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26-year-old Crissy Lopez’s life is in dire need of a makeover. Her wardrobe revolves around ratty shirts and beat-up sneaks; her grueling schedule as a TV Executive leaves no room for a social life; and worst of all, she’s still hung up on the Evil Ex who left her five years ago.

When her fashionable grand-aunt passes away and leaves behind a roomful of vintage stuff, the S
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Kindle Edition, 106 pages
Published July 2013
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Lynai
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Also posted in It's A Wonderful Bookworld.

Don’t I just love that cute cover? It makes me think of cutesy dresses and and shoes and bags and trinkets — all of which which promise a fun, light read along the way.

Vintage Love is a charming novella about Crissy who suddenly finds herself left with old stuff from her grandmother who recently passed away. Not certain what to do with the unexpected hand-me-downs, she decides to hold a garage sale and in the process, meets Vince, a vintage-shop owne
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Nicole Andrea
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have always wanted to read Vintage Love by Agay Llanera (and the rest of those in #romanceclass )which was made possible by my one month vacation! Thanks summer!

Honestly, I can't say anything wrong in it. (Except for the part wherein Crissy asked Bea how she and Mike was doing. Who's Mike? Lol. I just feel that I should say it especially I love Mark in here.) That typo was really forgivable. I love how Ms. Llanera sweep my old soul and made me crave for vintage things. How I wished that I coul
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Rachelle Ayala
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: filipina-heroine
What a delightful book. I was sucked in from the very first line, "Life is full of expiration dates."

When Chrissy's favorite grand-aunt, Mama Maring, dies and leaves behind a house full of vintage clothes, collectibles and furniture, Chrissy and her BFF, Bea, decide to hold a rummage sale to raise money for a well deserved vacation.

Chrissy had been working way too hard at her job as a TV producer and she hadn't had much of a social life, having been dumped by her one and only boyfriend five year
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Anne
Mar 16, 2014 rated it liked it
I love the nuggets of wisdom in this story. I loved Crissy's spunk and positivity despite unfortunate things happening one after the other -- that truly took some courage! I agree with the reviews that the romance was just an extra factor. The ending was satisfying as well. Great chick lit debut for Agay! ...more
Charlotte
Dec 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
This review is first posted on: Thoughts and Pens.

I was actually apprehensive when I chose to read Vintage Love for today’s Filipiniana Sunday feature. Heaven knows how I sucked at fashion appreciation. If truth be told, fashion is the least of my worries in life. Thankfully, Vintage Love is more than fashion talk since it’s infused with lessons about moving on, taking the leap and making choices.

In Vintage Love, we get to meet Crissy Lopez, a 26 year old TV Executive Producer, who’s too caught
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Tina
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Original post from One More Page

There was a time in my life when I pored over fashion blogs, especially those blogs where the authors showcased the outfits they made with half the items from thrift store shopping (aka ukay-ukay). I can count the number of times I went thrift store shopping with one hand, so I am a little envious with those people who seem to score so much good stuff in these stores while I can't seem to find any. I think this is some sort of talent, or you know, you just have to
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Charlie
Aug 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Fashionably and impeccably engrossing! Author Agay Llanera mixes the potent combination of love and fashion in her romance novella Vintage Love.

In Vintage Love, we meet Crissy, an overworked twenty-something woman who rediscovers her passion for fashion and even finds love all because of her aunt's vintage collection. From the on-set, I really liked Crissy. She's hard-working and dedicated to her work, which is something we can glean from the way it t
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H. Bentham
I got this a while back but have been saving it for tough times (bec Agay Llanera's writing is beautiful and soothing) and I needed to be soothed a few days before the lockdown started and it was PERFECT!⁣

Granted, the tone and themes were more similar to early chicklit I read before I discovered contemporary romance that I prefer now, I very much enjoyed Crissy's transformation and going through the whole "life makeover" she had been denying herself at the beginning of the story. The romance wi
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Amae Dechavez
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lately I'm developing a thing for vintage design that's why the title of this book really caught my attention. (Plus the cover reminded too much of my awesome childhood :)

Although I cannot say I can relate much to the main character, Crissy (I'm more of a Bea than a Crissy), this book succeeded in capturing my heart, and I guess all girls' hearts because the main message it sends is that not everyone is perfect. (Loved how realistic this book was*) We don't have to be perfect; we just need to c
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Jay Tria
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I've been seeing a lot of good things said about Agay Llanera's writing. I've one-clicked all her books since then, but it wasn't until I grabbed copies of her print books at the Manila International Book Fair that I finally got to read my first Llanera book, Vintage Love. And wow, weren't they ALL right about her.

Llanera's writing makes me feel as if I'm reading about a friend, about someone I care about and that I am sincerely cheering on. And those were the feelings that stuck with me from th
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meiasquared
That was one heck of a ride! This story sweep me off my feet and feel different konds of emotions. Full review on my blog soon!

Overall, the lessons and emotions this story bring are all well-executed that when you're on the last page, you wanted to read Llanera's other works too for she really knows how to deliver it close to home. Though I like it and the ending was satisfying, I couldn't help but to feel that there's missing. Like I want more answers to the questions that dwelled in my mind a
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Cassandra Javier
Aug 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
(more detailed review on The Enigma Of Herself on sept 13th for the Hello/Vintage Love book tour :))
I love, love, love this book! It has that uber chick-lit feel that will make you smile, go "kilig" and warm your heart.

Vintage Love is the story of the workaholic Crissy and the cool dude Vince who meet via a love of Vintage things, movies, and art. It's the perfect read when you're feeling low and need to feel better. It's a great book that will make you realize that it's not too late to go for w
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Katrina Atienza
Jan 05, 2014 rated it liked it
I really liked this one -- it's a pleasant, straightforward story with some hidden wisdom in its lines. ...more
Kevin
Feb 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Wow! This book is surprisingly good! It was like watching a well-played Rom-Com without it being too cheesy.
April ~ The Reading Belles
Such an enjoyable read! Everything's just so nice and funny! ...more
Julie
Nov 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Very charming and nakakakilig! :)
H. Bentham
I got this a while back but have been saving it for tough times (bec Agay Llanera's writing is beautiful and soothing) and I needed to be soothed a few days before the lockdown started and it was PERFECT!⁣

Granted, the tone and themes were more similar to early chicklit I read before I discovered contemporary romance that I prefer now, I very much enjoyed Crissy's transformation and going through the whole "life makeover" she had been denying herself at the beginning of the story. The romance wi
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Pia Flores
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I liked Agay's female protagonist in the book Vintage Love, she depicts the underground portion of Filipina women in the working sphere who are trying to earn their living so much so that the life is put on the sidelines. Hard working, gorgeous, creative and the general dilemma of our generation - lost. When adulting turns Crizzy Lopez into a zombie TV executive, her creativity drips down the drain until an opposing factor comes and gives her a nudge to act on those dreams hidden in a pile of al ...more
Mariel Sigaya
Jun 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Vintage Love was an enjoyable read. I thought it’s plot would be heavy drama. But nope, it’s a feel-good read about self discovery and finding love in the process. I actually like the fashion bits wherein the author took inspiration from vintage items. Everything is laid out on the cover. And while reading, I glimpse at each item as I realized that it is part of the story.
Polly
Jan 10, 2021 rated it liked it
💙: the friendship dynamics; swoon-worthy female and male main characters; made me miss pre-pandemic life because of the thrift shopping and Boracay trip scenes.
🙅🏻‍♀️: I feel like the story was rushed; it was just an “okay” book for me.
Kristel Kristel
Apr 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is another contemporary romance novella written and self-published by my classmate in #romanceclass, an online writing community where I am part of. It tells the story of Crissy, who decided to have a makeover after inheriting stuff from her fashionable grandaunt. In the process of her makeover, she meets Vince, and thus begins a story about taking a leap of faith and fighting the ghost of her past. I've always admired Agay's writing and this story didn't disappoint me. While it tackles abo ...more
C.P. Santi
May 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. From the relaxed pacing, to the characters (and their awesome quirkiness), the sweet ending, and the themes of taking chances and reinventing oneself. The narrative was beautifully textured and the descriptions were really vivid. I could almost see all the great stuff Crissy found in her grand-aunt's apartment, and I wanted to rummage with her :-) Definitely worth a read! ...more
Bookfelicity
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This a very light hearted and fast paced book. Perfect for romance addicts and vintage lovers
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