Expos & Shows

October 28, 2013

October 2013 Portland Antique & Collectible Expo Show Photos

Yesterday I attended the October Portland Antique & Collectible Show out at the Expo Center. I always enjoy attending the show, taking photos, and talking to the dealers and buyers that I know.

Posted below are some of my favorite picks for fun, beautiful and wacky items. These are just a few examples of the myriad items that are for sale at the show (sorry, the dogs and humans aren't for sale)...




























The next Portland Antique & Collectible Show is happening in March 2014.

October 17, 2012

Pinkham Millinery Book Release Party & Fashion Show

Last Saturday night I attended a book release party and millinery fashion show at Pinkham Millinery. The party celebrated the release of Couture Hats: From the Outrageous to the Refined a book which features Pinkham's designs. There was also a fashion show covering 30 years of her gorgeous couture hats, including hats that are featured in the book.

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The lady pictured on the left in the photo below had come into my store earlier in the day with her friend. She bought the black hat that she is wearing from me and that was when I told her and her friend about the fashion show and I encouraged them to go. I am glad that they did!

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Click here to check out the fantastic vintage hats for Men & Women that I just put out at Lulu's Vintage Store, 916 West Burnside in Portland, Oregon.

July 14, 2012

Lulu's Vintage Coverage of The July 2012 Antique & Collectible Show in Portland, Oregon

Yesterday I attended the Early Buying day at The Palmer, Wirfs & Associates July Antique & Collectible Show at the Portland Expo Center (2060 North Marine Drive) and took lots of photos of the wonderful merchandise for sale as well as some of the stylish show attendees.

The show runs Saturday 9:00-6:00 and Sunday 10:00-5:00. Regular Admission is $7- Drop by Lulu’s Vintage (916 West Burnside Street) and pick up a postcard that will give you $2- off admission for Sunday.

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I was talking with these two ladies as the mom was helping her daughter with her blouse...

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In the vintage clothing scene at the Expo there is a feeding frenzy when the Show opens and new items are revealed...

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This lady had just bought this fantastic orange and black felt hat at the show...

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I like this man's Beatles inspired shirt...

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A slide for a Magic Lantern at the Ormolulu booth, where the projector and a few slides are for sale...

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March 03, 2012

Palmer Wirfs & Associates Portland Antique & Collectible Expo Show, March 2012

The Palmer, Wirfs & Associates Portland Expo Center Antique & Collectible Show is happening this weekend! The show is open Saturday, March 3rd from 9:00-6:00 and Sunday, March 4th from 10:00-5:00. Admission is $7- The show takes place at the Portland Expo Center (4001 N.E. Halsey) You can reach the Expo Center by Yellow Line MAX.

I visited yesterday (Early Buying day) and took lots of photos of the show...














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July 08, 2010

Lulu's Vintage at The July 2010 Portland Antique Expo Show

The Palmer/Wirfs Antique & Collectible Show is happening this weekend at the Portland Expo Center! There are more than 1,400 booths located inside and outside selling every sort of antique and vintage item imaginable. There are several fun displays that you can peruse at the show: Teardrop Trailers; telephones; and vintage leather.

Regular Admission is Saturday the 10th 9-6 and Sunday the 11th 10-5. Regular Admission is $7- Early Admission is Friday the 9th from 8-6 outside and 9-6 inside. Early Admission is $30- and is good for all three days. The Yellow Line MAX runs out to the Expo Center.

Lulu's Vintage will be set up in Hall E Booth F-34,35. I have added hundreds of new vintage items to my stock including: Men's and Women's clothing and accessories, fabric and sewing patterns. I will also have a bargain area featuring items that are $20- and under. If there is a particular type of item that you are looking for, please email me at: lulusvintage (at) yahoo.com

June 07, 2010

Photo Review of The Farm Chicks Antiques Show 2010

As usual The Farm Chicks Antiques Show was a visual extravaganza which I delighted in taking photos of...



































These two ladies, Missy Allison and Shawna June Lee, looked super cute standing in their Camp Round-Up booth.
































If I could have bought anything I wanted it would have been the light up vanity set with cosmetics, the Carnation milk truck or the salesman sample Samsonite suitcase.

Some of the booths that I visited and took photos of are: Jennifer Osner, Forget-Me-Not, Poor Pitiful Pam, Lucy Janes, Wanderlux, Ormolulu, Carousel, Antiquarian, Maison Douce, Country Nesters, Orange Crush Exports, Fun Junk, The Original Blue Canoe, This Old House Old & New, The Shops at Station 8, Unexpected Necessities, Camp Round-Up, and Rose~Marie.

2009 Farm Chicks photos, 2009 Spokane photos, 2009 Davenport Hotel photos, 2008 Farm Chicks photos, and 2008 Spokane & Yakima photos

March 11, 2010

First Annual Portland Easter Hat Parade

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For the past two years I have gotten together with my friends and we have dressed up in fanciful hats and then gone out and had champagne and dessert together.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

This year I am excited to announce that I am opening the event up to the public. Whether your favorite hat* is vintage, handmade, locally produced, or store bought, place it on your head, get gussied up in your favorite clothing ensemble and head on down to Pioneer Courthouse Square. We'll mingle a short while at the Square before we begin our Easter Hat Parade** down the sidewalks of S.W. Broadway and then up W. Burnside to Elephants Delicatessen on N.W. 22nd where you can purchase desserts and refreshments. *No baseball hats please **If you are unable to walk all the way from Pioneer Courthouse Square to Elephants you are welcome to join us at Elephants. We will probably arrive there around 2:00 or so.

When & Where:

Saturday, April 3rd at 1:00 p.m. at Pioneer Courthouse Square, followed by parading through Portland on our way up to Elephants Delicatessen located at 115 N.W. 22nd Ave.

March 09, 2010

Photos From The March 2010 Portland Expo

The Portland Antique Expo show was last weekend, and I had a great time as usual. While in my booth I took photos of some of the stylish vintage lovers who stopped by...

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March 03, 2010

Lulu's Vintage at the March 2010 Portland Antique Expo


Lulu's Vintage will be set up at the March 2010 Portland Antique Expo this weekend.

I have lots of new vintage items that I just acquired over the past couple of months that are not posted on my store site that I will be selling for the first time at this show!

Please come by and check out my booth: Hall E, Booth F 36

There will be 1,026 booths at the Portland Antique Expo selling everything possibly imaginable.

The Portland Expo Center is located off of I-5 exit 306B. The Expo Center is also easily accessible by MAX.

Early Admission is Friday 10-6 for more information click here

Regular Admission is $7- and is good for both Saturday. March 6th  9-6, and Sunday, March 7th 10-5

August 14, 2009

Vintage Clothing Sale/Fundraiser for ALS

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Many of you have heard of RustyZipper.Com It was the first online vintage clothing store that was started in 1995. The store is owned by Rob and Jennifer Chadwick. Rob was diagnosed in September of 2007 with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Rob and his wife Jennifer have worked very hard in their efforts to raise awareness of the disease as well as raise funds to support research of ALS.

This Sunday, August 16th from 11-5 they will be having a huge vintage clothing sale at the Hawthorne Theatre, which is located on the corner of S.E. 39th & Hawthorne Blvd. in Portland, Oregon.

There will be thousands of vintage clothing items from the 1950's through the 1980's for sale including: 

    $3- shirts & shorts
    $5- pants & jackets
    $7- dresses

There will also be beer and wine for sale!

I hope that you will come out for a fun day of vintage shopping, all for a great cause!
For more information about the event, Rob, and ALS please follow this link

July 14, 2009

July 2009 Portland Antique Expo Parade of Vintage Style

I had tons of fun this weekend at the July Portland Antique Expo!
I met lots of nice and stylish people.
Check them out (for more pics from the show click here)...

Cousins, Emily and Olivia, dropped by my booth all three days of the show. Each day they had different cute vintage ensembles on. They were so sweet and looked so cute in their dresses. On the last day of the show they each brought me a bouquet of lavender. What sweethearts...

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Tressie of Funkoma Vintage. It was so great to meet her in person after knowing of her in the online vintage world for so long...

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My husband Chris browsing the rack of Men's clothing...

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Me posing with an Enid Collins purse. The collection of Enid Collins purses that I had in my booth lured so many people in for a closer look (the other smash hit of the show was this orange floral dress- but, unfortunately the size was too small for most women)...

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Anthony Choice had great style and a wonderful singing voice...

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July 10, 2009

Lulu's Vintage at the Portland Antique Expo

This weekend I will be set up selling vintage at The Portland Expo Antique & Collectible Show in Hall E, Booth F-35.
I would love for you to stop by and visit me!

I will have a huge assortment of vintage items for sale including:
Women's Summery blouses, skirts and dresses; shorts, swimsuits and lingerie; as well as great dresses for Summer weddings and parties. Accessories for women will include: purses (wicker, beaded, Enid Collins, Whiting & Davis), hats, shoes, gloves, scarves, jewelry, and sunglasses.

Men's shirts, jackets, shorts, pants, ties and cufflinks. Fun polyester photo shirts, vintage military, Hawaiian shirts and Western shirts.
I will also have a great selection of vintage fabrics, aprons and suitcases.

June 10, 2009

The Farm Chicks Show 2009

This past weekend my husband Chris and I made a quick trip up to Spokane, Washington for The Farm Chicks Show. We arrived on Saturday evening, went out for dinner and then met up with Maggie of DeniseBrain and her husband John for a drink at the bar in the basement of our hotel. I was delighted to meet Maggie, and Chris and I really enjoyed getting to know her and John. Sunday morning we had breakfast and then wandered around near our hotel and took photos of old signs and buildings. We had lunch at a diner located inside of an old train car. I then headed off to The Farm Chicks Show while my husband went off to the museum and the local gardens. I only had about three or four hours to explore The Farm Chicks Show- but, in that time I was able to hit all of the booths, take photos and chat with people.
To see photos that we took of Spokane's vintage neon signs and architecture click here, to check out photos that we took of Spokane's grand Davenport Hotel click here.
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Lou, the cowboy, offered to pose with a bride doll in his wife's booth and I happily took him up on his offer (earlier in the day when Chris and I were out taking photos of Spokane a police officer struck a pose and asked if I wanted to take his photo and I said yes- but, before I could snap one he had wandered off and was talking on his walkie talkie).

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A lovely trio of ladies (the girl on the right gave me an incredibly cute coloring book that she had made)

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This young lady was looking through calling cards. She was wearing a vintage camera around her neck and carrying a pretty vintage purse.

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This young lady was wearing clothing from her friends booth (Effie's Heart) and just looked so cute!

Businesses that are pictured in this post are:

John Bob Cool Junk, The Old Trunk Antiques, Orange Crush Exports, Mimis*Vintage*Goods, Uptown Antiques & Espresso, Gossamer Designs, Fun Junk, Kitsch Bitsch Productions, Julie Button's, Foxglove Antiques, Bella Shabby, Candywinkel, Finders Keepers, Effie's Heart

June 05, 2009

The Farm Chicks Antique Show is This Weekend

The Farm Chicks Antique Show is this Saturday, June 6th 10-6 and Sunday, June 7 10-4 at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center (404 N. Havana St.) in Spokane Valley, Washington. *The photo above is one I took at last year's show, click here to check out more photos from last year's show, and click here to check out photos that I took of Spokane.

March 09, 2009

Vintage Style at the March 2009 Portland Antique Expo Show

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This girl collected vintage Enid Collins style purses. She saw the owl purse in my booth and told me she had to think about it, and right at closing time she came back to buy it.

March 06, 2009

Lulu's Vintage at March's Portland Expo Antique & Collectible Show

This weekend I am participating in my first Portland Antique Expo Show
I would love for you to stop by and visit me at the Lulu's Vintage booth!
I will be selling vintage men's and women's clothing; women's hats, purses, shoes, jewelry, vanity items; fabric and sewing items; as well as some houseware items.
Early admission is 10-6 on Friday the 6th ($30-)
Regular admission is Saturday the 7th 9-6 and Sunday the 8th 10-5 ($7- good for both days)
The Lulu's Vintage booth is located in Hall "E" #C21
I hope to see you there!

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How could I resist taking a photo of this little cutie...Erin, the wee little lass in her St. Paddy's Day garb...

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Me modeling a pair of sunglasses that I feel in love with over at my neighbors booth...

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Some dazzling purses that also caught my eye at my neighbors booth...

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November 15, 2008

Miami Vintage Clothing & Accessories Show

The Miami Vintage Clothing & Accessories Show is this weekend.
The show takes place at The Woman's Club of Coconut Grove which is located at 2985 South Bayshore Drive.
Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 11-6 and admission is $5-

June 10, 2008

Farm Chicks Antique Show Wrap-Up

    On Wednesday of last week I was visiting the blog Magpie Ethel where the author Laurie mentioned The Farm Chicks Antique Show, I had never heard of it before so I headed over to The Farm Chicks website, read about it, and checked out photos of the vendors. By Thursday morning I was convinced that I had to go! Usually, I am not one to get incredibly strong urges- but, something about the beauty, fun and relaxed atmosphere of the show was beaconing me North. I contemplated various different ways to get up there...taking the train (which would have arrived at midnight), asking friends if they wanted to caravan up there, or seeing if my husband was willing to drive us up. I mentioned it to my husband when I talked to him at lunchtime and he told me he had to think about it. So, I waited until he got home for his answer, which happily turned out to be yes, he would drive up there!
    We arrived in Spokane on Saturday after about a six hour drive and my husband dropped me off at the fairgrounds where The Farm Chicks Antique Show was taking place. I immediately went into the silo part of the pavilion
to meet Tisha Leung and Monica Willis, a pair of editors from Country Living magazine and also ended up meeting Serena, one of The Farm Chicks, as well. They were all very nice ladies! After that I began my journey through the show. I was impressed by the quality of the displays at the booths and also by the incredibly reasonable prices (most booths had vintage and antique merchandise that was marked a third to half of what it would be on-line or in Portland). I met and talked with lots of nice dealers and shoppers. My husband picked me up from the show at closing time. We then drove around to various locales in Spokane which featured vintage signs, architecture and road side attractions.
    On Sunday morning we went to Spokane's Riverfront Park, which is where the 1974 World's Fair took place, and visited the huge Radio Flyer Wagon slide. Afterwards we had breakfast at Knight's Diner which is located inside of an old Pullman railroad car. Then we headed back over to the fairgrounds where my husband dropped me off at The Farm Chicks Antique Show, and I finished wandering around to all of the beautiful booths. As I wrapped up my wandering about, the last booth that I visited was that of EllynAnne Geisel, the wonderful author of The Apron Book: Making, Wearing and Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfort.

    *Coming soon- a book give away featuring some of EllynAnne's books*
    **In August look for The Style Council Interview with Farm Chick co-founder Serena**

    Posted below are photos that I took at the show. Head over to my other blog Shop Vintage Portland to check out quirky photos that I took around Spokane and Yakima.

A beautiful display at John Bob Cool Junk booth.

John Bob Cool Junk booth had a great selection of vintage barkcloth at prices that were about a quarter to half of what you would pay online.
He has a space at South Tacoma Antiques & Collectibles.

Unexpected Necessities, a name of a booth, that I feel perfectly sums up what you find when you are shopping at fabulous shows like Farm Chicks!

Kitschy Kitschy Coo was a booth filled with incredibly cute vintage baby items.

Fun Junk had lots of great stuff, such as aprons for only $5- a piece!
Fun Junk has a store that's located at 3644 Mud Bay Road in Tacoma.

Great vintage jewelry at Susan Wheeler Pink Lemonade.

"Bridle rosette necklaces" made out of horses bridle decorations at Susan Wheeler Pink Lemonade.

Cute cat purse made out of vintage wall hanging at The Cat's Pajamas.

Restart Jewelry's lovely pendant necklaces made out of recycled aluminum cans.
Check out her designs at Restartjewelry.com

Vintage flour sack purses and bags at Heart Rocks Home.
You can purchase her designs at HeartRocks on Etsy.

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Me and EllynAnne Geisel, the author of The Apron Book!

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May 09, 2008

The Santa Monica Vintage Fashion Expo is This Weekend May 10th & 11th

The Vintage Fashion Expo is this Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th in Santa Monica at the Civic Auditorium at Pico & Main
Regular Buying Hours are 10:30-6:00 Saturday and 11:00-5:00 Sunday (Admission $10-)
Early Buying Hours are 9:00-10:30 on Saturday (Admission $20-)

April 25, 2008

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is This Friday & Saturday

The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is happening today from 1-8 and tomorrow from 11-6
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
Admission is $20-

February 07, 2008

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show

The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is taking place tomorrow Friday, February 8th from 1-8 and Saturday, February 9th from 11-6 at the Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th Street. Admission is $20- (if you join their VIP Invite List you will receive $5- off admission). Eighty vintage clothing and textile dealers will be selling their wares at the show

February 01, 2008

Santa Monica Vintage Fashion Expo


    The Vintage Fashion Expo is taking place this weekend Saturday, February 2nd and Sunday, February 3rd in Santa Monica at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
    This is the 20th year of the Vintage Fashion Expos and they have just recently relaunched a beautiful new website with info about the Santa Monica and San Francisco shows.
    The expos feature 75-100 dealers selling vintage clothing and accessories from the Victorian era through the 1970's.
    The show hours are: Regular buying- Saturday 10:30-6, Sunday 11-5; Early buying- Saturday 9-10:30
    Admission is: $10- for Regular buying hours (there is a $2- off Regular admission coupon on their website) and $20- for Early buying hours

October 26, 2007

The Portland Expo Antique & Collectible Show

    This weekend October 27th & 28th is The Portland Expo Antique & Collectible Show
    This show never disappoints- it has something for every type of collector and collection.
    Hours are Saturday 9a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Admission is $7- and your ticket is good for both days.

May 11, 2007

Santa Monica Vintage Fashion Expo May 12th & 13th

    This weekend is the Vintage Fashion Expo in Santa Monica which is being held at the Civic Auditorium located at Pico & Main.
    Early buying hours are from 9:00- 10:30 a.m. on Saturday May 12th.
    Regular buying hours are from 10:30- 6:00 on Saturday May 12th and 11:00- 5:00 on Sunday May 13th.
    Admission is $20- for early buying hours and $10- for regular buying hours.
    If you go their website you can print out a coupon for $2- off regular admission.

April 20, 2007

Marche de la Mode Vintage- Lyon

    This Saturday April 21st marks the 6th annual Vintage Fashion Market in Lyon, France.
    The event is organized by students from the Fashion University of Lyon and the Vintage Market on Saturday marks the close of their Fashion Week.
    Admission to the event is free!
    Check out their fun pictures section for photos of previous editions of the market.

The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show Is This Weekend

    The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is happening today Friday April 20th from 1:00-8:00 and tomorrow Saturday April 21st from 11:00-6:00.
    There will be 80 vintage clothing and textile dealers at the Metropolitan Pavillion (125 West 18th Street).
    You can receive $5- off admission if you go to their website

March 16, 2007

San Francisco Vintage Fashion Expo- March 17th & 18th

The Vintage Fashion Expo is occurring this weekend in San Francisco Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th.
The Expo is taking place at the Nob Hill Masonic Center- 1111 California Street
Hours are: Saturday 10:30-6:00 and Sunday 11:00-5:00 with early buying hours from 9:00-10:30 on Saturday
Admission is $10- for regular shopping hours and $20- for early buying hours

March 15, 2007

The Piers Antiques Show- March 17th & 18th

The Piers Antiques Show is happening this weekend.
Saturday March 17th 9-6 and Sunday March 18th 10-5
There will be a total of 500 exhibitors.
Don't forget to check out the vintage clothing dealers along "Fashion Alley".
The show is located at Pier 94, 12th Ave. at 55th St. New York, New York.
Admission is $15-

March 13, 2007

FIT Exhibit: Lilly Dache: Glamour at the Drop of a Hat


    "Lilly Dache: Glamour at the Drop of a Hat" is opening today, March 13th and continuing through April 21st at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
    The exhibit features Lilly Dache hats as well as rare Dache garments, sketches and photographs.
    The Museum at FIT is open Tuesday-Friday noon to 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Admission is FREE!
    The museum is located at the corner of Seventh Avenue at 27th Street.
    Please refer to their website for more information about Lilly Dache and the exhibit as well as more about the Museum at FIT and the world renowned programs offered at FIT.


March 02, 2007

Portland Expo Is This Weekend!

Portland Expo is this weekend!
Saturday March 3rd 9-6 and Sunday March 4th 10-5
Admission is $7- and is good for both days of the show.
There will be 1,350 booths filled with every sort of antique and collectible imaginable.

February 01, 2007

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show

The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is being held this weekend in New York at the Metropolitan Pavillion.
Hours are: Friday the 2nd 1:00-8:00 and Saturday the 3rd 11:00- 6:00.
Admission is $20- If you join their VIP Invite List you can receive $5- off the admission price as well as get a chance to win a $250- gift certificate to their next show.
You can buy from exhibitors such as: Cat's Pajamas, Fashion Dig, Katy Kane, Vintage-Hollywood and What Goes Around Comes Around

Santa Monica Vintage Fashion Expo

The Vintage Fashion Expo is being held this weekend in Santa Monica at the Civic Auditorium.
Doors open for early buying on Saturday the 3rd from 9:00-10:30 and are open for regular hours Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th from 10:30-6:00.   
Tickets for early buying are $20-, regular admission is $10- If you click here you can receive $2- off regular admission 
You can buy from dealers such as: 1860-1960, Allyn Scura Eyewear and Paper Bag Princess

November 15, 2006

*The Pier Antiques Show*


    The Pier Antiques Show is this weekend, November 18 & 19 and next weekend, November 25 & 26 at the Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94, 12th Ave. @ 55th St. in New York City.
    At the show you will find Americana, Decorative Arts, Fashion, Furniture, Jewelry, etc...
    The show hours are Saturday 9 am-6 pm and Sunday 10 am-5 pm.
    Tickets are $15- at the door, or $12- if purchased in advance. All tickets include a 6 month subscription to Country Living Magazine!

October 26, 2006

A Great Place To Find A Vintage Halloween Costume!

    This weekend is the Palmer Wirfs Antique & Collectible Show at The Portland Expo Center.
    The Antique & Collectible Show is a great place to shop for Halloween! Who knows, you might come across old vintage Halloween costume sets for the kids or you can whip together your own costume out of all the wonderful vintage clothing that is for sale at the show!
    The show is this Saturday, October 28 9:00- 6:00 and Sunday, October 29 10:00- 5:00. Admission is $7- and is good for both days of the show.

*Upcoming Miami Vintage Clothing Show*

    The first annual Miami Vintage Clothing Show is being held on Saturday November 4th and Sunday November 5th from 11:00-6:00 at the Woman's Club of Coconut Grove. The entry fee is a mere $5-
    There is going to be a charity preview opening party on Friday November 3rd from 7:00 p.m.- 9:00p.m. People attending the preview party will get first dibs on merchandise, and will be treated to an evening of entertainment and complimentary food and drink. All the proceeds from the $20- preview party ticket fee will benefit the Woman's Club projects.

October 11, 2006

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show

    This weekend the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Sale is taking place at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street).
    Over 75 dealers will be there including Cat's Pajamas, Circa Vintage, Fashion Dig and Foley & Corinna
    The show hours are: Friday, October 13th 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 14th 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

September 14, 2006

San Francisco Vintage Fashion Expo Is This Weekend!


    The Vintage Fashion Exposition is happening this weekend in San Francisco at the Nob Hill Masonic Center.
    The Expo is open for early buying hours from 9:00-10:30 a.m. on Saturday ($20-)
    Regular buying hours are Saturday the 16th 10:30-6:00 and Sunday the 17th 11:00-5:00 ($10-)
    The Expo features a wide range of antique and vintage fashions from 1850-1980.
    While at the expo you can check out dealers such as: Re-Vamp Vintage, 1860-1960 and Allyn Scura Eyewear.

July 06, 2006

The V&A Sixties Fashion Exhibition


    The V&A museum in London is currently having an exhibition on Sixties Fashion.
    The show runs until February 25, 2007.
    It features fashions from Mary Quant, Biba and other influential 60's designers and stores.
    The print pictured above is a Biba Doll Print. These prints and originals are signed by the artist Joanne Burke. They are sold exclusively through Virtual Vintage.Org
    To learn about the history of Biba and to see a huge privately owned collection of Biba clothing check out Biba Collection.

April 27, 2006

Santa Monica Vintage Fashion Expo

    The Santa Monica Vintage Fashion Expo is this Saturday, April 29th 10:30-6:00 and Sunday, April 30th 11:00-5:00. With early buying from 9:00- 10:30 on Satuday.
    It is being held at the Civic Auditorium. Admission is $10- for regular shopping hours and $20- for early buying hours.
    There are going to be 85 dealers of vintage clothing, accessories and textiles at the show.

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show

    The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is this Friday, April 28th 1:00-8:00 and Saturday, April 29th 11:00-6:00.
    The show is being held at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Admission is $20-
    There are going to be 80 purveyors of high quality vintage clothing and textiles set up at the show.

March 16, 2006

This Weekend! Vintage Fashion Expo

    The Vintage Fashion Expo is this weekend Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th in San Francisco at the Nob Hill Masonic Center.
    There are going to be 75-100 dealers of vintage clothing, accessories, jewelry and textiles at the show.

March 02, 2006

Portland Expo Is This Weekend!


    The Palmer Wirfs Antique & Collectible Show is this weekend at The Portland Expo Center. If you haven't been to one of their shows before I would highly recommend that you go and check it out! There are 1,350 booths of jewelry, clothing, linens, sewing, toys, ephemera, pottery, furniture, vintage posters, mid-century modern, deco...almost anything you can imagine or would want to collect!
    The hours are 9-6 on Saturday March 4th and 10-5 on Sunday March 5th. It's always hard to know which day to go on. If you go on Saturday you get a better selection of items. But, Sunday is good because the dealers often have sales or are up for bargaining.
    It's good to go to the show knowing what sort of items you are interested in looking for. Otherwise the show can be daunting and overwhelming to one's senses. When I go to the show I walk down each aisle scanning every booth as I pass by to see if there is anything of interest to me. It takes me about 2-3 hours to cover the entire show. Whereas my mom stops at every booth and it takes her all day to get through one or two of the buildings.
    Remember to wear comfortable shoes. It is also a good idea to bring a notepad along to jot down notes about items that you saw and that you may want to come back for. A measuring tape is also handy for measuring furniture and to see if clothing will fit you (A lot of dealers will allow you to take clothing to the restroom to try on). And when you get tired and need a pick me up stop by the Wild Sweets Factory and pick up some delicous walnut fudge!

January 27, 2006

Upcoming Vintage Clothing Shows and Expos

    The Vintage Fashion Expo is happening in Santa Monica next weekend. It is being held at the Civic Center on February 4th and 5th. Regular shopping hours are 10:30-6:00 Saturday and 11:00-5:00 Sunday. Early buying hours are 9:00-10:30 Saturday the 4th. The admission prices are: $10- for general , $20- for early. The expo features 85 dealers who sell items from the 1850's - 1980's.
    The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is taking place in New York next weekend as well. It is being held at the Metropolitan Pavilion. The hours are Friday the 3rd 1:00-8:00 and Saturday the 4th 11:00- 6:00. They have over 75 dealers. And if you join their V.I.P. Invite List you can save $5- off the $20- admission price.