Summersalt’s Affordable, Eco-Friendly Swimwear

Made from recycled materials, a guilt-free purchase for last-minute trip planning

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, summer seems to not be letting go of its unsettling grip—with an unusually extended warmer weather. But even when autumn makes its grand entrance soon, it doesn’t mean you won’t be donning a swimsuit until next year. Launched in May, St Louis-based Summersalt is having consumers rethink the “seasonal-only” expectation, and make a new (or last-minute) swimsuit …

Quality Eats, NYC

Reimagining the steakhouse experience with affordable (but still decadent) cuts of meat

TGIF—and what better way to treat yourself after a week of hard work than a steak and martini? Making this reward easy on the wallet and perhaps even a regular occasion, NYC restaurant Quality Eats (opened last November) has a surfeit of affordable, decadent gifts in meat form. With steaks ranging from $19 to $29, it discards higher prices along with the stuffiness and formality …

HAY Mini Market Makes its US Debut

The MoMA Store brings the affordable, playful Danish design accessories to Soho and online

Design fair regulars are well-acquainted with HAY, which was founded in 2002 to provide quality, contemporary furniture at a democratic price point. Since then, the Danish design company has branched out into smaller products and accessories, collaborating with international designers (like Sebastian Wrong) to add playful, innovative and always stylish touches to humdrum household objects. Driven by their mission to make good design more accessible, …

Cheapo Watches

Inexpensive time pieces with playful, fun designs from Sweden

With 2015 in full swing, many around the globe are already finding their New Year’s resolutions easier said than done. For those looking to be more punctual, and more sensible with their spending this time around, Sweden’s Cheapo watches offers countless clever timepiece designs that won’t empty out your wallet. Though they’re certainly not new on the international scene, the modest brand has recently started …

Affordable Frames from Seneca Eyewear

Unisex styles, including sunglasses with Carl Zeiss lens, starting at $100

While Warby Parker has been the indisputable leader of the affordable designer eyewear movement, a new wave of like-minded brands (David Kind, for example) have quickly caught on—resulting in even more choices for the discerning but economical customer. Seneca Eyewear, which launched this past summer, is one that’s offering quality unisex frames, including sunglasses with Carl Zeiss Vision lens—which can normally retail for $300 to …