Law Grad Spots Stylish Attire in Trash
Posted Aug 6, 2007 4:47 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
When she moved to Chicago from New York after graduating from law school last year, Lauri Apple, who is still looking for the job of her dreams, knew of at least one good way to save money.
If she needs something to wear, she takes a look in the local trash. A practice she started as a starving college student a decade ago has now evolved into something of an avocation, reports the Chicago Tribune. In fact, her frugal approach has become something of a modern-day trend—like Apple, who documents her discoveries on her FoundClothing blog, other well-dressed young women also proudly proclaim that they save money and help the environment by reusing others' discarded attire.
Although Apple, 31, says New York City is mecca for dumpster-divers like herself, she has nonetheless scored significant sartorial finds in Chicago, including a brown corduroy Gap jacket and an attractive black dress. She is pictured in the Tribune article wearing a mint-green zip-front Armani sweater she found in New York. "I see something every day," she tells the Trib. "And a lot of the stuff, it miraculously fits."