Alligators, Old Mink & New Money
One Woman's Adventures in Vintage Clothing
Alison Houtte & Melissa Houtte
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Alligators, Old Mink & New Money is a celebration of the clothes that capture our memories and imaginations, that leave their indelible stamp on each of our lives. Alison Houtte—a former fashion model who runs the beloved Brooklyn, New York, boutique Hooti Couture—knows that every article of vintage clothing has a story behind it, and she uses these items as a springboard to explore such universal topics as relationships, self-image, the bond between mothers and daughters, and that elusive thing called style.
Whether you're a flea market veteran who savors the thrill of the hunt, a couture shopper with a Vogue budget, or are simply drawn to the de rigueur world of vintage, Alligators, Old Mink & New Money offers a shopping adventure—through auctions, estate sales, flea markets, and clothing racks all over the world—to be savored, and inspired by!
From Publishers Weekly
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This bright and breezy book takes you on a fashion model’s journey from early life through discovering the answer to “What now?” A 20 year career in Vintage attire was the perfect fit. She shares the ups and downs of the business, and the hard work/treasure hunt experiences that are required to end up with delightful clothes and interesting customers. It was an affirmation of my delight in vintage jewelry and attire, and a reminder of all the fun I have had finding treasures in Vintage stores. Makes me want to get out hunting again!