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Shopping Sample Sales – Recessionista Style

First Published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette March 28, 2010 NEW YORK — You don’t have to be a die-hard fashion fanatic to access the crazed sample sale events that appeared in episodes of “Sex and the City” and the movie “Confessions of a Shopaholic.” New York City is packed with destinations and boutiques dedicated to [...]

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Mama goes to New York Fashion Week

Fashion Week Presents Unusual Challenges NEW YORK — Despite the snow that blanketed the city at the start of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week last Thursday, attendees arrived at Bryant Park already nostalgic for the 17-year-old venue (the shows will move to Lincoln Center next season). I showed up five-months pregnant, curious about the glamorous sect. After [...]

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Little Fashionistas: Couture your Children

Couture designers creating clothes for children that mimic their adult collections Published on March 17, 2010 in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by Sarah Lolley One of the biggest trends in designer apparel in the past years has been the shrinking of garments to fit the smallest of consumers — tots. Couture children’s clothes that reflect their [...]

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