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I Found These Women’s Clothes and Accessories on the Strategist

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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 women’s clothing and accessories.

For Padding Around the House on Sundays

Photo: Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine

Former senior writer Lauren Levy found these to be the best wool slippers for women (and men). They’re made from a “single piece of wool that forms the most snug, attractive, and seamless foot pocket.” Read more here.

Recently, I Counted Five Women in These Earrings at an Art Opening

After seeing every sophisticated woman wearing these years ago, illustrator Joana Avillez gifted Ted Muehling earrings to her mother and has since seen dozens more sporting the high-end jewelry all across New York. Read more here.

I’d Buy Sheets Made from This Fabric If I Could

Former Grub Street senior editor, and co-founder of Great Jones, Sierra Tishgart used to think sweatpants were strictly for lounging, but her outlook changed after purchasing these sweatpants from Outdoor Voices that are “as flattering as they are comfortable.” Read more here.

I Found the Perfect Jumpsuit In the Work Utility and Safety Apparel Section

During her quest for the perfect uniform-dressing outfit, editor Maxine Builder landed on these surprisingly form-fitting and highly practical coveralls (that cost less than $50). Read more here.

My Fashion Friends Think This $20 Tulle Skirt Is Actually Designer

Photo: courtesy of the Retailer

For a last minute outfit, model Dara Allen purchased this sliver-gray tulle skirt off Amazon and tricked all her fashion friends (and Vogue) into thinking it’s couture. Read more here.

These Swedish Clogs Are Dupes for Those Other Swedish Clogs

Maxine thinks these ultra-comfy yet slightly ugly clogs make a convincing alternative to her beloved (and more expensive) Swedish Hasbeens. Read more here.

My Tiny Gold Hoop Earrings Are $20 and Meant for Newborn Babies

After losing a pair of custom earrings, writer Alice Gregory resorted back to wearing tiny gold earrings made for newborns that until a few years ago, she hadn’t taken out in over 11 years. Read more here.

I Wear This Under-$40 Watch on All My Job Interviews


Even after landing a real job with a real salary, Maxine still prefers her highly durable, expensive-looking Timex watch that she originally bought as an intern. Read more here.

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.

I Found These Women’s Clothes on the Strategist