Smith, Beth
July 2013
Selvedge;Jul/Aug2013, Issue 53, p75
The author reflects on the tendency for tourists to purchase unusual fashion items abroad. The author recalls how she purchased textiles and other fashion items in Bangkok, Thailand and Guatemala. According to her, shoppers are encouraged to purchase traditional crafts in unfamiliar territories and that captures the essence of the country. But she notes that majority of the items she purchased were not used once she returned home in Great Britain.


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