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The Buyer’s Market

U-turn Consignment Boutique photo by Adam Ryan Morris Yes, Milwaukee ranks low on high-fashion lists (as detailed on Page 60). There is no Saks or Barneys here. No Nordstorm (yet). But the city still possesses a wealth of personal style and plenty of stylish personalities who know that thrifting can reap significant rewards. Go beyond the mainstream chains – from Goodwill to the Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul to Play It Again Sports – and you’ll find that the area’s independent thrift stores are rich in high-fashion at friendly prices. From the best return on consignment to the top…

Preview- Mount Mary Student Fashion Show

  Mount Mary student fashion designers will showcase their work on an e-shaped runway, a nod to this year’s theme “evoke.”  The students have been preparing for months, when their dresses and swimsuits were merely fabrics swaths, or in some cases, other dresses.  In a draping class, Rachel Beranich, a sophomore, was preparing a dress inspired by cotton candy. With pink and blue tulle atop a crinoline petticoat, she pinned and pulled on the fabrics to her liking. On top of the dress form were two brightly colored hair pieces that matched the skirt of the dress. Beranich was originally an…