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Try spring’s fashion-forward trends on a budget

By The Chicago Tribune
From flare-leg pants to rock-festival chic, spring’s big fashion statements are daring and fun to wear. But because these trends may be sticking around for only a season, don’t break the bank when trying them. Turn to wearable (and affordable) ...

Eyebrow-based businesses growing beauty trend

By Deborah Weisberg
It might seem a little high-brow for a former football player, but ex-Steelers tight end Chris Kolodziejski knew a good business opportunity when he eyed ...

Updated shirtdress balances casual with the refined as seasonal staple

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The shirtdress is an annual must-have item for a woman’s spring-through-summer ensemble. “I love the shirtdress,” says Alexis Corry, owner of Lex & Lynne boutiques in ...

Fashion FYI: Kiya Tomlin, Sandra Reiman team to open Uptown Sweats

By Tribune-Review
Fashion designer Kiya Tomlin and handbag and jewelry creator Sandra Reiman have teamed to open Uptown Sweats by Kiya Tomlin/Sandra Cadavid boutique at 5983 Broad ...

Repurposed items in spotlight at expanded Pittsburgh Mills fashion show

By Pamela Murphy
A few years ago, Bryan Heyl of Arnold was leafing through Habitat World magazine and saw an article about a ReStore in Ohio sponsoring a ...

H&M coming to Westmoreland Mall this fall

By Tribune-Review
Swedish retailer H&M, which is known for its affordable fashions, will open a store at Westmoreland Mall in Greensburg this fall. The Westmoreland store will be 20,000 square feet and employ about 20 people. It will carry women’s and men’s ...

Pittsburgh-area jewelry makers create pieces that really ‘pop’

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
You can’t find an R2-D2 engagement ring in your standard jewelry store, but designer Paul Michael Bierker of Hampton often turns to pop culture when ...

Pittsburgh South Asian Bridal Show spotlights Indian weddings

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The groom, dressed in his finest, arrives on a decorated white mare. Called the Baraat, it’s a tradition at an Indian wedding for the groom ...

Fashion FYI: Latest rainwear designs from Helly Hansen at Dick’s Sporting Goods

By Tribune-Review
Waterproof With the rainy season upon us, there’s no better time to try on the latest rainwear designs from Helly Hansen, from 9 a.m. to ...

CMU industrial design grads take on the battle for better-fitting bras

By Katelyn Ferral
Finding a bra that fits is an elusive and vexing female retail rite. Years of frustrating fits led Sophia Berman and Laura West to re-engineer ...

Trend in sunglasses: Lighter shades of pale

By Wendy Donahue
The sun — and new shades — are never so hotly anticipated as after a color-draining winter. If you’re picking up some sunglasses to lighten your mood, pale and pastel shades are outshining brights this year. Think blush, lemon and mint ...

Fashion FYI: It’s a grand re-opening for Spoiled Chics in Sewickley

By Tribune-Review
Spoiled Chics, at 350 Beaver St. in Sewickley, will have a re-dedication of its old space made new again. Come and see what’s been done ...

Shadyside jewelry designer undertakes project to aid artisans in Guatemala

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Tying knots in a necklace or bracelet reminds Graciana Rodriguez Fennell of her days stitching up young patients as a pediatric resident. “I love that I ...

Designer mannequins fill NYC exhibition

By The Associated Press
A room full of mannequins is the subject of a new museum exhibition in New York City. They’re the creation of designer Ralph Pucci — who elevates these dummies to a sculptural art form. The Museum of Arts and Design ...

Spring check-up: Gingham is this season’s fashion favorite

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Check into gingham this spring. An array of colors, as well as basic black, make the checked-pattern look fresh and new, fashion experts say. “Gingham is everywhere,” ...

Fashion FYI: Style yourself up with Worth New York spring, summer collection in Pittsburgh

By Tribune-Review
It’s Worth it Shop the Worth New York spring and summer collection April 2 through 15 to find looks for work, chic casual and special ...

Fashion show to benefit New Kensington recovery center

By Joyce Hanz
A recently opened center in New Kensington is a safe haven for recovered addicts and a resource for anyone seeking sobriety. The nonprofit Luo (pronounced loo’-o; ...

The classic trench takes soft approach

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The classic trench coat has loosened up a bit. You could even say it’s gone soft. “This spring, we are seeing a fresh and modern ...

Fashion FYI: Art Institute of Pittsburgh debuts Fashion Show with a Purpose

By Tribune-Review
With a Purpose The Art Institute of Pittsburgh will have its Fashion Show with a Purpose from 5 to 8 p.m. March 26 at Energy ...

J.McLaughlin clothing store joining Sewickley’s active main street

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
J.McLaughlin is coming to Sewickley. The men’s and women’s clothing store, known for its classic American apparel, is scheduled to open March 20. It’s the chain’s ...