Market Report: What Happens When You Buy Super-Cheap Jeans

The style headlines to read today.


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  • Shelling out more money for a pair of jeans is actually worth it. Not only does ultra-cheap denim (I’m talking pairs in the $20 to $50 range) tear more easily and gets saggy in the knees, but the synthetic dyes from factories are poured directly into rivers, workers aren’t paid living wages, and buttons and rivets might be toxic. Scary stuff. [Refinery29]
  • Pretty soon, you’ll be able to shop on Facebook. The social networking giant is creating mini e-shopping sites within Facebook pages in an attempt to nab a piece of the massive e-commerce revenue pie (which is projected to be around $350 billion this year). The project is still in the testing phase. [Buzzfeed]
  • Ease back into the workweek grind with some online shopping. Your first stop should be Nordstrom’s mega anniversary sale, which is in full swing right now. Here are some of the best buys. [InStyle]

  • Eva Chen, the former EIC of Lucky magazine — and the queen of the back-of-cab shoe selfies (otherwise known as the #evachenpose) — is the new head of fashion partnerships at Instagram. [Insert applause emoji here.] [The Cut]
  • There are few things more cringe-worthy than watching someone hobble around precariously in too-high heels. To strut like a supermodel (or a trés confident bad-ass), follow these eight tips. First things first: Remember to walk heel-to-toe, stand up straight, and keep your eyes forward, not trained at the ground. Oh, and don’t wear sky-high pairs until you’re ready. [The Fashion Spot]