• Handbags and luggages

    Has Carrie Bradshaw Traded in ‘It’ Bags for NPR Totes?

    Carrie Bradshaw was the character who launched a dozen designer ‘It’ bag trends. Her early embrace of the Fendi baguette bag both turned the item into a hot seller and cemented the original Sex and the City’s prowess as a fashion trendsetter. Over the years, the fictional newspaper columnist also somehow managed to afford a Dior saddlebag, a Gucci belt bag, various monogrammed logo bags, and even an Hermés Birkin. Sure, we all know her biggest accessories passion was shoes, but she never skimped when it came to what was on her arm either. Though, paparazzi photos from the  

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  • Clothing

    Families Splurge On Clothes And Electronics In Likely Record Back-To-School Spree : NPR

    Some families already got a head start on shopping for the school year when Amazon, Walmart, Target and others held huge summer sales. Now, parents are getting a new financial boost from the government: an increased child tax credit of up to $3,000 for school-age children. Michele Abercrombie/NPR hide caption toggle caption Michele Abercrombie/NPR Some families already got a head start on shopping for the school year when Amazon, Walmart, Target and others held huge summer sales. Now, parents are getting a new financial boost from the government: an increased child tax credit of up to $3,000 for school-age children. 

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  • DIY Style

    Here’s A Peek Inside Sun Valley’s ‘Summer Camp For Billionaires’ : NPR

    From left to right, Dana Blumberg stands next to her boyfriend, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as they talk after a session at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on Thursday in Sun Valley, Idaho. Top execs across media, tech and sports gathered for their annual event known as “summer camp for billionaires.” Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images From left to right, Dana Blumberg stands next to her boyfriend, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg  

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  • Special Packages

    FBI Secure-Phone Sting Nets More than 800 Arrests Worldwide : NPR

    A man was arrested in an international sting operation targeting drug smugglers. Australian Federal Police blurred the suspect’s face due to privacy concerns. Alison Brown/Australian Federal Police hide caption toggle caption Alison Brown/Australian Federal Police A man was arrested in an international sting operation targeting drug smugglers. Australian Federal Police blurred the suspect’s face due to privacy concerns. Alison Brown/Australian Federal Police The criminals texted each other about drug deals and money laundering, confident in special encrypted devices using a platform dubbed Anom. There was just one problem for the crime rings: The FBI was being copied on every message  

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  • Clothing

    How To Make Natural Tie Dye Using Avocados : NPR

    Clare Marie Schneider/NPR Clare Marie Schneider/NPR Avocado pits or onion skins are all you need to give an old t-shirt new life — and rethink your waste. Eliza Wapner of Lil Bits Cloth, a friend of Life Kit who uses plant-based dying practices to hand-make garments, says it’s all about “rediscovering what’s around you and what is already in your environment and turning that into an artistic practice.” We’re all about starting a new hobby, so we asked Wapner to walk us through a dye recipe that uses basic household items such as laundry detergent and avocado skins and  

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  • Clothing

    How To Sew Your Own Clothes : Life Kit : NPR

    A basic hand-sewing kit includes thread, hand-sewing needles, a thimble, beeswax, a pair of fabric scissors, an iron and ironing board. Photo illustration by Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption toggle caption Photo illustration by Becky Harlan/NPR A basic hand-sewing kit includes thread, hand-sewing needles, a thimble, beeswax, a pair of fabric scissors, an iron and ironing board. Photo illustration by Becky Harlan/NPR Early in the coronavirus pandemic, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first recommended wearing masks and supplies of personal protective equipment were limited, home sewers kicked into gear and started making their own. People bought so many  

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  • Exclusive style

    4 Tricks To Find The Sneakers You Want : Life Kit : NPR

    Sneakerheads who remember waiting in line outside places like NikeTown for exclusive sneaker releases already know that world is changing. It’s been replaced with apps like Nike’s SNKRS, which allows users to put their names into a digital line. And shoes, especially the exclusive and hyped up releases, can sell out in a few minutes. So, what do you do when it feels like you – and everyone else – has their eye on the same sneakers? The first thing you need to do is understand that all of it is by design, says Adena Jones, the co-creator of a  

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