"A Vintage Affair" by Isabel Wolff:
Do fairytale dresses bring fairytale endings? Every dress has a history, so does Phoebe! Phoebe always dreamt of opening her own vintage dress shop. She imagined every detail, from the Vivienne Westwood bustiers hanging next to satin gowns, to sequinned cupcake dresses adorning the walls. At the launch of Village Vintage, Phoebe feels the tingle of excitement as customers snap up the fairytale dresses. Her dream has come true, but a secret from her past is casting a shadow over her new venture. Then one day she meets Therese, an elderly Frenchwoman with a collection to sell, apart from one piece that she won't part with ! As Therese tells the story of the little blue coat, Phoebe feels a profound connection with her own life, one that will help her heal the pain of her past and allow her to love again. (Summary courtesy of Goodreads.)
This was one of my favorites from 2010. Well told and difficult to put down. It's about friendship, redemption and forgiveness...and fashion too! Ms. Wolff talks about fashion without going overboard, but gives every piece of clothing a beautiful description that makes me want to wear whatever Phoebe is selling. See my review for more details.
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