5 Tips on How to Store Winter Clothes

The sting of winter’s cold is finally giving way to the warmer, sunnier days of spring. As the seasons change, so too does our wardrobe. Goodbye parka, hello light sweater. It’s a welcome change for many of us to store our winter clothes and not give them a second thought for many months.

But knowing how to store winter clothes is key to making garments last beyond one season. Down parkas can cost anywhere from $100 to $2,000. No matter what you spend, you don’t want to flush that money away. Taking care to store winter clothes with an eye for longevity can help turn your one-season parka purchase into a multi-decade investment, saving you hundreds — if not thousands — of dollars over the years.

5 Ways to Get More Life Out Cold Weather Clothes

You may be tempted to stuff that down parka in a box and store

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Black owned beauty supply store is aiming to diversify market

Despite the beauty supply industry making $50 billion last year, African Americans surprisingly only own three percent of that market.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark — Professor Devin Robinson is the founder of Beauty Supply Institute out of Georgia. He states that last year in the U.S. alone, the beauty supply business made $50 billion, yet African Americans only own 3% of that market. 

The beauty supply industry is a 96% ethnic market.

The majority of products are catered to African Americans. Despite this, many distributors and store owners are of Asian decent.

“Obviously this industry is dominated by Asians,” Robinson said.

“They don’t live in our community, but their business does and they get our money. It’s important for us in general to own our own businesses, especially those that are consumed highly by us.” 

Bobby Perkins decided to research Robinson’s institute before he opened up his own beauty supply store,

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17 Product Picks From Drugstore Mascara To Department Store Finds

When it comes to beauty products, there is SO much out there. Picking the best of the best can be overwhelming with so many choices, so we turned to some of our favorite beauty gurus and makeup-loving friends for their personal recommendations.

The best part is that we have picks that cost as little as $7.95 (spoiler alert: that one got the most votes!) and splurge options for as much as $32 — so whether you’re on a budget or looking to treat yourself, there’s something for everyone.

Best Drugstore Mascara ($)

4 votes: Rach’s makeup artist Joe Simon, Rachael Ray Show hairstylist Carrie Minchin, Rachael Ray Show makeup artist Robin Hamilton, style and beauty guru Gretta Monahan

1 vote: makeup artist Ashlee Glazer

1 vote: Rach’s stylist Cara Jammet

1 vote: celebrity hairdresser Ted Gibson

Best Mascara Sold at Department & Beauty Stores ($$)

1 vote: style expert

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Beauty supply store empowers Black children to love their hair

CLIFTON PARK — When Stefanie Thomas was growing up in a predominately white neighborhood in Glens Falls she had to drive over forty-five minutes to find hair products for her kinky curly hair.

“Growing up I didn’t know what to do with my hair,” Thomas said. “My mother’s white and she had no idea what to do with my hair. I wanted to fit in, so I would straighten my hair, I was teased as a kid because my hair was puffy so I developed deep-rooted insecurity about my hair and took that into my adulthood.”

As Thomas’ own daughter, age 10, began to grow up and develop insecurities about her own hair, Thomas wanted better for her. That’s why Thomas decided to open Stefanie’s Beauty Supply  in Clifton Park, featuring a wide range of products for curly hair. 

The store, located at 54 Crossing Blvd., sells hair, wigs, extensions,

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Store your winter clothes in these space-saving vacuum bags

Grab a dozen bags for just $25.

12 vacuum bags for just $25

12 vacuum bags for just $25


Great news: you don’t need your winter coats, sweaters, heavy quilts, and wool socks anymore! Bad news: you need to find somewhere to put them to clear up valuable closet space!

If you aren’t lucky enough to have a walk-in closet bigger than most peoples’ bedrooms, then it would behoove you to buy these inexpensive vacuum bags from Spacesaver, which can shrink your winter clothes and blankets down to a fraction of their size.

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Just fold your clothes and linens up, stuff them inside, and use either the included

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Sephora arrives at University Place with own store | Orem News

One of the most popular makeup and beauty supply stores in the United States, Sephora, has opened at University Place mall in Orem.

The store, which had a soft opening Monday has 5,000 square feet of space where set to help customers with beauty aids and sell hundreds of products.

This Sephora is the first stand-alone store in Utah County and offers an internal and external entrance to the store, according to Amanda Butterfield, spokesperson for Woodbury Corporation, owners of University Place.

It is located in the store area left by Charming Charlie on the southeast side of the mall, just across from Coldstone Creamery.

“Sephora has been one of our most sought after stores, and we are thrilled to finally add them to our retail mix,” said Randy Woodbury, CEO and president of Woodbury Corporation, in a special statement. “Sephora’s extensive assortment of products, already popular throughout Utah, will

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