Secondhand Clothing Demand Rises Amid COVID-19 PandemicNew research shows the value of the secondhand clothing market could hit $64 billion within five years.
Ely Company Represents Minnesota At White HouseWintergreen Northern Wear was founded 30 years ago by Susan and Paul Schurke.
Get Movin' Monday: Springtime DealsAre you regretting not buying the complete set of patio furniture last year? Well, there's a good chance you can find it at a discount right now. It's just one of the things on sale the month of May.
New Exhibit At MIA Offers A Taste Of ItalyIt's called Italian Style and its open now at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The exhibit showcases Italian fashion throughout the years. You can see real garments from decades of runway shows and Hollywood movies.
WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Dry Cleaner In Minn.Derek Engler is in the third generation of the family that started Pilgrim Dry Cleaners in Brooklyn Park. "Pilgrim started in 1940 with my grandfather. It continued with his daughter, my mother, Bonnie Engler. I came on in 2009," Derek said. He says clothes are cleaned in a solvent-based method that's green, organic and environmentally friendly.
Minn. Moms Design App For Parents To Buy, Sell Kids Clothes It's that time of year for back-to-school shopping. There's new way to shop for your kids clothes without having to go to the store. Kidizen is a mobile app that allows users to buy and sell gently-used clothing so parents can get high-end brands at a fraction of the cost.
2014 Macy’s Glamorama Rocks MinneapolisBeing somewhat naïve when it comes to fashion, but always eager to learn, I was extremely excited to attend the highly anticipated Macy's Glamorama. This year the event took place in downtown Minneapolis at the State Theater on Hennepin, and the theme was Fashion Rocks!
You Won’t Believe The Average Cost Of Supplying A High SchoolerThe price of back to school shopping is rising. According to a new survey, parents will spend an average of $669 and 28 cents on clothes, shoes, supplies and electronics.
Good Question: How Does Dry Cleaning Work?Not everything we wear finds its way into the washing machine. Some of our clothes have to be dry cleaned. And for many, that means frequent trips to the local dry cleaner to have suits and blazers professionally treated. And chances are pretty good you have no idea the journey your clothes embark upon at the dry cleaner.
Bitter Cold Not Fun For Folks Who Work OutsideWhile health experts are warning people to stay out of the bitter cold if possible, there are some that are forced to withstand the elements because of their jobs. Bike messenger John Lindwall employs a simple strategy when the temperature and wind chill get to be too much. "Just don't think about it, you know,” Lindwall said. “Put it out of your mind."
Local Charity Helps Job Seekers Dress For SuccessAs Billy Crystal's Saturday Night Live character Fernando Lamas said: It is better to look good than to feel good. That was a joke, obviously, but there's some truth to the idea that when you look good, you feel good. And the one place that might be most true is during a job interview.
What You Should Wear When Running A MarathonThe Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is less than two weeks away. Though the presumption is that you need to really loosen the purse strings to buy the appropriate pieces of clothing for running, the truth is that you don't need to spend a lot of money to get the right kind of gear.
Sassy Knitwear ‘Upcycles’ Old Fashions Into New CreationsFashion trends come and go. But now many formerly-beloved shirts and dresses are getting a new life. It's an increasingly popular trend called "upcycling." They use those previous items to create new ones. Watch the video above to see WCCO photojournalist Joe Mears' journey to a local shop called Sassy Knitwear in Minneapolis, where dressing "sassy" means dressing responsibly.
This Cool Spring Could Mean Big Sales On Seasonal ClothesThis cold, rainy weather doesn't really make you want to run out and buy a tank top or flip-flops. In fact, experts say the weather and economy are the two biggest factors when it comes to buying clothes.
Jordana's Blog: Spring CleaningI love cleaning. Not toilets or ovens, but my closet, yes. Usually when I tell my friends I'm about to embark on this endeavor, they get nervous. Because my closet (and yours) is the physical manifestation of what's going on in my head and heart.