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Shopping for Vintage: The Definitive Guide to Vintage Fashion

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This definitive guide to vintage clothing and accessories covers every major fashion epoch and designer from the 1880s to today--from Charles Worth to Vivienne Westwood. With snapshots of the key designers to the pivotal pieces that defined each decade, fashion expert Funmi Odulate takes you through the history of each era.

Included is an extensive country-by-country direct
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published May 13th 2008 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published February 16th 2006)
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Lena Tumasyan
Aug 06, 2011 Lena Tumasyan rated it really liked it
I saw this little book at the Marshall's checkout line and I couldn't resist!! I've heard of a lot of the designers names before, but this book did a really good job organizing historically the designers, labels, and being clear about who designed for WHO.



I like their section in the end to help you purchase old things, such as how to tell fakes from real vintage. Half of the book is devoted to a list of shops by state and by country, an AWESOME list! and when i get a chance (and cash) I might j
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Winifred
Apr 18, 2008 Winifred rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fashion folk
I'm always looking for inspiraton for my designs and borrowed this book...I rarely pass up any fashion book but they are many times re-cycled iconographies with few specifics. This one is different. Here is why:

it brings you up to speed on the new-new designers - and the hidden ones who are/did design for the big houses

it tells you what is worth collecting and why. the rarity is certainly of interest, but their analysis of the object helps place it in time and space helping to understand its aes
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