Gen Z is trading in fast-fashion clothing hauls for #thriftflips

Just as Gen Z has moved away from millennial pink, in favor of bright and fun colors, the demo is beginning to trade in fast fashion #clothinghauls for #thriftflips. 

The number of posts across social platforms and blogs that were tagged #ThriftFlip increased 236% between the second quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020, according to Tribe Dynamics. Meanwhile, #ClothingHaul increased just 26%. 

Six of the ten highest-performing posts tagged #ThriftFlip were made on TikTok or referenced a TikTok post, which corresponds with Gen Zers’ new preference for TikTok over older platforms like Instagram. In fact, Piper

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Walla Walla General Store opens Thursday for home, kitchen, gift shopping | Business

A new retail business opens downtown Thursday, May 6. Walla Walla General Store will sell items for home, kitchen and gifts from the old Cummins Athletic Supply location on E Alder.

Locally-crafted copper and carbon steel cookware, decorative mugs and glasses, illustrated fabrics and table linens, pillows, pottery and ceramics are some of the items that have already started to arrive at Walla Walla General Store with co-founders Jean Bender and Peggy Frasse excited to open the doors.

Hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

“We’re about homeware, kitchen and gifts so that’s dishes

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How To Create A Mexican-Style Happy Hour At Home

You don’t need to be from Mexico to love Mexican food and decor. The Mexican culture is vibrant, energetic, and colorful, and the Mexican people love to gather over food and drinks with family and friends. In my home state, Texas, Mexican food and its regional cousin, Tex-Mex, are inescapable. There’s no way to grow up in Texas without enjoying a margarita paired with chips and salsa. In fact, that’s a favorite happy-hour combo! 

I don’t know about you, but I almost always want to recreate food and other dining experiences when I return home from vacation. To create my

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7 AAPI Designers On Fashion, Personal Style, & Launching A Small Business

Launching a business can be daunting, whether you’re a college sophomore studying for exams, while dreaming up sustainable and whimsically chic outerwear, like Dauphinette’s Olivia Cheng, or putting your own name on your devastatingly cool footwear concepts, after a decade of designing for an established brand, like Labucq’s Lauren Bucquet. Because either way, interpreting one’s self-expression, individuality, and vision through distinct fashion designs — and sharing it all with the world to hopefully embrace — can feel like a massive risk. Plus, success takes hard work and business acumen, not to mention crucial lessons learned on the job,

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Great Outfits in Fashion History: Gwyneth Paltrow in a Tank Dress at the 1995 Met Gala

Gwyneth Paltrow at the Met Gala in 1995. 

There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

Gucci’s 100th anniversary in April let us revisit the Tom Ford-era red velvet suit that Gwyneth Paltrow wore to the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards. The look was the perfect summation of Paltrow’s style — a sort of uncomplicated glamour paired with an easy sexiness. It’s a signature vibe

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Dear Annie: My husband cheated on me with multiple women years ago and I’m having a hard time getting over it

Dear Annie: I’m so confused, and I don’t know what to do. I have been married for four months, and I truly love my husband and believe that he loves me.

My problem is that he cheated on me about two years ago with multiple women, and not only that, he proposed to one of them. It’s a long story. But since then, he’s been the perfect guy — the person I met six years ago.

I can’t seem to get past all the things he did to me before we were married. I cry daily even though it’s been

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