I was stalking/browsing the stacks at my old branch and came upon, totally by chance, a non-fiction book called Alligators, Old Mink & New Money, all about a model turned vintage store owner. It turned out that the vintage store in question, called Hooti Couture, was right under my nose in Brooklyn (Flatbush and 7th Avenue to be precise). I love to visit. Alison is as pleasant as punch. She’s got great stories, a fabulous accent, and usually has Swedish fish out in little dishes in case your sugar drops while you’re shopping. She’s got clothes in accessible sizes (meaning you don’t have to be a size 2 to shop there) and her accessories are to die for. Hooti is never overpriced (or I wouldn’t be a regular) and she has tons of sales. Here are my recent finds:
So, go visit Miss Alison. She’s a doll. Pick up a copy of Alligators, Old Mink & New Money and wish you were her for just a little while.
~Love and Libraries, Ingrid