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Wearing Vintage ClothingWearing Vintage
by Catherine Bardey, Michael Cogliantry

What are the most fashion-forward men and women wearing these days?

Classic clothing from every decade.

From flapper dresses to flare-legs, the hottest, hippest clothing and accessories come from flea markets, vintage shops and Grandma's attic.
Wearing Vintage is the ultimate guide to finding, fixing and looking fabulous in vintage.
Filled with ideas, examples and information about both men's and women's clothing and accessories-and featuring color photos on every page-it unlocks the endless possibilities of "vintage chic," and shows how everyone, from fashion mavens to starving college students, can look great in clothing from the past.
About the Author
Catherine Bardey has been a stylist for Elle, New York and French Vogue.  She has writen for Glamour, Vanity Fair, Martha Stewart's Living and other magazines.  Her previous books include Secrets of the Spas, Making Soaps & Scents, Making Candles & Potpourri and Lingerie, all available from Black Dog & Leventhal.  She lives in New York City.


Official Price Guide to Vintage Fashion and FabricsThe Official Price Guide to Vintage Fashion and Fabrics
by Pamela Smith

Within the world of vintage fashion and fabrics, the knowledgeable collector reigns supreme; here guru Pamela Smith offers her years of expertise as an industry insider.

From the elegant and extravagant 1900s to the streetwise sophistication of today, The Official Price Guide to Vintage Fashion and Fabrics lists the most current values of hundreds of pieces with more than 200 photographs. Everyone agrees – this is the one guide you must own!

“No vintage maven should leave home without this book. This handy guide, brimming with information, demystifies the art of shopping for vintage and brings this mode of fashionable dressing within reach of all.” 
Molly Turner, Vintage Gazette

“From Stetson hats to platform shoes – an informative introduction to collecting and preserving vintage fashion.”
Kristina Haugland, assistant curator, Costume and Textiles, Philadelphia Museum of Art

“The market for vintage clothing is wonderfully varied and vast. There are pieces to enhance the wardrobes of everyone from the most discriminating collector to the bargain devotee. Whether you are in the market to buy a fine vintage couture gown at auction or looking for the perfect whimsical accent piece at your favorite shop, this comprehensive guide provides valuable information to make the hunt exciting and rewarding.”
Jan Glier Reeder, couture specialist, Doyle New York

“With this book and one of my minaudiéres, all you need is a compact, a lipstick, a one- hundred-dollar bill, and a handkerchief.”  Judith Leiber

“A very useful addition to the bookshelves of any vintage fashion enthusiast.”
John Maxwell, editor and publisher, Vintage!

 

Vintage Style: Buying and Wearing Classic Vintage Clothes
by Tiffany Dubin, Ann Berman

For any woman who ever wondered how to wear vintage clothing with panache, at last there is Vintage Style, the book that takes the mystery out of buying, wearing, and caring for vintage clothes.
This is not about Victorian whites, poodle skirts, or boogie-woogie-bugle-boy outfits with peplums, seamed stockings, and snoods.
It's about vintage clothes as a mainstream choice, and this fully illustrated book shows just how easily the fashions of yesteryear can be incorporated into a modern wardrobe.

Vintage Style tells you -- and shows you -- exactly how to get into vintage.  It features more than one hundred specially commissioned photographs of thirty-six women (and one man) from all walks of life modelling classic vintage pieces as part of three different outfits -- casual, workday, and evening.
It is on these pages that one can truly see the extraordinary versatility of vintage clothing and also appreciate how to achieve that "edge" that only one-of-a-kind fashion can create.
The "classics" section, shopping tips, and care suggestions that are included are full of helpful information for creating and maintaining a uniquely personal look.

All in all, Vintage Style is nothing short of a money-saving source guide and an inspirational blueprint for understanding how to wear vintage clothes with style. 

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