China’s “Comfort Class” | The Bling Dynasty, National Geographic Magazine: Rachel Shops, Saves Money, Lives with Cultural Revolution Era Parents

Rachel Shops, Saves Money, Lives with Cultural Revolution Era Parents

Rachel (from the previous photograph) is going on a date and shops for a new outfit at a fashion store called Thre3 run by her friend on the Bund in Shanghai. The dressing room she is in can take two assistants to close—just another example of some of the over-the-top silliness going on in this culture. The green frock has a $2,200 price tag.

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