Mark Ellwood is a journalist whose reporting on retail has appeared in the Financial Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, W, GQ, The New York Times Style magazine, and Travel + Leisure, among other publications. He is also a TV producer and presenter. He lives in New York City.
Well-written and illuminating, Ellwood reveals the implications bargain shopping holds for American retailing not just in the present, but for years to come -- Publishers Weekly This book is a bargain hunter's bible. --Michael Tonello, author, Bringing Home the Birkin Ever wonder how you wound up with so much stuff in your house? Through gumshoe investigative reporting and revealing case studies, Mark Ellwood's Bargain Fever explores our addiction to acquiring abundantly on the cheap--whether we need the items or not--and how corporations have encouraged and nourished it with coupons, outlets, sales, and other commercial gimmicks. The science of whipping up this consumerism frenzy is startling and somewhat revolting; Bargain Fever is a shopaholic's cure. -- Dana Thomas, author, Deluxe Witty, incisive, and sharply observant, Bargain Fever had me laughing out loud from page one. -- Tilly Bagshawe, author, Adored Bargain Fever is just as fierce, funny, tenacious, and tantalizing as its author. I love this book. --Kelly Cutrone, founder, People's Revolution, and author, Normal Gets You Nowhere