The Little Guide to Vintage Shopping: Insider Tips, Helpful Hints, Chic Shops

The Little Guide to Vintage Shopping: Insider Tips, Helpful Hints, Chic Shops

by Melody Fortier


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A Modern Guide to Vintage
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. With this savvy guide tucked in your handbag, you’ll be ready to hit the streets. From fashion boutiques to flea markets, the hunt for treasures is on!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594744044
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Publication date: 09/02/2009
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Melody Fortier is proprietor of Tangerine Boutique, a vintage-clothing emporium located in Gardner, Massachusetts, as well as online at

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The Little Guide to Vintage Shopping: Insider Tips, Helpful Hints, Chic Shops 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Sararush on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you've read a few fashion magazine articles or any other book about vintage clothing, and you can recite generalities of its appeal, how to shop for, what to pay, etc..., then The Little Guide to Vintage Clothing will not be a wealth of information, but more like a good summary of the fundamentals. The way the book is presented online one would assume you could throw it in your bag as a nice reference during an afternoon of shopping. And it probably would fit in your bag, as it is a tiny little book. And that is my chief complaint, I simply wished there was more to it. The author never really digs into any topic beyond a few antidotes and recommendations. I would have liked more pictures, more handy reference charts, and more celebration of the vintage market. Instead the author doles out a lot of generalities. Otherwise, it is adequately charming, and a great starting point for beginners. Particularly helpful are the sparse reference guides allowing one to determine in a glance the evolution of twentieth century fashion or price ranges for popular vintage items.