I knew I'd be telling you about this fun book as soon as I read the first chapter title: Mothers and Daughters, Passing Down The Thrift Gene. It's the story of a former model turned vintage clothing maven. It's about mothers passing on the eye for quality, no matter what the source. It's a must for anyone who loves thrift shopping, has ever daydreamed about owning her own shop, or secretly wishes she could wear those darling old lady hats. I picked up the phone to call my own mom after reading that Harris tweed (one of her favorites) always sells well. Authors Alison and Melissa Houtte taught this seasoned shopper a few new tips and brands, too.
I'm not nearly stylish or thin enough to wear vintage, but I loved reading Alligators, Old Mink and New Money. What a great gift for your favorite thrifting friend!