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More From the Annals of Recession Chic…

Turns out you don’t have to be up to your pocket-scarf in old money to dress like a classy WASP. The enduringly dapper Joe Ferrarro, once named by the Globe as one of Boston’s best dressed, dishes out candid advice…

Your Tuesday To-Do List

If you only do two things tomorrow, that’s fine. Just make them count. We’ll make it easy for you: 1. Vote for Barack! Unless you’d be happy to see Bostonista move to Switzerland, and you very well may be, please…

Bostonista Sweats It

EquiFit owner Alexandra Cherubini has fused two of her passions—riding and yoga—with the AgSilver CleanMat, a yoga mat that incorporates AgSilver, a powerful antimicrobial ingredient used on horses (yes, horses) to rid them of infection and rash. Woven throughout the…

Beach Chic, Autumn-style

More from the annals of local pride… Newburyport eco-chic boutique The Studio—Best of Boston winner for shopping on the North Shore—has introduced an exclusive hoodie coat from Prairie Underground. Available in store and online (and in long and short versions),…

Bostonista Pleas: Stop Dressing For a Depression

Hey, you, in the pilly sweater: Just because the economy is in the toilet doesn’t mean you have to dress like you’ve just crawled out of one. All this talk of recession, and sad-sack dressing to match, is just so…

Spinning the Web: loooeezboston.com

In her debut column on the store’s new website Louis Boston owner and undercover feminist Debi Greenberg lays forth her feelings on fashion and business, with a hint of subtle politics thrown in for good measure. Louis started out as…

Bostonista Consumes: Umi Haircare

Newbury Street salon Umi has launched a very good line of haircare products. Nine tools include hair powder, wax, volumizing spray, and creme. Sure, we’ve got beauty products stuffed into every corner of the bathroom, and there’s that bin under…

Campaign for Chocolate 2008!

I’m not in the business of throwing around terms like “dictator,” or “fascist state,” but I will say that here at Boston magazine our candy supply is largely at the whim of one woman. This woman really likes M&Ms. Not…

Dispatches from New York Fashion Week: It’s a Wrap

Bostonista’s trip down south to catch Fashion Week in New York was brief, but as jam-packed as ever. The trends: Longer hemlines (modesty is back), ultra-sheer anything (but not for long), beige, XL belts, and, obviously, Gossip Girl. With a…

Bostonista Gives: A Feel-Good Fashion Event

As a shopper, I can pretty much justify anything. That doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a good excuse. Which is why I’m all over the upcoming I Have Nothing to Wear shopping event, which happens next Thursday, Sept. 18, from…