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Frances Thomas

Quiddity Content Editor

Frances is a New York City-based writer and aspiring cheese plate influencer. She gets a thrill out of doing crossword puzzles in pen.

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How Dipstick Vapes Dove into the Hardware World

The mission-driven vaporizer brand that isn’t afraid to align with cannabis culture.

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The Thrill of the Spend: I Spent my Rent Money at Barney’s and I Regret Nothing

Impulse purchases from a writer, two designers, an Instagram personality, and an art studio director.

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What Broccoli Magazine’s Anja Charbonneau Wants and Needs

In an alternate life, the Portland-based editor would design floral arrangements for rich private clients.

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What Gossamer’s Verena von Pfetten Bought for $10, $150, and $850

The Brooklyn-based media publisher and self-described ‘curious consumer’ thinks socks make an outfit.

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Returning a Boxed Mattress Is A Nightmare

Buying a boxed mattress is easy—returning one, not so much.

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Olivia Jeanette wants—and needs—a perfect white blouse.

The fashion and lifestyle blogger could also take an aperol spritz.

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At Peru Pima, It’s All in the Family

This family-owned textile brand from Peru is making it in America—all by word of mouth.

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The Thrill of the Spend: When Bad Impulse Purchases Turn Good

You don’t need it, but you want it. #NoRegrets.

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Get Educated on Getting Off at Babeland

The 25-year-old sex toy brand puts education first.

Wants and Needs

What Artist Isa Beniston Wants and Needs

The LA native has it out for plastic storage bins and would really appreciate $10K to outfit her kitchen in pink Smeg appliances.

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The New York City Subway Commuter Kit

These essentials will help you survive your next dreaded 6 train commute.

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What Luxury Watch Aficionado Benjamin Clymer Wants and Needs

The self-described “collector by birth” wants more time to take photos and a closet full of cashmere.

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A Seattle Authority on Specialty Coffee Tools Talks Coffee Culture

Espresso Supply, Inc. has grown along with American tastes.

Wants and Needs

Photographer Mark Clennon Wants an Apple Watch, but Really Needs needs that VIP Coachella Life

The Florida-born lifestyle photographer could also use a walk-in shoe closet, obviously.

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What Freelancer and Vintage Shopper Anna Gray Wants and Needs

The writer cum fashion influencer has bought two wedding dresses but still has to plan her wedding.

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A Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Cynics

Celebrate love—and save cash—with the Quiddity Valentine's Day Gift Guide.

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Garden of Life Listens to Your Gut

The supplement brand believes digestive health is at the root of overall health.

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From the Newsletter: Checking in on New Year's Resolutions

Tips on setting and keeping New Year's resolutions from a clinical psychologist.

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The $1200 Kit For Moving In Together

How to cohabitate on a budget.

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The $3300 Kit For Moving In Together

You’re taking the leap—get the gear for a smooth landing.

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Blenders 101

Everything you need to know about buying a new blender

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Dispatches from the New York City Coffee Festival

In which Editor Frances Thomas drinks way too many cortados, restrains her propensity for adding sugar, and amasses a bunch of forgettable swag.

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What Jera Foster-Fell Bought for $5, $15, $50, $250, and $1500

The wellness influencer’s latest purchases, inspired by a trip to Las Vegas and her moving into her first "big girl" apartment.

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Lelo Sex Toys: the Ultimate Birthday Presents

Maybe not for your mom, but definitely for your girlfriend.

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Thank the Host—Without Flowers

Why not gift your host with something they’ll actually remember?

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The Quiddity Guide to Black Friday Frenzy

We’ve sourced all the worthwhile deals, so you can sit back and relax this Thanksgiving.

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The Holiday Hosting Kit

Throw the dinner party of the the year with this kit.

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I Dropped a Knife on my Foot & Other Horror Stories

Meal prep can be a dangerous endeavor. Here are three of our spookiest stories.

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Dame Sex Toys: For Women, By Women

The women-led sex toy brand aims to fill the “pleasure gap” in heterosexual intimacy.

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What Writer Kristen Bateman Bought For $10, $50, $150, $200, and $1500

The fashion and culture writer’s recent buys run the price gamut.

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What Creative Director Dasha Faires Wants and Needs

The New York-based tastemaker has a “thing with roses” and insists PVC makes the most functional handbag.

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Get Up Close and Personal(ized) with PAX Vaporizers

The Silicon Valley company hopes to revolutionize how we smoke.