Chelsea Peng

Senior Editor, the Strategist

Chelsea Peng is a Strategist senior editor who previously worked at Refinery29 and Marie Claire. She edits the series “Assistant Files” and has written about water shoes that look like they’re from The Row.

  1. the year i ate new york
    Greenpoint Versus GreenpointCan a quickly changing neighborhood learn to coexist with itself?
  2. straighten out your space
    All the Best Storage Bins and Baskets We’ve Ever Written AboutAnd some professional-organizer-approved bags and boxes for your kitchen, closet, bathroom, and basement.
  3. prime day 2023
    The Best Prime Day Deals Under $50Indoor-gardening kits, Laneige, and Levi’s at more than half off.
  4. saw something said something
    I Totally Called That Sandy Liang Would Get Married in MerrellsAnd I have the receipts to prove it.
  5. i keep seeing this
    I Can’t Walk Through Soho Without Seeing This Lighter Key ChainOn fashion girls, skater bros, and designy folks.
  6. strategist hive mind
    51 Etsy Shopping TipsAn accumulation of proclamations and well-sourced recommendations from the Strategist staff.
  7. micro sales
    25 Bathing-Suit Cover-ups Under $100Matching sets, our best white beach shirt, and yes, sarongs — all on sale.
  8. year in review
    These Skin Gummies Were the Best Thing I Bought This YearThey’re like a vacation in a bottle.
  9. assistant files
    The Most Unusual Holiday Gifts Six Assistants Had to Buy for Their Bosses“I had to screenshot pictures of their feet.”
  10. strategist hive mind
    63 Holiday Shopping TipsHoliday-related proclamations and well-sourced recommendations from the Strategist’s staff and contributors.
  11. saw something said something
    A Trail of Models Led Us to Hailey Bieber’s Face SteamerShe recommended it to Adwoa Aboah, who recommended it to Camille Charrière.
  12. strategist hive mind
    71 Summer Shopping TipsAn accumulation of proclamations and well-sourced recommendations from the Strategist staff.
  13. openings
    Inside Yun Hai, a New Shop Dedicated to the Bounty of TaiwanThe general store opens in Williamsburg this weekend.
  14. assistant files
    A Famous Fashion Editor’s Assistant on the $200 Bouquets She Buys for Her Boss“I don’t think she would waste her time if there wasn’t any chance of a deal working out.”
  15. this thing’s incredible
    The $1 Decorating Tool Chloë Sevigny’s Wedding-Cake Baker Uses the MostTexture > perfectly smooth frosting.
  16. stock chaser
    Why Are These $15 Water Shoes (That Look Like The Row) Always Out of Stock?We’ve been on Aquafun Watch since February.
  17. assistant files
    What a Luxury-Travel Influencer’s Assistant Buys for Her Boss“A lot of the stuff I buy, the quality doesn’t matter and the cost doesn’t matter. It matters how it looks.”
  18. the internet
    The Best Moments in Twitter HistoryWhat makes Twitter great? Chaos, madness, hilarity.
  19. saw something said something
    Audrey Gelman Has Opened a ‘Country Store’ in Cobble HillYou can buy $18 jam, antique cows, and grape-shaped soap.
  20. fat city
    The Unapologetic Poetry of ‘All May Contain Lard’A menu disclaimer that’s also a mission statement.
  21. power
    No More Changing the SubjectIf we can’t elicit real understanding of anti-Asian racism from those who call putting a link in their bio allyship, we may as well go for discomfort.
  22. 2022 winter olympics
    Leave Eileen Gu AloneUnpacking the hypocritical and dangerous media coverage of the Olympic star.
  23. saw something said something
    Chloë Sevigny’s Infant Son Is Already Influencing Me to Want This Pink Toy PianoEven though I’m a 20-something former Steinway artist.