Consumers are ‘Overdressed’ for pennies on the high fashion dollar

Jul 19, 2012

Elizabeth Cline was your typical clothing consumer lured in by fashion trends, but sold on low prices. Cline was buying a new article of clothing every week until she realized how many tops, hoodies, and pants she had that she barely ever wore. It wasn’t until Elizabeth caught herself bringing home seven pairs of identical canvas flats at seven bucks a pair when she realized she had a real problem on her hands.

In her book, “Overdressed,” Cline examines the accession of the cheap fashion market along with the decline of independent retailers, why we just can’t say no to the good old deal and steal, and how consumers can break away from the buy and toss cycle.

Weigh in:

Do you think you are ‘overdressed’?


Elizabeth L. Cline, author, ‘Overdressed’

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