Weekly Link Roundup

BLANKNYC Suede Moto Jacket (additional color here)

▪ A reader wrote to say that the BLANKNYC Suede Moto Jacket, which I love (and is 40% off at Bloomingdale’s), has been restocked in select colors and sizes.

▪ At last, Kate Spade has found a buyer.

▪ I really enjoyed this Bloomberg piece on Walmart’s (most important? last?) stand against Amazon; I find the bromance between Lore and McMillon fascinating.
Why can’t we all be introduced to the CEO of Walmart, become instant
bffs with him, convince him to acquire our 15-month-old startup for $3.3
billion, and pay us a (non-performance based) salary 10x what he makes.

▪ If you are still shopping for last-minute Mother’s Day presents, check your inbox for unique Saks discounts. Here are a few codes for those of you who are non-subscribers: SAKSEWAVK5CN (20% off); SAKSEV2ZQM9Y (15% off); and SAKSEV4V7CVQ (15% off). Use code MOMRUSH for free rush shipping until 05/10 at 6PM.

▪ Fake mews alert?! The headline of this article assumes the conclusion is cut and dried: “Empirical Evidence: Cats Love People.”
Before you celebrate, you should note that the experiment cited studied
only 38 cats. I remain doubtful that it could be replicated and produce
similar results.

Sears is everyone’s favorite to win “retailer mostly likely to plunge into the abyss.”

▪ My first reaction to “How Fidget Spinners Became a Hula Hoop for Generation Z
is… what exactly are fidget spinners? My interest in the subject is
so lacking that despite having read dozens of headlines with the word
“fidget spinner” in them, I still haven’t the faintest idea why people
use them. If you are in the same boat, I found this Vox explainer helpful.

Sale styles at LOFT are an extra 40% off, no code needed. Some picks: Flutter Lace Dress, Swing Sweater, Textured Collarless Blazer, Floral Medallion Shift Dress, and Textured Shirttail Sweater.

▪ Trending now: stories about rich people who consider themselves poor. (Seriously, this is the fourth such article I’ve read in two weeks.)

▪ Also trending: how might Trump be removed from office?

How far is too far when it comes to donut innovations? I draw my line at spaghetti donut.

Maple, free cookie (and “good simple food”) purveyor, shuts down after two years
and $20+ million in venture capital. I would never criticize a startup
that turned venture capital money into 25 tons of free cookies. Your
intentions were noble, Maple.

▪ Be sure to browse Rebecca Minkoff’s online sample sale, where many designs in spring colors are up to 70% off. Some picks: Quilted Affair Bag, Florence Top Handle Crossbody, Hudson Moto Mini, M.A.B. Camera Bag, and Mini M.A.C. Crossbody.

A family friend who is about a decade older than me used to regale me
with stories related to his corporate expense account, and the frequent
flyer miles accrued from traveling for work. I thought of him (and other
corporate travelers who exploit their expense accounts to the fullest
extent) when I read this
Bloomberg piece on how new services have sprung up to incentivize and
convince employees to be more frugal when booking travel

▪ I strongly dislike the idea of a story that attempts to thread the gig economy into “institutional liberalism,” but this New Yorker piece covered the topic well. Definitely a worthwhile read if you are interested in the sharing economy.

▪ I have long been perplexed by the popularity of Gudetama (aptly described as a melancholy cartoon egg yolk), and this Vox video helped me understand the phenomenon better. Hearing his voice really helps. I think I am now a fan too.

▪ Recently purchased: J.O.A. Tiered Off the Shoulder Top, Halogen Ruffle Sleeve Shift Dress, Eliza J Off the Shoulder Sheath Dress, and Leith Ruched Body-Con Tank Dress.

Have a great week, all!

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