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AM/PM Session - 13 March 2018 - The death of spending on clothing
We read an article which explained why people are spending less and less money on clothing:
Vocabulary Top 10:
woes - problems or troubles; a feeling of great pain or sadness
brick & mortar - used to describe a traditional store or business that is in a building instead of on the Internet
stalwart - very loyal and dedicated; dependable; physically strong
demise - the end of something that is thought of as being like a death
brew - to start to form
chalk it up to - to explain (something) by stating its cause : to say that (something) was caused by (something)
upshot - the final result or outcome of a process, discussion, etc.
twentysomething - a person who is between 20 and 29 years old
wardrobe staple - an important piece of clothing that is used often (staple = something that is used widely and often)
messy - not clean or tidy; carelessly made or done, not careful or precise
Do you think you spend less money now on clothing than in the past?
Do you prefer to spend money on clothing, technology or experiences?