The Re-Use Revolution

The Re-Use Revolution

Ever since we began researching clothing re-use for our book ThriftStyle, we have been heartened to see thrifting move from the fringes into a true movement. This week brings the momentous news that the luxury department store Nordstrom, which has 379 stores in 40 states, will begin selling used clothing online and in its new [...]

Thrifting for a Purpose in Sarasota

Thrifting for a Purpose in Sarasota

There are a multitude of charities that benefit from thrift store proceeds. In Florida, where retirement is a major industry, it makes perfect sense to have thrift shops supporting senior residences. The Pines of Sarasota offers assisted living, skilled nursing care and memory care residences. The facilities run two thrift shops, both called Fabulous Finds, [...]

Jumpsuits and Boiler Suits

Jumpsuits and Boiler Suits

Over the past few weeks, Allison has been visiting vintage clothing stores in the Coachella Valley, asking proprietors what trends they are seeing. At every shop, the word "jumpsuit" has been mentioned. Jumpsuits or boiler suits, as they are known in Britain, are hot. Boiler suits are defined as a one-piece protective garment worn for [...]