January 11, 2010
Here are 5 vintage clothing, jewelry, and accessory books that I think every collector, seller, and buyer should either own or be familiar with.

As a vintage seller, collector, and buyer, I am still learning so much every day about the wonderful world of vintage. I first spotted these books at B&N (Barnes & Noble) and I've been back a few times now to browse through them and decided I might as well just purchase them because they are great for reference and great just to look through.

Antique & Vintage Fashions, 1745 to 1979: A Collector's Guide by Barbara Johnson

The Little Guide to Vintage Shopping: Insider Tips, Helpful Hints, Hip Shops by Melodie Fortier

Virtual Vintage: The Insider's Guide to Buying and Selling Fashion Online by Linda Lindroth

Collecting Costume Jewelry 101: The Basics of Starting, Building and Upgrading by Julia C. Carroll

Vintage Fashion Accessories by Stacy LoAlbo

Once I get these in the mail I will offer thorough reviews and some snippets so you can decide for yourself if they are worth getting :)


  1. Great list, can wait for your reviews! I'm pretty sure I'll need some of them soon too ;-)

  2. Oh, that's awesome! I've been looking for a good guide to vintage buying. Thank you! I love your blog by the way. It's so inspirational! (:

  3. I love your blog!!! love vintage!


  4. I´m going to lern a lot with you XDD. thanks, they look interesting, and very helpfull

  5. nice barbie dresses i like them all thanks for sharing this with us..

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  6. I look forward to your reviews. I definitely know I need to brush up on my knowledge of costume jewelry, among other topics!!!


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