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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 hers on every block. One... Read More

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 much. “Customer service is our... Read More

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 on social media. Fashion labels... Read More

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” in Portuguese, Spanish and French.... Read More

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, hand-made jewelry and expensive-looking handbags.... Read More

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 patterns, such as triangles and... Read More