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A Vintage Affair - Isabel Wolff
A Vintage Affair
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Every dress has a history. And so does every woman. In Isabel Wolff’s captivating A Vintage Affair, a treasured child’s coat becomes a thread of hope connecting two very different women. Her friends are stunned when Phoebe Swift abruptly leaves a plum job at the prestigious Sotheby’s auction... show more
Every dress has a history. And so does every woman. In Isabel Wolff’s captivating A Vintage Affair, a treasured child’s coat becomes a thread of hope connecting two very different women. Her friends are stunned when Phoebe Swift abruptly leaves a plum job at the prestigious Sotheby’s auction house to open her own vintage clothing shop in London—but to Phoebe, it’s the fulfillment of a dream. In the sunlight-flooded interior of Village Vintage, surrounded by Yves Saint Laurent silk scarves, Vivienne Westwood bustle skirts, cupcake dresses, and satin gowns, Phoebe hopes to make her store the hot new place to shop, even as she deals with two ardent suitors, her increasingly difficult mother, and a secret from her past that casts a shadow over her new venture.For Phoebe, each vintage garment carries its own precious history. Digging for finds in attics and wardrobes, Phoebe is rewarded whenever she finds something truly unique, for she knows that when you buy a piece of vintage clothing, you’re not just buying fabric and thread—you’re buying a piece of someone’s past. But one particular article of clothing will soon unexpectedly change her life.  Thérèse Bell, an elderly Frenchwoman, has an impressive clothing collection. But among the array of smart suits and couture gowns, Phoebe finds a child’s sky-blue coat—an item with which Bell is stubbornly reluctant to part. As the two women become friends, Phoebe will learn the tale of that little blue coat. And she will discover an astonishing connection between herself and Thérèse Bell—one that will help her heal the pain of her own past and allow her to love again. 
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780553807837 (0553807838)
Publisher: Bantam
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it
Every dress has a history. And so does every woman. Phoebe Swift’s friends are stunned when she abruptly leaves a plum job to open her own vintage clothing shop in London—but to Phoebe, it’s the fulfillment of a dream, and her passion. Digging for finds in attics and wardrobes, Phoebe knows that whe...
The Book Diva's Reads
The Book Diva's Reads rated it
4.0 A Vintage Affair: A Novel
An excellent read that was finished in one sitting.
Reading Between Classes
Reading Between Classes rated it
5.0 A Vintage Affair
This and other reviews can be found on Reading Between ClassesCover Impressions: I really like this cover. The colors are muted but eye-catching. You get just enough of a feel for the setting of the book and I LOVE that the cupcake dresses are featured.The Gist: Phoebe Swift has suffered a terribl...
Reads and Thoughts
Reads and Thoughts rated it
2.0
This is what I love about vintage clothes. I love their beautiful fabric and their fine finish. I love knowing that so much skill and artistry have gone into their making." --- Spare me the beauty of its cover. Yes I've been behold by its beauty and I was really expecting something more from this on...
LEJ418
LEJ418 rated it
This book was far from what I expected. When I picked it up, intrigued by the title more than anything, I was expecting a light piece of chick lit about clothes. I could not have been more wrong. Instead I felt like I was riding some kind of emotional roller coaster. This novel wraps together themes...
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