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Subject: Overdressed: the shockinly high cost of cheap fashion Date: 6/15/12 3:47 PM

I've just started to read this book. It is AMAZING. For everyone out there who wonders how they can sell t-shirts for $5 and why RTW clothes are getting shoddier and shoddier, this is the book for you. I'm about half way through.
It talks about the history of garments in this country and how the retail business works today. When it covers what happens to all the clothes donated to charities it is most interesting.
Anybody else reading it ???? (It is hot off the press).
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Subject: Overdressed: the shockinly high cost of cheap fashion Date: 6/15/12 4:50 PM

Thank you for your recommendation. I have just placed my order on Amazon and I very much look forward to reading this book.

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Subject: Overdressed: the shockinly high cost of cheap fashion Date: 6/15/12 6:03 PM

Thanks -- my local library has it on order, so I put it on hold.

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Subject: Overdressed: the shockinly high cost of cheap fashion Date: 6/15/12 6:12 PM

Thanks for the head's up. When used starts coming in, I'll be sure to add it (my library costs more to borrow it from Nashville then to buy it outright myself used, sadly).

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Subject: Overdressed: the shockinly high cost of cheap fashion Date: 6/15/12 6:18 PM

thanks, i just ordered it!!

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Subject: Overdressed: the shockinly high cost of cheap fashion Date: 6/15/12 7:19 PM

Thanks for the recommendation. It's an issue I'd love more info on, as the clothes in the shops do seem to be cheaper and of lower quality every year.

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Subject: Overdressed: the shockinly high cost of cheap fashion Date: 6/15/12 7:52 PM

will download to read on my ereader!

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Subject: Overdressed: the shockinly high cost of cheap fashion Date: 6/15/12 9:05 PM

There is a book review here:
http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jun/10/business/la-fi-books-20120610
I'm interested in this too, thanks for bringing it up. We could probably have a pretty heated discussion group once people get a chance to finish it!

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Subject: Overdressed: the shockinly high cost of cheap fashion Date: 6/15/12 9:25 PM

Thank you for the tip about the book. I just ordered it from the library.

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Subject: Overdressed: the shockinly high cost of cheap fashion Date: 6/15/12 9:48 PM

Thanks! It is now on my Kindle and waiting for my trip on Sunday

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