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Zappos 4th Annual Earth Day Party

On April 20th Zappos hosted its 4th Annual Earth Day Celebration in the plaza of our LEED Gold-certified campus. We had twenty new and returning vendors join the Zappos LEAF Team to create an awesome event highlighting how easy it is to be earth friendly.

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Tons of Zapponians hung out with us, enjoyed the sunshine, and learned about sustainable initiatives. Similar to years past, our metric for success is to teach each Zapponian at least one new eco-friendly habit that makes a real difference. Whether it’s to buy brands that use recycled content in their apparel, or use a reusable shopping bag at the grocery store; every little habit or lifestyle change helps keep the planet a wonderful place to live.

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We had all sorts of educational activities and giveaways for our employees. Back by popular demand was the raffle for two beach cruisers. Employees earned raffle tickets by visiting each of the Earth Day participants. Congratulations to Holly O. and Erik L. for winning the 2015 #ZapposEarthDay beach cruisers!

Special thanks to all of our friends who participated this year and a giant high five to the Zappos Bistro team for grilling corn on the cob. We’ll see you next year!

Thanks to these very special friends who helped make our 4th Annual Earth Day Celebration a success!

KEEN

prAna

Merrell

Klean Kanteen

Whole Foods

BluMarble

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Renu Oil of America

Republic Services

Clean the World

NV Energy

Sierra Club

Vegas Roots

Las Vegas Cyclery

Springs Preserve

Friends of Nevada Wilderness

Zerorez

Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Fat Daddy’s Ice Cream

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Zapponian Spotlight: Francesca S. Shares Her Style Tips

Squinting our way through the bright Las Vegas sunshine, coffees in hand, Francesca Simmons sits down with me to discuss her recent style evolution. Francesca came to Zappos as a summer intern from Scripps College in Claremont, California. Almost two year later, Francesca is now a full-time employee, managing her own portfolio for the Clothing Content team. We take a seat near as much shade as we could find on the Zappos rooftop café.

Has your personal style changed much from when you first interned?

 “Oh yes. Lately I’ve been focusing on classic, timeless pieces.”

She emphasizes pieces.

“Updating my wardrobe to express a more ‘adult’ look has been a creative challenge. Now that I’m out of college, I try not to buy impulsively anymore; if I’m missing a key piece in my wardrobe, I take the time to make sure that I’ll use it more than once before making a purchase.”

What are some of your favorite pieces?

She laughs, takes a sip of coffee, then replies, “This is going to sound totally weird, but green bottoms.”

We share a chuckle as she explains, “Green, for me, is a unique neutral that can also add a pop of color to my look. Plus, I can wear green bottoms pretty much all year. Chambray shirts are another favorite. They’re so easy to layer, dress up or dress down.”

Francesca always (genuinely always) shows up to work looking stylish. Even on her “I just do not care today” days, she looks fabulous, so I was dying to know, how she styles her ensembles.

She thought about my question for a second, and then explained, “No matter what I’m wearing, I try and include at least one uniquely textured piece, or a pop of color. Lately I’ve been incorporating sequins in unexpected looks, like daywear.”

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Is there a specific source that you use for inspiration?

We’re now getting into the weird, ambiguous world of inspiration, and Francesca smiles at me once again, before blurting out, “Mindy Kaling! I really like how she plays with prints. It’s mind-boggling how she puts her outfits together, truly.”

After returning from our bunny trail of Mindy Kaling Googling, I remember Francesca’s Rebecca Minkoff bag sitting on our table.

 “So where did you find this stunning bag?” I ask.

“That’s actually my tax bag!” she laughs, “If I happen to have a little money to throw around, like a tax refund, I like to invest in something I’ll use a lot, like a quality handbag. I spend very little on trendy items, but I don’t mind splurging for well made, classic pieces that stand the test of time.”

Francesca goes on to explain cost-per-wear, a personal policy that she tries to follow when shopping. “Preferably, the cost-per-wear I’m looking for is about $3. After all is said and done, I would like to see myself wear an item enough times that I average about $3 spent per day. That really paints a clear picture for me when I can’t decide whether or not to commit to a new purchase.”

The mid-day sun is beating down on us by the end of the interview, and as we walk back, across the rooftop café, I feel inspired to go home and pick apart my wardrobe. Maybe we don’t need to sink dollar after dollar into department stores…unique style and a smidge of creative thinking can take your look a long way without opening up your wallet.

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Today is Thank A Mail Carrier Day!

Every year, we ship packages to millions of customers across the nation, so we’re constantly wowed by the hard work of the delivery people from our shipping partners. As a small token of our appreciation, this “Thank a Mail Carrier Day”, we wanted to thank our HQ’s local delivery people in a special way. Today we encourage everyone to #ThankAMailCarrier!

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Inside the Photo Studio: April T.

Take a peek "Inside the Photo Studio" at Zappos.com and see what we are all about! Each month we  profile a different member of our team to give you a snapshot of his/her day-to-day as we get your favorite products up on the site.

This month's feature is on Junior QA, April!

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Inside the Photo Studio: Lucas

Take a peak "Inside the Photo Studio" at Zappos.com and see what we are all about! Each month we  profile a different member of our team to give you a snapshot of his/her day-to-day as we get your favorite products up on the site.

This month's feature is on Zappos Studio Manager, Lucas.

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2014 Children’s Recycling Art Contest Winner Announced

The following article is by Janet T.

It is crucial to teach our children the importance of recycling and adopting a sustainable lifestyle. Evidence indicates that this generation will have the greatest impact on the environment for the next 50-100 years.  Recycling reduces the amount of resources we consume and helps to remove toxic materials from production. Valuable resources are being wasted in landfills and large amounts of greenhouse gases are being produced as these landfills decompose.

In our efforts to encourage kids to keep the planet near and dear to their hearts, Zappos LEAF holds an annual Children’s Art Contest. This year, we asked kids to express “why they love recycling” through drawing. Up for grabs was a $50 Zappos.com Gift Card just in time for the holidays!

Zappos LEAF Team awarded 10-year-old Ethan V. a $50 Zappos.com Gift Card for providing us with a phenomenal picture describing why he loves recycling! We also wanted to give a shout out to his entire family, for all three lovely children participated in this year’s contest!

The 2014 Children’s Recycling Art Contest Winner

Thank you to all the kids who participated! Comment below and tell us why YOU love recycling!

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JetBlue and Zappos.com Deliver "Happiest Travel Day"!

It's the day before Thanksgiving, a day notorious for being the year's busiest and oftentimes most stressful travel day. To help spread some holiday cheer, Zappos decided to team up with our friends at Jet Blue Airways to deliver a little surprise and delight to a few unsuspecting travelers!

Watch what happens when we bring back last year's "Baggage Claim Game"--the new and improved version-- to some Jet Blue passangers at JFK's Terminal 5!

“After a successful baggage claim experience last year in the Houston airport (IAH), we wanted to make this year’s surprise activation bigger and better,” said Catherine Cook, PR manager at Zappos.com. “We were very excited to partner with a fun and customer-service centric brand like JetBlue, to deliver an above-and-beyond experience for travelers. In addition to the opportunity to wow these customers, we wanted to remind them that we are here for all their holiday shopping needs with fast and free shipping, 365-day free returns and a customer service team at the ready 24-7.”

In an effort to brighten the day for all this Thanksgiving, both brands also provided support to those unable to travel and spend the holiday with loved ones. JetBlue and Zappos dedicated ‘Give Thanks’ panels on the baggage claim game to community-oriented charities within each of their hometowns; enabling customers to give back this holiday. Donations included meals to Feeding America and children’s toys to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada!

The Happiest Travel Day was made possible by JetBlue’s TrueBlue loyalty program and Getaways and the following partners: 1-800-FLOWERS, Dunkin’ Donuts, Feeding America, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada and Zappos merchandise partners.

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Zappos on Extra: Holiday Gifting 101

Our very own Cat Cook shares some of the hottest gift items under $100 for everyone on your list this holiday season!

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