Alligators, Old Mink & New Money: One Woman's Adventures in Vintage Clothing (Paperback)

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Alligators, Old Mink & New Money: One Woman's Adventures in Vintage Clothing (Paperback)

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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!

Alison Houtte is the owner of Hooti Couture, a vintage clothing and accessories boutique in Brooklyn, New York. Before opening her own business, she worked for more than ten years as a fashion model in Paris and New York, and has appeared in both French and American Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan and French Marie Claire. Her Brooklyn home is filled with assorted vintage furnishings and clothing.



Melissa Houtte is an award-winning journalist whose career as a writer and editor has spanned newspapers, magazines, books, and the internet. She is the coauthor of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Healthiness and lives in San Francisco, California. Her favorite West Coast vintage haunts include the Salvation Army and the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena.

Product Details ISBN: 9780060786687
ISBN-10: 006078668X
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: August 29th, 2006
Pages: 272
Language: English

“For fashion lovers, flea market fanatics and thrift store junkies, this book is the perfect find.” — Publishers Weekly

“A must for all vintage die-hards…This lovingly compiled tome shows how clothes capture our memories and harness our imaginations.” — Glamour (UK)