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Hannah Lees

is a Newhouse School graduate student and contributor to The NewsHouse.


Abeille totes photo by Abbey Thurston

Styled for success

Published On: April 17, 2020

Abbey Thurston is a local fashion designer and owner of Abeille, a fashion label. Despite the downturn in overall fashion sales, her business is succeeding.

Bella V Boutique owners Lorena Nazario and Melissa Convertino closed their shop in Troy on March 16

All dressed up and nowhere to go

Published On: April 7, 2020

With all non-essential businesses closed for the foreseeable future, small fashion boutiques in upstate New York are left to attract customers in unique ways.