Month: August 2021

23 Best Labor Day Sales to Shop Early in 2021

It’s been a summer of deals (looking at you, Nordstrom) and we’re closing out the season the same way with the best Labor Day sales of 2021. The long weekend has to arrive yet, but the discounts are already bountiful, with retailers across the board clearing house to make way for a slew of new-season deliveries.

Of course, there’s no predicting what fall will look like this year, but cold weather staples (jackets, boots, and knits) will be required—and online retailers have already started slashing prices on transitional styles. Tiny indulgences in the form of cult beauty products are also in the mix, as are a bevy of tech and mattress deals. And with more road trips and hikes materializing in the near future, don’t miss out on the chance to pick up some cute athleisure currently on discount. Ahead, the best Labor Day

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Nordstrom fashion items to shop right now


We’re always excited to see the latest fashion finds at Nordstrom, and we certainly aren’t the only ones. Personal style and fashion blogger Stephanie Arant notes that Nordstrom offers “a lot of different pieces, brands and price points which makes it really easy to find an entire look or just a few things you want to add to your closet.”

But as we transition from summer into fall, it can be daunting to find the right pieces that suit the changing temperatures. The best thing to do is plan your buy. “Take a good look at the items in your closet and figure out what items you want to keep and what items you want to purge. Make a mood board and then a list visualizing items that you want to purchase,” advises celebrity stylist Tara Swennen, who has also partnered with Affirm — a payment

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Vylit Fashion and More opens shop featuring Thai-style clothing

Aug. 24—WORTHINGTON — Thein Zar Tun always knew that when she opened a shop of her own, it would be named after her daughter, Vylit.

That dream became a reality on Friday, when Tun clicked on the “open” sign to Vylit Fashion and More in one of the suites at 1607 N. McMillan St., in Worthington. Her four-year-old daughter was alongside her to celebrate.

The shop specializes in clothing from Thailand, with selections of traditional Karen and Burmese clothing as well. From brightly-colored little girl dresses to clothing for boys in infant to size 10, Tun also has a wide selection of clothing for women of all ages. Following traditional Thai style, however, they bear no labels identifying small, medium or large.

“We call it a free size, which are small, medium and large,” Tun said. “That’s one size in Thailand because that’s what we wear.”

Tun said Thai clothing

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A Shop For Sustainable Fashion

Photo: Courtesy of Madeline Ritaccio

It is notoriously difficult to be sustainable in the fashion industry, and as entrepreneur Madeline Ritaccio attempted to make ethical decisions in her fashion choices, she became increasingly disillusioned. Brands claiming to be environmentally forward were not, and shopping fast fashion was almost unavoidable. In 2019, she decided to take matters into her own hands, launching her own shop, SENSE of SHELF. The online re-seller highlights eco-friendly, BIPOC, and size-inclusive brands. But, rather than merchandising a label based on their company mission, SENSE of SHELF evaluates each product individually– in order to create the most transparent shopping experience possible. Ritaccio hopes for her site to provide a platform for brands that are inclusive, equitable and engaged. She nicknames her customers “Bold Babes” because SENSE of SHELF believes that deciding to shop conscientiously is “pretty fucking punk rock.” The Cut spoke to Ritaccio about the ethical

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