Business woman

The Businesswomen of Early Twentieth Century America

Women's roles in the business world partly depended on their status as consumers in the early twentieth century.
New Age

Who Really Buys New Age Stuff?

Is the New Age Movement only for wealthy white women?

2015 Was A Record Year for Vehicle Recalls

Some surprising lessons on how car companies' responses to product recalls affect consumer and investor perceptions. 
A Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods and the Problem With Enlightened Consumption

Whole Foods may promise ethical products, but its offerings often contradict expectations. 
Fish Stick

The Ocean’s Hot Dog: The Strange History of Fish Sticks

Fish sticks fulfilled the need to repackage an abundance of frozen fillets. But did they become a consumer staple?
Weldon's Ladies' Journal April 1895

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The Birth of Fashion Magazines

Fashion magazines, which first emerged in the 19th century, bridged notions of femininity with an increasingly consumerist society.
Crowed escalator

Consumerism: An Economic Critique

Consumerism, a hallmark of American life, may not be as beneficial as we all think.