This is the story of 30-something Phoebe Swift who lives in London and loves vintage clothing. After the tragic death of her best friend, Phoebe decides to make some changes in her own life and she leaves her job to open up a vintage clothing shop.
The most compelling subplot is the story of Therese, an elderly Frenchwoman who is dying of cancer. She sells some clothing to Phoebe, and despite their age difference, the two quickly become good friends. What is the significance of the sky-blue coat that Therese refuses to part with? And will Phoebe solve the mystery and track down any of the people involved before Therese passes away? You must read it to uncover the answers.
I really enjoyed reading this book. The descriptions of the vintage clothing was wonderfully detailed, I could picture every outfit perfectly. You felt as if you were putting some of the pieces on yourself. Heck, I wanted a cupcake dress after this story!!!
I did enjoyed the story of Mrs. Bell , the elderly French woman, somewhat more than I did the main storyline with Phoebe, but Phoebe's was just as interesting to read about.
A Vintage Affair was a really fun and at times sad book to read. It’ll inspire you to want to open up your very own vintage shop and be surrounded by all the beautiful clothing.