Posts tagged "conspicuous consumption"

Frisky Rant: On Whole Foods & Conspicuous Consumption Masquerading As Politics

When a Whole Foods opened at the end of my block, I couldn’t have been more excited. For months, I watched in anticipation as they converted what was once an old hospital into the superfoods superstore. I was excited—and then I was irritated, when I posted a status on Facebook celebrating opening day and the…

By: Melissa Petro / March 23, 2015

Logo Tees May Be Trendy, But They’ll Never Be Cool

Can someone, for the love of God, please lay down some sort of mandate forbidding further production of "designer" logo tees? Just when we thought that particular trend of obnoxiously conspicuous consumption had faded safely into the '90s, they're popping up all over again. They bear names like YSL and Balenciaga with price tags around…

By: Lily Q / February 8, 2010