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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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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

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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

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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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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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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Zappos Earns LEED Gold Certification

Hi friends!

The Zappos LEAF team wanted to share with you this very exciting press release that was issued last week! We are so proud to have earned LEED Gold certification for the new Zappos Las Vegas headquarters! A heart felt THANK YOU to all of our consultants, architects, contractors, project managers, and Zappos leaders that made this certification a reality!

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Las Vegas, NV – May 15, 2014 –, Inc., a leading destination in online apparel and footwear sales, is proud to announce that it has been awarded LEED® Gold certification for New Construction and Major Renovation, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is also internationally accepted as the standard for design, construction, and operation of high performance “green” buildings. The LEED system promotes a holistic approach to sustainability by recognizing five areas of human environmental health: sustainable site development, water efficiency, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

Zappos earned LEED Gold for New Construction and Major Renovation by renovating the 300,000 square foot Las Vegas City Hall; a staple of the downtown skyline. The Zappos headquarters relocated from Henderson, Nevada in October 2013 in order to blend Zappos’s unique culture of customer service with that of the urban Las Vegas community, while also considering the environmental impact of Zappos’s presence in the southwest.

The project was awarded points toward LEED Gold certification in the following ways:

  • A 25% reduction in energy use against the baseline consumption
  • Landscape irrigation and domestic water fixture improvements yielding a 57% reduction in water consumption against the baseline consumption
  • More than 20,000 yards of low-emitting, C2C certified Shaw EcoWorx carpeting, which contains 44.4% recycled content
  • A waste management plan during construction that led to over a 75% total waste diversion rate
  • 48 preferred parking spaces for Low Emitting and Fuel Efficient (LEFE) vehicles, as well as four electric car charging stations
  • A lighting power density (LPD) of 0.57 Watts per square foot—nearly half the average office LPD of 1.0 Watt per square foot
  • Allocation of less than 100 square feet per employee, therefore less energy used per square foot per employee (kWh/ ft2/employee)
  • Enhanced Commissioning (Cx) to verify that systems operate according to planned requirements (typically yields 5-16% additional improvements in efficiency)
  • Herman Miller furniture in workspaces and conference rooms comprised of total pre-and post-consumer recycled content ranging between 24 and 67%

In September and October of 2013, Zappos smoothly transitioned 1,500 employees to the newly renovated, 300,000 square foot headquarters over a period of 40 days. Brad Tomm, senior manager of campus operations and sustainability, managed logistics for the move and also spearheaded the campaign for LEED certification with the assistance of The Cadmus Group, a social good consulting firm. “We are excited and humbled to have earned this prestigious certification for our new headquarters. The benefits of building to LEED standards will be enjoyed by our Zappos family, the community, and the environment”, said Tomm.

Check out more awesome news from LEAF on Twitter: @ZapposLEAF and on Instagram: @Zappos_leaf

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Summer Flip Flops

Of all the sandals out there, none is more ubiquitous with summer than the flip flop. Whether you’re into the beach-friendly rubber variety or something fancier with embellishments, stocking up on this summertime classic is always a good idea.

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For Her:

1. Sperry Top-Sider “Calla”

2. Tkees “Lipglosses”

3. Flojos “Celine”


For Him:

1. Havaianas Top Mix Flip Flops

2. O’Neill “Groundswell ‘14”

3. Scott Hawaii “Hokulea”


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New Brand Spotlight: BUKS by Walk Over

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Classic, time-honored styles with a twist! Buks™¸ from the makers of Walk-Over®¸ designs a full collection of footwear for men. With authentic vintage details, from decorative stitching and broguing to hand-burnished leathers, each one of Buks™ by Walk-Over´s iconic bucks, oxfords, wingtips and chukkas are designed with just a nod to historic style.

Modern elements¸ such as rugged outsoles¸ new colorations and streamlined silhouettes complement these heritage details¸ for timeless styles that are fresh¸ modern and relevant today. With a complete collection of looks for day, dress, work and weekend, Buks™ by Walk-Over® is proud to offer this collection of New American Classics.