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The Lucky Shopping Manual: Building and Improving Your Wardrobe Piece by Piece
     

The Lucky Shopping Manual: Building and Improving Your Wardrobe Piece by Piece

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by Andrea Linett, Kim France
 
What to wear, how to buy, where and when to spend: These are the topics covered each month by the exceedingly plugged-in staff of Lucky, whose circulation rocketed from 500,000 to 800,000 in just two short years. For Lucky's devoted fans, and anyone devoted to dressing better and shopping smarter, The Lucky Shopping Manual will be the über-find.

Overview

What to wear, how to buy, where and when to spend: These are the topics covered each month by the exceedingly plugged-in staff of Lucky, whose circulation rocketed from 500,000 to 800,000 in just two short years. For Lucky's devoted fans, and anyone devoted to dressing better and shopping smarter, The Lucky Shopping Manual will be the über-find. Finally, there is a book that does away with the inconsequential information in previous fashion books and presents only the most useful tips and imperative information for how to dress better for less. Filled with tips that will appeal to shopaholics and disciplined bargain hunters alike, this enticing guide is packed with over 1,000 full-color photos and illustrations, with a ribbon marker and flexi-cover so women can take it shopping with them.

With great advice on every uniquely designed page, The Lucky Shopping Manual includes features such as:

*Building a wardrobe you love, with cross-referenced sections on everything from skirts, tops, dresses, pants, and    suits, to shoes, bags, belts, and what looks best for your body type
*How to spot great finds at the local flea market or the best boutiques
*What to spend your money on and where you can scrimp
*Cool stores coast-to-coast to check out when you're traveling
*Practical tips for fabric care, shoe maintenance, and stain remedies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592400362
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/10/2003
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
422,167
Product dimensions:
6.51(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.05(d)
Age Range:
18 - 14 Years

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Meet the Author

Creative Director Andrea Linett served in the fashion departments of Sassy and Harper's Bazaar before joining Lucky as fashion director in 2000. Melcher Media is an award-winning book producer based in New York City.

Lucky Editor-in-Chief Kim France has had an extensive career in publishing, which has includedpositions at New York magazine, Spin, and Sassy. Her articles have appeared in many other national magazines.

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The Lucky Shopping Manual: Building and Improving Your Wardrobe Piece by Piece 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Melsy4473 More than 1 year ago
I was normally the jeans and t-shirt wearing girl until about 2 years ago I graduated High school, I realized that Jeans aren't going to be suitable for work and I shouldn't keep making them my go to idem. This book really helped me to build a better understanding of what I should own and how I can make flattering outfits out of these cloths I plan on buying the other Lucky book in the hopes that it will help me go even farther.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Not only do I now know what to look for the next time I go shopping, but I have a better understanding of how to use what I already own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book. I feel armed with useful information for my next shopping spree. I look forward to looking fabulous every day!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It gave me an idea on what I was doing wrong.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a woman who is moving from a uniformed work environment to one with more dressing options, I have found this book helpful in creating a wardrobe from scratch. The only thing that I saw lacking was a absence of accessory advice beyond bags and shoes. I need more guidance when it comes to belts, scarves and key jewelry pieces as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much and refer to it constantly. I had to buy another because the first copy finally wore out. It's great to browse before you go shopping or feel like you have nothing to wear. I HIGHLY reccomend it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I refer to it constantly, like using any reference book. It covers so many looks and easy to find pieces for basics and extras.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has great information about what clothes are out there, how to put them together, getting the most versatility out of your wardrobe, and where to splurge. That said, it is NOT (nor does it claim to be) a resource on how to best dress a specific body type. Rather, it is a survey of possibilities. I think that if you start with something like 'What Not to Wear,' this book can give you a lot of inspiration. I think it would be especially helpful for inspiration if you don't live in a major city.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great photos, plenty of ideas for putting pieces together. I have read a lot of these types of books and this is my favorite. Only problem: Doesnt go into body shapes and what you can do if you dont have the ideal shape. Also most of the clothes are geared to women in their 20's. Still, a great buy, usually I buy and resell on Ebay, but this one is a keeper.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book very helpful in helping me figure out what looks good on me and what doesn't. I have several items in my wardrobe that never quite looked right and I didn't know why. This book helped me figure out where I was going wrong.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has been the biggest help ever! I am such a fashion fanatic and love anything to do with clothing. Anytime I need to match something or put an outfit together for an event, I go back to the book and find an awesome idea. It's a great book because, unlike the monthy magazine, it doesn't give specific designers, it just offers up types of clothing. If you read the magazine each month, you'll know exactly where to find the amazing things that are shown in the book. Each page is filled with helpful hints and information about how to buy clothing that fits your body-type and what to match with what. My favorite parts of the book are the three-day packing guides which tell what to pack for a weekend getaway, and the 'top 20 list of pieces you should invest in.' There's even a closet clean-out guide to help you get rid of what you don't wear and make room for new additons. This book is worth every penny and more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book offered great advice for shopping and building up a wardrobe with simple things. They show you one article of clothing, such as a white t-shirt, and give you different ways to wear it for different looks. I love this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is definitely a help when you're trying to build a wardrobe, and it provides good tips on what types of clothes flatters what types of bodies. For example, it will recommend a certain type of jeans if you've got big hips. But one problem is that it doesn't give any suggestions on where to shop for such clothes. Also, it neglects the fact that many people are thin overall. In other words, it doesn't take all body types into account. Granted, that would make the book a whole lot more complex, but it would also make it more useful. However, the book gives some good 'fit' guidelines, like the length of pants and the 'fit' of the seat. The pictures of actual clothes are great, but if they'd shown them placed on actual people, it'd have been better. For example, if they showed a large-busted woman and then showed her in the suggested types of clothes, it'd give people a better idea of the fit/look they should be shooting for. Overall, a neat book, with lots of ideas, but I think it will leave some people with more questions than answers.