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

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

Washington Square News

The red facade and sidewalk entrance of Bobst Library is decorated with ornaments and garland. N.Y.U. president Andrew Hamilton puts ornaments on two Christmas, which are side by side.

Off-Third: NYU should celebrate Christmas even earlier

November isn’t soon enough. We need to celebrate Christmas for the entire second half of the year.
Naisha Roy, Staff Writer November 3, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. As soon as the clock strikes midnight on Nov. 1, Instagram stories everywhere go from pictures of lingerie-with-animal-ears costumes to red...

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...

The former storefront for Shiina (Staff Photo by Joel Lee)

Shiina Slips Away Without Notice

Shiina, a boutique specializing in Asian items, has vacated its storefront beneath Third North, and residents of the dorm have mixed reactions.
Faith Marnecheck, Culture Editor April 12, 2019

When the Gotham Pizza across from Third Avenue North Residence Hall suddenly closed last year, the student body suffered a deep loss. Now, the NYU community has lost another store...

The Reformation storefront in Soho. (Staff Photo by Alina Patrick)

Reformation Pairs Shopping With Climate Action

The fashion retailer lets green shoppers add more than just clothes to their carts.
Sara Miranda, Staff Writer February 25, 2019

With the launch of its Climate Credits Program, Los Angeles-based sustainable fashion retailer Reformation has redefined what it means to be fashion-forward. As a part of Reformation’s...

A new Amazon retail store opened in SoHo.

A Shopping Experience Straight From the Future

Melvis Acosta, Contributing Writer October 5, 2018
Have you heard about the new Amazon 4-star store in SoHo? Read to learn more about it.
Some NYU students elect to work in retail jobs, both for financial benefits and networking purposes.

Finding Funds in Fashion

Hanna McNeila, Contributing Writer September 24, 2018

How are you supposed to live your best life in New York when everything you love drains your bank account? Instead of bagging textbooks in the bookstore or hoarding packages in...

Bleecker St, is now 30% vacant due to the drastic increase in online shopping. The #ShopBleecker movement is being advertised in the area to save the street’s vacancies.

Greenwich Village Encourages Residents to #ShopBleecker

Alyssa Kelly, Staff Writer November 20, 2017
During the month of November, shops on Bleecker St. will have special discounts and raffles to boost local business for the neighborhood.
Alternative Apparel, on Lafayette Street, SoHo. The fabric-first clothing brand produces 70% of its high quality garments through sustainable processes and materials.

Shop With a Clean Conscience

Kate Holland, Contributing Writer February 24, 2017
Supporting stores that employ sustainable manufacturing tactics can ameliorate the fashion industry’s long-held struggle with ethical production. Here are some places you can shop at this spring to support the movement toward sustainability.
JACHS New York, among many other stores, hosts a sample sale in Soho, with a 60%-90% off discount. Sample sales are a great way to acquire fashionable clothing at an affordable price.

Simple Guide to Sample Sales

Chloe Tran, Contributing Writer February 17, 2017
Sample sales are a good way to get designer clothing for less. Here are a few tips to make the most of your experience.
These shoes are from the Ivanka Trump clothing line. Nordstrom recently cut the line off due to poor performance sales, creating a heated discussion about politics in fashion.

When Politics Meet Fashion

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer February 13, 2017
President Donald Trump's tweets in defense of his daughter, Ivanka, demonstrated that politics and fashion can intersect. However, the question remains: Should they?
With modern societys growing reliance on technology, the era of brick-and-mortar storefronts may be coming to an end. Though some people continue to try on clothes in physical stores, that is becoming less of the case as online shopping becomes more popular.

The End of Brick-and-Mortar

Chloe Tran, Contributing Writer February 6, 2017
In 2017, do we still need physical retail stores, especially in a digital age when it consistently saves time and energy to order online?

Working in Fashion Out of the City

Sophie Fay Shaw, Staff Writer April 4, 2016
Not staying in NYC this summer? There are plenty of fashion related opportunities that don't include picking up coffees for fashion publications.