The Brian Lehrer Show

Clothing Bargains?

Friday, November 23, 2012

Brooklyn-based journalist Elizabeth Cline discusses her new book, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion—a look at the downside of inexpensive clothing.

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Contest Aims to Turn Junk Significant: Just Add A Backstory

Friday, March 23, 2012

Rob Walker, co-editor of the new book "Significant Objects," and Studio 360's Kurt Andersen visited Vintage Thrift in Manhattan to find three prime examples of junk. Watch a video to see what they found here.

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The Takeaway

American Values: Thrift

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ben Franklin once said “a penny saved is a penny earned.” In this era of advertising and prominently-placed product logos, though, can we say that thrift is still a fundamental American Value? Or is conspicuous consumption more in keeping with what it means to be an American?