Crazy For Bargains Summary

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According to the two given readings from the instructor, “real” or the “actual” reasons why women, in general, go to the department stores for shopping and also the catalogues in the years on the 1890s and the 1940s are the following (from the women’s perspective). The first reason that I saw from this reading called Crazy for Bargains by Donica Belisle. From this, it says, “Since department stores bought in bulk, they were able to demand discounts from suppliers, and since suppliers depended on mass retailers’ orders, they cut production costs, including wages.” This explains why the bourgeoisie, middle class and the working class had the opportunity to buy and consume different kinds of goods at a low price; therefore, it increases the consumer

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