ThriftStyle: The Ultimate Bargain Shopper's Guide to Smart Fashion

ThriftStyle: The Ultimate Bargain Shopper's Guide to Smart Fashion


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A must-have guide for bargain-hunting fashionistas looking to make a statement without sabotaging their budgets.

With this easy-to-use resource, savvy shoppers can cultivate upscale, upcycled wardrobes at thrift and consignment store prices.

Shoppers will learn to navigate the racks of their local consignment shop, spot name brands like Versace, Dior, and Burberry, select the best quality items, and repair secondhand clothes that need some love. Photo-filled chapters on thrifted handbags, jewelry, scarves, and other accessories show what's available and give tips for distinguishing quality items from fakes. Interviews with expert tailors, dry cleaners, shoe repair wizards, and fabric-dyeing professionals explain what makes a damaged piece of clothing worth renovating. Before-and-after photos show what can be done to refashion less-than-perfect finds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623545024
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 773,422
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Allison Engel has written articles for Esquire, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and others. She helps run the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities and regularly writes about LA's fashion scene. She co-authored Food Finds: America's Best Local Foods and the People Who Produce Them with her sister, Margaret.

Television producer Maricia "Reise" Moore is a thrift-store fanatic. She lives in Los Angeles.

Margaret Engel lives in Washington, D.C., where she runs the Alicia Patterson Journalism Foundation and helped create the Newseum. She was a columnist for Glamour and a reporter for The Washington Post. She co-authored Food Finds: America's Best Local Foods and the People Who Produce Them with her sister, Allison, and co-wrote three Fodor's guidebooks.

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Table of Contents

1. Why Thrifting is Thriving
2. Navigating the Store
3. Finding Your Style
4. Why Vintage?
5. Accessories
6. Clues to Quality
7. Clothing Rx
8. From Plain to Pow!
9. Shopping Aids
10. Thrifting in Action
11. Resources for Thrifters

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