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Metro-chic buys for any budget

In the country’s sixth-largest city, there are a lot of places to shop. And unfortunately, when I first moved to Philadelphia, I wasted a lot of time in stores that were distasteful, overpriced and devoid of anything resembling decent fashion.…

Setting freshman fashion faux pas straight

Of all the changes and transitions freshmen must make as they begin their college careers, perhaps fashion is not among the top-ranking. As I enter into my second year as a Resident Assistant for freshmen, I know well that for many, fashion ranks pretty darn low.…

Thrift stores trim the prices, not style

The old saying “from rags to riches” proves to be terminally true when sweeping a side long glance over thrift store racks in Philadelphia. In certain male circles, second-time-sold clothing stores are looked down upon.…

Japanese fashion: a lot more than just Harajuku

When Gwen Stefani’s Love.Angel.Music.Baby.” album took off, America became entranced by the Harajuku girls who graced the cover of the album and danced alongside Stefani in her videos. What people don’t know is that Japanese fashion is a lot more than just Harajuku.…

SIDEWALK Week 5

A few weeks ago I focused mainly on Temple dudes who were stylin’ on campus, but this week I ventured out in the city and caught some of these cuties on the sidewalks of Philadelphia.…

Finding an old name in ‘Chic’ fashion

Echo Chic is an eye-popping boutique home to top designers like L.A.M.B., T Bag and Mimi Turner. Set on a side street in Center City, Eco Chic’s couture is as breathtaking as its customer service.…

Sidewalk WEEK 4

Yes, we’ve been deprived and lacking some testosterone, so this week it’s all for the dudes. Temple’s campus is over flowing with some of the best dressed males I’ve seen in awhile.…

Sidewalk Philadelphia: Week Three

I am a bit behind schedule because Valentine’s Day of course was last, last Wednesday, but frowns and tears aside, a ‘couple’ themed edition is granted to all those a la mode lovebirds who define their style in the graces of each other.…

Customers get their service in Tokyo

TOKYO-Stepping off the airplane and soaking in my first few moments in Tokyo, all I could think was sensory overload. Everything is overwhelming. From over 50 train lines (I think I counted over 80) to the masses of people and signs and stores, I could hardly digest it all.…