We hailed Wolff’s tale of a quirky London clothing boutique and its charmingly conflicted proprietress as “a riveting blend of romance, heartbreak, and humor -- to say nothing of its delightful descriptions of fashion from the 1920s through the 1980s -- A Vintage Affair is vividly colored with endearing characters and lovingly stitched with human sympathy.”

 

Aside from penning one the summer’s great reads, Isabel offers up some terrific tips to boot:

 

“If you're buying vintage as an investment, then buy the best you can afford. This means buying garments with a designer or even a couture label. Anything by Dior, Givenchy or Chanel will increase in value, especially if it's kept in good condition.”

 

“Store vintage garments correctly. Don't hang satin or lace but place the garments between sheets of tissue and lay them carefully in a drawer.”

 

NOOK owners: go to shop, and search “A Vintage Affair” to download Wolff’s book.

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by curlyjessi on ‎08-04-2010 09:42 AM

This was a great book! Will it ever be lendable? I have someone I'd like to lend it to. Also, on an unrelated subject, my clock on my nook isn't displaying the correct time--it's about 30 minutes too fast. Do you have any suggestions for how to get it right?

by Michael-V on ‎08-04-2010 11:52 AM

@curlyjessi,

Is your NOOK registered...?

Please connect your NOOK via WiFi then register your NOOK.  That should fix the clock…

 

Also in the NOOK User Guide (page 171) there are instructions on how to adjust the clock.  Tap on Settings>Display>Clock> and in this section you can make adjustments for Time Zone, Daylight Savings Time, and Clock Format.

 

....but again if you connect your NOOK via WiFi (make sure it is not in Airplane mode), and make sure your NOOK is registered, the clock should automatically correct the time itself.

by rlozier on ‎08-04-2010 12:00 PM

Connecting to a Wi-Fi hotspot will correct your (30) minute problem.

by curlyjessi on ‎08-04-2010 12:51 PM

Yes, it's already registered. This problem just started recently. I'll try to connect to a wi-fi hot spot and see if that helps. Thanks!

by ZAY on ‎08-05-2010 08:36 PM

I recently downloaded a sample of this book and it went into my must-have list!  Purchased it and can't wait to finish reading.  Thanks so much for all the great suggestions.

by ZAY on ‎08-19-2010 09:48 AM

GREAT BOOK, I would definitely read it again!

by crazyladyteacher on ‎02-13-2011 06:02 PM

I enjoyed this story much more than I was expecting to. Initially, a story about a woman and her store did not sound terribly appealing. But the story with Mrs. Bell was incredibly heart wrenching. Definitely a good recommendation.