Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion
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... show more
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?
Publish date: August 27th 2013
Publisher: Portfolio Trade
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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I'm not a huge fan of fashion, per se, but I'm guilty of buying cheap clothes, because I'm pretty... well... cheap.This is a eye-opening book that tells you exactly what is wrong with cheap fashion. I really enjoyed reading it. I'll admit, the beginning was a bit boring for me, as Cline focuses most...
Have you ever realized how clothing is restocked so much more quickly in stores these days than a decade or two in the past? Or how vintage finds produced prior to the 1980s stand up over time so much better than things purchased only a month ago? Or that finding a trendy outfit is increasingly easi...
I had heard an interview with Elizabeth Cline on NPR and all I remembered was the quote that Zara was able to get items from design to store in two weeks. Two weeks! How does that work with the fashion shows and clothiers and, and, and -- oh wait, it doesn't. Welcome to fast fashion.I currently find...
This was an interesting read, if a little repetitive. I think this book could have delved a little deeper and still have been the same length.
Soon the vintage/resale market will feel the trickle down effect. . . but worst of all everyone looks the same :(