Has Authenticity Become Just Another Fad?

Has Authenticity Become Just Another Fad?

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Cambria Bold
Oct 27, 2011

"If you spend enough time looking at this stuff — objects that are vintage, handmade or that just appropriate those looks — 'you get overloaded pretty quickly,' Ms. Barber said. How much authenticity is too much? It's an oddly philosophical question, given the subject matter, but one that might occur to anyone confronted with the deluge of vintage and artisanal products now available online and through mass-market retailers. Put another way, have we finally reached a saturation point, where the 'authentic' loses its eternal quality and becomes just another fad?"

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