05/30/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Is The Fridge The New Closet?

After a hard night on her feet as the manager of a busy downtown restaurant, Bari Musacchio heads to her NoLIta studio apartment, hangs up her coat, takes off her shoes -- and puts them in her refrigerator.

"I have one closet, and things were overflowing, so I started putting shoes in the fridge," says the fashionable 26-year-old, whose wardrobe is heavy on the black and consists mostly of skinny jeans and blazers.