Alligators, Old Mink & New Money: One Woman's Adventures in Vintage Clothing (Google eBook)
Alligators, Old Mink & New Money is a celebration of the clothes that capture our memories and imaginations, that leave their indelible stamp on each of our lives. Alison Houtte—a former fashion model who runs the beloved Brooklyn, New York, boutique Hooti Couture—knows that every article of vintage clothing has a story behind it, and she uses these items as a springboard to explore such universal topics as relationships, self-image, the bond between mothers and daughters, and that elusive thing called style.
Whether you're a flea market veteran who savors the thrill of the hunt, a couture shopper with a Vogue budget, or are simply drawn to the de rigueur world of vintage, Alligators, Old Mink & New Money offers a shopping adventure—through auctions, estate sales, flea markets, and clothing racks all over the world—to be savored, and inspired by!
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Review: Alligators, Old Mink and New Money: One Woman's Adventures in Vintage ClothingUser Review - Jeanine - Goodreads
Vicarious thrift shopping:) Quite interesting and fun. Great details of textures, colors and styles. Satisfying to read about a woman finding success working with a medium she adores while positively affecting her customers lives individually and as a community. Read full review
Review: Alligators, Old Mink and New Money: One Woman's Adventures in Vintage ClothingUser Review - Lizzy - Goodreads
This book is a lot of fun, but now I'm self-conscious about how I appear to shopkeepers, and I'm now filled with lust for MOAR VINTAGE CLOTHES. It has also disabused me of the idea that I should like ... Read full review