Four must-visit thrift stores in Halifax 

Halifax is home to a diverse range of locally-owned clothing boutiques, perfect for thrift shopping.   Thrifting has turned into a swinging trend, and there are many hidden gems waiting to be picked apart. Not only does thrifting give used clothes a new home but it’s a sustainable way of shopping and gives you a chance…

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Tactful designs

A Dalhousie University nursing student is running a successful new clothing company out of her apartment. Hannah Fougere is the woman behind Celestial City, a small business created during the pandemic that sells made-to-order sweatshirts.   Born and raised in Cape Breton, Fougere now lives in Halifax and is a nursing student at Dalhousie University. She runs Celestial City out of her…

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Mask appeal: behind the hot new trend

The world celebrates fashion week in New York, Milan, London and Paris every February, but at Dalhousie University students celebrated early. From Nov. 16 to 20, students gathered on Zoom to celebrate Dalhousie Fashion Week. Everyone was raving about the fashion-forward trend of decorating plague masks.   Masks make a statement  The discovery of COVID-19 has created some concern in the world. The wearing…

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Fashion in the time of Coronavirus

Although it may not appear evident, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world of fashion from a space of glamour to a space of economic bankruptcy.  Although it may not appear evident, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world of fashion from a space of glamour to a space of economic bankruptcy.  Unprecedented changes  Because buyers are staying indoors to avoid the virus, massive retail stores,…

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ThredUP misses the point of thrifting

In this image: The homepage of ThredUP.

ThredUP is an online shop selling secondhand clothing. Veiled in the rosy rhetoric of sustainability, savings and style, their Facebook page preaches, “get thrifty with it!”   Online thrifting seems like a godsend, and maybe it could be, but thredUP is not it.   No one will deny that reusing clothes is better than tossing them. The concept seems sound. Send in your old…

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Five Halifax Halloween costumes

Deciding on a Halloween costume is tough, especially when you’re a student.   “Oh, I have plenty of time to figure that out,” you say. But in the hustle and bustle of the start of the school year, you completely forget.   If this sounds familiar, worry not. Here is an array of clever, Halifax-centric ideas that…

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