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Clothing the Poor in Nineteenth-Century England / Vivienne Richmond

Thursday, 2 July, 2015

Sally Tuckett recommends a volume which ensures that the dress of the historical majority is seen as being just as worthy of attention and analysis as that of the fashionable elite.

From Main Street to Mall: The Rise and Fall of the American Department Store / Vicki Howard

Thursday, 2 July, 2015

Jan Whitaker looks at a new history of an American retail institution.

Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion / Tansy Hoskins

Thursday, 2 July, 2015

Esther Leslie reviews a book which suggests that the fashion industry is deadly, and that its seductions are lethal.

Kimono: A Modern History / Terry Satsuki Milhaupt

Thursday, 2 July, 2015

Elizabeth Kramer believes this book persuasively challenges the myth of the kimono as a traditional, static garment.