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Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
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Aesthetic Consumerism and the Violence of Photography: What Susan Sontag Teaches Us about Visual Culture and the Social Web

Aesthetic Consumerism and the Violence of Photography: What Susan Sontag Teaches Us about Visual Culture and the Social Web | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
"Needing to have reality confirmed and experience enhanced by photographs is an aesthetic consumerism to which everyone is now addicted."


Decades before social media, Sontag (b. Jan 16, 1933) wrote brilliantly about our "aesthetic consumerism" of images

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Mapping Out Your Antiquing

Mapping Out Your Antiquing | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Whether your antiquing trips are local or you hit the road to search far and wide, there are a number of antique networks offering maps to help you discover places to haunt & hunt. The Minnesot...
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If you have a real-world antique mall or shop, here are places to advertise.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 12, 2015 7:17 PM

A great way to include antiquing in your travels to historical sites...

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Collecting Rudolph and Other Reindeer Games

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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer was born in 1939 as a marketing gimmick. This may surprise you, but the amazing thing is, Rudolph still draws 'em in. Rud
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When Should I Sell My '80s Toys?

When Should I Sell My '80s Toys? | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
On Sunday I posted Nostalgia Drives The Collectibles Market, to which dinocollector posted the following comment: But my question is will generations of c
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How to Take Your Vintage Shop to the Next Level

How to Take Your Vintage Shop to the Next Level | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Ready to turn your vintage hobby into a full-time gig? Find out how to take the plunge with winning tips from a seasoned pro.
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Does Etsy Give Short Shrift to Vintage Sellers? Etsy Responds

Does Etsy Give Short Shrift to Vintage Sellers? Etsy Responds | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Etsy responds to seller concerns that it does not do enough to promote the vintage category, instead, putting most of its efforts into promoting handmade goods.
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One thing I would point out regarding sellers of vintage reporting lower sales vis. Etsy not seeing a dip: with more sellers of vintage coming on board, the sales must be spread out among them.


Also, I recall quite awhile ago Etsy defending itself from similar complaints when Etsy removed the "browse vintage" link from the main page navigation. Etsy said that as odd as it seemed, vintage fared better with the change, so they kept it that way after testing.

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Beyond eBay - Buying & Selling Vintage

Beyond eBay - Buying & Selling Vintage | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
I'm pretty sure we've all bought or sold something on eBay at sometime or other. For a long time it's been the biggest and easiest place to buy and sell vintage clothing or antiques. However, risin...
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Tips for Selling Vintage Online

Tips for Selling Vintage Online | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Ten great tips for selling vintage online using my own personal experiences as a vintage shop owner.
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Consice article with tips which may help buyers as well.

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Consice article with tips which may help buyers as well.

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August 17th is National Thrift Shop Day

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National Thrift Shop Day: a day to promote the ethical and economic opportunities of shopping at thrift stores. Why should collectors care? Because among the common secondhand goods, lie the uncommon treasures.

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7 tips for shopping at thrift stores

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A Very Serious Retrospective of Vintage Versace Ads

A Very Serious Retrospective of Vintage Versace Ads | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
I remember tearing out this advert of Stephanie Seymour in her pastel suit and sticking it on my bedroom wall. That was the 90s, when Versace and its supermodels ruled pop culture.

Via Barbara Ostashev
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"When standing on two legs was like so last season." lol

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 21, 2013 1:04 AM
"When standing on two legs was like so last season." lol
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"When standing on two legs was like so last season." lol

Laura Brown's comment, February 22, 2013 12:26 AM
This is what happens when they don't let the models take a potty break!!!
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Can You Smell That Smell? A Mystery Is In The Air

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A vintage text ad from the Ritz for Michael Todd Jr’s 1960 film, Scent Of Mystery (1960), in “glorious” smell-o-vision! A film which “positively cannot be shown in any other...
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Properly used and executed, smell-o-vision and all the rest could do more than entertain; it would evoke and create memories.

Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.