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Second Chances

The Ultimate Guide to Thrifting, Sustainable Style, and Expressing Your Most Authentic Self

About The Book

Become a thrifting queen and discover the exciting world of secondhand shopping with this comprehensive guide from TikTok style star Macy Eleni.

Macy Eleni is a thrifting expert. Bargain hunting since she was a teen who was short on cash and long on a desire to express herself, she knows that staying on trend without breaking the bank—or increasing your carbon footprint—is not only easy, but also thrilling.

Second Chances is a unique guide to a one-of-a-kind, circular wardrobe. Eleni’s superpower is sniffing out great finds and here she walks you through the art of in-person discovery at thrift stores and vintage shops, estate sales and flea markets, yard sales and antique stores—and online resale platforms. This book will teach you how to organize your existing wardrobe, evaluate pieces you find, and manifest your dream closet.

After more than a decade as a thrifting expert, Macy has compiled every tip and trick in the second-hand shopping world from sizing and repairing to tailoring and cleaning—this book covers it all.

Macy also calls on other thrifting experts of diverse backgrounds to share advice about how to navigate a fashion landscape with regard to body type, gender, and ethnicity, so you can easily seek out the clothes that speak to your unique identity.

Whether you’re a seasoned thrifter or just getting started, this book will be your go-to guide for looking your best, feeling your best, and giving clothes the second and third lives they deserve!

About The Author

Photography by Amy Mazius

Macy Eleni is a TikTok style star and mental health advocate on a mission to reinvent the fashion entertainment space, using secondhand clothing as a vessel for storytelling. Raised by a single mother in Dayton, Ohio, Macy used thrift shopping as a way to express herself as she battled depression and childhood trauma. Today, Eleni has garnered millions of views and nearly a million dedicated followers across platforms, with featured articles in NYLONCR Fashion BookInStyleVogue BusinessLos Angeles Times, and many more—creating space for a more sustainable, ethical, and inclusive type of fashion-based content. She lives in Los Angeles, California. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: S&S/Simon Element (September 24, 2024)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781668031377

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Raves and Reviews

“I fell in love with Macy on the internet as she shared her life through her passion for vintage clothing. Second Chances brings Macy’s style wisdom off the internet and into our hands—thank god!” —Dylan Mulvaney, actress and comedian

“Macy is my kind of entrepreneur. She is a beautiful unicorn with a revolutionary message. I have always been a vintage shopper, but this is the master plan. There has never been a book quite like it. Read it!” —Gela Nash-Taylor, cofounder of Juicy Couture

Second Chances is the ultimate guide to sourcing secondhand designer pieces. You’ll learn how to become the savviest shopper whilst manifesting for the items you’ve desperately been searching for. Trust me, they’re out there and Macy will help you find them!” —Gab Waller, founder of GAB WALLER

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