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Description - Thriftstyle by Allison Engel

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781623545024
ISBN-10: 1623545021
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 157mm x 16mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Imagine Publishing, Inc
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing,U.S.
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Allison Engel

Allison Engel has written articles for Esquire, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and other publications. She holds a bachelor's degrees in textiles/clothing and journalism, helps run the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, and regularly writes about LA's textile district and costume designers. She co-authored Food Finds- America's Best Local Foods and the People Who Produce Them (William Morrow Cookbooks) with her sister, Margaret Engel. Television producer Maricia "Reise" Moore is a thrift-store fanatic. What started out five years ago as a begrudging trip to a thrift store swiftly became a passion for quality, beautiful, and unique clothes at rock-bottom prices. 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, a news museum in Washington, D.C. She is the former Washington columnist for Glamour and was 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 (William Morrow Cookbooks) and co-wrote three Fodor's guidebooks.

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