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Q&A: Pitt alum opens Haus of Vain thrift store

Models sport clothing and accessories from thrift store Haus of Vain, located in Oakland on Centre Avenue and owned by 2015 Pitt graduate Jerome Roberts. (Photo Courtesy of Jerome Roberts)

By Charlie Garcia-Weger | For The Pitt News

January 25, 2018

Thrifting in Pittsburgh is an underappreciated subject. When I discuss my excitement with people about finding a really interesting or rare find while thrifting in Pittsburgh, they look at me funny — maybe because I’m from Brooklyn. I grew up in what some consider “hipster central,” where it...

Chucks and chinos: navigating Pitt fashion

Mitchell James decides whether to wear shorts or pants based on if he has clean socks that are short or long. (Photo by John Hamilton | Editor-In-Chief)

By Taylor Pecarchik / For The Pitt News

May 29, 2017

Sitting among a sea of Pitt students at Schenley Plaza wearing all types of clothing — T-shirts, baseball hats, dresses — Emily Steele’s plain romper doesn’t stand out. Her accessory — a pet iguana named Olive — is a different story. College might be the most diverse place you’ve ever experience...

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