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Things To Consider Before You KonMari Your Closet

I love the idea of spring cleaning. Back in Romania we frantically scrubbed every corner of the house, hauled heavy rugs outside to be aired, and spread generous amounts of lavender in closets and dresser drawers. 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 »

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 »

Confused about the New York Fashion Week? So are we.

Depending on which magazine or site your read, the New York Fashion Week has either “lost its strength” or is “more robust than ever”. More »

On Social Media, Health Is the New Handbag - Aug 10th

On Social Media, Health Is the New Handbag ADELAIDE, Australia – Last month in Hamburg, fitness guru Kayla Itsines was on a stage in front of 7,500 eager attendees of the OMR (Online Marketing Rockstars) conference. More »

Luxury Resale's Quiet Reckoning - July 14th

High-end re-commerce sites like The RealReal and Vestiaire Collective do big business, but the luxury resale market faces challenges ahead. More »

$12,350 For a Pair of Adidas? - May 16th

$12,350 For a Pair of Adidas? NEW YORK, United States – To walk into the 3,000-square-foot Stadium Goods store in SoHo is to be confronted by rows and rows of pristine, shrink-wrapped athletic footwear. Look closely and you might be a little... More »

Today In Retail Therapy: Working Through Second Hand (Clothing) Bias

I am not going to lie, I love living on the Upper East Side. No, it’s not exactly sample sale heaven, but there are so many other benefits that make up for that. More »

Do Sample Sales or Vintage Shopping Fit Into Conscious Life?

We’re well into January, so it seems only appropriate to follow up on our 2018 new year resolutions. Are you still sticking to yours? Or have you already abandoned them in the back of your closet like your beloved velvet stilettos that make your... More »

EcoSessions : Crafting Connections

[ September 27, 2017; 3:00 am; ] FIT's Textile and Surface Design Department and New York Textile Month Present: EcoSessions : Crafting Connections More »

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