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Do Not Want: The Selfie Brush

In case a bad hair day threatens to ruin your photos, the Selfie Brush does double duty as a hair tamer and phone case. That way, you don’t have to bother…

Claire Hannum | September 11, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Do Not Want: $455 Dolce & Gabbana Jorts For Men

I don’t feel like “Do Not Want” really even captures my gut-level reaction to these $455 jean shorts (jorts, if you’re nasty) for men. “Fuck no, stop triflin'” or “Get…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 7, 2014 - 11:40 am

Do Not Want For Valentine’s Day: Make-Out Practice Pillow

“When I was in middle school, everyone joked about making out with pillows for practice,” said Emily King, the designer who created the Make-Out Practice Pillow. “I’m assuming that I…

Ami Angelowicz | February 13, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Do Not Want: Hideous & Expensive Teva-Esque Sandals Are In For Spring

When I look out the window right now, I see snow blanketing New York City, further sign that Punxsutawney Phil wasn’t joking when he saw his shadow and predicted four more…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 3, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Fashion Quiz: Trendy Overalls Or Chest Waders?

One of the items shown above is a pair of petite faux leather overalls from ASOS. The other is a pair of men’s rubber chest waders from Amazon. Can you…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 13, 2013 - 11:00 am

Do Not Want: This Pentagram Garter (And The Tan Lines That Come With It)

I’m very intrigued by the new wave of accessories that has cropped up specifically to cater to teenage hipsters attending music festivals (I’m looking at you, giant floral crowns and…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 24, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Kanye West “Designed” A $120 White T-Shirt, Because Of Course He Did

See this white T-shirt here? I bet you thought it was just a standard plain white tee you’d get in a Hanes 3-pack, didn’t you? Siiiiiiiigh. Could you be any…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | July 16, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Do Not Want: If You Insist On Wearing This To The Beach, I’m Probably Going To Laugh At You

This here is a $295 beach cover up from Haute Hippie. I imagine this sort of thing would look totally appropriate if you’re sunning yourself on a billionaire’s private yacht…

Julie Gerstein | July 12, 2013 - 11:40 am

Do Not Want: The Stand-Perfectly-Still-Or-Else Swimsuit

This swimsuit, which appears to be constructed out of either large keychains or discarded 6-pack rings, balances on your boobs so precariously that if you don’t stand perfectly still in…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 27, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Do Not Want: Michael Kors Has No Idea How Much Things Should Cost

This busted, ’90s-inspired, rhinestone-covered, I-could-probably-get something-comparable-for-$9.99-at-Capezio’s body suit by Michael Kors is priced at $5,450. That is all. [Yoox] …

Julie Gerstein | May 21, 2013 - 10:20 am

These “Ultra-Distressed” Sneakers Cost $2,000 (Yes, Really)

Remember when Converse started selling pre-scuffed sneakers for $65 and I thought it was the dumbest thing ever? I take it back. I take it all back. Go buy all…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 15, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Do Not Want: Topshop’s $65 “Mom Jeans”

Dear Topshop, I’m not sure why anyone would willingly purchase a pair of mom jeans, but I think everyone knows that an authentic pair can be procured at any Kohl’s…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 26, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Do Not Want: Sweaty Chest Hair Sweater

One of the worst things about normal sweaters is that they cover up the glistening, hairy man chests that the world deserves to see. Firebox’s “70s Hairy Chest Sweater” solves…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 5, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Do Not Want: Zara’s Saggy Swimsuit Dress

This “pinafore dress” from Zara is reminding me of one of those old-timey bathing suits from the 1800s, which is reminding me of the episode of “Seinfeld” where Newman wears…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 31, 2013 - 9:00 am

Do Not Want: Barbie Boob Necklaces

If I work really hard, I can almost convince myself that these Barbie boob necklaces are funky and irreverent and cool, but then I remember they’re made from disembodied doll…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 25, 2013 - 8:30 am

Do Not Want: Dripping Crotch Tights

If you’ve been searching for the perfect pair of tights that will go with any outfit and make you look like you have a large amount of black tar seeping…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 13, 2013 - 8:20 am

Do Not Want: Spider Sandals

I am known for being cool, calm and collected under duress. But that all goes out the window when duress involves a spider. Especially a big spiders. Growing up, sometimes…

Jessica Wakeman | March 11, 2013 - 9:00 am

Do Not Want: Shower Coach 5-Minute Shower Timer

I am what one might call a leisurely bather. If one wished for some reason to paint me in a less flattering light, “bathroom hog” may or may not be…

Rachel Krause | February 21, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Do Not Want: Charlie Chaplin Camel Toe Leggings

“Charlie Chaplin Camel Toe”: hipster band name or brutally honest description of these leggings? Probably both, but for right now let’s focus on these leggings, which I’m pretty sure I’ve…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 28, 2013 - 9:40 am

Do Not Want: A Flip Flop And Heel, All In One

I understand that as a shoe designer, you have a limited number of shapes to work with. A foot is a foot is a foot, after all. But for the…

Julie Gerstein | January 19, 2013 - 3:00 pm
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