Welcome to the Strategist, a site for helping you shop the internet. It is written by journalists (not robots), and is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Our goal first and foremost is to help you find the best version of whatever it is you are looking to buy, while introducing you to the stuff (a Japanese nail clipper that cuts with the precision of a Santoku knife, for instance) that you didn’t know you needed. We’ll test things ourselves; we’ll call up 40 interior designers to find the best-looking and most comfortable couch under $2,000; we’ll investigate how a certain coat from a certain retailer became a nationwide phenomenon; we’ll write odes to products that we’d happily do an infomercial for; and we’ll ask Anwar Hadid about his favorite hand soap. To give you a taste of what we do, here are some of our favorite things for pets.
Hundreds of Small-Dog Owners Can’t Say Enough About This Cozy Bed
This cozy, fuzzy dog bed comes highly recommended by both Amazon reviewers and certified animal behaviorists. “I just love, love, love the Shag Donut Cuddler from Best Friends by Sheri. It’s great for warm snuggling and cuddling and provides just enough support and security for smaller body types,” Jessica Gore, a CPDT-KA (certified professional animal behaviorist) in Los Angeles says. Read more here.
It’s the ‘Amazon Coat,’ But For Dogs
Managing editor Maxine Builder surveyed a handful of dog walkers to find the most attractive but actually effective raincoats for dogs, and three of them recommended this rubber-ducky number. Read more here.
The Unusual Shape of This Bowl Forces Gluttonous Dogs to Slow Their Roll
My Chew-Happy Dog Cannot Quit This Rubber Ball
It Was, and Remains, the Best Present I Have Ever Received
The Strategist is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Some of our latest conquests include the best acne treatments, rolling luggage, pillows for side sleepers, natural anxiety remedies, and bath towels. We update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.