Freelance writer currently based in MD. Regularly covering fashion, music and food but open to anything cool. Email me: alisonmbaitz@gmail.com.

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Good Guys Vegan Shoes - Cruelty Free Footwear

A French brand making vegan shoes with a name that could have only been dreamed up by notorious animal-rights crusader (and um, legendary crooner) Morrissey? Consider us interested. Meet Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather, the Parisian label pushing conscientious footwear safely out of the dichotomous

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In God We Trust Instagram - Creative Lookbook

Our love for Brooklyn design heavyweight In God We Trust (@ingodwetrustnyc) knows no bounds –– we’re as much in awe of the brand’s quirky vintage-modern clothing designs as we are with the went-viral “sweet nothings” engraved necklaces. And, we’re particularly stoked about the

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Karen Walker Weather Jewelry - Necklaces, Rings

New Zealand designer Karen Walker is kind of a fashion powerhouse — and for good reason. Her clothes are tailor-made for in-the-know city girls, her cult-status sunglasses have been spotted on celebrities and fashion bloggers alike, oh and don’t forget about the corresponding inventive ad

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Maiami Fall 2013 Collection - Retro Knit Clothing

Knitting’s been in with the fashion set for a while now — hello Wool and the Gang! — so it’s not exactly surprising that stylish, contemporary knitwear is experiencing a resurgence. And, Berlin-based brand Maiami should be considered the leader of the new knit wave. The brand’s

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Maison Kitsune Fall 2013 Lookbook - Date Outfits

We may be in the very thick of summer right now, but we’ve already got an eye toward fall. It’s a natural reaction when we come across amazing upcoming lookbooks, like the latest from Maison Kitsuné. The French music/fashion empire has always been about a certain look: American prep as

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Phoenix Merchandise - Cool Band Tees

You know the deal with band gear: You go to the concert of your favorite band, you float on cloud nine through the entire show, and then run to the merch table to scoop up a souvenir. It’s all good until that of-the-moment group's band tee is kinda passé — rendering your find all but useful in