Deluxe by Dana Thomas
How Luxury Lost Its Luster

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Once luxury was available only to the rarefied and aristocratic world of old money and royalty. It offered a history of tradition, superior quality, and a pampered buying experience. Today, however, luxury is simply a product packaged and sold by multibillion-dollar global corporations focused on growth, visibility, brand awareness, advertising, and, above all, profits. Award-winning journalist Dana Thomas digs deep into the dark side of the luxury industry to uncover all the secrets that Prada, Gucci, and Burberry don?t want us to know. Deluxe is an uncompromising look behind the glossy façade that will enthrall anyone interested in fashion, finance, or culture.

About Dana Thomas

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Dana Thomas has been the fashion writer for Newsweek in Paris since 1995. She writes about style for The New York Times Magazine and contributes to a number of publications including The New Yorker and Harper’s Bazaar.
Published August 16, 2007 by Penguin Books. 388 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Dana Thomas has written a crisp, witty social history that’s as entertaining as it is informative.

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Thomas's fact and bargain-finding trips to Japan, China, India, the discount outlets of California and the luxury malls of Las Vegas, record our present in which significant percentages of the global population have caught, or been taught, the mad idea that they can acquire the signifier of moder...

Sep 14 2007 | Read Full Review of Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its L...

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