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The Resource Overdressed : the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion, Elizabeth L. Cline

Overdressed : the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion, Elizabeth L. Cline

Label
Overdressed : the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion
Title
Overdressed
Title remainder
the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth L. Cline
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The work evaluates the costs of low priced clothing while tracing the author's own transformation to a conscientious shopper, a journey during which she visited a garment factory, learned to resole shoes, and shopped for local, sustainable clothing. Until recently, she was a typical American consumer. She had grown accustomed to shopping at outlet malls, discount stores like T.J. Maxx, and cheap but trendy retailers like Forever 21, Target, and H & M. She was buying a new item of clothing almost every week, the national average is sixty four per year, but all she had to show for it was a closet and countless storage bins packed full of low quality fads she barely wore, including the same sailor stripe tops and fleece hoodies as a million other shoppers. When she found herself lugging home seven pairs of identical canvas flats from Kmart, she realized that something was deeply wrong. Cheap fashion has fundamentally changed the way most Americans dress. Stores ranging from discounters like Target to traditional chains like JC Penney now offer the newest trends at unprecedentedly low prices
Cataloging source
MMI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cline, Elizabeth L
Dewey number
338.4/774692
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9940.A2
LC item number
C54 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clothing trade
  • Clothing trade
  • Fashion
  • Fashion
  • Shopping
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Popular culture
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Clothing trade
  • Clothing trade
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Fashion
  • Shopping
Label
Overdressed : the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion, Elizabeth L. Cline
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-235) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 244 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101560587
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00388208
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E65780CC-41B5-4265-99A2-1083CCA556BC
System control number
  • ocn858801872
  • (OCoLC)858801872
Label
Overdressed : the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion, Elizabeth L. Cline
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-235) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 244 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101560587
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00388208
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E65780CC-41B5-4265-99A2-1083CCA556BC
System control number
  • ocn858801872
  • (OCoLC)858801872

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