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Carabella owner likes Oakmont’s small-town vibe

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Carabella owner likes Oakmont’s small-town vibe

By Arianna Costanzo, Point Park News Service: Carol Kinkela, owner of Carabella in Oakmont, has a quaint little store with few employees who she has known for quite some time. Kinkela said she loves the small town and the close vibes she has with her employees and her customers. Being in the business for 18 […]

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South Side vintage boutique owner lives fashion dream

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
South Side vintage boutique owner lives fashion dream

By Mackenzie Sugrue, Point Park News Service: Kate Colussy, owner of the clothing store Highway Robbery Vintage on the South Side, grew up loving fashion and vintage clothing. She has worked almost every job in the fashion marketing world from movie sets and TV shows to retail stores. Colussy, who grew up in Aliquippa and Hopewell […]

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Jenn’s Jems owner gets creative with custom jewelry

| November 12, 2014 | 1 Comment
Jenn’s Jems owner gets creative with custom jewelry

By Emily Yount, Point Park News Service: Jennifer Orefice, 27, the owner of Jenn’s Jems, Jewelry & Accessories in the Strip District, gets to wake up every morning to go to a job that she loves. Creating hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry since age 13, Orefice specializes in custom and vintage necklaces, bracelets, earrings and […]

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Lawrenceville bead shop grows out of desire for small business

| August 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
Lawrenceville bead shop grows out of desire for small business

By Flannery Joyce, Point Park News Service: Joanne Yalch had been interested in starting her own business for several years until her husband John told her to make it a reality during a drive through Lawrenceville 10 years ago. He said to quit talking about it and to start something, thinking it might be a […]

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New attitudes come to vintage fashion

New attitudes come to vintage fashion

By Ali Soukovich, Point Park News Service: Despite the popularity of vintage e-commerce and storefronts in Pittsburgh, Kate Colussy still doesn’t think there are enough. She drew inspiration for her South Side store, Highway Robbery, while traveling with her husband all over the country and in Europe where many cities seem to have stores like […]

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Local boutiques have signature appeal

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Local boutiques have signature appeal

By Alex Perry, Point Park News Service: Toward the back of Oakmont’s Carabella Boutique, past racks of blazers and shelves displaying sweaters, a beige couch holds a few hundred signatures. Each one is accompanied by a loving message about the boutique – from simple hearts to detailed accounts of why the customer loves it so […]

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Campus reps bring fashion to schools

| February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Campus reps bring fashion to schools

By Annie Stephan, Point Park News Service: As fashion student Cassandra Neely sits in class and talks about scoring clothing without spending money, her classmates are all ears. As a brand ambassador for Bib + Tuck, it is Neely’s responsibility to spread the word about the company, passing out branded merchandise and promoting the company […]

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Wood Street boutique brings European styles to Pittsburgh

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Wood Street boutique brings European styles to Pittsburgh

By Ashley Kolumban, Point Park News Service: Hidden along heavily traveled Wood Street in downtown Pittsburgh is a rare European gem: Boutique La Passerelle, owned by Adele Morelli. Q: What is Boutique la Passerelle? Morelli: Boutique la Passerelle is a boutique in downtown Pittsburgh. It’s at 417 Wood St. It means “boutique of the runway” […]

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Fashion trucks drive new trends

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Fashion trucks drive new trends

By Emily Bastaroli, Point Park News Service: A blue blouse with gold buttons glimmers in the fall sun in Oakland, drawing Brittany Bauer to come closer. It hangs on a rack of colorful clothes outside of a bright purple truck. The truck holds even more fashion treasures from patterned dresses and sweaters, to workout gear, […]

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Stockings give designer a leg-up on fashion career

| October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Stockings give designer a leg-up on fashion career

By Emily Bastaroli, Point Park News Service: Models strut down the runway in plastic, neon tunics layered over matching leotards, accentuated by the white backdrop of the room. Complementing neon streaks are threaded through their voluminous up-dos. But the bright stockings on each woman stand out the most – in various neon colors and geometric […]

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