As students, there are certain physical and budgetary constraints that limit our shopping habits. However, whether you are looking to update your wardrobe for summer or make some extra cash by clearing out your closet, there are a few affordable and convenient secondhand stores near campus where you can buy, sell, trade and consign gently [...]
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Students gathered outside the doors of Gap on 34th and Walnut streets on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus May 15 to protest the American company’s use of Bangladeshi factories. In light of the recent collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Savar, Bangladesh, where The New York Times reported a death toll of 1,127, [...]
It has been said, “The eyes are the windows to the soul.” While that may be true, I say that jewelry is the window the soul. People get dressed in the morning by observing what the weather is and mentally organizing their itinerary for the day. This analysis helps one to decide what clothes to [...]
Designer Paula Hian, a Philadelphia native, has always aspired to work in the fashion industry. She has had an interest in fashion since she was 2, and throughout her childhood the future designer kept diaries filled with notes and drawings. Hian majored in art history at Northwestern University and enrolled in New York’s Fashion Institute [...]
Summer is just around the corner, and that means that grand adventures and travels are awaiting you! To make the most of this season, many students like me are going to study abroad. But before you jet away to your destination, you have to prepare a suitcase with the essentials. Specific for traveling throughout Europe, [...]
Design and merchandising sophomore Julia Pacitti empties her everyday tote bag to show us the essentials and fun products she carries around with her: Bag, Fossil: sturdy, water resistant and has plenty of pockets, perfect for toting things around campus Sequined laptop sleeve, Urban Outfitters: a gift from her roommates last year for her birthday, [...]
With summer quickly approaching, look no further than Arcadia Boutique for a fresh, one-of-a-kind shopping experience to update your wardrobe. Based in Northern Liberties, the boutique sells a beautiful and unique assortment of clothing and accessories created by independent designers and name brands alike, as well as an uncommon array of vintage and recycled clothing [...]
Accessories are every outfit’s best friend. The body harness trend was seen last summer and isn’t going anywhere this spring. For those who find the trend slightly intimidating to incorporate in their everyday wardrobe, the hand chain is the perfect option to test out the edgy look. A cross between a bracelet and a ring, [...]
Senior music industry major Lucy Briggs is what some might call fashion obsessed. It’s not unlikely to catch her running around the city in sky-high heels and, of course, sporting the latest trends. Her style is a mix of retro, girly and edgy pieces, which come together to create her own unique look. “I love [...]
Looking for a chic way to spice up your look for spring? Try incorporating one of Mona Gilbert’s signature pocket scarves into your wardrobe. The local designer’s scarves are perfect to layer on those breezy spring mornings, and with their unique look, you will be sure to stand out. Gilbert’s start as a designer stems [...]
Shortly after graduating from Northeastern University with a degree in communication studies, stylist Amy Salinger decided that she didn’t want a “real” job at an office. While most of her fellow graduates began their job search, Salinger was starting up her own business as a stylist, using her friendly nature and ambition to make a [...]
You know their faces. You’ve seen their names. At the mere age of 20, Cara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss have managed to build resumes longer than most adults can fathom. Fashion’s most in-demand mavens seem to have the industry in the palms of their hands. Walking iconic runways, spearheading ad campaigns and signing beauty deals [...]
With the conclusion of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Feb. 14 and the recent migration of fashion experts from New York to London Fashion Week, it is safe to say that the Big Apple is slowly gaining back some normalcy. Much like the holidays, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week arrives abruptly, spins New York on its back and disappears [...]
Hair and makeup expert turned fashion designer Erin Barr established herself in the beauty industry after graduating from the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis. Barr garnered an address book full of celebrity clients and worked on editorial shoots in New York City as a hair and makeup artist. Although she gained much success, Barr longed to [...]
With fashion capitals ranging from London to Sao Paulo, Brazil, it is clear that American fashion is influenced by styles from around the world. Even just from walking around on campus, one can find a unique mix of fashion inspired by global trends. Representing over 100 different countries, many Drexel students use style to reflect [...]
For as long as I can remember, fashion has always been part of my life. There was never an ounce of doubt or question as to what I would like to study in college, and Drexel sat at the top of my list because of its unique design and merchandising program. Currently a sophomore in [...]
Peter Rampulla Finance and entrepreneurship, Pre-Junior Q: Who inspires your style? A: I’m a very big Thom Browne fan, and if anything else, I really like Yves Saint Laurent, but when he mainly worked for Christian Dior, not his own line in particular. And I like a lot of Jil Sander’s stuff. Q: What do you [...]
From a young age I started displaying a small, pre-lit Christmas tree in my room each year for the holiday season and decorated it based on my current style preferences. I have since graduated to a larger tree for my current apartment, but over the years I have accumulated quite the collection of decorations, most [...]
The greater Philadelphia area is characterized by artistic culture and creativity on every street. Whether in University City or all the way down in South Philadelphia, there are countless beautiful stores and boutiques to admire. US*U.S., a boutique located in Old City, is no exception. What makes US*U.S. unique is that everything inside is made [...]
The bow tie dates back to the 17th century during the Prussian wars, when Croatian mercenaries used scarves to hold the openings of their shirts together. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the French upper classes used bow ties as a sign of the aristocracy and a fashion-forward royal court. Now, after a slight decline [...]
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