Thrift stores speak out – past fashions are today’s trends

By on Monday, Jul. 28 at 12:29 am.

High-waisted shorts, one-piece swimsuits and crop tops have made a comeback. Whether it’s a thank you to your mom’s closet, or a “good-lookin’ out” to Macklemore for his thrift shop suggestion, it seems that we can’t get away from the clothes from the past. Every decade or two, it’s becoming more popular to see fashion trends repeat […]

Check out Seattle Utilikilts at the Oregon Country Fair

By on Sunday, Jul. 13 at 11:55 am.

In a mission to challenge the status quo, one Seattle man dared to set out to liberate men from their slacks. He does this with his handy-dandy — (wait for it) Utilikilts. Steven Villegas founded the Utilikilt in Spring 2000 after leaving his union gig painting ferries and submarines. He said that creating the fashionable […]

Eugene’s oldest resale boutique, The Clothes Horse, continues to thrive

By on Saturday, Jul. 5 at 7:30 pm.

The first thing you hear when you step into The Clothes Horse is subtle French music playing. Your eyes will see racks of clothes neatly separated by categories: shirts, dresses, jeans, skirts and pajamas. Behind the counter is the boutique’s owner, Ann Hathaway, a woman with short white hair and chunky, dangling earrings. She chats […]

Closet profile: Izzy Storm takes inspiration from her mom’s style

By on Friday, May. 30 at 11:58 am.

Taking inspiration and hand-me-downs from her mother, Izzy Storm creates a unique style. Name: Izzy storm Year: Junior Major: Art History Hometown: San Francisco / Cleveland Ohio Fashion inspiration: “I take a lot from musical artist Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and from my mom.” How would you describe your style: “It’s a […]

From China to Dubai, UO international students share their fashion secrets

By on Monday, May. 26 at 8:42 pm.

In a sea of Columbia rain jackets and Nike Frees, many international students stand out for their unique style. In particular, male international students are stepping up their game when it comes to fashion. Yawei Zhang, the president of the University of Oregon’s Chinese Student and Scholar Association and a senior in the product design […]

Sasquatch! Music Festival boasts effortless Pacific Northwest style

By on Sunday, May. 18 at 7:22 pm.

Every Memorial Day weekend, thousands make their way to central Washington to take in beautiful views and amazing live music at Sasquatch Music Festival. But, as many fervent festival-goers know, the three days are as much about the music as they are about the unique culture and fashion that goes along with it. Sasquatch has […]

Buy, sell or swap your clothes online with these apps

By on Wednesday, May. 14 at 7:45 pm.

As summer approaches, your Uggs, leggings and sweater combos just aren’t going to cut it anymore. As people start breaking out their fashionable spring clothing, you may start feeling the need to update your wardrobe with the latest styles. These buying and selling apps will help you find new clothes without breaking the bank — […]

From rags to riches: St. Vincent de Paul’s first-ever fashion show challenges participants to design using recycled clothing

By on Friday, May. 2 at 2:56 pm.

Armed with 40 dollars of St. Vincent de Paul’s clothing, ten local Eugene designers will create upscale styles in St. Vincent de Paul’s Metamorphose fashion show this Sunday, May 4. Designers will combine their selected clothing from St. Vincent de Paul with their creative eye to create styles in three categories: “Evening wear,” “Ready to […]

Cultural Blends raises awareness of cultural issues with west coast fashion

By on Sunday, Apr. 20 at 9:10 pm.

Racism and inequality were evident in Troy Douglass’ childhood. Growing up in a predominantly white neighborhood in Lake Oswego, Ore., Douglass felt he stood out like a sore thumb because of his Filipino-American heritage. “I was very aware of racism and classism taking place, and it has always interested me,” Douglass said. His interest in […]

Ever wish clothing only cost a dollar? Tomorrow’s your chance at Buffalo Exchange’s annual Dollar Day Sale

By on Friday, Apr. 18 at 12:14 pm.

This year, Earth Day is on Tuesday, April 22, and if you are looking for a way to celebrate and also do a bit of cheap shopping, attending Buffalo Exchange’s annual Earth Day, Dollar Day Sale is for you. The sale is Saturday, April 19. Buffalo Exchange stores across the country are marking down select […]

Local fashion designer Mitra Chester takes recycling to a whole new level

By on Friday, Mar. 21 at 4:44 pm.

Creativity, ingenuity and a desire to help people are the foundations on which local fashion designer Mitra Chester has built her career upon. Chester began her career as fashion designer simply by altering her clothes to fit her petite size – since then it has evolved into something much larger. A previous owner of Deluxe clothing store […]

Subscription shopping redefines what it means to shop retail

By on Friday, Mar. 7 at 3:45 pm.

A personalized monthly delivery that allows you to discover new items is redefining retail and online shopping. Birchbox, an online subscription shopping website, offers a unique way for shoppers to test and discover new beauty and lifestyle products without ever having to leave their house.   Subscription shopping is a growing trend and offers shoppers […]

Circle Creations, Trust Hemp and Watermelon Kids collaborate in Trillium clothing

By on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 2:39 pm.

Inspired by organic and natural fiber and hemp material, Loralee Harding began her business, Circle Creations, at age 18. Harding is self-taught. Learning from friends and sewing books helped Harding’s career take off. “It was a natural occurrence, sewing was something I was good at.” Similarly, couple James Breech and Karen Cross began Trust Hemp, […]

You got that Valentine’s Day date, but what will you wear?

By on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6:29 pm.

You either love it or you hate it. There rarely seems to be a happy medium when it comes to Valentine’s Day. But whether you are headed out on a dinner date, or going out with friends to run the town (queue Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,”) Valentine’s Day calls for something special. If nothing else, the holiday is […]