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

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

Current price: $16.99
Publication Date: November 8th, 2022
Quirk Books
Balin Books
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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.

About the Author

Melody Fortier is proprietor of Tangerine Boutique, a vintage-clothing emporium located in Gardner, Massachusetts, as well as online at