Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster

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Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster

by Dana Thomas

Penguin Books | July 29, 2008 | Trade Paperback |

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: July 29, 2008

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143113704

ISBN - 13: 9780143113706

Found in: Social and Cultural Studies

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Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster

Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster

by Dana Thomas

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: July 29, 2008

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143113704

ISBN - 13: 9780143113706

From the Publisher

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 the Author

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.

Editorial Reviews

? What Fast Food Nation did for food service, this book does for fashion?
?Los Angeles Times

? A crisp, witty social history that?s as entertaining as it is informative.?
?Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

? Globalization, capitalization, class, and culture . . . A fascinating book.?
?Fareed Zakaria, Newsweek

? What Fast Food Nation did for food service, this book does for fashion, exposing the underbelly of the $157-billion luxury industry and the lockstep consumer psychology behind its glamorous veneer.?
?Los Angeles Times

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