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Overdressed The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

ISBN-10: 1591846544
ISBN-13: 9781591846543
Edition: 2013
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Description: “Overdressed does for T-shirts and leggings what Fast Food Nation did for burgers and fries.”—Katha Pollitt Cheap fashion has fundamentally changed the way most Americans dress. Stores ranging from discounters like Target to traditional chains like  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/27/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

“Overdressed does for T-shirts and leggings what Fast Food Nation did for burgers and fries.”—Katha Pollitt Cheap fashion has fundamentally changed the way most Americans dress. Stores ranging from discounters like Target to traditional chains like JCPenny now offer the newest trends at unprecedentedly low prices. And we have little reason to keep wearing and repairing the clothes we already own when styles change so fast and it’s cheaper to just buy more. Cline sets out to uncover the true nature of the cheap fashion juggernaut. What are we doing with all these cheap clothes? And more important, what are they doing to us, our society, our environment, and our economic well-being?

Introduction: Seven Pairs of $7 Shoes
"I Have Enough Clothing to Open a Store"
How America Lost Its Shirts
High and Low Fashion Make Friends
Fast Fashion
The Afterlife of Cheap Clothes
Sewing Is a Good Job, a Great Job
China and the End of Cheap Fashion
Make, Alter, and Mend
The Future of Fashion
Afterword to the Paperback Edition
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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