Like, Liking, and Loving to Shop

Being liked is a universal need. But the whole notion of “liking” has been mutating, more and more, to connote a symbolic form or recognition that is somewhere between a check mark, an exclamation point, and a smiling emoji. Who has time for anything more in our fast pace world, increasingly driven by technology. ( well, I do, and so should you, but that is another post!)

Yet for many, this single Facebook form of liking has taken on more weight. If you are business, or an online entity of any description, being liked by the voting public out there, is valuable. It means page hits and all sorts of good stuff coming your way. Social Media is an important asset.

So when YOURSTYLEUNZIPPED.COM published my NYE post set in the “Gameroom” designed by MarksandFrantz.com.,  I was happy. Because they are an online powerhouse, my little post got almost 2400 likes! I was pleased! Silly, I know. But I will fess up anyway.

So indulge me a bit, I am going to return a little blog love. I l adore this online magazine.

Your Style Unzipped (www.yourstyleunzipped.com) describes themselves as first-ever search engine and style content aggregator dedicated exclusively to fashion. They merge the latest in search technology to help international fashionistas explore and discover the latest trends in apparel, shoes and accessories, through personalized filters. Their editorial team brings together the most up-to-date style news across the world’s leading publications, websites and blogs, for a truly integrated shopping experience.

I have to say I agree with all of that. It is like a one stop shopping experience for serious fashionistas, and anyone who wants to stay truly up to date with the world of style. Do you love Harper’s Bazaar, Net-A-Porter, and InStyle Magazines? Do you also use StyleBop for searches, and shop Saks, Barneys, Nordstoms, J.Crew, Henri Bendel,  and Ralph Lauren?  Do you read Huffington Post? Well…

It is ALL there, along with trends covered by bloggers like me. Street Side Retailers are covered, and featured , is such a prolific array of online retailers, that even I have learned of some new places to shop! Imagine!

Net-a-Porter and Avenue 32 are places I look to for inspiration, and occasionally to buy a great investment piece. Wolf and Badger is there, and I enjoy that new site very much.

New sources are introduced, too, as well as established and emerging designers. Two sites that i enjoy, and that are new to me, and probably to you as well are:

This upscale boutique is based in Milwaukee, WI. The term “Bona Drag” was used in London in the gay culture of the 1960’s. The terms translates to “nice outfit”. Their website chooses each item with care, according to “originality, quality, timelessness, wearability, and spirit.” That sounds like the perfect antidote to fast fashion! From their site, a small sampling.

and Yes they have flash sales!


I also love this trendier site, featured at yourstyleunzipped. It is young and full of unique energy.

In today’s world a very few select retailers dominate the market. I love to support both the notion of a more democratic way to shop, as well as the reality of it.  At YOURSTYLEUNZIPPED.com, it is all here, new online ventures along with more established ones. The iconic masters of design AND the emerging designers.

Enjoy editorials, unparalleled shopping access, and an active blog. I suspect you may come to love this magazine. These is entirely my own opinion, and I am not compensated in any way for this post. But in life, and in blogging, I do like to reciprocate . I was pleased to be featured, and am happy to pay it forward. Sincerely!

Splendid Times!  XX, Elle                     @theellediaries.com



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