The high cost of cheap fashion

I confess: I do it, too. Like most Western women, I do it regularly, and it is a guilty pleasure every time. It is hard to listen to one's conscience when one is faced with so much incredible temptation. I am talking, of course, about cheap trendy fashion. I'll visit a Zara — or H&M, or, now that I am in the United Kingdom for the summer, the amazing Primark — and snap up items that are "cute," effectively disposable, and so shockingly inexpensive that one does a double take.


No offence, bro, but you are history

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