This time last week we were frantically preparing for Friday & Saturdays Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show. Now the dust has settled, we are pleased to say we can look back on an exciting and successful show. It's always an action packed and intense couple of days, with over 90 top quality vintage clothing dealers packed under one roof! When the doors open at 1pm on Friday afternoon, the line of fashion designers, stylists, collectors and fashionistas who have all been waiting outside in their droves descend on New Yorks 'Metropolitan Pavillion'. The hunt is well and truly on to seek out those special one-of-a-kind finds.
For the dealers and organizers, the day starts much earlier though, many traveling from far and wide throughout the night and early hours of the morning to load-in at the crack of dawn. Heavy antique display cases, rack after rack of vintage gowns and designer frocks pass you by, along with a few of last nights revelers. Bins of shoes and a sea of accessories and suitcases are all rolled, heaved and lugged through the delivery bay by our tired but (usually) friendly vintage family, each as eager as the next to start their elaborate set-up, and unveil the treasures they have unearthed over the past weeks and months. Six hours, as many coffees and a lot of stress later, the fun part begins!
Don't worry if you couldn't make the show, most of these goodies are back in the shop this week, so stop by and take a look if you're in the neighborhood. We'd like to thank everyone who came out and made the show a success, especially our loyal Jersey City customers, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We'll do it all over again in October, see you then!