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YES! RECYCLE YOUR CLOTHES, BUT WHERE?

If you spent your weekend bingeing on Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, you’re in good company. The KonMari method of organizing and purging has struck a chord world over, garnering a huge following. But what’s to be done with all the... More »

What Life in Communist Romania Taught Me About Fashion

I don't harbor any nostalgia for communism, but I can’t deny the influence it had on my relationship with fashion. Imagine Romania, circa 1980's: rationed food, rationed gas, rationed hot and cold water, car curfews on Sundays, two hours of TV a... More »

Why The World Doesn't Take Fashion Seriously: Its Hypocrisy

Fashion wants to be taken seriously and I want people to take it as seriously as I do. Psychologists consider it a mere capitalist manipulation of the masses. Economists think of it as “the opposite of rational”. More »

Sample Sale Education: Ethical, Fair Trade and Sustainable

Most of us are sample sale aficionados because we can't afford to pay retail prices. Some of us are because we love the thrill of finding a good bargain. But the rise of ethical consumerism has introduced yet another motive to keep us on our toes... More »

Sample Sales Thrive But The Sites Publicizing Them Die

We had just re-launched The Stylish City with a new, more functional design (yes… again!) when we got the alert that Racked had published their final post. Their short farewell note sent us to their newly launched The Goods by Vox for stories... More »

On The Fence (Not The Catwalk) Re: Rent The Runway

In case you didn’t know, there is a Rent The Runway sample sale going on right now. If you are anything like me, and want to actually commit to dresses from Rent The Runway with which you might otherwise only have one-night stands… now is the... More »

Fashion Watch: Two Alarming Trends for Consumers and Employees

If you happen to work in fashion, you intend to work in fashion, or you just really love fashion, this post might make you just a little bit sad. Lately, there has been an avalanche of bad news when it comes to fashion and retail. More »

Three Things We Know About The Reformation Sample Sale

Reformation is a company that made its mission to be environmentally conscious while making you oh so West Coast chic. Its long-awaited sample sale has started today and this is what we know: More »

Know The Women Behind These Sample Sales

Like most of us, I too have reacted with shock and disbelief at the news of Kate Spade’s death. The brand’s ubiquitous presence in New York made me feel somehow connected to the woman who had envisioned and created it. The moment I read the news... More »

The Marchesa Sample Sale: Anna Wintour's Post-Weinstein Comeback?

Do you remember when Miranda Priestly says this in The Devil Wear Prada? 'This... stuff'? Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select... I don't know... that lumpy blue sweater, for instance... More »

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