Buy New
$7.95
Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
The Secondhand Wardrobe: ... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Secondhand Wardrobe: Have Fun Finding Stylish, Earth-Friendly Used Clothing Deals or Save Your Money and Go Green, One Chic Thrift Store Bargain at a Time Paperback – January 12, 2011


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$7.95
$3.95 $8.33

The 20/20 Diet: Turn Your Weight Loss Vision Into Reality
Dr. Phil and his team have created a plan that you can start following right now and continue working for the rest of your life.
$7.95 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The Secondhand Wardrobe: Have Fun Finding Stylish, Earth-Friendly Used Clothing Deals or Save Your Money and Go Green, One Chic Thrift Store Bargain at a Time + Secondhand Chic: Finding Fabulous Fashion at Consignment, Vintage, and Thrift Shops
Price for both: $25.62

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Cheryl Gorn's passion for fabric and clothing began at the age of four when she taught herself how to sew. She spent the early part of her working life as a trained museum professional who researched, cared for, and developed exhibits about historic clothing. She currently creates textile art pieces and also teaches special programs that combine fabric art and social studies. Cheryl began shopping secondhand in 1977 and is the founder of Secondhand Wardrobe Week.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Shop the New Digital Design Bookstore
Check out the Digital Design Bookstore, a new hub for photographers, art directors, illustrators, web developers, and other creative individuals to find highly rated and highly relevant career resources. Shop books on web development and graphic design, or check out blog posts by authors and thought-leaders in the design industry. Shop now

Product Details

  • Paperback: 68 pages
  • Publisher: Larmint Press (January 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982580525
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982580523
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,872,740 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
67%
4 star
33%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peanuts1958 on February 21, 2011
Format: Paperback
Whether you shop second-hand because it's fun, economical, or eco-friendly, this guide is full of great advice. Written with practical humor, Cheryl Gorn's style is very down to earth. This very timely book will help anyone looking for a new job on a tight budget - an all too common American story these days. The Secondhand Wardrobe: Have Fun Finding Stylish, Earth-Friendly Used Clothing Deals or Save Your Money and Go Green, One Chic Thrift Store Bargain at a Time
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback
I was privileged to be receive a copy of The Secondhand Wardrobe for review at Titus2Homemaker.com, and I found it to have an amazingly broad scope. The book begins with a chapter about the advantages of shopping secondhand, from finance to fashion. It addresses some common concerns.

For those who have decided that they are willing to go this route, the author then discusses the various secondhand options. The remainder of the book focuses on thrift stores.

Before we get to the actual shopping, though, we need to make a plan. A whole section is devoted to explaining, step-by-step, how to plan a wardrobe. Knowing what you do need can help you avoid wasting resources on pieces you don't need!

Finally, about the second half of the book is devoted to time in the store itself. The tips for making the most of your time when it's limited are helpful. There are also tips for recognizing pieces that aren't really any good and are best left behind. How to check for fit is explained, as well as how to launder your finds (and whether you really need to be as cautious in laundering as the label claims).

Overall, I found this to be a very good "how-to-dress-well" book from a secondhand shopper's perspective. It also has a somewhat "green" or eco-friendly slant. The book itself is small so you can carry it with you to the store. It's pretty basic, but it's thorough.

It would make a great coming-of-age gift for a young lady, as it addresses both fashion and frugality and it isn't an overwhelming read. Of course it is also helpful for grown-up "girls" new to secondhand shopping, which is the original target audience.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Kathy A Lopes on October 16, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is excellent. Just the tips on dry cleaning have saved me $100 in one month. I don't plan to ever pay retail again, except for underwear.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The Secondhand Wardrobe: Have Fun Finding Stylish, Earth-Friendly Used Clothing Deals or Save Your Money and Go Green, One Chic Thrift Store Bargain at a Time
This item: The Secondhand Wardrobe: Have Fun Finding Stylish, Earth-Friendly Used Clothing Deals or Save Your Money and Go Green, One Chic Thrift Store Bargain at a Time
Price: $7.95
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?