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The Strategist Haul: What the Editors Bought in January

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If you follow our monthly feature “Your Shopping Cart,” you know we have some eerily good intel on what you all are buying. Which led us to think that, as Strategist editors, we could turn the tables and highlight all the things we’ve been buying for ourselves. As you’ll notice, it’s both a blessing and a curse to be a Strategist editor; we’re picky, but sometimes we just have to get on with it. (It’s online-shopping expertise meets IRL needs.) Below, what we all bought in January.

Jessica Silvester, contributing editor

This month, my family took a ski trip, where we discovered that our almost-4-year-old is not at all ready for skis. But on the plus side, I got to check out the mountain’s overpriced boutiques, which were stocked with kid sizes of the Colorado-based gear company Spyder. Despite the splurginess, I had a feeling my son could be convinced that these were in fact “Spider-Man clothes” (the brand’s logo is a Black Widow) and that he would therefore actually wear them. And I was right. Although he has exceptionally high standards for comfort — getting him dressed appropriately for winter is a daily battle — even he could not deny the coziness of this moisture-wicking fleece pullover and these pants. They’re roomy enough that they’ll likely still fit him as underlayers if we try to ski again next year, and in the meantime, they’re warm enough to sport on their own for trips to the playground.