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Hilary Reid

Senior Editor, the Strategist

Hilary Reid is a senior editor at the Strategist, where she was previously on staff as a writer. She has contributed to the New York Times and T: The New York Times Style Magazine and worked for New York Review Books.

  1. best in class
    The 10 Very Best White T-shirts for Women“These are the retail equivalent of no-makeup makeup.”
  2. spring fashion
    Would You Spend $860 on These Stretchy Pants?How High Sport made something so basic so coveted.
  3. compulsive shopping
    Linda Rodin Can’t Stop Buying Bandages“If I have to look at a bandage all day, I may as well look at something sweet.”
  4. best in class
    The 13 Very Best Bike HelmetsThere’s a helmet for every head.
  5. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for Artists, According to ArtistsIncluding art supplies, a massage tool for getting the kinks out, and music to work to.
  6. gifts they might actually want
    The Best and Most Giftable New York City MerchFor the person who thinks it’s a helluva town.
  7. one stop shop
    All the Best Curly-Hair Products We’ve Ever Written About“I’ve had curly hair all my life, and this is the best thing I’ve used.”
  8. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Slides for Men and Women?Including a pair so comfortable that wearing them feels like “walking on foam packaging.”
  9. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Shorts for Women?“They are perfect for every summer activity: running errands, walking the dog, lounging at home.”
  10. best in class
    The 12 Very Best Jewelry Cleaners“I’ve renewed pieces that have turned to dark gray back to shiny with these cloths.”
  11. best in class
    The 10 Very Best Lunch Boxes and Lunch GearYour Pinterest-level lunch will stay fresh until it’s time to chow down
  12. best of new york
    The Best Homeware Stores in New YorkAffordable vintage furniture, Japanese gifts, Brimfield-quality quilts, and more.
  13. on-site shop
    I Tried Quip’s Refillable (and Vaguely Tech-y) FlossThe brand claims it’s “The first floss you’ll want to use.”
  14. ask a cool person
    The Best (Stylish) Protective Masks, According to People With Good TasteWith picks from Jamaal Bowman, Nicky Hilton, and more.
  15. recommended by experts
    How to Clean a Cloth Mask, According to Doctors“The most important thing is just getting it in soap or bleach and getting it clean.”
  16. ask a cool person
    What’s the Best Men’s Loungewear?“Like good bedding, it keeps you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s warm.”
  17. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Long-Sleeved T-shirts for Women?Including waffle thermals, ribbed cottons, and cropped henleys.
  18. recommended by experts
    How to Prevent Razor and Waxing Bumps, According to AestheticiansSmooth skin, sans the painful ingrowns.
  19. ask a cool person
    The 52 Canned Goods (From Cockles to Corn) Chefs Keep in Their PantriesAs recommended by the chefs of The Odeon, Cervo’s, King, Sofreh, and more.
  20. expiration dates
    When Should You Replace Your Pillows?Sleep specialists told us when to throw out the old and bring in some new.
  21. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Socks for Women?A sock for every occasion.
  22. recommended by experts
    The Best Window Fans, According to Hardware Store OwnersYou could say they’re big … fans.
  23. recommended by experts
    The Best Face Mists, According to Dermatologists and AestheticiansIncluding mists for flying and after sun, as well as options with rose water, essential oils, and just good ole H2O.
  24. recommended by experts
    The Best Treatments for Sunburn, According to DermatologistsIncluding gels, lotions, creams — and some products you probably already have in your pantry.
  25. celebrity shopping
    What Fashion Designer Scott Sternberg Can’t Live Without“I wear them until they have holes and are falling apart.”
  26. insider goods
    The Items Flight Attendants Have Used Most During COVID“This little gem has been in the bags of flight attendants for years.”
  27. the online thrifter
    How to Shop for Furniture on InstagramBusiness is booming for the city’s vintage-store owners and amateur thrifters who are using their Instagram accounts to sell secondhand housewares.
  28. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Eyeglasses for Men?“One advantage I’ve found to the smaller size of these lenses is that they don’t fog up as much when I’m out in the cold with a mask on.”
  29. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Men’s Crewneck Sweatshirts?“It is so soft and fluffy, it might as well be made of kitten fur and cotton balls.”
  30. ask a cool person
    What’s the Best Waffle Clothing for Women?Including leggings and turtlenecks.
  31. subdivisions
    Wait — Kim Owns the Land and Kanye Owns the House?Who cares about the divorce. Is the couple in a land-lease situation?
  32. subdivisions
    Wait — Kim Owns the Land and Kanye Owns the House?Who cares about the divorce — is the couple in a land-lease situation?
  33. recommended by experts
    Is There Anything (Nonsurgical) You Can Do About Your Neck?Dermatologists weigh in on the turkey-neck conundrum.
  34. best bets
    The Big White Couch’90s-style slipcovered sofas are suddenly appealing again.
  35. celebrity shopping
    What Author Neil Gaiman Can’t Live Without“It’s a beautiful book about fathers and sons and birds.”
  36. ask the strategist
    Where Can I Find Some Actually Cool Hypoallergenic Jewelry?Including earrings, belt buckles, and a mask chain.
  37. painless shopping
    This Etsy Shop Sells Some Extremely Nice LampsAt a fraction of the price they would be anywhere else.
  38. gifts they’ll want in a pandemic
    These Green Silk ‘Theater Shoes’ Remain My Most Optimistic Quarantine Buy“Mostly, they were a beautiful object, and that was exactly why I wanted them — they seemed something pleasing to admire.”
  39. gifts they might actually want
    Prince Sightings In Rome - November 2, 2010
    The Best Gifts for Photographers, According to Photographers and Photo EditorsBecause you can do better than a camera-lens-shaped coffee mug.
  40. strategist investigates
    From Calabasas to the Odeon, Everyone Is Wearing a Black Surgical MaskEight months into the pandemic, it’s the first bona fide mask trend.
  41. celebrity shopping
    What Author Brit Bennett Can’t Live Without“I’m someone who cares deeply about the temperature of beverages.”
  42. holiday gifts 2020
    What the Stars of Selling Sunset Want for the Holidays“Everyone I follow on Instagram has one.”
  43. art
    Hear a Quarantine Love Letter for the ViolinGeorge Condo and Leila Josefowicz collaborated while apart.
  44. the real estate
    The $99,900 Studios on Billionaires’ RowCarnegie House residents are racing to offload their apartments. Why?
  45. celebrity shopping
    What Tara Subkoff Can’t Live Without“When I’m feeling tense, like if I’m watching the news or having a pandemic-anxiety acid-reflux moment, I spray it in my mouth.”
  46. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for Woodworkers, According to WoodworkersIncluding rulers, noise-canceling headphones, and aprons for the shop.
  47. recommended by experts
    What Are the Best Calming Teas?Drink up.
  48. celebrity shopping
    What Kristin Cavallari Can’t Live Without“Even if it’s just a little piece, I have to have one after dinner every night.”
  49. expert-approved gifts
    Trend Forecasters on Women’s Gifts to Buy Before They Sell OutLoungewear in soothing colors, “mood-boosting” jewelry, and other gifts to buy before they’re gone.
  50. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for Architects, According to ArchitectsMuch of which is (not surprisingly) all black.
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