Fashion & Merchandising Fads

Fashion & Merchandising Fads

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Fads by nature and by definition are hard to capture, yet Hoffmann and Bailey have captured over one hundred of the passing fashion fancies and merchandising miracles during Americaa€™s short history in their latest collection of fads, Fashion a Merchandising Fads. Life devoid of fads is impossible to imagine, and the fads that do enter our lives become vehicles for amusement upon retrospection. How long any fad stays in vogue is anybodya€™s guess, but Hoffmann and Bailey have again found those fads that somehow took root and flourished, if only for a short period of time, in America. Concise entries describe each fad from its beginning to its demise and its devout followers. Readers are sure to recognize many of the trends and fads collected in Fashion a Merchandising Fads. A browse through the contents will have readers smiling as they remember Alex, Stroha€™s Beer-Drinking Dog and a€œBaby On Boarda€ Stickers Barbie Dolls and Celebrity Perfumes Convertibles, Digital Watches, and Drive-In Banking Garfield, G. I. Joe, and Handbags for Men Knickers and Matchbox Cars The Model T and the Mustang Paper Dolls and Rubika€™s Cube Silly Putty, the Slinky, and Synthetics in Clothes Top Hats, the Trilby, and Twiggy VCRs, Yuppies, and Zubaz Each fad featured in Fashion a Merchandising Fads is examined thoroughly and concisely by the authors. They look at the historical setting, how the trend became popular, and the people most fascinated and involved with the trend. References follow each entry to make further reading on each fad a relatively easy task for those intrigued by fads. As fads enter and encompass society for a period of time, this collection of fads, arranged alphabetically, is sure to captivate readers from beginning to end, or, in a world of fads, from the A-2 Flight Jacket to the Zipper.Rocks. Pet rocks grew out of a barroom joke in 1975. After listening to friends complain about dogs that soiled the carpet, ... According to Newsweek, the rocksa#39; success owed much to the witty care-and-training manual which Dahl wrote and anbsp;...

Title:Fashion & Merchandising Fads
Author:Frank Hoffmann, Beulah B Ramirez
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-06-23


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