Revisiting the heyday of department stores and five-and-dimes

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Viewers may not realize it, but our workin' gal from Queens is secretly dressed in what most of us would consider highly unaffordable clothes. Castro puts actress America Fererra in Chanel vests, Agnes B. tops and Gucci skirts. "She wears designer clothes," he said. "It's just her translation of how to put it together that's off." As the show progressed Betty's adopted a slightly more sophisticated style -- surely working at a fashion magazine has rubbed off on even her fashion-blind character. For example, that iconic poncho? Betty would never wear it now.
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