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CLOTHING AND STYLE — The differences of places and an understanding of situations.

Opinion — Online thrift reselling

Megan Poe January 29, 2024

With the amount of (blissful) washed-up Northern alumni rebranding a previously fashionably conservative town in the U.P., there comes some aesthetic territory to be conquered by the current and following...

EXPRESS YOURSELF — Greta Hillstrom, owner of Fancy-Free, poses with her cat Bobbi McGee in front of one of the stores several home décor displays. Fancy-Free is a curated thrift store with the goal of promoting creativity and art within the local community.

Fancy-Free, a curated thrift experience

Andie Balenger February 6, 2023

What does it mean to be “fancy-free”? Despite opening a small thrift store by that name in Feb. 2021, U.P. native Greta Hillstrom has been living what she describes as “fancy-free” for the majority...

TRASH OR TREASURE — Customers flip through racks of clothing at the Marquette Goodwill. Not only is thrift shopping an incredibly relaxing experience, but buying items second-hand is great for our environment.

Opinion — Why you should thrift more

Andie Balenger February 1, 2023

On any given weekend, you will likely find me sifting through racks of clothing at a local thrift store.  Contrary to popular belief, my fondness for thrift shopping did not develop after listening...

entrance to flea market

Opinion—How to bargain-hunt

Adan Mulvaney November 4, 2020
I think it was the way that I was raised that made me gain an appreciation for secondhand items and thrift stores. When I was a young child, my family opened a flea market in lower Wisconsin.
SO THRIFTY—Freshman sports science major Savanna Fassio picks out some clothes from the EcoRep’s swap. 
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Thrifting to promote sustainable fashion

Maggie Duly November 21, 2019

Ever wonder how much waste is produced by the clothes on your back? It’s probably a lot more than you think. Nearly 20 % of global water waste is produced by the fashion industry, according to United...

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