Tuesday 8 April 2014

You're Invited: Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show Sprint '14!


Spring finally seems to be arriving in my little-big-city of Ottawa, which means warm rainy days, mud, and freezing rain...but it also means craft show season, and the start of garage sales and antique shows. I'm so freaking excited to once again kick off the season with a trip to this weekend's Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show!

I've been hitting the Vintage Clothing Show here in Ottawa for the last few rounds; you may remember my rave on the last spring show, and you may remember my hilarious caper at the fall show, too. This year I hope to see you all there, finding treasures for yourself!

The spring show is my favourite, because the vendors--from all over, including Montreal and Toronto and beyond--bring goodies like hippy skirts, peasant blouses, cocktail and wedding dresses, and endless cowboy shirts. It's a great place to pick up some hand-embroidered hankies to hand out as wedding party gifts, or a pair of cufflinks for a special Father's Day gift.

Fashion is cyclical, and best of all, the last 15 years or so have seen us embrace almost every era. If you're looking for something that Molly Ringwald would wear in a John Hughes film, you'll find it here. Likewise something Mad Men-worthy, hippy-esque, or even Great Gatsby. What's great about these pieces is that they have a story behind them. They're not just reproductions from a magical time in history--they were there.

Oh, and also great to know: the show is known for providing great choices for people of all sizes (a rarity in vintage clothing sometimes).

Come on down to the show, find something special, and take a walk through the decades. Instagram fanatics, have your camera phones at the ready.

Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show
Sunday April 13 2014
Ottawa Convention Centre, 55 Colonel By (attached to the Rideau Centre)
Tickets: $10 at the door, ticket sales starting at 9:30am

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