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...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students will be able to: Compute key performance indices (KPI) for inventory performance. Draw comparisons among boutiques and among departments. Identify strengths and weaknesses within...

Wearily Moving Her Needle

The Culture of Sewing : Gender, Consumption and Home Dressmaking

Berg, 1999

Book chapter

...When nineteen-year-old Ellen McGowan married James Harwood Biddle in 1862, her groom, an army officer, gave her $20 in gold as an incentive to sew a calico dress. Ellen was doubtless possessed of many accomplishments, but the mysteries...

The Great Basin

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The Great Basin is a large, semiarid region of western North America that was host to several indigenous tribes and groups prior to the coming of Europeans to the New World. Most were culturally as well as linguistically related...

Western Wear

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...North American Western style is known by some familiar materials and details, including embossed or fringed leather, silver conchos used to prevent leather ties from pulling through leather garments, and patterns woven in bright earth tones...