Spotlight to shine on vintage fashion at Arizona show

PHOENIX — To be held at the Arizona State Fairgrounds at 1826 West McDowell Road, the January Phoenix Antiques Market, produced by the Arizona Antique Shows, will be offering up opportunities to change your style and go green at the same time by adding some vintage fashion to your wardrobe. The show will host a 30 foot booth of vintage fashion from Patty Redman.

Vintage fashion is all the rage these days; even the Winter Olympics athletes will be sporting vintage clothing from the 1930s this year at the games.

Vintage is easy to incorporate into your existing wardrobe and by adding a few accent pieces you can easily change your style.

Pieces are from 30-70 years old and are investments in their own right. Estate pieces tend to hold their value or even appreciate in value. And if the piece is signed, not only will you make your own fashion statement in one-of-a-kind style, you’ve also just upped your investment.

Buying vintage is a way to acquire well-made, one-of-a-kind design that is filled with history; also, these pieces are often timeless.

What’s in demand right now? Distinctive period pieces, like iconic motifs from the 1970s, Art Deco pieces, and anything gold are similarly in demand at the moment.

At the show you’ll also find Val Norborg’s vintage costume jewelry, Native American jewelry from Jackie and Jody of New York and Bud Gienger of Oregon, Bob Minor’s antiques with early mercantile and advertising or style and grace if you’re into the Deco period.

The Phoenix Antique Market is nationally known as a “Buyers” market, offering wholesale and near wholesale pricing to many shops and other markets in the Western states from New Mexico to Oregon and find this market to offer attractive pricing for even antique shop owners, mall booth owners and serious collectors.

Show dates are Jan. 23-24, 2010. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Sunday. Admission is free for this event.

For more information on this and other Arizona Antiques Shows, call 602-717-7337 or visit


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