On (fashion) consumerism

When Cline writes that “people crave connections to their stuff,” she prompts another question: Have we somehow become disconnected from ourselves? If we don’t stop to consider this, we may end up perpetually rushing out to buy more “stuff,” never realizing what we truly need, genuinely want and cannot afford to waste.

Avis Cardella’s review of Elizabeth Cline’s Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion in Feb. 10 NYT Review of Books

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