The Lucky Shopping Manual

Building and Improving Your Wardrobe Piece by Piece

By Kim France; Andrea Linett
Gotham Books, Paperback, 9781592400362, 320pp.

Publication Date: November 2003

List Price: $30.00*
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What to wear, how to buy, where and when to spend: These are the topics covered each month by the exceedingly plugged-in staff of Lucky, whose circulation rocketed from 500,000 to 800,000 in just two short years. For Lucky's devoted fans, and anyone devoted to dressing better and shopping smarter, The Lucky Shopping Manual will be the Uber-find. Finally, there is a book that does away with the inconsequential information in previous fashion books and presents only the most useful tips and imperative information for how to dress better for less. Filled with tips that will appeal to shopaholics and disciplined bargain hunters alike, this enticing guide is packed with over 1,000 full-color photos and illustrations, with a ribbon marker and flexi-cover so women can take it shopping with them.

With great advice on every uniquely designed page, The Lucky Shopping Manual includes features such as:
*Building a wardrobe you love, with cross-referenced sections on everything from skirts, tops, dresses, pants, and suits, to shoes, bags, belts, and what looks best for your body type
*How to spot great finds at the local flea market or the best boutiques
*What to spend your money on and where you can scrimp
*Cool stores coast-to-coast to check out when you're traveling
*Practical tips for fabric care, shoe maintenance, and stain remedies.

About the Author
Lucky Editor-in-Chief Kim France has had an extensive career in publishing, which has included positions at "New York" magazine, "Spin," and "Sassy," Her articles have appeared in many other national magazines. Creative Director Andrea Linett served in the fashion departments of "Sassy" and "Harper's Bazaar" before joining "Lucky" as fashion director in 2000. Melcher Media is an award-winning book producer based in New York City.Creative director and author Andrea Linett, voted Fast Company s Most Creative in Business 1000, was most recently the VP Global Creative Director of Michael Kors. She was the first person to hold the title of creative director at eBay Fashion and was also the founding creative director of "Lucky", the award-winning magazine about shopping and style. She is the author of "I Want to be Her!" (Abrams Image, 2012), a style memoir based on her website of the same name, and co-author of the bestselling books "The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style: How to Wear Iconic Looks and Make Them Your Own" (Gotham Books, October 2008) and "The Lucky Shopping Manual: Building and Improving Your Wardrobe Piece by Piece" (Gotham Books, 2003). Linett began her magazine career as a fashion assistant and then fashion and beauty editor at the iconoclastic "Sassy". In 1996, she moved to "Harper s Bazaar", where she was a fashion writer/editor, and remained there until joining "Lucky" prior to its launch in 2000. Over the course of her career, Linett has been a stylist for commercials and music videos as well as a consultant for numerous fashion brands.
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