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As the end of the year approaches, we're checking in with our most fashion-savvy friends to hear their thoughts on the best and worst of 2013.
Nicole Richie models beauty looks for new site Byrdie. Photo via Byrdie.
Fashion people like to be up on the next big thing, whether it's a new restaurant, a new bag shape or a new source of online inspiration. With that in mind, we asked our contact list: What was your favorite new (or new to you) site of 2013? Read on for some serious bookmark material.
Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur, founders of Of a Kind:
Erica: "I am a serious beauty-product junkie, and I'm thrilled to have the amazing Byrdie in the regular RSS mix."
Claire: "Mouth. They sell 'indie food,' which now that I type it out, sounds kind of silly, but they do a great job of curation and discovery. It's my go-to spot for gifting. They're opening a wine and liquor store next door to my apartment in Brooklyn and I'm so excited."
Connie Wang, style director at Refinery29: "I'm pretty in love with Grey Comma (our market director, Marissa Rosenblum introduced it to me). I'm not sure if it's new, but the merchandise is so directional for the prices, and I'm obsessed with the styling."
Lisa Held, senior staff writer at Well + Good: "EcoCult, a site created by Brooklyn writer Alden Wicker, on all things sustainable and stylish. It's pretty over-the-top Brooklyn hip, but I'm a sucker for things like make-your-own natural fragrance workshops, organic food spots, non-toxic nail polishes...and other things that sound super annoying when you say them out loud."
Stephanie Trong, co-editor in chief, Fashionista: "I'm still pretty into the 'Shit Bloggers Wear' Tumblr—it's amusing and spot-on. And while not new to this year, I love Hukkster. Anyone who is not using it yet needs to get on that bandwagon."
Kenzie Bryant, associate editor of Racked: "I wish The Dreslyn was my closet."
Leslie Price, editor of Racked: "It is two years old, but This is Paper is new to me. The site is particularly focused on beautiful photography and is like a palette cleanser after scanning the Buzzfeeds and US Weeklies of the internet."
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