Here’s a list of five vintage events I think are worthy for a visit. They don’t come around every weekend, so make sure to mark them down on your calendars.
1. The 5th Annual Trunk Show from The Vintage Twin – Starts today 5 – 10 pm, tomorrow July 27 11 am – 10 pm
236 West 23rd Street, NYC (Between 7th & 8th Ave)
Buying vintage is great, but buying vintage and helping a good cause is better! 10% of proceeds from this event is donated to Autism Speaks.
2. The Rose Bowl Flea Market – Every 2nd Sunday of the month. Next event – July 8th
The Rose Bowl, Pasedena, California
Expect 2,500 vendors and up to 20,000 buyers at this world famous market. Maybe you’ll also find stars and famous designers in your midst.
3. The Vintage Event London – July 8th
The Balham Bowls Club, London
The Brits sure do know how to throw a vintage shindig or a good ol’ knee’s up, as they’d say across the pond. This one is no exception. For a free entry, you get the UK’s favorite vintage sellers, live music and entertainment, and a pop up gin and tea room.
4. The Vintage Clothes Horse Sale – July 21st-22nd
4535 Union Bay Place NE Seattle, WA. 98105
Hosted by VintageEvent Productions, find many a vintage treasure and a good deal in this indoor/outdoor market filled with traders from all over the northwest.
5. The Decadence Summer Vintage Bridal Fair – August 5th
Malone House, Belfast, Ireland
Entry £5, early bird £4
50 vintage dealers, designers, and wedding planners from all over Ireland can be found in this one day event. Find everything you’ll need for your vintage wedding, including bridal wear and accessories, jewelry, hair and beauty, china hire, cakes, music, and much more.
6. Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show – October 12th-13th
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, NYC (Between 6th & 7th Ave)
Entry $20, VIP list $15
This event only happens twice a year, but it’s definitely one to remember. It’s a bit on the pricier side of things (just look at that admission fee!), but with many vintage designer items to ooh and aah over, the reward of finding a rare vintage Chanel dress may just be worth it! Even Hamish Bowles, below, things so. Now what’s more “in Vogue” than that? 😉