September 11, 2012 On today's show, we have four short Planet Money stories.
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OptiTex creates digital models of clothes for department stores like Target and Kohl's. These computer designs let stores create or tweak new styles without actually stitching prototype garments.
June 4, 2012 Would you get nearly naked before your computer in search of a better-fitting dress or the perfect pair of jeans? A British company is hoping to convince millions of us to do just that — scan our bodies for commerce.
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A collection of vintage watches.
July 21, 2011 Wristwatches went the way of the dinosaur when cell phones took over as timepieces. Or did they? Turns out the T-Rex — or rather, Timex — is making a comeback, along with Rolex, Swatch, Seiko and Casio.
Carmen Wu is a senior at Parsons: The New School for Design in New York.
September 9, 2010 Tell Me More's Amy Ta takes a closer look at designer Carmen Wu's fashion philosophy.
September 8, 2010 It's well-known that the sizes on women's clothing are unreliable. But men have long relied on the sanctity of sizing by waist measurement. Think again. Abram Sauer at Esquire found men's pants sizes are every bit as unreliable as women's.
July 21, 2010 How must-have are those swanky sunglasses, really? Turns out, they (mostly) come from one place, so quality isn't the prime reason for the price tag.
September 5, 2007 Here's what's coming up for your listening ears today:
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