Cheap Chic: A Vintage Fashion Bible

Cheap Chic: Hundreds of Money-Saving Hints to Create Your Own Great Look

Thoughts on Cheap Chic: Hundreds of Money-Saving Hints to Create Your Own Great Look  

With my love of fashion and books, it’s probably no surprise that I collect books on fashion. So, when Caterine Milinaire and Carol Troy’s Cheap Chic was brought to my attention, I had to get it. Originally published in 1975, Cheap Chic was reprinted this year for its 40th anniversary and includes a forward by Tim Gunn.

While fashion is constantly changing the principles of Cheap Chic have stayed surprisingly relevant. Tips include looking at cost per wear and shopping at thrift stores. Good advice never goes out of style. Of course, the book is a little dated when it comes to prices and the black and white photos that fill the book, but in my opinion, adderall online buy that contributes to the charm of Cheap Chic.

Reading it is like opening up a time capsule. Flipping through the pages brings you advice from Diana Vreeland and Yves St. Laurent as well as Ingeborg Day and Fran Liebowitz. Billed as the original fashion bible, this book is the 70’s equivalent of a street-style blog. If you like eclectic style or if you are interested in 70’s fashion, I highly recommend picking up this book.

Cheap Chic: Hundreds of Money-Saving Hints to Create Your Own Great Look

This book was provided by Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review.

P.S. The reprint currently sells for $12.01 on Amazon while an original copy will set you back $371.91

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38 comments

  1. I think the only thing I don’t like about this book is the title – I’ve never liked the faec-slapping word “cheap” – the “inexpensive” sounds so much better! 🙂 Apart from that seeing the photos from the 1970s and knowing about the names mentioned throughout the books makes me wish I had it already. Just put it in my amazon basket – thank you so much for letting me know about it! x
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