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How We Rated Some of the Best-Selling Grocery Wines in the U.S. https://naturabebes.com/how-we-rated-some-of-the-best-selling-grocery-wines-in-the-u-s/ Fri, 20 May 2022 10:37:43 +0000 https://naturabebes.com/how-we-rated-some-of-the-best-selling-grocery-wines-in-the-u-s/ While we always remain staunch supporters of independent bottle shops and the fantastic wealth of dedicated wine retailers and boutique producers around the world, we are also realistic. And the reality is that grocery stores and big-box supermarkets account for the largest share of wine sales in the United States. Most consumers make their regular […]]]>

While we always remain staunch supporters of independent bottle shops and the fantastic wealth of dedicated wine retailers and boutique producers around the world, we are also realistic. And the reality is that grocery stores and big-box supermarkets account for the largest share of wine sales in the United States. Most consumers make their regular “Tuesday night wine” purchases at stores like Costco, Walmart, Trader Joe’s, Aldi, Publix, Whole. Food and more.

In these stores, many of the same high-volume, highly-traded labels take center stage on the shelves. But which of these popular wine brands are really worth your time and money?

We’ve combed through the sales numbers of some of the largest supermarket chains in the US to find the bottles (and boxes) Americans are buying the most, and compared them to the scores and reviews from our panels. of tasting. Here, 11 supermarket wines that got good marks in blind tastings.

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Barefoot NV Sauvignon Blanc (California); $6. Find it at Vivino. This elegant wine is amazing value, offering great refreshment as well as an array of subtle mineral, fig and citrus notes… VIEW NOTE AND FULL REVIEW

Beringer 2018 Q Red (Napa Valley)
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Beringer 2018 Q Red (Napa Valley); $60. Find it at Vivino. Leading with 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine also contains small amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec… SEE NOTE AND FULL REVIEW

Black Box 2019 Merlot (California)
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Black Box 2019 Merlot (California); $20. Find it at Total Wine & More. Flavors of chocolate and cherry give this medium-bodied wine a smooth feel… SEE NOTE AND FULL REVIEW

Bota Box NV Old Vine Zinfandel (California)
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Bota Box NV Old Vine Zinfandel (California); $23. Find it at Total Wine & More. Good direct berry flavors and a medium to full body make this a hearty and fruity wine… SEE NOTE AND FULL REVIEW

Chateau Ste.  Michelle 2020 Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
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Chateau Ste. Michelle 2020 Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Horse Heaven Hills); $15. Find it at Vivino. This is still a standout bottling from this producer. The aromas offer understated notes of grass, lemon zest, candle wax and weed… SEE THE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW

Josh Cellars 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon (California)
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Josh Cellars 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon (California); $17. Find it at Vivino. Both concentrated and well-balanced, this full-bodied wine shows purity of dark fruit aromas that are undisturbed by excessive oak… SEE NOTE AND FULL REVIEW

Kendall-Jackson Pinot Noir Grand Reserve 2020
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Kendall-Jackson 2020 Grand Reserve Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley); $26. Find it at Vivino. A spicy, warm layer of oaky vanilla and cinnamon envelops ripe black cherry and blackberry flavors in this expansive, full-bodied wine… SEE NOTE AND FULL REVIEW

Kim Crawford 2020 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough)
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Kim Crawford 2020 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough); $18. Find it at Drizly. After a strong 2019 vintage, the 2020 bottling from this well-known label is also hitting the mark… SEE NOTE AND FULL REVIEW

Ruffino 2017 Riserva Ducale Oro Gran Selezione
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Ruffino 2017 Riserva Ducale Oro Gran Selezione (Chianti Classico); $39. Find it at Vivino. Made with 85% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot and 5% Colorino, it opens with intense aromas of violets, dark-skinned berries and leather… SEE THE RATINGS AND REVIEWS

Sutter Home NV Pinot Grigio (California)
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Sutter Home NV Pinot Grigio (California); $8. Find it at Total Wine & More. This racy and fruity, medium-bodied wine offers generous notes of Bosc pear and pippin apple… SEE THE NOTE AND FULL REVIEW

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi NV Cabernet Sauvignon (California)
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Bella Hadid takes boyfriend Marc Kalman shopping at GOOP where vibrators are sold https://naturabebes.com/bella-hadid-takes-boyfriend-marc-kalman-shopping-at-goop-where-vibrators-are-sold/ Wed, 18 May 2022 18:35:57 +0000 https://naturabebes.com/bella-hadid-takes-boyfriend-marc-kalman-shopping-at-goop-where-vibrators-are-sold/ Bella Hadid takes beau Marc Kalman shopping at Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP store in New York where vibrators and This Smells Like My Vagina candles are sold By Heidi Parker for Dailymail.com Published: 2:35 p.m. EDT, May 18, 2022 | Update: 2:52 p.m. EDT, May 18, 2022 Bella Hadid took her boyfriend Marc Kalman shopping in […]]]>

Bella Hadid takes beau Marc Kalman shopping at Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP store in New York where vibrators and This Smells Like My Vagina candles are sold

Bella Hadid took her boyfriend Marc Kalman shopping in New York on Wednesday.

But the Versace model didn’t take her one-year-old beau to a regular boutique. Instead, the cover girl brought him to Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP store on Bond Street.

The shop sells the actress’ This Smells Like My Vagina candle and a collection of small vibrators. Apparel from Brock Collection, Rochas and GOOP G. Label are also available.

Shopping time: Bella Hadid took her boyfriend Marc Kalman shopping in New York on Wednesday. But the Versace model didn’t take her one-year-old beau to a regular boutique

Bella wore a blue crop top with a red trim that had the number 78 on the front.

She added some little-awaited Nike sweatpants and white trainers as she carried a blue handbag over her shoulder and wore black sunglasses with her dark hair swept back.

Her boyfriend wore a graphic white t-shirt that said “Be My Love” with black and white shorts and a black belt.

He also wore black shoes with black Nike socks as he left his sunglasses at home.

They looked like they were in a relaxed mood as they visited the famous store.

GOOPy Day: The cover girl instead brought it to Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP store on Bond Street

GOOPy Day: The cover girl instead brought it to Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP store on Bond Street

GOOPy's Pick: The store sells the actress' This Smells Like My Vagina candle and a collection of tiny vibrators.  And also available clothes from Brock Collection, Rochas and the brand GOOP G. Label

GOOPy’s Pick: The store sells the actress’ This Smells Like My Vagina candle and a collection of tiny vibrators. And also available clothes from Brock Collection, Rochas and the brand GOOP G. Label

Hadid left the store with a small white shopping bag.

Gwyneth has been known to sell vibrators on her GOOP website for many years. in fact, sex toys are often featured in her Christmas gift roundups.

And she talked about the importance of using toys on Pushing the Boundaries.

“Repressing sexuality and specifically female pleasure has long been a control mechanism,” the Country Strong actress said.

“I’m an advocate for women to listen to themselves and get close and intimate with themselves. It’s time to undo those tropes. If a woman likes sex, there is nothing wrong with her!

Casual Style: Bella wore a blue crop top with red trim that had the number 78 on the front.  She added some unexpected Nike sweatpants and white trainers as she slung a blue handbag over her shoulder and wore black sunglasses with her dark hair swept back.

Casual Style: Bella wore a blue crop top with red trim that had the number 78 on the front. She added some unexpected Nike sweatpants and white trainers as she slung a blue handbag over her shoulder and wore black sunglasses with her dark hair swept back.

Goop’s This Smells Like My Vagina candle was originally introduced to consumers in January 2020.

On the GOOP website, he shares that Bond Street was their second brick-and-mortar store (there are also stores in Sag Harbor, New York, Montecito, CA, Kohala, Hawaii, and Santa Monica, CA).

“We brought a bit of the West Coast to New York: Taking inspiration from 1930s Hollywood homes designed by Billy Baldwin and Paul Williams, we tapped design firm LA Commune to bring the Noho space to life. .

“The 2,100 square foot boutique echoes a private residence – enter from cobbled Bond Street into a grand room filled with a selection of items from brands such as Brock Collection, Rochas and our very own G. Label.

Not shy: Gwyneth has been known to sell vibrators on her GOOP website for many years;  in fact, sex toys are often featured in her Christmas gift roundups.  And she talked about the importance of using toys on Pushing the Boundaries.  Seen in 2020

Not shy: Gwyneth has been known to sell vibrators on her GOOP website for many years; in fact, sex toys are often featured in her Christmas gift roundups. And she talked about the importance of using toys on Pushing the Boundaries. Seen in 2020

G girl: Gwyneth Paltrow's G Label dresses are nearly $900 with the Ilia Foundation in the $50 zone

G girl: Gwyneth Paltrow’s G Label dresses are nearly $900 with the Ilia Foundation in the $50 zone

“A clean beauty apothecary is stocked with goop-approved products, and a fully functional kitchen showcases items from our favorite homeware lines and hosts cooking demonstrations.”

Store items are not cheap.

G Label dresses cost nearly $900 with the Ilia Foundation in the $50 area.

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How This Medical Student Bought a House Selling Used Clothes https://naturabebes.com/how-this-medical-student-bought-a-house-selling-used-clothes/ Wed, 11 May 2022 13:17:00 +0000 https://naturabebes.com/how-this-medical-student-bought-a-house-selling-used-clothes/ Olivia Hillier’s secondary hustle started with a $5 t-shirt she found at a thrift store. Hillier, a medical student at Oakland University, based in Rochester, Michigan, has had some experience selling a few of her own vintage clothes on resale app Poshmark. She never gave it much thought. But at the height of the Covid-19 […]]]>

Olivia Hillier’s secondary hustle started with a $5 t-shirt she found at a thrift store.

Hillier, a medical student at Oakland University, based in Rochester, Michigan, has had some experience selling a few of her own vintage clothes on resale app Poshmark. She never gave it much thought. But at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, she noticed other Poshmark sellers taking advantage of “flipping” trendy thrift store finds.

Motivated by impending student loans—medical school tuition cost her about $220,000 over four years—she began studying their strategies and using them to create her own stampede.

This first t-shirt sold for $20. Since then, Hillier’s side hustle has brought in more than $117,000 in total revenue, including $85,000 last year alone. He currently averages $6,000 to $7,000 a month in profit, according to documents reviewed by CNBC Make It, recently helping him buy a five-bedroom house.

“If I didn’t have this business, I wouldn’t even have a savings account,” Hillier, 26, told CNBC Make It. “And I would have to take out loans to cover my living expenses, in addition to tuition.”

Hillier graduated from medical school on Friday and immediately moved to Kansas with her husband to begin a residency in family medicine. She says the income from her side hustle helped them cover $25,000 in closing costs and a down payment on their new home, and that will more than cover their mortgage payments of $2,100 a month.

Of course, not everyone’s closet is conducive to such a lucrative business. Here’s how Hillier built his side hustle:

Adapt your business model

Hillier’s research began in August 2020, when she noticed that other Poshmark sellers were posting thousands of items that couldn’t have come from their own closets. She learned that many source their supplies from thrift stores and retailers like Nordstrom Rack and TJ Maxx.

She spent the next two months testing the methods of various vendors. She focused on one style — vibrant vintage statement pieces — because those items sold out the fastest. Her store has gained traction with a “young professional” audience of mostly women between the ages of 25 and 40, she says.

But she didn’t earn much money. Initially, she charged between $20 and $30 per article, regardless of the source of each article. After researching the prices of similar commonly sold pieces, both on Poshmark and at popular retailers, she adjusted. Now her dresses — which she says are her most popular items — each sell for between $25 and $200, depending on their brand and retail value.

Hillier says high-quality photos are important: “Good lighting can mean the difference between a $5 and $100 sale.”

Olivia Hillier

However, Hillier’s sideways hustle didn’t really take off until she found a routine to balance selling clothes with medical school.

On Fridays, she would run from class to thrift stores, spending her evenings sorting and cleaning clothes. On Sundays, she would model and take photos of her new stock. On Mondays, between hospital rotations, she would upload new products to her Poshmark closet. And every other day she would run to the post office.

“You have to be regimented and have a routine,” says Hillier. “If I didn’t love him so much, I wouldn’t take the time for this.”

Enlarge your closet

Hillier says she now spends between 20 and 40 hours a week researching, posting and shipping clothes. His vast inventory – now over 1,100 items – has helped maintain a steady income, even in the weeks when the hospital takes over his life.

The system is not perfect. For example, Hillier notes that Poshmark keeps 20% of every purchase over $15. Depop, a competing platform, only takes 10%. And Facebook Marketplace currently doesn’t charge anything at all to sellers with a Facebook Shop.

For Hillier, Poshmark’s user-friendly services are worth it. When someone buys an item on Poshmark, the platform emails the seller a label with a pre-populated weight and shipping address. All the seller has to do is stick the label on the box and drop it off at the post office.

The platform also helps deal with buyer complaints and feedback, which Hillier says she would otherwise struggle with.

“It’s sometimes difficult to negotiate with people, and you can’t please everyone,” she says.

Platform fees don’t seem to be slowing down Hillier’s progress. His side business has already brought in more than $55,000 in revenue in 2022.

In her new Kansas home, Hillier and her husband — a commercial pilot with SkyWest Airlines — have already designated a “Poshmark room.” Part of the money from his side business pays for the mortgage on the house. The rest, she says, will go towards new furniture, travel, their two dogs and paying off student loans.

“A lot of people can’t get a steady job in medical school because they don’t have the time or the flexibility,” Hillier says. “It’s nice to not only have time to do something I love, but also to afford other things…I want this business to continue during residency, and hope to continue when I’m a doctor. treating.”

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A story of Trader Joe’s and Joe Coulombe, the man behind the brand https://naturabebes.com/a-story-of-trader-joes-and-joe-coulombe-the-man-behind-the-brand/ Sat, 07 May 2022 09:31:00 +0000 https://naturabebes.com/a-story-of-trader-joes-and-joe-coulombe-the-man-behind-the-brand/ Joe Coulombe, owner of a struggling convenience store in Los Angeles, decided in 1967 to open a chain of grocery stores to appeal to the small but growing number of well-educated and well-traveled consumers that traditional supermarkets were ignoring. “I have an ideal audience in mind,” he told the Los Angeles Times in 1981. “He’s […]]]>

Joe Coulombe, owner of a struggling convenience store in Los Angeles, decided in 1967 to open a chain of grocery stores to appeal to the small but growing number of well-educated and well-traveled consumers that traditional supermarkets were ignoring.

“I have an ideal audience in mind,” he told the Los Angeles Times in 1981. “He’s a person who got a Fulbright scholarship, went to Europe for a few years, and developed a taste for something other than regular Velveeta beer and Folgers coffee,” he said.

Coulombe acknowledged that international travel was about to explode with the arrival of the new Boeing 747 on the market. For the name of its new boutique, Coulombe landed on Trader Joe’s to conjure up exotic images of the South Seas. The name was inspired by Trader Vic’s, a popular Tiki Bar restaurant established in California.

A marketing expert thought it was a terrible name – “Trader” was “something associated with the sale of faulty horse flesh”, Coulombe said in his memoir, “Become Trader Joe”, published in 2021, a year after his death at 89.

But it stuck, and the first Trader Joe’s opened in Pasadena, California in 1967. The location was ideal for its new target clientele, surrounded by college campuses, a hospital, and major engineering firms.

“He was a grocery outsider who could see things differently,” said Benjamin Lorr, author of “The Secret Life of the Grocery: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket”. “He wanted to tap into this idea that food was an exploration, that food was a journey and an adventure.”

Nautical theme

The first Trader Joe’s store had a nautical theme with marine artifacts including a ship’s bell, fishing net and half a rowboat. The exit counter was an island with a roof. Employees wore Polynesian shirts and Bermuda shorts. The director was called captain and the assistant was second. And singsong Hawaiian music played on the speakers.

But the merchandise was nothing like what you would find at a Trader Joe’s today.

The original store offered a typical assortment of groceries, as well as discounted magazines, books, socks and stockings, records and photos. The big draw, however, was the liquor selection.

California had fair trade liquor laws, so manufacturers set minimum prices and it was illegal to go below that. Since Coulombe could not compete by offering low prices, he recognized that he had to offer a wide variety to stand out.

The first Trader Joe’s boasted the largest assortment of liquor in the world – 100 brands of scotch, 50 brands of bourbon and gin, and 14 types of tequila.

Coulombe eventually found a loophole in California’s fair trade laws that allowed his shop to import high-end French wine and sell it at lower prices than his competitors, helping him reach connoisseurs. of wine. (It wasn’t until years later that Trader Joe’s released its famous $1.99 Charles Shaw wine, known as “Two-Buck Chuck”.)

health craze

In the early 1970s, Coulombe seized on the growing health food movement, believing it would attract the same kind of customers who also happened to be wine connoisseurs.

“His ideas for marketing groceries came from his marketing of wine,” said Benjamin Lorr.

Trader Joe’s first private label product was granola, then he started adding freshly squeezed orange juice, vitamins, nuts, dried foods and cheese. At one time, Trader Joe’s was the largest American importer of brie.

Coulombe immersed himself in health food culture in Berkeley and San Francisco.

“I hired a young hippie woman from the University of California, Santa Cruz to teach us the lingo,” he said.

Brandenburg brownies and Sir Issac Newtons

In 1977 Coulombe remade Trader Joe’s again – setting it on a path that would be more familiar to customers today.

In response to the end of fair trade liquor laws in California and other price control systems, Trader Joe’s needed new ways to increase profits and stay competitive. He eliminated most household staples and essential cleaning supplies and focused on food. He also reduced the number of items he carried and switched to selling largely private label items.

“As we evolved Trader Joe’s, its biggest departure from the norm wasn’t its size or decor,” Coulombe said. “It was our dedication to product knowledge, something that was completely alien to the retail culture, and the fact that we turned our backs on branded products.”

The company has even positioned its private labels and brand image to connect with well-educated shoppers — Brandenburg Brownies and Sir Issac Newtons, for example — Coulombe said.

Creating strong private label offerings to compete with national brands would be one of his legacies in the supermarket industry, Lorr said. “It changed the balance of the grocery industry. Suddenly grocers are empowered in ways they weren’t.”

But Coulombe resisted opening dozens of new stores.

Trader Joe's now has over 500 stores in the United States.

The handful of stores Coulombe opened were in Southern California, which matched the demographic he was looking for – teachers, musicians, journalists and other professionals.

In 1979 Coulombe sold Trader Joe’s to the family of Theo Albrecht, then owner of the Aldi grocery chain in Europe. (Aldi in the US is separately owned by the family of Theo Albrecht’s brother, Karl.)

Aldi executives used to travel from Germany to visit Trader Joe’s about once a year, but they took a hands-off approach to overseeing the growing chain.

By the time Coulombe left his position as general manager in 1988, Trader Joe’s had 27 stores in California and an estimated revenue of $150 million.

This would be his successor as CEO, John Shields, a former Stanford fraternity brother, who led Trader Joe’s out of California and turned it into a national chain. In 1996, Trader Joe’s opened its first two stores on the East Coastboth in suburban Boston.
In 2020, Trader Joe’s had more than 530 stores and estimated revenue of $16.5 billion, according to the latest available data from Supermarket News.

“My successors at Trader Joe’s have taken a chain of 30 stores nationwide with remarkable adherence to the core concepts we started with,” Coulombe said in 2010.

]]> Shopping amid inflation adds to consumer stress, Vericast survey finds https://naturabebes.com/shopping-amid-inflation-adds-to-consumer-stress-vericast-survey-finds/ Thu, 05 May 2022 15:25:00 +0000 https://naturabebes.com/shopping-amid-inflation-adds-to-consumer-stress-vericast-survey-finds/ To assess changes in consumer behavior in times of inflation, Vericast, a leading marketing solutions company, recently conducted a survey of 1,000 American adults and found that trying to make money last also weighs heavily on consumers’ minds. Particularly stressful factors – such as a loss of confidence in the ability to pay bills on […]]]>

To assess changes in consumer behavior in times of inflation, Vericast, a leading marketing solutions company, recently conducted a survey of 1,000 American adults and found that trying to make money last also weighs heavily on consumers’ minds. Particularly stressful factors – such as a loss of confidence in the ability to pay bills on time and buy basic necessities like food (70% expressed this sentiment) – pose a challenge for consumers.

As a result, consumers are more intentional in their spending to ease tensions and explore ways to cope with rising prices, such as buying more private labels, limiting spending in certain areas, and strategically allocating tax refunds. . Many also take advantage of meal discounts whenever possible.

With the ongoing challenges of rising operational costs, talent shortages, and supply chain bottlenecks, businesses face pressure from many directions. To sustain near- and long-term growth amid these hurdles, brands must prioritize staying on top of consumers’ minds in the moments that matter. Providing offers is brand-aware, but it’s more important than ever to target those offers based on audience interests, as well as aligning them with product availability.

“Our survey results reveal opportunities for brands and marketers to better engage with consumers by helping them navigate financial challenges in times of inflation,” said Dave Cesaro, Executive Director Client Strategy at Vericast. “As the dollar goes down, consumers are getting smarter with their money. Brands can build credibility and stand out from competitors by providing value in the form of discounts and offers, which can help consumers feeling more in control of their mental, physical and financial health given the fatigue of the past two years.”

Additional survey results include:

  • Inflation leads to changes in buying behavior
    • The survey indicated a strong desire to be smart about money and to limit spending. Seventy-two percent of respondents say they buy more store or private label products to save money.
      • Millennials (77%) and Gen X (76%) have the highest number of respondents to describe this as their strategy.
    • Although they change brands, many do not change stores. Sixty-four percent say they haven’t changed grocery stores in the past six months.
  • Discounts are a priority among high prices
    • The results show that brands and marketers should offer discounts more than ever, as 88% of consumers surveyed say a coupon would motivate them to try a new brand or store.
    • While 31% limit spending on non-essential items as their best way to save money, seeking more coupons or discounts (13%) and shopping in the sale section (12%) are other ways to save.
  • Restaurants are particularly at risk of losing customers
    • When asked how restaurant behaviors have changed over the past six months, 61% of respondents said they dine out less often or order takeout.
      • Sixty-seven percent of Gen X agreed, along with 62% of Gen Y.
    • Only 27% said they hadn’t changed how often they dined out or ordered takeout in the past six months.
    • Rising gasoline prices are also diverting consumer spending away from restaurants. According to recent datalimited-service and full-service restaurants are the main areas for spending cuts as gas prices rise.
  • Spending will be limited between multiple categories
    • Consumers identified clothing and accessories as the top category where their spending will be limited this year, followed by groceries.
    • Dental health has also become a priority, with 29% saying inflation has an impact on their decision to seek dental care.

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Vericast reinvents marketing solutions one human connection at a time. By influencing the way more than 120 million households eat, buy, buy, save and borrow, Vericast fuels commerce, drives economic growth and directly accelerates the earning potential of thousands of brands and businesses. While its award-winning portfolio of products, technologies and solutions is part of Vericast’s history, its people are the real differentiators; pioneers in data intelligence, marketing services, transaction solutions, campaign management and media delivery.

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The 25 Best Cheap Prom Dresses Under $200 in 2022 https://naturabebes.com/the-25-best-cheap-prom-dresses-under-200-in-2022/ Tue, 03 May 2022 18:47:00 +0000 https://naturabebes.com/the-25-best-cheap-prom-dresses-under-200-in-2022/ The New York Post may be compensated and/or receive an affiliate commission if you purchase through our links. Prom season is here, which means we’re into the elegant dresses, freshly bloomed flowers, and keepsakes that will adorn your photo frames and Instagram accounts for years to come. Whether you’re heading out for a night out […]]]>

Prom season is here, which means we’re into the elegant dresses, freshly bloomed flowers, and keepsakes that will adorn your photo frames and Instagram accounts for years to come.

Whether you’re heading out for a night out you’ll always remember with a partner or best friend (or even solo, #hereforit), your dream dress is within reach.

But those skyrocketing prices may lead you to another, more affordable route — and rightly so.

We’ve rounded up this year’s edition of the 25 Best Prom Dresses Under $200. We heard it all too – you will only wear it once; it’s only one night – but we don’t compromise style in the process.

Not to mention, these coveted styles can be worn again at future weddings, galas, and other formal events if you want something a little dressier than the best cocktail dresses.

Additionally, with Windsor Ball Gowns, LulusAmazon and more, you’ll be dressed like new, your comfiest heels to dance to, and a sheer lip gloss to reapply in tow (not to mention a full-size designer clutch).

Click to go to a specific prom dress store:

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We’re practically obsessed with Woosea’s V-Neck Slit Evening Dress, a flattering and simplistic option that’ll make you stand out at prom. It comes in dozens of colors, though this berry fuschia is too crisp to resist. Not to mention, it will photograph well.


Ruidress Lace Applique Chiffon Evening Dress Emerald
Amazon

To make you feel like a princess, look no further than the Ruidress Lace Applique Chiffon Evening Dress. This is another stylish option that comes in many colorways, although emerald is a regal look for a glamorous night out. Plus, the spaghetti straps and lace detailing on the corset are so flattering.


Jaeden Mermaid Evening Dress, Blue
Amazon

For a fitted dress, Jaeden has a beautiful evening dress with stunning lace detailing, an off-the-shoulder cut and a slim cinched waistband to tie the whole look together. We love all her shades, but this periwinkle is unique and unlike any other we’ve seen.


Ever-Pretty Mermaid Navy Plus Size Evening Dress
Amazon

Look your best in Ever-Pretty’s Mermaid Evening Dress, a pretty plus size option that has head-to-toe beading that’ll shine on the dance floor. Plus, the subtle tulle trumpet hemline and ombre style applique are beauties in their own right.


YDRMS Pink Sequin Two Piece Party Dress
Amazon

We can’t get enough of this gorgeous two-piece prom dress that shimmers from head to toe with a sexy glow. Light pink is our favorite girly-girl option, though others are just as beautiful, and it’s unheard of for a dress this good under $100.


Susana Asymmetric Off-the-Shoulder Mermaid Dress, Black
Windsor

Who says you can’t wear the long version of your favorite LBD to prom? From the off-the-shoulder design to its simplistic nature, you can’t go wrong with this affordable prom dress option (especially when paired with fun earrings or a colored bracelet).


Lulus Dreaming of This Embroidered Lace Maxi Dress, Lavender
Lulus

What better way to ring in warm weather with a lavender dress? Everything from its tank straps to its dramatic slit keep bringing us back to this dress. Not to mention the sub-$100 price tag and intricate lace detailing.


Sunshine Formal Open Back Glitter Dress, teal
Windsor

Impress your guest with a fun metallic option that will make you feel like you’ve taken a trip to the Oscars. Its corset style top paired with the long skirt is simply divine and with this dress you will look ultra glamorous with shimmering eyeshadow and delicate fine jewelry.


Blueberry Blue Open Back Prom Dress
prom girl

As one of the styles on this list that simply looks designer, stick to this open back blueberry blue prom dress for a more luxurious dress. The low V cut mixed with the double spaghetti straps will never go out of style (and look at that color)!


Michael Costello x Revolve Addison Maxi Dress, Baby Blue
Turn

Add style to your prom dress with this runway-ready design from Michael Costello. Available from Revolve, we love the scoop neckline, slits and ruched detailing (oh, and that sky blue color that will instantly turn heads).


Missord Mermaid Hem Bardot Sequin Prom Dress, gold
SHEIN

Stand out on the evening of the golden ball! Missord’s Mermaid Hem Bardot Sequin Prom Dress is a look that will look like so good with natural tan makeup and gold evening earrings (like this pair from Amazon). It gives us high-end honeycomb-turned-stylish vibes that we love.


Lulus Song of Love Off Shoulder Maxi Dress, Hot Pink
Lulus

Prom is one of the most exciting nights of your life, so why not spice things up with some hot pink? This off-the-shoulder bodycon option is pure bliss and something Barbie would definitely approve of. Plus, the $109 price tag is refreshing for a dress of this style.


SHEIN Plus Size Flutter Sleeve Ball Gown Baby Blue
SHEIN

Adopt a bohemian look with this dress with flutter sleeves that flatters all body types, including large sizes. Paired with your favorite statement jewelry and a voluminous hairstyle (made possible with the best curling irons and wands), and you’ve got yourself a prom night winner.


Two-piece ball gown, ivory
prom girl

If “Bridgerton” took place in 2022, this would be the dress all socialites would wear. How fascinating is this luxury option from PromGirl? From the swirly skirt to her beaded top, it’s an upscale neutral option we’d wear if we were to RSVP to prom this year.


Jasmine One Shoulder Sequin Mermaid Dress, Sequin Damask Pattern
Windsor

Damask is back and better than ever in this black and nude prom dress that’s undeniably one of the most unique styles we’ve seen. The subtle one-shoulder design is ultra-sleek, and when paired with a black clutch, it looks perfect.


Geometric Sequin Mermaid Hem Prom Dress
SHEIN

This iridescent prom dress is everything we dream of, from its purple and gold flecked print to its flattering style. For under $100, it’s a proven steal and when we say no one will have anything like it, we mean it.


Ever-Pretty Plus Size Off The Shoulder Sequin Dress, Purple
Amazon

As one of the more affordable (and flattering) plus-size options, Ever-Pretty has this beautiful mauve dress with stunning off-the-shoulder and sequin detailing. We can’t believe it’s under $50 from Amazon (and it comes in other colors too).


Jaeden Mermaid Trumpet Ball Gown, Purple
Amazon

They say “business in the front, party in the back” but, for this royal-leaning prom dress, party is definitively basically. Available in virtually every color under the sun, Amazon makes Sherri Hill approachable with Jaeden’s style, especially for its quality, sweetheart neckline and irresistible train.


Geshun V-Neck Ball Gown with Pockets, Pink
Amazon

Let’s talk about the color pink for a prom – a colorway that’s unique and will look absolutely stunning in photos (and with a blush bodice). This slit front dress is elegant, timeless and something you’ll be comfortable in all night long.


Kaliyah high slit lurex formal dress, nude
Windsor

For $100, it’s worth picking up the Kaliyah Formal High Slit Lurex Dress from Windsor. The off-the-shoulder crossover bodice is prom-ready, along with its front hemline and subtle sequined nature.


Lulus Strut and Stun Satin Halter Two Piece Maxi Dress, Emerald Green
Lulus

If comfort is your priority, the Strut and Stun satin two-piece maxi dress from Lulus is calling your name. This jumpsuit style prom dress is simplistic and it is the best value, especially for a future occasion.


Simply Plus Size Red V-Neck Prom Dress
prom girl

When it comes to prom, you can’t go wrong with a hot red. This plus size option under $200 is made to perfection, hugging your body in all the right places. Plus, the halter top would look amazing with an updo.


Off-the-shoulder formal dress with floral print, navy blue
prom girl

Flowers, flowers, flowers – aka the girly-girl route for prom night. Go all out in this off the shoulder dress that adds a bit more to a solid color option. For $129, it’s worth adding to the cart.


Homdor off-the-shoulder prom dress, aqua
Amazon

Now, this is ready for the red carpet. Available in a multitude of shades, the off-the-shoulder prom dress by Homdor is a dress that no one will forget. Specifically, this navy color is one we want to wear and never take off – one of our favorite dresses we’ve found.


Taokepy Chiffon Off Shoulder Peach Ball Gown
Amazon

Elegant and classic, Taokepy’s Chiffon Off-the-Shoulder Ball Gown is a beautiful dress with a flowing skirt and accented appliqué detailing. We love this peachy color, though this affordable style also comes in other pastels and moody tones.


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Aussie Swimwear Label Fella opens its first physical store in a luxurious terrace in Paddington https://naturabebes.com/aussie-swimwear-label-fella-opens-its-first-physical-store-in-a-luxurious-terrace-in-paddington/ Mon, 02 May 2022 03:52:53 +0000 https://naturabebes.com/aussie-swimwear-label-fella-opens-its-first-physical-store-in-a-luxurious-terrace-in-paddington/ When Rosie Iffla and Christine Tang-Corte founded Fella in 2012, Australia’s swimwear landscape was dominated by big name surf brands and skimpy bikinis. “The only companies that existed were the giants like Seafolly, Tigerlily, Zimmermann and… the surf brands,” says Iffla. Large format. “We felt there was a gap in the market for a small […]]]>

When Rosie Iffla and Christine Tang-Corte founded Fella in 2012, Australia’s swimwear landscape was dominated by big name surf brands and skimpy bikinis.

“The only companies that existed were the giants like Seafolly, Tigerlily, Zimmermann and… the surf brands,” says Iffla. Large format. “We felt there was a gap in the market for a small brand that focused on minimal lines and quality construction with no frills or unnecessary padding.”

The result was Fella, which celebrates a decade of elegant simplicity and high craftsmanship – previously only available online and through other retailers – by opening its first physical store on William Street in Paddington.

The boutique, located on a heritage terrace, reflects the contemporary yet classic chic aesthetic of the brand. It was designed in collaboration with Alexandra Ponting of AP Design House.

As a nod to ocean waves, curves feature prominently — as in the undulating blackened steel railings from which bathing suits hang and in the patterns on the two-tone marble floor. Rich textures echo the signature jacquard weaves of Fella swimwear, from eggshell rendering on walls to plush rugs in dressing rooms.

The store has a dual function: not only is it a space where customers can try on Fella’s pieces, but it also gives the company the opportunity to grow behind the scenes.

“We had outgrown our office and Tang suggested that if we had to buy another one, why not make a store?” Iffla said. “It also made a lot of sense as 70% of our online customers in Australia are from NSW. We wanted them to be able to try on swimwear, find their perfect fit and size, and also be equipped for custom alterations when needed.

In store, you’ll find the brand’s core line of solid-color bikinis and one-pieces, plus a new collaboration with fashion designer Lucy Folk. With smaller production runs than big swimwear companies, you’re less likely to find yourself hitting the beach with a friend, while bikini tops and one-pieces are designed to take you from the shore. swimming pool at the bar.

“Our whole concept of the brand was to create versatile pieces so you could wear them under a cotton shirt like a pseudo-bra or even as a crop top with wide-leg pants,” Iffla explains.

You can easily buy a bikini top, slip it on and take a 100m stroll down one of Sydney’s prettiest streets to celebrate your purchase with a drink at 10 William St.

“Paddington’s architecture really suits our brand as the buildings have some nice bones, and 10 William Street happens to be one of our favorite bars, so it’s pretty practical too,” says Iffla.

Guys
37 William Street, Paddington
(02) 8859 2371

Hours:
Tue & Wed 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thu & Fri 10am–6pm
Sat 10am–5pm

fellaswim.com
@fellaswim

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The best places to buy vintage online, plus other second-hand and resale fashion destinations https://naturabebes.com/the-best-places-to-buy-vintage-online-plus-other-second-hand-and-resale-fashion-destinations/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 01:47:08 +0000 https://naturabebes.com/the-best-places-to-buy-vintage-online-plus-other-second-hand-and-resale-fashion-destinations/ Ask me who makes my dress/skirt/bag and nine times out of ten I’ll say “it’s vintage!” With a closet jam-packed with pieces from the 50s, 60s, and 80s, I was able to find the best places to buy vintage online. Vintage die-hards might tell you that to get the good stuff, you’ll have to go […]]]>

Ask me who makes my dress/skirt/bag and nine times out of ten I’ll say “it’s vintage!” With a closet jam-packed with pieces from the 50s, 60s, and 80s, I was able to find the best places to buy vintage online.

Vintage die-hards might tell you that to get the good stuff, you’ll have to go offline. Typically, vintage dealers do not sell online. In addition, you must touch, smell and (above all!) try your vintage before giving it new life. But that said, there are corners of the internet that offer a wealth of vintage. In other words, if you know what you are looking for.

Just like the word “fashion”, “vintage” encompasses many things. It is loosely interpreted as clothing and accessories created 20 or more years ago. And to deserve the label of antiquity, an object must have aged 100 years or more. At press time, anything pre-2002 is indeed considered vintage, but the nuances don’t stop there. There’s also resale, consignment, second-hand and archival, all of which are terms used in the world of fashion PR to describe things that aren’t. enough vintage, but on the way.

Personally, I gravitate towards incredibly dated pieces, and to find them I have to be strategic about where I shop. While I love The real real, I’m not likely to find my ingenious ’60s summer day dresses there. Instead, I’ll find seasons-old Marc Jacobs for a steal. When I’m looking for museum-worthy pieces, I head to Shrimpton Couture. And when I feel like shopping in stylish It girls closets, that’s it Dora Mar. (And if I ever find myself craving a TikTok fit, then maybe I’ll end up on Depop.)

Since it’s so easy to get lost in this space, here’s a little map (compiled with help from Liana Satenstein) to help you find your vintage treasure. A list of our favorite and best places to buy vintage (or used) online, below.

Let’s start with the most lively. You probably already know and love The RealReal for its painless checkout process and easy-to-use app that makes second-hand shopping easy. Launched in 2001 by Julie Wainwright in San Francisco, The RealReal offers authentic second-hand luxury. Think Balenciaga’s pre-loved it-bags and recent Oscar de la Renta sundresses. The RealReal really stands out as a place where selling is as fun as shopping – a circular fashion destination indeed.

Khaite striped wool sweater

Mark Cross leather handbag

Have you ever loved someone’s style so much you wished you could raid their closet? Well, that’s precisely what Lauren Wilson, CEO and Founder of Dora Maar, set out to do. Named after the French photographer, poet and painter, Maar was also the lover of a certain Mr. Pablo Picasso and featured in many of his paintings. In a nutshell, she was his muse, and muses are the essence of Wilson’s site, which launched in 2019. Hand-picked people (like Natalie Bloomingdale’s, Lauren Levison, Edward Barsamian, editorial content manager for vogue México and Latinoamérica Karla Martinez de Salas, and yours truly) will list their treasures on Dora Maar for everyone to shop. For shoppers, it’s the perfect way to access a style you admire. Expect immaculate Erdem dresses, feminine handbags, rare Alaïa and a bit of vintage. For sellers, you can also sell anonymously, but better yet, name yourself as DoMa Muse! You will be in excellent company.

Markarian Snapdragon Pink Floral Dress

Erdem strapless floral midi dress

Looking for that aughties Tom Ford Gucci? That Todd Oldham from the 80s? This Comme des Garçons of the 90s? Look no further than James Veloria. A true vintage store, James Veloria is one of the few purveyors of vintage fashion that’s just as fun to shop online as it is to shop in-store, located in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Founded by two vintage-obsessed fashion enthusiasts, Collin James and Brandon Veloria, the store is known to attract many vogue editors. According to Liana Satenstein, “James Veloria has long been a vintage haven. They have the best designer pieces, sometimes sung and overlooked. Although a New York landmark at this point, James Veloria offers an equally stellar selection online, so you can get a slice of downtown in your wardrobe no matter where you live.

Green and white tunic Jean Paul Gaultier S/S 1994

Pop Art Moschino S/S 1991 Comic Book Print Top

While not exactly a vintage store, Etsy is the platform used by several small business vintage stores across the country and one of my favorite destinations for vintage. It’s especially great for shoppers looking for pieces from the early 40s, 50s and 60s. Looking for that Betty Draper dress to wear to a garden party? Just search for exactly that and the results are plentiful. Or how about a bolder change from Edie Sedgwick? You will find it too. Simply filter your results to search only vintage and you’ll be presented with pages and pages of retro parts. Plus, buying Etsy means supporting local small businesses.

Dusty Butterfly Shop rare vintage 60s mod mini dress

Simplicity is the 1950s Bliss vintage dress

Consider 1stdibs Etsy’s most demanding older sibling (and eBay and any other marketplace style e-merchant). Museum-level vintage dealers (most without a physical store) flock to 1stdibs to fill their online stores with pristine Pucci kaftans and let’s not forget antique jewelry. Bonus points go to 1stdibs for provenance and historical information provided by sellers. To buy 1stdibs is to follow a little fashion history lesson. After all, Michael Bruno founded the market after visiting the famous Paris Flea Market.

Vintage Halston Ombre Silk Dress

1930s Art Deco ring in 18 carat white gold paved with diamonds

If a social app and a thrift store had a baby, it would be Depop. Beloved by GenZ, Depop is one of the younger destinations on this list. Started in 2011 in Roncade, Italy by Simon Beckerman, Depop is now a global peer-to-peer marketplace based in London and sometimes these “peers” are followed. Olivia Rodrigo caused a stun when she threw her closet on Depop last year. Raising money for charity, Rodrigo sold items worn on his music video sets, all of which sold out instantly. Megan Thee Stallion, Princess Nokia, Dita von Teese, Lily Allen and Paloma Elsesser are some of Depop’s best-known members.

Urban Outfitters Bria Bucket Hat

Vintage 70s Dreamy Silky Babydoll Dress

Fashion historians have long followed Shrimpton Couture. Even if you’re not interested in buying a metallic Zandra Rhodes dress, you should probably find out a little more. Fashion is all about credentials, after all, and no one knows that better than SC founder Cherie Balch. Based in Canada, the boutique and its Instagram account tell the story of an individual garment’s provenance and if you weren’t sure why Rhodes (for example) deserves your attention, Balch is here to tell you why. Following the store’s Instagram account is an experience in itself, but head to the website to witness a top-notch selection of high-end vintage.

Versace Spring 1991 Couture Green Silk Runway Suit with Stitched Pockets

Christian Dior by Marc Bohan dress in black silk taffeta with extravagant ruffles

Last year, when fashion conglomerate Kering (parent company of Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta) invested a pretty penny in French resale site Vestiaire, it marked a turning point in history. of fashion. Brands have tended to turn a blind eye to the used market, but Kering has been in on all the action. Founded in 2006, Vestiaire is called a collective partly because the inventory is generated by users, but also, there were six founders. What distinguishes Vestiaire from a traditional resale platform is that Vestiaire acts as an authenticated intermediary. Upload your Gucci bag to the site with your own photos. Once sold, you send it to Vestiaire to authenticate before it reaches its final destination. Shoppers can expect all the designer brands they’re hoping for.

Gucci x Balenciaga necklace

$2,700

CLOAKROOM COLLECTIVE

Rebag’s second-hand handbag deals are as good as it gets. Since so many bags are in pristine condition, you may wonder if something has ever been transported or not. But the beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the novelty isn’t too different. Launched in 2014 by Charles Gorra, Rebag stands out with its instant offer technology. Those looking to sell or trade their luxury handbags will receive payment upfront. And just this month, Rebag launched its partnership with Operating mode— head to Moda to shop for second-hand luxury bags for the very first time.

Balenciaga City Classic Metallic Trim Bag

Second-hand Fendi fur Peekaboo bag Moda Archive x Rebag

This next recommendation also comes from Liana Satenstein. “Fun fact: I only met Olivia Haroutounian once, it was for a story for vogue when she was in town from Texas. But I’ve been buying from her for over two years. She’s still in college but has a veteran’s eye for vintage and impeccable taste: fun, chic and something extraordinary. sex and the city. She does not buy according to trends but according to what she personally likes. Her designers are often iconic but under the radar and every item from her is a piece of fashion history.

Jean Paul Gaultier Fight Racism Jacket

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The truth about the figure behind the Johnnie Walker label https://naturabebes.com/the-truth-about-the-figure-behind-the-johnnie-walker-label/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 11:57:00 +0000 https://naturabebes.com/the-truth-about-the-figure-behind-the-johnnie-walker-label/ The Striding Man was drawn by illustrator Tom Browne in 1909. The accompanying slogan at the time was “Born 1820: Still Going Strong” (via 1000 LOGOs). Although the original artwork is much more detailed than what we see in bars today, it’s unclear if it’s intended to depict Johnnie Walker himself or just his entrepreneurial […]]]>

The Striding Man was drawn by illustrator Tom Browne in 1909. The accompanying slogan at the time was “Born 1820: Still Going Strong” (via 1000 LOGOs). Although the original artwork is much more detailed than what we see in bars today, it’s unclear if it’s intended to depict Johnnie Walker himself or just his entrepreneurial spirit. As it is written on the brand’s website: “Suddenly, John Walker the Victorian grocer became Johnnie Walker, the Edwardian dandy.”

According to Home Wet Bar, the brand continued to grow from there with its founder’s iconic silhouette adorning every bottle. They would also add more offerings to their whiskey lineup. This includes their gold, platinum, and silver labels, as well as the top of the line Blue Label which will cost you $180 to add to your home bar.

Over the years, the logo will also change. It slowly moved with each redesign towards the minimalist figure that most drinkers are familiar with today. Their tagline would also be reduced to the incredibly simple, “Keep Walking” (via 1000 LOGOs).

Whether you enjoy your Johnnie Walker on the rocks, paired with your favorite soda, or add a smoky sweetness to your favorite cocktail, every sip carries on a 200-year legacy of fine whiskey.

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