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ThriftStyle Event at Carlsbad City Library

Join us for a fun and free ThriftStyle presentation from Bargain Fashionistas Reise Moore and Allison Engel at the Carlsbad City Library!

These ladies will demonstrate the perfect way to style a thrift shop find, based on real outfits brought in from the CRC Resale Stores!

The event is free and open to the public.

Inspired by the question “What is personal style and where can I get some?”, Reise Moore and Allison Engel wrote ThriftStyle as the must-have guide for bargain-hunting fashionistas looking to make a statement. Join us at the Carlsbad City Library with Reise & Allison who will share their inside tips on finding your perfect “Style ID”.

During this event, these bargain shoppers will show the audience perfect way to sift through a shop to find hidden treasures that will create an outfit that is both thrifty & stylish. Joined by the CRC Resale Stores of North County, these ladies will demonstrate to the audience the perfect way to style a thrift shop find, based on real outfits brought in from the CRC stores! This fun event will allow the audience to get a clear idea of the “do’s and don’ts” included in Thriftsytle and how to craft the best outfit for their personal fashion.

This free Adventure includes a book discussion, fashion tips, outfit preview from the CRC Thrift Shop, Q&A, book signing, and the opportunity to meet the author up close and personal.

About the Author and Book

Television producer Reise Moore is a thrift-store fanatic. What started out ten years ago as a begrudging trip to a thrift store swiftly became a passion for quality, beautiful, and unique clothes at rock-bottom prices. She lives in Los Angeles.

Allison Engel has written articles for Esquire, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and other publications. She holds a bachelor’s degrees in textiles/clothing and journalism, helps run the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, and regularly writes about LA’s textile district and costume designers. She co-authored Food Finds: America’s Best Local Foods and the People Who Produce Them (William Morrow Cookbooks) with her sister, Margaret Engel.

Thrift Style: A must-have guide for bargain-hunting fashionistas looking to make a statement without sabotaging their budgets. With this easy-to-use resource, savvy shoppers can cultivate upscale, upcycled wardrobes at thrift and consignment store prices.

Shoppers will learn to navigate the racks of their local consignment shop, spot name brands like Versace, Dior, and Burberry, select the best quality items, and repair secondhand clothes that need some love. Photo-filled chapters on thrifted handbags, jewelry, scarves, and other accessories show what’s available and give tips for distinguishing quality items from fakes. Interviews with expert tailors, dry cleaners, shoe repair wizards, and fabric-dyeing professionals explain what makes a damaged piece of clothing worth renovating. Before-and-after photos show what can be done to refashion less-than-perfect finds.

Event Registration:

Event is free and open to the public and registration is not necessary. Seating is limited, so to guarantee your seat, you may obtain free tickets for admission beginning one hour prior to event start time. Find out more at the Carlsbad City Library.

Books will be available at the event for purchase and signing, or pre-order a signed copy below of ThriftStyle to be delivered at the event.


January 20, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Ln.
Carlsbad, CA 92011 United States