Virtual Vintage

Author: Linda Lindroth
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0679647341
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Everyday eBay

Author: Ken Hillis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135483477
Format: PDF
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Everyday eBay is the first scholarly analysis of the internet marketplace that has become a global social, cultural and economic phenomenon. The eighteen new and classic essays gathered here examine eBay from a wide variety of perspectives as a bellwether of taste and material culture; as a rich site of cultural, racial, and sexual discourse and practice; as an emergent media form; and as a facilitator of global consumerism. From old toys steeped in nostalgia to 'rare' limited edition shoes, the contributors demonstrate that value on eBay is never simply about 'price'. On any given day, more than two million items are listed for sale on eBay, from everyday objects to kitsch and collectibles to the truly bizarre. Since its debut ten years ago, eBay has quickly become a central destination for millions of web browsers. According to eBay itself, up to 165,000 Americans now make their living by selling through the website, and other business analysts project that hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide now make their living through eBay.

Fashioning Memory

Author: Heike Jenss
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147426199X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The valuing of old clothes as "vintageÂ?? and the recollection of the sartorial past, whether through second-hand consumption or the wearing of new old-fashioned clothes, has become a widespread phenomenon. This book illuminates sartorial and bodily engagements with memory and time through the temporal and nostalgic potency of fashion, and what this means for contemporary wearers. Based on in-depth ethnographic research including participant observation and interviews with sixties enthusiasts in Germany, who relocate British mod style into the twenty-first century, Jenss examines the practices and experiences that are part of the sartorial remembering of "the sixties,Â?? from hunting flea markets and eBay, to the affect of material and mediated memories on vintage wearers. Jenss offers unique insights into the fashioning of time, cultural memory, and modernity, tracing the history and current appeal of vintage in fashion and youth culture, and asking: what kind of experiences of temporality and memory are enacted through fashion? How have evaluations of second-hand clothes shifted in the twentieth century? Fashioning Memory provides a unique insight into the diverse use of fashion as a memory mode and asks how style is remembered, performed, transformed, and reinvested across time, place, and generation.

Don t Call the Thrift Shop

Author: Susannah Ryder
Publisher: M Evans & Company
ISBN: 9781590771112
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Enables readers to determine the value of jewelry, coins, china, silver, and other estate heirlooms in a guide that includes coverage of how to identify valuable antiques, understand how certain items gain value, and participate in an auction or estate sale. Original.

Old Clothes New Looks

Author: Alexandra Palmer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9781859738528
Format: PDF, ePub
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Second-hand fashion has a history as old as the production of clothing itself, but until recently it was given little consideration. Used clothes represent the largest numbers of existing garments but until recently they were not perceived as serious fashion items. However, this has changed dramatically with the rise of vintage web sites, value clothing chains, and the fashion media's perpetuation of the idea that secondhand clothes can be recycled into avant-garde "cool". This book not only shows how important used clothing has become but also what role it plays in culture and history. The Japanese, for example, traditionally salvage sections of kimonos, while in India garments are inexhaustibly recycled. This cross-cultural and historical perspective fills a major gap by offering fresh insights into the innovative use of secondhand dress and age-old traditions of recycling fashion.

Guinness World Records 2019

Author: Guinness World Records Ltd.
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
ISBN: 3473554650
Format: PDF, Docs
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· Die Nummer 1 in Sachen Rekorde!!! · Brandneue atemberaubende Höchstleistungen · Faszinierende Fotos und Infografiken Der Rekordhalter unter den Rekordbüchern ist zurück, vollgepackt mit herausragenden Leistungen, verrückten Einfällen, kühnen Stunts, faszinierenden Menschen, tollen Tieren sowie spannenden Fakten aus Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft. Entdecke Tausende neuer Bestleistungen aus einer Vielzahl von Themengebieten, wie der Erforschung des Weltalls, Sport, Instagram und Fidget Spinner bis hin zu virtuellen Realitäten und vielem mehr. Hunderte bislang unveröffentlichte Fotos sowie geniale Infografiken illustrieren die atemberaubende Welt der Rekorde und Rekordhalter.

Die 4 Stunden Woche

Author: Timothy Ferriss
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843704457
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA - Management by Absence - und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.