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End of Conspicuous Consumption

The New Frugality: Even Well-off Consumers Tone Down Consumption

New York Times | SHAILA DEWAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ATLANTA -- It is a sign of the times when Sacha Taylor, a fixture on the charity circuit in this gala-happy city, digs out a 10-year-old dress to wear...

Why Being Nouveau Pauvre Cheers Britain

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Melissa Biggs Bradley

Despite their ancestors' experience with war-time thrift, the average Brit may be deeper in debt than their American cousin.