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 [...]

Fixing a Ferragamo

Fixing a Ferragamo

This poor, poor couture jacket had been mistreated. When spied at an inner-city Salvation Army store in Los Angeles, there was a 4-inch tear down the right front, and all the buttons had been carelessly snipped off, leaving scissor holes in the fabric.   Still, it was a fine wool Salvatore Ferragamo blazer, made in [...]

A ‘ThriftStyle’ Flames Desire – mylittlebird.com Review

A ‘ThriftStyle’ Flames Desire – mylittlebird.com Review

When Annie Groer, a "Washington journalist who writes widely about design, culture and politics" in addition to being a seasoned thrifter, starts a review of your book on thrifting with a CV that lays out her amazing thrift store cred, one is bound to be a bit nervous about what is going to come next: [...]

Library Journal Pens a Starred Review on ThriftStyle 

Library Journal Pens a Starred Review on ThriftStyle 

It's thrilling when Library Journal reviews your book and writes: "This comprehensive guide is written in a friendly, approachable way, as if your cool aunts took you along to their favorite Salvation Army shop." You are grateful for the glowing review this major trade publication bestowed on your book and gleefully fixate on the fact they [...]