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What started with reader emails has become one of the most popular topics on Wardrobe Oxygen. “Ask Allie” is a feature on Wardrobe Oxygen where popular DC style blogger, Alison Gary, answers reader questions about fashion, styling, how to wear the latest trends, and more. Use the Contact page to submit your questions and you never know, it may be the subject of the next “Ask Allie”!

The Friday Shop
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The Friday Shop

Retail News Sanctions on China’s top cotton supplier weave a tangled web for fashion brands. (Washington Post) Fashion’s reliance on dirty coal exposed. (Vogue Business) J. Crew is looking to exit bankruptcy. (Retail Dive) Have you ever made a Glossier order and received it in a pink bubble-wrap bag? Glossier…

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Talbots Sale x Dress for Success
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Talbots Sale x Dress for Success

Through this weekend, Talbots has 25% off your regular-priced purchase and free shipping on orders of $175 and more (no promo code needed). On top of that, this weekend from the 28th – 30th Talbots is donating 10% of their net proceeds to Dress for Success, and for each top bought…

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Retail Hits & Misses: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Edition
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Retail Hits & Misses: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Edition

Welcome to another installment of retail hits or misses, where I share what I purchased from a retailer and my honest thoughts. What was a hit (meaning I kept it), and what was a miss (return that baby). As I shared two weeks ago, I made some purchases from the…

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The Friday Shop
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The Friday Shop

Retail News Across the country, vintage shops are in a fight to save thrifting. (Fashionista) A look back at the long history of Lord & Taylor. (Retail Dive) From Black Friday to parking lot pop-ups: 5 ways holiday shopping will change. (Washington Post) Payless relaunches online, with plans for hundreds…

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My Must-Have Shoes for This Weird Year
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My Must-Have Shoes for This Weird Year

I regularly share shoes on Wardrobe Oxygen – my favorite heels for the holidays, booties for back to school, summer sandals, cute wide width footwear… but 2020 is a year different from any other and with it my shoe wardrobe is drastically different.  Priorities have changed, where comfort reigns supreme,…

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When You Change But Your Closet Hasn’t
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When You Change But Your Closet Hasn’t

For most of America, normal life ended after the first week of March. We were told to shelter in place, office jobs became work from home jobs, teachers were in front of laptops instead of classrooms, and our social lives, which includes our shopping lives, were put on hold. We…

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The Friday Shop
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The Friday Shop

Retail News SteinMart is the latest to file for Chapter 11 and plans to close most if not all of their stores. (Global Newswire) Amazon reportedly in talks with Simon (the company that owns a lot of malls in the US) on vacated department store spaces. (Retail Dive) Will the…

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How to Store the Clothes You’re Not Wearing
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How to Store the Clothes You’re Not Wearing

Recently in the WO2 Community, a discussion was started on how to carefully store the clothes you are not wearing. With the pandemic not ending anytime soon, many of us are realizing that a good percentage of our wardrobe won’t be worn in the next few months. Not wanting to…

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