In the face of the recession, comparative price shopping, updating tried-and-true pieces, banking paychecks, curbing spending and even making good use of every drop of home-brewed coffee are some of the stopgaps the fashion crowd is embracing.
In fact, when asked about how their personal spending habits have been curbed or changed in recent months, showgoers in Bryant Park during New York Fashion Week were candid about what, for most, amounts to a newfound frugality. Even Nicky Hilton, whose shopping splurges are often pictured by the tabloids, said she is trying not to swipe her credit cards quite as much. Before Pamella Roland’s show last week, the heiress said, “I’m being smarter about my spending. I’m not going into stores and buying anything. I am buying more pieces instead of just a bunch of clothes.”
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)
"That's something that resonates with me too because I'm so locked into a number. If I go over that number it completely ruins my day so it's nice to get detached from the number on the scale." - Chelsea Handler on Kelly LeVeque's book "Body Love." #wwdeye (📷: John Salangsang)