Alexa Chung Stars In “Thrift America”

American TV audiences tuned out when “It’s On with Alexa Chung” was airing on MTV a year ago. They didn’t get her sarcastic and quick wit. But the fashion world, especially style bloggers like us, took notice of her unusual-for-a-TV-personality mix of high and low fashions. And Alexa quickly became an It Girl in the States as a result of her effortlessly chic, quirky, and original style. Many of her fans have tried to replicate her look, and come summer, they’re going to get a helping hand from Alexa herself. She’s going to star in “Thrift America,” on PBS, alongside Maya Singer, creator and the editor of special projects for The two will travel around to flea markets, garage sales, and consignment shops hunting for clothes, furniture, and other cool items in cities around the U.S. and Europe. It’s like the “Antiques Roadshow” meets “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations,” according to The New York Times, and that, along with bargain shopping, is enough to get us excited about “Thrift America.” [New York Times]