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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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In the realm of fashion and design — clothing, architecture, interior design, and automobiles — the new reigning philosophy was "use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without." French fashions were suddenly too expensive for middle-class customers. Classic clothes that could be worn for many seasons became popular. American designers found a new niche for themselves, as Paris originals became too expensive for all but the richest consumers. Automobile owners patched their old cars with spare parts, nursing them along until better times returned. A lucrative used-car market also developed. As Detroit struggled to find a response to sagging sales, companies such as General Motors and Chrysler trimmed their offerings, focusing their energies and resources on fewer cars. New looks in furniture and interior design appeared at the Century of Progress Exhibition at Chicago's World Fair in 1933, but these modern home adornments...

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