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There are untold stories hanging in many of our closets: A wedding dress bought, but never worn. A ratty old concert T-shirt. Boots that traveled the world. Whether their purchase was spurred by need or emotion, memories tend to imbue our garments with meaning and value. We hear some of those stories — plus your own — and find out why clothing carries meaning far beyond fashion.
- Emily Spivack Creator, Smithsonian's "Threaded" blog; Author, "Worn Stories"
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