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The Little Guide to Vintage Shopping: Insider Tips, Helpful Hints, Hip Shops Kindle Edition
Vintage clothing offers couture quality at a fraction of the price. But how can you spot a Dior original in a rack stuffed with Little Black Dresses? Vintage-clothing dealer Melody Fortier demystifies the entire process so you’ll know just what to look for, what to avoid, and what to pay. The Little Guide to Vintage Shopping shares insider tips for evaluating quality, selecting problem-free pieces, ensuring the perfect fit and silhouette, and caring for your unique finds.
About the Author
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Vintage. The word itself evokes curiosity from most people. When asked what I do for a living, I reply, “I’m a vintage dealer.” I often hear responses like, “That must be so much fun” or “Ooh! I love vintage!” Yes, it is fun. But more than that, it is my passion. I have watched the world of vintage
fashion evolve from youthful experiment to a full-fledged fashion niche, attracting fans from every age group and walk of life.
Why? What is it about vintage that holds the interest of so many? The reasons are myriad. For me it began as a love of creating from textiles. I was a hat maker and dressmaker first, with a background in sculpture. I found vintage to be a rich source for studying unique design, beautiful materials, and skillful techniques. I also learned early that beautifully crafted clothing is a joy to wear, and vintage is often superior in this regard. Vintage also provides an intimate connection with our history, an element of nostalgia. It is a rare area of fashion where the person on the street creates the trends instead of following them.
Vintage is filled with choices, and there are lots of great places to find it, so buying just the right piece can be overwhelming and at times a little confusing. This little guide will help you through the process and answer all your questions. It will address the what, why, where, and how of vintage
shopping. Along the way, I’ll explain how to make smart economical purchases and how to care for your treasured vintage to make it last.
Everywhere I go I meet vintage enthusiasts. Some are seasoned old timers like me, but many are eager newcomers. This book is intended for both. I hope you enjoy it and learn from it, but most of all I welcome the chance to share my passion! --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B00NZZJ4OU
- Publisher : Quirk Books (December 23, 2014)
- Publication date : December 23, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 78699 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 242 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,102,192 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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You'd think such practical information would be delivered in the usual boring monotone voice that drones on and on. But this book is lively, entertaining and fun to read and it has nice pictures!
If you want to become a savvy vintage clothing shopper do yourself a favor and spent $15.00 on the book because you will quickly recover the expense on your next vintage clothing purchase.