Downton Abbey sparks trend for vintage dresses | Visual.ly
Waylan Choy stashed this in Habits
"Great Britain is having its moment in the spotlight with British-inspired fashion items and accessories back in vogue thanks to the popular television series, Downton Abbey. According to Alibaba.com, the online marketplace for small businesses, its website has seen a dramatic year on year increase of 273 per cent* in global online searches for vintage dresses, 136 per cent* rise in elbow-length gloves and 190 per cent* uptick in sequin headbands."
meaning TV spawns a lot of materialistic/aspirational crap to be made. Thanks America!