Smart vintage shoppers will find bargains at this fashion filled two-day event!
“Wrap yourself in fur and chiffon or slip on velvety cloaks and costume jewelry at the Vintage Fashion Expo returning this weekend to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium,” the Santa Monica Patch says.
The Vintage Fashion Expo comes three times a year to Santa Monica, in February, April and October, and twice to San Francisco. These shows are an integral part of California’s fashion scene and draw celebrities who love vintage, fashion designers who appreciate and utilize vintage, movie costumers and costume designers, and those young and old who appreciate the uniqueness and quality of vintage fashion.
Seventy-five to 100 dealers of vintage clothing, accessories, jewelry and textiles come from across the country and offer (for sale) fashions that cover a span of more than 125 years as diverse as the repressed Victorian era, the Roaring Twenties, the platform-wearing, hip-hugging 1970’s and the more Recent Retro styles sought by today’s fashion conscious teens and twenty-somethings.
And gentlemen, don’t feel left out—this event isn’t just for the ladies. Dealers from across the country will sell suits, shirts, watches and ties.
Date: Saturday, February 2nd and Sunday, February 3rd
Location: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Regular Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday & 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday
Early Buying: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Tickets: $10 for regular hours, $20 for early buying
For More Information: Visit www.vintageexpo.com.
WHERE TO STAY
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