I love fashion, I always have, but when it comes to the glittery, glossy world of High Fashion, I often feel I am on the outside looking in. As much as I would love to, I can't afford Hermes poker cards ($100!), let alone a Birkin bag. And I'll never understand anything avante garde (Bjork, anyone?). But I love clothes and accessories, I love the history and the meaning different items can hold.Worn, a Canadian alternative fashion magazine, is for people like me, and with The Worn Archive, I feel like I've died and gone to heaven! It has beautiful photo spreads (using items from the editors' own closets), profiles of unconventional icons, articles about the historical significance of corsets, and so much more. I couldn't get enough and I'm getting myself a subscription to the bi-annual periodical! Buy this as a treat for yourself or any fashionista who marches to the beat of her (or his) own drum! --LAUREN'S STAFF PICKS
One of the perks of working in a bookstore is the privilege of reading books long before they're published. Because of this, our staff has read advance copies of books that went on to become mega-bestsellers — titles like Twilight, The Fault in Our Stars, The Hunger Games and many others — all before they reached the general public's radar.
Interested in reading books before they're published? If you're between the ages of 12 and 17, consider joining B.I.T. (Before It's Trendy). You'll get access to advance reading copies, and in return write brief recommendations for books you love. If your recommendation is published, not only will it be placed in our teen section and around the bookstore, but you'll also receive Changing Hands trade credit!
So what's the catch? We have a limited number of books, and therefore a limited number of spots. Stop by Changing Hands to pick up an application today. (Applications must include a 100-word review of your favorite book.)