Let Bygones Be Worn Again

It's an age-old sartorial dilemma, made all the more challenging by an increasingly homogenized retail world that finds a Gap or H&M; on every high street: What does it take to stand out from the rest of the fashion pack? Big bucks may buy a measure of individuality, but less than you might think — within weeks that satin Prada ensemble you shelled out thousands for has been knocked off by a mainstream retailer and is on the rack for less than a tenth of the price. But if you can't get ahead of the game, you might craft a unique...

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