Patterns of Conspicuous Consumption


Blogger Amy DuFault of EcoSalon is pointing out the obvious with her post about the continuing popularity of Navajo patterns among urban hipsters—but we must admit to a little bit of sticker shock.

$233 for a little Navajo dress by Opening Ceremony?

$390 (on sale) for a blanket jacket by Mociun?

“This is certainly a trend that’s hanging around,” DuFault concludes. “So what are you going to do about it? Neglect it or grab a piece?” It’s an interesting question, especially since comparable vintage Navajo-inspired duds can be had so cheaply.