prints—or both! Find your perfect summer bags and watch the rest of your warm-weather wardrobe come alive!

Below are some of our recent favorites:

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1. Jonathan Adler "Animal Duchess" Medium Tote

2. KAVU "Kicker" Crossbody Bag

3. Volcom "Sunday Funday" Drawstring Bag

4. Vera Bradley Straw Bucket Tote

5. Fjällräven "Kanken" Backpack

6. Life is good "Flower Dockside" Tote

Goodbye Job Postings!

Dear Job Postings,
 
It’s not you; it’s me. From newspaper ads, Monster, CareerBuilder, Craigslist and Indeed, you’re all a company has ever really needed. You’ve been there through thick and thin and you’ve kept my recruiting team very, VERY busy. Unfortunately, I need something more. You’ve given us thousands of impersonal, transactional and cold introductions.  Studies show that recruiters spend 5-7 seconds on a resume. That’s hardly an introduction. It’s barely even a handshake!
 
Full disclosure, and this is going to hurt, I went behind your back and am trying to make Zappos more transparent and accessible. We’ve created an @InsideZappos twitter account, a Facebook page and our recruiters are blogging. Crazy, I know! We also just launched our new careers page showcasing our departments and the living, breathing humans who work in those departments. Lastly, and you might want to sit down for this one. Instead of posting jobs, we are simply asking people to find a department they are interested in and make an introduction. By introducing themselves, people get to become a Zappos Insider and can actually… you know… talk to us.
 
Insiders have unique access to content, updates, tweetchats, online hangouts and back-and-forth discussions with recruiters and hiring teams. Insiders will also be the first people we’ll consider when there are new openings. Becoming an Insider is that first step in a long-term relationship. It’s not a short-sighted affair which is what we’ve been having.
 
I realize this must hurt. If it makes you feel any better, you can still head over to anyone else’s career site and scrape some job descriptions. It’s what you’ve been doing for years and years. But for me, working for a company is a two-way relationship and you don’t get that. I need more. And that’s the reason I’m breaking up with you.
 
Mike Bailen
 
Zappos Senior HR Manager |  Twitter @BailenOut

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Fresh Picks: Work it Out

No matter how you choose to work up a sweat and burn off those calories, one thing makes those workouts a little bit more appealing—the recent crop of cute workout clothes that goes beyond the gym and yoga studio! 

We love the whole “workout gear as everyday wear” trend not only for its comfy mobility but also for that little added motivational boost it gives us to carve out time every day to get the heart pumpin’---while looking fabulous, of course!

Check out a few of our favorite stylish gym-and-beyond pieces below:

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1. ALO "Cinder" Longsleeve Top

2. New Balance Classics WL501 in New Purple

3. Trina Turk Mid-Length Leggings

4. ALO "Goddess" Ribbed Leggings

5. C&C California Shape Loose Cropped Tee

6. C&C California Printed "Velocity" Tight

7. Nike Dri-FITPro Pool Capri

8. Hurley Dri-FITMesh Bra

9. Nike Dri-FITPro Pool Bra Top

10. Moving Comfort "Hot Shot" Bra

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New Brand Spotlight: Brahmin

Brahmin, Brahmin bags, Brahmin handbags, fashion handbags, new brand spotlightThe life of Brahmin started in 1982, from co-founders Bill and Joan Martin who had a dream to start a line of bags that focused on craftsmanship and classic style. Through the years it has remained a family owned and operated business based in Fairhaven Massachusetts.

Global inspiration and the finest materials marry to bring the most eloquent Brahmin bags into being. Every Brahmin bag takes two dozen artisans over 100 steps to complete. The meticulous focus down to the very last detail assures pure quality.

For the phenomenal, modern woman who wants both style and class in their handbag, Brahmin is redefining timeless style with every hobo, satchel, tote, crossbody, business bag, and travel bag.

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1. Brahmin Melbourne Ady

2. Brahmin Melbourne Mini Asher

3. Brahmin Basic SCB

Brahmin bags showcase stunning bold textures and designs from Melbourne croco, vintage embossed leathers, snake, lizard and patterned fabrics, to smooth supple leathers. Every bag is on trend but has no expiration date. The woman that carries a Brahmin will look back years from now and have no regrets.

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On Our Favorites: Surf Vibes

Our 'My Favorites' list is always brimming with so much awesomeness; we just have to share some of it with you!

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Obey “Summer Gothic” TankYou’ll dream of an eternal summer when you slip into the retro surf vibe of this lightweight layering piece.

 

BCBGeneration “Glamping” BraceletAdd this woven bracelet to your existing arm party, pronto!

 

ALDO “Archi” Slip-On SneakersWe love the simple and versatile style of these easy-to-wear summer kicks.

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Summer 2014 Video Lookbook

Things are heating up, particularly when it comes to the must-have trends of the season! Our amazing Trends team has pulled together a few looks to kickstart your summer the right way:

Shop the Summer Lookbook HERE.

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The Art of Style, How To: Men's Spring-to-Summer Transition

Fellas, get ready to finally shed those heavy winter clothes into some springy layers that transition seamlessly into the warm summer months. In the how-to video below, we break down some key wardrobe updates to pull off the transition easily and with effortless style.

Shop the items featured above by clicking directly on them! Pretty cool, huh?

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Inspired By: Moto Boho

One of our go-to ways to add a dose of edge and tough-girl chic to a girly outfit is with a black moto jacket. It’s so easy to pull off and creates a nice balance between feminine and masculine.

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1. Brixton “Tiller” Hat

2. GUESS Textured Gold Cuff

3. Jack by BB Dakota “Rea” Jacket

4. Free People “Mystical Chemical” Lace Dress

5. French Connection "Harper" Sandals

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The Dansko "Thea" Clogs

A lot of shoe trends tend to put a premium on style while neglecting to factor in comfort. Well, when it comes to the timeless yet totally on-trend clog, there’s no need to sacrifice comfort for style thanks to the darling “Thea” clog by Dansko.

We love this fresh update on the basic clog with the addition of a moisture-wicking cushioned footbed. That’s right! No more having to pass up wooden clogs.

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The Thea comes in a few great colors to wear all year round. Consider your clog prayers answered.  Thanks, Dansko!

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New Brand Spotlight: Volley Australia

Tennis, Tennis shoes, Volley International, Volley Australia, Volley Australia sneakers, Volley Australia tennis shoes,tennis shoes, tennis footwear, tennis sneakers, Volley Sneakers, In 1939 an Australian footwear institution was born when Aussie tennis legend Adrian Quist won the Davis Cup in a pair of borrowed boat shoes. Inspired, he took the shoes back to his job at the Dunlop Rubber factory and went about emulating the boat shoes’ unique ‘herringbone’ grip in a shoe purpose built for tennis. The Volley was born, and became the tennis shoe of choice for a dynasty of Australian tennis champions.

Roll on to 1976 when Mark Edmonson won the Australian Open wearing a pair of Internationals, and Volley sealed a place in history as the great Australian sports shoe. Not only did this occasion put Volley in the history books, it marked a turning point that would see Volley transcend sporting greatness and enter the Australian psyche as a pop culture icon.

Australians all over the country were starting to discover the benefits of this humble homegrown shoe. What was once a sports shoe became ideal for all types of occasions; sports, street, weekend, leisure, even work. Today, Volleys grace the feet of rock legends, supermodels, hipsters, students, hospitality workers and kids alike. Sported by Australians aged from nine to ninety, never before has there been a shoe with such broad ranging appeal. Volley truly is the quintessential Australian icon.

Volley is the sole of Australia.

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Fresh Picks: Lovely & Ladylike

Who says romance is dead? If this current fashion shift towards the unapologetically feminine is any indication, the “girly-girl” in us has nothing to worry about!

Whether it’s a graceful fit-and-flare dress or lovely pastel hues embellished with sweet little details, we’re all for rekindling the romantic femininity of decades past.

Check out a few of our girliest faves:

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1. Jack by BB Dakota “Zedora” Dress

2. Steven “Viienna” Sandals

3. ALDO “Guhtlarie” Crossbody Clutch

4. Free People “Cha Cha” Solid Dress

5. French Connection “Natalia Ottoman” Dress

6. Jack by BB Dakota “Cobie” Dress

7. Betsey Johnson Floral Watch

8. Jack by BB Dakota “Lorissa” Pant

9. ALDO “Longstreet” Clutch