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RETRO CHIC! A Guide to
Fabulous Vintage &
Designer Resale Shopping
in North America & Online




A Guide to Fabulous Vintage & Designer Resale Shopping in North America and Online

With Style Tips from Fashion Experts, Hollywood Costume Designers, and Film and Television Stars

By Diana Eden & Gloria Lintermans
Published by Really Great Books, October 2002

Want to buy vintage but hate to marathon shop? Need that extra something to spice up your little black dress? Hunger for contemporary designer labels for a fraction of their retail cost?

In Retro Chic, style experts Diana Eden and Gloria Lintermans round up all the must-shop spots in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Chicago, New Orleans, Boston, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Houston, Philadelphia, San Diego, Twin Cities, and Washington D.C., along with vintage expos across the U.S. and fabulous web sites, where fashionphiles from around the world converge to find genuine treasures.




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Mixing vintage with contemporary clothes is the ultimate way to make a unique style statement. But unless you know where to shop, you can spend frustrating hours searching through heaps of cast-offs without finding a single gem. Costume designer Diana Eden and fashion columnist Gloria Lintermans have done the homework for us. RETRO CHIC is the ultimate, in-the-know, guide to finding the good stuff, in stores and on-line.

Says Jan Lindstrom, Fashion Writer, Daily Variety


Retro Chic: A Guide to Fabulous Vintage and Designer Resale Shopping in North America & Online.

That’s what you call a really self-explanatory title. Suffice to say that this lovingly researched, intuitively organized handbook—the product of a collaboration between a top Hollywood costume designer and a renowned fashion columnist—is a must for vintage-attire freaks at home, on the road or

SG "Hits Daily Double" Online/"Weekend Popcult Top 10"


Pop Retro Chic (Really Great Books, $19) in your handbag the next time you go scavenging for vintage clothes.

This smart guide to shops all over North America tells you where to find the best buys of yesteryear -- movie-star wardrobes in L.A., New Look Dior in Toronto, even Courreges on-line. We love the "designs and designers of yesteryear" section, which details the fashions to fook for.

Travel and Leisure Magazine, March 2003, GETTING RESOURCEFUL






Retro Chic goes beyond mere store listings; the authors share their enthusiasm for discovering great clothing, reveal insights and style secrets of prominent Hollywood costume designers, and relate the passion and creativity of the owners of these amazing stores.

  • Where to buy it - from the $5 dress to the mint-condition Givenchy of your dreams!
  • Courréges or Kenzo? '20s or '80s? Find out who carries what - the designers, the decades, and the styles.
  • Learn where movie studios take wardrobes - and buy the same dress you saw on screen.

Extensively researched and oh-so user friendly, Eden and Lintermans' guide also tells you everything you need to know to decode the trends and fads from the 1920s through the dawn of the 21st century. Whether on a big budget or scouring for the deals and steals, let Retro Chic be your roadmap.

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and at your favourite bookseller.

For more information about the book and its authors, please visit Diana Eden's site at: www.dianaedendesigns.com.