Virtual Vintage

Author: Linda Lindroth
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0679647341
Format: PDF, ePub
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Vintage clothing has never been more chic, with everyone from celebrity trendsetters to style-conscious professionals searching for wearable treasures from the past. Virtual Vintage is the first and only guide that helps both the novice and the fashion connoisseur evaluate and confidently participate in the thriving vintage marketplace that exists online. No other book explains how to get it, sell it, fix it, or wear it with flair. Authors Linda Lindroth and Deborah Newell Tornello equip readers from head to toe with • more than 100 chic sites—rated and evaluated • instructions on contacting sellers • smart strategies for bidding in online auctions • advice about evaluating the size, quality, and colors of a garment • tips for cleaning and repairing vintage items Whether you’re looking for a 1960s Rudi Gernreich knit, Gucci hipster trousers, a Claire McCardell for Townley shirtwaist, or a Chanel suit in pink wool with black patent-leather trim, Virtual Vintage will help you build a unique and sensational wardrobe. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Shopping for Vintage

Author: Funmi Odulate
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312377786
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This guide to vintage clothing looks at the work of more than seventy seminal designers from the past one hundred years, identifies key fashion pieces of each decade, and offers tips on what to look for, how to recognize value, and fashion sources.

Vintage Fashion

Author: Ottilie Godfrey
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 1782126708
Format: PDF, ePub
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This stylish introduction to vintage fashion showcases the key designs and styles of the main vintage eras of the 20th century. It will be an inspiration to vintage enthusiasts and general readers alike, including iconic designs, trends and styles from each decade. It also includes commentary on the social changes that influenced fashion throughout the 20th century, plus photographs of film stars (such as Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly) modelling classic designs, as well as garment illustrations and authentic model photo-shoots from all eras.

Antique Trader Vintage Clothing Price Guide

Author: Kyle Husfloen
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 9780896893702
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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*Diverse appeal hip young consumer crowd into retro clothes and veteran collectors with a passion and an eye for vintage*Vintage clothing is featured in 64,000 auctions daily on eBayFrom 1920s flapper dresses to 1950s beaded cardigans and bell-bottom jeans of the 70s, vintage clothing is helping to define today's fashions. This book covers pricing and history of affordable items sold at general stores including Sears and Montgomery-Ward, as well as expensive couture from leading designers such as Chanel and Dior. In this handy guide, historians, collectors and consumers with an eye for fashion will discover: *Clothes and accessories from the 1800s-1979 for men, women and children*1,200 detailed color photos to assist with identification*History snippets about each era featured*Prices and identification for more than 2,500 items

Secondhand Chic

Author: Christa Weil
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671027131
Format: PDF, ePub
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Offers tips for finding stores that sell high-quality used clothes and for choosing garments that are a good value

Vintage Fashion Sourcebook

Author: Emma Baxter-Wright
Publisher: Carlton Books Limited
ISBN: 9781847327925
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents a decade-by-decade look at twentieth-century fashion trends, and also features a shopping and buying directory and advice on caring for vintage pieces.

Wearable Vintage Fashion

Author: Jo Waterhouse
Publisher: Artis
ISBN: 9781908126276
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Wearable Vintage Fashion presents desirable, affordable and accessible vintage clothing and accessories in a new and fun format. Covering the looks of the twentieth century from the 20s to the 80s, this insider's guide will feature the clothing, accessories and styling to recreate the looks of each decade. By presenting timeless, classic vintage pieces, the items will always be stylish regardless of the era they came from or the fashion trend of the moment. The book will, therefore, serve as a visual reference guide to collecting as well as to wearing classic vintage clothing. Vintage dressing is very much a current fashion trend with lots of people shopping for affordable vintage clothing and trying to recreate vintage looks by mixing new and old. The authors show the reader how to put the clothing and accessories together to create that period look whether for daywear or eveningwear. In addition to interviews with collectors and the story behind their collections, the authors look at vintage street fashion from around the world: showing members of the public combining vintage with, and as, their everyday fashion."

Vintage Fashion Accessories

Author: Stacy LoAlbo
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 9781440202513
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Looking for a great way to add character, class and individuality to your wardrobe, without breaking the bank on a whole new outfit? Look no further than vintage accessories to take the outfits from functional to historically fabulous! &break;&break;With retro and vintage being all the rage, every great wardrobe can always use vintage accessories, even if it's just a few timeless pieces. Vintage Fashion Accessories is your guide to making the most of vintage accessories and showing off your fashion and collecting sense in what you wear. You may be surprised at how a $12 hat from the 1960s, $6 pair of vintage gloves and a $15 patent leather-look handbag can make your ensemble look like a million bucks, but with Vintage Fashion Accessories in hand it will quickly begin to make sense. &break;&break;In this beautifully illustrated book you'll discover more than 1,000 color photos of hats, handbags, jewelry, shoes, compacts, scarves, hankies, belts and more. Plus there's a chapter on accessories for the debonair gentleman. &break;&break;This fun and stylish gateway of retro fashion also features: &break;&break;History of fashion and accessories and current values &break;Tips on the joy of collecting and fun of the hunt &break;The best places to shop for first-rate items &break;&break;Fashionista or collector you'll discover helpful and historical details about vintage accessories that you can use to punch up your wardrobe and stand out from the crowd.

Vintage Fashion Complete

Author: Nicky Albrechtsen
ISBN: 9780500517611
Format: PDF, Docs
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Here is the most ambitious guide to vintage womens fashion ever attempted. It is not just another history of fashion, but a survey of how fashion past continues to inspire fashion present. It presents over 1,000 stand-out examples, together with over 300 contextual illustrations, dating from the 1920s to the 1980s, including many icons of vintage fashion, from Marylin Monroes bra to the Ossie Clark dress made so famous by David Hockneys painting. Each garment is explored from the viewpoint of the contemporary fashionista looking to build a vintage wardrobe. The book is organized into three main sections. Decades explores the shapes and fabrics that define the look of each period. Elements explores the individual components of a vintage look, everything from hat to shoes. Hallmarks explores fashions perennial themes, from florals to the ever-popular Little Black Dress. The reference section includes invaluable practical advice for fans and collectors of vintage.

The Vintage Fashion Bible

Author: Wayne Hemingway
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
ISBN: 9781446304419
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"The Vintage Fashion Bible is the must-have accessory for all dedicated followers of vintage fashion. Written by Red or Dead co-founders, Wayne Hemingway, MBE and Gerardine Hemingway, this is a complete chronological look at 20th century fashion for men and women from the perspective of the vintage fashion enthusiast rather than fashion historian, as well as a practical guide to buying, styling and restoring vintage clothing. Using clothing catalogues, film posters, magazine articles and other contemporary advertising from the 1920s to the 1990s, the book delivers an authentic feel for each decade and shows through original visuals how fashion has evolved. Each decade includes an introduction to the period, social influences on fashion, key designers and style icons of the day. Special features take a look at swimwear, underwear, accessories and fabulous vintage wedding outfits for a complete and comprehensive overview of how fashion has shaped us. Get the Look features throughout the book give tips and insider advice on how to pull off the vintage look today. Complete with stunning original photography and illustration from the Hemingways' personal archive, expert advice on everything from sizing and caring to where to buy and mixing vintage with new, as well as interviews with style icons and collectors, The Vintage Fashion Bible is essential reading for all fashion-lovers, from students and vintage virtuosos, to those who just want something a little different from their modern wardrobe"