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Vintage shopping offers couture quality at a fraction of the price. But how can you spot a Dior original in a rack full of LBDs? That's where vintage dealer Melody Fortier comes in. Her Little Guide to Vintage Shopping demystifies the entire process so you'll know what to look for, what to avoid, and what to pay. Armed with this savvy guide, readers will learn how to: select and wear unique clothing from eras past, ensure the perfect fit and silhouette, distinguish time period and evaluate quality, clean, care for, and store vintage clothing and give new life to vintage items through simple alterations.
Fortier also offers shopping tips from an international panel of experts and reveals the best vintage shopping destinations in the world - from trendy Manhattan flea markets and hip Los Angeles boutiques to some of Europe's best-kept secrets. With The Little Guide to Vintage Shopping in their handbags, frugal fashionistas will be ready to take the world by storm. The hunt for treasures is on!
This soft cover book measures 5 1/5 inches by 6 7/10 inches. Published August 1, 2009.
Brand: Random House
Origin: United States
Publishing behemoth Random House is the largest English language publisher in the world, with books of all kinds including the best in fiction, nonfiction and children’s literature. Random House first made international news by successfully defending in court the U.S. publication of James Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses, setting a major legal precedent for freedom of speech. Beginning in the 1930s, the company moved into publishing for children, and over the years has become a leader in the field. Random House entered reference publishing in 1947 with the highly successful American College Dictionary, which was followed in 1966 by the equally successful unabridged Random House Dictionary of the English Language. It continues to publish numerous reference works, including the Random House Webster's College Dictionary.