The Twisted Library — December 5, 2017 at 11:30 am

Get Thrifty!


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I didn’t get into thrift store shopping until I moved to New York City. Everyone here always seemed so stylish and put together. I didn’t understand how New Yorkers could afford to be so chic all of the time until a friend of mine divulged her secret. “Thrifting,” she said with a big smile on her face. So I started thrifting. I don’t think I pay retail price for much these days. Thrift store shopping is full of potential. If you’re on a budget, shopping at thrift stores is a great way to save money. Not to mention, thrifting is perfect for those who care about sustainable living and those seeking to rock original style. Thrifting is not just a hobby for me; it’s a lifestyle.

I’m always on the hunt for resources on thrift store shopping because, at times, it can be a little overwhelming and intimidating. Whether you’re an expert thrifter or a just starting out on your thrifting adventure, ThriftStyle is the ultimate guide for thrift store shopping. Authored by Allison Engel, Reise Moore and Margaret Engel, the resource guide covers everything from navigating the stores themselves, sizes, designers, accessories and even tailoring. Readers will learn how to navigate the racks (or bins), spot name brands, discover their style icon, repair gently-used clothing and select the best quality items.

“Everything that’s old is new again.” Why Vintage? –– one of my favorite chapters takes a look at just what is considered vintage. Just because a piece of clothing is ten years old doesn’t make it vintage. Don’t worry if you didn’t know that little fact. I just learned it myself. Now I’m always on the lookout for great vintage finds around the city. ThriftStyle also features before-and-after photos and shows how to spruce up less than perfect finds and informative interviews with costume designers, dry cleaners, fabric-dying professionals, jewelry designers and other style professionals.
Author Allison Engel has written for Esquire, New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and other major publications. She holds a bachelor degree in textile/clothing and Journalism. Author Reise Moore is a television producer and a thrift store fanatic. And Margaret Engel was a reporter for the Washington Post and directs the Alicia Patterson Journalism Foundation. Bringing their love of thrift stores, journalism and fashion together, the authors of ThriftStyle created a must0have guide for bargain-hunting fashionistas. ThriftStyle can be purchased at Barnes and Noble or on Amazon. Visit the ThriftStyle blog here.   

One Comment

  1. Thanks so much, Jacy. We just subscribed to your blog!
    (Allison Engel, one of the authors of ThriftStyle)

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