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There are certain things in life that are so ugly they’re beautiful, or so ugly they’re cute. (The French call it
jolie laide; the Japanese, busakawa.) Think of bulldogs, bumpy noses — or Birkenstocks. This week, we’re celebrating the faces that only a mother could love. Welcome to Fugly Week on the Strategist.
The Pants That Have Haunted Me for Two Years
These $100 Grandma Sandals Are More Comfortable Than Birkenstocks
I Found the Perfect (Verging on Orthopedic) Travel Shoe
The Homely But Effective Machine That Puts Me to Sleep Every Night
My Poodle Is Inexplicably Devoted to This Bear/Octopus Hybrid
All the Best Fugly Things We’ve Already Praised on the Strategist
The Straw Visor Worth Sacrificing My Dignity For
This Bright Yellow $85 Nightstand is a Bit Garish, But I Love It
These Granny Panties Feel Like a Warm Embrace
The UFO-like Toothbrush That Keeps My Teeth Professionally Clean
Someone Stole Everything from Stephanie Danler’s Car Except These Shoes
21 Clear-Plastic Things That You Can Buy on Amazon
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