Lauren Levy

  1. going going gone
    13 Actually Kind of Tasteful Things to Buy at Claire’s Before It ClosesThe mall staple filed for bankruptcy today.
  2. micro sales
    34 Things on Sale From Ganni, the Danish Mansur GavrielThe best thing to come out of Copenhagen since hygge.
  3. The Best of New York Fun and Nightlife 2018A roving rave, a hidden movie theater, and a Trinidadian brewery.
  4. ask the strategist
    Ask the Strategist: What’s the Best Tinted Lip Balm With SPF?We’re ready for more sun.
  5. recommended by experts
    We Asked a Child Psychologist to Review the 17 ‘Toy of the Year’ WinnersKids love Fingerlings, but are they good for learning?
  6. strat investigates
    Why Can’t I Walk 5 Blocks Without Seeing a Carhartt Beanie?From Sarah Palin to Rihanna to everywhere.
  7. ask the strategist
    Ask the Strategist: How Do I Make My Uncomfortable Shoes More Comfortable?Some tricks for at-home shoe repair.
  8. What to Buy to Look Like: An Apocalyptic PrepperEverything you’ll need for a bug-out bag.
  9. trends
    The Coveted Tote Bags That Scream ‘Status’Totes communicate in a more nuanced language these days — the nautical flags of the F train.
  10. ask the strategist
    Ask the Strategist: Where Can I Find Greta Gerwig’s Fanny Pack?If your biggest questions post–Lady Bird were about a fanny pack, we’ve got answers for you.
  11. strat investigates
    What’s the Next Status Hand Wash (That Isn’t Aesop)?Because Aesop, the perennial status soap, may be too overexposed to be truly covetable.
  12. strat explainer
    Meet the New eBaysDepop, Poshmark, the Real Real: They’re just a few of the “re-commerce” apps transforming online resale. Here, how to shop each one best.
  13. vulture guides
    These Are the Drugs Influencing Pop Culture NowFrom Xanax to Adderall, there’s a medicine cabinet’s worth of intoxicants that are influencing, inspiring, and, in some cases, destroying artists.
  14. ask the strategist
    Ask the Strategist: How Should I Treat My Dry Scalp?Try these doctor-recommended shampoos, to start.
  15. close inspection
    The Best Humidifier Zaps Away Bacteria and Mold With an Ultraviolet BeamAnd it’s beloved by doctors.
  16. strat explainer
    What’s a Conversation Pit (and How Can I Fake One)?The mid-century relic returns.
  17. best bet
    The Best House Slippers Look Like SneakersThey take aesthetic inspiration from the rarest, most coveted kicks on the market but are hand-crocheted by a team of female artisans in Turkey.
  18. the best. really.
    The Best and Warmest Balaclavas, According to BikersSome tips on how to stay warm while riding through the winter.
  19. ask the strategist
    Ask the Strategist: Where Can I Find Clip-on Earrings?In this very post is where.
  20. insider goods
    What to Buy to Look Like: A Vail SkierFirst, learn the difference between a local and a socialite.
  21. the best. really.
    The Best Long Underwear for Men, According to Men Who Would KnowLayer up.
  22. ask the strategist
    Ask the Strategist: Do You Know of Any Warm, Cheap Snow Boots?As a matter of fact, we’ve got a whole bunch for under $75.
  23. best bet
    We Found the Best (and Best-Looking) Electric KettleThe kettle holds water at your temperature of choice for up to an hour, and a built-in stopwatch counts the extraction or steep time.
  24. What to Buy to Look Like: A Broadway ActorDaniel Breaker, who plays Aaron Burr in Hamilton, breaks it down.
  25. year in review
    Strat Haul: This Voice-Controlled Alarm Clock Is the Best Thing I Bought in 2017It made me a morning person again.
  26. gift guide 2017
    Alert! Fingerlings Are Back in Stock Right NowHurry up before it’s gone again.
  27. painless shopping
    The 32 Best Gifts for Every Type of KidAll in one convenient place.
  28. everything guide
    Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Winter CoatA look at the iOS-compatible jackets, warmer-than-wool vegan parkas, puffers that weigh less than a pound — and a down trench that doesn’t even exist.
  29. painless shopping
    7 Toys to Buy Now That Fingerlings Are Sold Out EverywhereYou don’t have to spend $700 on eBay for Bizzy Bubs … yet.
  30. ask the strategist
    Ask the Strategist: What Are the Best YA Novels for 11-Year-Olds?Ask the Strategist: What Are the Best YA Novels for 11-Year-Olds?
  31. cyber monday
    28 Cyber Monday Home Deals You’ll Actually WantIncluding an Eames chair.
  32. editor’s choice
    If You’re Going to Buy One Thing Today, Make It This Mattress TopperParachute’s super-fluffy plush mattress topper rarely goes on sale.
  33. micro sales
    Highly Giftable Earrings for Under $20 From Oak’s 50 Percent Off SaleThey look way more expensive than they are.
  34. testing testing
    Brooklinen Makes the Best Affordable Linen Bedding (and It’s on Sale Now)I thought Brooklinen was dumb. And then I tried their linen sheets.
  35. nightlife
    Can a ‘Nightlife Mayor’ Rescue New York’s DIY Music Venues?Quasi-legal nightclubs were on the verge of extinction — until the city realized how crucial it is to have an underground.