Tag Archives: Fast Fashion

diversity in fashion

Diversity in Fashion After taking two trains, trekking through a neighborhood that would have scared a wimpy woman, and waiting for an hour and a half, I was sitting at the Brooklyn Fashion Week fashion show. Here are some observations I made about that event.  Diversity is happening. In case you haven’t noticed, (where have […]

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this is not a sale

40%, 50%, 70% off? Correct me if I’m wrong, but I seem to remember when we were thrilled to get 10% or 20% off at any SALE, even at Christmas? So why the change? A skirt was originally priced at $200, and now it’s down to $60? Wonderful, you say?  Not so fast, think about […]

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the rag trade, clothing is not garbage

Shmatte   Shmatte: an old article of clothing, a “rag” in fashion and clothing-industry slang, shabby, cheap stuff. Hence, the “rag trade.” Shmatte, a wonderful Yiddish word derived from Polish, and until you’ve heard it said by an old Jewish lady, shopping with her friend on the Upper East Side, you can’t really get a feel for it. Trust me.  I saw […]

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Conservation Collection, Arkins and coral reefs

Pretty crazy calling an apparel collection “Conservation Collection”? It sounds a bit serious and it is. I’ve written about Germaine DeNigris of Arkins before. When I saw this new collection I knew I wanted to share it with you again. When I read about the impetus behind the name, I knew I had to.   “Moved […]

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