Haute Trash fashion from 2008Photo: Doug BulgerFrugal is fashionable in this economy, and the creative minds behind Haute Trash have discovered the cheapest (and chicest) way to dress in a depression is to put junk on your trunk. From pop-top chain mail to yogurt-cup lids, any dumpster-dive find can become a design inspiration. See all the fab runway garb(age) Friday at RE Store’s annual Haute Trash Recycled Art & Fashion Show. Need a rain check? The work of a number of trashionistas will be on display for the month of April at galleries in three cities.

Plan it:
Friday, April 17, 8-10 p.m. Tickets are $10.
Map it: New York Fashion Academy, 5201 Ballard Ave., Seattle, Wash. (map)
Make it: Learn how to create your own recycled art during a free workshop at RE Store’s Bellingham location.