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New to You: How to Buy, Fix, and Keep Secondhand Clothing - Melody Fortier

New to You: How to Buy, Fix, and Keep Secondhand Clothing - Melody Fortier

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Sick of cheap, wasteful, disposable fast fashion? Learn how to shop for vintage clothing and accessories and build a more sustainable, stylish closet.

In this indispensable guide, anyone who buys or wears women's clothing will learn how to:
- Avoid overpaying
- Sort trash from treasure
- Fix minor flaws--and spot major ones
- Find your ideal silhouette (including tips for plus-size shoppers)
- Alter and repurpose garments
- Care for delicate vintage fabrics

Buying older clothing means getting beautiful pieces that are built to last, without contributing to sweatshops or landfills--but only if you know what to look for. Let a vintage clothing expert guide you to ethical fashion bliss!

Previously published as The Little Guide to Vintage Shopping in 2009, this updated edition includes a new introduction and resources for evaluating online and brick-and-mortar shops.

By Melody Fortier. Paperback, 192 pages. Published by Quirk Books, 2022.