New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

The interior of Buffalo Exchange. Clothes line the inside of the store, both on circular racks and against the wall.

Les Miss wants to be a ‘true‘ thrift store

As thrifting takes over the fashion world and Manhattan stores are popularized by social media, prices have risen sharply even as some stores are seeing a decrease in quality.
Blake Salesin, Staff Writer October 4, 2022

Young wardrobe stylist Sam Deutsch answered his phone as he took a new electric Citi Bike for a cruise down First Avenue in the East Village. When the pandemic began, Deutsch left...

An illustration of clothing items against a gray background. Items include a pink and maroon dress, a green shirt, black heels, a black-wrap top, a jean skirt and purple heeled boots.

Opinion: Why Gen Z actually consumes fast fashion

Until we address the motivation behind Gen-Z’s impact on fast fashion, we cannot successfully change their shopping habits.
Ayisat Bisiriyu, Contributing Writer September 16, 2022

Fast fashion and its contribution to environmental waste have been a popular topic in the news for years now. Companies such as Zara and H&M were called out for harmful global...

An illustration of five individuals. From left to right, a man with tattoos wearing a black graphic t-shirt, a man wearing an oversized white t-shirt and gray rounded sunglasses, a girl sitting at a cafe table, a man with a white button down shirt and khaki pants, and a man reclined on a white bed sheet.

Ranked: NYU students who will break your heart by senior year

Heartbreak is a rite of passage and the Violet variety sure is… something.
Ary Russell, Contributing Writer March 23, 2022

Spring break is over and Hot Girl Summer is approaching fast. This can only mean one thing: Relationships once filled with proclamations of happily-ever-after will break down as...

An illustration of a cell phone showcasing on the screen a Tik Tok app video, with a sign that reads “Shein Haul”. Under this, a girl with brown hair and a yellow sweater holding 5 plastic packages.

Slow down and resist fast fashion

TikTok keeps telling me to buy more clothes. The planet is begging me to stop.
Mika Chipana, Contributing Writer March 3, 2022

As an infrequent user of social media, I dedicate one evening a week to a guilty pleasure: mindlessly scrolling through TikTok. Recently, a video claiming to predict spring and...

(Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

New York Fashion Week is decadent, depraved and delusional

And somehow Tiffany Brown was boring?
Manasa Gudavalli and Trace Miller February 15, 2022

Nothing about Tiffany Brown Designs’ Fall/Winter 2022 collection enticed us to wear it — much less purchase it. It was superfluous. It was superficial. It was fake leather...

A model wears a piece by designer Miashan at New York Fashion Week 2020. The fashion industry has been forced to evaluate how it can remain operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Fast-Fashion in the Face of the Coronavirus

The Coronavirus sheds light on the hidden victims of fast-fashion.
Divya Nelakonda, Beauty & Style Editor April 9, 2020

Long before the coronavirus, the future for the fashion industry was grim. As the pandemic spread to Italy as the Fall 2020 fashion week in Milan was beginning, widespread panic...

A shopper who is aware of the environmental impacts of fast fashion chooses between two more sustainable options. As fast fashion companies are all about keeping up with the latest styles, they strive to generate products as fast as possible, leading to unethical practices and poor quality clothing. (Illustration by Li-Chun Pan)

Cheap Clothes Have a High Price Tag — and It’s Impacting Everyone

What are students doing to combat their fast fashion consumption?
Marielle Marlys, Staff Writer February 28, 2020

Though the price of fast fashion is appealing to many consumers, the industry faces irreversible consequences with regard to the global economy and climate patterns. Online clothing...

Goodwill and Googles new Chelsea pop-up store in Chelsea that is promoting sustainable fashion. (Photo by Hanna McNeila)

ReFashion NYU Helps You Upgrade Your Closet — Sustainably

Tired of fast fashion? ReFashion NYU has solutions.
Bella Gil, Staff Writer April 5, 2019

Thrifting, upcycling, swapping, recycling, creating.  At EarthMatters@NYU’s ReFashion NYU event at the Kimmel Center for University Life on Tuesday, all of these practices and...

A look through the windows of Beacons Closet, a used-clothing store with several locations in the city. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

The Rise of Environmentally Conscious Consumerism

Millennials and Generation Z are fighting fast fashion.
Kylie Kirschner, Staff Writer February 14, 2019

There has always been a trade-off between buying clothes for instant gratification or to keep up with trends and shopping with quality and long-term use in mind. In the age of...

L Train Vintage is a vintage chain store of 6 locations including Williamsburg, East Village, East Williamsburg, West Williamsburg, Bushwick, Gowanus.

Save the Earth; Shop Vintage?

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer October 31, 2017
Vintage shopping is a viable way to reduce, reuse and recycle, and to start conversation about sustainability and conscious consumerism.

Forever 21 and Taco Bell released a clothing collection on Oct. 11. The collection offers comedic pieces for Taco Bell fans and those with quirky styles

Taco Bell Fashion: A Hit or Miss?

Christopher Collado, Staff Writer October 16, 2017
Maybe its a bit cheesy or maybe its a bit saucy, but Forever 21 and Taco Bell's new collaboration is worth a look.
H&M began a new campaign in the hopes of integrating fashion and sustainability, but their initiative falls short.

Can Fast Fashion Really Green the Industry?

Lingyi Hou, Staff Writer May 2, 2016
H&M, leading fast fashion retailer, makes efforts to improve sustainability with World Recycle Week initiative.