Alexis Swerdloff

  1. celebrity shopping
    What Tina Barney Can’t Live Without“It’s really ugly, but you know how you get comfortable with the same purse or wallet?”
  2. this thing’s incredible
    The Brooks Brothers Shirt Bob Mackie Has Been Buying Since 1957“Who thinks about what you wear when you’re 84, but I do!”
  3. strategist hive mind
    63 Holiday Shopping TipsHoliday-related proclamations and well-sourced recommendations from the Strategist’s staff and contributors.
  4. strategist hive mind
    71 Summer Shopping TipsAn accumulation of proclamations and well-sourced recommendations from the Strategist staff.
  5. prime day 2022
    If You Buy One Thing on Prime Day, Make It This $10 Linen Dress From TargetGet two if you’d like.
  6. on-site shop
    The Homely But Effective Machine That Puts Me to Sleep Every NightIt produces lulling white noise with a design that hasn’t changed since 1962.
  7. reasons to love new york
    Farewell to the Places That Made New York What It WasSaying good-bye to Gem Spa, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, the Staten Island Yankees, and more.
  8. just browsing
    Ashley Nicole Black’s Week in Zillow SavesAshley Nicole Black hates intricate doors and can appreciate a soulless West Hollywood listing.
  9. deal of the day
    These On-Sale Pants Feel Like Wearing Nothing at All (in a Nonfreezing Way)They’re from Lou & Grey, the “Eileen Fisher for millennials.”
  10. cyber monday 2019
    If You Buy One Thing Today, Make It This (40 Percent Off) Travel PillowWe’re beginning to sound like broken records about this thing.
  11. celebrity shopping
    What Karina Longworth Can’t Live Without“The photos this camera takes are the perfect soft-focus, low-resolution images that don’t ever need retouching.”
  12. celebrity shopping
    What Novelist Jami Attenberg Can’t Live Without“Weed whacking is an excellent break from the internet. If one might need a break from the internet. Which I do.”
  13. celebrity shopping
    What Deb Fisher (Chair of the Barbara Pym Society) Can’t Live WithoutFrom her favorite copy of ‘Excellent Women’ to her trusty teapot.
  14. painless shopping
    12 Jadeite (a.k.a. Milky Green Glass) Things You Can Find on AmazonIncluding a soap dish in the shape of a lounging ballerina.
  15. don’t dillydally
    13 Things From the Target 20th Anniversary Collection That’ll Sell Out (Quickly)A special edition of Don’t Dillydally.
  16. celebrity shopping
    What Jewelry Designer Irene Neuwirth Can’t Live WithoutIncluding her favorite white T-shirt and most flattering jeans.
  17. prime day 2019
    If You Buy One Thing on Prime Day, Make It This Fugly Noise MachineIt’s not gonna win any design awards, but we’re addicted to this thing.
  18. best of new york 2019
    The Best of New York Health and Self 2019A nonjudgmental gym, Portuguese soap, and a throwback manicure.
  19. this thing’s incredible
    This Beach Tent Has Made Me Actually Like Going to the BeachI’d written them off as being mostly for babies and the elderly.
  20. look book
    The Retired Clinical Psychologist With a Big Vintage Collection“I’m still the same size I was 38 years ago — I hope this photo comes out well, because I do look good for 65!”
  21. look book
    The Historian Who Loves Architecture“I’m kind of an architecture nerd and carry around the 1978 AIA Guide to New York architecture.”
  22. look book
    The Artist and Goldendoodle Who Are Soho Regulars“We used to be friends with Neville, Marc Jacobs’s dog, but we haven’t seen him around lately.”
  23. look book
    The Operations Director Who Used to Pay Rent by Selling CDs on the Street“His music wasn’t that good, by the way.”
  24. look book
    The Recent College Grad Who’s ‘Really into Astrology’“I’m a Libra, and he’s a Taurus; we’re both ruled by Venus, so we’re great roommates.”
  25. look book
    The Real-Estate Agent Who Used to Model“I was a model for ten years and was photographed with Givenchy for WWD.”
  26. look book
    The Art Adviser Who’s Serious About Winter Outerwear“You have to channel Julie Christie and Omar Sharif from Doctor Zhivago and look like you’re about to set out across the tundra in a sleigh.”
  27. look book
    The Designer With an Edwardian-Style Pen Pal“It’s romantic, in that it’s a romantic thing to do with another person, but it’s not romantic in the other way.”
  28. look book
    The Student Who Wants to Be New York’s Top Real-Estate Agent“I knew I wanted to go into real estate after watching Million Dollar Listing. I think it just seems so glamorous.”
  29. deal of the day
    The Fugly Noise Machine That Puts Me to Sleep Every Night Is on SaleIt’s like a warm cup of milk (that looks like a plastic stormtrooper helmet).
  30. editor’s choice
    If You’re Going to Buy One Thing Today, Make It This Patagonia FleeceIt’s nubby, cozy, and not usually on sale.
  31. a gift so nice we posted it twice
    The Japanese Notebook a Strategist Editor Fell for Is Back in Stock for 2018It’s been out of commission for months, but now it’s back for 2018.
  32. declassified document
    ‘How to Look Like Me at 70’: We Got Ahold of Peggy Siegal’s Beauty BibleShe handed out copies to Larry Gagosian and Blythe Danner at her birthday.
  33. look book
    The 11-Year-Old Who Follows the Stock Market“I like to see who’s up and who’s down. I like to keep track of it. It’s a hobby.”
  34. look book
    The Artist Who’s Been Wearing All White Since 1998“It is the color that’s most like light. And in some ways it’s a wish: a wish to let go and be blank, to let go of your ego.”
  35. look book
    The Gallery Assistant Who Prefers Berlin to Westchester“It’s my father’s gallery. I never really wanted to go down that nepotistic path of taking over the gallery — which I still don’t think I want to do.”
  36. look book
    The Retiree Who Rides an Electric Bike With Her Dog“I put my Pomeranian, Simba, in the back, and we just ride around all day.”
  37. look book
    The Eighth-Grader Who’s Visiting on a Church Trip“We sing, we testify, we do street preaching.”
  38. look book
    The Sculptor Who Describes His Style As ‘Postapocalyptic Peasant’“Someone the other day said I looked like a beekeeper.”
  39. encounter
    Riding the Subway (and Avoiding Germs) With Cazzie DavidIf it’s possible, she’s even more of a neurotic basket case than her father, noted neurotic basket case Larry David.
  40. look book
    The Actor-Writer-Illustrator Who’s a Dinner-Theater Star“The nice thing is I die in the first act and then I get to go home and I get paid for it.”
  41. look book
    The High School Student Who Knows How to Make H&M Look Expensive“You have to carry yourself well, and you gotta smile.”
  42. this thing’s incredible
    The Fugly Marpac Noise Machine Isn’t So Fugly AnymoreIt got Michael Graves-ed.
  43. look book
    The Special-Education Teacher Who Changed Her Last Name to ‘Wonder’“I wanted a name that was powerful and exciting, and plus I was born on Stevie Wonder’s birthday.”
  44. look book
    The Ryan McGinley Hype Girl Who Has to Dance With Brad Pitt“Brad is not really a statement guy. But he asked me a lot of questions and talked a lot about Marvin Gaye.”
  45. look book
    The Designer Whose Daughters Dress Him in Supreme“They love buying me clothes and daring me to wear them.”
  46. look book
    The Antiques Dealer Who Wears Mostly Vintage“There’s no tricks. You either have style or you don’t have style.”
  47. look book
    The Tri-City-Based Artist Who Always Wears a Hat and Scarf“They’ve become, I don’t know, a kind of mark of myself. They’re part of my personality.”
  48. The Media Executive Who Once Partnered With Jared Kushner on a Luxury Magazine“At the time, Jared was very reluctant to ask his father-in-law to do anything.”
  49. look book
    The Grad Student Who Wears Head-to-Toe Pink“It used to be that pink was associated with spoiled girls, daddy’s little girls, you know? But this pink is fun.”
  50. look book
    The Man (and Dog) Who Constantly Get Stopped on the Street“With Zephulet, it’s as if I were a naked girl walking down the street — that’s how much attention I get.”
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