How We Shop For You

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Our goal at Apartment Therapy Media (Apartment Therapy, The Kitchn, Cubby, and Dorm Therapy) is to help you create a home that’s happy, healthy, and uniquely your own. A big part of how we do this is by introducing you to the best products and services out there. If we love it, you’re going to hear about it. 

Why You Should Trust Us

The Commerce Team at Apartment Therapy Media has one mission: to help you make smart and informed purchases. We know how hard online shopping can be — it’s literally our job! From trying to decipher confusing marketing lingo to sorting through scores of fake paid reviews in search of some truth, online shopping can be overwhelming. We’re dedicated to doing the hard work for you by reviewing these products firsthand and delivering all the information you need, both good and bad. 

Our team is made up of a group of writers and editors who have years of experience in the home, kitchen, and parenting consumer product space, and who are always on the lookout for new tried-and-true staples. Consider us your trusted source on everything home and family, whether it’s what to consider before buying a sofa for your family, the best bunk beds parents and experts recommend, or where to find the hottest gift for your kid, no matter what age

How We Test Products For Cubby

We put products to the test right where they matter: at home. Whether it’s the toy on every kid’s wish list or the best mattresses for kids, our product recommendations come from our own experiences and our avid research skills. Is that toy as great as it seems? Does that sofa really stand up against the wear and tear of a three-year-old? Are those snack packs really a hit? We’ll let you know. We look at factors like price, availability, ease of use, durability, and aesthetics. No matter what, we always break down the pros and cons of a product. At the end of the day, we’re consumers too, so we’ll provide you with all the information we’d want — and then some.

How We Make Money 

When you shop our articles, we may receive an affiliate commission on some — but not all — of the products we recommend. This, however, does not influence which products our writers and editors choose to feature in stories. We only ever recommend products that we stand by to ensure we provide you with the best of the best. Occasionally, brands and PR agencies will send us products for consideration, but as with any product we put to the test, our reviews of these products remain thorough and unbiased. We never accept a product in exchange for coverage or a positive review. If we’re unhappy with a product and don’t stand by it, we will not recommend it.

Our Shopping Series

In this series, Cubby editors share the awesome parent-approved products we personally use and recommend 100%.

Our Buying Guides are the “start here” moment for major purchases for your kid or family room. 

From educational toys for kids and babies to stylish presents to deck out your child’s space, this series curates our favorite gift ideas for the entire family.

Meet the Team

Commerce Team

Mark Marino – Commerce Executive Director
Yasmin Lashley – General Manager, Partnerships & Strategy
Tamara Kraus – Managing Editor
Alicia Kort – Apartment Therapy Senior Commerce Editor
Ian Burke – The Kitchn Senior Commerce Editor
Sarah Vazquez – SEO Commerce Editor
Britt Franklin – AT Best List Editor 
Jacqueline Kenny – Brand Partnerships Manager 
Nikol Slatinska – Shopping Writer
Mila Hoang – Commerce Coordinator
Morgan Pryor – Commerce Editorial Assistant 

Editorial Team

Faith Durand – Editor-in-Chief
Cambria Bold – Executive Editor
Jada Wong – Shopping Director 

Get In Touch With Us

Phone: 212-966-7174