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The Wristwatch

Margaret Maynard

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Global Perspectives 2010

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The wristwatch is a fascinating accessory for men and women. In the twenty-first century, it can be an important practical item, although, for many, cell phones have largely overtaken this function. Wristwatches are often mass produced, but equally they are ostentatious, stylishly engineered, deluxe accessories linked with exclusive high-fashion brands like Versace and Dior. Thus they may represent affluence and status or signal a particular occupation or a sporting activity, but they are also sy

Accessories of Dress

Celia Stall-Meadows

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. The United States and Canada 2010

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The accessories industries in Canada and the United States are multibillion dollar industries that include many diverse product categories. Fashion accessories may be defined as fashion items that are carried or worn, and support or accent apparel fashions. Common accessories used by consumers in North America include hats and headwear, eyewear, scarves, shawls, neckties, handkerchiefs, pocket squares, gloves, belts, handbags, small personal leather goods, luggage, umbrellas, fans, and watches. M

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